Buildings - Castles - Palaces - Churches
Remote - Isolated
Ice & Snow
Floating - Boats
Cabin - Lodge - Huts
Tipee - Tents - Wigwam
Industrial - Factory
Fantasy - Theme
Food - Drink
Décor - Designer - Chic
Other - One Of A Kind
Castle built to modern standards for discrete rendezvous
This beautiful castle looks an excellent restoration project, however it was built on a vineyard site in 1994 with modern touches such as controllable heating, wifi and parking.
The foundations of Thorngrove Manor were laid in 1984, designed to provide unique, creative and artistically inspired accommodation, with an emphasis on individual privacy and service in creative surroundings. This AAA Tourism 5 star property has forged an enviable reputation for uncompromising service and cuisine and is the recipient of both Australian and international tourism awards and accolades.
Some suites are underground whilst others are on the 4th floor of a tower accessible via a spiral staircase. Intriguingly, there are no public areas and couples do not see other guests, which would suggest the opportunity for discrete rendezvous…
A fairytale ambience - with modern facilities and service
Blending antiques with contemporary fittings sourced from historic venues and worldwide collectors. Dramatic architecture, updated with modern conveniences - resonating with creative artistry.
Rooms and Tariffs
All room rates include continental breakfast. Rates are given in AUD and are inclusive of 10% tax & service.
Due to the unique, creative style of the accommodation please inform us if you are physically challenged and are unable to climb stairs with ease. Some areas may be unsuitable for those unable to climb stairs.
Tower Room - 2nd Floor, Loft room [Rate: AUS$750]
Ascend a spiral staircase in a crenellated tower to this classically inspired room with sophisticated flamboyant and creative décor with rare superior, antique and custom made furnishings. An exotic original hand carved bed creates a stunning centrepiece. Ensuite with roof window, porcelain spa bath/sep shower/walk-in wardrobe. Above treetop views to sunsets and the horizon beyond. A richly carved antique dining setting provides private romantic dining.
The Queens Chambers - 1st Floor, Split level 2-room suite [Rate: AUS$1250]
Experience a rich tapestry of the senses. Fantasy and romance with intricate refined plaster detail, artistry and design. These captivating rooms adjoin a large open summer terrace for alfresco dining with unspoiled and expansive tree top views beyond the battlements. A majestic draped four-poster bed with carved heraldic lions feature. Original Australian heritage watercolours, fabrics and tapestries provide harmony of colour, richness and texture in this suite of refined romanticism.
The Observatory - 3rd Floor, 2-room suite [Rate: AUS$995]
Ascend a stone spiral staircase to a heavenly tree top escape. Stars shine on the ceiling like jewels in the sky above a circular sunken spa in a tower circled above with lancet windows Dramatic architectural features are embellished with golden stencilled and colourful hand painted friezes. Decorative triangular wooden shutters filter light in the lounge/dining room with concealed kitchenette. The bedroom has panoramic windows with uninterrupted views over the treetops to the horizon. A steeply vaulted beamed timber ceiling radiates from a central point. 2 bathrooms ensure privacy. A fantasy escape!
Other Suite options are available. Contact the hotel for reservations and details
Thorngrove is located 17 mins (RAA official time) from the Adelaide city centre, 35 mins from both domestic/ international airports and 25 mins from National Rail Terminal
The village of Stirling is 5 min walk down a marked and historic leafy lane. You are 5 mins from golf courses, Australian wildlife parks, wineries, art galleries, museums and botanic gardens.
Personalised day tours to Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Clare Valley.