We stayed a Friday and Saturday night in the white room. We arrived relatively late Friday night but despite this Michael was there to greet us as soon as we drove up the driveway. He showed us around the whole house, explained everything and made sure all was OK.
The place was spotless, felt I could "eat off the floor".
Friday night there was one other guest, a friend of Michael and David's and we had a wonderful breakfast together, served at our desired time of 9am. We enjoyed such a great conversation with Louie and Michael that we didn't leave the breakfast table until 11.
Saturday night it was only us staying at Thorn Park so we had a romantic dinner for two. David served us 5 superb dishes, the best twice cooked goats cheese souffle I have ever tasted. The table setting was immaculate and the menu written out in calligraphy by Michael. Whilst eating we were chatting to Michael and on our encouragement he was getting several books off their shelves, checking if there were any we wanted to read, did I want him to put on them on my bedside table?
It was hard to leave Sunday morning, but again there was no rush, check-out time being when we desired to leave.
It is fairly pricey to stay here compared with other Clare Valley accommodation but I cannot imagine that any other place would get even close to the hospitality that Michael and David offer. Words are really not enough and I would love to return again soon. Every so often a smile crosses my lips when I remember some of the stories we shared so the joy goes well beyond the two days we were there.
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