About the home
New build extremely spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, semi detached cottage in courtyard development. The property is newly furnished(2011) and has high specification fittings. Private parking area.
The property sits within an old country estate, it is set in beautiful natural woodland. The cottage is located in the old coach house cobbled courtyard.
Easy access to Stirling and Bannockburn, Braveheart country! and gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Loch Lomand, the Trossachs, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all within a 30 mile radius.
Local activities include golf, hillwalking, fishing,birdwatching, swimming, cycling, sightseeing.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St andrews, 60km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
Ground floor level comprises of very large open plan living area with kitchen, dining and lounge with two sets of double french doors onto a open, private garden area with patio, set in beautiful natural woodland. Wooden floors and underfloor heating throughout. large ground floor bathroom with double shower, sink and WC.
Upper floor comprises 2 large bedrooms, both with french doors and juliet balconies. Master bedroom has large en suite with shower cabinet, large bath, WC and toilet
Further details outdoors:
The property sits within an old country estate, it is set in beautiful woodland. The cottage looks on to a cobbled courtyard, site of the estate's former stables and coach house, and is shared with 3 other properties. The cottage has its own private garden at the back of the property, which looks on to beautiful natural woodland, with abundant flora and fauna, including wild deer.
The cottage has its own private parking area.
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Clackmannanshire region
The region is dominated by Historic Stirling - Scotland's newest city and its heritage capital - is the ideal base to explore the nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the scattered towns and villages that dot the peaceful slopes of the Campsies and the rolling farmlands of Strathallan.
Stirling Castle, once the residence of Scottish kings, perches atop a long-extinct volcano, trailing behind it the exquisite architecture and cobbled streets of the citys Old Town. By contrast, modern Stirling bustles with activity and offers fine shopping and leisure facilities to complement its many historic attractions.
Bridge of Allan is an elegant former spa town nestling on the banks of the Allan Water, with broad, tree-lined streets featuring a wealth of hotels and specialised shops. Doune has an imposing 14th-century ducal castle, a favourite royal hunting retreat and tower house, as well as the Scottish Antiques and Crafts Centre. Doune Ponds is an excellent, award-winning nature reserve, with birdwatching hides from where you can observe the abundant wildlife. Nearby is the famous Blair Drummond Safari and Leisure Park, home to bigger and more exotic wildlife and a firm favourite with families.
Dunblane is an ancient community whose Cathedral Museum unfolds much of the rich and colourful history that surrounds the town. There are riverside walks along the banks of the Allan Water and the town centre still exudes an 'olde-worlde' charm where examples of 17th- and 18th century architecture blend with Victorian and more modern buildings, creating a distinctive setting for the various local shops and hostelries.
The Campsie Fells provide a scenic backdrop to the numerous colourful villages of the area. Attractive 18th- and 19th-century cottages provide a strong character in the historic village of Killearn, Nearby, Glengoyne Distillery, set beneath the distinctive volcanic plug of Dumgoyne Hill, welcomes visitors for guided tours. Fintry, tucked high among the hills, is noted for its regular awards in the 'Scotlands Best-Kept Village' competition.
The West Highland Way long-distance footpath passes through the broad valley of Strath Blane en route to Loch Lomond. Other excellent walks nearby, for example at the Queens View on Stockie Muir, Campsie Glen, by Clachan of Campsie and in Mugdock Country Park, just south of the villages of Blanefield and Strathblane.
The Cambus area
From castles, distilleries and gardens to national parks, science centres and ceramics workshops, there's no shortage of fantastic attractions to visit across Scotland.
Scotland's turbulent history has left an enduring mark on the landscape in the many castles, fortresses and tower houses that pepper the countryside.
Some of Scotland's finest gardens are privately-owned but sometimes open to the public especially for charity thanks to Scotland's Garden Scheme.
On your doorstep the Tower Trail is Clackmannanshire's latest major tourist attraction and will take you on a tour around the homes of the people who shaped Clackmannanshire.
It takes in four medieval towers and a manor house in the county:-
The tall tower houses (dating from the late 14th and 15th centuries) were built by aristocrats who needed to be near the royal court in Stirling, partly for defence, (although by then Scotland was actually quite peaceful), but mainly as a way of showing off the status, wealth and style of their owners.
The towers were at the centre of a complex of buildings, which often included a large hall, where the lord could entertain, as well as extra accommodation for his extended household.
Each has its own fascinating story - some have been attacked, most have played host to royalty, one was later at the centre of an amazing formal landscape and another even witnessed the 'knighting' of the poet Robert Burns.
By the later 16th century, however, towers were going out of fashion. People started to build 'modern' houses, like Menstrie Castle and Old Sauchie House, instead. Yet centuries later, the old tower is often the only building which has survived.
These towers show the changing fashions in tower building and are a great survival of the heritage of medieval Clackmannanshire, built by the families - Erskine, Campbell, Bruce, Schaw and Alexander - who shaped the later industrial development of the county.
How to get there
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Fly to Edinburgh International airport, or Glasgow International airport. M9 motorway from Edinburgh, M80 motorway from Glasgow . Then take turn off for Stirling, A907, the property is located just off the A907 Stirling to Alloa Road. By Train from all UK cities to Stirling-Alloa.
Activities near Cambus
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Jun 2012
This is a great property if you are looking to be close to a lot of things and places but want peace and quiet too. Just outside of Alloa you are only 10 mins drive to your choice of 7 supermarkets and great smaller shops in the town centre with free parking it is a treat.
I spent a great week here and even when the weather closed in a little you can always go to Edinburgh to a movie and shop in a great shopping centre like Ocean Terminal.
A great friendly retreat!
I would recommend this to anyone wanting a great get away.
Really first rate.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|march to may||1 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 415||-||-||1 Week|
|june to august||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 578||-||-||1 Week|
|september to november||1 Sep 13||1 Dec 13||£ 415||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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Discounts available for groups of less than 4 people.
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