Meet Julian and Jane

Abbotsford Country House Owners - Julian & Jan Maul

Your Barossa hosts, Jane and Julian Maul, are the creators, owners of Abbotsford Country House. After spending many years in the corporate world, both in Australia and the United Kingdom, in 1997 they chose to create a luxurious country house in the heart of the world’s favourite Australian wine region.
They chose to fulfill their dream of developing and running a country house in the similar vein to those which they had stayed whilst living in the United Kingdom.

After two years of combing every road and laneway, every hilltop and gully of the Barossa, by sheer accident they were told of a spot that ” might suit their needs”. As it is with these things, the land was not for sale and the owners were looking at building a home on the spot for their own retirement!

The owners, Ken and Helen Semmler, were impressed with the Maul’s plans and chose to sell them the land. Ken Semmler has referred to them as modern day Silesians, a reference to the great pioneering spirit to those who settled in the region in the 1840’s.

As is the way with these things in the Barossa, the deal was done with a hand shake and the Maul’s and Semmler’s have remained great friends ever since. In fact, one of the suites is named after them, close to trees planted by Helen when she was a child.

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Below are all our contact details, alternatively you can contact us through our online enquiry form.

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219 Yaldara Drive, Lyndoch, South Australia, 5351.

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+618 8524 4662

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"Fabulous View, Fabulous Hosts. We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Abbotsford Country House. In addition to having one of the most beautiful views I have come across in my travels, the owners were quite simply wonderful. Julian and Jane were hosting a wedding at the inn the weekend we stayed, but still paid close attention to us and made us feel welcome without being intrusive. They made great recommendations for local wineries and dinners. Breakfast was hearty and delicious, with the best of local ingredients. We didn't eat again until dinner and were more than satisfied! And I must state again that the property and views were gorgeous. Our only regret was that we were only there one night."
– Lola