Thistledown Country Retreat

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area

Indicative Rate * AU$165 to AU$235

Thistledown Cottage is framed by the grandeur of Mount Barney with its magnificently appointed guest spaces.

Tucked away in private gardens is Thistledown Cottage which is fully self-contained with a spa bathroom, cosy fire-lit lounge, dreamy bedrooms and a scenery soaked deck. Ideal for two and accommodates four.

The elegant Homestead blends the traditional Queenslander style with a federation charm. It offers a sumptuous style from a bygone era, where guests can indulge in dressing up for a candlelit silver service dinner or a 'themed' dinner served with stunning food and wine - or just relax.

In this peaceful and restorative setting, the hosts also offer life coaching and residential life focus retreats.

Breakfast is provided and served for all guests and casual dining options are also available indoors. Al fresco dining is available in the French provincial courtyard or in the tranquil gardens.

At Thistledown Country Retreat you are offered options such as gourmet meals and picnic hampers, cooking class packages, body massage, scented spa, local wine and inspiring country walks, and much more.

Thistledown Country Retreat is a perfect getaway for that romantic occasion, honeymoon, friend and family reunions or simply recharging your batteries.

68 Harper Road
Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

Sumptuous Federation style bedrooms featuring old world furniture, comfortable beds fitted with high quality linen, towels, bath robes, toiletries and decanter of port and chocolate, water decanter and glasses, and reading lights. Additional upgrade to Country Breakfast is available. Mouth watering evening meals are available. Please discuss prior to your stay.

Cosy old world cottage style bedrooms, featuring an option of a double or twin share facility. Old world furniture, comfortable beds fitted with high quality linen, towels, bath robes, toiletries, water decanter and glasses, and reading lights. Additional upgrade to Country Breakfast is available. If you want some time away from cooking, delicious and mouth watering meals can be prepared and delivered to your cottage. Please discuss this prior to your arrival.

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