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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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  • Lochview Barn

    Strathyre by Callander

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    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.

  • Osprey Hideaways - Buzzard Cottage

    Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 27940

    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.

  • Creag Mhor Cottage

    Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523086
    Creag Mhor Cottage is a lovely detached property located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, on the outskirts of the popular village of Aberfoyle. The cottage is re-furbished and immaculately presented throughout. The floors are wooden laminate, with tiles in the kitchen and bathroom. The lounge has two leather sofas, an electric fire and large picture windows making the room bright and airy.  The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped with a breakfast bar area.  Both bedrooms are beautifully co-ordinated. The garden is spacious with lawn to the front and a gravel driveway, behind the property is ancient woodland. This lovely cottage sits only a mile from the village and all essential amenities. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level is heated by a modern electric wet system and electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge:  with log stove effect electric fire and Freeview TV/DVD
    Kitchen / diner:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washing machine with breakfasting bar area and high stools
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds
    Bathroom:  with bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included.   Bed linen and towels supplied. Highchair available.Fully enclosed garden (spiked railing fence along the front of the garden) with outdoor furniture, BBQ (coals not included) and drying area. Off road parking for 3+ cars.

  • North Wing

    Callander, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SUUO


    The Leny Estate, in Leny Park, is a baronial country mansion set within beautiful parkland and gardens. Surrounded by picturesque countryside and hills, north of Callander, it is located within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The Estate has been the home of the Buchanan family for 1,000 years; the house originates from the 16th century with a significant rebuild around 1845 as a Jacobean-style mansion, and was restored in 1998. The site of the old Leny Castle lies half a mile to the south east. North Wing as the name suggests, forms part of this impressive mansion, and features wood panelling, four-poster beds and period furnishings. There are extensive activities in the area: hill walking, fishing, pony trekking, golf, wildlife, cycling and adventure sports. Callander, 1 mile, has a good range of shops and restaurants. Explore the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle. Enjoy a short cruise on Loch Katrine. The drive from Aberfoyle to Kilmahog through Brig O’Turk is spectacular. Golf course within 2 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove, oak-panelled walls and rugs on stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Kitchen/beamed gallery dining room with wooden floor. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four-poster bed and period furnishings; one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Large shared orchard garden and woodlands
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream 300 yards, 10 steps and drops in garden

  • Crags View

    Callander

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29928


    This delightful, first and second floor holiday apartment is situated in the pretty town of Callander, the gateway to the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. This bustling Highland town, set amongst hills and lochs, is a wonderful base from which to discover the surrounding area of this beautiful part of central Scotland. There are endless miles of forest roads and trails to explore, both for walking and cycling. The Sustrans National Cycle Route runs through the town itself on the disused Callander to Oban railway line. The Trossachs have spectacular mountains to climb, such as Ben Lomond, Ben A’an, Ben Venue and Ben Ledi. There is an abundance of wildlife to spot, including ospreys, red squirrels and pine martens to name but a few. There are numerous activities for every age and interest; from horse riding to watersports. From your front door, you can walk to a variety of shops, tea rooms and bars. Within easy driving distance are Loch Lomond, Gleneagles, 30 minutes, Stirling, 20 minutes and Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth, 1 hour. Ideal for fishing and golf, with the nearest course within walking distance of the property. Shop, pub and restaurant 30 yards.

    Steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Acorn Cottage

    Kippen, nr. Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SUUQ

    Sitting just within the boundary of the conservation village of Kippen, in the grounds of the owner’s home, this detached former stable has been renovated to provide a very comfortable holiday base. The village nestles between the Gargunnock and the Fintry hills. There are lovely views from the village across the Forth Valley and several local walks. More challenging hill walks can be found around Fintry and Loch Lomond; the loch’s eastern shore is only 16 miles. Visit Stirling with its historic castle and range of restaurants and shops, 10 miles. Shop and two pubs serving food 500 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and French doors open plan with kitchen/dining room with wooden floor and French doors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden at front
    • Decked area with furniture at rear
    • Shared natural grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds, 30 yards

  • Kelverra

    Dollar near Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5036
    Discover Kelvarra, a semi-detached holiday home in the centre of the pretty village of Dollar which is at the base of the Ochil Hills and surrounded by beautiful scenery. This delightful cottage with its small enclosed garden and bright sunny garden room is perfect for families.

    The village has a good selection of local amenities, fine tea rooms and cafes, restaurants, galleries and a museum. You can take a leisurely walk along the River Devon where you can also fish for trout (licence required) or enjoy more vigorous walks through a deep gorge of a glen to the 500 year old Castle Campbell where Mary Queen of Scots once lived. This is a great area for cycling with a good network of cycle paths and the surrounding hills are ideal for mountain biking. There are several excellent local golf courses and you are just 14 miles from the championship courses at Gleneagles. Stirling is within easy reach with a local regular bus service where you can explore Stirling Castle, visitor attractions and a shopping centre.

    Ground Floor: The property has 4 steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/garden room: Large with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and patio doors.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and 18" Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

  • Osprey Hideaways - Peregrine Cottage

    Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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.

  • Faerie Tree Lodge

    Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC524066
    Within the fantastic location of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this spacious first floor apartment is situated in the historic village of Aberfoyle. The perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of kilometres 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 as the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7. 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. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is located only 20 miles from Aberfoyle with Edinburgh just over an hour away.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Dining room: With multi-fuel burner.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Wi-Fi. Cot and highchair supplied on request.Small courtyard with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Baile-Na-Luig Cottage

    Balquhidder near Lochearnhead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC524064
    This traditional farm workers cottage has been in the owner’s family since 1898. It was originally part of the Stronvar Estate and was purchased by the family in 1953. Surrounded by breathtaking views, the cottage has been renovated and still maintains original features. It is wonderfully situated in the tiny hamlet of Ballinluig, part of Balquhidder village, and nestles between the mountains at the head of Loch Voil. This picturesque part of the country is part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The area is known as Rob Roy MacGregor country and is rich in history and folk law stories; his grave is in the grounds of Balquhidder Parish Church. There are numerous trails and cycleways from the front door, and for the more ambitious, the National Cycle Route 7, which runs from Inverness down to Sunderland, is close by. After a day exploring, relax in the garden and enjoy the timeless views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, wood burner, 30" Freeview TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: Large with beams, wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and CD/radio.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
    Open tread staircase to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceilings.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair, fireguard and stairgate on request. Wi-Fi. 1/2-acre garden with patio and furniture. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. 1 small dog welcome. Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden.

  • The Bothy

    Kippen, nr. Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41189

    Peaceful location/Working farm

    This quaint former Bothy is situated on the owner’s farm adjacent to the farmhouse, in a peaceful location on the banks of the River Forth with open views of the Trossachs, the Ochils and the Gargunnock Hills. Suitable for couples and families it boasts 2 bedrooms, an open plan living/kitchen area with a cast iron woodburner, and a private enclosed garden. Approximately 15 miles from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, an ideal holiday base from which to explore the area with walking, cycling, riding facilities and watersports. Attractions include the breathtaking castle, Wallace Monument and the historical mill trail. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread, spiral staircase to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • 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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