Thorn Park Country House


Set gracefully in the heart of the Clare Valley, the 145 year old Thorn Park Country House commands a stunning view out over the rolling hills and green vineyards. Thorn Park is honey for the senses, featuring an appealing historic architecture and friendly staff.


The country house is the centrepiece of a delightful park and the interior is just as pleasing. The lobby is decked out with a range of antique furniture and precious decorations that will thrill any art connoisseur.


Having received read more » numerous accolades for its health cuisine, the Thorn Park’s superb restaurant is famous for both its local and international delicacies. Dine in fine style and accompany the culinary delights with some of the region’s superb wines.


On a par with the general facilities and the cuisine, the suites are extravagant accommodation transcending even the most discerning guest’s expectations. Michael Speers, owner and manager, was an art teacher and actor and has applied his trained eyed to the design of the guest units.


Every room is unique and tells a different story. Incidentally, the Thorn Park Country House features only six exclusive suites, ensuring a highly private and quiet ambience. Moreover, the Thorn Park offers excellent value for money.


The surroundings complement the gracious house perfectly. Stroll through scenic vineyards, lush orchards and quaint villages. Having exhausted yourself, settle down beneath age-old gum trees on the 65 acre property.


The idyllic country flair is also a fabulous backdrop for your events and celebrations. The old barn has been converted into a venue for conferences, concerts, weddings and many other occasions.


In fact, Thron Park is just perfect for weddings. The flair of the surrounding vineyards adds a special touch and the local produce enhances the cheerful atmosphere. Contact INTOSOL if you plan to marry in Australia. It is a pleasure for us to make arrangements for you!


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The Thorn Park Country House is a former horse farm and consists of three carefully renovated buildings. The main building accommodates three guest rooms, the kitchen, breakfast room, library, lounge and read more » two dining rooms.


The smaller Coach House features only two guest units. Last but not least, the old barn has been converted into an elegant building accommodating a luxurious suite as well as offices and the reception area.


The graceful estate radiates a flair composed of historic ambience, sophisticated elegance and quaint country ease and comfort. Unwind in the salon furnished with antiques and selected curiosities or in the cosy library.


Each of the Thorn Park Country House’s guest units is unique and decked out differently. The elegant Blue & White Room is reminiscent of the sky and promises sweet dreams to come. Or choose the Yellow Room, radiating positive energy.


Next, there is the White Room, equipped with champagne drapes and rare antiques. Those with a soft spot for Italian elegance are well advised to choose the Terracotta Room. Italian chintz and Michelangelo reproductions as well as the warm colour scheme lend the room a cosy feel.


Incidentally, all of the fine units offer a private shower bathroom with amenities like a hairdryer and extravagant little details like heated towel racks. An air-conditioning system, heating and TV complete the facilities.


Certainly, the Barn Accommodation is the Thorn Park’s finest. The luxurious suite offers a bedroom as well as living room with a kitchenette and dressing room – plenty of room to spread out!


The Thorn Park Country House in the Clare Valley: refined accommodation, superb service, vast gardens, an award-winning restaurant and elegant architecture! Just perfect for a relaxing break amidst the vineyards!


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Superb wine, local cheese, smoked ham and other delicacies combined with the picturesque backdrop of green vineyards and historic villages – the Clare Valley is an oasis of sweet country charms, peace read more » and quiet!


Wine connoisseurs will delight in the countless wineries that offer their produce for tasting. The Sevenhill Cellars are the region’s oldest winery, having been founded by Jesuits as early as 1851.


The Sevenhill’s cellars are especially famous for their superb Rieslings. The village Sevenhill itself, is a charming place with a lively market on every last Saturday of the month.


The Clare Valley is known far and wide for its many fresh local delicacies. Try the bread fresh out of the oven, the fruit grown in the region or admire the English architecture of Mintaro.


The Clare’s many enchanting villages make for a long and wonderful day, passing through Penwortham, Watevale, Auburn, Burra, Kapunda and many more… The country town Clare is a small but prospering place offering a superb choice of restaurants and pubs.


Thorn Park is located in northern South Australia, about two hours north of Adelaide. Having tired of country charms and looking for city thrills, Adelaide is just within reach for a day trip.


Admire the elegant limestone buildings sitting amidst beautifully kept gardens, sweeping lawns and vast parks. Adelaide is a multicultural city that was settled and designed by free men. Today it draws visitors with its many museums, theatres and concerts.


The cultural life culminates in the Adelaide Festival, which takes place every two years. However, you may also decide to give the city a miss and concentrated on the Thorn Park Country House’s gracious surroundings.


Wild flowers blossom, bees buzz past, the birds sing and – in short – the Thorn Park’s infinite park is a natural paradise. Make the conscious decision to indulge … – the sweet life at the Thorn Park in the Clare Valley!


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