Ratcliff Cottage


Ratcliff Cottage is a beautifully restored limestone cottage settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute water frontage and surrounded by 100 acres of limestone countryside. Ratcliff Cottage offers you a breath-taking vista begging to be discovered, and gentle waves lapping the shore just metres from your front door.

Shaded by enormous Moreton Bay figs, Ratcliff Cottage offers serene views and an expansive terrace overlooking Pelican Lagoon. Step back in time and experience the pristine wilderness of the Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park and Aquatic Reserve as generations have before you. This limestone homestead was originally built by one of KI’s early settlers in 1911.

Ratcliff Cottage offers eco-friendly design features including solar power, a large verandah, pure rainwater throughout and a surrounding revegetation program. Given the high conservation value of Pelican Lagoon, motorised boats and jet skis, bringing your pets and fishing from the property is not an option, but there are plenty of great fishing locations close by. If you’d like to explore the lagoon, Kayak hire is an option.

Tastefully appointed, Ratcliff Cottage sleeps six comfortably across four bedrooms: 2 king rooms (one that can convert to twin king singles upon request), 1 queen room and 1 twin single room. Enjoy light and airy open plan holiday living with a friendly split system air-conditioner / heater, restored cork floors, fast WIFI, cotton linen, fluffy towels, pillow top posturepedic mattresses, and a well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to make the most of Kangaroo Island’s glorious fresh produce.

Ratcliff Cottage is an ideally located launch point for exploring Kangaroo Island, a wildlife paradise for kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas, goannas and plentiful birdlife. You will be just minutes away from local attractions such as Island Beach (perfect for swimming), American River, Pennington Bay, and Mount Thisby, with wineries, farmers markets and wildlife parks in close proximity. Only 15 minutes from the Penneshaw Ferry, Ratcliff Cottage allows easy access for boaties, with two nearby public boat ramps at Island Beach and American River.


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  • Carpark

Map & Directions

84 Ratcliff Track, Pelican Lagoon, South Australia 5222 Australia

Cancellation Policy

Bookings cancelled less than 30days prior to arrival are non-refundable

The number of guests must not exceed that stated on the confirmation.

Gatherings / parties and pets are not permitted

Smoking outdoors only

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