Hi, and welcome to The Villas – Barossa. 

We’re excited that you’re planning a visit to our beautiful Barossa – a place that we absolutely love and would love to share with you.

Located in the heart of the Barossa’s iconic Seppeltsfield Road precinct, our two Villas provide the perfect home for exploring nearby cellar doors, premium dining experiences and gin distillery and for walking or cycling in the stunning natural environment.  

The Villas offer beautiful, environmentally sensitive accommodation in a striking bush setting.  Reflecting the region’s agricultural roots, The Villas harmonise unique architectural design with simplicity and warmth, creating a peaceful, secluded Barossa retreat.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Grant & Cath

We’d love to share our beautiful part of the Barossa with you.


About Us

We’re Grant & Cathy Wills.  In 2012 we relocated from Sydney to the Barossa, where Cathy spent her early years, and where generations of her family have lived since the early 1840’s.  We settled in our new home, the historic Gnadenfrei schoolhouse in the heart of the village of Marananga, where we’ve discovered an extraordinary community of neighbours and friends.

Recently, the land adjacent to our cottage became available for sale. As we are passionate about safeguarding the environment of peace, nature and community that we and our neighbours share, we decided to purchase this land and construct two eco-villas. 

Stephen Sainsbury Architects designed The Villas, infusing the design with their belief that environmentally responsible architecture can create beautiful inspiring luxurious places.  The Villas were constructed using their Ecoshelta minimal impact, prefabricated modular buildings.

Building The Villas was an extraordinary experience.  Under the expert guidance of the Ecoshelta project management team, The Villas were built to lock-up in under 3 weeks, by a small group of family and friends working together, to whom we owe our gratitude.  In addition to the local trades who subsequently connected services and completed the internal fit out, The Villas have the fingerprints of friends, family and neighbours who gave of their time, expertise and moral support throughout the project.  As Grant would later reflect, ‘a community created these Villas’.