STIRLING LOVELY 5APT COTTAGE IN HISTORIC BANNOCKBURN

Anne Pollock

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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STIRLING LOVELY 5APT COTTAGE IN HISTORIC BANNOCKBURN

Stirling & Falkirk area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

lovely, quiet cottage but only 5 minutes from main motorway north and south

Self catering holiday home/cottage well appointed in rural Bannockburn /Stirling ideally located as it is central to all local routes and services . Scottish tourist board Approved visitor attraction's for example , STIRLING CASTLE , WALLACE MONUMENT, BANNOCKBURN HERITAGE CENTRE . . JUST TO NAME A FEW as there is so much to do in and around the local area.

The cottage consists of two double bedrooms and one twin room , a large lounge. It also has a day room furnished to a high standard, as with all rooms . This room features a futon that could be used as another sleeping area if required . And French windows that lead on to a large superb decking area, including a hammock and seating area , there is also a brick built barbecue next to the decking and seating area perfect for outdoor catering.

The kitchen is of a traditional farmhouse style. with all modern appliances . fully fitted and and has got everything you could possibly need , large oak dining table seats up to 6 persons

Pre arranged activities prior to arrival: There is so much to do in and around the local area . From outdoor activities , swimming , Go karting ,Archery, Shooting, Steam Railway , Visitor Centres ,Castles ,Monuments ,Dry ski slopes, Indoor all year ski centre, Ten pin bowling, Golf, Shooting , Off road, Theme parks , but most important off all not to forget the magnificent scenery/wildlife and all the nature walks and heritage trails, And many many more attractions we will help you plan your stay here at ochill cottage if you wish so that you can go home with great memories and hopefully not have missed anything out on your break.

We look forward to you booking with us and hope to here from you soon.

this is a fantastic cottage to stay if you are a golfer we have a golf course 2mins from cottage and 5with in a 15 mins drive an hour for st andrews

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed a week stay and must say the cottage is fantastic ,we went to so many visits across Scotland making the cottage an ideal location for traveling ,Stirling is brilliant and we will hopefully come back soon ,Anne is very welcomeing and helpful

our pug Lincolm enjoyed playing with tilly
Apr 2012
  • 1 of 5

Anne Pollock

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews
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STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96224
+44 01786818627
Stirling & Falkirk area Argyll & Stirling
British Columbia, Canada
5

Excellent accommodation and hostess

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and our 3 teenage children stayed at Ochil Cottage for a week and enjoyed the experience immensely. The house was clean, well kept, spacious and had all we needed. It was also in a central location with easy access to many historic sites like Stirling Castle, the Bruce and Wallace Monuments and various historic battle fields. It is also an easy drive to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, the highlands and more. Our hostess Anne was both gracious and accommodating. If you're looking for a pleasant and relaxing place to stay and something that's close to everything yet very quiet and private, this is a great choice.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: it was very nice to have this lovely family here to stay, and so glad
they enjoyed there time in scotland, and hope to see them again
if they come to scotland
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STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96224
+44 01786818627
Stirling & Falkirk area Argyll & Stirling
5

Excellent accommodation, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5
Ochil Cottage is well situated to visit Central Scotland, close to some excellent attractions. The cottage was a lovely place to stay and Anne is a very lovely and accommodating lady.
Everyone enjoyed their stay, would recommend.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you I am so happy you all enjoyed staying at Ochil cottage
hope you will all come back again soon
kind regards
Anne
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STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96224
+44 01786818627
Stirling & Falkirk area Argyll & Stirling
4

Comfortable Stay in Convenient Location

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I stayed for a week, joined by our son and his wife and a friend for 4 nights. For the most part a great stay, but there were a few small issues. The stove top burners weren't marked, so until we mapped them out it was a bit chancy. The kitchen could have been a bit cleaner and we threw out some long-expired canned goods, but those were minor quibbles. I would have liked darker curtains in the bedroom, as the sun seemed to come up very early and set very late - I need darkness to sleep.
The place was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay very much. Would recommend to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hello thank you for your feed back I will look into black out blinds no one as mentioned this before you did have amazingly sunny weather on your stay
and hope to see you again some day
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STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96224
+44 01786818627
Stirling & Falkirk area Argyll & Stirling
5

At home

  • 5 of 5
Really well situated to visit Central Scotland, this cottage was a lovely place to stay in. Everything was easy, the house felt warm and welcoming. The place can really be advised.

By the way, thank you Anne for the ride to the railway station!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind words I hope you will come back soon
to see more of beautiful Scotland
kind regards
Anne
business
STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96224
+44 01786818627
Stirling & Falkirk area Argyll & Stirling
3

Great position but not without problems.

  • 3 of 5
I have thought long and hard whether to write a review or not as I don’t want to sound too negative when this is a lovely cottage in an ideal position for touring central Scotland. However when I arrived and was met by the friendly owner I was informed that tar was coming out of the hot water system. This was said as if it was no big deal and would be fixed.

Well the hot water system was a problem. To get any pressure at all in the kitchen you had to first of all go and run the tap in the bath. This is when you could see the blobs of black stuff coming out. I thought it was more like oil but whatever it was, it was not something you would want to bath in! The tar/oil also came out the hot water tap in the kitchen so the basin and the bath were all marked with this substance.

If you tried to turn the tap in the wash-hand basin to hot you got a drip of water. The owner agreed and said that you could only really get cold water there. Not pleasant for washing in! Luckily, I had no evidence that there was a problem with the shower so that was something.

I think that the problem with the hot water could have been a contributing factor to the fact that the wooden kitchen cupboards and work surfaces were covered in a greasy feel so I had to boil the kettle several times and give the kitchen a good clean.

There is a short road down to the cottage that is not tarred and full of quite large pot holes. These covered over in the rain and created a large puddle so you couldn’t see where the holes were so something to think about it if you have a low hung car.

I am sure the owner will have the hot water system attended to but I see that the cottage is booked right through for the next few months so more occupants are going to have the same problem or of plumbers changing the system.

I would have sympathised and accepted the problem easier if the owner had shown more concern for the inconvenience caused and offered a discount as a gesture of goodwill.

The photographs are very accurate of the cottage and there are a lot of positives but I wanted to be honest and frank with my review.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: was very sorry to hear this woman had so many problems with Ochil Cottage I did have a problem with the hot water which is now fixed it was specks or rust coming in the system
I did contact Carol when I read this review and arrange compensation for her trouble

another thing she mentioned was the lane in to Ochil cottage it is not a tarmac road but there is another you can use at back of cottage which is 20yards walk
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STIRLING lovely 5apt cottage in historic bannockburn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96224
+44 01786818627
Stirling & Falkirk area Argyll & Stirling
London, United Kingdom
5

Superb Ochil Cottage

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic cottage, we stayed here for nine day's, 4 adults and one child, who was confined to a wheelchair. This wasn't a problem as the ground floor is totally accessible including the yard, the ground floor bedroom with toilet/shower and bath opposite made it perfect for our needs. The cottage itself has every amenity and appliance needed for a comfortable stay and our host Anne was very helpful and informative, just ask there's not much she doesn't know. A truly superb holiday in a great location, what more do you need. Thanks Anne we'll be back soon.

Ray, Cathie and family
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
silver sands
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Stirling services
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

There is so much to do i cant list them all but here is just a few either within walking distance or a short drive.

100 meters to the back of the cottage is a driving range and 9 hole golf course non members welcome it also has a fantastic restaurant . then 1mile away you have the world famous Banockburn heritage centre ( Robert the Bruce King of Scots ) Views from the cottage also include the beautiful Stirling Castle . And the Wallaces monument these are a must see . 6 miles away you also have the Blair Drummond Safari Park witch leads onto Callander the gateway to the Trossachs and Highlands . The Campsie fells and Dumyat are also within sight of the cottage great for walking and a bit of hill climbing . We have action adventure activities centres who provide off road 4x4 style , Paintball , Archery ect. Museums. Boat trips on Loch Lomond 30 minutes away. Steam Railway 15 mins , The famous Falkirk Wheel . We have information on all activities days out you can plan ahead.

Other Activities: quad biking , go carting , clay pigeon shooting/hunting , off roading, knockhill race track.

Golf: there is a lovely 9 hole course and driving range only 5mins from the cottage they also have a very good resurant

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Stirling & Falkirk area Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
mid
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
mid
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
£95
£500
 
 
low
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
£85
£450
 
 
oct holidays
Oct 26 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
low
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
£85
£350
 
 
xmas hols
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£85
£350
£1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Special rate for two people or last minute nights please get in touch
please note this cottage is avalable for rent long or short lets get i touch for prices or last minite

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Stirling & Falkirk area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Modern fitted bathroom
  • The bathroom comprises of a toilet ,,wash hand basin A bath and shower combined with shower enclosure. Toiletries will be provided , toilet roll , towels . and if there anything else you require before you arrival we will do our best to accommodate you .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Lower - 1 double , Large windows and fitted mirrored wardrobes
    Upper - 1 double , Spacious lots of cupboard space walk in wardrobes
    Upper - 2 twin/ single , Twin room with walk in wardrobe plenty of storage space
    Lower - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a day room witch Can sleep two
  • All the bedrooms are modernly furnished and freshly decorated , if you require a travel cot or the likes we can provide no problem at all . Also all linen and fresh towels will be provided for you . we will have all rooms ready for you when your party arrives at ochillcottage. If there is anything special that you need before arriving we will do our best to make sure that you stay with us here at ochil cottage is comfortable the futon in the small siting room can sleep another two peaple
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf Clubs
  • Sand Box
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
Outside the first thing you will notice is the huge court yard area surrounded by nice plants and trees, Also a fence and wall for your privacy . In the court yard we have a large decking area with hammock and outside brick built barbecue . with modern solid wood picnic table witch seats up to 8 people .
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