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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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  • Stronend Cottage

    Kippen, nr. Balfron

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 30823

    This detached holiday cottage enjoys an exceptional situation in spectacular hill country, on the south east margin of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in central Scotland. This traditional farm cottage has been built to a high standard of comfort in a private and tranquil setting. This is an ideal centre for the family tourist, walker, the explorer and the nature lover. It is equally suited to the energetic or for those who just want to chill out. The mountains to the north mark the start of the Highland Line and are a dramatic contrast to the valley below - the Carse of Stirling. To the south are the Fintry Hills with sweeping views across to the Campsie Fells and beyond. The area is steeped in history and legendary figures such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor have left their mark. The only lake in Scotland (the Lake of Menteith) is only 15 minutes away by car. Visit Scotland’s African Safari Park, nearby in Blairdrummond. Experience Stirling with its castle, monuments and shops, or visit the engineering marvel of the Falkirk Wheel. Further afield Edinburgh, Glasgow and the West Coast are easily accessible. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 30" Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Benview Holiday Lodges - Lodge 4

    Balfron, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31126

    Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs, these holiday lodges offer breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. In the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.
    This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass through Gartmore. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip.
    The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Benview Holiday Lodges - Lodge 6

    Balfron, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 31128

    Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs, these holiday lodges offer breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. In the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.
    This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass through Gartmore. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip.
    The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double, 1 twin.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Benview Holiday Lodges - Lodge 5

    Balfron, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31127

    Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs, these holiday lodges offer breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. In the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.
    This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass through Gartmore. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip.
    The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • The Barn

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: S4593

    With its glass gable overlooking stunning mountain scenery and its authentic exterior and open plan living area, The Barn cleverly blends the traditional and contemporary to create an ideal holiday retreat situated on the road to Killin within a mile of Lochearnhead village. Famously the base for water sports on Loch Earn, the village offers a variety of shops, inns and eating places. Locally, visitors can enjoy glorious hill walking, fishing and golf, and there is free boat mooring available less than a mile away. Nearby Killin provides the setting for the dramatic Falls of Dochart and good shopping, and the city of Perth is only 35 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included October-April). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading poa. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Mooring foc. Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Castleview West

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30623


    Castleview West is a delightful holiday cottage on the shore of Loch Earn, with panoramic views towards Ben Vorlich, and Edinample Castle. It has its own access to the loch with fishing rights for trout and salmon. Situated in Trossachs National Park, the small picturesque village of Lochearnhead has a shop, post office and two hotels with restaurant facilities, all within walking distance. This is the perfect base to enjoy the wide range of activities, including mountain biking, watersports, kayaking, sailing, fishing, waterskiing, several golf courses, hillwalking and climbing with over 30 munros within a 30-minute drive away. The elevated garden is the ideal location to relax after a day exploring the area, admire the views and abundance of wildlife such as ospreys and red squirrels. Oban, Fort William, Perthshire, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all within easy driving distance. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Step to sun room. 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling. 2 steps to separate toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, each with sloping ceiling.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Playstation 2 and small library. Electric hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden. Lochside location.

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  • Bethany Cottage

    Brig O’Turk near Callender

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC524073
    This spacious, detached holiday cottage is set in the pretty hamlet of Brig O’ Turk in the heart of the Trossachs National Park and is perfect for friends or family who want to spend time together in this beautiful location. From the front door, there are endless miles of footpaths and cycle trails to explore in Glen Finglas and the surrounding area, and for the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. Trout fishing can be enjoyed on the nearby loch and river and licences can be obtained from the local post office. There are activities for all ages to pursue, including sailing and boat trips on local lochs, castles, visitor attractions, heritage centres and whisky distilleries. The location is also perfect for golfing enthusiasts with several local courses close by and the famous Gleneagles course only 40 minutes drive.
    The village tea room, featured in the ’39 Steps’ film is only a couple of minutes’ walk, as is the local shop, pub and restaurant. This picturesque area has been attracting visitors for centuries, which was once part of a royal deer forest where kings hunted, steeped in history with stories of cattle drovers and whisky smugglers. Sir Walter Scott wrote poetry about its beauty and there is the John Ruskin and the Glasgow Boys Trail to follow in the hamlet.
    The highland town of Callander is only five minutes’ drive and ideal for picking up supplies with a variety of shops, tearooms, restaurants and bars. If you are worn out after exploring the area you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and enjoy the views, or curl up in front of the open fire on cooler days. Pub and Restaurant 200 yards, shops 600 yards

    Ground Floor: Living Room: Large with open fire, 37" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors to the garden.
    Living Room 2: Open to the hall with patio doors to the garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with showe rcubicle and toilet
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull out bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and Jack and Jill access to bathroom.
    Bathroom: Jack and Jill (accessed from bedroom 3 and hallway) with bath and toilet.

    The property has three steps to the entrance, has oil central heating and all oil and electricity provided from April to October, £25 per week from November to March. Bed linen and towels provided. Initial fuel for open fire provided. High chair available on request. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps to garden.

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  • Lomond View

    Rowardennan, Loch Lomond

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: B4867

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

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

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

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  • The Inn Cottages - The Bothy

    Muckhart, nr. Gleneagles

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 23272

    Set in the heart of the tiny village of Pool of Muckhart in the Devon valley, just 11 miles south of Gleneagles, these cosy stone holiday cottages make a perfect base for exploring this lovely area. Inn Cottage (ref 19910) and The Bothy (ref 23272) are ideal for two families holidaying together with the bonus of their own private space. Conveniently close to the village pub, where Devon Ale is brewed and excellent meals are served, and with a good variety of eating places in Dollar, 3 miles. Golf in village, amid spectacular scenery, or at Gleneagles or any of the many courses in the area; fishing and walking locally. The spectacular Rumbling Bridge gorge walk, 2 miles or further afield explore the Trossachs and the Loch Lomond National Park. Stirling, 17 miles, has the ancient Wallace Monument and the castle to see, while Perth, 25 miles, has a wonderful concert hall, and excellent theatre, one of the oldest in Scotland. Shops 100 yards, pub 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Benview

    Callander, nr. Strathyre

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 24008

    Overlooking the banks of Loch Lubnaig and in an elevated position this holiday property is easily accessed from the A84. Cycle hire is available in Callander and there are miles of cycle tracks to suit all abilities, as well as walking trails. Horse riding and trekking are available locally. Glasgow, Stirling Castle, the William Wallace monument and the Mill Trail close by. Shops and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Landscaped garden and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: The garden has a steep overhang and there are 16 steps to the parking area.

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  • The Smiddy

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: S4278

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

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

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

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  • Benview Holiday Lodges - Lodge 2

    Balfron, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31124

    Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs, these holiday lodges offer breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. In the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.
    This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass through Gartmore. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip.
    The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Hot tub.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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