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Grow a cottage legacy with 360-degree views & guest-stay acclaim …

For its view-grabbing, patio clawfoot bath plunge or for the raving press and Airbnb reviews, Lenswood’s up high ‘Ode to the Orchard’ will astound all who cross its flagstone back step for a beautifully transformed 2-bed cottage on 6.71 intoxicating hectares…

What its interstate buyers found in 2017 evolved into a visionary passion project, pursuing a full-on renovation to create a South Australian tourism success story. SA’s most ‘wish-listed’ Airbnb property – one that’s earned a 3-year Airbnb average net earnings of $84K* and over 455 reviews averaging 4.94 stars. It might just once again draw a similar lifestyle buyer.

With upgrades extending beyond its vogue-vintage and rustic-repurposed interiors to the new turf, terracing, gardens and water tanks, fencing, circular driveway, and secure high-clearance shedding bound by lush apple orchards – this stunning, ultra-private acreage has more in the crystal ball for the entrepreneur, event-planner, or Airbnb Superhost to-be.

To be sold on a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ basis, you – or your honeymooning, hills-wandering, or cellar-door-hopping guests – can sip a local wine on the leather couch, warm up by the combustion fire, retire to European-grade bedlinen, and bake the tried and tested apple crumble recipe in the country kitchen’s vintage wood fired oven, captivated by 360-degree views.

It’s an unashamedly sublime and serene, private hills escape.

Wander low care cottage gardens where lavender, lawns, stone walls and gravel paths find a heritage vegie patch sprouting rhubarb, mint and thyme framing hills, valleys and orchard vistas you’ll never grow tired of.

Imagine the anniversary hashtags, the Insta-stories of romantic getaways, and the income-producing scope for film, TV, corporate functions or intimate wedding venues; it’s a concept not hard to visualise as you prop a chair on the ridge, on the front or rear verandah, or under the stars by the firepit and contemplate what will be…

In a community-driven hills town just moments to Centennial Park’s heritage nature trails and a scenic drive to many an acclaimed cellar door over never-ending heaving hillsides, this is a treasure to be treasured.

The Wall Street Journal has just quoted our bijou city as the go-to for gastronomes and nature lovers. This should indeed cover the Adelaide Hills.

Nigh on perfect views. Nigh on perfect Airbnb reviews. The stars are aligned. Make it yours.

Upgrades since 2017:
Complete home renovation including re-wiring, new kitchen, repoint, paint, carpets, A/C, fireplaces, new bathroom, & new verandahs. New doors, windows, awning/carport to shed making it secure & weatherproof
44k rainwater tanks installed & irrigated cottage gardens
Full fencing & clearing of boundary (120 x 8 x15 ring lock & steel posts @ 5m) with electric fencing
Refurbished bore shed & original pump jack with water meter attached
Very low salinity (193 ppm) bore water as tested in 2021 by DEW.
Mains water to the house and portion of gardens.

Portable cattle yards (brand new)
Vet crush & loading ramp
10-15 calves on hand can be sold to the successful vendor for $600/hd (if required)
100+ mature deciduous trees planted
10ML perpetual water rights will be transferred to buyer
The sale will be on a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ basis with all cottage furnishings & fittings allowing for seamless guest-stay operations

Airbnb Information:
South Australia’s most ‘wish-listed’ Airbnb property reported by the Advertiser in September 2020
5 years of successful Airbnb operation
$93k of net income in FY22.23*
$84k average net income over the past 3 years*
Approximately $33k of forward Airbnb bookings from 15.11.23*
*Net annual income (Airbnb payment less cleaning costs)
2021 – @southaustralia “Best Airbnbs in South Australia, No. 1 – Ode to the Orchard”
2021 – South Australian Style Magazine 5 page feature on Ode to the Orchard, ‘”Rural Beauty”
2023 – Sitchu Adelaide “16 Romantic Getaways in South Australia: Stunning Stays for Two”
2023 – Airbnb Host Awards – ‘Best Nature Stay’: one of 11 National Finalists
Over 455 reviews on Airbnb with an average of 4.94 stars
Over 50 wedding proposals

And more….
One of the original stone houses of the district
Ducted air-conditioning and heating, in addition to the slow combustion fire and wood stove.
Approx 2Ha of remnant orchard (not in production) and approx. 2Ha bare and ready for planting
All irrigation infrastructure in place including 80,000 litre concrete header tank

Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire this charming Cottage offering 360 degree views in one of the most picturesque settings in the Adelaide Hills. An established award winning Airbnb with a strong track record of earnings and significant upside potential.

Property Information:
Title Reference: 5421/296
Zoning: PRul – Productive Rural Landscape
Council Rates: $TBA per annum

Adcock Real Estate – RLA66526

Andrew Adcock 0418 816 874
Nikki Seppelt 0437 658 067
Jake Adcock 0432 988 464

*Whilst every endeavour has been made to verify the correct details in this marketing neither the agent, vendor or contracted illustrator take any responsibility for any omission, wrongful inclusion, misdescription or typographical error in this marketing material. Accordingly, all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify the information provided.
The floor plan included in this marketing material is for illustration purposes only, all measurement are approximate and is intended as an artistic impression only. Any fixtures shown may not necessarily be included in the sale contract and it is essential that any queries are directed to the agent. Any information that is intended to be relied upon should be independently verified.

Property Features

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Car spaces: 6


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