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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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  • Acorn Cottage

    Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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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  • Loganberry Lodge

    Rowardennan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • Ben Vane Lodge

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC524090
    Nestling within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this traditional lodge is located in the village of Lochearnhead. This is a great central location to tour dramatic landscapes, sparkling loch shores and towering peaks. Enjoy a wide range of activities, including mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, water skiing, hillwalking and climbing, with over 30 Munros within a 30-minute drive away, and 20 golf courses within an hour’s drive. From the door, you can enjoy leisurely walks in the surrounding countryside, or stroll to the village where there is a shop, post office and two hotels with restaurants. Relax in the enclosed garden and enjoy the impressive view over Loch Earn to the southern Highland mountains and Edinample Castle. Other places to visit include Callander, 14 miles, Stirling, 29 miles, Perth, 37 miles, and Glasgow, 55 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Beamed with wooden floor, 22" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and views.
    Kitchen: Beamed with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: With bunk bed.
    Steep, narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed, views and door to balcony.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 6 steps and sloping banks in garden.

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  • 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).

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