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Thorn Park by the vines

Quarry Road | Sevenhill via, Clare, South Australia 5453, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Staying with Michael and David is like staying with old and dear friends in their gracious and elegant home. We first stayed with them 28 years ago and, if anything, this time was even better than the first. Food superb, excellent wines (probably too much!) and charming, warm hospitality. "The Boys" as they are universally referred to in the Valley,... More

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Lorne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had planned to drive through the Clare Valley on our way to the Flinders Ranges . The location was found on the website and when we booked we thought well we could try the cook there and if we didn't like it we could find another location for our next night....that was before we had met Michael and David.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

David Hay and Michael Speers are the ultimate in gracious hosts, and the house itself is stylish, welcoming, and very, very comfortable. Best of all, there are no pretensions; one feels immediately at home and at ease. David is an excellent cook, and both dinner and breakfast were superb. The company (David and Michael) was delightful, and we left with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

David and Michael run the definitive Australian luxury country house. IN beautiful surroundings in Clare you are welcomed like an old friend and feel right at home with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at the open plan kitchen bar, or one of the many lounge and reading areas. Each of the three bedrooms is lovely, with... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Having been guests at the original Thorn Park and now at TP in the Vines, we are struck by the remarkable consistency of experience that staying with Michael & David affords. We were there for a couple of nights (our Anniversary) and could not have imagined a more perfect location. While the accommodation and facilities are in themselves world class... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My husband Greg and I just had a week off and used it to explore beautiful south australian wine country (we are from melbourne). Our first stop was two nights in the beautiful Clare Valley staying at Thorn Park. This is a beautiful property on acres of native bushland with a dam and fantastic wildlife. The B&B is lovely -... More

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oxford, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Michael and David are consummate hosts in this 3 bedroom gem tucked away aming the gum trees near Sevenhill. You feel (if you want to - nothing pushy) like a family member - sitting at the long island in the kitchen as food as prepared and drinks poured. Topics range from the Ashes, to art, opera, wine wine wine, recipes,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

We chanced upon Thorn Park just 2 days before our arrival but had no idea we would have such fun while being looked after as if we were Michael and David's old friends at their country house party. The setting is glorious, the room we stayed in (yellow) extremely comfortable and the house furnished with immaculate taste. The 2 dinners... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I once stayed in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur where they said "welcome back" even though I had never been there before. They said it to everyone. At Thorn Park, Michael and David said "welcome back" to my wife and me and meant it, and it was 21 years since we had last stayed with them. In the new Thorn... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We cannot recommend Thorn Park by the vines highly enough - We stayed over the October 2013 long weekend to celebrate a special occasion, and are lost for words. Michael and David were amazing, incredibly warm and inviting, and provided a service that was outstanding! They welcomed all guests like close friends and we met some fabulous new friends. Their... More

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Address: Quarry Road | Sevenhill via, Clare, South Australia 5453, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Clare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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“Relax, unwind and be pampered by the warm hospitality, exceptional food and fine wine of Thorn Park by the Vines”.Thorn Park by the Vines is a contemporary country house, located in an exquisite private bush land and vineyard setting with only three guests suites in the heart of the Clare Valley, a little less than two hour’s comfortable drive from Adelaide. ... more   less 
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