Self Catering Accommodation
Centrally Located Holiday Accommodation
This holiday accommodation is located in Thornhill, 10 miles from the historic town of Stirling - with its dramatic castle overlooking the River Forth.
Within easy reach of this quiet, rural setting there are lochs, mountains and places of historic interest - with over 20 golf courses within an hour's drive!
Norrieston is an old manse, or Scottish minister's home, the oldest part of which was built in 1765.
Most of the East Wing was built in 1862.
The house has a large, attractive garden and is surrounded by farmland. The cherished bird population of the garden includes over 20 different species.
Nearby Thornhill village was founded in 1696 by Archibald Napier, whose great grandfather was the mathematician John Napier - famous for inventing the logarithm.
The East Wing has 1 double room (with a 'Queen Size' Double bed) and 2 twin bedded rooms, and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 adults.
There are 2 bathrooms, 1 with bath and separate shower, the other with a shower only.
The living room is of a good size and benefits from an open fire - which is in addition to the central heating throughout the building.
Everything required for a comfortable self-catering holiday is provided and the accommodation was extensively redecorated and refurbished in recent months. The kitchen is well equipped, with features including:
- Gas hob and electric oven
- Refrigerator and deep freeze
An additional utility room contains a washing machine and tumble drier.
A short walk away is the charming village of Thornhill, which has a shop, post office and 2 pubs.
Within a short drive of Norrieston East Wing you can visit many attractions.
Only half an hour away is Loch Voil in Perthshire, popular for walking and fishing.
Weekly lets are available from £350 to £450 per week. Short breaks on request during the quieter months of the year, with reduced rates possible for stays of longer than 2 weeks.
At the average £400 per week price, the 'per person per night' rate is less than £10 - excellent value for money! Rates for accommodation also include the cost of electricity and heating.
A few days break even in autumn and winter are a great way of unwinding!
Please telephone Susan Duke for more details - including special rates for long term lets.
Aerial Photo - Summer 2012
We have recently added the new picture on the right, an aerial picture of the house and its countryside surroundings - and you can click on the image for a larger version.
New Weekend Offers! Please Ask For Details!
Example weekend break - Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for only £75 per night (£225 for up to 6 people).
Short Break Special Deals - Please Enquire For More Information!
Only £60 per night for 'midweek' short breaks.
Graded by the Scottish Tourist Board as 3 Star Accommodation.
Families and children are welcome.
Linen is provided and included in the rates.
Dogs are allowed by prior arrangement.
There is ample and safe parking in the grounds.
Central Scotland Location
Norrieston's wonderfully central location is about half a mile from the small village of Thornhill (population about 500), which is 10 miles from Stirling.
Stirling has good train services to most of the main towns and cities of Scotland.
Directions and Maps
To reach Norrieston from Edinburgh and Glasgow, drive north to the M9, then take the A84 west, signposted Crianlarich.
Take the left fork at Blairdrummond onto the A873. Then, 50 yards before Thornhill village, turn left, signposted Norrieston Farm. Take second right to the farm and the house is the left turn after crossing the stream.
View Norrieston East Wing in a larger map