Duckcottage: quaint stone cottageDuckcottage is a five room stone settlers cottage built in 1853 on five acres of bushland at Second Valley. The property is now a refuge for wildlife so it is NOT suitable for dogs or cats. We call it 'duck' cottage because of the height of the doorways. It has been lovingly restored, and the habitat for birds and native animals has been established through revegetation. The property is secluded (there are no neighbours in sight) but it is a short drive to the beach.
Blacksmith's Cottage, Second ValleyBuilt in 1868, Blacksmith’s Cottage combines the charm of a simple stone cottage with the ease of modern comforts. The polished hardwood floors, slate flagstones, solid timber ceilings and antique claw foot bath create a historical feel, while the wood fire, ducted heating and cooling, and modern appliances ensure your stay will be comfortable.
Ridgetop Retreat 1 - 2 night staySouthern Ocean Retreats offers you a choice of self-contained accommodation at different locations in Deep Creek Conservation Park, one of the most scenic and unspoiled places to visit on the Fleurieu Peninsula just 90 minutes south of Adelaide. Our properties range from a simple cottage such as Glenburn for families on a budget, the iconic Goondooloo Cottage with its 'tree trunk' lounge room, or the spacious Deep Creek Homestead in its own secluded valley, to the award winning contemporary Ridgetop Retreats. Popular activities include one of the many walks graded from easy through to hard (including the famous Heysen Trail), sightseeing, photography, surfing, swimming, fishing, mountain bike riding, seeing the abundant wildlife at close range and above all, relaxing.