The Ballroom Apartment
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set on two floors this large apartment (over 2100 sq ft) is a calm and tranquil place to relax. Built in the 19th century for a Victorian railway tycoon the castle retains many of its original features. A perfect base for exploration - nearby Castle Campbell at the head of the beautiful Dollar Glen is only 3 miles away with other castles such as Stirling and Edinburgh less than an hour's drive.
Dollar has its own golf club, a traditional hillside course (with no bunkers) where visitors are very welcome and there are over 30 other courses within an hour's drive, including Gleneagles (20 mins) and St Andrews.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: Alloa 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Formerly the ballroom of the castle, with a high ceiling and large windows, the living area is spacious and full of natural light.
Downstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite plus shower. There is also a separate dressing room within the bedroom with plenty of storage space
Second bedroom has choice of either a superking double bed or two single beds at your request.
Large main bathroom has a stand alone bath and separate shower.
Free Broadband Internet access is available if you have your own laptop. Also free Wi-Fi.
|Further details outdoors|
Ample parking area
Set in 5 acres of communal gardens
Path from grounds to Dollar village for those who enjoy walking (approx 2 miles)
A Meet and Greet Service is provided on your arrival with a welcome hamper and bottle of champagne!
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Clackmannanshire is Scotland's smallest county. It has hills and glens to explore and castles and towers to visit. A great place for walking, cycling and golfing, Dollar is also well placed for visiting Stirling only 20 mins away with its amazing castle, the National Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Heritage Centre.
Other interesting places to visit include Blair Palace in Pitlochry and Scone Palace in Perth. The Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre is 30 mins away for those who enjoy canal trips.
Dollar itself is one of 4 hillfoot villages along the A91 from Stirling to St Andrews and has shops, pubs and restaurants. It even has its own museum!
Surrounded by the Ochil Hills, nearby Castle Campbell ( a stronghold of the Campbell clan) is a great place to visit on a sunny day. A romantic and beautiful setting - the castle is host to summer weddings. The terraced gardens overlook Dollar and the valley below.
Nearby is Gartmorn Dam Country Park for leisurely walks and for the total opposite Knockhill Motorsport Centre for race events and driving experiences!
For retail therapy, Tillicoultry (only 10 mins away by car) has a shopping outlet village and Sterling
Furniture has a Homestore, Garden Centre and 2 restaurants. Tillicoultry also has a dry
ski slope centre.
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13 Feb 2013
"Welcoming and luxurious"
Our stay at The Ballroom in Dollarbeg Castle was amazing. Everything felt very relaxed from the first email to Sue right through to our departure. Sue's directions were so precise - attention to detail was second to none!
Jennifer made us feel very welcome as we 'wowed' each room we were shown. The items in the hamper were delicious - so much so that we had to make a stop at the the wee delicatessen on our way home on Monday! The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped. The internet was rather slow but maybe this is the case in the Dollar area.
We dined at Hollybank -58, Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0PH (01786 812311) on one of the nights. We were given a warm welcome and enjoyed the homely food. It was very busy so booking ahead may be an advantage. We went to the Dormy Clubhouse at the Glen Eagles Hotel (about 20 mins away) for Sunday lunch and spent a lovely afternoon overlooking the King's and Queen's Golf Courses.
As we sat at the beautiful dining table having breakfast on the Monday, reflecting on such a wonderful weekend, we had a visit on the lawns from a couple of deer! What more can I say?
22 Oct 2012
"Perfect in every way!"
We were warmly greeted by Christine who had ensured everything was perfect for our arrival. This fantastic apartment was exactly what was required for our relaxing stay. We loved it so much we felt … More
15 Jun 2012
"Don't Miss This Opportunity"
We chose this rental based on the photos in the listing and the response from the management. The castle is beautiful and the management is very responsive. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by… More
4 Jun 2012
"A wonderful apartment in a great location"
Our week long stay in the Ballroom Apartment of Dollarbeg Castle was everything we hoped for and more. The castle is in a beautiful, quiet country setting, yet conveniently located to the sights of S… More
29 May 2012
"We came away from this stunning apartment feeling completely relaxed and very pampered"
The Ballroom apartment is aptly named as the main living area is very bright and spacious. It is tastefully decorated to a high spec and there are some interesting and well-chosen pictures, books, gam… More
26 May 2012
"We will return"
What a way to brighten the winter. Luxurious accommodation with every need provided for and a delicious welcome hamper to switch on relaxation. About an hour by car to Edinburgh, Glasgow or St Andrews… More
19 May 2012
"Magnificent castle accommodation"
We are a family with two young children based in Australia who have travelled extensively, always choosing authentic accommodation unique to the region. We chose the Ballroom Apartment at Dollarbeg Ca… More
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