Nestled in the hills west of historic Stirling, and less than an hours drive from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth, Garrique Cottage is an ideal base for exploring Scotland. Quiet and spacious, with spectacular views, it sleeps six or seven and is single storey, so is good for small children or the infirm.
Garrique Cottage is perfect for those wanting space, privacy and comfort combined with easy access to lots of activities. It enjoys panoramic mountain views and offers a variety of walks, bicycle rides and bird watching. A hard tennis court is available for visitors.
Kippen, with its two gastro pubs, two delicatessen/cafés, village shop and historic church is only four miles away by road or half an hour’s walk along ancient footpaths. Blair Drummond Safari Park and The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are close by. The City of Stirling, with its castle, shops and numerous supermarkets is a twenty minute drive, and the Wallace Monument, Doune Castle (Game of Thrones) and the Falkirk Wheel are all in easy reach. Glen Coe, Inverary, St Andrews, the Scottish Borders and Loch Ness can each be visited within a day. Golf courses at Aberfoyle, Balfron, Callander, Dunblane and Stirling all welcome visitors.
The cottage has a Certificate of Excellence and 5 star rating from Trip Advisor.
Please note: We do allow one dog but out of consideration to those with allergies we are unable to welcome smokers.
A double bedroom (6 foot wide bed) with space for a third bed (provided) and can create private ensuite with shower room by the closing door in corridor
A twin bedroom with view into garden
A bunk bedroom (sturdy 1.9 by 0.9 metre bunks, unsuitable for under 5s)
A shower room with WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point
A family bathroom with bath/ shower attachment, basin and WC and a third WC is situated near the back door
Fully Equipped Kitchen + BBQ
Includes electric oven, 5 burner gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, fridge freeazer, coffee machine. BBQ outside.
French doors open out to a south and west facing terrace with a large picnic table and steps down to the sheltered garden
Two comfy sitting rooms
Kitchen sitting area with comfy sofa and Smart TV (Netflix etc).
A separate sitting room looks out to the hills with TV/DVD,
books & games
Free Wifi included
Washing machine and tumble dryer plus indoor hanging space. Iron & Ironing board. Weekly Maid service
1 hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow International airport and 30 mins from Stirling railway station.
Off road parking included
THINGS TO DO
Visit historic Stirling Castle & old city,
the Wallace Monument and the
Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre
Golf & Tennis
Hard tennis court on the farm and 7 golf courses within 30 minutes,
5 of which welcome visitors
Walking & Nature
Enjoy forestry & woodland walks from the house, looking out for hare, deer, red squirrels, rabbits and many birds
Other activities within 20 min
Fishing, Ice Skating, Theatre,
Hiking, Mountain Biking,
Horse Riding, Walking, Cycling
Blair Drummond Safari
"Scotland's wildest day out"
Blair Drummond Safari Park is 15 minutes away by car
Touring by car
Glasgow (45 min) Edinburgh (1 hour)
Gleneagles' 3 golf courses, spa & Michelin star restaurant (40 min)
Inverness (3 hours), Glencoe and Glenshee (ski runs) within 2 hours
"We stayed for a week and although the weather was not great we were all amazed at the panoramic views of the Scottish mountains. The cottage was like a home from home and had a log fire, and an endless supply of logs. We all took it in turn to get the fire going. We were high up in the Scottish mountains in the middle of nowhere, although Stirling was just a 20 minute drive or so. We visited many attractions including the Bannockburn experience. We played games at night and cooked some great meals in the more than adequate kitchen. I would recommend this as the experience was very relaxing and we had the run of the countryside with some amazing walk."
English guests in October 2019
Weekly prices for up to 6 people from £650 to £1,250, inclusive of central heating, hot water, and bedlinen.
+£100 per week for 7 people. Towels are provided for overseas visitors.
Short breaks from November to March (excluding Xmas and New Year) £95 a night with a minimum of four nights.
Normally Friday to Friday. Guests welcomed from 4 pm, check out time 10 am. Flexible change overs November - March.
For the best prices contact the owner direct on email@example.com