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Stunning St Brigids is ideal for two and provides the perfect place to simply ‘get away from it all’.

Take in the rustic elegance of this 100 year old Baltic pine church with original features and intricate timberwork. Climb the staircase to the mezzanine bedroom and take in the views through the double glass doors overlooking the beach.

Set on a peaceful and idyllic beach front sand hill on the outskirts of Goolwa Beach, this cottage style holiday home features an open plan lounge and kitchen complete with a baker’s oven that creates a cosy ambience. Enjoy the two person spa for total relaxation.

The historic town of Goolwa stands at the mouth of the Murray River on Lake Alexandrina, just an hour’s drive from Adelaide through breathtaking countryside. An extremely popular spot for ‘sea changers’, Goolwa Beach’s fine sand and rolling hills make it the perfect place to slow down and take in the beauty of nature. Visit Hindmarsh Island and the Coorong which provides kilometres of unspoiled wetlands and at the end of the day you can enjoy award winning local wines.


Ideal for a couple, St Brigids has a queen bed on the upper level mezzanine that features double glass doors opening onto a balcony. Have a lie in and listen to the relaxing sounds of the rolling waves!

The downstairs living area is warmed by a baker's oven while the kitchen features a dishwasher and microwave. Please note there is no conventional oven.


St Brigids is available for limited four night stays from Monday to Friday from April to September. It is not available during school holidays, weekends or public holidays.

Due to high demand, we are unlikely to be able to accommodate requests for specific dates.

Location and area

Goolwa is located approximately 88km from Adelaide (1hr 10min drive). St Brigids is located on the outskirts of Goolwa Beach on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. The retreat adjoins a native reserve and is close to shops, a golf course and the Murray River.

 Goolwa is a town tailored for water-sport enthusiasts. You can also plot a voyage of discovery from your own powerboat, yacht or canoe or sit back and enjoy a tour on a grand paddle steamer. As Goolwa represents the point where the Murray River meets the sea, this historic town was once one of Australia’s major ports and has a history rich in shipbuilding, trade and transport, which is now a growing tourist and holiday centre.

Heating and cooling

The property has a pot belly wood heater that heats the cottage. Wood for the pot belly heater is supplied, however, guests need to supply kindling.

House rules
  • Pets are not permitted; however, certified assistant animals with appropriate documentation will be considered.

  • St Brigids is strictly a smoke-free, vape-free property.

What to bring

Guests are required to bring their own food and personal items

Other considerations

All linen, including bedding and towels, is provided.

Guests need to be aware that the staircase to the mezzanine floor is steep and not suited to those who have limited mobility.

Wood for the pot belly heater is supplied, however, guests need to supply kindling.

Goolwa, SA 5214


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Category: South Australia

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