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Thistle Hill Guest House
Ranked #1 of 9 Pokolbin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Simply glorious!”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband, daughter and I recently took a short trip to the Hunter Valley. My daughter booked Thistlehill as a thank you to us for taking her travelling with us. She had booked two rooms but I was concerned about her spending too much so asked her to contact the owner to see if we could share a room. She was so accommodating and concerned about us not having enough space! Nothing could have been further from the truth, we had bags of space and the decor was fabulously tasteful! My daughter had a lovely bed and my husband and I shared a super queen size bed which was sooo comfortable. The little personal touches like the home made cakes and decanter of port made us feel so welcome! The room was truly beautiful so much so that I would love my own bedroom to look the same! Each room has it's own outdoor space and the grounds which include a lovely swimming pool are beautifully presented. The breakfast was something else, homemade preserves, delicious fruits, fabulous pastries, a variety of breads etc etc served in a superbly furnished breakfast room. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner who takes great pride in presenting her wonderful home from home! I would not hesitate to recommend Thistlehill to anyone and thank the owner for taking such great care of us.

Room Tip: All rooms are delightful
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We came up for a long weekend for a concert at Hope Estate. My partner found Thistle Hill online and it was absolutely perfect. It was so quiet and relaxing there, we enjoyed sitting outside our room with a wine and book and just taking in teh surroundings. Carol and Peter were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble, they were so helpful and welcoming. Carol's breakfasts were delicious! So much love and care had been put into preparing them.

Our room was very nice and inviting with candles, wine and cheese set up for our arrival. We would have loved to stay longer than two nights and will definitely be back to stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Just back from a trip to the Hunter Valley staying at Thistle Hill Guest House and can't recommend it highly enough. The setting is beautiful, very secluded and with lovely grounds. Good location (although you'll need a car, as with most places in the area), great rooms and decent sized bathrooms. Breakfast is amazing, wide variety of healthy and non-healthy options, all home-made and delicious. Nice touches including a 'make-up' service of your room while you're at breakfast and little treats left for the day - cookies one day, brownies the next. Tea and coffe available in the room and cheese platter and bottle of wine on arrival. Run by lovely people. The pool isn't big enough to do laps but is great to cool off in.

Not really any major downsides but the bed could have been bigger and the shower stronger (both were absolutely fine though).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Absolutely wonderful....every detail was thought about and done to the highest of standards. Carol and Peter were excellent hosts...felt like you were staying with family. Blissfully relaxing, beautiful setting, and amazing home cooked breakfast! We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Spent 2 nights at the cottage run by Carol and Peter, can't ask for better hosts. Lavender cottage is beautifully furnished with every amenity and generous breakfast material, wine and cheese provided. Its located ideally to explore (and partake) in wine tasting in the neighbouring vineyards and taste the excellent food at some good restaurants.

Room Tip: Recommend the Lavender cottage if 2 couples
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2014

It is with a little regret that I write this review as the more attention Thistle Hill receives the greater the demand is likely to become, however it is definatley worth it!
My wife and I together with my mate and his GF (who were travelling from the UK) recently stayed at Thistle Hill and found it do be beyond any words that this review may be able to do it justice.
We have been to the hunter quite a few times now, however the next time we go back we will def be staying at Thistle Hill. We booked out the private cottage and were not dissapointed. The place was emmaculate, everything was thought of and it was exactly what a holiday should be, every tiny detail was thought of and no price was spared.
We were made to feel so comfortable and welcomed from the very beginning, the produce for brekkie was amazing and fresh and the facilities are first class, it is really value for money and then some! We feel as if we have found our home away from home and will be recommending to anyone who is anyone who has some time up the Hunter.
We look forward to seeing Carol and Peter again!

Room Tip: They are all good, it typifies the feeling in the Hunter
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We recently spent a weekend at Thistle Hill for a birthday weekend away and was absolutely amazed at this beautiful cottage. Carol and Peter were great hosts that made you feel welcome the whole time (especially at breakfast - wow is all we could say). The rooms are beautiful in their simplicity and the grounds were great for a walk and lazing by the pool in the hot weather. Thistle Hill was a great location on Hermitage Road. We brought bikes with us and easily did a bike tour of the wineries along the road. We were very upset to be leaving!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Thistle Hill Guest House
Address: 591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Hill Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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