Stranraer Homestead

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Stranraer Homestead is a legendary farmstay accommodation situated on a working sheep farm, which has been in the Wheaton family for generations. Their gracious hospitality includes delicious home-cooked meals.


We wish to advise that as of January 1, 2025, Stranraer Homestead will no longer be offering their traditional hosted dinner, bed and breakfast service. Please note that all existing bookings will be honoured at the traditional service level.

Lyn and Graham Wheaton have provided a consistent, caring and high-quality service for almost 30 years, and it is time for them to enjoy their well-deserved retirement. On behalf of the Exceptional Kangaroo Island team, our trade partners and many thousands of happy past guests, we’d like to say congratulations and thank you to Lyn and Graham for their exceptional service, and wish them the very best. 

While they are stepping back from hosting, they will still be offering a couple of different accommodation options which will be available for both small group and private tour pickups. There are two properties; Wattle Grove Cottage and The Workman’s Cottage (both sleeping up to 4 guests, with two beds, two baths, fully equipped kitchen, laundry and lounge), that will be offered as a non-hosted option. In place of the traditional hosted dinner, bed and breakfast service, breakfast hampers are included in the nightly rate, and dinner platters can be added for an additional cost. 

Stranraer Homestead is located on a 3000-acre working sheep farm which has been in the Wheaton family for generations and the hospitality is legendary.

There are currently three accommodation options available:

  • The Homestead
  • The Workman’s Cottage
  • Wattle Grove Cottage

Touring can be share or private. Guests arriving at Stranraer on a Saturday afternoon through the summer are often surprised to find a local cricket game in full swing as Stranraer provides the home grounds for MacGillivray Cricket Club and the Wheatons have been keen participants over generations.

The Homestead

Please note: The Homestead will no longer be available for stays from January 1, 2024, onwards. Existing bookings will be honoured.

The Homestead is constructed of local limestone and has broad verandahs surrounding it for that classic Australian country style – architects consider Stranraer to be an excellent example of Federation architecture.

Guests are accommodated in four guest rooms although a maximum of three are used at one time unless the property is booked on a sole-use basis. Each of the three guestrooms have a dedicated bathroom. The homestead has been carefully restored with period furniture without compromising comfort as the amenities are contemporary with high quality linens and bedding throughout. Three rooms have Queen beds, one of these has an additional Single and a fourth room has two Single beds in a twin configuration.

The walled garden and orchard provide much of the produce utilised in the generous yet refined catering. Meals are prepared by Lyn and the dinner offers two options for entree, main and dessert with much locally sourced. Breakfast is a selection of fresh-baked pastries, preserved fruits, cereals and a range of hot dishes and is commented on by guests as a stand-out meal. This is a remote location, so unless guests are self drive it does not make sense to book anything but a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

The Workman’s Cottage

Located adjacent to The Homestead, The Workman’s Cottage is a two-bedroom self-contained option, with a fully-equiped kitchen, dining, lounge and laundry.

Guests booking with Exceptional Kangaroo Island will be provided with a gourmet food hamper as a dinner and breakfast option.

The Workman’s Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests, with 1 x king bedroom with ensuite, 1 x queen bedroom and 1 x standalone bathroom.

Wattle Grove Cottage

Wattle Grove Cottage is located 3km (2mi) from The Homestead and The Workman’s Cottage, offering a unique blend of history and modern comfort. This two-bedroom cottage offers a fully-equiped kitchen, dining, lounge and laundry.

Guests booking with Exceptional Kangaroo Island will be provided with a gourmet food hamper as a dinner and breakfast option.

Wattle Grove Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests, with 2 x king bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms.

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