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Beautiful Holiday Home in Historic Stirling Scotland - Sleeps 12 +4

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths in main house + 2 Bd &1 Bath in flat.

Newholme is a large self-catering holiday house in Stirling, Scotland, just a minute’s walk from the charming village of Cambusbarron and five minutes drive from the centre of town. We are a family friendly property and at over 5000 square feet, Newholme House has room for everyone. The main house accommodates 12 people (prices quoted on this web site are for the main house only) Clients have the option to book the attached flat to accommodate an extra four person in two bedrooms, with separate bathroom and living room.Enjoy movies on the flat screen television in the sitting room or hide away with a book in front of the open fire in the spacious drawing room. Our dining room can seat up to 12 people and the kitchen is well stocked and set up for entertaining. When weather permits, enjoy roaming around the expansive garden and barbecuing in the evening.

The fully fitted kitchen is perfectly suited for entertaining large parties and we've had lots of great celebrations at Newholme. A popular option is to use one of our two local Cordon Bleu trained cooks who regularly provide either special occasion or weekly catering options.

We also organise and run heritage tours and golf tours from Newholme, as fully catered or self catered packages.

Off street, secluded parking for 5-6 cars.

Wifi is available as super fast broadband and is free.

Dogs are welcome with prior arrangement.

During the summer months, if all has gone well with the planting, you can pick your own herbs and vegetables.

Newholme House is a perfect base for exploring Scotland. We are just 45 minutes away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Unfortunately, we do not accommodate stag or hen parties.

More Details

Property Manager
NIkki and David Callander
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About NIkki and David Callander

The Callanders have been managing Newholme for 14 years. David was born and raised in the Stirling area so he's very knowledgeable about Scotland. David also runs a golf and heritage tour company. Nikki is originally from San Francisco and met David while she was on holiday in Scotland and staying at Newholme! Needless to say, it was a good match - we've been married since 2009 - and we now manage Newholme House together.

Nikki is a qualified sports and remedial massage therapist, and outside clinic hours, held in Bridge of Allan, she can accommodate Newholme guests in her home studio which is next door to Newholme.

Why NIkki and David Callander chose Stirling

David has always lived in the Stirling area and originally came to Newholme 25 years ago to manage the gardens for Mrs. B and then stayed on to manage the property once the house was passed down to her daughter who lives in Canada. Having come from a large family home, David meticulously maintains the Edwardian property which was built in 1905. David and Nikki work together to maintain the beautiful garden and try to ensure that Newholme guests are well looked after.

The recent refurbishment of the flat now allows clients to increase their numbers from 12 to 16 using the attached, but separate flat.

The Flat will not be let independently.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The pictures don't quite show how big the property is...you can sleep 12 comfortably and accommodate 12 comfortably in our large drawing room, sitting room (with flatscreen TV), dining room (seats 12), and fully fitted kitchen. In the colder months, it's nice to sidle up to one of the open fires and in the summer months, what a treat it is to sit outside with a drink and have a BBQ in the garden. The spacious house has been host to many a special occasion and is perfect for family gatherings and special events.

With the addition of the flat, joined by a connecting door upstairs and downstairs, your party can now bring four more guests. With two kingsize beds and its own living room and bathroom, the flat will only be let to guests who have booked the main house. Price on application.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Stirling in Stirling

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sleeps 2: Super-king bed can be split into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sleeps 2: Super-king bed can be split into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed sleeps 1 or 2 people
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sleeps 2: Super-king bed can be split into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Sleeps 1 or 2 people
  • Bedrooms are not en-suite but bedrooms 1, 2,3 and 5 have washbasins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
Newholme House has hosted many a party for special events and if you simply don't feel like cooking, we can arrange for you to work with one of our Cordon Bleu cooks.


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Beautiful Holiday Home in Historic Stirling Scotland - Sleeps 12 +4
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A Fabulous Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We returned home last week from our incredible stay at Newholme. Stirling is a perfect location from which to travel throughout Scotland. Everyday we would leave on day trips to see castles, old Abbeys, Stirling, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. North, South, East, and west, and every evening we returned to this wonderful old home. We loved it! It was beautiful and old, full of charm, and very comfortable. Lovely bedrooms with plenty of beds for our large family. Lots of windows looking into the beautiful gardens. Even on cloudy and rainy days, it felt sunny and warm. When we think of our trip, this home will be the highlight. David was so kind and helpful. We really appreciate his concern for our comfort and well being. I highly recommend this home for your vacation in Scotland!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed your stay and of course we are wondering if there are anymore of the family to visit!!!!...we hope so, as you are all a delight to have staying here at Newholme and we appreciate the review. I hope you all returned safely and hope we might see you all again one day. David
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Wonderful Home in Stirling

  • 5 of 5

Our recent trip to Stirling was wonderful, in large part because of our stay at Newholme House. The house was exactly as advertised - large, clean, warm and full of character. The photos don't show how well stocked the kitchen is, or the lovely garden, or proximity to Stirling and local sights, restaurants and activities. Perhaps the biggest bonus was the property manager, David, who was unobtrusive but provided helpful suggestions for restaurants, directions, and day trips. David can also guide and drive for those who are interested, so he had a wealth of maps, information and suggestions and kindly shared them. We drove ourselves but relied fully on David's' direction and were not disappointed in any respect. Because of David, we visited secluded places, quiet restaurants and exhibits not on the beaten path, and got to see the "real Scotland." This was a truly special visit, made more so by Newholme House and David. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you took the time to review us on VRBO, as most go straight to Trip advisor!! many thanks but most importantly I am just glad that you were able to have a great time, which is what it is all about. I hope all the recommendations stood the test, i always hope that If Nikki and I like it there is a good chance our guests will like it Best regards to you all!! David
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Forester's Pub
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Stirling Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Torbrex Inn
Car: not necessary

Newholme House is set on 3/4 of an acre and is located in beautiful Historic Stirling which is based in the heart of Scotland. Stirling itself has it's fair share of attractions...brilliant Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Stirling Bridge, Church of the Holy Rude, Bannockburn Heritage Centre but it's perfectly (and centrally) located so guests can visit so many other places in Scotland with ease. The train station is a 5 minute drive from the house and can take you into Edinburgh and Glasgow quite easily. The Trossachs are a short and lovely drive. Newholme House is perfectly located for exploring Scotland.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Stirling, United Kingdom

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
1 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 Jun 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
21 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
1 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas season
22 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates vary per season.
Weekend lets available during low and mid season.
Non Refundable deposits: please see payment terms.

Weekly lets only during high season - June through September.

Easter Week is priced the same as HIGH Season as is Xmas and New Year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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