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"We loved our stay in your magical place that you have created. We thank you so much."

Thorngrove Manor Hotel is a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, ensuring a commitment to excellence in accommodation. This very distinctive and innovative property has consistently received awards and accolades for its unique style and professionalism. It has set a benchmark as the most creative and unexpected accommodation in Australia.

Thorngrove Manor Hotel is definitely not a typical five-star hotel. Thorngrove is a unique multi-towered, castle-like hotel with an abundance of gables, spires and exquisite gothic detailing, creating a mood of escapist fantasy and a timeless sense of history. The pointed arches and turrets, decorative plasterwork and elaborate entrances of this style of architecture provide romantic and whimsical appeal.

The accommodation is unique, flamboyant, creative and very individual, designed for the discerning traveller looking for a rewarding and refreshingly different accommodation experience. The whimsical and artistic interior reflects rare craftsmanship, featuring very select museum quality antique pieces, complemented by artisan-crafted furniture and modern amenities.

All guest areas within Thorngrove Manor Hotel are highly individual and romantic, with an atmosphere of relaxed informality. Suites are distinguished by their individual character ranging from country house traditional, rugged rusticity and elegant timelessness, to rooms of theatrical inspired artistry; all decorated with the utmost attention to detail and with a uniquely Australian contemporary twist and character.

Privacy is absolute; indeed you may never see other guests. Property safety and security is paramount with gates open only for arrival and departure of guests. A surrounding hedge delineates Thorngrove Manor Hotel from the outside world. Run under the personal supervision of the owners, the highest degree of personal attention to detail is assured with discreet, attentive and responsive personalised service.

Thorngrove Manor Hotel is situated in an area rich in heritage and scenery, positioned to take advantage of both city and country pursuits. All suites take advantage of the garden or tree top vistas, with opening windows providing fresh air. In early Spring Adelaide Rosellas and Rainbow Lorikeets may be heard chattering in the elm trees, whilst the majestic yellow-tailed black cockatoo frequents the soaring pine trees.

Thorngrove Manor Hotel is located 17 minutes from Adelaide's city centre. The village of Stirling is a five-minute walk down a marked and historic leafy lane. Thorngrove Manor Hotel is also five minutes from golf courses, Australian wildlife parks, wineries, art galleries, museums and botanic gardens.

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All rates for Thorngrove Manor Hotel include continental breakfast daily.

The Tower Room: From $1199 per couple per night. The Observatory: From $1399 per couple per night. Castle Chambers: From $1499 per couple per night. The Queens Chambers: From $1799 per couple per night. The Kings Chambers: Price on application. 

Due to the unique, creative style of accommodation, Thorngrove Manor Hotel may be unsuitable for those unable to climb stairs, so please make further enquiries on booking.


Picnics: from $160 per couple. Regional charcuterie platters: from $110 per couple.


Renowned for fine cuisine, a multiple-choice menu using the best of local fresh produce is served course by course at the time of your choosing. Served in the privacy of your own room/suite, on formal antique tables and chairs, with rare 18th/19th century European antique sterling silver pieces, you'll feel deliciously opulent. From $175 per person.

Light, tasty cuisine with a bountiful variety of Organic and Biodynamic products - the focus is on the freshest possible ingredients with many salad and vegetable varieties, and fruits from the garden. Herbs are from the Manor's organic kitchen garden. Eggs are farm fresh from their own free-range hens. South Australian seafood is a specialty.

The elegant and ornate candlelit dining room is also available by prior arrangement at an additional charge. Prices are subject to change. Always ask for their best available rate at time of booking to make sure you get the best deal at LoveBirds.

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100% European goose down, Egyptian cotton and the finest mohair bedding. Well-equipped ensuite bathrooms, some with spas. Exquisite, fragranced Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries/amenities. First aid kits. Premium Thorngrove Manor signature embellished towelling gowns and slippers. Direct dial telephones / multiple lines available for computer access. Individual climate control, reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating. Screened, opening windows. Welcome handmade fruit gels or delicious European chocolates. Refrigerator with refreshments including complimentary orange juice, milk, fresh leaf tea and plunger coffee. Assorted crystal glasses, bottle openers, stoppers and Portmeirion Botanic Garden tableware. Personal clothes care facilities (iron/board) along with same day laundry service. Croquet, Boules, board games and umbrella in all suites. Balcony or terrace suites available with hillside/mountain views or private garden vistas. Full Day Spa treatments are available nearby in the village of Stirling, with Aveda products, wraps, scrubs and Vichy showers.

All entrances at Thorngrove Manor Hotel are individual and private - there are no corridors, so there is no need to see any other guests on the property. Thorngrove Manor Hotel offers four styles of decadent accommodation ...


Ascend a spiral staircase in a crenulated tower to this classically inspired room, with sophisticated, flamboyant and creative d├ęcor, and rare superior, antique and custom-made furnishings. An exotic original hand carved bed creates a stunning centrepiece. Ensuite with roof window, single porcelain spa bath with separate shower and walk-in wardrobe. Treetop views to sunsets and the horizon beyond. A richly carved antique dining setting provides private romantic dining.


Fantasy and romance, with intricate refined plaster detail, artistry and design. These captivating rooms adjoin a large open terrace for alfresco dining, with expansive treetop views beyond the battlements. Featuring a majestic draped four-poster bed with carved heraldic lions. Fine fabrics and tapestries provide harmony of colour, richness and texture, highlighted by a rare C19th porcelain plaque of Queen Louise of Prussia and an antique French ormolu silk suspension mantle clock.


Inviting and reassuringly traditional. Private gate entry, driveway and entrance, portico with scrambling roses. Private entry hall, lounge/dining room and bedroom. The romance of dining at an antique oak trestle form table with cruciform feet in front of a spectacular ornamental baronial style fireplace with a blazing log fire in winter.  Antique German piano, resplendent carved European antique oak cupboards; rare James Ballantine, Scottish antique ecclesiastic stained glass windows circa 1890. Impressive 23ct hand gilded heritage timber beamed ceiling.  Antique clocks c1820 and Napoleon III gilt cushion mirror.  Restored antique continental king size hand painted half canopy bed with the finest Italian cotton and silk bed linen. Liberty & Morris & Co linen fabrics and Scottish leather. Brintons finest plush Axminster carpet. Bay window overlooking picturesque and colourful hedged gardens with ancient elm trees. Dramatic glass walled ensuite heritage tiled bathroom with natural lighting, overlooks a tranquil pond and terraced box hedged garden.


Ascend a stone spiral staircase to a heavenly treetop retreat. Stars shine like jewels in the sky above a circular sunken spa bath. Dramatic architectural features embellished with golden stencilled and colourful hand painted friezes. Decorative triangular wooden shutters filter light in the lounge/dining room with Georgian table. Whimsically carved C18th oak timber king size bed and cupboards. Shuttered panoramic windows with uninterrupted views over the treetops to the horizon. A steep vaulted timber ceiling radiates from a central point. Definitely a fantasy escape!


Imagine knights and fair damsels, fortified stone walls, dragons and dungeons. A stone spiral staircase joins the two levels. Features French tapestries, silken tassels, antique furnishings, colourful hand painted centrally vaulted ceilings, a grand, ornamental stone working fireplace and an ensuite spa bath. Private lounge/dining room, bedroom with C19th carved bed head, kitchenette and Juliet-style balcony. Lancet and mullioned windows provide subtle lighting. The romantic castle escape is private and "the stuff dreams and fairy tales are made of".

Whilst we try hard to ensure information is up to date, we cannot guarantee that it will be correct at all times. Please confirm pricing and other details with each property at time of booking.

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2 Glenside Lane, Stirling, South Australia 5152.

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  • We loved our stay in your magical place that you have created. Absolute bliss. We thank you so much.

    - E & S
  • A romantically eccentric night in an awe inspiring room.

    - JACK & MARIA

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