The Tower, Thornton Castle


Castle hosted by Griselda

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Traditional & relaxed B&B in the 16th century Scottish tower wing of our family home. 2 bedrooms for 4 people over two floors in a private wing of the house with large bathroom and small sitting room with tv. Full breakfast included.

The space
The castle dates from the 13th century and is full of original features but has been extensively improved for modern living! It is an excellent location for exploring the area or for business in Aberdeen or even a wedding at one of the excellent local venues.
The property is about 45 minutes’ drive south of Aberdeen off the main A90. Edinburgh is 2 hours to the south. Royal Deeside is about 20 minutes away, across the Cairn O’Mount pass.
Our main guest room is a bright room, overlooking parkland, on the second floor of the L-shaped tower built in 1531. It has a superking sized bed and there is plenty of storage with a wardrobe & chest of drawers. A cosy sitting room with TV is adjacent.
Up a further flight of the impressive stone spiral stair is the bathroom and a further guest room, with twin beds. The bathroom, for exclusive use by guests, has a power shower and bath.
All linen, towels and basic toiletries will be provided. Duvets and pillows are feather/down, but synthetic may be available. A hairdryer is available, as well as an iron & ironing board. There are tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge with ice box. White waffle weave robes can be used for the short walk between the bedrooms and bathroom.
On the ground floor is a Billiard room with full sized billiard / snooker table and selection of board games which guests are welcome to use by separate arrangement. On inclement days or chilly evenings we would be happy to light a fire.
A full breakfast is provided in our dining room, depending on requirements. A selection of cereals, fruit juices and yoghurt are all available, with home made bread and preserves. A simple cooked breakfast can be provided.
For larger parties there are other rooms available by arrangement.
Reasonable Wi-Fi is available throughout the house limited in places by the thickness of the walls!

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The house is located in a tranquil and quiet rural setting midway between the villages of Fettercairn and Laurencekirk in the fertile farming area of the Howe of the Mearns. River and woodland walks are on the door step
Fettercairn has an award winning distillery with visitor centre. Slightly further afield over the Cairn O'Mount road, is Royal Deeside with Balmoral Castle and other attractions.
The property is not far from the coastal towns of Stonehaven, Catterline, Johnshaven and Montrose. There are superb beaches at St Cyrus.
The nearest golf courses are in Edzell, Auchenblae, Montrose and Stonehaven. Carnoustie and St Andrews are within an hour’s drive.
There is an abundance of walks and cycling for all abilities and interests on our doorstep. The coast to coast walk from Fort William passes through Glen Esk en route to Montrose.
The area has a number of excellent hotels, restaurants and coffee shops for eating out.

Hosted by Griselda

  1. Joined in October 2015
  • 394 Reviews
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  • Superhost

During your stay

We will be around to answer any questions. We are very happy to chat and share our local knowledge but the large spaces in our property afford the guests their own privacy.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 17:00 - 19:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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