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An Idyllic Countryside Escape from Which to Explore Stirling and the Trossachs

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Leckie - Birkenwood Cottage

2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4-5, Panaromic Countryside With Mountain Views to the North

Birkenwood Cottage is a charming self catering property nestling at the foot of the Campsie Fells, on the edge of the fertile Carse of Stirling. This semi detached cottage is well equipped and boasts stunning uninterrupted views North to the mountains off the Trossachs and East to the Wallace Monument at Stirling. On the ground floor is the lounge which has an open fire, a good sized, well equipped kitchen with breakfasting area, a twin bedroom, bathroom and dining room.Upstairs has coombed ceilings with feature wooden beams and velux windows. Here you will find the master bedroom and the spacious landing with a sofa bed (for + 1) and reading area. The cottage also has its own enclosed garden with off road parking.

Ground floor

The property has gas central heating and comprises:

Lounge: With open fire, Free View TV and DVD; view to Wallace Monument

Dining Room; With table and chairs

Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer; breakfasting area

Bedroom 1: With two single beds; view to Wallace Monument

Bathroom: With shower over small corner whirlpool bath, WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV/DVD, coombed ceilings, view to the Trossach Mountains

Landing Area: With desk, chair and sofa bed (for + 1)

Facilities

All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. WiFi facility and telephone for incoming calls.

Miscellaneous

Fully enclosed garden with furniture and views to Stirling and out to the mountains of the Trossachs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Diana Gerrard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Diana Gerrard

Born in Perth, Scotland.

Spent many years in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, before returning to Scotland in 1999

Diana Gerrard purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Diana Gerrard chose Scotland

Birkenwood was my home for 8 very happy years, and remains our oasis when we need a break.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

An Idyllic Countryside Escape from Which to Explore Stirling and the Trossachs
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
4

Very nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Ideally placed and very nice cottage. It needs a little bit of refurbishing and some better cleaning. Though generally it was a nice and quiet stay................mThanks Diana

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are planning to do some redecorating in the winter months this year, and I will be interested to understand if there is anything in particular you think needs attention, so will contact you directly to get your thoughts on this, and on the cleaning observation, as I would want to make sure we address anything that needs doing as quickly as possible.
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5

Lovely cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our time at the cottage. It looks exactly as the pictures show, no surprises! Both the owner and caretaker were extremely helpful and responsive to any questions we had. The set up is great, and the views from the loft is wonderful. It was a great base for us to explore Stirling, Loch Lommond as well as the highlands. If we are ever back in Scotland we would come back in a heartbeat. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to add such a wonderful review. It is always good to know our guests have enjoyed their stay. We try to ensure that the cottage feels like home to our visitors and I am delighted you had a good time at Birkenwood. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Scotland!
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4

4day break in stirling! .

  • 4 of 5

The property was in good condition everything was fab from arrival to departure, would recommend this house to anyone. Nice and quiet wonderful views beautifull walks, all round great place , ideal for exploring stirling and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Banbury
5

Very clean and well appointed. Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Very spacious, warm and welcoming.

Excellent directions to get there and a beautiful quiet retreat, but close to lots of things to do. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome! - I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review and comments. We are blessed with the location - and it is good to know that everything is happening as it should to make your visit a happy one. We look forward to welcoming you back, next time you visit the area.
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4

Quiet, cozy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place to stay. The cottage comfortably sleeps families, and had everything you need to make your own meals, and relax at the end of a day traveling. We enjoyed it, and would come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Its always good to hear that people have enjoyed their visit - and I am glad you had a great stay. Lovely to hear you would come again - you will be welcome!
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Sugar Grove, IL USA
4

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

The rental was exactly as presented-it was comfortable, clean and quiet. It is bigger than it appears to be in the picture. I would recommend this property highly. It is in the country but was perfect for us. We enjoyed Kippen and Gargunnock-nearby villages.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kippen - Cross Keys
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kings Park
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
A811
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kippen - The Inn at Kippen
Car: recommended

The surrounding farmland has lovely green fields and grazing cattle who nosy over the garden fence. You are only a short drive away from the village of Kippen, which has great local facilities with a butcher, grocery shop and award winning pub and restaurant. Nearby Balfron has a 18 hole golf course and Carron Valley has graded mountain bike trails. There is ample opportunities for fishing (by permit) on the numerous surrounding lochs. The Campsie Fells and Fintry Hills provide a variety of walking tracks and the Trossachs has spectacular mountains to climb like Ben Lomond, Ben A'an, Ben Venue and Ben Ledi. The city of Stirling is less than a 15 minute drive away and offers wonderful historic places of interest to visit, a great shopping centre, leisure facilities including a large multi screen cinema. Blair Drummond Safari Park is a fantastic day out for all the family. There are numerous activities available for every age and interests including clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, guided walks, 4x4 safari's, quad biking and sailing. For the more adventurous Aberfoyle has a high wire forest experience, with the longest zip wire in Britain. It ia an area steeped in history and there are lots of places of interest to visit. The Loch Katrine Steamship 'Sir Walter Scott' is a great cruise, reached by a thrilling drive over the twisting undulating 'Duke's Pass', or experience the 3 Lochs Forest Drive. Visit Scotland's only lake - Lake of Menteith - and take a boat trip over to Inchmahome Priory. This great central location provides opportunity to explore Stirlingshire and the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Leckie, Argyll & Stirling

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off Peak
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£280
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£450
 
 
Off Peak
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£280
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
Whit
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£500
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£440
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£500
 
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£440
 
 
Off Peak
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
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£60
£280
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Leckie, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Whirpool Bath
  • With shower over small corner whirlpool bath, WC and wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Downstairs bedroom - 2 Single Bed , With two single beds; view to Wallace Monument
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , TV/DVD, coombed ceilings, view to the Trossachs
  • Upstairs bedroom: With king size bed, TV/DVD, coombed ceilings, view to the Trossach Mountains Downstairs bedroom with 2 single beds Upstairs Landing area has an additional small double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming

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