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A Beautiful Rural Farmhouse With Flexible Living Space And Great Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Traditional Farmhouse With All Mod Cons

A first class modern detached two-storey self-catering holiday cottage situated on a working farm surrounded by fields of waving golden wheat is the perfect antidote to stress and city-life. Fitted out with all modern conveniences for your every comfort, you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of what is one of the most idyllic spots you could imagine...yet it is only 5 minutes from Stirling City Centre and the main motorway hub connecting you to all the major cities and tourist locations in Scotland.

There are 4 bedrooms,2 doubles and 2 twins with one of the twins being on the ground floor benefiting guests with walking difficulties or require use of a wheelchair, there is a wet room with disabled facilities opposite this bedroom. One of the double bedrooms on the first floor has an en-suite shower room and there is a further bathroom with electric shower above.

The ground floor living areas are open-plan with a large lounge/dining area which flows from a well equipped open kitchen. There is plenty of natural light from the patio doors and windows to really appreciate the views. Lastly there is a second tv/playroom. The Coach House is very well equipped with a wood burning stove in the sitting room to modern appliances in the kitchen and a washing machine and tumble drier in the utility room.

There is a garden and patio area and a large area for parking. The river Forth runs around the farm and is about 400m from the holiday house.

More Details

Owner
Gavin/Linzi Bryce
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Gavin/Linzi Bryce

I have lived on this farm my whole life, except going away to school/college/travelling etc and am now the 4th generation farming The Cowden Farm. I live here with my wife Linzi and two boys Frazer and Euan

Gavin/Linzi Bryce purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Gavin/Linzi Bryce chose Drip Bridge

When you live in such a beautiful area I thought the best way to share it was to build a new house with all mod cons as traditionally as possible.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The location, only 3 miles from Stirling.

Building a house from scratch allowed me the flexibility to plan and build a house for everyone, from an extended family to a working party. There are no steps at all from the car park all the way through the ground floor of the house making it ideal for wheelchair users.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Riverhouse Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kings Park,Stirling
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Riverhouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
St Andrews
Car: necessary

Amenities

Drip Bridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , adjoined to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully wheelchair accessable wetroom with pullbars on Ground
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-Suite Shower Room First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ground Floor
  • Excellent quality white oak beds with quality mattresses and bedding, large double/triple windows
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A Beautiful Rural Farmhouse With Flexible Living Space And Great Views
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Winter week 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay. Great access to the road network so visiting any area is easy and quick. The house was easily able to accommodate 5 adults and a child. The evenings were cosy in front of the log fire. A really lovely week.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice stay Chris. The house is in a great spot to get around easily and we are pleased you enjoyed the log fire at night. Hopefully we can welcome you all again in the future.
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Joshua Tree, CA
5

Lots of room, great views, peaceful and yet only minutes from everything!

  • 5 of 5

A week in Stirling at the "Coach house was perfect. It even rained at night as to keep our sight seeing days dry. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of counter workspace and large frig with icemaker. Gavin and Nancy were super hosts. We all agreed we would love to come back and spend a month at the farm!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

My kids loved this house from the first time they saw pictures. Two adults and 5 kids and we still had an extra bed. For visiting Scotland this location is perfect. less than an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands. If we did everything over we would have stayed here instead of Edinburgh and just driven to see what we wanted. Day trips to Falkirk, Kelpies, Linlithgow, Doune, Deanston Distillary, and Castle Cambell. You can spend 2 weeks here and not run out of things to do.

House is actually attached to the main house via a barn and there are cows nearby. This had me concerned at first but I was pleasantly suprised that the place didn't smell like a farm. You have a private entrance and as it turns out, this particular farm is a small part of a much larger production farm and this is where the cows have their calves. It is basically the birthing center/maternity ward and everything is picture perfect. You won't get a long list of do's and don'ts from Linzi and Gavin. You just show up to an unlocked house and read the short welcome letter. While enjoying the Tea and Biscuits they left for us. There was even a large milk in the fridge for us. There are big grocery stores within 10 minutes and you are remarkably close to Stirling. Super nice family. Uncle Sandy is a hoot if you get the privilege to meet him. He was the most memorable Scotsman I ever did meet.

Back to the house. Kitchen is huge, over sized stove, full size fridge, natural slate floors, long dinning table, dedicated play room for the kids. The house is comfy with 1+ foot thick exterior walls double glazed but vented modern windows. One of those crazy triple bolt locking front door although you don't need locks way out on the farm. We felt super safe being surrounded by large fields and good neighbors.

This property is also available via direct contact. Search google for "the coach house stirling self catering" There is a full bath walk in shower and bedroom with two twins on the first floor that would be perfect for grandparents.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words,delighted you enjoyed your holiday and The Coach House met your families expectations.I will pass on your thanks to U.Sandy. Regards Gavin
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League City, TX
5

Great location, easy acess to freeway, and short drive to airport

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home on a working farm. It is very well appointed, with all the necessities of being in your own home. Gorgeous view of the landscape in the area. The owners were wonderful people and extremely helpful. this was our fourth trip to the UK and the most enjoyable due to location and owners. Approximately 45 minutes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The central highlands are 1 hour. I would recommend this home to anyone going to Scotland.

Thank you Gavin and Linzi we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are glad you had a great stay. You were wonderful guests ! We are delighted the house and location met your expectations. Hopefully see again sometime. Regards, Linzi and Gavin.
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5

Beautiful, spacious and great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Cowden Farm. We loved waking up to the peace and quiet of the area. Centrally located, we did not have far to drive to get to both Edinburgh and Glasgow and of course a short drive to all the Stirling attractions. Plenty of room in the house for all 5 of us the kids loved watching the cows and we had the bonus of being here when 8 calves were born. Gavin and Linzi were extremely gracious hosts, even had coffee and flowers waiting for us on arrival. We would recommend this place without hesitation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Marvellous home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb week aided by lovely sunny weather in this very well equipped farmhouse. Great location for visiting Stirling and the trossacs/Loch Lomond area. Very good farm shop just down the road. A lovely family holiday with the small furry members also welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words,we were delighted you had a good week and the sun shone.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $198.7

All bookings run from a Saturday to Saturday unless agreed beforehand.

Please enquire for Last minute bookings and short breaks

All breakages must be notified and paid for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.