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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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Birkenwood Cottage Ref: CC524035
Birkenwood Cottage is a charming self catering property nestling at the foot of the Campsie Fells, on the edge of the fertile Carse of Stirling. This semi detached cottage is well equipped and boasts stunning uninterrupted views North to the mountains off the Trossachs and East to the Wallace Monument at Stirling. On the ground floor is the lounge which has an open fire, a good sized, well equipped kitchen with breakfasting area, a twin bedroom, bathroom and dining room.Upstairs has coombed ceilings with feature wooden beams and velux windows. Here you will find the master bedroom and the spacious landing with a sofa bed (for + 1) and reading area. The cottage also has its own enclosed garden with off road parking.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, Free View TV and DVD; view to Wallace Monument
Dining Room; With table and chairs
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer; breakfasting area
Bedroom 1: With two single beds; view to Wallace Monument
Bathroom: With shower over small corner whirlpool bath, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV/DVD, coombed ceilings, view to the Trossach Mountains
Landing Area: With desk, chair and sofa bed (for + 1)

All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of wood provided. Wi-fi facility and telephone for incoming calls.Enclosed garden with furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£275-£510
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Blair Cottage Ref: S4627

Nestling in peaceful seclusion beside the Millennium Forest within Loch Lomond National Park, just eight minutes’ stroll from the eastern shores of Loch Lomond itself, this comfortable cottage is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. Windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing and sailing are among the water sports enjoyed around the loch and there are many cycle paths and waymarked walks, including the challenge of Ben Lomond. Golf courses are nearby and the Loch Lomond Shores visitor centre offers retail outlets, restaurants and loch cruises. Shops 5 miles, pub serving food 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Two Freeview TVs. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD/iPod dock. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Enclosed garden. Patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond and stream in garden.

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£408-£861
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

The Leny Estate, in Leny Park, is a baronial country mansion set within beautiful parkland and gardens. Surrounded by picturesque countryside and hills, north of Callander, it is located within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The Estate has been the home of the Buchanan family for 1,000 years; the house originates from the 16th century with a significant rebuild around 1845 as a Jacobean-style mansion, and was restored in 1998. The site of the old Leny Castle lies half a mile to the south east. North Wing, (ref SUUO) as the name suggests, forms part of this impressive mansion, and features wood panelling, four-poster beds and period furnishings. The two holiday cottages in the grounds (refs SUUM & SUUN) have been renovated to a high standard giving spacious comfort. There are extensive activities in the area: hill walking, fishing, pony trekking, golf, wildlife, cycling and adventure sports. Callander, 1 mile, has a good range of shops and restaurants. Explore the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle. Enjoy a short cruise on Loch Katrine. The drive from Aberfoyle to Kilmahog through Brig O’Turk is spectacular. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove, oak-panelled walls and rugs on stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Kitchen/beamed gallery dining room with wooden floor. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four-poster bed and period furnishings; one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Wii
  • Freezer
  • Small sitting-out area with furniture
  • Parking (for 2
    cars)

  • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Large shared orchard garden and woodlands
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream 300 yards, 10 steps and drops in garden

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£768-£2099
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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
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Alpine Lodge Ref: CC523051
Alpine Lodge is a detached cottage, situated on the west facing hillside overlooking Loch Lubnaig within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.  The Lodge has a well equipped kitchen open plan to the dining/lounge area. The lounge area has a leather suite, patio doors and windows facing west overlooking the loch.  There is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, with a further two bedrooms upstairs and a shower room with coombed ceilings.  Two  of the bedrooms have double beds whilst the third has twin beds.  The porch provides a good space to store and dry outdoor apparel. There is a private aspect to the south with 2 acres of hillside and countryside to enjoy. A short walk over the road and through a meadow (3 acres) gives access to the loch side for fishing (permit required) or to just enjoy and relax.  Boats or canoes can be launched into the loch.  The village of Strathyre is only 2 miles and offers a shop/post office and a number of good places to eat and drink. 

Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
Lounge Area: With free sat TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With super king size bed .
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. High chair and stair gate available.Open garden with furniture set in 2 acres. A further 3 acres with loch side access close by. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: Stream in garden.

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£350-£725
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Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Upper East Flat Ref: 90258

Visit an exceptionally picturesque and tranquil village, and stay in this characterful Methodist church conversion. Only a 7 mile drive from Scotland’s heritage capital, Stirling, a unique old town, whose streets climb steeply towards its imposing castle. Edinburgh and Glasgow are both within an hour’s drive. First time visitors will find the Bannockburn Heritage Centre and the Wallace Monument are a must. A comfortable base to return to, Upper East Flat is also well placed for admiring dramatic mountains, lochs and ancient woodlands. A perfect holiday retreat. Shops and pubs minutes away.

This property is close to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Play a round of golf any time of the year on this world-renowned course or spectate at this epic sporting event which takes place between the 26th and 28th September 2014.

Shared entrance with 20 steep steps. All on first floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Kennels Ref: CC524059
The Kennels is a traditional stone cottage which was originally part of Edinample Castle Estate, once occupied by ’Black’ Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy. The bijou holiday cottage has been beautifully restored by the owner and is a compact and cosy cottage ideal for a couple. There is a galley style kitchen open plan to the lounge area with a wonderful wood burning stove that warms the whole area. The dining area is situated at the window where you can enjoy the view over the open countryside.

Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner...
Lounge area: with exposed beams, music system and wood burning stove.
Dining area: with exposed beams and beautiful views over the countryside.
Kitchen area: with exposed beams, electric cooker, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment.
Bedroom: with double bed and Freeview TV. (This is a small room and leads to the shower room.)
Bathroom: with shower cubicle and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs for woodburner provided, remainder is available at £4 per basket (payment via honesty box). Sorry no dogs or pets allowed as sheep roam free in the surrounding hills and farmland. Sorry no children over two years old due to space. Small garden. Lockable storage available for bikes/equipment. The cottage has a natural water supply. Parking for two cars.

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£215-£342
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Scott Cottage Ref: SLLC

Charming and spacious, these two attached cottages (which comprise the west wing of Stronachlachar House), sit in an isolated corner of Loch Katrine at Stronachlachar, just 50 yards from the pier where the SS Sir Walter Scott steamer arrives daily during peak season. Situated in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within 50 yards of Loch Katrine providing breathtaking views of the loch and surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue. An ideal location from which to absorb one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. Stronachlachar lies only a short distance from the colourful and welcoming villages of Aberfoyle and Callander which offer a choice of pubs, restaurants, unique shops and a host of colourful festivals all year round. To the west lies Inversnaid on the east shore of Loch Lomond where a seasonal ferry provides a crossing to the west shore. Nearby activities include golf, sailing and a range of other watersports and leisure club facilities. A wealth of walking and cycling routes also provide opportunities to discover some unforgettable views. Shop and pub 11 miles.

Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, oak floor, loch views and kitchen with tiled floor. Bunk bedroom. Fully tiled shower room, toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and loch views. Twin bedroom with loch views. Fully tiled bathroom with roll-top bath, toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Courtyard with raised decked area and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Shared barbecue
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: 15 steps to raised decked area; unfenced loch

WAS
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£262-£880
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Ptarmigan Lodge Ref: S4408

Commanding an enviable waterside location on the banks of Loch Lomond, at the foot of Ben Lomond in Scotland’s first National Park, this imposing and very spacious lodge with large entrance porch and reception hall is the perfect holiday retreat, boasting a large summer house with table football. Most rooms have views over the grounds and loch. Here visitors can relax, fish from the water’s edge or enjoy a stroll in 20 acres of lovely, peaceful grounds - a haven for wildlife, where deer, squirrels and numerous bird species are often spotted. Beloved of Walter Scott, the outstandingly beautiful landscape surrounding the lodge affords ample opportunities for exploring cycle trails, sailing, playing golf and superb walking - the West Highland Way passes close by. This is a 160 year old hunting lodge, formerly owned by the Duke of Montrose, and steeped in history. It is only one hour’s drive from Glasgow, yet its isolation one mile after the end of the west Loch Lomond side tarmac road, and one mile from the youth hostel and public car park reduces foot traffic and eliminates all cars and other road users, ensuring peace and tranquility. Full of character, with its own water supply off the hill, it is comfortable and warm having both central heating and wood burning stoves. Its joy lies in its proximity to nature at its most magnifient and its relative isolation, whilst activities within the house and the immediate surroundings ensure a wonderful week whatever the weather. Restaurant at Balmaha (6 miles). Shops at Drymen, 10 miles, and a pub serving food 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining area/kitchen. Utility room. Games room. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional single (for children). Shower room and toilet.

Woodburners in reception hall, second living room and games room, and open fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Video. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Tel-honesty box. Patio. 20-acres of grounds. Summer house with table football. Parking. Games room with snooker and billiards. Private water supply. Fishing foc. No smoking. Unsuitable for the infirm. NB: Unfenced loch in grounds. Access via mile long unmade road.

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£964-£1728
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
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.

WAS
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£351-£958
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Old Mill Cottage 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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£270-£475
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