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.
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!
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.
Things to do
Please feel free to explore areas of the Estate and gardens on your visit.
Guests have access to the all weather tennis court, parklands and croquet lawn as well, by arrangement with the family.
The location of Thornton means that further exploring Scotland is ideal. Notable places to visit such as Glamis Castle, Dunnotter Castle and Balmoral are all on the footstep of Thornton, as well as the renowned gardens of Crathes Castle. It is possible to get to all the major cities and airports through the nearby train station, less than five miles away.
Base Price: £145 per night, including breakfast - two guests
The Tower can accommodate up to four guests
Cleaning fee - £45 per reservation
Extra guests - £50 for bookings above two guests (per guest, per night)