Thorn Tree Self Catering Holiday Cottage Scotland

Thorn Tree is a Self Catering Holiday Cottage in  Scotland. Look no further than to stay at our rental cottage at Thorntree Barn.

Thorntree Barn is near Stirling in Central Scotland and provides quality self catering accommodation for holidays and short breaks. Thorntree is in the hills above Flanders Moss, midway between Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling, on the southern edge of the Highlands – perfect for a holiday in Scotland. Arnprior village is on the edge of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park and is close to the Lake of Menteith, Scotland’s only lake. We are within one hour of Edinburgh and Glasgow, making this an ideal base for visiting Scotland’s major cities, as well as all the major tourist attractions and sites.

We are on Eastern edge of the new National Park of Loch Lomond and Trossachs. There is so much beautiful scenery to look at and places to visit. Visit Balmaha and have lunch at the Oak Tree. Take a Boat trip with Cruise Loch Lomond. Go water skiing, Take off with a sea Plane, Drive round the Lochside and admire the hills, visit an Island.

With its woodlands, mountains, tranquil lochs and glens and rocky coastline of our sea lochs, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is brimming with wildlife.  There are four distinctive areas of the National Park – Loch Lomond, Cowal, The Trossachs and Breadalbane.

These areas all offer a range of habitats which support a huge variety of wildlife, some resident and some travelling long distances to spend the summer or winter in this special place.  Whether sunshine or snow there is always something new to see!  If you are prepared to get off the beaten track you may encounter majestic golden eagles soaring high on the thermals or catch a glimpse of an otter hunting along the loch shores.  For our younger visitors or those with more limited mobility there is still plenty to discover.  Our roadside lochs are home to wintering wildfowl such as whooper swans and goldeneyes, whilst visiting some of our more accessible forests there is always the chance of a glimpse of our native red squirrel! (acknowledgement to LLTNP for text)

Good food is to be had in Kippen at the Cross Keys and at the Lake Hotel at the Lake of Menteith. Enjoy coffees, snack and cake (yes cake) at the Woodhouse or at Rhubarb and Lime.

Take a walk from Thorntree and enjoy our stunning views. If you walk to Kippen along the Jennywoodston road, you will get the best of a sheltered walk and a wonderful lunch in Kippen.