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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Loganberry Lodge

    Rowardennan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 23906

    Sitting in this private lodge park within the Loch Lomond and Trossach National Park, and with only a short stroll to the loch side, this lodge is in an idyllic location. With stunning views over Loch Lomond and backed by the spectacular Ben Lomond this location is perfect for enjoying all the amenities of the area. For the energetic there are plenty of marked walks around the loch and within the area. The West Highland way running from Milgavie to Fort William – 92 miles – passes close by at the Loch side. There are opportunities for water sports in the area, along with horse riding, mountain biking and you can bag a ‘Munro’ too. There are great days out close by with Balloch Castle and Country Park, 12miles, and Loch Lomond Shores the principal gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. It is a spectacular visitor destination combining a great loch side location with a mixture of leisure and shopping experiences. A short drive will take you to Stirling with its spectacular castle, Inverary which has a good selection of tourist shops, or the city of Glasgow with its historic buildings, many restaurants and its wide selection of designer shops. Or just relax by the loch on the decking of your lodge and take a walk to the local hotel for a meal and drink. Shops 11 miles, restaurant and pub 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decking area and furniture. Shared garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced loch with 50 yards.

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  • 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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  • 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. Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden.

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  • Glencairn

    Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC524061
    Within the fantastic location of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this spacious ground floor apartment is situated in the historic village of Aberfoyle. 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. The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre and the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at the Queen Elizabeth Forset Park is just a few minutes’ away from the property. Glencairn is conveniently located within walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. 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 cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is located only 20 miles from Aberfoyle, and Edinburgh just over an hour away.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire and 42" Freeview TV.
    Kitchen: With TV, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With TV and double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With TV and twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. 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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  • Ben Vane Lodge

    Lochearnhead

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • Ancaster Apartment

    Callander

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25316

    Situated within the heart of popular tourist destination, Callander, this first floor holiday apartment offers an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Central Highlands. There is an abundance of walking and cycling paths, with bicycle hire available locally. Horse riding and trekking are also on offer, with salmon and trout fishing in the lochs and rivers. Callander Golf Club is just 200 metres away and offers fee reductions for holiday makers. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are all easily accessible, offering castles, museums and art galleries, theatres and concert halls, the Wallace Monument, designer shopping and restaurants. Loch Lomond, with its golf course, water sports, aquarium and designer shopping, is within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Washing machine. Electric cooker. Microwave. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • 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.

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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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