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Val Gair

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Banked farmhouse, self catering, private equestrian facility

16 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Scotland Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Holiday home, stirling

Old Bankend farmhouse near Stirling was built around the turn of the last century, set in fantastic countryside ,surrounded by fantastic views. It offers a high standard of accommodation and comfort. It has a great location and makes exploring Scotland very easy from this idyllic base I The house has been recently restored and offers 5 double bedrooms and 2 reception rooms, all with glorious views, of Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument. Downstairs there are 2 public rooms (one could be an extra bedroom) and a large modern shower room. The sitting room looks directly at Stirling Castle and has an open fire for cosy evenings, A lovely wood burning stove and flat screen TV are in the sitting room close to the large kitchen /dining area which leads via French doors to all fresco dining and barbecue area. The front garden enclosed enjoys morning sunshine, and the patio collects all the afternoon sun. This unique house can cater very easily for large and small groups.

Golfing enthusiasts, there are golf courses galore, two are visible from the farmhouse. Gleneagles is 20 minutes up the motorway. St Andrews Old Course is 1 hour away.

There is lots of fishing locally, If you prefer a bit of history , Stirling is steeped in it, Stirling Castle, Wallaces Monument, Bannokburn Heritage Centre. The tollboth, Old Town Jail, and loads more. The Safari Park is 5mins away, Go Ape, for a zip wire treat for the energetic.

Boat trips on Loch Lomond 25mins away, Stirling University is available for the complete sports facility.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Val Gair (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Val,



I just wanted to send a message re the house this weekend. We had a great time and all of the party had only great things to say about the accommodation.



Very comfy beds, beautiful style and interiors, an abundance if space and a great location made up for the unfortunate weather we had for June.
Jun 2015
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Reviews

4.5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Banked farmhouse, self catering, private equestrian facility
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
5

Excellent, would definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and luxurious cottage with excellent facilities.

The owner was very helpful.

This would suit a large family or a group of friends wanting to get away.

It is a short drive away to Stirling (or walk if it takes your fancy however this takes you down the side of a busy main road) and in a great location.

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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5

Excellent, would definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and luxurious cottage with excellent facilities.

The owner was very helpful.

This would suit a large family or a group of friends wanting to get away.

It is a short drive away to Stirling (or walk if it takes your fancy however this takes you down the side of a busy main road) and in a great location.

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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5

July visit with 3-generation extended family

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-generation extended family of 8 spent a week at Bankend Farmhouse in July. The house was large, clean, and comfortable, and well furnished. We especially appreciated the kitchen and large dining table for the family to linger over dinner.

The location was a great base to explore around Scotland. The setting was beautiful - the view outside the window was horses and Stirling Castle. The kids and even the teenagers loved walking around the farm.

Val was very helpful with information and directions, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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a good rental property

  • 4 of 5

a property big enough for 8 adults and 2 children (10 years), very clean, well-maintained, farmhouse exactly as the description. Washing machine,dryer, washing dishes exactly as if we were at home, everything is there. We enjoyed our trip very much.

I recommend this property to those who want to visit Stirling's area.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Grand Prairie, Texas USA
5

awesome

  • 5 of 5

simply put "we cannot wait to return to BankEnd Farm"

great location

spacious modern comfortable peaceful/quiet

excellent local knowledge generously shared by the hostess/owner

(i.e. restaurants - directions etc)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Ray/Brenda

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 visited Scotland for 2 weeks. We actually booked for 11 days but were able to extend the extra few days at the farm. We were delighted that we did not have to move as this became our home for the past week and half. Val was very generous in her offer to stay at the house. The farm is minutes from the town of Stirling, the views from the farm house windows of the castle, monument, the carse, mountains and the farm itself are wonderful. The house comes well appointed with all the amenities and is very comfortable. If we visit Scotland again we will definetly use Stirling as our base, for its central location and accessibility to all the sites by train. Val is very helpful and friendly and accomodating. I feel like I have left a friend in Scotland. When we think back on our trip we all say it was the house that really made the trip a success, because of the location and comfort. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Stirling
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Loch Lomond
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Kings Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A9
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
River House
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Ayr ,St Andrews,
Car: recommended

Stirling Castle , Wallace Monument, Go Ape, Falkirk Wheel,Safarie Park, Stirling Uni, sports centre,Edinburgh Zoo, pony tracking, Callander.walking and hill climbing on Damyat.

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Rates & Availability

Stirling & Falkirk area Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 27 2016 - Jul 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,571
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From
$236
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From
$236
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,047
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,964
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$177
$1,244
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $327

The above prices are for 6 persons sharing.

A supplementary charge will be added for each extra person per day
low/Mid £20 per person per day.
Peak £25 per person per day.

Weekend breaks are available in mid /low season only , weekend break 3 nights £650.

Please contact me for Christmas week price
All bedlinen and towels are supplied , £10 of electricity, large basket of logs, kindling

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Scotland Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The family upstairs bathroom, has an electric shower over a large bath, toilet and wash hand basin. Downstairs there is a large shower room with soaker shower complete with hand shower, toilet and wash hand basin. All bathrooms are new. The TV room has seats in place for 7 people more seats can be added if necessary
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , 6 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , All twins can zip and link to make king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , 6 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , All twins can zip and link to make king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , All twins can zip and link to make king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , All twins can zip and link to make king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , All twins can zip and link to make king
  • This house has 5 bedrooms, downstairs we have 1 king bed and 1 twin room, upstairs we have 1 double bedroom and 2 more twin bedrooms. All bedrooms are large, light and have superb views over the surrounding countryside. They have superior mattresses which are new, lovely bed linen and large bath towels.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can and will be pleased to provide anything that our guests desire where ever possible.

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