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Customer's Choice 2015

Osprey Hideways - Barn Owl Cottage

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Located in a peaceful setting, this property is 4 miles from Stirling and within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow.

Stunning scenery

Only 4 miles from the historic city of Stirling, yet hidden away in a truly magnificent and peaceful rural scenery means a perfect location for year-round holidays. Osprey Hideaways overlooks the owners’ own 120-acre loch where ospreys can be seen feeding most days in season. 300ft high cliffs frame the far side of the water, making the views genuinely stunning. All the cottages are furnished to a very high boutique standard and provide excellent accommodation for couples or family groups. A welcome pack is provided including a bottle of bubbly so that you can relax as soon as you arrive. There is also lovely linen, towels, bathrobes - and even slippers! To top this off is the honesty room where you can borrow books, a huge selection of DVDs, games, toys and visitor information. The owners live on site and are there to help as much (or as little!) as you want.

Each cottage has been named after birds that are regularly seen flying overhead, and are perfectly located to enjoy the best of both worlds at any time of the year - the peace of the countryside and the amenities and activities of the city. As well as being only 4 miles from Stirling city centre, it’s only 5 miles to the motorway junction for surprisingly quick journey times to Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow and all their facilities. Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is 20 miles away and the mountains to the north or the beautiful sea lochs to the west are all within a 2 hour drive. There are numerous golf courses locally and even the Gleneagles course is only 35 minutes’ away. For walks the choice is endless and one of the best cliff-top walks in central Scotland starts right at the cottages! Stirling is a vibrant but compact university city offering wonderful attractions, including an incredible castle, the amazing Wallace Monument, the historic Church of the Holy Rude and even ghost tours. There are restaurants to suit all tastes, swimming pools, sport centres, multiplex cinema, theatre, museum, pubs and shops. The best bit is that Stirling is very much a year round destination. The perfect place for the perfect holiday! Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet.

Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared large garden and courtyard. Sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Customer’s ChoiceCustomer’s Choice
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/03/2016
    We had a lovely Easter weekend at this beautiful cottage. The cottage is very spacious and the welcome pack was very generous. Unfortunately, it rained most of the weekend which meant we couldn't go for a walk around the reservoir which would have been good. The honesty room with the huge selection of up to date DVD's made up for that and we made full use of it. Stirling is not far away and there is plenty to do there with lots of nice restaurants. We would definitely recommend this cottage and we will certainly try to be back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2016
    This was by far the best ever cottage we have stayed in and was excellent value for money. all the added extra touches such as the slippers and the gowns just made the whole experience so comfortable

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/01/2016
    Spotless accommodation close to Stirling. plenty of room, recommended.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/10/2015
    Excellent facilities and friendly owner

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2015
    Beautiful cottage would definitely book again

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/07/2015
    It was a lovely stay, beautiful part of the world, peaceful and quiet with spectacular views. The cottage was lovely - the fluffy white dressing gowns and slippers a pleasant bonus. Within driving distance of Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Western Isles and Loch Lamond. Definitely visit the area again and would highly recommend the cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2015
    Beautifully equipped and spacious cottage, welcoming owners, extremely peaceful location and plenty of car parking space. Local walk from the cottage round North Third reservoir via the craggy viewpoint of Jenkins Hill. Close to historic town of Stirling although access to the nearest main road is approx. 4 miles along a narrow country lane. Overall a highly recommended property.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/08/2015
    First class accommodation with lovely surroundings and a quiet location

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2015
    Complete home from home in a wonderful area. I'm sure we'll be back!10

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2015
    Beautiful setting and very modern clean facilities throughout.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2015
    This was our 2nd time staying here and was as good as the first. Everything about this place is lovely. The owners are so lovely and helpful and have thought of everything to make your stay here perfect. It's like a home from home but even better with the lovely views that surround you. Hopefully will be back soon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/08/2015
    Modern and comfortable cottage in quiet location. Well equipped and very clean. Great place to be in countryside, yet not too far away from the cities. We appreciated the owner's hospitality very much.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/08/2015
    Barn Owl cottage was lovely. Homely, clean and with added luxuries such as bath robes, slippers and Prosecco. The location was remote but within easy access to Stirling. There were fabulous walks around the reservoir and up onto the cliff tops from the cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2015
    Spotlessly clean. Beautiful location. Peacefully and relaxing cottage. Everything you need is supplied in the cottage.beautiful part of scotland to explore. Don't think about booking just book it you won't be disappointed.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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