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Charming little 1870s colonial stone cottage accommodation for adults in Penola in the Coonawarra wine region. 

Private garden, two person spa, open fire and situated just a leisurely 5 minute stroll from Penola town centre.

Sarah’s Cottage is a relaxing and romantic retreat, ideal for together time and special occasions.    

 Your accommodation includes the entire cottage and garden, complimentary wifi, secure on-site car parking, contactless arrival, peace and quiet and all that the good life of the Coonawarra has to offer



Relax on the chesterfield sofa with a delicious bottle of Coonawarra wine.

Enjoy our large screen smart TV with free to air channels, complimentary movies and programs.

A selection of Australian DVDs and CDs is also on offer.

During the colder months, snuggle up by the open fire with your favourite person, a good book or your fur kid at your feet. 



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Play cards, watch movies, read, draw, listen to music.

Wonder about the historic and hand made items in the cottage and how people lived during the past 150 years.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Port or two by the fire.





Create something special in the kitchen or on the BBQ.

The cottage kitchen is perfect for self-catering and includes convection oven/microwave, induction hot plates, dishwasher and small electrical appliances, cookware, crockery, cutlery and a selection of glassware to enjoy your local wine purchases. 



Cooking and dining


We offer a selection of premium teas, sugar, coffee machine and pods and granulated coffee, oil and salt and pepper for your convenience. 

Our tap water is charcoal filtered. 




Enjoy our local cafes, restaurants, hotels and wineries or dine in our country kitchen or al fresco on the front or back garden porches.



The queen-sized bed is luxurious with plump pillows, crisp linen, electric blankets and a cosy doona and quilt.

The remote control TV is perfect for lazy mornings and late nights.



Read a book or sketch in the cottage garden.  

Add some fresh 'home grown' herbs to your culinary creations.

Enjoy the cottage blooms in our garden.



Enjoy a warm and inviting spa bath by candle light or a refreshing shower (over spa). 

 Luxuriate in fluffy bath towels, robes and slippers. 

Pamper yourself with Australian made, environmentally and vegan friendly toiletries.

Fur kids


You are welcome to bring your small four-legged canine friend by prior arrangement. Conditions apply.

Things to do while staying at Sarah's Cottage 


Enjoy country air, cycling, picnicking, hiking or star gazing

Visit galleries, historic precincts and interactive museums

Explore beaches, World Heritage listed caves, volcanoes, and sink holes, country-side and vineyards

Discover nearby towns and quirky shops

Indulge in world class wines in the famous Coonawarra

Taste a fine array of regional food in wineries, cafes, hotels and restaurants

Enjoy our many special events:

Coonawarra Vignerons Race Day, Coonawarra After Dark, Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers, Coonawarra Wine Tasting Road Show, Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

Relax reading, playing games or sketching or

Do absolutely nothing at all - simply relax and reconnect


Perfect place to stay

Angus May 2022

Sarah's cottage was the perfect place to stay to explore the Coonawarra. The cottage is super cosy, with a very comfy bed, an amazing fire place in the living room, and the kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed and more. The cottage was generously stocked with firewood and port, all little touches that really made the stay. The building was quiet with no real neighbors, yet still super close to Penola town centre. I would highly recommend you stay here when in Penola!


Exploring the Coonawarra

Hayley December 2022


The photos don’t do this place and the location justice. It’s situated right around the corner from the supermarket and town centre with cafes and cellar doors at your finger tips. Jennifer left thoughtful touches around the cottage and we were sad to leave this little home away from home! Highly recommend as a base for exploring the Coonawarra and coast.

History notes and antique pieces were such a treat

James, November 2023


We had such a lovely time at Sarah's cottage.  Many thanks. It is so well put together and the little details really make the place special and the history notes and antique pieces were such a treat to discover. 


Gorgeous with all the little extras

Dawn 2021


My husband and I needed a get away and found this amazing place. Not only did it have what we think we needed, it had so much more that we didn’t know we needed. With a gorgeous layout with all the little extras you could ever want we highly recommend if your looking for an all inclusive place.


Wonderful Little Cottage

Saxon, London, UK January 2023


Wonderful little cottage right in the heart of Penola. Perfect for a couple to get away. Would be super cosy in winter.



Delightful historic cottage

Mike May 2022

Delightful historic cottage, beautifully renovated in a great location. Perfect to explore the Coonawarra.



Adorable, pretty little cottage

Susan May 2022

Adorable, pretty little cottage, would stay there again. Everything you could need is in the cottage it’s well presented. My dog Kirra loved the yard Thank you for an amazing stay.






Fantastic place

Peter and Kathy February 2023

A fantastic place to base a visit to the Coonawarra and environs

Sarah's cottage is a relatively new accommodation offering in Penola and should be at the top of your list. Its a beautifully restored 1870's cottage, with plenty of local history, and its just a very short walk to the centre of town and good food at Pipers of Penola and the Royal Oak Hotel.

The cottage has four nicely sized rooms (bedroom with queen bed, lounge room with fire place for winter, kitchen with dining table and huge bathroom with spa bath). The property has a nice garden and front and rear veradahs to find a shady spot to read a book or enjoy a glass of local wine (or both). And while being so close to town, it sits by itself on some parkland. So you have a great sense of privacy and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy. And there are so many options, such as the wonderful wines of the Coonawarra, or a ride on the newly surfaced 19km rail trail, Naracoorte Caves and the amazing fossils, or down to the coast at many locations, or Millicent and their museum or Mount Gambier.

Definitely a great option.

Great short stay

Susan and Apollo August 2022


The property was very well presented, quirky and inviting. It contained everything that we needed. Love the open fire. It’s well situated - quiet but close to the main centre - and we loved our stay.


An amazing space which is welcoming and homely. 

Jennifer November 2022  


The attention to detail in considering guests' needs is impeccable. The selection of wine, port and scotch glasses is impressive. The little touches like placing 2 umbrellas at the back door and ensuring port wine was available for a nightly nip was most appreciated. The linen on the bed and towels makes you feel like your at a 5 star hotel. The cottage is a short walk to most restaurants and the local supermarket and bakery. We were lucky to stay when the garden was in full bloom. We loved staying here. Happy to recommend this place as a well loved and cared for home away from home.


Staying in touch at Sarah's Cottage

Sarah's Cottage has excellent mobile reception and complimentary wifi so you can stay in touch with friends and family.


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