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Luxurious Victorian Villa: an ideal place for large family gatherings

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large south facing garden, billiard room, drawing room

Situated in one of Stirling’s most picturesque Victorian suburbs amid broad tree lined avenues with views to the Old Town skyline, Castleview is a recently refurbished detatched Victorian Villa built in the 1880s which still retains it’s original, stylish character.

Castleview is a large, 6 bedroom family friendly house with large enclosed private garden situated overlooking a garden square and a 2 minute walk from Stirling’s King’s Park with playing fields, golf, course, tennis courts, children’s play park and skate park. This property can sleep up to 16 people as there is use of a sofa bed in the smaller living room. There is a small additional charge for the use of the sofa bed.

The house has a large kitchen with Aga and electric cooker, large sitting room with open fire, further rear sitting/family room, dining room for 14 and billiard room on the second floor with full size snooker table.

Three of the bedrooms, all doubles, are en-suite with an additional shared bathroom and 3 separate WC's, one upstairs and 2 downstairs. There is an original Victorian bathroom upstairs with Victorian bath and shower from when the house was built. This cannot be used but the room has a working toilet and sink. There is a further double bedroom, one with zip and link beds which can either be 2 x single or one super kingsize bed and a twin room. The dressing room, situated off of the master en-suite room and with separate access from the hall, also has a single bed and a pull out trundle bed.

The original billiard room provides a great room equipped with billiard table, board games, books and a separate downstairs television room has Freeview TV and a selection of DVDs and videos.

The extensive rear south facing garden contains has a large south facing sun terrace with BBQ and garden furniture

Castleview has a calm, quiet feel, but yet it is only five minutes walk from Stirling town centre and 10 minutes walk from the station. The amenities of both Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in 45 minutes by train or car.

Stirling is situated at the centre of Scotland and it has direct travel links to many of the major cities in Scotland – including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. There are many attractions in the local area, including, an historic castle which was believed to be the “key to Scotland” in medieval days, many nature walks and hill walking opportunities, numerous fine dining and entertainment establishments and the World’s only boat wheel – the Falkirk Wheel.

There are also many attractions for children all over the local area as well as shops, bakeries and sports opportunities galore as well as a fantastic safari park. There is also a microbrewery, golf course and fishing area should the adults wish to relax too!

More Details

Owner
Stirling Self Catering Limited
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Amenities

Stirling House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 7 - Downstairs cloakroom WC
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite for bedroom 2
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Downstairs cloakroom WC
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wet room en-suite with bath and shower for bedroom 4 and 7
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Original Victorian bathroom for bedroom 3. No bath or shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom for bedrooms 3 4 and 5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - En suite
    Bedroom 2 - En suite
    Bedroom 5 - Use of shared bathroom with bedroom 3 and 6
    Bedroom 6 - Use of shared bathroom with bedrooms 3 and 5
    Bedroom 7 - Phillipe Starke en suite
    Bedroom 3 - Zip and link beds can be 1 x superking or 2 x single.
    Bedroom 4 - Phillipe Starke wet room en-suite
  • The master bedroom ( bedroom 7) has an adjoining 'dressing room ' which has a single bed with additional pull out bed underneath this making bedroom 7 and dressing room particularly suitable for young families.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Luxurious Victorian Villa: an ideal place for large family gatherings
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5

Excellent property - great location

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples, 3 children, 3 grandmothers) recently spent a week at Castleview. The house was well appointed, with plenty of space for everyone. The proximity of Stirling town center allowed us to access all we needed without renting a car. Stirling was a wonderful introduction to Scotland: the castle, the old town jail, the walk to the Wallace Monument, and we even had the opportunity to do some dancing at the Summer Ceilidh in the Tolbooth! Highly recommend the M&S food market in the Thistle shopping center, and Roundabout Travel if you need transportation for a large group. We had a few minor issues the first day, but Allan (owner) addressed them promptly. We very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! we are glad you enjoyed your stay and that any problems you had were dealt with promptly. We would love to have you come stay again in the future. Best Wishes
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South Drogheda, Ireland
4

Gorgeous house, great location

  • 4 of 5

Great house, garden and very well equipped.(all kitchen utensils, constant hot water, coal for a fire etc.) Only criticism is with the master bedroom. The decor was a little mismatched but fit for purpose. (All the other rooms were tastefully done) My main problem was with the bed ..... it was a 4ft double!!! I thought that in a such a huge room there would have already been a 4ft6' bed or s king. The ensuite was a wet-room with water taking a long time to drain after shower, little annoying.

Otherwise we had a lovely family stay, everyone had loads of space and could have accommodated way more. Garden was spectacular and the girls lived feeding the squirrels every morning. Town was walking distance and overlooked a lovely green.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! we are glad you enjoyed your stay and found that the kitchen had all the amenities you required for your stay, with regards to the bed i have passed your comments onto the owner who will deal with them appropriately, we would love to welcome you back again to Stirling. Best Wishes
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5

Amazing property, perfect for our family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

With many holiday rentals a leap of faith is required and particularly with a large family group of 14 there is always some trepidation as you arrive. However, Castleview did not disappoint. The house is clean, beautiful and spacious. The kitchen is perfect for cooking for everyone (I am now considering getting an Aga!) and the dining room seats everyone with ease. We had a 3 generational group aged 4 to 75 and everyone was able to have their own space. The local Sainsbury's is very convenient by car and the town, with castle and jail is a quick walk. There is a great view of the castle from the house and also a great view of the house from the top of the jail tower.

The back garden was a good size for the kids to play in and the large King's park is just around the corner.

Overall a quality property that did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the house was everything you needed and more...The location of this house is perfect for large families, We would be pleased to have you visit again in the future. Best Wishes
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Southington, United States
4

Suitable for large families

  • 4 of 5

This is a large home situated walking distance to town and it is well suited for large families or groups. The 6 plus bedrooms are great for everyone wanting their own space. Living areas are large as well as kitchen and garden. It has a closed floor plan so all rooms are individually situated. Can walk to castle but it is uphill just about all they way so if anyone has mobility issues I would suggest using a car to reach the castle.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the house was big enough so that everyone had some alone time if they wanted. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes.
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Hillcrest, South Africa
5

Stirling accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our week's holiday at Castleview was most enjoyable. The house was spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was brilliantly situated to discover the midlands of Scotland as well as being in walking distance of Stirling. The heating system worked well (once we understood it) except for the one bedroom where we could not turn the heating down. This was soon rectified by the handyman. Any problems we had were promptly attended to. I would recommend the house highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! were Glad you enjoyed your stay and that any problems that you had were dealt with promptly, we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes
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We had a wonderful time in this house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly clean, very friendly, perfect for a group or a family.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! we are glad you enjoyed your stay in large luxurious villa and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes
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Notes

  • This price is fully inclusive of all heating, electricity,towels, linen and a small welcome pack on arrival. There is a small additional charge of £15 per night for use of sofa bed.

    At end of your stay, the good housekeeping deposit is refunded onto the card used to make the balance payment. Please ensure that this card is valid beyond your departure date to enable this refund. Failure to use a card valid beyond departure date will incur bank charges to process the refund to International bank accounts.

    Please note that if your booking is placed less than 6 weeks before arrival date full payment must be made on booking

    BY BOOKING AND MAKING PAYMENT YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT/CANCELLATION :



    Deposit, security payment and payment



    1. A 50% non refundable deposit has been made by you. This is to secure your booking and represents a booking that will be fully confirmed on receipt of the remainder of the letting fee before or on the date given above.

    2. Confirmation of the booking will normally be made to you within seven days of receipt of the full payment.

    3. Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to the rental period.

    4. If a booking is made less than 6 weeks prior to the rental period, full payment plus a breakages/damage deposit is required to secure the booking.

    5. A refundable breakages/damages deposit has been made. This is to cover any breakages or damage whilst staying in the apartment. It will be returned after the rental period following a complete and satisfactory check of the inventory and property.This can take up to 7 days to show in your account.

    6. Full details of how to get to the house and where the key can be collected will be sent to the person making the booking after full payment has been received and no sooner than 2 weeks before the date of entry.

    7. The owners reserve the right to cancel the booking if payment is not received by the due date.



    Changes to the booking dates



    1. Any change can be made to the booking (subject to availability) before 6 weeks with no charges. However changes may be subject to necessary changes in rental period charges

    2. Any changes to bookings made with less than 6 weeks to booking are made at the owner's discretion and subject to necessary changes in rental period charges.

    3. All changes made with less than 6 weeks to the rental period are subject to a standard charge of £50 or currency equivalent.



    Cancellation Charges



    The client may cancel the booking at any time after it has been confirmed.

    Cancellation must be made in writing.

    Cancellation charges are as follows

    Less than 6 weeks – loss of total rental value, however good housekeeping deposit will be returned.

    More than 6 weeks - loss of 50% non refundable deposit made on booking.



    Please Note: if the owners are able to re-book the cancelled weeks, there will only be a £50 administration charge made, irrespective of when the booking is cancelled.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 50.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: GBP800.00
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