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Stirlingshire straddles Scotland’s central belt with Edinburgh to the south east and Glasgow to the south west, it includes a beautifully varied rural landscape that extends into the western fringes of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

This is an area where Scotland’s history was made and the ancient city of Stirling was at the centre of it. Stirling was Scotland’s heritage capital and the scene of wars of independence, the place where for 300 hundred years the monarchs of Scotland ruled.

You can sense the historical significant of this city when you see the magnificent Stirling castle in its dominant cliff-top position. Stirling’s old town contains the busy city centre and has many historical buildings including beautifully preserved mansion houses, renaissance period and medieval churches.

One of Scotland’s most famous battles was fought at nearby Stirling Bridge which is commemorated by the towering National Wallace Monument, rising 220 feet and with views extending to Loch Lomond to the west and the Forth Bridge to the east.

The Forth Valley is home a number of rural villages and towns including Aberfoyle, in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park on the banks of the Forth River. Also handily place for the Forest Park is Callendar, a busy tourist town with plenty of amenities and is situated where the lowlands meet the highlands. It has a riverside location and was also famous as the location of the BBC series Doctor Findlay’s Case Book (for those who can remember). Dunblane a few miles north of Stirling, is an ancient town that was first established in 602 and became an important ecclesiastical centre in Scotland.

To the east of Stirling The Clackmannanshire Tower Trail takes in some wonderful historical sites such as Alloa Tower dating to the 14th century now fully restored and is Scotland’s largest surviving keep, Castle Campbell (also known as Castle of Glooms) and Menstrie Castle where the first Earl of Stirling was born.

Stirlingshire’s central position makes this region ideal for getting around central Scotland; to the west lays the stunning and beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and Loch Katrine and to the east is Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Stirlingshire today.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Baile-Na-Luig Cottage

    Balquhidder near Lochearnhead

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

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

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

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

  • The Bothy

    Kippen, nr. Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41189

    Peaceful location/Working farm

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Osprey Hideways - Barn Owl Cottage

    Stirling

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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.

  • The Barn

    Fintry, nr. Loch Lomond

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W7320

    Grass tennis court

    On a working farm, adjoining the owner’s home, this characterful barn conversion, one of two holiday properties, offers delightful holiday accommodation with style and charm. It can be booked together with property W8708 to sleep up to 8 people. Outdoors there is a grass tennis court. Set in lovely open countryside overlooking the Campsies to the south, Ben Ledi to the north and Ben Lomond. Only 3 miles from the quaint little town of Fintry. Tour the Trossachs, gateway from Callander round to Aberfoyle via Loch Katrine, or golf at nearby Balfron. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room. NSH, panel convectors and electricity (£10per week May-September, £20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed patio, courtyard and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Tennis court. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

  • Heatherlyn Cottage

    Callander

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC524076
    Heatherlyn Cottage is a welcoming, cosy, traditional terraced holiday cottage. Situated in the heart of Callander, in a quiet neighbourhood tucked away down a gravel path and close to the golf course, woodland walks and just a few minutes stroll to the bustling and vibrant town centre, with an array of cafes pubs, shops and restaurants. The highland town is the gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Renowned for its natural beauty and wildlife, there are outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities; walking, cycling and mountain biking, fishing, golf, sailing, watersports and bird watching. In the summer months there are a variety of festivals, Highland Games and traditional Scottish music festival. With many historic and ancient sites to visit, including Doune and Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Inchmaholm Priory not to mention whisky distilleries and the Safari Park, this is the perfect all year round location to relax and enjoy this picturesque area with family and friends. Edinburgh and Glasgow are readily accessible for day trips as are Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Oban and Perth. After exploring this beautiful area you can relax in the secluded garden or sun porch with a glass of wine and enjoy the view, or on cooler days you can curl up with a book in front of the wood burning stove.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Sky TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas cooker and microwave.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and sloping ceiling.
    Sun room.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, views of Ben Ledi and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, 2ft 6in single bed and views.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Small lawned garden patio with furniture. Roadside parking. No smoking. NB: Footpath access to property.

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