Loch Lomond break in Scotland in a Self Catering Cottage
Looking for a short break or holiday in Loch Lomond ? Then Thorntree Barn is the place for you.
We all know that work, family and social commitments can be made more stressful by winter-time blues. A Short Break in Scotland could just be the pick-me-up you need.
Thorntree Barn is the ideal place to stay at. Close enough to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling, but far enough away to feel that you are on a relaxing holiday
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.
Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, often considered the boundary between the lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands. Traditionally forming part of the boundary between the counties of Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond is split between the council areas of Stirling, Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire. Its southern shores are about 23 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of the centre of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. The Loch forms part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which was established in 2002.
Loch Lomond is 36.4 kilometres (22.6 mi) long and between 1 and 8 kilometres (0.62–4.97 mi) wide, with a surface area of 71 km2 (27.5 sq mi). It is the largest lake in Great Britain by surface area; in the United Kingdom, it is surpassed only by Lough Neagh and Lough Erne in Northern Ireland. In the British Isles as a whole there are several larger loughs in the Republic of Ireland. The loch has a maximum depth of about 153 metres (502 ft) in the deeper northern portion, although the southern part of the loch rarely exceeds 30 metres (98 ft) in depth. The total volume of Loch Lomond is 2.6 km3 (0.62 cu mi), making it the second largest lake in Great Britain, after Loch Ness, by water volume.
The loch contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh-water island in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is a popular leisure destination and is featured in the song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond“. The loch is surrounded by hills, including Ben Lomond on the eastern shore, which is 974 metres (3,196 ft) in height and the most southerly of the Scottish Munro peaks. A 2005 poll of Radio Times readers voted Loch Lomond as the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.
Thorntree Barn is cosy and warm, especially in those winter months when you don’t really want to go outside at all. Packed with a library of books and games, you can just get away from it all and have a glass of wine and good food at the same time. We are on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and ideally placed for you to explore – far and near.
There are plenty of places to eat out as well nearby . The Cross Keys, in Kippen, is the gastro Pub of the Year ! And there are plenty more to choose from- like the Lake of Hotel at Port of Menteith, The Lion and Unicorn in Thornhill. And the Old Mill in Killearn.
Or if you want hunker down and have food delivered to your door, then we can arrange that for you as well. Best to pre- order before you arrive though
Our short break prices are very attractive, especially in the winter months. Have a look at our website or give us a call for a quote.