Thorngrove Manor

Name of resort/hotel

Thorngrove Manor Hotel


Year opened



Last refurbishment




The hotel is located in the small traditional village of Stirling, only 16 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD in South Australia’s oldest wine producing region.


Walking distance to:

Only a 10 minute walk to the local village of Stirling, which epitomises country living with its historical buildings and leafy European trees. The village has banks, cafes, a post office, restaurants and homewares. The Mt. Lofty Botanical Garden is a brilliant place for an extended walk.


Size and style:

Thorngrove is a creative and artistic boutique hotel; a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World since 1995. The property is a layered mix of formality and fantasy, with distinctive Gothic-style towers and turrets and flamboyant idiosyncratic interiors. The hotel features five imaginatively designed suites, each with their own private entry and romantic ethereal feel. 

Guest profile:

Those looking for unique independent boutique properties and couples who appreciate romantic privacy.


Family friendly:

No, but special requests are considered in some guest rooms.


Airport transfers:

Thorngrove offer a chauffeur meet-and-greet package for two, at A$100 each way.


You need to know:

Thorngrove is designed for couples with totally private guest areas and no communal activities. Groups are not accepted.

On site dining facilities:

Thorngrove offer private in-room dining. A four-course meal sourced from local organic and bio-dynamic produce, fresh South Australian seafood and herbs from the Manor’s kitchen garden is served individually to the suite at the guest’s preferred time. Dinner reservations need to be booked one week in advance. A charcuterie platter and picnics are also available. 

Note: Thorngrove does not sell alcohol, so BYO is recommended. 


On-site facilities:


Complimentary undercover parking is available.




No. Fitness facilities are available in the local village.


In-room treatments can be booked prior to arrival.


Eco and community initiatives:

Water is recycled to the gardens, and the property has a worm farm to process kitchen scraps. Organically fed free-range hens provide the kitchen with eggs.