Salute a great place to stay in the hills
The Advertiser - Saturday, November 30th 2002 by Rural Editor Nigel Austin
Cladich Pavilions, a stylish place to stay at Aldgate, is among the major 2002 regional Award winners in the Adelaide Hills.
The tourism development, among towering stringy-barks offers some of the best accommodation in the state.
Its operations, Andrew and Helen McArthur, won the tourism award for deluxe accommodation in the SA Great, Adelaide Hills Tourism and Adelaide Hill Regional Development awards last night.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine - February/March 2003 By Sally Marden
Contemporary Cladich Pavilions, stunning architecturally designed apartments in timber, glass and colourbond steel on stilts set among the string-barks in Aldgate. Polished wooden floors, smart kitchens and bathrooms and crisp white linen and towels make this a truly stylish retreat, while the human touch is provided via fresh flowers from the owners gardens, sumptuous breakfast provisions and home made caramels.
Qantas The Australian Way - March 2003 By Tricia Welsch
A B & B with a difference. Three private, architect-designed timber "pavilions" are set in a tranquil bushland setting with towering stringybark eucalypts and abundant birdlife. Each self-contained pavilion sleeps two and comes with fluffy bathrobes, Jurlique grooming products and homemade caramels.
ABC Delicious Magazine - February 2003 By Lucy Davey
With numerous, quaint country cottages dotted around the hills, Cladich Pavilions looks like a fish out of water. But it is Cladich's simplicity and individuality which give this modern bed and breakfast accommodation a distinctly ski-lodge feel minus the expense and crowds.
The three self-contained apartments are made from corrugated iron and blackbutt timber. They are minimally but stylishly decorated with all the mod-cons and some nice touches such as local skincare products from Jurlique and owner Helen's homemade caramels.
The Weekend Australian - February 15-16 2003 By Christine McCabe
Best new beds: With an unrelenting emphasis on the old world (and sometimes twee) among Hills bed and breakfast operators, the opening of Cladich Pavilions in Aldgate last year brought a whiff of contemporary to the accommodation scene.
Helen and Andrew MacArthur have built three adjoining iron-clad, architect-designed pavilions on the bush slope above their house. And pavilion is the perfect term for these suites with their large windows, Tasmanian oak floors, blond furniture, white linens and cool stone-coloured bathrooms stocked with Jurlique products. Huge gums march down the hill, birds are everywhere and the owners' immaculate garden below lends a cool green note.
Each suite is entirely of-the-minute Oz (not a chintz cushion nor needlepoint sampler to be spied) and features modern kitchen, full breakfast provisions (including local berries, yogurts and chocs) and plenty of space to comfortably unwind (with television, CD, VCR and the latest magazines).
Winestate Australian & New Zealand wine buying guide - May/June 2003 By Alan Hill
What a find! Apt description for Cladich Pavilions - luxurious new accommodation in the spacious grounds of the owners' lovely sandstone house at Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills. Helen and Andrew MacArthur employed an architect to design their three pavilions, nestled among stringy-bark eucalypts. The interior appointments are quite splendid, with spacious living areas, plenty of natural light, the very best of contemporary furniture with a few choice pieces of antique Australiana and Tasmanian Oak floors throughout.
On our stay the bedroom, its queen-sized bed fitted with crisp white linen, looked out onto bushland where colourful native birds gathered each morning, our bathroom had thick white towels and robes and local Jurlique herbal products. A sleek modern kitchen and a fridge packed with breakfast provisions.
Helen sold her own gourmet foods for years at the Adelaide Markets, and knows how to spoil her guests with delicious bread, homemade cookies and melt-in-the-mouth caramels. Reverse cycle air-conditioning kept us comfortable and a full swag of visual and audio gadgets entertained us.
Cladich Pavilions is only 5 minutes from busy Stirling and close to vineyards, restaurants, golf courses and national parks.