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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lomond Cottages - Lomond View Cottage

    Balmaha, Loch Lomond

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23974

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

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

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

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

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  • West Riding Cottage

    Brig O’Turk, Callender

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523045
    This charming, detached cottage is situated within the peaceful village of Brig O Turk, which nestles in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and offers delightful holiday accommodation all at ground level.  West Riding Cottage was only completed in 2006 and is a lovely new build property with an open plan lounge/kitchen area, one double bedroom and shower room, which can be accessed from both the bedroom and lounge.  You have full use of the owner’s large, grassy garden, where you can enjoy the sun passing over the Menteith Hills and watch the wild sheep strolling by.  This quiet village is located between Loch Achray and Loch Venachar (boat hire available here), providing great all year round fishing or water activities. 

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Open plan with sofa bed (for + 2), wall mounted flat screen Sky TV and DVD and folding table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With WC and wash basin accessible from both bedroom and lounge

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi availableGarden. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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