Thorn Park by the Vines is located on 12 acres on the edge of Sevenhill in the Clare Valley. The property manages to capture the essence of privacy and peace in this superb environment and has just the right amount of modernity and openness without ever intruding into the private spaces of the guest rooms. The homestead feels luxurious and utterly tasteful. A late afternoon drink on the main deck looking out over the dam at sunset, the view epitomises everything that the extraordinary landscape artist Sir Hans Heysen so cleverly captured on canvas in his superb landscapes.
Hosts, David Hay and Michael Speers are consummate professionals. Service is attentive and intuitive. Dining is memorable, utilising fresh produce and matched with great Clare Valley wines. Thorn Park by the Vines has only two guest rooms accommodating four guests at a time.
The larger of the two guest rooms, with vistas over the dam and mature eucalypts. The walls are a soft white and furnishings include a contemporary, gray, white and black floral pattern and sheer muslin drapes. Furnished with beautiful antiques, artworks and botanical studies including a rare Australian Hunon Pine wardrobe and mahogany chaise lounge a perfect spot to relax with a good book. A beautiful Turkish rug adds an exotic finishing touch. Facilities include one king size bed or two single beds, reverse cycle air conditioning, ceiling fan, convection heating, large spacious ensuite (with view), walk in shower, large vanity and under floor heating.Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Blankets Broadband Internet Access Dryer Electric Blankets Hairdryer Heating Internet Access Private Bathroom Television iPod Dock
The pale yellow walls and blue drapes picked with yellow give this lovely light room a Chinoiserie feel. Antique botanical prints and china plates add to that feel without taking away a sense of space. A superb, early Australian mahogany wardrobe, cedar desk and large comfortable arm chair add touches of both luxury and practicality. The large windows overlook a beautiful bushland setting and there are comfortable antique cane chairs in the shaded terrace in front of the windows. Facilities include one queen size bed, reverse cycle air conditioning, ceiling fan, convection heating, large spacious ensuite, walk in shower, large vanity, under floor heating and heated towel rails. Suitable for guests with special mobility requirements.Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Blankets Broadband Internet Access Desk Dryer Electric Blankets Hairdryer Heating Private Bathroom Television
The second of the larger rooms, the Mocha Room, looks over the neighbouring northern vineyards also the protective stone ridge to the east. It has a king–sized bed that can also be twinned. Not surprisingly the walls are painted a rich mocha brown. The furniture is a mix of early Australian cedar and mahogany pieces that blend well with the lighter contemporary fabrics used for the soft furnishings. A large striped armchair calls out to be snuggled into with a good book, and the eclectic art works include works by former local artist Russell Pick, antique Daumier cartoons and other works collected on the boys’ travels. The large ensuite has a toilet, bidet and double vanity.Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Blankets Broadband Internet Access Dryer Electric Blankets Hairdryer Heating Internet Access Private Bathroom Television
indicativePrices From $425 to $475
Price is for double/twin bed and breakfast for one night. (two night minimum stay)