Near Doune, StirlingshireGuest Rating
Those who want to see as much of Scotland as possible during their visit will find an excellent base for them to do so at Kilbryde Smiddy. On the Kilbryde Castle Estate just 3 miles from Dunblane (all facilities) between Stirling and Perth, this former Victorian farm building has been beautifully converted to create a charming and very comfortable holiday home.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
It stands at the end of the private road in a walled and hedged garden (patio, furniture, barbecue and plenty of parking) about half a mile from the castle itself. It is such a haven of rural peace and seclusion that it is hard to believe that it is only a couple of miles from the M9 motorway.
Facing south and west and thus bright and sunny, the open plan living area has a wood-burning stove to supplement the electric heating and solar panels. From there French doors open to the patio, which affords wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. One bedroom is a king-size double with en suite shower and the other is a twin room with adjoining bathroom.
Lucky guests are welcome to visit the superb castle gardens, which are usually only open by special arrangement or on designated open days. The Estate is a haven for wildlife, with red kites being regular visitors - the feeding station at Argaty can be visited and is very close by.
As far as touring is concerned, there are just so many possibilities from Kilbryde. Stirling (8 miles) with its castle and Wallace Monument, Edinburgh (45 miles), Perth (29 miles) and Glasgow (33 miles) are all easily accessible in under an hour. Loch Lomond (41 miles) and the lovely Trossachs (31 miles) are also just as close.
Golfers will find many excellent courses to choose from and may even consider a round at Gleneagles itself - it is, after all, only 14 miles up the A9! Doune Castle, again just down the road, is also well worth a visit. For something even more exotic, from Easter to October the Blair Drummond Safari Park is a must for a family days out!
The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park can be accessed just beyond the popular tourist town of Callander (11 miles) and there, Ben Ledi offers a challenge to walkers, though there are many other delightful walks in the more immediate area. Fishermen will find sport either in the Teith or in the Lake of Menteith (Scotland's only lake - all the others are lochs!) and indeed all sporting and cultural interests are very well catered for locally.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Large open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with TV/DVD, wood burning stove, electric hob and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, etc. and french doors to patio area.
Utility room with washer-dryer.
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and hand basin.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric space heaters and wood-burning stove (supply of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£635.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£650.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£395.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£460.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£395.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£460.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£555.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£460.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£555.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£635.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£555.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£635.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£555.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£460.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£555.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£635.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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