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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.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Stirlingshire today.
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  • Lochside View

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28009

    Located in a quiet area of the village of Lochearnhead, set in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, this detached holiday bungalow enjoys views across the waters of Loch Earn. This is the perfect base to enjoy the wide range of activities: mountain biking, water sports, kayaking, sailing, fishing and water skiing, golfing and also hillwalking and climbing with over 30 Munros within a 30-minute drive. Visit Oban and Fort William, Perthshire, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Internet connection. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Patio area to rear of property. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced slopes to rear of property.

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  • Bailebeag

    Killin

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W40267

    Excellent views

    Killin with its spectacular falls of Dochart, is situated at the west end of Loch Tay. Situated in an elevated position above the village this delightfully stylish detached holiday home, set in a residential development, enjoys magnificent views towards the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers. Nearby Loch Earn (approximately 8 miles) is a popular watersports centre. Golf, fishing, horse riding, walking and mountain biking are popular local pursuits. Well situated for touring with the picturesque towns of Aberfeldy, Callander, Crieff, Perth and Pitlochry within easy travelling distance. Shop, pub and resaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room with patio door and wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Carsaig

    Brig o’Turk, nr. Callander

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SZZP

    Carsaig is an immaculately-presented, detached holiday cottage in an unrivalled setting on the shore of Loch Venacher in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. The holiday property is set in 3 acres of grounds which lead down to a private lochside beach and jetty with fantastic views across the loch and the surrounding hillside and Trossachs. Carsaig offers spacious and cosy accommodation and makes a wonderful base from which to venture out with friends and family to enjoy the area and all it has to offer. Guests are welcome to bring their own unpowered craft which can be launched from the beach. Fishing for brown trout and pike is available in the pristine loch water from the jetty, and tuition and ghillies’ services are available from the harbour café just a short walk from the cottage. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, red kites and ospreys as well as local birds which are frequent visitors. There are endless miles of forest roads, cycle tracks and footpaths through woodlands and around the loch. For the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. This area is ideal for golfing with several local courses close by, and the famous Gleneagles course is only 40 minutes’ drive. The bustling Highland town of Callander, with a variety of quaint shops, tearooms, restaurant and bars, is only 5 minutes’ drive and ideal for sourcing supplies. After exploring the local area, unwind in the hot tub or relax on the decking with a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. Within an easy drive is Stirling, 30 minutes, whilst Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth are 11/2 hours. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles, restaurant 100 yards.

    Three steps down to large living room with open fire, loch views and patio doors. Three steps up to large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with gas/electric range (for cooking), loch views and wooden floor. Utility. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, garden and loch views and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with 6ft bed, TV, garden and loch views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (access also from hall).

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Two Freesat TVs (one 40")
    • Blu-ray
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Piano
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed 3-acre garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Hot tub
    • Fishing on-site (no licence required)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 5 steps from decking to garden. Sloping banks and 15 steps to jetty and private shore with unfenced loch frontage, 10 yards

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  • Benview

    Callander, nr. Strathyre

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 24008

    Overlooking the banks of Loch Lubnaig and in an elevated position this holiday property is easily accessed from the A84. Cycle hire is available in Callander and there are miles of cycle tracks to suit all abilities, as well as walking trails. Horse riding and trekking are available locally. Glasgow, Stirling Castle, the William Wallace monument and the Mill Trail close by. Shops and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Landscaped garden and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: The garden has a steep overhang and there are 16 steps to the parking area.

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  • Foxglove Cottages - Holly

    Drymen, near Stirling

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: UKC842

    These three holiday properties are nestled in an enviable location, just outside Drymen, gateway to the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, and on the world famous West Highland Way, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. With just a 10-minute stroll to the village of Drymen, with pubs, restaurants and shops, you can enjoy a peaceful location, but not have to travel far for local amenities. Perfect for holidays with your little ones, these detached holiday properties share a children’s play area. Head off on an adventure with family, friends and couples alike.
    Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, these holiday cottages are situated within a small Victorian estate, where deer, owls, hawks and a myriad of wildlife can be seen on a daily basis. These three cottages provide a tranquil retreat from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area.
    The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. Enjoy excellent outdoor activities including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond.
    The bustling cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is only a 20-minute drive, and equidistant is Stirling, with its ancient castle. The historic capital city of Edinburgh can be reached within an hours drive. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 18 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 900 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.
    Sauna room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With four poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with spa bath and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With super kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), Freeview TV and en-suite with bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared barbecue and summerhouse. Shared children’s play area. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Benview Holiday Lodges - Lodge 5

    Balfron, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31127

    Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs, these holiday lodges offer breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. In the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.
    This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass through Gartmore. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip.
    The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 2 miles.

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

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Cruach Lodge

    Crianlarich

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W2410

    Climbing, walking area

    This detached chalet has been constructed and furnished to a good standard and offers excellent all year round holiday accommodation. It is situated on the A82 in the village of Crianlarich - this is a popular base for walkers and climbers, as the West Highland Way comes through the village en route to Fort William, then Fort William which offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, marks the start of the Great Glen Way. It is also ideally situated for touring with Killin and the famous falls of Dochart and Lochearnhead renowned for its watersports to the east, Loch Awe and Oban with its islands ferry terminal to the west, whilst to the north is the skiing area of Glencoe. All are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Alpine Lodge

    Strathyre by Callander

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC523051
    Alpine Lodge is a detached cottage, situated on the west facing hillside overlooking Loch Lubnaig within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.  The Lodge has a well equipped kitchen open plan to the dining/lounge area. The lounge area has a leather suite, patio doors and windows facing west overlooking the loch.  There is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, with a further two bedrooms upstairs and a shower room with coombed ceilings.  Two  of the bedrooms have double beds whilst the third has twin beds.  The porch provides a good space to store and dry outdoor apparel. There is a private aspect to the south with 2 acres of hillside and countryside to enjoy. A short walk over the road and through a meadow (3 acres) gives access to the loch side for fishing (permit required) or to just enjoy and relax.  Boats or canoes can be launched into the loch.  The village of Strathyre is only 2 miles and offers a shop/post office and a number of good places to eat and drink. 

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge Area: With free sat TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed .
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds
    Bedroom 3: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. High chair and stair gate available.Open garden with furniture set in 2 acres. A further 3 acres with loch side access close by. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: Stream in garden.

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  • Foxglove Cottages - Foxglove

    Drymen, near Stirling

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    4
    Ref: UKC841

    These three holiday properties are nestled in an enviable location, just outside Drymen, gateway to the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, and on the world famous West Highland Way, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. With just a 10-minute stroll to the village of Drymen, with pubs, restaurants and shops, you can enjoy a peaceful location, but not have to travel far for local amenities. Perfect for holidays with your little ones, these detached holiday properties share a children’s play area. Head off on an adventure with family, friends and couples alike.
    Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, these holiday cottages are situated within a small Victorian estate, where deer, owls, hawks and a myriad of wildlife can be seen on a daily basis. These three cottages provide a tranquil retreat from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area.
    The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. Enjoy excellent outdoor activities including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond.
    The bustling cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is only a 20-minute drive, and equidistant is Stirling, with its ancient castle. The historic capital city of Edinburgh can be reached within an hours drive. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 18 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 900 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and patio door to decking and garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with spa bath and toilet.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With super kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared barbecue and summerhouse. Shared children’s play area. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Barn

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: S4593

    With its glass gable overlooking stunning mountain scenery and its authentic exterior and open plan living area, The Barn cleverly blends the traditional and contemporary to create an ideal holiday retreat situated on the road to Killin within a mile of Lochearnhead village. Famously the base for water sports on Loch Earn, the village offers a variety of shops, inns and eating places. Locally, visitors can enjoy glorious hill walking, fishing and golf, and there is free boat mooring available less than a mile away. Nearby Killin provides the setting for the dramatic Falls of Dochart and good shopping, and the city of Perth is only 35 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included October-April). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading poa. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Mooring foc. Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Bethany Cottage

    Brig O’Turk near Callender

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC524073
    This spacious, detached holiday cottage is set in the pretty hamlet of Brig O’ Turk in the heart of the Trossachs National Park and is perfect for friends or family who want to spend time together in this beautiful location. From the front door, there are endless miles of footpaths and cycle trails to explore in Glen Finglas and the surrounding area, and for the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. Trout fishing can be enjoyed on the nearby loch and river and licences can be obtained from the local post office. There are activities for all ages to pursue, including sailing and boat trips on local lochs, castles, visitor attractions, heritage centres and whisky distilleries. The location is also perfect for golfing enthusiasts with several local courses close by and the famous Gleneagles course only 40 minutes drive.
    The village tea room, featured in the ’39 Steps’ film is only a couple of minutes’ walk, as is the local shop, pub and restaurant. This picturesque area has been attracting visitors for centuries, which was once part of a royal deer forest where kings hunted, steeped in history with stories of cattle drovers and whisky smugglers. Sir Walter Scott wrote poetry about its beauty and there is the John Ruskin and the Glasgow Boys Trail to follow in the hamlet.
    The highland town of Callander is only five minutes’ drive and ideal for picking up supplies with a variety of shops, tearooms, restaurants and bars. If you are worn out after exploring the area you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and enjoy the views, or curl up in front of the open fire on cooler days. Pub and Restaurant 200 yards, shops 600 yards

    Ground Floor: Living Room: Large with open fire, 37" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors to the garden.
    Living Room 2: Open to the hall with patio doors to the garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with showe rcubicle and toilet
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull out bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and Jack and Jill access to bathroom.
    Bathroom: Jack and Jill (accessed from bedroom 3 and hallway) with bath and toilet.

    The property has three steps to the entrance, has oil central heating and all oil and electricity provided from April to October, £25 per week from November to March. Bed linen and towels provided. Initial fuel for open fire provided. High chair available on request. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps to garden.

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  • Scott Cottage

    Loch Katrine, Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SLLC

    Charming and spacious, these two attached cottages (which comprise the west wing of Stronachlachar House), sit in an isolated corner of Loch Katrine at Stronachlachar, just 50 yards from the pier where the SS Sir Walter Scott steamer arrives daily during peak season. Situated in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within 50 yards of Loch Katrine providing breathtaking views of the loch and surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue. An ideal location from which to absorb one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. Stronachlachar lies only a short distance from the colourful and welcoming villages of Aberfoyle and Callander which offer a choice of pubs, restaurants, unique shops and a host of colourful festivals all year round. To the west lies Inversnaid on the east shore of Loch Lomond where a seasonal ferry provides a crossing to the west shore. Nearby activities include golf, sailing and a range of other watersports and leisure club facilities. A wealth of walking and cycling routes also provide opportunities to discover some unforgettable views. Shop and pub 11 miles.

    Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, oak floor, loch views and kitchen with tiled floor. Bunk bedroom. Fully tiled shower room, toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and loch views. Twin bedroom with loch views. Fully tiled bathroom with roll-top bath, toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Combi microwave oven/grill
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Courtyard with raised decked area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: 15 steps to raised decked area; unfenced loch

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