The ceilings in the front bedroom and lounge are pressed metal. On top of these are a thick layer of clay and then a layer of straw. This is for insulation and is still there. The other 2 bedrooms, laundry and toilet were added in 1988 and the lounge was added in 1993.
This property was once part of a larger land holding, before the house was built. Carl Friedrich Keller was the first owner, whose original house is located on Roennfeldt Road and is now used as a shed.
The property is now approx. 30 acres in size, about 17 acres are planted to shiraz, which were planted in the early and mid 1990's. This area with deep clay soils, lends itself particularly to red grape varieties eg. Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and many world famous wines are produced using grapes from this region.
Carob Cottage is owned and operated by Dianne Kassebaum (pictured) and David Kassebaum. They have utilised Carob Cottage as a Bed and Breakfast since 2004.
David, Dianne and their 4 children used to live in the cottage but decided to upsize as the family grew. They decided to restore the cottage in a way which contained modern conveniences with reminders of its original history.