Hunter Valley’s most tranquil Accommodation

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.

Our Accommodation

Guest Rooms

Thistle Guest Suites

Enjoy one of the 6 private luxuriously appointed Guest Suites, all with ensuite bathrooms and private access. Sip a glass of wine overlooking the magnificent gardens and grounds and either plan your next activity or do absolutely nothing at all but relax and unwind!

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Cottage Lounge

Private or Shared Cottage

Relax in our spacious fully self contained cottage with full kitchen facilities, overlooking our beautiful Semillon vineyard and fruit filled Orchard. Families, friends and colleagues gather in this comfortable yet superbly appointed Cottage to relax and enjoy with room to enjoy company or to retreat and relax with space and style.

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        Donna and Stuart, and Emile and Soxy (furry four legged Head of Security and Head of Housekeeping respectively) look forward to your arrival and welcoming you into the paradise that is Thistle Hill. There is no question too small to answer or request too large for us to fulfill to ensure that your stay is everything you wished for and more.

        What our Guests Say

        Don’t just take it from us. See below for some of the kind words our guests have written about us on TripAdvisor and

        “I found heaven!!”

        After hours of reading trip advisor reviews I booked Thistle Hill for a trip with 2 girlfriends. From the moment we arrived we all fell in love with the property and I knew I had made the right choice… Read the full review on TripAdvisor.

        “Lovely surroundings, lovely rooms, lovely hosts!”

        … Donna and Stuart were the best hosts ever, giving us advice that was always right on the mark and making us feel right at home. The breakfast was the best I have ever had in a hotel or guest house. If you want a tranquil and beautiful setting with warm and helpful hosts, this is the place… Read the rest on TripAdvisor.

        “Fantastic and Beautiful Accommodation”

        We stayed for 1 night in the cottage (2 rooms with ensuite) which was amazing. The rooms have a nice touch to it, smelled great and make you feel at home. We arrived late in the evening but were greeted with smiles from Donna and family, and of course many cuddles and tail whips from the dogs. (Love them all!) Read the rest on TripAdvisor.

        “Luxury plus serene surrounds equals Top Notch accommodation”

        We booked all 6 rooms and the cottage for 2 nights for our sons’ wedding late January. The ceremony was held on site near the dam and as there were only 15 of us all told, we enjoyed a lovely evening on the deck outside the pool area… Read the rest on TripAdvisor.

        What the Hunter Valley & Pokolbin has to offer


        Explore the Hunter

        Be it by minivan, bicycle, horse-drawn carriage or a hop-on hop-off bus, we know Pokolbin well and can offer many suggestions as to how to get the most out of your time in the Hunter Valley.


        Taste the Vineyards

        With a superb range of wineries and world class dining establishments to boutique cellar doors and casual and tasty gourmet delicatessens – the Hunter Valley has it all. We’ve got some great personal recommendations for you.


        Hot Air Balloons

        One of the most exciting things in the Hunter is in an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride over the Valley. At Thistle Hill we are here to ensure that you can enjoy this with a minimum of fuss to tick this off the bucket list!


        Play Golf

        The Pokolbin/Hunter Valley is served by two magnificent world champion designed golf courses. Both of these courses are 10 and 15 minutes away respectively and welcome visitors to enjoy a round of golf whilst visiting the Hunter.

        Book your next weekend away with us

        When you arrive at Thistle Hill you will know why you came but just in case, here’s 3 reasons why:

        • 1Live in the moment and taste the excitement
        • 2Spoil yourself in our tranquil haven and allow us to spoil you
        • 3Life is too short to drink bad wine of which there is none of in the Hunter!

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