Nestled into the Sellicks foothills as they meet the ocean, amongst our organic/biodynamic Shiraz vineyard and almond grove, the Old Chaff Mill Retreat dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when it provided grains and chaff to bullock teams as they hauled their mighty loads across the picturesque countryside. Gutted by fire a century ago, the building is now reborn as a unique luxury accommodation experience, with a spectacular architecturally-designed fitout celebrating its rich past.
The building consists of two completely private, self-contained, double-storey luxury suites: “The Millery”, and “The Granary”. Both display rare historic artefacts, have super-comfortable king beds, fully equipped kitchens with European appliances, complementary NBN wifi, smart TVs, and bathrooms complete with bathtub for two and double rain-head showers. Bathrobes, slippers and all linen are provided, and everything from soaps to cutlery is of the highest quality. Each suite is separated by lockable, soundproof double fire doors for complete privacy, which can be opened up for friends to have the run of the whole building.
Relax into your plush armchair and lose yourself in views of rolling vineyards with a nibble plate of local produce and complimentary bottle of estate-grown biodynamic Shiraz. Or soak in your private outdoor bath under the stars ("The Millery") or upstairs bath with sweeping vineyard views ("The Granary"), before tumbling into bed for a night of blissful, peaceful sleep in complete, country silence. Then enjoy a sumptuous breakfast (ingredients provided) the next morning, visit nearby wineries, pristine beaches, or the internationally-renouned Willunga Farmers Market.
We also have an onsite Beauty Salon: “Hidden Beauty”, housed in the property’s former dairy, which you can find in your search engine under “Hidden Beauty Sellicks”. Enquire about special packages such as a 75 minute relaxation massage.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.