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Thistle Hill Guest House

591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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Looking to stay in Pokolbin? Look no further than Thistle Hill Guest House, a romantic French Provincial/Hamptons feel guest house that brings the best of Pokolbin to your doorstep. Stunningly maintained gardens, new bathrooms, 8 French Provincial/Hamptons styled private hotel style suites, a 2-bedroom cottage and a 5-bedroom Luxury Villa at Thistle Hill Guest House provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, a refrigerator and free wifi. While staying at Thistle Hill Guest House guests have access to a sun terrace, pool, extensive decks and many seats and private locations throughout the grounds. Enjoy your wine and cheese overlooking our dams and vineyard, wander the grounds or lounge by the pool. Peaceful and quiet with free parking all available at Thistle Hill Guest House. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Thistle Hill Guest House as you experience everything Pokolbin has to offer. Thistle Hill Guesthouse is your group’s tranquil oasis on Hermitage. Our elegant, sophisticated, pet friendly venue is one of the few exclusive use venues that allows you to invite additional guests onsite for events, pre and post wedding celebrations and gatherings. Our exclusive venue is BYO, DIY or we can arrange and provide services to meet your needs. Pristine grounds and beautiful surroundings encourage relaxation, unleash creativity, and foster a team spirit. Our surroundings might be relaxed, but our attention to detail certainly is not. Thistle Hill Guesthouse can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people for family functions and 30 for business or corporate groups, across three distinct accommodation options. Thistle Hill Guesthouse is your group’s tranquil oasis on Hermitage Our elegant, sophisticated, pet friendly venue is one of the few places locally to allow exclusive venue use, allowing you to invite additional guests onsite for events, pre and post wedding celebrations and gatherings. Our exclusive venue is BYO, DIY or we can arrange and provide services to meet your needs. Pristine grounds and beautiful surroundings encourage relaxation, unleash creativity, and foster a team spirit. Our surroundings might be relaxed, but our attention to detail certainly is not. Thistle Hill Guesthouse can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people for family functions and 30 for business or corporate groups, across three distinct accommodation options. Thistle Hill Guesthouse is the perfect place to gather with friends, co-workers, family or team members. All our accommodation options are well equipped, with high quality linens, soft fluffy towels, and high end, well stocked amenities. The kitchens are ready to be cooked in, and you’ll have no shortage of dishes to serve up your delicious creations. We want your group to feel at ease, regardless of which accommodation option you select. We also have fast Wifi even in our rural location thanks to Starlink. Fully serviced, or hand over the keys? The choice is yours! For corporate functions, we recommend a tailored package to free up your time for workshopping and collaboration. For family events – why not just take the helm completely and just call us if you need anything. We’re a small family business and we’ll bend over backwards to bring you the occasion you’re dreaming of with customised packages and flexibility second to none! Which accommodation is best for us? Thistle Hill Guesthouse comes with a stack of features, so we’ve clearly outlined which areas are part of which accommodation choices. If you want the entire venue – we’re more than happy for you to book all three locations for your exclusive use! Still have questions? You can head to our FAQs, or Drop us a line.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
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Languages Spoken
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SCAWH wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom8 contributions11 helpful votes
We found this very disappointing. We had not realised or had not been informed that there were no facilities for breakfast on site, not even a breakfast pack. We had to drive about 15 minutes away to find something. There was no room service in the two nights we were there so we had to rewash and reuse cups and glasses and of course, as in most hotels, the tissues ran out after a few uses. The leaking shower door ensured we had a soggy bath mat for the full time we were there. Otherwise it was clean and comfortable but for this price we would normally expect more.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Glenn B wrote a review Dec 2023
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What a beautiful , quiet, quaint and refreshingly clean place to stay. Great room that was well appointed, close to the wineries and other facilities. Thank-you for a relaxing stay.. There was a complimentary sip of wine, chocolates and the most comfy bed.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Simone wrote a review Dec 2023
Jerrabomberra, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay at Thistle Hill celebrating our 20th Anniversary. We were welcomed when we arrived, and shown to our very comfortable room. It’s located perfectly within walking distance of a number of wineries, breweries and restaurants, and not far to drive if you want to explore further or take a tour. It was a peaceful and relaxing location, with a pool to cool off after a long hard day of sampling what the region has to offer, plus some local sweet wine was in our room to enjoy. We highly recommend staying here, and if we ever come back (we will!), this is where we’ll book to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lots of parking. Go feed the goats across the road, they’ll love you for it.
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Andrew wrote a review Nov 2023
Terrigal, Australia3 contributions
Great place to stay! It was an amazing location and the cottage had everything we needed, while still feeling like we were tucked away on our own! Check in was easy and the staff were really helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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s_arnott8 wrote a review Oct 2023
Ottawa, Canada16 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely property and we were warmly welcomed. King suite was extremely comfortable and we enjoyed the pool and surroundings. Restaurants and coffee shops are nearby. We enjoyed hearing about the area and communication was great for checking in. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cara F wrote a review Oct 2023
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Really lovely stay! Jo is so knowledgeable of the Hunter area with fantastic local tips. Thistle Hill is a beautiful property with gorgeous gardens. Property is amazing for families and the pool & cabana space was perfect for our group! Rooms were large with enough space in our room for the king size bed, baby bassinet and single bed. Bathrooms are modern. We saw kangaroos regularly and felt very at home. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Kristian N wrote a review Sept 2023
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Great accommodation, John was very friendly and helpful on our arrival. Great place with heaps of facilities and settings to enjoy the beutiful views and peacefulness of the property. Plenty of places in walking distance for wine, beer and food. Would most definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Glenn D wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia10 contributions11 helpful votes
We have just recently stayed at Thistle Hill Guest house in the Luxury villa. I highly recommend this place. The owners were easy to speak to, the accommodation was very comfortable with all the things that you need for a short or lengthy stay. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to use the pool...maybe next time! There are wineries, coffee shops, restaurants and brewery's close by, many within walking distance. And it is also dog friendly!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Alayne M wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Stunning location beautiful place to stay. Private and lovely, the hosts are wonderful providing excellent communication & a cheese platter & wine on arrival with the offer to toast marshmallows over a fire pit was fantastic. Fabulous place to stay, highly recommended
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Book the local attractions ie dinner & wineries before you arrive . This are gets busy
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DeborahCSydney wrote a review July 2023
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Jo, John & team graciously hosted our corporate off site and made it a very comfortable and relaxing stay! They did an excellent job of helping us organise everything we needed. Can’t recommend the charming decor of the clean and modern rooms enough- and I am very fussy about beds and large bath towels. The catering was perfect to our guests needs and we had more than enough space for breakouts -we booked out the whole venue!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
AU$265 - AU$361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle Hill Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle Hill Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Sutton Estate - Hunter Valley (5.3 km), Constable Estate Vineyards (7.2 km), and Hermitage Road Cellar Door - Hunter Farm Wines (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle Hill Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Thistle Hill Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle Hill Guest House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle Hill Guest House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Hill Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include EXP. restaurant, Yellow Billy Restaurant, and The Gates Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thistle Hill Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thistle Hill Guest House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.