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Stranraer Homestead

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Set on a rise overlooking the sheep pastures of the centre of Kangaroo Island, Stranraer is a handsome country homestead that has been restored by owners Graham and Lyn Wheaton.

The homestead is a model of functional simplicity and country style, with ornate moulded ceilings, fire places in nearly every room, romantic antique furnishings and a warm country kitchen.

The broad veranda looks onto the pretty garden and sheep pastures beyond, which dip gently toward two vast shallow lagoons that are a favourite roosting ground for the island's water birds. For the more active, Graham will take you on a guided tour of the 3,000 acre sheep farm or you could even try a game of cricket on the homestead's impeccably maintained pitch.

Stranraer's food will be a highlight of your stay and the island's magnificent oysters often make an appearance at the table.

The four guest rooms are all lovely and bursting with character. One room has an en suite bathroom whilst the others have adjacent private bathrooms.

OUR RATING: First Class

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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