espira; meaning to 'exhale'.

The luxury Adelaide Hills retreat has been designed as a private space to enable guests to separate themselves from their busy lives and immerse themselves in nature.


espira is located in Ashton in the Adelaide Hills, only 20 minutes from the city, and one of Australia’s most beautiful and gastronomically acclaimed wine and food regions. It is uniquely set on its own on “Dream Hill”. There is only your accommodation.

The site enjoys the panoramic views of the vineyard and further beyond to Marble Hill, Piccadilly Valley, and the Barossa Ranges.

The accommodation has a striking, contemporary design with premium fixtures, fittings, and appliances. It is generous in space (56 sqm), and incorporates a separate bedroom with a king-size bed, and a kitchen with all amenities. The living room has a wood fireplace for the winter months and the exterior has a deck with an outdoor bath, dining space, and fire pit, to enjoy the surrounding views, breathtaking sunsets, and star-filled night skies.

cellar door

espira is surrounded by the organic vineyards of ‘Casa Freschi’ wines, which has an onsite, intimate cellar door, offering wine flights and cheese platters. In winter, stand around the outdoor fire for roasted chestnuts or take a bottle of wine (or two), up to your accommodation for secluded privacy.

immerse in nature

We want to reconnect our guests with nature and themselves. We are mindful of the environment and the accommodation is solar-powered and harvests rainwater. It is pre-fabricated to a high standard of energy efficiency and we aim for a zero-waste system by restricting the use of single-use packaging, and recycling.

explore the area

The Adelaide Hills has many attractions, all within close distance to espira

Walking trails

espira is situated near the Heyson Trail, and the property leads to the Horsnel Gully circuit trail, a hidden gem in the Adelaide hills. The circuit trail is 4.7km return (2hrs), and you will see many koalas, kangaroos, and the occasional echidna. You will pass through Magic Valley, and Giles ruins before climbing up to beautiful views of the city and beyond.

Food & Wine

espira is in close proximity to world-class restaurants, cellar doors, and cafes. Within 5 km our favourites include the Uraidla Hotel, Cherry Bomb Café, The Scenic Hotel, Mt Lofty House, Ashton Hill Winery, Greenhills, and Ten Miles East. A little further away are the wineries, distilleries, and restaurants in and about Hahndorf, and the city of Adelaide is only a 20-minute drive.

Wellness & Therapies

espira provides yoga mats and meditation cushions. We also offer in-room massages and are minutes away from ‘The Gatekeepers Day Spa’ which is a destination spa escape that overlooks the stunning Adelaide Hills from the iconic Mt Lofty House.

Twilight bath bliss 🛁
🏡 espira
📍 Ashton, Adelaide Hills
espira is the perfect little getaway. Cosy by the wood fire while you watch the weather roll across the vineyard.
The best seat in the house, your sunset awaits.
Weather is cooling, perfect time for the outdoor fire pit at espira🍷& 🔥.#adelaidehills #satourismcommission #casafreschi
Photo by @ashblenkinsop summer sunset at espira
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  • vineyard and mountain views
  • natural wood fireplace
  • outdoor bathtub
  • open plan kitchen, lounge, and dining
  • outdoor north-facing deck
  • outdoor fire pit


  • split system heating and cooling
  • luxury linen and towels
  • bodywash, shampoo and conditioner
  • tea and coffee provisions
  • continental breakfast provisions
  • wifi
  • marshall bluetooth speaker
  • wireless phone chargers 

direct booking offer

Book directly with us and enjoy two complimentary wine tastings at Casa Freschi, valued at $40. Plus, a bottle of Casa Freschi wine will be waiting for you upon arrival. Experience the local flavours with this special treat for our direct booking guests.