Set well back from the road, Thistle Hill Guest House is nestled amid 20 acres of gardens, native trees, dams and our own vineyard. The feeling is so tranquil and relaxing it is hard to believe you are only minutes from some of Pokolbin’s finest wineries, restaurants and attractions and right in the heart of the renowned “Around Hermitage” area which has become known for its boutique wineries and globally recognised restaurants.
Weekend reservations are 2 night minimum stay (Fri+Sat or Sat+Sun). Weekday reservations (Sun-Thur) do not have a minimum stay.
When staying more than 2 nights, guests can enjoy a complimentary cheese platter and a bottle of wine on arrival.
Thistle Hill Guest House is modeled on a French Provincial farm house with covered verandahs on all four sides. There are three buildings – the main Farmhouse with Guest Suites, our inviting Breakfast Room with views of the property and the self-contained Private Cottage.
Rustic seating, old stoneware, clay pots and other curiosities dress the building perimeters along with hedgerows, topiary and iceberg white roses that line the grey stone paths. Explore the grounds of Thistle Hill with your camera – there’s lots to see. Want a game of croquet? We can set you up on the lawn or even small garden party under the trees.
Thistle Hill has its very own vineyard and bottled wine. The vines start blooming in September/October all through summer. Grapes are ready to pick from late January through early February on red or white – our grapes are white. Vines are clipped in March/April but we don’t consider there to be a season end. Stroll through the vineyard and capture a selfie among the vines.
We are all about comfort at Thistle Hill and our suites are well-appointed with soft furnishings and fabrics that harmonise with the French Provincial Farmhouse feel. We have eight comfortable Guest Suites and a large private residence called The Cottage.
Bright and airy, all of our Guest Suites feature French doors that open onto covered verandahs with private seating, Spotted Gum timber floors, lounges, Ottomans, cushions, throw rugs and Queen size beds. We can also include a single bed should you require one. Luxury bathrooms appoint all rooms.
The Cottage features two bedrooms each with its own luxury bathroom, an open plan living area with kitchen, expansive French doors, high ceiling with exposed timber rafters and large terracotta floor tiles.
Our Guest Suites continue the French Provincial theme with rustic white-washed walls, Spotted Gum floors, French doors and muted tones. Each suite is air-conditioned, has coffee and tea making facilities including a bar fridge, recharging points for your devices, free wifi and a luxury bathroom.
All of our suites have luxury bathrooms with huge rainforest showerheads, as well as a large assortment of quality eco-friendly bathroom products supplied such as shampoo, bodywash, handwash and moisturiser. All bathrooms feature instantaneous hot water so your shower will never go cold.
The two bedrooms in The Cottage are bright and airy with French doors and sash windows on two sides. They feature rustic furniture, Queen size beds, en-suite bathrooms, large terracotta floor tiles and beautiful drapes.
Breakfast time at Thistle Hill is an event to start the day. If you follow our Instagram page you will see what we mean. Our Breakfast Room sits separate from the main building over near the pool (hey – did we tell you we have a pool?) The room features full length windows on three sides with commanding views of the property.
We start cooking at 5am to make sure your breakfast selection includes freshly baked items along with a variety of cereals, meats, fruits, compotes, yoghurts, juices and of course coffee and tea. There’s always plenty to go round and more than enough for anyone looking for a big breakfast before they head out to spend the day visiting the local wineries.
Phone: (02) 6574 7217
Thistle Hill Guest House
591 Hermitage Road
Pokolbin NSW 2320