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The Lion Cottage, olde worlde charm, modern comforts, perfect location

3 reviews
Fully enclosed courtyard for privacy
Cosy lounge-room
Queen-size bed with ensuite
New kitchen with modern appliances
Recently updated bathroom in heritage style; wonderful bath
Just across the road; an amazing pub / cafe / award winning restaurant; you pick
The Store; a wonderful cafe only 100m from your door; great coffee and cafe food
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are within easy walking distance, and beautiful
If watching sport is your 'thing', you can walk to games in the recently upgraded Adelaide Oval
A free bus passes your front door, and goes through Adelaide and North Adelaide every 30 minutes
Catch the Free Bus, and within 20 minutes you're in Adelaide's main shopping mall; or you can walk!
Adelaide Museum on North Terrace; the free bus passes here, Parliament House, Art Gallery and more
The Adelaide Hills have many historic towns; only a 30 minute drive from the cottage
Glenelg is a beachside town and great beach; only 10km away. Bus and tram will get you there easily
'City of Churches'; you might hear the bells of St Peter's Cathedral from home; or go for a walk
The Festival Theatre; Adelaide is known for its varied festivals; most are within walking distance
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Adelaide, Greater Adelaide, South Australia
This pet-friendly, fully furnished 1850s home-away-from-home is a stone's throw from numerous cafes, restaurants, gymnasiums, parklands, hospitals, and universities, and only 1.5km from the CBD. With breakfast supplies, enclosed courtyard, TV, DVD, CD player, queensize bed, extra linen, kitchen with fridge, oven, stove, microwave, cutlery, crockery etc, really, all you need to bring are your clothes. Classic both inside and out, you will also enjoy our new kitchen and bathroom. As a special tour, you can walk through the cottage for a real feel by 'entering the open front door' of the cottage on Google Maps.

It is in a great location from which to enjoy events at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, WOMADelaide, SANTOS Tour Down Under, The Fringe Festival, OzAsia, the new Adelaide Oval for football, cricket, and concerts, Tour Down...
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About the Owner, Karen L
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jul 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
As a North Adelaide local for nearly 40 years, let me know your passions and I can share local knowledge to help you enjoy your time in Adelaide to the maximum. While our guest, you can treat TLC like YOUR home-away-from home. After welcoming you to your new abode, you have independence, but I am rarely far away if you need assistance, living only 2km up the road.
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Wayne E
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A beautiful 1850's cottage in gorgeous North Adelaide. Full of charm and character, this cottage soon felt like home. Great amenities literally outside the door, superb pubs and eateries and a free 'City Loop' bus to drop us in an out of Adelaide. The cottage is really 'homelike' and just perfect for anyone wanting to get a feel for Adelaide's...

Management response:

Wayne and Sue, It was a delight to share The Lion Cottage with you. The catch phrase 'location location location' surely has TLC in mind. I am glad it pleased Sue as her introduction to Adelaide. I would love to host you next time you are in town ... albeit a long way to come.


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Camilla M
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Karen is a wonderful host. From our first contact her replies were prompt and she was so kind. I rented this beautiful little cottage for my parents who were visiting Adelaide for 10 days and it couldn't have been more perfect. Less than 100m from Melbourne St which is filled with cafes/restaurants and a 50m walk from the free city...

Management response:

I am so glad that you and your parents enjoyed TLC. It is always my pleasure to share my 'home away from home' in this very special nook in North Adelaide. Safe travels to you all, always. Karen


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Reviewed 23 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Beautiful cottage in a central location, the free city bus stops metres from the front door and it is close to a small restaurant strip on Melbourne Street. A nice place to stay in Adelaide.

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Your return visits are a great indication of how much you enjoy the accommodation and location. Always a pleasure to host you.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
While we are considered VERY pet friendly, our accommodation might not suit all pets. Please check with Karen if you have any questions or concerns.
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
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24 Mar 2018 -
1 May 2018
Between Reservation Opportunity
1 night
21 Aug 2018 -
28 Aug 2018
Between Reservation Opportunity
1 night
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About the neighbourhood
The Lion Cottage is set in an ideal position to enjoy both Adelaide city centre, and the cosmopolitan North Adelaide with all its cafes, historic pubs, parklands, fitness centres or dog-parks. Award winning restaurants are located as close as across the road. If you like to walk, the Art Gallery, Museum, War Memorial, Rundle Mall shopping and more tourist destinations are within reach of your feet! Alternatively, free public transport passes right by the front door taking you along historic North Terrace, the eclectic Central Market, and Adelaide's main shopping hub. Or maybe you are seeking accommodation near our main hospitals or universities - you can walk to Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Women's and Children's Hospital, University of South Australia and Adelaide Universit... more
Getting around
Just outside the front door is the bus-stop for a free communit bus. It is a 1hr round-trip (clockwise or anti-clockwise) taking you past all the major attractions in Adelaide: Rundle Mall (our main shopping mall), The Museum, The Art Gallery, Government House, Parliament House, The River Torrens, The Zoo, The Library, The Central Market (for fresh produce), and more are only about a 20 minute comfortable bus trip away. Of course, taxis and Ubers are an option of convenience, and very reasonably priced due to the wonderfully central location of The Lion Cottage.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Adelaide Airport: 10.0 km
Railway: Adelaide Railway Station: 2.0 km
If you arrive by plane, it is exactly 10km from the airport to the cottage. A taxi would be the simplest, and rather economical. I'd suggest you head straight to the cottage, unload, then look through the tourist information we provide, and launch your next adventure with simply a backpack :)
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 11.0 km.
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