Craigmuick Cottage

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Craigmuick Cottage is set up a private gated drive in a lovely woodland spot, rarely located in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Its extraordinary location and seclusion belie its accessibility, being only 2 miles from Aberfoyle and 22 miles from Stirling.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 4
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi
Overview

This traditional cottage dates back to the 1800s and has been completely refurbished to a high standard to create a very stylish and modern holiday home that is still in keeping with its beautiful natural surroundings.

The living area is open plan and very spacious with cosy seating around the Aga wood-burning stove in its traditional stone feature fireplace making it the ideal spot for curling up in the evening. There is a dining area alongside that leads through to a vast kitchen area that is very well-equipped with built-in appliances, a large range cooker and plenty of space to cook or bake. A handy utility/boot room off the kitchen houses the laundry facilities and provides useful extra storage.

There is an additional WC and a TV room with satellite TV that the party can spread out into to cater for differing viewing tastes. There is also a light and spacious double bedroom with en suite shower room on this level.

Upstairs are four further bedrooms that are all bright and beautifully presented. The two double bedrooms both have king-size beds and sleek en suite bathrooms and the two neat twin bedrooms share a large, modern family bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower.

Outside there is plenty of parking right by the door and surrounding the property is a landscaped grassed garden with seating. Beyond the garden and beneath a towering monkey puzzle tree you find the natural landscape of the national park, including Duchray Water, a bubbling river that runs alongside the property. From here there are numerous short walks and forest trails to be enjoyed.

Map & Local

The cottage is set in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park that is part of the larger Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. As such there are lots of natural mountain biking trails in the surrounding countryside, as well as plenty of different walking routes.

If you fancy tackling something strenuous there are several munros in the nearby area including the mighty Ben Lawers (9 miles), which stands at nearly 4,000 feet! There is also plenty of fishing nearby and a swimming pool only 1.5 miles away.

Aberfoyle (2 miles) is the nearest place to stock up on supermarket supplies and there are a range of interesting little independent shops and an 18-hole golf club that welcomes visitors. Just outside Aberfoyle the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre (4 miles) has some picturesque forest walking trails, a waterfall and a red squirrel hide. It is also home to a treetop adventure course featuring two of Britain’s longest zip wires.

Further north at Loch Katrine you can go out on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott, a peaceful boat trip that allows you to relax and take in the beautiful scenery whilst listening to an experienced local guide.

On the way towards Stirling the Blair Drummond Safari Park (16 miles) has a whole host of exotic wildlife from elephants and giraffes to tigers and zebras, as well as native animals such as deer and otters. It also has pedal boats, a miniature funfair and some charming little picnic spots.

The famous university city of Stirling (22 miles) has a wide array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Walking tours explaining the city’s history are available and you can even try a spooky late night ghost tour.

History enthusiasts will enjoy a guided tour of historic Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s largest and most important castles and the National Wallace Monument is also worth a visit. It is quite a climb up over 200 steps to the top but it is definitely worth it for the views that can be admired from there. The bustling city of Glasgow (28 miles) is easily reachable for a day trip, as is the town of Falkirk (32 miles), where you can see the famous Kelpie sculptures, the largest equine sculptures in the world!

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Open plan living area with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, Aga wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, etc
Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
WC and wash basin (three steps down)
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
TV room.

Upstairs

Double bedroom (king-size) with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size) with shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and double wash basin.

What's included

Travel Cot
Free
Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by ground/air source INCLUDED and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Satellite broadband is INCLUDED, subject to provider and limited to 10GB a week (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix, etc). No pets. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

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 (£100)

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 10
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £1,295.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £1,495.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £1,100.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 POA
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 POA
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
25-Jan-2016

This was one of the best places we have stayed. It accommodated our large group of nine very nicely and the cottage was...

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