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About Esto House

Esto House is situated in the beautiful Piccadilly Valley next door to the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. Perched above the rolling vines of The Deanery Vineyard, Esto House has been skilfully renovated into a luxury 2-bedroom house that embraces a stylish, contemporary design whilst retaining its Adelaide Hills charm.

Original polished timber floors flow seamlessly through the kitchen, lounge and dining areas. Two generous bedrooms are full of warmth and character, with a king-size bed on offer in one room (which can be split into two separate beds) and a queen-size bed in the second bedroom. A delicious range of continental goodies is supplied for your visit together with Esto and Deanery wines. The house, picturesque gardens and BBQ area provide guests with ample space and complete privacy.

Located only 25 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, Esto House is in the heart of the Adelaide Hills with some of South Australia’s most spectacular walking tracks, hiking trails and cycling routes at your door step. If food and wine are your thing, then the Adelaide Hills is a foodies’ dream! Traverse wine trails and explore boutique breweries, delicious restaurants, country pubs and local markets.

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Things to do

Walk / Ride

Hit the trails and explore the great outdoors of the Adelaide Hills. Trailblazers of all levels are able to head off on a tangent to explore eucalypt forests brimming with animal and bird life, or traverse the Adelaide Hills terrain with some of the more advanced treks. If cycling is your thing, then saddle up your trike because there are an abundance of bike tracks and trails from ‘mild to wild’ just waiting to be explored.

Walk

  • Heysen Trail
  • Yurrebila Trail
  • Pioneer Womens Trail
  • Mawson Trail
  • Stirling Walking Trails (add mapmywalk link)

Ride

  • Amy Gillet Bikeway
  • Eagle on the Hill
  • Norton Summit Hill Climb
  • Debneys Climb
  • Fox Creek Trails
  • Mawson Bike Trail

See

Take your time strolling through parks and historic gardens where a kaleidoscope of blooms and foliage await all year round. It’s a scenic haven of ponds, rock walls, creeks and a breath-taking array of native flora and fauna. Meander through markets and laneways where fresh produce, vibrant art displays and hidden gems are to be found.

  • Mt Lofty Summit
  • Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens
  • Cleland Conservation Park
  • Belair National Park
  • Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Morialta Conservation Park
  • Stirling Markets

Eat Drink

The Adelaide Hills fertile farmland, clean air, and pristine vineyards ensure lots for foodies and wine lovers to get excited about. From farmer’s markets and local eateries, from cheap and cheerful pubs to high-end bars and restaurants. Whet your whistle and see why the Adelaide Hills is home to some of Australia’s leading cool climate wines as well as premium hand crafted beers and farmhouse ciders.

Eat

  • Miss Perez
  • Jimmies
  • The Summertown Aristologist
  • Uraidla Pub
  • Lost in a Forest
  • Piccadilly Kitchen
  • Mt Lofty Summit Cafe
  • Walk the Talk

Drink

  • Tappanappa
  • Deviation Road
  • Barret Wines
  • Ashton Hills
  • Bird in Hand
  • Petaluma

Culture

Indulge in the Adelaide Hills arts and culture scene in venues across the region.
See everything from contemporary works by local and national Australian artists to classic pieces by Hans Heysen at The Cedars. Visit independent galleries and artist-run spaces to talk to the artists and get the inside story on the Adelaide Hills arts scene.

  • The Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail
  • The Barn, Stirling
  • The Cedars in Hahndorf, home of Sir Hans Heysen
  • The Hahndrof Academy
  • Top of Torrens Gallery, Birdwood
  • The Oakbank Weaver
  • Cheese Factory Studio Gallery, Meadows