4 en-suite bedrooms for 8 people, stunning views, wheelchair accessible
Murray and Alli Peterson
About Murray and Alli Peterson
In 2013 we bought the semi-derelict Shandon Farm and moved back to Scotland after many years in London After planting up an apple orchard on the farm we built Appletree Cottage which was specifically designed for self catering The cottage was completed in July 2016 and has received great reviews from all who have stayed in it.
Why Murray and Alli Peterson chose Stirling
Appletree Cottage is great for family and friends reunions. The living area is ideal as it is large and open plan with ample space for eight people. As the lounge, dining room, breakfast bar and well equipped kitchen are all in the one room it means every one is together and nobody is left out . In sunny weather the private patio is perfect for alfresco dining with fantastic views across Cameron Muir to the Whangy. On cooler days sitting inside is just as good. The southern wall of the communal living area is glazed so bird watching and wildlife spotting are just as good from the comfort of your armchair! The four bedrooms are all en-suite and can be made up either as four double bedrooms or as two doubles and two twins (with two single beds in each twin) This makes it superbly flexible for families. The situation within the world renowned Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is terrific. There are many out door activities including golf (11 nearby courses) walking, climbing, riding, sailing, kayaking, pleasure cruising and walking the gorge featured in Outlander and The Eagle. On the damper days Stirling and Glasgow are easily accessible and there is a nearby swimming pool and spa in the village of Drymen. Appletree is awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board (Visit Scotland)
What makes this Cottage unique
The design and location of Appletree Cottage makes it unique. Over the years the owners have stayed in many holiday rentals across the world. Building Appletree Cottage was the opportunity to bring all of the best experiences together and build the perfect venue for the self catering holiday. The way the space works for eight people together is superb. The open aspect of the living area is enhanced by the huge glass windows and double height lounge. Even on days when the weather is grim this cosy friendly cottage is the ideal place to stay.
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Super property, spacious and well equipped kitchen. Would certainly recommend.
An amazing place to stay, great location with spectacular scenery.
Thank you for your kind review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Appletree Cottage. It was great to meet you all and hope that we may see you again sometime.
Murray and Alli
Absolutely stunning 5 Star location & property
Amazing property set in a stunning location, within a 10 minute drive to Loch Lomond. Top end quality, stunning views and fully equipped home with everything you could wish for. Private and secluded, amazing, would totally recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the area. Owners Murray & Alli, made our visit complete.
Great few days away with the family
Spotlessly clean and well equipped, spacious, warm and comfortable. The owners could not have been more helpful and gave us lot of tips to enjoy the local area.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Appletree Cottage. You seemed to manage to do so much in the time you were here. It was great that you managed to see the salmon leaping. We hope that you will come and visit us again for further adventures in this area! Many thanks again, Murray and Alli
The Appletree cottage is perfect!
We had a great stay at Appletree Cottage- the hosts were lovely and the cottage was spotless and had everything we could need for a great stay. It’s also nicely located so that getting to Balmaha and Balloch are both easy car journeys- we would definitely stay there again!
Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you all and having you to stay at Appletree Cottage. We're glad you had such glorious weather and managed to fit so much in - including climbing Ben Lomond. Hoping you had a pleasant time in Portugal and a safe journey home from there. Do come again!
Murray and Alli
Beautiful property lacking absolutely nothing - very helpful and friendly hosts
We enjoyed a great 3 nights at the property. Everything was as advertised and instructions to find this gem couldn't have been clearer. Lovely new building set in fantastic landscape made this stay absolutely enjoyable even with mixed weather. A perfect property to de-stress whilst not having to do without luxuries such as en-suite bathrooms for every bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and wifi. We will come back!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Appletree Cottage. Thanks also for being great guests. It was nice to meet you all and we hope that you do come back and visit us again sometime.
Murray and Alli
We are situated within the southern end of the world famous Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park close to Loch Lomond and its many facilities. On a quiet rural back road Appletree Cottage offers a peaceful stay in its cosy yet spacious fully en-suite accommodation with stunning views of open countryside.
Outdoor activities include:
Hiking (we are on the John Muir Way)
Climbing - the Whangy is visible from the cottage
Cycling (we are on national cycle route 7)
Boating on Loch Lomond
Fishing on Loch Lomond
Water skiing on Loch Lomond
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Pleasure Cruising on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine
Island exploring on Loch Lomond and Lake of Monteith
Horse riding & Pony Trekking in Gartocharn
Golf (11 golf courses within 30 minutes drive)
Gorge walks (supervised by a local firm)
Nature reserves on Loch Lomond and Stirling Carse
Nearby Castles: Stirling castle, Doune (where Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander were filmed), Dumbarton Castle and Balloch Castle
Swimming Pool and Spa available at Buchanan Arms, Drymen (2km)
Shopping at Loch Lomond Shores (15 mins) Stirling (35mins) and Glasgow - "best shopping outside London" (40mins)
Stirling - Stirling Museum (free)
National Wallace Monument (£10)
Dumbarton - Scottish Maritime Museum (£3.50)
Glasgow - Museum of Transport (free) Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery (free) Peoples Palace Museum (free)
Bannockburn - Battle of Bannockburn Experience (£11)
Restaurants and Eateries
The Clachan (Scotland's Oldest Licensed Pub)
The Drymen Inn
The Winnock Hotel
The Old Mill
The Kippen Inn
The Cross Keys
The Princess Rose (Chinese)
The Tullie (European)
The Balloch Inn (European)
The Golden Star (Indian)
Dumgoyne nr. Strathblane
The Beech Tree
The Loch Lomond Inn