|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Lesley Gordon welcomes you to Glendale Cottage, Self Catering Accommodation in Stirling
One of Stirling's best value De-Luxe self catering properties. Glendale Cottage is available to rent for short stays (minimum of 3 nights) & longer periods. Warm and cosy all year round, it has both central heating & a gas effect fire in the living room.
Quality Through out & no hidden surprises: Guests love the quality furnishings, beautfully tiled floors & the made to measure log fire surround. Wifi is free & throughout the cottage and all linen is supplied & power costs are included.
On sunny days there is a large garden to enjoy the open views to Stirling & The Ochil Hills and watching the local horses and the visiting wildlife.
Doing nothing in particular: Glendale's Guest's love sitting outside using the table & chairs or sitting on the garden bench & enjoying the open views. Others prefer finding a quiet spot in the house and enjoying a good book, a nice glass of wine and just chilling out. For those darker nights there are flat screen TVs, Sky freeview TV & a selection of DVD's.
Just bring yourself & your supplies. Glendale comes fully equipped with all you could possibly need including a dishwasher & washing machine. You can even arrange for your groceries to be delivered directly to Glendale ahead of your arrival.
'No light pollution here': Our starry skies make this a perfect location for 'Star Gazing' and you can't help but feel rejuvenated by breathing in our clear unspoiled country air.
One week is not be enough! Officially the Gateway to the Highlands, Stirling is perfectly located for exploring central Scotland & beyond.
Literally on our doorstep are the following local attractions: Locally are Plean Country Park, Bannockburn Battle Site, The Pineapple, Menstrie & Stirling Castles. Only a short drive: The Wallace Monument, The Falkirk Wheel, Alloa Tower, Argaty Red Kites & Blairdrummond Safari Park.
Some of our Guest's favourite 'Things To Do'.
1. Take a trip to the Trossachs and visit the David Marshall Lodge:Here you can watch people tackling Go Ape the UK's longest zip wire or even have a go yourself. Only a short drive away is Loch Katrine where you can sail on an original steam driven Victorian boat the SS Sir Walter Scott.
2. Spend the day in The City of Stirling: You can spend a full day visit Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument alone. Stirling also has a railway station allowing you to park up and take the train to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh.
3. Tackle Ben Lomond: One of Scotland's Munros this is a must for Munro baggers! Located on The West Highland Way the drive is via Balmaha to Rowardennan and is also a great day out. If walking Ben Lomond you should make sure you leave plenty of time and are prepared for weather changes. The views from the top are spectacular.
4. Visit Glengoyne Distillery: Glengoyne is a one of Scotland's most Southerly distilleries. It is open all year round for Tours, Masterclasses and Whisky Tastings and is a must visit venue.
5. Visit Blair Drummond Safari Park: Located on the edge of Stirling Blair Drummond is perfect for both big kids and wee kids. If visiting Blair Drummond you should allow a full day to explore every part of this Wild Life park.
We are a family that have small holding in Stirling. We have horses and are located next door to the holiday cottage. Both myself and my husband are hard working as well as our son Daniel. We know how hard it can be getting accommodation that just makes you feel as though your holiday is going to be great. Some where you can relax and enjoy your stay with privacy and luxury all included.
Russell Gordon purchased this cottage in 2005
This property was originally designed to be given to ex service personnel who had been injured after the second world war. It was designed that they would farm the land and provide produce to the local community. A rural feel is what makes it so nice that you can just relax and enjoy your time, additionally the city is just 5 miles away..!
Set in the country but just a stone through from Stirling and the surrounding areas. Whether you want to just sit in the garden or head into the city Glendale is the perfect place. And after that hard day you can relax in your own place and let your hair down...
This is my third year staying at the cottage. It just gets better with total re decoration and comfort for my mum and dad. So clean and warm and central to stirling. Will be back !!!
The house is very homey and clean. Close to the larger cities (Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow) but definitely feels like you're out in the country. The cows and horses around the area are a lot of fun to watch. We had such a great time and would definitely stay again. Thank you Russell!
We were impressed as soon as we stepped in to Glendale Cottage. It is in a lovely setting and a perfect central base for sightseeing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk etc.
Everything in the cottage was good quality and it felt like evey little detail had been thought of: from the lovely decor to the well equipped kitchen. There is plenty of useful info supplied about places to visit in Scotland and even a massive drawer full of DVDs for a rainy night in.
We would definitely recommend a stay here and would not hesitate to book again if we return to Scotland.
The cottage at Glendale suited us well- very quiet with all the facilities we needed for a very relaxing, comfortable week. The lounge chairs were very comfortable, perfect for curling up with a good book! The central heating kept the whole cottage beautifully warm. The bed was, without a doubt, the most comfortable we have had on this trip. The kitchen was well appointed, with an oven, stovetop, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and washing machine. The cottage was exceptionally clean. We had easy access from the cottage to major tourist attractions. In summary, I recommend the cottage!
This is the best accommodation we have ever stayed in! The house was very clean, warm and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a very restful week! The free WIFI was a bonus! It deserves a ten out of ten!
We spent five nights here and wished it were many more. The cottage is very clean, nicely decorated, and well-appointed. The beds are very comfortable. The living room is a great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. The kitchen has most everything you need for preparing simple meals. And the views from the windows just made it all the more cozy.
Russell stopped by our first day to make sure we had everything we needed and let us know he was just up the road if any problems arose.
This is a perfect place to stay while exploring the surrounding areas. We visited Bar Hill Fort / Antonine Wall in Twechar; Stirling Castle, University of Stirling, Stirling town center and Edinburgh and would recommend them all.
I hope to come back!
The cottage is ideal for visiting the surrounding areas such as Stirling and Falkirk,loved seeing the horses on a morning.
Had a great holiday.
Things to do
The Stirling Directory is a comprehensive listing for the Stirling Area.
The Trossachs in Scotland is an excellent source of information about the local area with lots of ideas for things to do.
Listed Below are links to places of interest, like Stirling Castle (right), and sights and activities within easy reach of Glendale Cottage. Great places for all of the family for very little cost
Plean Country Park (5 min)
Bannockburn Battle Site (10 min)
The Pineapple (12 min)
Stirling Castle (15 min)
Wallace Monument (20 min)
The Falkirk Wheel (20 min)
Menstrie Castle (15 min)
Alloa Tower (20 min)
Argaty Red Kites (20 min)
Blair Drummond Safari Park (20 min)
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (35 min)
Loch Katrine (35 min)
Useful Activities Links
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We are happy to accept bookings for short breaks (minimum 3 nights) and are flexible about arrival and departure days.
Terms and Conditions:
Deposit & Balance.
For all weeks, a deposit of £50 per week will be required at the time of booking. All bookings will be classed as 'provisional' until the deposit has been received.
Final balances must be paid 6 weeks prior to your stay.