City of StirlingGuest Rating
The Ridge is the elegant and very spacious lower section of a fine old turreted Scottish Baronial mansion situated in a quiet road on the shoulder of the hill on which stands historic Stirling Castle.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Here you are right at the centre of things, in the centre of Scotland and with much of the best that it has to offer. Locally, it is just a short walk uphill to the castle itself and just a short walk downhill to the centre of town, with excellent shops, eating places and leisure facilities.
Lovingly renovated and refurbished by its owners for their own use, The Ridge will accommodate up to four people in considerable comfort. It has a large entrance hall and a spacious living room with electric stove, piano and large bay window.
The modern kitchen has all facilities and there are two bedrooms, a king size and another king (which divides to make a twin), with a fine view of the National Wallace Monument on the hill across the valley. The bathroom has a corner bathroom with shower. There is also free off-road parking to the rear of the house.
Stirling really is a great base for a holiday and The Ridge would also serve very well as a base, should your work bring you here or should you attend one of the Open University courses at the nearby University of Stirling.
It goes without saying that there are excellent transport connections in every direction, with both Edinburgh and Glasgow being accessible in well under an hour by road or rail.
In the town itself the castle is magnificent and certainly worth a visit - it hosts regular events such as medieval days with falconry displays, historical re-enactments and the like. The Royal Palace at the Castle has recently undergone refurbishment and boasts the famous Stirling Heads. The Wallace Monument commemorates Scotland's great patriot and affords panoramic views of central Scotland and the famous battlefield of Bannockburn, synonymous with Robert the Bruce, is also just outside the town.
There is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area too - perhaps you could 'cadge a lift' in the nearby Falkirk Wheel, have a family day out at the Safari centre at Blair Drummond, visit historic Doune Castle, walk in the Fintry Hills or the Campsie Fells, or head across to Callander and the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
To the north east, you can be in Perth in 40 minutes and continue from there to the Highlands, or go east to Fife and St Andrews. All easily do-able in a day trip.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting/dining room with electric stove, piano and TV/DVD
Kitchen with gas cooker, washing machine, microwave etc
Double bedroom (king size - converts to twin)
Bathroom with bath/shower, Wc and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£495.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£595.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£495.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£595.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£655.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£495.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£395.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£495.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£345.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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The location was perfect, the accommodation very comfortable with all the amenities we required. The off road parking wa...Read More
Very comfortable accommodation well furnished and warm maintained to a very high standard
As a frequent visitor to The Ridge it is now my official home from home. That is the highest compliment I can pay.
This property was hugely disappointing, the only redeeming feature being the view from the master bedroom. The cleaning...Read More
Property was well located and had plenty of amenities on the doorstep, but let down slightly by scruffy parking area and...Read More