Self catering short breaks Scotland

Are you coming to Scotland for a Short Break ? In a Self Catering Holiday cottage ?

Then come to Thorntree Barn, in Arnprior. We are only 12 miles from Stirling in Central Scotland.

The views from Thorntree are wonderful, and there is SO much to see and do, all within 1 hour of the cottage.

Whether it is the scenery, historic buildings and castles, city centres, film locations, or activities. We have it all within easy range.
We are only 1 hour (maximum) from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Stirlingshire straddles Scotland’s central belt with Edinburgh to the south east and Glasgow to the south west, it includes a beautifully varied rural landscape that extends into the western fringes of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Stirlingshire lies effectively in the centre of Scotland and with excellent road and rail connections in all directions it is a perfect base for touring. It has also been at the centre of the country’s history through the ages – here were fought the Battle of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn itself. Stirling itself is dominated by the spectacular castle on its rock, looking across to the Wallace Monument on the opposite hill.

Things to do & see whilst at Thorntree

On our website ( you will find some suggestions and links for places you might want to visit during your holiday at Thorntree Barn. Here are some attractions and tourist facilities in the Local area, in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and further afield.
Birds, Garden and Nature at Thorntree
If you are a guest in the Barn, Carol would be delighted to show you round our garden and yard But these areas are our private space and we ask you to respect that please and ask us before you visit our garden area and yard.
In the local area
We are only 12 miles from Stirling and less from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
For lovers of history, among the most obvious local attractions is Stirling Castle, Scotland’s second most visited historic castle. But there is so much more to discover. If you are looking for Scotland’s historic houses and palaces why not visit Hill House in Helensburgh or many others. Join Historic Scotland to get discounts if you are going to more than one of their places,
For days out and Trips with or without the family, we’re also spoilt for choice, and here are just some suggestions:
Eating out
There is an excellent range of Pubs and Restaurants within 20 minutes of Thorntree.
A little further afield?
o In Glasgow (centre of city less than 1 hour out of rush hours)
o In Edinburgh, you must see Edinburgh Castle
• Or take the example and challenge of some of our previous guests. They have ventured (in the day) as far as Inverness, Aberdeen, Mallaig and the Road to the Isles, Oban, Inverary, North Berwick , Loch Ness and Fort William and of course Glen Coe, Culloden and other battle sites.