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Self Catering Property Reviews for Thorntree Barn

Average rating: (21 reviews)

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Thorntree Barn, Arnprior, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 3EY

Description of the holiday cottage

Thorntree Barn is in the hills above Flanders Moss, midway between Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling, in central Scotland, on the southern edge of the Highlands - perfect for a self catering 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.

Carol and Mark Seymour who live in this old L-shaped farmhouse have converted one wing, a former barn, to make spacious self-catering rental accommodation which can sleep 6 or 7 persons in considerable comfort, making this a wonderful holiday cottage

Best Features

From Thorntree, Stirling and Doune Castles, The Trossachs and the Lake of Mentieth are only 15 minutes away, Edinburgh about an hour and Glasgow 45 minutes. In the living room there are plenty of reference and local guide books, and the Seymours are always happy to give advice about what to do in the area.

There are three twin bedded rooms, two of which can be arranged either as twins or doubles. One has a private shower room.

The property is rural and secluded, but easily reached, and has wonderful views over Ben Lomond and the Trossachs mountains.

Sleeps: from 0 to 6

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Mark & Carol Seymour

Telephone: 01786 870710

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Reviews


11 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2013
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Thorntree Barn is ideally situated for touring the area between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The accommodation is very clean and spacious, beds comfortable, scenery all around beautiful. Its got everything you want for a good self catering holiday. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  We were 4 adults and a 10 year old child in three decent sized bedrooms
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 28.08.2013
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10 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2013
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Absolute great, the owners so friendly, they made us so wellcome. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Family
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 26.08.2013
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13 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2013
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We spend five days at the Thorntree Barn and utterly enjoyed it. Very peaceful and beautifully situated. Glasgow, Edinburgh and - of course - Stirling within easy reach; Loch Lomond not far away either. The house is quiet and comfortable. Be aware that shopping requires some driving (15 min. to Stirling). Highly recommendable. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Three adults and two infants.
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 26.08.2013
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2013
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A nice cottage in a good location. Plenty of space and a massive lawn. Very comfortable beds. Furniture and kitchen a little tired and could do with updating but have rented much worse in the past. Internet connection was very poor and mostly unavailable. Would definitely go back. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  4 adults 2 children
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 27.08.2013
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2012
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a very nice self catering cottage in a very green and clean nature. Very nice bedrooms, good beds a perfect fitted kitchen, a comfortable sitting room with a good heater. Outside is a nice grass area, you can see sheep around and you have a wonderful wide few onto the area around [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  2 parents , 1 disabled child
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 14.07.2012
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6 of 19 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 01/2012
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Well situated in the hills 20 minutes out of Stirling, and 45 minutes over the hills to Glasgow. Comfortable and roomy, and well equipped. Good green credentials. Parents plus 2 adult children were very comfortable, notwithstanding a snag with the central heating that took a day or so to fix. The owners generously gave an unsolicited discount for the inconvenience. All in all, very nice and would highly recommend it.

Make up of party:  Parents and 2 young adult children
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: andrewjamieson Review Added: 21.03.2012
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8 of 19 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2011
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The House is really nice and cosy cottage which has been converted from a barn. Lovely scenery, cows curious about the visitors, very nice scenic view of Ben Lomond. The rooms were very cold at night, but the landlady was kind enough to switch on the heating for us for an hour which was really appreciated as we went down there with my parents.

The fire place made the sofa and the room so cosy that you could easily fall asleep in front of it.

The good thing was that Stirling Castle was very nearby, so was the local supermarket (Sainsbury).

We enjoyed our stay in that house and would love to return once more when time permits us. Thank you Carol & Mark.

Make up of party:  4 Adults, 1 Child (7 year)
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: APPSUK Review Added: 11.11.2011
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14 of 24 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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We had fantastic holidays at Thorntree Barn. The accomodation was very good, you find there all you need. All the tourist attractions are near by and can be reached in one hour. We can absolutely recommend Thorntree Barn. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  2 couples
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 22.03.2011
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13 of 21 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
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very nice cottage, clean and easy to get to many places. Great view across the mountains every evening (sundown).

Make up of party:  2 adults, 2 kids (1y, 4y)
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: gizmoli Review Added: 25.07.2010
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14 of 24 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2010
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The location was idylic. Set in the quiet countryside but within easy reach of Sterling and many other attractions. Carol was very friendly and helpful and the house and garden were immaculate and beautiful. It was easlily the nicest cottage we stayed in and I would definatly recommend it to others. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  We were a family of six.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 25.07.2010
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11 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2010
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great homely cottage.

Very clean and easy to get to many places.

Loves it being rual and great views across the mountains.

Very comfortable kids loved it.

Would highly recommend it and owners very friendly and welcoming. [Added at Editor's discretion]

Make up of party:  2 adults and 5 kids
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 14.04.2010
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12 of 22 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2009
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Very local to many attractions. Stirling has much to offer. Visited Edinburgh and Glasgow - easy drive. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Two couples
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 08.10.2009
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16 of 23 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2009
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Enjoyed a lovely week at Thorntree Barn. Very comfortable and stylish accommodation, and well equipped too. The location is stunning and there are several lovely walks from the Barn. In addition, it is very convenient for a great variety of trips and visits to places of interest and outstanding natural beauty is all around! Highly recommended. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review although the reviewer has not been authenticated]

Make up of party:  3 generations of our family.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 01.11.2009
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13 of 22 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2009
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We had a wonderful time at thorntree It meet our every need. Everything we need on arrival was made available to us.

Make up of party:  family of 5
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: angelametcalfe Review Added: 13.11.2009
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10 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2009
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A comfortable, warm and spacious cottage in a fabulous quiet location. All the amenities you could need, and Carol was very welcoming and helpful.

Make up of party:  2 family groups.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 31.12.2009
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2009
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A lovely cottage with fantastic views. Beds were comfy, kitchen is well equipped. Really big lawn outside for kids to play on. A lot of places to visit within an hours drive.

Make up of party:  Family, two adults, three children.
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: sb Review Added: 13.11.2009
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12 of 21 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2009
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What a fantastic place - great views across the Forth Valley to the Trossachs. Great for wildlife. Lots of space - plenty of room foor us and 3 kids. Great garden - lots of room for the kids to play football. Plenty of cutlery etc. Small, but nice bathrooms. Lots of interesting books on the bookshelves. The heating/electricity are to be paid at the end of the holiday - something that is mentioned in their website. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review but the reviewer has not been authenticated]

Make up of party:  family with 3 kids
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 30.10.2009
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14 of 21 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2009
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Is there a more beautiful place in the world? This is the perfect place for us to stay, so very comfortable and cozy. The owners made us feel so welcome, sharing all the glories of the surrounding countryside with us. Wonderfully appointed kitchen that is open to the living area, making for an easy living situation. Grill out in the back and eat at the picnic table overlooking the fields and hills. Watch the sunset from the patio, back inside for tea by the fire. Plenty of space to spend all day inside too. The bedrooms were spacious and perfect even for three children in one of the rooms. Three bathrooms made it easy for getting ready and out in the morning too. We really felt at home here, and will always go out of our way to make sure this is our destination on holidays.

Make up of party:  Family of 7, 4 adults and 3 children.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mroberts Review Added: 31.10.2009
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14 of 23 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
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Spacious accommodations, very nicely built and furnished. The fireplace was especially welcome. After coming from France it was great to have so much room. One of my favorite trip photos is one I took from the upstairs bedroom looking out onto rolling green pastures with young lambs bounding about. The location was within easy driving distance to Glasgow and Stirling.

Make up of party:  couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: terrancehennig Review Added: 30.10.2009
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15 of 26 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
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Carol's mother had lived here, so there are still items around which make a lived-in atmosphere rather than a sometimes stark rental cottage. For instance books, comfy chairs, vases for flowers, pictures, choice of place mats, lamps, etc. Indeed, the kitchen has more cooking containers than I want to use on holiday! However, I would much rather a place is over equipped than missing items so we found Thorntree Barn offered everything we needed together with a friendly, welcoming, cheerful and homely atmosphere.

Gorgeous position and well thought out for parking and privacy. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Couple.
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 28.11.2009
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12 of 21 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2009
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Extremely nice situated. Car is necessary, as the cottage is situated out of the village. Accommodation was clean, spacey, cosy, comfortable, quiet.

Make up of party:  Couple with grown up children
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: adequate Overall rating:
Review Added by: herfkens Review Added: 30.10.2009
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