The barn at piney ridge farm

Adelaide Hills Private Retreat-style Accommodation

Built in 2020 and a Finalist in the 2021 Australian Timber Design Awards, the Barn is quite simply an extremely unique and stunning space which lends itself perfectly as a private retreat space.

It was designed and built to resemble a classic Australian Shearing Shed on the outside, and an old English Barn on the inside – two styles of architecture that we love. The Barn fits so well into the landscape of our working sheep farm. It sits immediately adjacent to our sheep yards and hay shed and offers commanding views from Mount Lofty, across the Onkaparinga Valley and through to Lake Alexandrina.

Front View of The Barn
total quality and totally unique

Australian Shearing Shed meets Old English Barn

Built by former English Barn Builder, Ralph Coupland, a specialist in working with reclaimed hardwoods, the materials used in the building and the history of where they were sourced tell a fascinating story. You can read about it here. The craftsmanship used in the build is extraordinary, and uses techniques not often used in Australia. We feel extremely fortunate to be its owners.

Unique and Private Retreat-style Accommodation in The Adelaide Hills

Bookings for accommodation in “The Barn” are not available at present.

Being fully self-contained and open plan in its layout, The Barn includes a well-equipped handmade timber kitchen with all-new European appliances, bathroom and large elevated deck. It provides private and magnificent views to Lake Alexandrina, overlooking 100+ year-old gum trees and blue-ribbon natural grazing land.

Accommodation in The Barn is strictly limited to 2 adults per booking for a minimum of 2 nights. The property is not suitable for children and pets are not permitted. For the comfort of all and for bio-security and fire danger reasons, no smoking is allowed on the property whatsoever.

what’s included

The Barn Facilities

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Fully equipped, custom made solid timber kitchen using timbers from the Barn build, and recycled Marion Basketball Court floor boards. Magnificent Redgum slab benchtops milled from naturally fallen trees from our property.
  • Microwave oven
  • Miele Dishwasher
  • Smeg Toaster, Kettle, Fan forced Oven, Rangehood, Cooktop, and Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Coffee Plunger
  • Breakfast provisions (by arrangement if required)
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Selection of Games
  • Electric blanket in cooler months
  • Timber deck with spectacular views
  • All linen is provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • DVD/CD player and complimentary access to our DVD Library of over 500 titles. You can preview the list here.
  • Smart TV – ** We want you to literally unplug and unwind. Therefore please note that we do not provide internet connectivity. The TV has no reception from The Barn. However, being a “smart TV” you are welcome to hotspot it from your mobile device to your preferred streaming service.


Breakfast Provisions

Breakfast Provisions

We would be very happy to provide you with breakfast provisions for your stay, enough for up to two people for two mornings.

Included is a loaf of our very own bread-maker bread, an assortment of spreads and jams, butter, freshly laid eggs from our chooks, seasonal fruit, tomatoes, milk, a variety of teas and coffee grounds for the plunger.

Just let us know at the time of your enquiry if you would like the breakfast package included.

Pizza Oven built by Shane at The Barn

Wood Fired Oven Pizza

Shane built this beauty in 2019 and we have been taking great delight in mastering its abilities ever since.

We often fire up the oven in time for Saturday night dinner.

If you would like to indulge in one or two (or more!) of our wood-fired pizzas during your stay, please let us know. You are welcome to come down to the Oven and watch us cook your pizza for you, or we will deliver it to The Barn door at your preferred time – just let us know.

Fire Pit

There’s nothing quite like being outdoors on a beautiful evening, gazing up at the stars, listening to the crackle of a fire and being embraced by its comforting warmth.

We are pleased to be able to provide you with an opportunity to enjoy that very experience (weather and Fire Danger Season permitting).

We can have the Pit pre-prepared with wood, ready for you to light by prior arrangement.


A sanctuary for peace and rest, with time and space to unwind and be refreshed.

During the Day

Sit on the deck and soak in the peacefulness of this idyllic setting. Listen to the birds, hear the bleating lambs and grazing cows, and watch the wild kangaroos and other wildlife that often graze on our pasture.

At Night

Watch dusk fall over the pastureland and hear the evening calls of the local animals and wildlife. Delight in the evening stars as they appear whilst enjoying the warmth and ambience of your own private Firepit.

Peace and Tranquility on your Doorstep

Unwind, Relax and be Refreshed

Head for the Hills

During your stay, why not plan to check out some of the other popular destinations in this beautiful part of the Adelaide Hills?

Green Valley Strawberry Farm  and Lot 100 are less than a 5 minute drive away. Or if you’re looking for a Cellar Door experience, Howard VineyardMurdoch Hill WinesArtwineSimon Tolley, and Barristers Block are all close neighbours. If plants are more your style then head to Manor Nurseries, or Karkoo Nursery, both very close by. Or wander through the Old Wares Shops and Melba’s Chocolate Factory in Woodside, about a 10 minute drive away.

Or simply bring a picnic and enjoy the views from the reserve at the top of Firestone Road and Piney Ridge Roads looking across the Onkaparinga Valley through to Mount Lofty – a popular vantage point for sunset watchers.

Sounds perfect!


We host ….

Craft Class Experiences

Roz is very creative, and hosts a variety of classes from our Creative Studio – such as Macrame, Chunky Crochet, Bargello, Greeting Card Classes and 3D Paper Sculpture Classes.

Contact her to discuss class times and options.

Tourist Accommodation

Although, not currently available to the general public, The Barn offers secluded and immensely peaceful and unique retreat-style Accommodation. Just 15 minutes from Mount Barker, 10 minutes from Balhannah and 5 minutes from Nairne or Woodside, The Barn is situated in a superb location in a stunning setting.

Jewellery Consultations

Shane is a Manufacturing Jeweller, trading as Hinton Jewellers and offers clients the opportunity to book private Jewellery Consultations with him from his Studio on Farm.

Jewellery Classes

We are setting up our new Studio to also be a teaching space, so we are now inviting Expressions of Interest for participation in Shane’s upcoming Jewellery Making Classes which he is currently designing.

Contact us to express your interest.