Welcome to Mount Gambier’s most sophisticated luxury hotel, Delgattie Estate.
With enchanting garden views, a dining hall, billiard room and Parisian chandeliers throughout, this 120-year-old property has had the most magnificent restoration, and now offers luxury accommodation and the perfect event space.
Like a scene from Downton Abbey, you’ll feel as though you’ve been taken back in time to the early 1900s — the only thing missing is your ball gown! The opulent hallway leads to three charming, elegantly decorated, private guest suites which overlook their gorgeous gardens, and just like Ed Sheeran sang, you really can watch the sunset over the castle on the hill.
With spectacular ensuites and a sitting room in each suite (complete with tea, coffee and a mini bar), you won’t want to leave. And you don’t have to because you can arrange breakfast to be served to your suite, or venture out of your room to enjoy brekky in the Bankside dining room (named after the property’s original name).
If you’re feeling extra indulgent, you can book the entire estate all to yourself — with your family and friends, of course! So, other than feeling unbelievably relaxed and like a million dollars, what else can you do during your stay?
Make memories with a bespoke dining experience where you’ll feast on a menu that showcases the very best of theLimestone Coast’s food and wine.
And, even at ‘Downton Abbey’ there’s happy hour. Guests can enjoy drinks on the upstairs deck while being played to by the estate’s antique pianola. While you’re tucked away, soaking up the aristocratic lifestyle, you’re only a stone’s throw from world-class wineries, great cafés and extraordinary nature experiences with the famous Blue Lake, and Umpherson and Kilsby Sinkholes just a short drive away.
Rich in history
Delgattie’s story began in 1902 when the land was part of ‘Canavan’s Paddock’ before local accountant Alexander Walker built a single storey dolomite and limestone home on it. Chief Magistrate Carl Louis Spehr and his wife, Emma, became Delgattie’s second owners in 1905.
After twenty years, they added a second storey, including an enormous billiard table and pianola that were lifted into place by a crane before the roof was added! The property changed hands several times before the Kosch family transformed it into the boutique hotel that it is today.
Now a family affair, the estate is lovingly run by Evan and his three children, Michael, Tom and Lucy. “My dad Evan took four years to restore this amazing estate and, as you can see, he has an incredible eye for detail and interior styling and design,” says Lucy. No stranger to the hotel business, the family also owns Commodore On The Park Motel and Mount Gambier’s new-look The Henty.
Conferences, weddings, special birthdays, corporate retreats, private dinners — whatever the party, Delgattie will bring it. For parties of 12 or less, guests can relish in an exclusive private dining experience, including a bespoke food and wine menu. The gorgeous lawn areas are ideal for wedding ceremonies, and for a bigger reception Commodore On The Park next door features 53 rooms and suites, and can host functions for up to 200 guests.