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Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire straddles Scotland’s central belt with Edinburgh to the south east and Glasgow to the south west, it includes a beautifully varied rural landscape that extends into the western fringes of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

This is an area where Scotland’s history was made and the ancient city of Stirling was at the centre of it. Stirling was Scotland’s heritage capital and the scene of wars of independence, the place where for 300 hundred years the monarchs of Scotland ruled.

You can sense the historical significant of this city when you see the magnificent Stirling castle in its dominant cliff-top position. Stirling’s old town contains the busy city centre and has many historical buildings including beautifully preserved mansion houses, renaissance period and medieval churches.

One of Scotland’s most famous battles was fought at nearby Stirling Bridge which is commemorated by the towering National Wallace Monument, rising 220 feet and with views extending to Loch Lomond to the west and the Forth Bridge to the east.

The Forth Valley is home a number of rural villages and towns including Aberfoyle, in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park on the banks of the Forth River. Also handily place for the Forest Park is Callendar, a busy tourist town with plenty of amenities and is situated where the lowlands meet the highlands. It has a riverside location and was also famous as the location of the BBC series Doctor Findlay’s Case Book (for those who can remember). Dunblane a few miles north of Stirling, is an ancient town that was first established in 602 and became an important ecclesiastical centre in Scotland.

To the east of Stirling The Clackmannanshire Tower Trail takes in some wonderful historical sites such as Alloa Tower dating to the 14th century now fully restored and is Scotland’s largest surviving keep, Castle Campbell (also known as Castle of Glooms) and Menstrie Castle where the first Earl of Stirling was born.

Stirlingshire’s central position makes this region ideal for getting around central Scotland; to the west lays the stunning and beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and Loch Katrine and to the east is Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

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  • Craigard Cottage Apartment

    Callander

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC523113
    Craigard Cottage Apartment is a comfortable ground floor property situated in the heart of the Trossachs town of Callander. The accommodation has been accredited 3* by Visit Scotland and comprises a lounge/dining room leading through to a modest kitchen. The double bedroom is spacious with a built in wardrobe. This holiday property is only a two minute walk from the centre of the town which has numerous shops, pubs and eateries available.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV and two leather chairs
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair available on request. Shared drying line.Shared parking area.

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  • The Stables

    Strathendrick Farm, Buchanan Castle by Drymen

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523032
    The Stables is a delightful detached cottage set in the grounds of Buchanan Castle (now a ruin) in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Sitting within two acres of private woodland there is an uninterrupted view out over the open fields of Strathendrick, where the river Endrick flows out to Loch Lomond. This quaint, peaceful cottage has been beautifully furnished and is ideal for honeymooners or couples wanting to get away from it all. Local amenities are available at Drymen, only one mile away where there are hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops and leisure facilities. There are quiet roads and trails to explore around the Castle, with good access for walks and cycling. The cosy double bedroom is beautifully coordinated and enjoys a lovely view. The open plan living space has a fitted kitchen, leather sofa, dining table and wall mounted TV/DVD with freeview. The patio doors open out onto the large deck at the front of the cottage, providing a lovely area to relax, enjoy the view and spot the wildlife. The cottage has an open grassy garden and mature trees, sos you may see deer wondering by, perhaps red squirrels or pine martens in the tree, so bring your binoculars.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level with gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge Area: With wall mounted Free view TV/DVD
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
    Bedroom: With double bed and wall mounted Free viewTV/DVD
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Pay phone (coin operated). Cot and high chair available on request.Private and mature woodland garden. Large decked area with outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied). Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Stable

    Port Of Menteith

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5062
    This cosy semi-detached studio cottage is situated on the private estate of Mondhui within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, in a courtyard garden beside the original farmhouse, which dates back several hundred years. The cottage sits in an elevated position in the hills above the Lake of Menteith, Scotland’s only lake, with stunning panoramic views of the lake and historic Inchmahome Priory (founded 1238) which Mary Queen of Scots visited. Guests have access to the Health Club and Spa at the Forest Hills Hotel, Kinlochard, which is ten minutes drive from the cottage. This includes free use of a beautiful swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym, squash courts and full-sized snooker table. Guests also have a 10% discount on dining at the fabulous Lake Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant at the side of the lake.
    Mondhui itself has been a settlement since prehistoric times and above the property there are ’cup and rings’ markings. Within the grounds is a duck flighting pond which is ideal for bird watchers and beside the cottage there is a small pond. The area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels, red deer, pine marten and badgers. From the door of the cottage you can walk directly up into the Menteith Hills and join the Rob Roy Way with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.
    The cottage is furnished in a contemporary, country style with handmade wooden kitchen units, granite worktops and solid oak flooring throughout. Egyptian cotton linen and hotel quality towels are provided. It is in the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, golf, pony trekking and fishing - the Lake of Menteith is Scotland’s premier trout fishing venue. It is also a great location for those simply wanting to chill out and enjoy the fabulous view of the lake from the covered porch, courtyard or from the comfy couch.
    Nick Nairn’s famous Cook School is only a few minutes drive away as is the popular Lake Hotel which serves good food at the lakeside. This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas or to use as a base to tour central Scotland. Within ten minutes from the cottage you can be in Aberfoyle, Callander, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at the David Marshall Lodge or taking a sail on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine.
    Stirling with its ancient castle is 20 minutes away. Scenic Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, with its charming villages and bays to explore is only half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes’ drive. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive with Perth and Edinburgh just over an hour away. There are many historic buildings, castles and distilleries to visit in the area. The Trossachs is a wonderful area to visit and no trip to Scotland would be complete without spending some time in the area. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    The Stable can be booked together with The Mews (UK5061) to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With kingsize bed, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and solid oak floor.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and solid oak floor.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and marble tiled floor.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Covered porch with garden furniture, leading to courtyard. Shared 42-acre woodland grounds. Guests have access to the Health Club and Spa at the Forest Hills Hotel, Kinlochard, 10 minutes away which includes free use of a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym, squash courts and full-sized snooker table. Guests also have a 10% discount on dining at the fabulous Lake Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant at the side of the lake. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a duck flighting pond in the grounds, ¼ mile away and a small pond adjacent to the cottage.

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  • No 2 The Courtyard

    Fintry near Stirling

    Grade
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    Ref: CC524062
    Located on the outskirts of the village of Fintry, voted ’Best kept village in Scotland’, and on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this charming upper barn conversion provides an ideal base for tourists, walkers and nature lovers. It is situated at a riverside location and surrounded by stunning scenery. The mountains to the north mark the start of the Highland Line and are a dramatic contrast to the valley below, the Carse of Stirling. To the south are the Fintry Hills with sweeping views across to the Campsie Fells and beyond. The area is steeped in history and legendary figures such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor. Visit Scotland’s African Safari Park in Blairdrummond. Experience Stirling with its castle, monuments and shops, or visit the engineering marvel of the Falkirk Wheel. Edinburgh, Glasgow and the West Coast are easily accessible.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. 100 acres of grounds which include a woodland, apple orchard and kitchen garden! Trout fishing on-site, free of charge. Parking for 2 cars. Please note: There is a river in the garden, 50 yards from the property.

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  • Kintyre Cottage

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: CC523110
    Kintyre Cottage is situated on a stunning south facing hillside location overlooking Loch Earn. From the front door you have an uninterrupted view over the loch to the Southern Highland Mountains and Edinample Castle once occupied by ‘Black’ Duncan of Glenorchy.  Located on the edge of the village of Lochearnhead, Kintyre Cottage is situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is in a perfect central location to tour in each direction. The village of Lochearnhead has a shop and Post Office and two hotels with restaurant facilities, both within walking distance. Set in 6 acres of farmland, Kintyre Cottage is semi-detached timber clad property on the end of a stone barn conversion. This compact and cosy cottage is ideal for a couple.  The open plan living space has a galley style kitchen and lounge area with a wonderful wood burning stove that warms the whole room. The dining area is situated at the window where you can enjoy the view over the loch. Kintyre Cottage can be booked along with Mull Lodge to provide accommodation for up to 6 people.  From the cottage you are welcome to venture freely where you will be able to spot red deer or to feed the hens and even get some freshly laid eggs. The cottage has the use of a jetty (a mooring is available if required) and you can hire a boat locally. Fishing is free to residents from the foreshore. Loch Earn is 6.5 miles long and is a popular area for water sports and fishing with stunning scenery all around.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge area:  with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, radio/CD; stunning views over Loch Earn
    Dining area:  with wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen:  fully fitted with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment above
    Bedroom:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. Logs provided free of charge during October – April. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Shared use of laundry facilities available on request.Large shared rear garden with picnic tables. Use of jetty at lochside. Launching and mooring available for visitor’s own boat can be arranged. Fishing from foreshore – free permit available for guests. Off road parking adjacent for 2 cars.

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  • Lochview Barn

    Strathyre by Callander

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC523114
    Lochview Barn is a charming detached cottage, situated on a west facing hillside overlooking Loch Lubnaig within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The cottage dates back to the 1600’s and was once a working barn for Runacraig Farm. This self catering cottage is well equipped with Visit Scotland 4 star grading. There is an open plan living space with kitchen, dining and lounge areas. The two bedrooms provide comfortable space for three people. Lochview has its own garden patio area with ample car parking space. From the patio there are views of Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding mountains. A short walk over the road and through a meadow (3 acres) gives access to the loch side for fishing (permit required) or just relaxing. You can launch a boat or canoe locally into the loch. The property is only two miles from the village of Strathyre, which has a shop/post office and there are a number of good places to eat and drink.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space;
    Lounge: With electric fire, leather suite, TV and DVD
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair available by request.Open garden. Access to loch side is available through three acre meadow which is directly across the road from the cottage. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Mill House Annex

    Gartness by Balfron

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: CC523082
    Mill House Annex is situated in a very unique location on the very banks of the River Endrick near the hamlet of Gartness, on the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.  Mill House Annex dates back to the 1800’s when it once was a working mill producing textiles.  The water wheel has long gone but evidence of the water ways and structures can still be seen. The property is quaint and quirky with thick walls, floors which run off at different angles, ceilings of varying heights and even a few stone steps to take you up from the lounge into the kitchen area.  Stable doors lead out to an open mature garden area and the river side is only 3 metres away. 

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, TV, DVD and radio/CD with stable door leading out to the riverside.
    A few steps lead up into the kitchen/diner and bathroom level.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    A wooden staircase leads up to the open plan bedroom area on the....

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed plus one single bed (for + 1 by arrangement)

    All electricity and bed linen included. Cot, high chair and stair gate available by request. Drying facilities available by request. Additional camp bed suitable for a child available on requestRiverside location, open garden area with outdoor seating. Free seasonal salmon & trout fishing available by request. Some seasonal home grown vegetables may be available. Enclosed shared driveway to front door with off road parking for 2 cars. NB: Garden leads to river bank and waterfall.

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC523046
    Acorn Cottage is located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, in the popular village of Aberfoyle. This single storey cottage is beautifully presented, with great attention to details. The lounge has two leather sofas, a large wood burning stove and large picture windows making the room bright and airy. There is a large kitchen, fully fitted and well equipped with a dining area. The kitchen has access straight onto the decking at the side of the property leading to a spacious garden with raised patio area. From the back of the garden there is direct access onto the hillside and ancient woodland. Both bedrooms are beautifully co ordinated, with satellite TV and DVD. This fantastic cottage is nestled down a quiet lane yet only 500 yards from all the village amenities. Guests of Acorn Cottage are welcome to the use of free river and loch side fishing. Loch Ard (4 miles) is simply stunning, with small islands and a crannog to explore; boat hire is available on the loch.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:With wood burning stove, satellite TV, DVD, radio/CD, a selection of games and books
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and dining table and chairs.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, satellite TV, DVD and en suite with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, satellite TV and DVD
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Large covered porch way to store out door clothing

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood supplied. Wireless broadband connection availableLarge enclosed garden with direct access onto woodland and decked area. Free river and loch fishing. Outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied) on patio. Ample private parking.

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  • Shepherds Cottage

    Campsie Fells, nr. Fintry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W8708

    Stunning views

    Formerly the shepherd’s cottage, now completely renovated, this delightful semi-detached cottage, accessed by a farm track, is set on a working hill farm, adjacent to the owner’s home and is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The enclosed rear garden gives total privacy and stunning views. Fintry, 3 miles, a village tucked high amongst the green and rolling Campsie Hills which provide a backdrop to the other places of interest. Attractions include Loch Lomond National Park, the Blair Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle and the Glengoyne distillery. Can be booked with W7320. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity (£10per week May-September, £20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed decked patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Osprey Hideaways - Peregrine Cottage

    Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: 27938

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    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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  • River Cottage

    Croftamie by Drymen

    Grade
    4
    1
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    Ref: CC523031
    River Cottage is a detached riverside property located in the quiet village of Croftamie on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This charming cottage has been finished to a high standard and enjoys lovely views over rolling fields. The spacious decking area overlooks the river "Catter Burn" and is an ideal vantage point for watching the abundance of local wildlife. As an added bonus, free riverside fishing is available from within the grounds of the cottage and there is direct access onto open fields. The open plan living space has two large sofas (one being a sofa bed, making it possible to accommodate up to four adults). The kitchen area is fully fitted with table and chairs for dining. Local amenities are available in Croftamie, including a pub renowned for its delicious food and a number of small shops.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric oil filled radiators and comprises:
    Lounge Area: With electric stove effect fire, satellite TV/DVD, sofa bed (for + 2) and patio doors leading onto decking area.
    Dining Area: With folding table and chairs
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom: With double bed and view over farmland
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All power, bed linen, towels and bathrobes included. Cot and high chair available on request.Small enclosed garden, large decking area with outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied). Free fishing from river bank. Access to open farmland along river. Wireless broadband connection. Storage for bicycles and fishing equipment etc. Shared laundry facilities on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: River access from garden.

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  • The Old Mill Cottage

    Craigforth, Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC524043
    The Old Mill Cottage is a charming single-storey semi detached holiday property situated on the edge of the historic town of Stirling. The cottage is positioned on the banks of the River Forth, which meanders through the town.  Inside the cottage is comfortably appointed with an open fire in the lounge and a large wood burning stove in the dining room. The kitchen is fully fitted, well equipped and has a stunning view over the River Forth.  In the garden there is a large wooden deck and outdoor furniture where you can relax, enjoy listening and watching the river flowing by. Perhaps spot some wildlife including herons, ducks, and otters or at night catch a glimpse of the resident owl. Depending on the season there is both trout and salmon fishing available and reasonably priced fishing permits can be purchased from the owners. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  with open fire, Freeview TV and DVD and two leather sofas
    Dining room: with wood burning stove and dining table and chairs
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge, dishwasher and enjoys a stunning river view
    Utility room: with washer / dryer
    Bedroom 1:  with king size bed and TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds and TV/DVD
    Shower room:  with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All electricity and oil included. First basket of wood for both fires supplied.  Fireguard available for open fire only. Bed linen and towels provided.  Travel cot and highchair available. Garden with large decked area, outdoor furniture and BBQ. Four roving fishing permits (for use on the River Forth & Teith) can be purchased from the owners on arrival. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: Open access to the riverside.

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