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Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Gawler B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Right from the very warm welcome down to the accommodation, everything is amazing. The decor is beautiful and has many remnants of the previous foundry. Our room had virtually everything that you could possibly want. I am extremely happy that we chose to stay here and I would highly recommend it.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I was lucky enough to just get a random jackpot. When I booked this property I had no idea what to expect and honestly would never have thought to stay in Gawler township. I'm so glad I did. Gawler is the gateway to both the Barossa valley and also Adelaide in general, and this historic B&B ticks all the boxes. Besides being central and officially in a town, it doesn't feel like it at all. Set on a large allotment on a quiet street, with trees and gardens and a variety of historic buildings, it feels more like staying in a country home (but with major stores, eateries, public swimming pools and the railway literally within a 3 minute walk). But wait til you step inside The Thompson Suite. After the warmest of welcomes by the hosts, being greeted as a friend instead of 'customer X' you will spend the next hour or so exploring your B&B. Boasting one double bedroom, with an extra single bed + trundle and I think one of the sofas was also a double bed, it can be booked for 2 or up to 6, and is quite large enough and comfortable enough for any of those. It has an actual real kitchen with a full sized fridge and antique cupboards, which opens onto to your own personal timber topped bar area (yep). There is a combustion fire, set out ready to light, with starter wood, bigger wood, firestarters and matches. Everything you could need is there at your fingertips. This faces onto your lounge/games room complete with period features and furniture, lots of comfortable seating, big wooden table, large TV, DVDs, childrens books and a large pool table, complete with cues and equipment. Follow me back down the hallway past old photographs and other period features, you will find a sideboard with a decanter of port and 2 glasses. Turn left to the bedroom, which is airconditioned, has electric blankets, and has its own mounted TV and another door to outside, then go back across the hallway into the bathroom area. Again you are hit by 'they thought of everything'. Need makeup pads, alkaseltza, forgot sanitary products, ran out of toilet paper? Got a headache and didn't pack panadol? Seam came undone and need a safety pin. All those things that are at your fingertips at home, but can be a real pain if you don't have them when away and need them at short notice. Oh and there is a small tube of toothpaste and a razor as well. Now follow me past the basin and toilet area, down this other hallway to the shower ROOM. Yep its a ROOM. And there is no ledge, it's wheelchair accessible (as is the front door) and also has a hand rail. Normal shower? No. Great big rainshower head, high enough for tall people to get under without banging your head or being a nuisance. Go to the end of this hallway, and you find yet another door. This door takes you into the historic courtyard where you will find lots of little table settings and one large one, a trickling fountain, all manner of historical paraphenalia, and a spa. How much better can it get? You go back into your cottage/house and start to open things and explore. More spare towels, blankets, pillows and all sorts. A stack of family games behind one end of the bar, suddenly the light hits a huge stained glass window and you look up, to find all manner of other things you hadn't yet noticed (insert wow at this point). You suddenly realise you haven't yet checked out breakfast supplies so head back into the kitchen. Snickers! hmmm. A whole loaf of very nice bread. A big pack of good bacon, large bowl of eggs, orange juice, litre of milk, massive bowl of butter pats (not doled out scroogelike but made to ensure you have enough) jams, honeys, vegemites, jug of cold water, large pack of fresh mushrooms, tomatoes. And that's just the fridge. Once you start exploring other cupboards you find the pantry. Cereals of all sorts, tin of baked beans or spaghetti, sardines, more wine glasses (some already chilling in fridge stored securely). The kitchen also has double sink, paper towels, toaster, egg cups, fry pans, saucepans, cutting boards, serving trays. Canestas of tea, coffee, sugars and a separate box of delicious specialty teas. In another sideboard you will find a plethora of cutlery, plates, bowls, utility items, along with spare tea towels, extra bin liners etc. It's a home. You will feel at home. You are invited by the hosts to feel at home. Discrete notes strategically placed remind you ever so nicely it's a non-smoking accommodation, or please feel free to use your barbecue on the front verandah to make breakfast (BBQ, gas, open it and find a clean BBQ with a roll of papertowls and matches), or a note to remind you of check out times (next to a decanter of port and glasses) a little note on the pillow about use of the single bed and trundle if not booked. Oh and business cards to call a taxi if you need one, a variety of local menus. And the warmest offer to ask about anything else you might need or like for your stay. If you are flying into Adelaide and spending some time in the region (fast train to/from city) or planning on doing some Barossa experiences, or simply want a few days break, I highly recommend this accommodation and I'm sure you will love it just as much as I did. A warm thank you to my hosts for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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EagleFoundryBB, Owner at Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Hi Rhondera,
Thank you for your great review. You have covered a lot of items in this review and I thank you for being so thorough in your report. We welcome all guests here at the Eagle Foundry B&B and I am glad that your stay was nice. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future and wish you all the best on your travels.
Best Regards
Gary & Leonie

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to have an entire cottage for our 2 night stay near the Barossa Valley. Lovely spacious accommodation with a well-stocked kitchen for a nice breakfast. Gary was very nice and permitted us to change the dates on our prepaid reservation when we had to reschedule our trip due to a family emergency. Gawler is a cute town located near both Adelaide and the Barossa Valley. It was an easy drive to the wineries and back to Adelaide to catch our flight.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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EagleFoundryBB, Owner at Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you for the great review. We aim to keep our guests happy in whichever suite or home they stay in and I am glad the cottage worked out well for you. We hope to see you again when next you visit our area. All the best for your future. Regards
Gary and Leonie.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

having travelled 3 days to get to Gawler this was a God sent we were shown this beautiful little cottage in a quite street close to all shops and only a 20 minute drive from the Barossa and the wineries,, Gary was awesome with all his help after our first accommodation fell through,, he made our little doggies feel at home and his wife was very helpful in showing the accommodation we had a spa bath which was awesome just loved it fridge full of food and wonderful people to help make our week stay the best,, thank you very much

Room Tip: the small cottage was quant, great for a couple and your pets ground floor. and good parking
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I had a warm greeting when I arrived at Eagle Foundry. The room was what you would expect from a country BnB and had everything that I needed. There was so much food for the self cook breakfast. I had a good sleep. Love the old antiques around the premises. If you want to exercise the aquatic centre is just down the road and there is a great walking path around town.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast

Address: 23-25 King St, Gawler, South Australia 5118, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Barossa Valley > Gawler
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Gawler
Price Range: RM532 - RM751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eagle Foundry Bed and Breakfast is located in historic Gawler, South Australia's first country town. Gawler is a picturesque, well planned town which is only 40 minutes drive from Adelaide and at the gateway to the world famous Barossa Valley wine region. Located within the heritage listed Church Hill area of Gawler, the Eagle Foundry (circa 1870) has been carefully restored to reveal the antiquated atmosphere of eras past. Situated on 3/4 of an acre, the property radiates unmistakable country ambience. Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast offers guests four self contained accommodation suites: Our intimate Bridal / Foundry suite, our larger and totally unique Thomson suite, our modern studio Blacksmiths Anvil Suite and our luxurious Blacksmiths Forge Suite. All suites have private entrances and back on to the stone walled courtyard where guests can relax in the spa or use the 6 burner hooded BBQ to cook up a culinary delight. Complimentary WiFi & breakfast provisions included. ... more   less 
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