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Blacksmith's Cottage - a timeless escape

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1 bedroom, bed sheets

Overview of Blacksmith's Cottage - a timeless escape

Entire home

Blacksmith's Cottage - a timeless escape


5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Second Valley, SA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSprings Road Forest Reserve19 min drive
  • Popular LocationCongeratinga Forest Reserve20 min drive
  • Popular LocationKalumunda Forest Reserve29 min drive
  • AirportPenneshaw, SA (PEA)77 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Blacksmith's Cottage - a timeless escape

Adults-only cottage in Second Valley
Built in 1868, Blacksmith’s Cottage combines the charm of a simple stone cottage with the ease of modern comforts. The polished hardwood floors, slate flagstones, solid timber ceilings and antique claw foot bath create a historical feel, while the wood fire, ducted heating and cooling, and modern appliances ensure your stay will be comfortable.

Spend your time relaxing in the sunshine on the verandah, curled up by the woodfire, or pottering around the gorgeous cottage gardens. Alternatively, use Blacksmith’s Cottage as a base to easily explore all that the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer: spectacular scenery and beaches; decadent food and wine; unique galleries and markets, as well as excellent bushwalking, fishing and diving adventures.

Set in a quiet cul de sac only a few minutes’ drive from one of South Australia’s best beaches, this location ensures privacy and tranquillity even at the height of the tourist season.

At Blacksmith’s Cottage, bedlinens and towels are provided, along with tea, coffee, milk and a few basic pantry items. Bring your own food to prepare in the well-equipped kitchen; dine out in nearby Yankalilla or Normanville; or try the magnificent offerings at the award-winning Leonards Mill restaurant just across the road.

Blacksmith’s Cottage makes the perfect romantic escape, so book today for your next special occasion, or just an indulgent weekend away. Ask about our special “indulgence packages” to add some local flavours (cheese, chocolate &/or sparkling wine) to your stay.

Please note: due to a steep-sided unfenced creek running through the grounds, we do not recommend this property for children or pets.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bethany Badger
Speaks English

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Blacksmith's Cottage Romantic Escape Second Valley
Blacksmith's Romantic Escape Second Valley
Blacksmith's Romantic Escape
Blacksmith's Timeless Escape Second Valley
Blacksmith's Timeless Escape
Blacksmith's A Timeless Escape
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Blacksmith's Cottage - a Timeless Escape Second Valley
Blacksmith's Cottage - a Timeless Escape Cottage Second Valley

About this area

Second Valley

This cottage is located in Second Valley. Lady Bay Vineyard and Kangaroo Island Sealink are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Springs Road Forest Reserve and Talisker Conservation Park. Discover the area's water adventures with snorkelling, surfing/boogie boarding and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Lady Bay Vineyard - 7 min drive
  • Springs Road Forest Reserve - 19 min drive
  • Congeratinga Forest Reserve - 20 min drive
  • Waitpinga Conservation Park - 20 min drive
  • Kalumunda Forest Reserve - 29 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 57 out of 60 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 60 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 60 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 60 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 60 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Just travelling around
If you want somewhere lively, modern,with shiny appliances etc then go further afield. If you want something quiet, historical, clean, tidy and very comfortable - then stay here. Lovely area.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Anniversary Getaway
Lovely property. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Close to stunning coastal scenery. Everything you need to relax and escape the world. Highly recommend !

5/5 Excellent

Blacksmith Cottage
My first ever time staying in a BNB solo. A wonderful, peaceful and serene location. Didn’t want to leave but will go back in the warmer months to enjoy the outdoor garden. And the complimentary extras like homemade choc chip cookies and bath bombs were a nice touch.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay , nice personal touches
As above

5/5 Excellent

Loved it and will return soon.