Stanley Grammar Country House Clare Valley Australia
Oozing old-world charm, comfort and elegance, this historic 1863 grammar school offers luxury boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of the Clare Valley wine region South Australia. Perfect for a romantic weekend, getaway, a special occasion escape or for overseas visitors wanting to visit this special part of Australia. Beautifully restored, antique and contemporary furnishings, log fire, library, billiard room . … Undoubtedly, an elegant country house, offering warm hospitality.
Experience the grandeur of a 150 year historic old grammar school
in the heart of the Clare Valley. There’s nothing else in the valley
quite like Stanley Grammar Country House, a truly magnificent Georgian
country mansion, offering relaxed luxury accommodation, overlooking
vineyards, rolling lawn gardens; and close to wineries, restaurants,
shopping and historic towns.
The suites are beautifully decorated with a choice of French provincial, Oriental and contemporary themes. One particular huge classroom is grand, and used as the formal dining and lounge room “with spit balls over 100 years old" on the ceiling. There’s a billiard room, a gentleman’s library, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ and garden areas. All rooms are filled with paintings, antiques, books, magazines and eclectic pieces which adds so much character.
The accommodation suits those wanting to totally relax and unwind in a peaceful and quiet setting. Each suite offers privacy with a lot of space. The old school is warm, homely and inviting. We offer a very relaxed casual atmosphere; and breakfast is when you want it. No schedules. You’ll be most impressed with our generous gourmet selection to feast on.
Our guests keep returning and the word of mouth just grows, and there's no doubt you'll want to stay longer. So welcome and be prepared to be totally spoilt in an historic icon where many distinguished students were educated. The school was established 1857. Watervale is 118 kms north west of Adelaide, with a 90 minute drive.
Denise and Frank Kuss
FacilitiesStanley Grammar offers a high standard of accommodation to provide comfortable surroundings to make your stay enjoyable. You also have the choice of a various lounge areas and kitchen facility.
- 4 suites with private bathroom ensuites and TV
- Gourmet breakfast provisions, generous gourmet baskets, port and sweet treats
- Dressing gowns and hairdryer
- Billiard room
- Formal lounge and dining room with CD’s and CD player
- Library with well over a 2000 books and magazines, TV, CD player
- Guest kitchen
- Wood fire
- In house shop selling jewellery and accessories
- Car park
- Everything is squeaky clean
- Quality crisp linen and towels
- Heating and cooling
- Wide verandas and garden areas
- Chef and waitress by request for special occasions
The suite is beautifully decorated with antique French provincial furniture, queen size bed, ensuite bathroom and lounge room. There’s certainly a romantic and soft feeling of being lost in time, surrounded by elegant touches. French doors also lead on to the veranda from both the lounge and bedroom offering a comfortable place to sit and relax outside your rooms.
The suite is beautifully decorated in an Oriental theme with a king size bed and private ensuite. The room is generous in size with the most luxurious scarlet red curtains and oriental furnishings. This is a serene room offering a contemporary feel.
|The Alice Suite
This suite is a very simple contemporary room offering a very relaxed ambience. The room is generous in size with a queen size bed and a private ensuite bathroom. You’ll feel very comfy.
|The Deluxe Suite
A very romantic suite that couples love to be in, especially brides. The room size is enormous with 13 foot ceilings, king size bed and a private ensuite that over looks vineyards, together with French ornate furnishings that bring a feeling of luxury living in a romantic setting. Many guests give this room their own name as it’s so special – some call it The Royal Suite, The Bridal Suite, The Presidential Suite, The Princess Suite, just to name a few.