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Heather Retreat Holiday Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

This spacious and modern self contained unit is situated in the little village of Fishcross. It is a self contained unit on 2 levels with its own garage for your car suitable for storage for your bike. The area offers incredible scenic walks, fishing, cycling, mountain biking horse riding and 6 golf courses within a 5 mile radius. We are surrounded by the beautiful Ochil Hills with breath taking Glens and Water Falls, Gartmorn Dam Nature Reserve and Country Park is only a mile away. If you are looking for a bit more excitement we have Stirling known as"The Gateway to the Highlands" only 8 miles away where you can find pubs restaurants leisure facilities bowling and many more historic tourist attractions. We are also central for Glasgow and Edinburgh both approximately 35 miles away. Whether you are looking for an action packed holiday or a peaceful break Heather Retreat ticks all the boxes.

Jay Law
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alloa in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • shower (wet room)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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Heather Retreat Holiday Home
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Highly recommend thanks for a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Jay and George were so helpful and accommodating from start to finish. The house is lovely, well furnished and in a great location. The special touches and helpful advice made our first family holiday a breeze. Thank you both we had a lovely stay and we'll be back again soon x andy Leanne Joshua and Callum

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Andy and Leanness wemail are so happy you had a nice time. Thank you so much for the gifts you left. I will enjoy a wee glass of wine tonight. Boo and Rio are loving the toy. You are both so kind. Hope to see you sometime in the future. Take care Sincerely Jay
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Convenient, friendly owners, easy in and out!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful studio/apartment. It is very nicely furnished, including a great audio system which we enjoyed. Owners George and Jay are very friendly and helpful. Kitchen is more than adequate, chairs are comfortable, nice deck on back, quiet, comfortable bed. Welcoming treats were a wonderful extension of hospitality. Unlike most holiday rentals they even had nice tall drinking glasses and large coffee/tea mugs in the cupboard. Good walking in the area, suggested by Jay. If you have a bicycle it would be a wonderful location. Easy walk (5 min) to a convenience store, and a bit longer walk to more of a full service type grocery. We will definitely try this one again! Pictures on web site do not do this place justice. (If stairs are a problem for you this is not the place for you)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Must have been an 'off' weekend...

  • 2 of 5

We are quite surprised to be leaving such a review after reading all the positive feedback. First impressions were amazing. Lovely decor, great ambience. We were greeted well and shown around as well as given recommendations for place to eat etc.

When asked how to control the heating, we were told it was only controlled from the main house and we need not to worry. We were also told the 'Private' door connecting both buildings would permanently be closed. Once we were left to settle in, we found multiple non working heaters in the property. It was quite cold. We thought they would kick in over night, but they didn't. We then came across many cobwebs from house plants to the couch, in between walk ways in side the dish cupboards. The balcony was infested with massive spiders and countless cobwebs. The bedding/linen smelt very stale and used. The extra linen was in worse condition. Finally, on our last day - my partner and I were in the kitchen, somewhat inappropriately clothed for public view, and the owner had opened the 'Private' and 'non used' door connecting the Outhouse to the main house. Naturally it was an awkward encounter for everyone however, the Owner was quite happy to stay and have a conversation. This upset us quite a bit as we felt very embarrassed and extremely uncomfortable. We would highly recommend to have a door bell or telephone connection to the outhouse rather than direct access to respect the privacy of guests. We would also recommend new bedding and linen every so often that a new guest stays as well as a deep clean every time. (Added note, it was my girlfriends birthday).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry you felt compelled to leave such a disappointing review. I am also more than a little surprised. I clean the apartment myself and as many customers will testify-have never had a complaint like this. RE departure day I knocked on the door of the apartment after the normal 11.00am leaving time to advise you I was going off to work and thee was no rush for you to leave. There was a misunderstanding when I thought you asked me to come in. Should you genuinely have felt as strongly as your comments indicated, then please remember for the sake of all hard working owners trying to provide a great experience for their guests - immediate notification gives us the much appreciated chance to put things right, so you can enjoy your stay fully, which I assumed you had, as you were in no rush to leave Sincerely Jay
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A Truly Amazing Experience.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property.

The pictures does not do this property justice.

From the first night we arrived we knew our stay was going to be special.

Every section of the house was very spacious,clean and had a homely feel to it.

The first morning we drew our curtains and saw the Hills was incredible.

Even having coffee on the balcony(which seats 4 people)was an experience to remember.

The owners Jay & George was one the highlights of our stay. Such genuine and kind hearted people.

The location of the property is also great with easy access to all the best tourist destinations.

I would most definitely recommend this property to others.

We will definitely be going back as my 4 year old son already misses Aunty Jays holiday home.

Overall experience 10/10.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rinu Shabin and little Riaan was so lovely to meet such heart warming people. Thank you so much for your review. It was great to see you enjoying how much history we have in this area. Hopefully you can come again and explore some more Sincerely Auntie Jay
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Heather Retreat from Aug 01 to the 15th Loved every minute of it . Jan & George were great, Jan drove us around the neighbourhood on our first day to give us a lay of the land. She pointed out various restaurants , and routes to various places. If you are looking for a great place to explore Scotland look no farther than Heather Retreat, you will love it . Jim & Sandy Dykes Ontario Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely meeting you both. So happy you both had a great holiday. Hope we meet again sometime Sincerely Jay
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Beautiful home for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Very well situated for touring Scotland. Jay was very out-going & kind, the house backs on to the Alloa golf course and her husband lend me his golf club so I could enjoy a round.

Thank you Jay for a great stay.

Gil & Muriel

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit to our holiday rental. It was lovely to meet you both and hopefully will meet again Sincerely Jay
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alloa, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
low season
19 Sep 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
christmas& new year
19 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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