The Duckhouse

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Cleverly designed within the attractive stone walls and arches of a former Victorian coach house, the Duck House (it once housed the owners' ducks), stands in a peaceful and secluded courtyard.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

The courtyard also housed some stables and a blacksmith's forge in former times but is now used only for storage. The house stands a mile up the Tamano farm road (some potholes) off the B8033 just 7 miles north of Dunblane in Perthshire and 3 miles south of Braco. It can be easily reached via the Edinburgh - Stirling - Perth motorway, however there is no passing traffic and so nothing to disturb the peace of this rural idyll.

Inside its arched entrance, the Duck House gives the impression of a Scandinavian style, open-plan gallery with its delicate colours, pale woodwork and clean-cut, spacious interior. It is light and airy from the large windows and pleasantly warmed by background central heating.

The sitting room has comfortable seating around the its wood-burning stove with French doors that lead out to a small patio area (with furniture). The kitchen, with its large arched window, is particularly pleasingly laid out, with the kitchen area to one side of the room and units that come across to form a partial divide between it and the dining area at the window.

The open staircase leads upstairs to the three bedrooms, a double and two twins, giving the house a particularly bright aspect. The bedrooms are all neatly laid out with traditional coombed ceilings. Taller guests may have to pay attention to the headroom (particularly in the double room), but the Velux windows give views out and plenty of light. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.

The house faces across peaceful wooded countryside towards the Ochil Hills whose green horizons hide the Kingdom of Fife on the far side.

Map & Local

As well as offering a comfortable and restful retreat (there is even a stone seat by the duck pond to sit and dream by), there are pleasant of gentle walks in the immediate area, where you can often glimpse deer or foxes.

It is not often that such peace and quiet can be combined with such a central and accessible situation, but this is certainly the case here. Dunblane and pretty Bridge of Allan are just a few minutes down the road and historic Stirling, with its castle, Wallace Monument, University and the battlefield of Bannockburn are also within a short drive.

Both Edinburgh and Glasgow can easily be reached for day trips - you can take the train from Stirling if you want to avoid the hassle of parking in the city. To the north beyond Perth you can visit Lochs Tummel and Rannoch, or even continue further towards the Cairngorms, while the Trosssachs and Loch Lomond are other must-see destinations.

For those of an active disposition, the area offers plenty of golf courses, fishing and riding, so whatever you choose to do at the Duckhouse, boredom is not an option!

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

Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV, DVD player, etc
Open plan kitchen/diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, etc.

Upstairs

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

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Available Extras

Cot
£10.00
Pet
£15.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).

  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £325.00 £395.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £425.00 £465.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £285.00 £325.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £550.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £550.00 £550.00
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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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