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The Byre Farm Cottage In The Trossachs With Pool And Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Gartmore, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location

The Byre at Back Borland holiday cottages. Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs National Park, these beautifully renovated 18th-century barn conversions, accessed via a rough track, lie in a peaceful location offering breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. Gartmore is the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of kilometres of forest track easily accessible. Back Borland has two large fields, both with a stream running through them, in which guests are welcome to take children and/or dogs. The ‘endless’ swimming-pool provides optimal swimming conditions for a single swimmer and the current can be adjusted to a preferred level of difficulty. Even without the current, it still makes a lovely sized pool in which children can swim and have fun.

Please note that Back Borland is accessible by a farm track that may not be suitable for some vehicles with particularly low ground clearance e.g. sports cars etc..

More Details

Rosie Lang
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Rosie Lang

Back Borland Holiday Cottages is run by Rosie Lang and her husband Dave. We provide great holiday accommodation, friendly service, in an amazing location.

Rosie Lang purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Rosie Lang chose Gartmore

Stunning location with high degree of privacy.

Extremely centrally located.

Loch Lomond 20 mins / 10 miles

Glasgow 45 mins / 26 miles

Stirling 30 mins / 20 miles

Edinburgh 1 hour / 50 miles

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and quiet, coupled with excellent leisure facilities seldom found shared between only 2 cottages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a fantastic weekend break! So relaxing, & loved the personal touches as well as the 'endless' pool & hot tub. Highly recommend it & can't wait to come back!" - Julie, Glasgow 19-1-2014

"Beautiful cottage, loved the Cava & cake! Will definitely be back, & have already recommended the place!" Robert & Kelly, Glasgow, 3-1-2014

"Thank you for a lovely relaxing break, you made us feel really welcome. Cottage amazing, scenery amazing, hot tub amazing!" Ann & John, Chapel hall, 11-10-2013
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Gartmore in Stirling

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 en-suite toilet/shower rooms with the double rooms and 1 family bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Accessed by a rough farm track; please note that vehicles with a low ground clearance may struggle. Outside: Bespoke back garden area, BBQ available. Heated 'endless' swimming pool (16' x 10') and hot tub with fabulous views, shared with just one other cottage, each having 4 hours per day private use, as well as plenty of '1st come, 1st served' time. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier available in adjacent garage Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels supplied. Please bring extra towels if you are intending to use the leisure facilities.


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The Byre Farm Cottage In The Trossachs With Pool And Hot Tub
average rating of 4.611111 based on 19 reviews

Lovely place to stay for relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Road to byre from main road is really bad.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, and we're glad you liked the cottage and had a relaxing time. We are aware that the track is a rough farm track, which is why it's mentioned in all our advertising. As it doesn't belong to us, we are very limited by what we can do to improve matters, but most normal cars cope with it fine as long as it's taken slowly. The upside is that when you arrive, there's a very high degree of privacy, complete peace and quiet, and stunning views - especially from the hot tub!
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A brilliant family cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 8 adults and looked just like the photos. The open plan living space was perfect to keep everyone together, whether cooking, relaxing or playing games. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery for everybody, the beds were comfortable and the welcome freshly made warm carrot cake made by Rosie was so nice. The sitting area had plenty of tables and seats and the log burner kept the room warm and toasty too. The kitchen area was well equipped, and it was great to have a big fridge and freezer for 8 hungry people. However the icing on the week was the pool and hot tub. Sitting in the rain or snow and feeling warm and relaxed was a great way to unwind after long walks, GoApe or any of the many activities in the area. We would also recommend the Black Bull and community run shop in Gartmore, as well as the amazing butchers in Aberfoyle. We would definitely come back to Back Borland Cottages!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your warm and heartfelt review, Gill! It was lovely to meet you all, and it’s a joy to see people enjoying themselves as much as you clearly did! We look forward to welcoming you back next time. Many thanks, Rosie and Dave
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perfect family getaway house

  • 5 of 5

8 of my family had an amazing long weekend in this fabulous home. It is extremely spacious and plenty of privacy for multiple couples sharing.

The house is gorgeous and is kitted out with a brilliant wood burner and even better outdoor hot-tub with epic views.

We went on various different walks each with incredible viewpoints. Everybody had a fantastic time. I highly recommend.

The owner Rosie is extremely nice to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage - very well set up and great hot tub

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage we would've liked to stay longer, the hot tub and pool were a huge hit with the kids and Rosie and Dave were very helpful. The set up was great for our large extended family, with plenty of room. The only issue was the poor condition of the track up there - lots of potholes and sharp stones, (we sustained 2 punctures) but we had a lot of rain so the track might not always be so bad.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights at The Byre with the intention being to hunker down, enjoy some peace and quiet, and make use of the pool and hot tub. We enjoyed every minute. We didn't go exploring the area but it was certainly beautiful on the drive there, and there are many outdoorsy activities nearby if that's what you want to do.

Rosie met us when we arrived and gave us a quick tour, a run down of the very reasonable house rules, and then a demo of how to work the pool and hot tub. The accommodation was lovely and clean, comfortable and warm. The kitchen was really well equipped (and spotless) which is a huge bonus if, like us, you plan to just cook for yourselves rather than go out to eat. We use the wood burning stove every day, and it was great to be able to rotate it depending on where we were sat.

There were no guests at Rosie's other property so we had use of the pool and hot tub as much as we wanted really, from 9am to 9pm. Our days tended to be swim in the morning, relax by the wood burning stove in the afternoon, then enjoy the hot tub in the evening. Whilst the night air was really pretty nippy for heading out in our swimwear, it meant clear skies and the most amazing star gazing... don't think I've ever seen the sky at night so beautiful. Shooting stars and all!

The track up to the property is as described. We were in a regular estate car and managed perfectly fine just by taking it slow and steady. It certainly wouldn't put us off going back, which is precisely what we are planning to do. Off to check availability for another stay... :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Byre, beautiful location and excellent facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for four nights in mid October, two sets of parents, four girls and one cocker spaniel, had a great time. Condition, decor, facilities are excellent. Kids especially loved the swimming pool and hot tub. Great central location for sightseeing, walks, hill climbing, and lots lots more.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Black Bull, Gartmore
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Black Bull, Gartmore
Car: necessary


Glasgow and Edinburgh airports both about 1 hours drive. Car essential. Free parking.


Stirling 20 miles

Glasgow 26 miles

Edinburgh 50 miles

Further Details:

Fantastic central location for reaching lochs, mountains, cities, castles. Loch Lomond just 15 minutes drive; water sports and pony trekking both available locally. Good village pub.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £75

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. 25% deposit required to secure booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner. Saturday is our usual changeover day, but we can be flexible with this. Please ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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