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Spacious Riverside Cottage Perfect For Families, Parties & Pet Friendly

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Superb River Side Cottage 3 Bedrooms ,3 Bathrooms With Fabulous Views.

The Honeyholm is a 400 year old cottage nesting in the Strathendrick valley adjacent to the Loch lomond and Trossachs National Park. located in a beautiful riverside setting with stunning views across open fields to the Dumgoyne hills and the Campsies.

Just one mile from the historic village of Balfron the cottage is perfectly situated for access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park as well as the historic seats of Stirling , Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Honeyholm has been newly renovated to a superb standard ;please come and relax in style. A gem of a cottage, which will provide a super base for outdoor pursuits or city visits.Perfect for families with a play garden and great for parties with large lounge, wood burning stove,oak floors, old stone walls and great catering kitchen.

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More Details

About Us

Ian Hylands
Honeyholm Cottage, Balfron
G63 0QE Gasgow
VAT Reg No

Owner
Julie Kirkpatrick
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 May, 2018

About Julie Kirkpatrick

Ian and Julie love the countryside and surrounding area. It is perfect for hill walking , running and cycling.Loch lomond and Katrine are nearby for water sports or a boat trip. Julie enjoys gardening and is a development worker with adults with learning difficulties.

The local farmers make great neighbours and the villagers of Balfron,Killearn and Fintry are very welcoming.

Julie Kirkpatrick purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Julie Kirkpatrick chose Stirling

The Honeyholm was originally worker cottages and is one of the oldest homes in the area.The cottage has been fully renovated as you can see from our facebook page. We have retained old stone walls and the original fireplace inside., now with a large wood burning stove. Adjacent to Honeyholm stone bridge and the river Endrick, the cottage has a fabulous location and wonderful views of the Dumgoyne and Fintry hills.

What makes this cottage unique

Honeyholm is a gem of a cottage , with charm and history as well as modern comforts.

To sit on the patio and watch the river go by and the sun on the hills is my ideal day.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stirling in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The Honeyholm has one downstairs and two upstairs bedrooms. All have en-suite facilities with the Master suite having a full bathroom,bath and separate power shower, with Paris balcony overlooking our gardens. The downstairs bedroom has beautiful views of the hills and gardens. A double bed and en-suite facilities. This large shower room has easy access low level power shower with grab rails and a shower chair for clients with mobility problems. The second bedroom has full sized twin beds. A walk in window has stunning views. An en-suite shower room provides comfort and style. The master bedroom has a king sized bed with again a walk in window with a similar view. A spacious en-suite bathroom has bath with separate power shower and French windows opening onto a paris balcony. Spoil yourself with a little bit of hotel luxury.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Quintessential Scottish countryside comfort

  • 5 of 5

Honeyholm Cottage is a country perfect accommodation. The vistas of the nearby hills and pastures are superb. Loved the baby lambs frolicking on the nearby hillsides, watching the Endrick River wend its way past the edge of the garden, and playing witness to the weather changes, every five minutes! Oh, and the magnificent rainbows! It was all so idyllic, perfectly matching our imaginings for a Scotland week long getaway with our son and daughter-in-law.

The cottage itself is super comfortable. We enjoyed the large, well equipped kitchen and lounge and the three ensuite bedrooms are well appointed with comfy beds and nice linens. It is so well located for touring the numerous points of interest like Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond and wonderful and historic distilleries like Glengoyne.

Ian was a delightful host. We so enjoyed our conversations and his hospitality. Could have readily stayed another week! Highly recommend for those seeking a peaceful, laid back sojourn, or something more adventurous!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, we certainly enjoyed meeting you and very much appreciated your help during the 10k!!! You helped make it an international event!!! Really great to meet you all and hope you enjoyed the rest if your vacation. Thanks and would be great to meet you all another time. Ian
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The cottage is spacious, clean, and has gorgeous views.

  • 4 of 5

Our group consisted of five women and the cottage was perfect for us. It can be difficult to find a home with a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and this cottage has a nice, cozy bed and bath with a walk in shower. Very accessible for someone with limited mobility. Ian was a wonderful host. He is friendly, charming, and helpful. We enjoyed the scones and jam that welcomed us. The cottage is clean and neat.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie And for leaving the cottage so clean ! Hope you can visit Scotland again in the future Kind regards
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Nice location & cute property

  • 4 of 5

The rental is located in a secluded area; the surrounding countryside & view of the bridge out the back of the property was beautiful. We appreciated the owner's advice & suggestions for local attractions. It was definitely helpful to know that the owner was accessible (they live in the adjoining property). This property was well cared for & I would not hesitate booking here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Randall so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Honeyholm. We enjoyed having you guys here and so glad you enjoyed St Andrews. Hope to see you again and thank you once again for taking the time to write a review. Ian
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Amazing time and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time at Honeyholm as I really felt like home. The cottage is cozy and bright. The location is fantastic and it was great to chill in the garden. Our host was a kind and helpful. I really recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property, as a small business your opinion is really important to us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our lovely cottage and hopefully we will see you back with us in the not too distant future Thanks again The Honeyholmers
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Great property in a lovely location. Perfect for families with children of any age.

  • 4 of 5

Property has a really nice layout and caters for families with children of all ages. Had a fantastic few days here in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks For the nice review . Hope you can come back and see us soon. Kind regards The Honeyholmers
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Honeyholm

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend in this lovely property.

We had 3 kids and a dog with us - it is a Lovely property but we felt relaxed and at home here. Beautiful location

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves . Please come and visit us again Kind regards Julie
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Glasgow 19, Edinburgh 30,Prestwick40
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Balfron
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Troon 40. Loch Ryan 70
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balfron 18 hole course with stunning views
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Milngavie
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Balfron, Chinese , Indian ,Deli
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Glencoe 72 miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Loch side Beach 10
Car: recommended

The Honeyholm is a 400 year old cottage nesting in the Strathendrick valley adjacent to the Loch lomond and Trossachs National Park. located in a beautiful riverside setting with stunning views across open fields to the Dumgoyne hills and the Campsies.

Just one mile from the historic village of Balfron the cottage is perfectly situated for access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park as well as the historic seats of Stirling , Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Honeyholm is in a countryside setting, and surrounded by the historic villages of Balfron (Home of Scotland's best 10K!!), Drymen,Kippen and Killearn. As such the villages have a rich history of Rob Roy Macgregor and have wonderful local fairs and Agricultural shows throughout the year.

The honeyholm is adjacent to Loch lomond and Trossachs National park,Queen Elizabeth Forest park and the West Highland Way passes close by through Drymem. Hill walking and cycling, fishing and golfing are all on your doorstep.

In addition the cottage is well located for touring and access to the Historic cities of Glasgow(40 minutes), Stirling(30min) and Edinburgh(60 min).

Stirling and Edinburgh Castles are well worth a visit

Stirling city is the Gateway to the Highlands if you wish to go further afield.

The honeyholm is surrounded by farms and wonderful open countryside.The Village of Balfron was birth place to Alexander Greek Thompson. One of Glasgow's famous architects of old.

The picturesque village has a full sized swimming pool and well equipped gym, Doyles deli, butchers,supermarket ,Wonderland gift and bespoke jewellery shop , Rona Smart massage and holistic therapy ,two pubs and a small array of shops.

The area has a multitude of farm Shops ,so you may sample local produce, and pubs /coffee shops if you wish to eat out.

The Balfron 10K at the end of April is very popular and the surrounding villages have an array of fares and shows on throughout the year. From the Fintry music festival to Aberfoyle's mushroom! festival, there is something for everyone.

The Drymen Show at the end of May is a highlight and the Highland Games are on through the summer in different villages and towns.

A week may just be enough to squeeze all that in !!

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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