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Charlie Bates Cottage is an iconic part of Penneshaw's history. The cottage has proudly stood watch over the beautiful shores of Hog's Bay for more than 110 years. An original limestone settler's cottage, it was built for Charles Bates, son of Harry Bates. Both father and son with their extended families made an amazing and very colourful contribution to the early settlement of the East End of Kangaroo Island.
Once the only homestead on a large landholding in Penneshaw, the cottage still remains today even though the town has been been significantly populated....in Kangaroo Island terms that is! Nestled on a large, sloping block she boasts magnificent ocean views, is conveniently located only 2 minutes from the Sealink ferry terminal by car and a very short walk to the safe swimming beach at the end of the road.
Charlie's has been lovingly restored and refurbished to provide our guests with all the conveniences you need to experience a truly memorable holiday. We provide the perfect base for couples, families and friends travelling together so you can experience the very best that Kangaroo Island has to offer from the comfort of somewhere that feels like home. Our guests often comment they never want to leave.
A modern extension to the original settler's cottage consists of a fully equipped kitchen including a full size fridge/freezer, microwave, quality kitchenware, a dining area with ocean views, laundry (with washing machine and clothes dryer), spacious heated bathroom with separate shower, clawfoot bath, and an additional toilet. These facilities and our wonderful location combine to make this unique piece of Kangaroo Island's history the ideal base for your getaway.
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FIND YOUR IDEA OF THE PERFECT HOLIDAY!!
Perhaps you are looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, somewhere to share a special weekend away, propose to your partner or a charming and private honeymoon destination.
Curl up in front of a stunning, original open stone fire place that has warmed generations of Islanders with a delicious Island wine and your love in the cooler months.
CHARLIE'S IS THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR A SENSATIONAL SUMMER HOLIDAY!
Grab beach towels and head off on an easy 3 minute walk to the end of the street to spend the day having a fantastic family experience swimming and building sandcastles on one of the safest swimming beaches on the Island, Hog's Bay. Dolphins frequent the bay and you might be lucky enough to spot a seal swimming in the waters around the jetty.
NOTHING SAYS HOLIDAY LIKE YOUR OWN PERSONAL SPACE
Sink into an antique clawfoot bath surrounded by bubbles, a good book, and a bevvie, enjoy some well deserved me time.
ALLOW YOUR SELF THE OPPORTUNITY FOR DOWN TIME
Have a day off from touring and watch a selection on great movies from our extensive DVD library on the the LCD TV, (or just put one on for the kids so Mum and Dad can have a well deserved break!) read a book, play board games or enjoy time with your loved ones.
GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ANIMALS
Adults and children alike will delight in the opportunity to feed the wallabies and blue wrens on the lawn. Wild wallabies visit the cottage nightlylooking for a treat. Stone fruit and bananas are a favourite.
The Penneshaw Penguin Centre is located just a short walk around the bay and provides a fantastic opportunity to observe the local Fairy Penguins in their natural habitat and gain an insight into the life of these unique seabirds.
FISH FOR YOUR SUPPER
Try your hand at fishing off the Penneshaw jetty or the Rocks for the famed King George Whiting or jag a Squid. Charlie's comes equipped with fishing rods free of charge for your use.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
Simply relax on the verandah with your favourite glass of wine and watch the sun set over the ocean or the comings and goings of the ferries..
Fire up the BBQ on the verandah and enjoy some prime Island produce with 180 degree views for your dinner, lunch or breakfast.
STAYING LONGER THAN A WEEK? ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR EXCELLENT REDUCED RATES FOR LONGER BOOKINGS.
all bookings are inclusive of linen, firewood, GST and cleaning charges....Read more
Charlie Bates Cottage, Ocean Views, Open Fireplace Penneshaw, South Australia, Australia
Additional Location Information
A picture book seaside village, Penneshaw is the ideal location for your stay on Kangaroo Island. Superb swimming beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic fishing, abundant wildlife and a well serviced town centre are just some of the attractions Penneshaw has to offer.
Just at the end of the road from Charlie's, Hogs Bay Beach is a great place to swim, see dolphins or the occasional seal at play and has excellent grassed BBQ facilities located near the Penguin Information Centre and ferry terminal.
The centre is open nightly for tours featuring Penneshaw's cutest residents, the Little Fairy Penguins. Tammar wallabies roam the streets in the evening, stopping at Charlie's for a munch on the lawn or some fruit.
The recently renovated Penneshaw Hotel and Sorrento's Restaurant offer quality meals with ocean views, or after a hard days touring if you don't feel like cooking or eating out, there are several take away options including a pizza bar and fish and chips.
Pack a picnic and stop at Chapman River on your way back from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, sample wines and local produce at Sunset and Dudley Wineries or fish for the famed KI King George Whiting on the jetty. What ever your idea of the perfect Kangaroo Island holiday you're sure to find it at Charlie's in Penneshaw.
With so much to see and do in the Penneshaw area, you could be tempted to never leave, but if you decide to discover everything the Island has to offer, all the Islands attractions are within an easy days driving return trip from Charlie's.
To ensure your safety, when planning day trips make sure you allow enough time to return home before dusk, as this when many of the Island's wildlife species become active
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Last updated on February 25, 2015
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Left on 10/03/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Hunter
The Charlie Bates Cottage is a lovely place to stay. My family (7 total - all adults)found it to be roomy enough yet cozy. We made excellent (excessive?)use of the washer/dryer. The feeding of the wallabies in the evening was tremendous. This was a great base to explore the eastern end Kangaroo Island.
Left on 10/03/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I can't speak more highly of the cottage. Easy to find, clean comfortable and well serviced. Grandparents ourselves and the seven year old all loved it. Price was spot on, so wish we were there right now, out of the hubbub of life. And a fantastic atmosphere about the place. Thanks Nadia and John for opening this up for everyone to enjoy.
Left on 02/08/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Charlie Bates is a lovely quaint cottage with everything you need for a short or indeed a long stay on the Island. Great position lovely sea views and near the ferry. Nadia is fantastic nothing is a problem, gave me lots of info before we arrived which was great. Will visit again with friends next time.
Excellent relaxing and well appointed accomodation
Left on 01/24/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Very interesting stay in an authentic all cottage. We then followed some of the history of the family whose cottage we were staying in. Everything was there we needed. Loved siting on the verander and watching the world go by.
Wonderful stay at a place full of Kangaroo Island history!
Left on 01/20/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We loved Charlie Bates Cottage! It was perfect for our stay. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The history of the cottage was very interesting. The cottage is close to town and only a short stroll via the beautiful beach. Close to the ferry terminal, you can't go wrong. I would highly recommend the cottage for couples and families alike. Kangaroo Island is a gem and this place is a great part of it!
Left on 01/04/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Charlie Bates Cottage was exactly what we expected - a comfortable cottage surrounded by tranquility. A gorgeous setting with everything we needed in the cottage itself as well as close to shops, the ferry and the beaches. A fantastic relaxing family escape which we will recommend to friends and family.
Left on 09/07/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
An amazing place to sit back and find yourself. Beautiful surroundings to relax in. The little touches are special. The fireplace entrancing. The bedding comfortable. Everything you could possibly need and more. Read more
So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at Charlie Bates Cottage Leah, we hope to see you again in the future. Nadia Tognolini
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Left on 06/28/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
First impressions were excellent, once settled in we realised that the owners have gone over and beyond with equiping this beautiful little cottage with everything you could ever need. The area is nice and quiet, plenty to see and explore and just a stones throw away from the Sealink ferry. History abounds in this cottage with interesting letters and paintings from 100 years ago. If you are looking to relax, take it easy and enjoy what KI has to offer then this cottage is the place to stay and value for money. Will definately come back again.
Left on 05/02/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We enjoyed Charlie Bates cottage, especially the connections with the history of the island! It was renovated well and we enjoyed the provisions. Some kindling for the first night would have made it even better.
Left on 04/06/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Stayed in Charlie Bates' Cottage for three great days last November. The cottage is close to the ferry terminal and we had great fun watching the ferries going back and forth from the verandah. It is very handy, within walking distance to Penneshaw, the fairy penguins, the beach at the end of the street and the wallabies hopping from all directions at dusk to the front lawn every night. The owners had thought of everything to keep you amused during your stay - I have not seen another one that is so well equipped. Thanks for your hospitality.
Left on 03/02/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We sat on the front steps and fed wallabies,
We sipped on beautiful wine (Sunset Winery) and watched the most brilliant of stars,
We ate honey ice cream and marvelled at the scenery,(Griffiths Bee Farm)
We slept in beds as comfy as can be and listened to the waves lapping the shore,
We were embraced by the locals, like family returning home,
We loved Charlie Bates Cottage,
We loved Penneshaw,
You didn't tell us, we wouldn't want to leave.
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Oh, the serenity!
Left on 02/28/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We only had the opportunity to stay 2 nights in this gorgeous little cottage, which is so deserving of a week, (like the whole island!). Absolutely everything that a guest could require is there, nothing has ben overlooked not even the smallest thing which makes for a very enjoyable stay. Many times places are advertised as being set up for say 4 people but often there is insufficient crockery etc for the same number. Not so here, more than enough of everything! Loved the opportunity to have a log fire going in Feb - quite an experience for Queenslanders!!! Thank you thank you thank you. On a more personal level, a special thanks to Nadia who was so lovely to deal with during our frequent phone conversations!!
Left on 02/20/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Cute cottage in a convenient location. Nicely renovated with pretty views and close proximity to beach and restaurants. Only downside was bumping into the cleaner when arriving at 1600 and some dirty towels from the previous occupant still floating around the house.
Staying here was a wonderful part of our KI experience.
Left on 12/09/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I would highly recommend this beautiful, fully equipped, comfortable cottage that was an absolute pleasure to come 'home' to after spending the day seeing the fantastic sights of KI. Spotlessly clean, it has everything that one requires for a great holiday stay. Loved the 'visiting locals' each evening! (gorgeous wallabies would congregate on the front lawn) The only minor 'criticism' would be that as it isn't located centrally on the island, long drives are needed to get to and from various places of interest. However the beautiful views of the bay at Penneshaw more than makes up for that small inconvenience. Thank you Nadia and John for providing such excellent accommodation.
Left on 12/08/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Greaves Family
I stayed in Charlie Bates cottage with two twenty-somethings, in October. The site of the cottage was perfect, overlooking the sea and within easy reach of the Frenchman's Cove at Penneshaw which has some of the penguin nests we so wanted to see. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the kitchen well laid out and the bathroom and toilet facilities great. Our only initial concern was the number of flies in the house when we arrived - despite our virtually Buddhist objection to killing anything, we ended up knocking loads of flies on the head and will have to pay for it in our next lives. This was due to the poorly fitting fly screens probably, but a cottage of that age is bound to have some problems in this area. However we would return any time and loved our time there. The owners wife was very helpful in giving me information throughout the booking process which was a little complicated due to the fact that we live in the UK.
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