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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gracedieu

    Killin

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523170
    One of only eight cottages overlooking the scenic Falls of Dochart, Gracedieu is a traditionally built terraced cottage dating back to the 1700s with a cosy wood burner, many original quirky features and views of Dochart Bridge which dates back to 1760. The rear of the garden was originally the old railway track with the sleepers still in place and neighbours open countryside. The garden room has been converted from the old bothy, dates back to the 1700s and is perfect for you to open the double glass doors on a warm summer’s night. You are just a short walk from the village amenities including the shop, cafes, bars, restaurants and historical sites. Killin is a popular destination for outdoor activities, whether you like mountains to climb or leisurely country walks, the Rob Roy Way passes through the village. With salmon/trout fishing, water sports, mountain biking or cycling along the many lanes and cycle paths, there is something for everyone. This area is steeped in history with the Killin Stone Circle and Finlarry Castle and Chapel. The enclosed rear garden is the perfect place to relax and enjoy magnificent scenery with wonderful views of the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawyers. Loch Tay is on Killin’s doorstep, only a mile away. Visit Crianlarich, 13 milers, Callander, 21 miles, Stirling, 37 miles, and Perth, 43 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Smart Freeview TV, DVD player and views of Dochart Bridge and waterfalls.
    Dining room: With CD player, vintage radio/record player and waterfall views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer and patio doors to seating area.
    Garden room: With access to rear garden.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Narrow steep stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, sloping ceiling and mountains and waterfall views.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, sloping ceiling and mountain and waterfall views.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps in the garden.

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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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  • Lochside Cottage No 1

    Kinlochard

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523047
    Lochside Cottage No 1 is located in the tranquil village of Kinlochard, which is in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The cottage is beautifully presented, with great attention to details. The lounge has a large LCD TV, leather suite, wood burning stove, with dining/breakfast bar area behind. The kitchen is open plan to the lounge and both bedrooms are beautifully coordinated and have wall mounted TV/DVD combinations with free view. The cottage sits back from the river, just behind Lochside Cottage No 2 and has full access to 15 acres of maintained ground with fields that lead down to the lochside, where fishing is free to residents from the foreshore.
    Lochside Cottage No 1 can be booked individually or together with Lochside Cottage No 2 to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: All accommodation is at ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  With leather suite, wood burning stove, LCD Free view TV and DVD.
    Dining Area: With breakfast bar and high chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, combined TV/DVD with Free view connection
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, combined TV/DVD with Free view connection
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Initial basket of wood supplied, there after ad ditional wood can be purchased (honesty box). Pay phone available. Cot, high chair and push chair available. Wireless broadband availableShared use of open gravel courtyard. Free fishing from property grounds - 15 acres of fields, which are enclosed down to lochside. Boats can be launched by arrangement. Field available for grazing horses. Outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied) on decking. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Braeval Cottage

    Gartmore

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 23066

    This converted barn, built in 1787, offers spacious holiday accommodation and is situated in the picturesque village of Gartmore in the heart of the Trossachs, amidst fantastic scenery. For walking enthusiasts, the property is just 10 miles from Ben Lomond offering exhilarating walking and spectacular views. Fishing, horse riding, pony trekking, cycling, golf and many water sports are all available locally. The city of Stirling with its breathtaking castle, Wallace Monument and Mill Trail is easily accessible, as is Glasgow with its stylish restaurants, boutiques and wine bars. Shop and pub 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with additional pull-out single and Z-bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Juniper Cottage

    Dunblane, nr. Stirling

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 23593

    In a peaceful rural setting this cosy cottage is part of a farmyard conversion with the owner’s home on one side. Superb walks with opportunities to see deer and red kites. Only 2 miles from historic Dunblane with shops, restaurants and cathedral. Stirling, with the imposing castle and Wallace Monument is only 4 miles. Blair Drummond Safari Park is close by, while the stunning hills and glens of Loch Lomond National Park make for a memorable day out. fantastic holiday retreat. Shops and pubs 3 miles (1 mile on foot).

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£4 per day October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owners freezer. Garden area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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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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