‘Drover’s Run’ site, once home to McLeod’s Daughters, sells again.

Recently renovated boutique hotel in the Barossa was home to 224 episodes of famed Nine drama.

South Australian boutique hotel Kingsford The Barossa, previously the location for much-loved Nine drama McLeod’s Daughters, has been sold.

Melbourne fund manager Salter Brothers has paid an as yet undisclosed price for 68 Kingsford Road, Kingsford, which recently underwent a $10 million refurbishment as a boutique accommodation venue with 16 suites.

Pastoralist Stephen King, commissioned the two-storey, Georgian-style sandstone house in 1856 – it’s thought that the stone was transported from Edinburgh as ship’s ballast.

Nine bought the property in 2000 , at a rumoured for $380,000, from long-term owner Tom Fotherington to become ‘Drover’s Run’. 224 episodes of McLeod’s Daughters were produced over seven years, screened in 41 countries.

It was sold in 2008 and opened in 2012 as a boutique accommodation. Major extensions began in 2020 with three bars, a 21 metre wine cellar, a German-themed bowling alley and a saltwater pool.

“We are delighted to acquire this beautiful property which will complement our existing portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and retreat,” Mr. Salter said. “We look forward to the opportunity to put Salter Brothers touches on a premium asset.”

Source: RealEstate Source

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    1. Yes that would be a great idea…Next Generation…not a revival…I loved the show and have it on DVD….but 5 main characters…were 4 New Zealanders and 1 South African actors on it all playing Australians that convinced us they were Australians… you made a comment about Australian actors carrying a show and selling it on Heat on channel 10..that show won numerous awards and was sold to over 100 countries…I’m aware Heat was a co creation between 10 and Channel 5..but this just proves that not all shows need to have Australian actors …(even though I believe we have some of the best in the world) I believe it comes down to the script, how it is made, and the creativity but most importantly the skills of the actors..that to me is what makes a show enjoyable….

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