St. Helens Country Cottages in Clare South Australia
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Hosts: Russell & Carol Topperwien

Guestrooms: 4

Address: St. Helens Country House, Lot 103, Warenda Road, Clare, South Australia

Telephone: + 61 8 8842 1595,
Cell: 0408 829 240,
Cell: 0407 989 430

Fax: + 61 8842 2595

Activities/Attractions: Clare is a pretty country town at the centre of one of South Australia's premier wine regions, offering fine dining, panoramic views and secluded accommodation. Just north of the town is one of South Australia's finest country racecourses, along with a cluster of wineries: Mt Surmon, Cardinham and Phoenix Estate.

Wineries in and around Clare include the much-lauded Tim Adams and Knappstein (in the old Enterprise Brewery). Clare is also at the northern end of the Riesling Trail. Bike hire is available from Riesling Trail Bike Hire located directly on the Riesling Trail.

If there's one word that people use to describe the Clare Valley, it's "authentic." Whether you're walking through our intimate villages, cycling along a track that passes through the farmlands, or exploring the country roads and bushland, you can't help but fall for the region's natural charms.

One thing that you'll notice about this rural community is that there always seems to be a festival atmosphere, just like you've stepped straight into harvest season. When you sample the local produce at a farmhouse tasting room, you may find yourself talking to the person whose name is on the label.

And when you try a Riesling at one of the region's award-winning wineries, you might just find yourself chatting to the winemaker, and hearing first hand about the meticulous craft that went into making it. If you're after a real taste of the country, this is the place to visit.

"This is sensational! What a great break from a long couple of days. If this is EVER for sale, please let us know."

"The arvo on the back verandah in the sun with a wine and some cheese did it for us, great times."

"It doesn’t get much better than this, unless you could live here permanently."

"The cottage is lovely. I am envious and want to live here forever. Loved the whole valley."

"Just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of my wife and myself for your hospitality during our stay in Clare. We had a wonderful time and really appreciated all of the 'little touches' that made staying at the cottage so good. We were sorry not to have been able to catch you on Saturday morning when we checked out to tell you in person. We will be definitely passing on our recommendations to others. "

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"A lovely cottage and surroundings. A great place to relax and close enough to everything to see the sights. Loved the hammock and watching the sun set behind the hill."

General Information: Welcome to St. Helens Country Cottages in the famous and picturesque Clare Valley wine region of South Australia ... offering a range of hosted and non-hosted bed and breakfast accommodation in either a well presented guest suite or 3 beautifully appointed cottages where you can relax and enjoy the Clare Valley's unique and pleasant scenery.

Food lovers and wine connoisseurs take note! Close to all major wineries and restaurants. We offer all home comforts in our cottages. Our three cottages, together with our Guest Suite, are only a few minutes walk to the renowned first class The Artisan's Table restaurant which is open 7 days a week serving fresh seafood and other meals.

  • Three luxuriously appointed cottages are right on the famous Riesling Trail which extends 27 km from Clare to Auburn and is a great way to see the many attractions that the Clare Valley has to offer
  • As an alternative, St Helens Country House offers an up-market and luxurious guest suite with your own magnificent bathroom and private entrance to the front verandah, huge 2 person spa and beautiful antiques and 4 poster QS bed. Tea and coffee making facilities are included as well as a TV/DVD and fridge
  • We have a BBQ in our gazebo with stunning views through the trees for those who would rather enjoy the fresh country air
  • All guests have private access to the Riesling Trail - so if you are seeking to explore and enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the Clare Valley, come and stay at St Helens
  • St Helens is Doggy Friendly, subject to prior negotiation

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).


Rates include provisions for a cooked breakfast each morning, complimentary bottle of Clare Valley wine, chocolates and port, bathrobes and toiletries.

"What a wonderful time. Planned to stay 2 days, stayed 6 days. There is nothing more to say."

"I just wanted to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed staying in your delightful cottage in Penwortham over the weekend. It is beautifully appointed, very comfortable and with a lovely garden and outlook over the vineyards. It was an ideal place from which to explore the lovely Clare Valley region. I’m sure we will return."

"St Helens Cottage – full of character, charm and warmth. The best we have encountered. Thanks for the experience."

"Arriving on a pushbike in cold wind and rain. Your place couldn’t  have been more homely and welcoming."