Manor House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Thorngrove House is the perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary flair. The house can sleep up to 15 guests and includes full use of the historic gardens and the grounds surrounding the house.By booking Thorngrove House for your exclusive use, it comes fully staffed with a skilled and enthusiastic team who will provide a 5 star level of service. Also available are a number of catering options including buffets, private dining and afternoon tea.This exquisite 18th century manor house provides the perfect setting for a unique holiday experience. The house offers the tranquility and relaxing atmosphere of a country manor whilst being only minutes away from Aberdeen's city centre.
Creating the perfect blend of a traditional city manor and contemporary furnished living quarters, Thorngrove House gives you the unique experience of living in an 18th century country manor whilst enjoying all the luxury fittings and amenities you would expect of a 5 star hotel.
There are 5 bedrooms in the main house and a further 3 bedrooms in a separate house in the grounds, for a total of 15 guests to use.
Main House: The house contains a fully equipped kitchen, boardroom and dining room that can accommodate up to 40 guests.There are two general purpose rooms that can be arranged to suit whatever requirements you have for your holiday or event. Bedrooms - The Master Suite is the epitome of luxury accommodation with more space than you could ever use. This room comes complete with a deluxe super king size bed, powder room, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious en-suite bathroom.The Deluxe Suite comes with a historic Victorian feel and comes with a deluxe super king size bed and a modern en-suite bathroom.The Luxury Suite is fitted with luxury modern furnishings and a commodious king size bed.The Opulence Suite comes with a deluxe king size bed, luxurious modern furnishings and beautiful views over the grounds. The Plush Suite is a cosy bedroom, luxuriously decorated and with exquisite views over the gardens. Extra Accommodation - Also on the grounds of Thorngrove House is Balmanno House, a modern, fully equipped 3 bedroom cottage, capable of sleeping up to 6 guests.The house has a large open plan living area with 3 fully equipped bedrooms. All rooms are decorated to the same high standards and have exquisite views of the gardens and of Thorngrove House itself. Airport pick up (can be arranged).
Outside is a large paved patio with tables and seating, perfect for drinks on a summer's day or a barbeque in the evening. There is a beautiful landscaped garden that all guests have access to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 8 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Staffed property|
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (5)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Aberdeenshire region
Thorngrove House was constructed in 1773 by Robert Balmanno, a wealthy and successful Aberdonian merchant - known throughout the country as having the best strawberries in Scotland.Originally Balmanno purchased an area of land that was, at the time, called Freedom Lands and formerly Foul Moos. With this land, Robert Balmanno cultivated the area as farmland and built a large manor house for himself and his family. This house he called Thorngrove House and the land surrounding it later became known as Manorfield.
In the two centuries that followed Thorngrove House had a number of different owners. In 1782 the house was acquired by Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, a well known naval officer and was passed on his death to his brother-in-law James Sherrifs. In 1812, Thorngrove House changed hands once again being accquired by Scottish nobleman Robert Burnett of the Burnett of Leys whose family it stayed with until the 1950s.Thorngrove House underwent a major restoration in the 50's after it was acquired by antiques dealer William Bell, who returned the property to it's original state and later went on to completely renovate the gardens in an 18th century Georgian style while preserving the beauty and antiquity that Friend House exudes.For the past 50 years Thorngrove House has gone virtually unchanged, and it still contains all the grandeur and magnificence that it always has.
Situated in the heart of Aberdeen's west end, Thorngrove House is easily accessible from anywhere in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas and is perfectly suited for guests travelling from afar.
Since Medieval times, Aberdeenshire has been the richest and most fertile regions of the Highlands. Aberdeenshire is famed for its Aberdeen Angus beef cattle, its many fine castles and the prosperous 'granite city' of Aberdeen.
Make the most of your stay and take advantage of the wide range of things to see and do in Aberdeen City and Shire. Explore museums, gardens, nightlife and shopping or uncover the epic north east coastline, beautiful Royal Deeside and the stunning Cairngorms National Park.
Scotland is also the home of golf, hosting some of the oldest and most celebrated golf courses in the world. Friend House offers luxury golf accommodation for up to 15 guests only minutes away from Aberdeen's finest courses.
You have a wide array of courses to choose from, only minutes away from your accommodation. The following golf courses are within 20 minutes travel of Thorngrove House:
- Royal Aberdeen Golf Course
- Trump International Golf
- Hazlehead Golf Course
- Deeside Golf Course
- Auchmill Golf Course
- Murcar Links Golf Course
In house concierge
Airport pick up (can be arranged)
Daily maid service
24 hour manager
Select International telephone calls
Wi-Fi throughout the house
Logs and coal for fires
Cost of utilities
Full use of the 1.25 arced walled garden