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Eckert’s Old Place

· Emu Downs, South Australia
10 acres hosted by Chris And Philip R.
1 lodging site · 1 Vehicle/Tent site
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Recent Hipcampers say there are great views at this Hipcamp.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Chris and Philip is a Star Host
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
We are a Poll Merino sheep stud and a wheat/barley cropping farm at Emu Downs in the Mid North of SA. We have resurrected this character old workers quarters which we've turned into a rustic, peaceful abode for you to enjoy. Sleeps four (double bed, single bed and old miners couch,). Bring your own bedding. There is a flushing external toilet and a bush shower (ie: a shower bag, provided). The room with the open fire can be utilised as a kitchen/living area. We've provided crockery, cutlery, glasses, kettles and a camp oven. There is running cold rainwater into the sink. Cooking can be done on the open fire, or use the small camp gas cookers. There is also a gas BBQ with side burner in the open end room. If you are really brave, try your hand at camp oven cooking in the campfire. There is no power, only lighting provided from a small solar panel/battery. Extra guests welcome in tents, swags or vans adjacent to the cottage. To ensure only one group of campers at a time, the cottage has to be booked first, then book the extra campers through the additional campsites listing. Talk to me about your needs. Campfires welcome when not in fireban season. You are welcome to bring your own firewook, or I can supply for $25 a wheelbarrow load. Book this as an extra. Dogs are permitted, but please understand, we are a sheep stud and need to ensure no disturbance from dogs. Please advise if you intend to bring your dog.
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Emu Downs, South Australia, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chris And Philip R.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
72 Ratings · 56 reviews
John M.recommends
August 21, 2023
Eckert’s Old Place
Lovely old world restored cottage in a very picturesque rural setting. My second visit and find it a great base for my hobby of Adventure Bike exploring a very scenic part of our State. Great vision by Chris & Philip in restoring the cottage.
Szop S.recommends
July 31, 2023
Eckert’s Old Place
Amazing place, really easily bring beautiful childhood memories and no phone reception gives endless calm in mind. Kids love it, dinner at light just from fireplace and candles!!! They will remember that forever. Actually up to next time, as we know we will be back.
Elyse M.recommends
July 26, 2023
Eckert’s Old Place
Fantastic stay
Such a unique stay and our one of our favourite whilst travelling from the east coast to west. We cooked a delicious roast in the camp oven that was provided as well as a damper. Summer would have been better for us however as we had our 11 month old which meant we had to stoke the fire all night to keep it warm enough for him in the living area. Still I highly recommend this place to stay. The sunset and and landscape was stunning.
Kirsty Jane W.recommends
July 16, 2023
Eckert’s Old Place
Camping with dog and children
I loved the beautiful views, the versatility of the indoor and outdoor areas. The beds were comfortable and the crockery accommodated for everyone.
Jo Ann R.recommends
July 12, 2023
Eckert’s Old Place
Simple living at its best
We stayed for 2 nights. It was a great way to show my boys how people used to live way back when, when things were simple and there was no technology. The fact that we had no reception meant that we could truly disconnect and reconnect with nature and each other. We had a few modern comforts such as a flushing toilet and solar lights, but other than that it was simple. The boys spent all day running around outside making their own fun and using their imaginations. I would definitely return, even for a solo stay. Great little gem!
Ally P.recommends
July 9, 2023
Eckert’s Old Place
Eckert’s has charm!
Eckert’s Old Place is such a gem and comes with so much history. 2 nights in front of the fire surrounded by farmland was exactly what I was hoping for. Chris and Philip were wonderful hosts too and thanks to Chris’ recommendation I was able to finish the trip off with a nice walk and spectacular views. Thanks guys, will definitely be back!

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