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29 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021

The Old Chaff Mill Organic Vineyard Retreat

Nestled into the Sellicks foothills as they meet the ocean, amongst our organic/biodynamic Shiraz vineyard and almond grove, and just minutes from some of South Australia’s most spectacular beaches, the Old Chaff Mill Retreat dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when it provided grains and chaff to bullock teams as they hauled their mighty loads across the picturesque countryside. Gutted by fire a century ago, the building is now reborn as a unique luxury accommodation experience, with a spectacular architecturally-designed fitout celebrating its rich past. The Chaff Mill features two fully private, self-contained, double-storey 5-star luxury suites: “The Granary” and “The Millery”, seperated by lockable, soundproof double fire doors which can also be opened up if you book both suites to give you the run of the building. Relax into your designer Italian armchairs with a complimentary nibble plate of farm produce and bottle of estate-grown biodynamic shiraz. Tumble into your king sized bed for a night of peaceful sleep in country silence, then enjoy a sumptuous breakfast (ingredients provided) the next morning. With over 80 of Australia’s finest cellar doors within 20 minutes' drive, bike riding trails galore, joy flights, whale watching and fine dining right at your doorstep, you’ll wish you never had to leave.

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BABYMOONS: Enquire about our special packages, which include pregnancy-friendly catering, alcohol-free wine, recommendations for photographers, and special pregnancy pamper-packages in our on-site day spa, Hidden Beauty.

General Information

Check In : 3pm to 12am
Check Out : 10 am
Reception Hours : 8am to 10pm
After Hours : Call any time
Car Parking : Free parking available
Getting There :Please be aware South Australian vineyards are phylloxera-free. Phylloxera is a tiny insect that destroys vines from the roots up, and with no known treatment, is responsible for destroying some of Europe’s great vineyards. If you are arriving from interstate, especially from NSW or Victoria, please make sure your car tyres and shoes have been throughly cleaned, and avoid wandering around the vineyard unaccompanied. We would be more than happy to give you a tour if you like.

The Granary

Featuring a Juliette balcony as well as upstairs bathroom with double rain-head showers and soaking bath for two, with views to die for over rolling vineyards clear to the Willunga ranges. Along with mortar inscriptions going back 150 years, this 90m2 luxury suite has a beautiful glass cutout in the kitchen floor, revealing secret items unearthed during the building’s recent restoration. Originally where grains were sorted and bagged, “the Granary” also has an utterly unique chaff chute adorned with century-old graffiti- now the pantry door in the fully-appointed kitchen. The king bed in this suite can also be separated into two king singles. Video: https://youtu.be/3ZNvdcKsgAY
Maximum Sleep: 2
Room Facilities:
  • Balcony
  • Free Parking Space
  • Housekeeping - Weekly
  • In-room Breakfast
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable for Children
  • Opening windows
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Clothes Line/Airer
  • Ironing equipment
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • BBQ facilities
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linen / Bedspread Provided
  • Luggage Storage
  • Room Slippers
  • Internet Access - Broadband
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Bathrobes
  • Separate Shower & Bath
  • Shower
  • Toilet Amenities
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Electric Blankets
  • Reverse Air conditioning & Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen - Self Catering
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • TV - LCD/LED/Plasma

The Millery

Originally where grain was processed into small stalks (chaff), this 120m2 luxury suite features a spectacular repurposed winnower, originally used to sort grain from chaff, but now a 2-metre chandelier. As well as a toasty-warm combustion heater, it has two generous seating areas, and a gorgeous, reconditioned outdoor clawfoot bath, that opens up to a private garden via 200 year old solid teak doors- bathe under the stars! Two extra guests can stay in a comfortable fold-out queen sofa bed, located in the downstairs living area. Video: https://youtu.be/VROiy6_NMVk
Extra Adult Charge: $75
Maximum Sleep: 4
Room Facilities:
  • Courtyard
  • Dining Table & Chairs
  • Free Parking Space
  • Housekeeping - Weekly
  • In-room Breakfast
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Opening windows
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Clothes Line/Airer
  • Ironing equipment
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • BBQ facilities
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linen / Bedspread Provided
  • Luggage Storage
  • Rollaway Beds Available
  • Room Slippers
  • Internet Access - Broadband
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Bathrobes
  • Separate Shower & Bath
  • Shower
  • Toilet Amenities
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Electric Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Reverse Air conditioning & Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen - Self Catering
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Toaster
  • Radio
  • TV - LCD/LED/Plasma

Addons

Image Name Cost
Babymoon Day Spa Delux Pregnancy Pamper Package Special delux pregnancy pamper treatment in our on-site day spa, Hidden Beauty. Go to the Hidden Beauty website for details: https://hiddenbeautysellicks.jimdofree.com/ 205
Full English Breakfast For Two (per Day) Fresh, organic free-range farm eggs from our own chooks, delicious local smoked bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and croissants. 25
Standard Cleaning Fee Charged once per stay 100

Facilities

General Facilities

  • Non-Smoking Rooms Only
  • Not Suitable for Children
  • Free Breakfast
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Parking
  • Parking - Off Street
  • Internet Access - Broadband
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Connecting Rooms

Additional Facilities

Check out our onsite beauty and massage salon: Hidden Beauty (https://hiddenbeautysellicks.jimdofree.com/). Housed in the property’s former dairy, it offers a range of relaxing treatments at very reasonable prices.

Terms and Conditions

Booking Policy

Bookings available via the website, or direct

Deposit Policy

Full payment required to confirm your booking

Cancellation Policy

Refund for cancellations greater than 14 days before arrival, less a $50 administration fee.
Refund up until checkin in the event of COVID-related travel restrictions, less any applicable merchant fees.

No Show Policy

No refunds in case of no show

Child Policy

Please note the building is not child-friendly

Check-in Policy

Please let us know when you will be arriving so we can be on hand to greet you.
371 Plains Rd Sellicks Hill South Australia 5174 Australia