Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
This is a holiday home for which the absence of plasma screens, iPod docks, gourmet kitchens and spa baths is the selling point.

Deep Creek Retreat on SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula is built on sustainable principles and is completely solar-powered; a place to switch off the mobile and the laptop and to savour the simple life for a week or two.

With a comfortable but sparsely styled interior, sheets of glass for walls, a view out over valley meadows, orchards and olive groves, and surrounded by a walled country garden, this abode makes honest use of the word “retreat”.

Forget having to race the other vacationers to bag the best spot on the beach; the only other guest you’ll be crossing swords with is Mother Nature, and maybe the odd kangaroo. Deep Creek Conservation Park, Cape Jervis and the ferry terminal for Kangaroo Island are all nearby.

Details // Three Bridges Rd, Deep Creek, SA. From $175 per night.

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