One of the Clare Valley's Special Places
Martindale Hall is a treasured secret hidden away in South Australia's Clare Valley, one of the world's most beautiful wine-growing regions.
Experience the grandeur and ambience of this authentic 19th century Georgian mansion. Built in 1879 for a 21 year old sheep farmer, Edmund Bowman Jnr, it was designed as a home for entertainment and sporting activities. Subsequently sold to the Mortlock family, it is in near original condition, including furniture and fittings. Its fascinating history of great tragedy and amazing success contribute to a memorable visit whether you are a day visitor or an overnight guest.
The mansion is adjacent the delightful heritage village of Mintaro in the beautiful Clare Valley. Martindale Hall achieved public notoriety in 1975 when it was featured in the successful Australian film “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, directed by Peter Weir.
The hall is located in the 45-acre Martindale Hall Conservation Park. The park is within the original property of 11,000 acres established as a sheep station called Martindale station. The station is still intact and active.
Historic Martindale Hall is open to day visitors every day of the year, except for Christmas Day and Good Friday with visits taking at least 1 hour.
Martindale Hall also offers truly unique and formal heritage-style accommodation for up to eighteen guests. After hours you are invited to dine at the 1890 mahogany dining room table, sleep in an original bed, try your skill on the 1878 billiard table and enjoy a hearty country style breakfast in the old kitchen. Once inside you are transported to another time and place.
"You must see it to believe it!"