Eyes Peeping Through My Bedroom Window

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Sunrise

I dive under the quilt as I see two dark and beady eyes looking in at me through the bedroom window as I lie in bed.  “Freak me out!”

I’m here in the Adelaide Hills, and this BnB is set high on a hillside, and its in a quiet and secluded area of the Australian bushland.

I’m not sure what to do?

It is early morning and we arrived just as it was getting late last night, so I’m unfamiliar with the surroundings, and I feel like I’m in the middle of Australia.

Plus, our BnB section is completely separate from the owners end of this luxury Australian homestead.

I pull the duvet over my head, willing those deep-dark eyes not to be looking in at me when I resurface.

I’m not going to be a scaredy-cat.  Fear, back on down.

Slowly I lift the covers, and take a second look.  “What the Fffff….lipppp”?  Now there are two sets of eyes! Yes – there are four eyes!

But as my eyes re-adjust to the dawn light, I realise that only glass separates me by less than a couple of metres, and they aren’t human eyes….

…. they are kangaroos !!!!!

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo eyes

And they are the cutest furry beasts I’ve ever seen, sitting back on their rear legs munching away.

Hahaha, I laugh to myself. I think ‘Tom’ is a girl, and do I see a joey protruding from her pouch?

Kqngaroo
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo close-up

I get up and before me lies the most magical scene – straight out of an Australian movie.

There, on the green grassed slope that roll on down to a dam and creek, must be over 30 kangaroos, all grazing contentedly as the morning orange skies form a perfect backdrop.

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo feeding in front

These two naughty kangaroos at my window have hopped up to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, nibbling on the decadent house plants.

kangaroo
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo outside

This must be the most idyllic location in Australia I’ve ever encountered to experience the natural wildlife that lives in the Scott Creek Conservation Park that adjoins the property.

kangaroo
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo outside bedroom

It is like being on a safari. But instead of the fear of a lion outside your luxury site, you have a kangaroo, or two, or thirty-five as I later learn.

This mob of kangaroos actually have their home here at Clouds Nest.

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo grazing

If you are a …

… tourist; traveller; photographer; YouTuber; artist; biologist; writer;

or just seeking a blissful experience,

this would have to be one of the most unique experiences in the world.

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – pretty garden

I know this is unique. Why?

Because we have stayed in some pretty unique places:

… including an Elephant Safari Park in Bali;

a Luxury Tented Camp in Kenya;

a Hotel made of Ice in Romania;

a Castle in Wales;

and a Tree House in Guatemala – to name just a few.

Kangaroo outside
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroos outside the kitchen window

In 4 years of travel and 65 countries, Clouds Nest is up there with one of the most incredibly picturesque properties offering luxurious surroundings, in more ways than one.

Explorason
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Explorason outside

Clouds Nest is only 40 minutes from Adelaide CBD, but is beautifully secluded and surrounded by natural flora and fauna, so perfect for bushland walks towards Mt Lofty and Stirling.

Mind you, there is no need to walk far; not with kangaroos right there outside your window! So even the elderly can enjoy this luxurious location.

Kangaroo ear
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – furry kangaroo ear close-up

On one of our drives back from the nearby shopping centre, we had to stop as a koala made its way in front of our car, walking slowly on all fours for about 50 metres.

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – distant view of BnB

No camera captured this – we only have the moment to remember.

There are also wineries and cute traditional villages close by.

©Exploramum and Explorason - Scott Creek, South Australia - nearby ruins
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – nearby ruins

Just down the road, several century old stone ruins remain, to remind you of the history of the European pioneers who settled here in South Australia, and establishing their orchards and pastures.

distant view
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – distant view

Sheep and alpacas can be found opposite the property, and nearby 19th century silver and gold mines that have long been abandoned grace the neighbouring valleys.

Accommodation Choices

Clouds Nest is a boutique BnB with only two king-size rooms, that can be split into two singles or one king size bed each, so bookings need to be made.

Clouds Nest
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Double Room

Both have ensuite bathrooms, and share a private guest lounge, which we found to be well equipped for all our needs with TV, library, coffee making facilities, and a kitchenette.

IMG_0108IMG_0110

The room rates include continental breakfast.

A cooked breakfast, picnic lunch or evening meal are available on request, and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed an evening meal with our world-travelled host.

She is full of enchanting stories of the many lands she has visited over the years, and the ultra modern decor exudes her world-class style.

I love her interior design style where old meets new, and whilst it is true-blue Australia outside, inside the home is filled with an eclectic mix of fine wares from her travels, all with their own story.

IMG_0119IMG_0118

Of course Wifi is available.

I believe larger groups can also occupy the whole house independently (self-catering cost negotiable).

It is an incredible home indeed, and if you are planning a trip to Australia, then I’d definitely suggest making the stop in Adelaide for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Our host is extremely thorough and professional.  She can arrange transport to the Adelaide airport; the city, or to local events at a negotiated rate, of there is adequate parking for your personal or hire vehicle on site.

DSC03275IMG_0293

We stayed for several days here at CloudsNest.

We were able to safely stand within a few metres of the kangaroos, so much so that you can see the dew drops on their facial hairs!

I also now have hundreds of fabulous photos to add to my collection.

IMG_0250IMG_0251

I loved waking to the laugh of the kookaburra’s, and watching as dozens of pink galahs feasted on the seeds in the grassed area.

DSC03315IMG_0271

So, if you’d like to risk the chance of a ‘Peeping Tom’ at your window (albeit a kangaroo), make sure to book in to Clouds Nest, and tell them Exploramum told you all about it.

I think at the end of the day you’ll end up being the one staring through the window !

kangaroo
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Cheeky kangaroos come up to the house

This is a once in a lifetime rare opportunity, and you won’t want to miss it if you a planning a trip to Australia.

kangaroos grazing
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – rear of property

Clouds Nest Bed and Breakfast

Location: 813A Scott Creek Road, Scott Creek, 5153  South Australia

Email:  clayton.jean@gmail.com

Website: www.cloudsnest.com.au

Kangaroos
©Exploramum and Explorason – Scott Creek, South Australia – Clouds Nest – Kangaroo on the slope

 

 

Please read our Disclaimer here
Disclaimer, Disclosure, and Fine Print – Exploramum & Explorason
Disclaimer: This post may contain Affiliate Links, Sponsored Content, or .…

3 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge