4* Self Catering Farm Cottage
About Laura Walker
My name is Laura and I run the holiday cottages on the family farm. I live on the farm with my husband, two children and my parents live next door. We are an arable farm but also have a herd of Highland cows and three pet sheep who live in the field in front of the holiday cottages.
Laura Walker purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Laura Walker chose Alva
The family bought the farm in 1983 and its where I was brought up. I am lucky enough to raise my own family on the farm too.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lots of open spaces and fresh air - perfect for families with children.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We didn't want to leave!
What an absolutely perfect little cottage home. There was plenty of room for our family of five, and the cottage was nicely cleaned and well equipped. The location was definitely icing on the cake! The views were like a scene from a movie. The area is absolutely wonderful and so beautiful in any weather. We loved it in the fog, in the sun, in the rain - just splendid! There are the cutest little paths near the cottage to wander down, with Highland cows and sheep to say hi to. It was my favourite part of every morning and every evening. It's so peaceful and everyone was so friendly - both on and off the farm! We would definitely recommend staying here and are very much hoping to return in the future. We explored a lot of Stirling on this trip, but would love to expand to visit Loch Lomond and then into the cities. We learned that you can take a bus/train into Edinburgh, so we will definitely do that next time! Thank you to Laura and family for such a lovely few days! We really loved your beautiful cottage!
Beautiful Location Lovely Accommodations
Nestled in the hillside close to stirling we had the opportunity to make the cottage our home base as we explored the surround area. It was lovely.
Alva Scotland perfection
My mother, son & I had a wonderful trip to Scotland. The cottage was a perfect location for doing/seeing many things in different directions. A gorgeous location. A great walking/running/biking trail out front from cottage to start your morning if choose. or just sitting outside on the table enjoying your tea or coffee with the greatest view. The cottage itself was a perfect size. having a kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 bathrooms made our living space time very comfortable. Glad we found it & will definitely stay here again
Sweet Place to Stay near Stirling
We reserved Willow Cottage at the last minute for two nights. Since it was short notice I didn’t have much time to search. When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised at our good fortune!
We traveled the UK for three weeks. Willow was by far the most comfortable. Laura does a great job!
I am so pleased that you all enjoyed you stay with us and to say it came out on top out of all your accommodation in Scotland is fantastic. Thank you so much!
The cottage was clean and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. My kids loved seeing the highland cows and sheep. The location is also great. Just a short drive to the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.
However, there are only beds for 5 people. There are 3 single beds upstair and a double bed downstairs. A 6th person would have to sleep on the couch. As we were only 5 people, it wasn't an issue.
Communication with Laura was easy and she was extremely helpful and friendly during our stay. I highly recommend staying at the cottage during a visit to Stirling.
Derrick, thank you very much for you kind comments and I am glad that you were very happy with the cottage and service provided.
With regards to a sixth person staying in the cottage - if it is requested when booking that it will be six people staying in the cottage a camp bed with linen and extra towels are all provided and in the cottage before check in. No one has to sleep on a couch.
Thank you once again.
Gorgeous and quaint cottage in a beautiful setting!
Laura was a wonderful host. Her cottage is immaculate, beautiful and fully stocked with all the amenities you could want or need. Our children absolutely loved being able to walk to see the sheep and highland cows. If you are looking to stay in the highlands or near Stirling Castle, I highly recommend this beautiful cottage!