Wow! The views to Mt Barney and all the other hills and valleys, especially at dusk, are amazing. And then the sun disappeared and there was darkness and total and absolute quiet; the stars have never been that bright before…….Gorgeous cottage, caring hosts, the spa! And those salmon steaks were to die for!
You will be enchanted by Thistledown Cottage, the self contained two bedroom cottage with all the charm you would expect from a wee Scottish Highland Cottage. For Scenic Rim accommodation that offers romance, country charm and the relaxation of ye old world – Thistledown Country Retreat is waiting to welcome you.
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Words from our Visitor's Guest Book
WOW! The views…
Very touched by your kindness
We felt so at home and comfortable arriving here the night after our wedding. It was the perfect place for us. And we were very touched by your kindness you both showed to us.
Such a beautiful cottage!
What a wonderful weekend! Such a beautiful cottage. The special personal touches made it all lovely – massage, spa, dinner, port, talk, bed, fresh eggs, bread. Everything was just right!
It is the eve of my wedding and all I can say is that it has been made so special by staying here. You have been so helpful and made this stay so relaxing. Thank you so much!
Peace and Tranquility
The peace and tranquility is just amazing. The cottage is perfect to the occasion and the time stopped for us. Your hospitality and mental stimulation are exceptional.
Just the right place…
Just the right place to bring us back to normality from the working life style. Great to get some peace if only for a day. Thank you.
Great views and bird life
Thank you for such a gorgeous place to spend our wedding night. It was fabulous to wake up in the morning and have breakfast on the veranda with great views and bird life.
Five Star Hospitality
Micheline and John, thanks for a wonderful stay, beautiful place, and five star hospitality with friends! Slept in for the first time in months. We love a good night’s sleep and your bed is awesome.
Amazing Night Sky…
Our second trip and just as we remembered, except more comfort touches. Nice to get away. Loved the fresh eggs and the fire is always the highlight for me. Amazing night sky!
A superb setting
In a society too pre-occupied with “demolish and re-develop” it’s refreshing to meet hosts whose resolve is to “revive and preserve”. It has been a delight to experience this cosy, ageless cottage/lifestyle museum with its mod cons, yet awash with creature comforts. It also has a superb setting nestling beneath outstanding features of the Scenic Rim. Thanks Micheline and John for our memorable stay, keep pampering your lucky guests.
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