Birds Nest - King Studio Loft, Rain Shower - Views
Birds Nest - King Studio Loft, Rain Shower - Views
3 guests
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 private bath
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Welcome to our European themed Bed & Breakfast - The Inn at Thistlewood Down.

Discover hospitality, relaxation, panoramic mountain views, sunsets and wholesome crafted breakfasts. Our Bed & Breakfast is 14 miles from Greenville, SC with Furman and Travelers Rest nearby. Clemson is a quick 30 minute drive away. Table Rock, Jones Gap and Caesars Head State Parks are close-by as are waterfalls, hiking and biking trails.

The space

The Birds Nest studio loft, a romantic spot above the Carriage House, is adjacent to our Inn and offers more privacy and space including a tiled bathroom with walk-in rain shower, kitchenette, big screen TV, and seating to enjoy the panoramic views. A wholesome crafted breakfast is served in the Inn each morning of your stay. The Birds Nest is situated in a semi-rural setting offering walking trails on the property. Beyond, the terrain and scenery draws cycling enthusiasts, hikers and those who want to enjoy the scenic beauty that is all around yet close enough to town (Greenville, SC, Furman, Clemson, Travelers Rest) to have the best of both worlds.

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Guest access

Guest common areas begin with a large welcoming porch and entryway to our airy, well lit and open floor plan Inn with ample windows and decks to enjoy the panoramic views.

Interaction with guests

As Inn keepers we want your stay with us to be an excellent hospitality experience and memorable. On request, we will help and advise you as best we can and offer recommendations about the area and places to go.

Other things to note

Our check-in time is typically between 4PM and 9PM with check-out until 11AM. Breakfast is served each morning between 8AM and 9AM but we can be flexible. Enjoy fresh, local, and organic ingredients as available, and a variety of offerings prepared by Marcia who has a keen interest in good food elegantly presented.


Extra people £16 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit £152
Weekly Discount: 30%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

The studio loft is a no-smoking space, though smoking outside away from the structure is permitted • Welcoming children is not always possible • Please do not burn candles or incense in the apartment or expose a naked flame of any kind • Pets are not allowed • For safety and security, only registered guests are permitted in the studio loft or on the grounds • For guests who will want to walk on the trails we ask that the Grounds Guide, available at check-in, is studied and the slip, trip and fall risks involved with sloped terrain are understood as well as the risks from hazardous flora, fauna, insects and reptile life that is common to the area.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Julie User Profile
August 2017
We absolutely loved staying at this top-notch listing. The immaculate, recently built carriage house (The Bird's Nest King Studio) is full of natural wood and light, and the property has a lovely view of horses in meadows below and the Blue Ridge Mts in the distance. Both John and Marcia couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly and were happy to answer all our questions about the building, the property (which has some nice short walks), their ducks, the food, and the gardens. The breakfasts were truly out-of-this world delicious -- Belgian waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream one day, and a proper English breakfast the next (I even got a freshly laid poached duck egg, by request). John also provided great suggestions for places to visit en route to Asheville, including a hike at Cesar's Head and the Sierra Nevada brewery, as well as restaurant ideas in nearby Traveler's Rest. Overall, 5-stars...highly recommended!

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Thanks for your gracious hospitality! The property was beautiful and well kept, and our unit was immaculate and spacious. We appreciate the thoughtful details in preparing for our stay, as well as the early breakfast items! We will certainly tell others about our stay. Chris and Elizabeth

Celimar User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful!!!! This place was the perfect romantic place to celebrate my husband's birthday. Private, super clean and beautiful decorated. The bed was super cozy! we couldn't meet Marcia but Jhon was super attentive. He made a
Marcia John User ProfileMarcia John is a superhost.
Response from Marcia John:
very generous. Thank you.
July 2017

Mia User Profile
June 2017
Marcia and John are excellent hosts. They each go over and beyond ensuring an amazing stay. The loft and property was so peaceful; their hospitality and amazing breakfast was simply exquisite. I'm hopeful for more visits in the future!

Anna Kayla User Profile
June 2017
What a great and relaxing stay! A beautiful and comfortable spot with a wonderful view. We enjoyed exploring the property and seeing the waterfall. We woke up to a delicious breakfast and such friendly and kind hosts. We hope to come back again soon and stay a little longer next time!

Joel User Profile
June 2017
This was a great stay! Super clean, super comfortable, super private, super views, super breakfast, super hosts! If you're looking for a great basecamp from which to explore the Upstate, this puts you smack dab in the middle of it all--a 20 minute drive in any direction gives you convenient access to wonderful mountain hikes, great restaurants, vineyards, and downtown Greenville. We had a terrific weekend and The Birds Nest was the icing on the cake!!

Zachary User Profile
May 2017
What a wonderful place, and breakfast was amazing. I may be surprising my wife again with a stay at the Bird's Nest.

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Marcia John User ProfileMarcia John is a superhost.

Welcome! We met in Scotland over 38 years ago. Over the years, we’ve extensively traveled throughout Europe and Asia and experienced many cultures and gathered ideas for living and hospitality. One passion is presenting freshly crafted wholesome breakfasts on an elegant tabletop. We seek to spoil you. We have four grown children. A daughter working in finance who recently obtained her M.A. in Gastronomy. A son serving as a U.S. Army Officer married to a Veterinary Doctor. Another son who works for a global technology company and another daughter who is pursuing Early Childhood Development at a local Technical College. Our boxer dog Nutmeg enjoys her time meeting guests, her walks, napping and showing no interest in the new duck family! Safe travels, Marcia & John

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Response time: within an hour

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