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Glendale Cottage Self Catering Luxury

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Cottage With Own Private Garden.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Russell Gordon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Russell Gordon

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

Why Russell Gordon chose Scotland

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..!

What makes this cottage unique

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...

Guestbook comments from the manager

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 !!!
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stirling in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern tiled bathroom with electric shower. Very clean.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms are very clean and luxurious. Both bedrooms have TV/DVD players. Natural light with wooden sets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
All rooms are of deluxe standard and are decorated and equipped to maximize your enjoyment at Glendale. To ensure the comfort of all our guests, our rooms are non-smoking, and we do not accommodate pets. This luxurious semi-detached cottage for four persons is situated within its own private walled garden on a working small-holding near Stirling, with open views across the countryside to the Ochil Hills, and is available for rent 52 weeks of the year. It is situated close to major motorway networks, and is within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and the Trossachs. Our 2014 visitors will also be delighted to know that we are only 30 minutes from the Ryder cup at Gleneagles, and 20 minutes from the Commonwealth Games! The City of Stirling, known as the brooch of Scotland, provides the perfect holiday base offering a combination of vibrant city life, with proximity to Scotland's first National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - some of the most spectacular country

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Glendale Cottage Self Catering Luxury
average rating of 4.65 based on 22 reviews
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The Property has been furnished to a high standard and is in a quite rural setting

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay and we enjoyed being able to watch the horses from the back windows. Unfortunately there are two properties under construction directly opposite the property which now obscure much of the views of the hills in the distance as promised in the details. One suggestion for improvement would be to provide a means of keeping some food items frozen.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointed

  • 3 of 5

The area was quietl and close to sterling city. We had a disappointing experience here. We have booked this cottage cause because of all it had a tumble dryer, but on our arrival wasn't there. We sent an email to the owner and tried to call several times with no reply. Only after our fourth day there he told us there was no such tumble dryer. Now weather in April was rainy. The kitchen lacked of proper utensils, knives where no good even to cut bread, blunt. Oven was disgustingly dirty. As we turned it on the kithcen was full of smoke like burnt oil. The front door had clear glass no curtain or so, and was positioned in front of the bathroom door. Also very inappropriate there where no skips provided for rubbish to be thrown. As a self catering cottage some things are a must. We had to take rubbish with us in the car to dispose elsewhere. Owner lacks of communication and we spent our time in the cottage covering front door with scarfs, drying clothes on heaters, cooking using a filthy oven as no detergents where available, and worse disposing of rubbish elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theb cottage has never been advertised with a tumble dryer and there are drying facilities such as airer in the garden and a clothes dryer for hanging g clothes inside. The oven was not cleaned as the cleaner had forgot and we offered to attend to it straight away. These were the most difficult customers we have had in the 5 years the cottage has been running. The rubbish is collected weekly as with all other properties in Britain and we certainly do not want skips in the country. I think sometimes no matter what you do there are some people that you can never please.
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5

Glendale cottage is just wonderful! We had a fantastic time.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Recommended Prporty in Sirling - Falkirk Area

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bannockburn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Torwood
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M9
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Polmont
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
St Andrews

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

Walking

Golf

Fishing

Visitor Attractions

Eating Out

Gardens

Genealogy

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stirling, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Season
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Autumn Stay
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£171
for 4 nights
£300
 
 
Winter Stay
5 Nov 2017 - 3 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£171
for 4 nights
£300
 
 
Christmas Stay
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
 
 
New Year Stay
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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