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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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  • The Smiddy

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: S4278

    Set in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, in a quiet spot close to the shingle beach of a lochside village famed for its watersports, is this rustically furnished former smiddy. The authentically appealing bothy style living/dining area features stone walls and a woodburner, and a farmhouse style kitchen. Close to the owner’s home a jetty, moorings and slipway for visitors’ own boat on Loch Earn are provided – watersports equipment is available for hire. Wonderful hill walking and 20 golf courses within an hour’s drive. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 twin galleried bedrooms (separated by curtains).

    Woodburner in living/dining room (initial fuel included October-April). Electric heaters and electricity by £1 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio garden and furniture. Parking. Fishing foc. Moorings for visitors’ own boat, slipway and jetty 300 yards. No smoking.

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  • Lomond View

    Rowardennan, Loch Lomond

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: B4867

    Loch Lomond, backed by the wooded slopes of Ben Lomond, is the setting for this attractively furnished timber holiday lodge set within Scotland’s first National Park. Located in a private park of 38 properties, it has direct access to the shoreline jetty (boat launching, booked through the hotel). Pleasure cruises are available from the nearby village of Balmaha. There are plenty of challenges for walkers in the area; the 92 mile West Highland Way passes alongside the loch, and runs from Milngavie to Fort William, while the route up Ben Lomond offers scope to ’Munro Baggers’. Within easy driving reach are Stirling, Inverary Castle, Loch Lomond shores and the lovely Trossachs area. The loch’s surroundings have easy walking and the water near the shore offers swimming in warm weather. Further afield, Balloch Castle Country Park covers 200 acres with nature trails, guided walks and views of the loch and the castle, built in 1808 and including a visitor’s centre. There is no shop on the site but a seasonal one is 3 miles away, and Drymen, 11 miles, has a range of small shops. Rowardennan Hotel/pub, 200 yards, offers a warm welcome and good food around the year.

    4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Video. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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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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  • Pine Cottage

    Strathyre, nr. Callander

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30038


    This delightful, detached, self catering, traditional log cabin is situated on the small picturesque Balviag Estate, in the Victorian village of Strathyre. Set in natural park land with mature Scots pines, and at the foot of Ben Sheann with plenty of grassland for children to play on and explore. There is a charcoal barbecue available (no fuel provided) to dine alfresco on those summer evenings. The River Balvaig flows at your back door and free fishing is available for a maximum of 2 rods. Just a short walk to the village with a playground, village shop and pub serving food. There are endless miles of forest roads and trails to explore, both for walking and cycling, from a gentle stroll on the shores of Loch Lubnaig to a vigorous hike to the summit of Ben Ledi or a relaxing boat trip on Loch Katrine. The tree-clad slopes around the village which sweep down to the shores of Loch Lubnaig change from spring greens to autumn russets and golds making the surroundings spectacularly beautiful all year. 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 are Loch Lomond, Gleneagles is approximately 50 minutes away and Stirling is approximately an hour away. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth approximately 1½ hours away. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area and wooden floors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Covered veranda and furniture. Shared 3½-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 4 steps from side door. River in grounds.

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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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  • 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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  • The Mar Cottage

    Milton of Buchanan, nr. Drymen

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 24758

    With the River Mar running alongside this cottage, which is within the Loch Lomond National Park, this stylish holiday property is just a short distance from the village of Drymen and the pretty village of Balmaha with its sandy shoreline and marina. Fishing, cycling and walking are all on offer, with the West Highland Way, Ben Lomond and Conic Hill easily accessible. Boat hire is available in Balmaha. Loch Lomond is a short distance by car, with cruises, barbecue and picnic areas, superb golf and spa facilities, Lomond Shores and the aquarium. Other local attractions include Balloch Country Park. Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced river 10m from rear of property.

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  • Rob Roy

    Glengyle, Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC523176
    Situated in a spectacular location in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this beautifully converted, pet friendly cottage was originally part of a steading close to the birthplace of Rob Roy McGregor, commonly known as Rob Roy, or alternatively Red MacGregor, a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th Century, who is sometimes known as the Scottish Robin Hood. The family friendly cottage sits in a tranquil corner at the side of Loch Katrine (Glengyle) with views of the loch and surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue. This is the perfect location from which to absorb one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. The cottage is perfect for families or groups of friends interested in fishing, hill walking, cycling or just looking to get away from the hustle of everyday life. The loch is surrounded by a private road and offers a quiet environment to walk, see the fantastic wildlife (deer, polecats, red squirrels and wild goats), offering pitch black skies with no light pollution and stunning waterfalls.
    Rob Roy can be booked with Jacobite (CC523177) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has hardwood flooring, electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 40" Sky TV, Blu-ray player, Playstation and Wii.
    Dining area: With large dining table for six.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Large wooded garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Benview Holiday Lodges - Lodge 1

    Balfron, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31123

    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 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Hot tub.

    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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  • 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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