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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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  • Loganberry Lodge

    Rowardennan

    Grade
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    Ref: 23906

    Sitting in this private lodge park within the Loch Lomond and Trossach National Park, and with only a short stroll to the loch side, this lodge is in an idyllic location. With stunning views over Loch Lomond and backed by the spectacular Ben Lomond this location is perfect for enjoying all the amenities of the area. For the energetic there are plenty of marked walks around the loch and within the area. The West Highland way running from Milgavie to Fort William – 92 miles – passes close by at the Loch side. There are opportunities for water sports in the area, along with horse riding, mountain biking and you can bag a ‘Munro’ too. There are great days out close by with Balloch Castle and Country Park, 12miles, and Loch Lomond Shores the principal gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. It is a spectacular visitor destination combining a great loch side location with a mixture of leisure and shopping experiences. A short drive will take you to Stirling with its spectacular castle, Inverary which has a good selection of tourist shops, or the city of Glasgow with its historic buildings, many restaurants and its wide selection of designer shops. Or just relax by the loch on the decking of your lodge and take a walk to the local hotel for a meal and drink. Shops 11 miles, restaurant and pub 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decking area and furniture. Shared garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced loch with 50 yards.

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  • Lomond Cottages - Lomond View Cottage

    Balmaha, Loch Lomond

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23974

    Located in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park, these two properties offer an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. Montrose House, a former listed period mansion house, offers a spacious ground floor apartment while Lomond View Cottage offers a good standard of accommodation with conservatory overlooking the loch. Just 7 miles along the delightful lochside, Ben Lomond awaits, towering over the shores of Loch Lomond and offering spectacular panoramic views. The sheltered harbour at Balmaha is ideal for sailing and water sports, with walking and hiking enthusiasts also well catered for. A little further afield there is Balloch Castle Country Park where you can take a gentle stroll through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Magnificent scenery, opportunities for water sports, scenic villages and castles are all within easy reach. Drymen, 4 miles, has a hotel/restaurant, 18-hole golf course and shops. Loch Lomond Shores for designer shopping is within easy reach. Close by, Stirling and Glasgow make for a good day out. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Conservatory with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Water feature in garden. 2 steps from patio to garden.

    Both properties: Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Tyndrum, Crianlarich

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W3861

    Superb views

    Centrally situated in the village, this cosy detached cottage, surrounded by spectacular hills, is convenient for a wide range of opportunities and touring delights, with Oban 35 miles, Glencoe 28 miles and Fort William 47 miles. Tyndrum is Scotland’s only national park located on the A82, at the junction of Oban and Fort William. There are excellent facilities in the village, including pub, mini market, restaurant, fish and chips cafe, petrol station, cash machines and two railway stations. The holiday cottage is ideally situated for hiking, munros, cycling, canoeing, golfing and walking the West Highland Way. Golfing, fishing and water sports can be enjoyed in the area. Visit one of Perthshires heritage centres, castles or National Trust properties. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 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. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • 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. Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden.

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  • Osprey Hideways - Barn Owl Cottage

    Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: 27941

    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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  • Craigdarroch Cottage

    Strathyre near Callander

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC524063
    This delightful, detached, stone-built holiday cottage, dating back to 1800, is situated in the Victorian village of Strathyre and is in the perfect location to explore and enjoy Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There are spectacular views from the garden and front door and you can walk to the village shop, children’s play park, riverside and local pub, explore endless miles of forest trails or join the Callander to Killin Cycle Route. Fishing permits for the River Balvaig are available locally and there are several golf courses within a short drive, Gleneagles is only 50 minutes. There is also a free local tennis court and bike hire within half a mile of the property. The area is also rich in Scottish history with many stories relating to Rob Roy Macgregor, whose grave can be found in the kirkyard at Baquhidder. Within easy driving distance is Stirling (45 minutes), where you can visit Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Perth is is 1 hour, Glasgow and Edinburgh are 11/4 hours. After you have spent the day exploring, relax in the back garden and enjoy the scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Beamed with wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: Small, beamed with electric cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Steep, narrow stairs to...
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, more available from local shop. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi.Small enclosed private garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and spectacular views. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). NB: There are a total of 15 steps to the garden.

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  • Menteith Cottage

    Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523118
    Menteith Cottage is located in the popular village of Aberfoyle, within the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.  This quaint self catering accommodation forms the two storey annex of a large Victorian country house. On the ground floor there is a comfortable lounge, bright kitchen with breakfasting area, a separate dining room and a large bathroom.  Upstairs there are two bedrooms – a cosy twin and a spacious double. Outside the cottage you will find a large patio area equipped with patio furniture and a barbeque, perfect for that al fresco dinner.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    One step down to....
    Lounge: With electric fire, Freesat TV, DVD and a selection of DVD’s books and games
    Dining Room: With electric fire and wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, breakfasting area
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed (n.b. one step down into room and slightly lower than standard door height)
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds

    All power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Wi-fi available.Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ (coals not included). Shared use of large front garden. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • 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
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Stairgate
    • 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

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  • 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

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  • Offerance Farm Cottage

    Gartmore near Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC523049
    Offerance Farm Cottage is a lovely traditional style semi detached property located within 80 acres of working farmland. Situated at the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the cottage is only 2 miles from the small village of Gartmore. The cottage has a lovely lounge with wood burning stove, making it feel warm and welcoming. There is a separate sun lounge enjoying the view across the garden. The neat kitchen is fully equipped and there is a separate dining room. The double bedroom is on the ground floor and the twin bedroom and large bathroom are on the first floor. The rear garden is private, with outdoor furniture and fenced off along the river bank. There is shared use of the front gravel courtyard and a large raised deck area providing beautiful views over surrounding countryside to the Campsie Fells and Ben Lomond. The farm has a herd of Highland cattle. The river, ’Kelty Water’, flows directly behind the cottage, which eventually leads into the River Forth.

    Ground Floor: Property has underfloor heating throughout the downstairs and oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, 46" TV with sky channels, DVD and radio/CD
    Dining Room:With table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Sun Lounge: With comfortable seating and enjoying the view across the rear garden
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower room

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All power, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood/peat for stove supplied. Cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Internet connection available. Bicycles (4) available for use.Private garden area which is fenced off along the river bank. Shared use of courtyard with deck area. Off road parking for 2 cars. Outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied) on patio. Storage for bikes available. Boarding kennels within 1 mile of farm (ask owners for details).  Wireless broadband available.
    Please note that a £50 refundable damage deposit is due direct to the owner on arrival.

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  • 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. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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