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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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Grade 4 Star rating
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4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Loganberry Lodge 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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£351-£958
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Ideally located for the area’s many attractions

Situated on the outskirts of Drymen, in the small hamlet of Milton of Buchanan, this former school house offers superb accommodation for families, and is ideally located for exploring the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. A popular destination with walkers – the West Highland Way is a short distance from the property offering a challenge for all abilities, with Conic Hill and Ben Lomond easily accessible by car. The nearby village of Balmaha with its sandy coves and marina is a perfect day out for all the family. Boat hire and fishing are also available, and leisurely trips along the water allow for a relaxing way to take in the scenery. For golfers, the course at Loch Lomond is a must, with the nearby Carrick offering additional spa facilities. Other attractions include Lomond Shores and Aquarium, Balloch Castle Country Park, Drymen village and ferry trips to the island of Inchailloch. The city of Stirling with its majestic castle, Wallace Monument and Mill Trail, and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are all within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Second living room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced river 10m from rear of property.

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£306-£1150
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

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. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Friday to Friday.

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

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£171-£523
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Mar Cottage Ref: 24758

With the River Mar running alongside this cottage, which is within the Loch Lomond National Park, this stylish holiday property is just a short distance from the village of Drymen and the pretty village of Balmaha with its sandy shoreline and marina. Fishing, cycling and walking are all on offer, with the West Highland Way, Ben Lomond and Conic Hill easily accessible. Boat hire is available in Balmaha. Loch Lomond is a short distance by car, with cruises, barbecue and picnic areas, superb golf and spa facilities, Lomond Shores and the aquarium. Other local attractions include Balloch Country Park. Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced river 10m from rear of property.

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£245-£1002
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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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£238-£894
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