Irongate Studio B&B

At Irongate Studio Bed and Breakfast you will unwind and relax in this bespoke former art gallery. Irongate Studio B&B is set ideally in a tranquil setting where you will receive a warm welcome from your hosts Peter and Yvonne Cloke.

Irongate Studio B&B is ideal for relaxing short breaks, holidays with family and friends or celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. Only a 1.5-hour scenic drive north from Adelaide to the beautiful Clare Valley Region and its picturesque rural/vineyard setting – Irongate Studio B&B is situated in the Heritage township of Mintaro and is close to restaurants and wineries.

Our aim at Irongate Studio B&B is to continue to make the artwork an evolving space showcasing various artists to enhance the bespoke accommodation we offer our guests.

We are delighted to announce that South Australian artist, Janine Howlett is currently featuring her artwork in Irongate Studio B&B. Janine has lived her entire life in South Australia. With a natural flair for redecorating, Janine has become a self-taught artist with a passion to create artwork which compliments the modern home of today.  Her artwork continues to evolve through exploration of textures, colours and patterns; Janine continues to create many stunning and unique pieces.

Some artworks are full of movement and depth, some inspired by natural beauty and landscapes and others are very modern with clean cut lines, distinctive shapes and dimensions.

Janine is able to create and adapt any of her individual painting designs to suit anyone’s unique personal preferences including size, colours and style. She experiences a great sense of personal pride knowing that her artwork is enjoyed and is beautifying and complementing people’s homes and décor.

All of Janine’s artwork is available for purchase from Irongate Studio B&B. Guests can take home a memento of their stay in Irongate Studio or select a piece of beautiful artwork to take home for a gift.

Irongate Studio B&B Features

There is a lap pool which is situated directly in front of the owner's residence and there is access to the pool from Irongate Studio's private courtyard. The pool is available to guests for fitness and lap swimming.

Irongate Studio Mintaro South Australia swimming pool

  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Undercover BBQ and entertaining area
  • Private in house laundry facilities
  • Local wine and brewed beer available for purchase
  • Dining in option – with choice of gourmet meals locally made
  • Underfloor heating in bathrooms
  • A toasty warm slow combustion wood heater (available from Easter - October long weekend)
  • Split system air conditioning in bedrooms and living area
  • Quality linen, towels and bath robes
  • TV / DVD in living room and TV in each bedroom
  • Free WiFi

This beautifully appointed B&B with private entrance can host up to a total of four guests with two Queen Sized bedrooms each with private en-suite.  Enjoy a choice of breakfast provisions including bacon/free range eggs/cereals /juice/homemade jams and local honey/an extensive assortment of teas and Nespresso coffee pods. A bottle of Clare Valley wine and a grazing plate will be waiting for you on arrival. Please advise if you have dietary issues and we will endeavor to arrange substitutes from our normal inclusions.

Irongate Studio has been tastefully and creatively transformed from working art studio to luxury B&B. Guests are able to relax and enjoy Janine’s beautiful art work adorning the walls throughout the B&B. Our guests can purchase a piece they love or consign Janine to create a piece especially for themselves. What better way to remember your stay in the charming township of Mintaro in the scenic Clare Valley.

Mintaro, South Australia

Mintaro in the Clare Valley is home to some of the State's most hidden gems. It's the perfect place to visit if you love heritage and wine. For more information, visit

Posted by SA Weekender on Sunday, 5 August 2018