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Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Nestled in the Kilsyth Hills on a working cattle and sheep farm, and with beautiful views over the Kelvin Valley, Stoury Bothy is an excellent destination for you to escape to. Our farm land was the site of the historic Battle of Kilsyth and the landscape is both rugged and peaceful. Stoury Bothy is part of the main farmhouse which sits in its own private ground above the sleepy village of Banton and offers a rural retreat where you can relax away from traffic and bustle. Due to its central location, Stoury Bothy is within easy travelling distance of Stirling, Falkirk and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Loch Lomond are also within travelling distance. We have excellent public transport links. Indeed Glasgow City Centre is just a 10 minute train ride from nearby Croy Station.

Stoury Bothy is full of character and is unique due to its lovingly handmade and handpicked furnishings. You will find a welcoming kitchen dining and living area. Patio doors lead out to the garden where you can have a seat and watch the world drift by. The double bedroom is light and bright and has direct (en suite) access to the family bathroom via a jack and jill lock. The family bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably, (or 4 people with a pleasant squeeze!) and consists of a double bed and 1 to 2 single beds. We are happy to supply a baby cot or crib if needed. Both bedrooms look out to a traditional Scottish farm courtyard. If you look closely you may see a cow calving, birds nesting and sheep asleep!

In the summer months, you can enjoy freshly laid eggs from our hens each morning if you wish, and you can feed the hens your food scraps as part payment.

As you shower, you can look out the bathroom window to the roaming cattle and cudding sheep.

Our Bothy is an excellent destination for all interests

If you enjoy the outdoor life then Historic Kilsyth (which is a Walkers are Welcome town) offers the Forth and Clyde Canal, Auchinstarry Basin, the Antonine Wall, Colzium House and of course all the walks off the beaten track around Banton. We are very near to the Carron Valley wich has a well regarded mountain bike trail and forest walks. Duncarron Medieval Fort also lies in the Carron Valley. Many visitors also enjoy fishing either at Banton Loch or the Carron Valley Resevoir or the Canal. There are also fisheries within just 5 or 10 minutes. The Campsies are just 10 minutes from us and you can enjoy walking the John Muir Trail. Some The West Highland Way are approx 20 minutes away. (Milngavie and Glengoyne/ Dumgoyne)

For daytripping, you really are spoiled for choice. From the bothy you can easily enjoy all the cracking Central Scotland attractions such as super Sirling with its Castle, Briarlands Farm and Safari Park. Fantastic Falkirk and its fabulous Falkirk Wheel and newly opened Kelpies.... all the greatness of glorius Glasgow and everything available in enchanting Edinburgh! Castles, museums, theatres, night life, cinemas....

Nearby towns of Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld offer shops and cafes. Kirkintilloch, a canal town, is also a "Walkers are Welcome" town and has museums and heritage trails.

Cumbernauld Airport offers leisure flights if you fancy having your head in the clouds.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow or Edinburgh, Nearest railway: Croy
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking

The North Lanarkshire region

We are ideally suited to a break which will allow you to comfortably explore the Central belt of Scotland, Stirling, Falkirk, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, The Campsies, The Kilsyth Hills and the Kelvin Valley, the Carron Valey and the Forth and Clyde Canal. Although we are situated on a farm, you can dip back into cosmopolitan life with excellent travel links to the 4 main towns and cities mentioned above.

The climate is very Scottish indeed. You could be seated in your garden and watching fluffy clouds float by, equally you may be on the train to Glasgow (just 10 mins from Croy) spending a drizzly day taking in the cafes and museums of Glasgow or Edinburgh.

History lovers may be interested in, our farm land which was the site of the Battle of Kilsyth, the Antonine Wall, Barr Hill, Colzium House, Duncarron Fort, Stirling Castle, The Battle of Bannockburn exhibition and commemoration year 2014, Edinburgh Castle, The Forth and Clyde Canal......and much much more.

Outdoorsy types will love all of the above plus climbing and canoeing at Auchinstarry Basin, walking some of the Kelvin Valley Paths suggested (see our holiday brochures for inspiration) cycling along the Forth and Clyde Canal, or up the Tak Me Doon road for some mountain bikung at Carron Valley Montain bike trail, fishing in the Ttownhead Resevoir (permits avail in the pub) fishing at 3 nearby trout fisheries, golfing, playing tennis in the Banton Village Tennis Courts ..... Gleneagles Golf not too far!!! Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014!!

Culture Vultures will love all of the above plus Cumbernauld Theatre, countless theatres and concerts and cinemas and exhibitions in Stirling, Glasgow, Falkirk Edinburgh. Edinburgh Festval, Celtic Connections the year of the Homecoming.

There's hundreds to do! Just bring some posh clothes, some everyday clothes some wellies and a rain coat and get over here and get stuck in!.


Kelvin Valley is a beautiful small valley which has the Kilsyth Hills leaning on to the Forth and Clyde Canal. Nearby is the Carron Valley and the Campsie Hills. Beautiful and atmospheric. Local towns Kilsyth and Kirkitilloch offer lazy days shopping coupled with some fine pubs, cafes and restaurants. Banton is a sleepy village which has peaceful and rugged aspects and offers a traditional friendly pub and bowling club for good old fashioned pub life. There are many walks around the village of Banton if you wish to wile away the hours not too far from your holiday home.

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Review 1-10 of 21

3 Jan 2015


"Warm welcome"

Fabulous hosts who made sure we had everything we needed. Cottage is fully equipped with everything you require including beverages, snacks, all linen, cleaning products and even painkillers which tha… More

Thank you to you all. I always have the pain killers..whether it's Hogmanay or not! Nothing worse than a headache on your holidays! So glad that you had a good stay and we would be really pleased for you all to return anytime.X

23 Oct 2014


"Peaceful Country Home From Home"

We had a lovely peaceful stay at the Stoury Bothy. It was pristinely clean and we were wonderfully surprised by the generous welcome basket, which Heather provided. The main bedroom was generously si… More

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so happy that you found what you came for. It was really moving to hear your reason for coming, and we will gladly welcome you back - perhaps in the summer time, when Banton looks even bonnier!. Take care and come back soon ! x

29 Sep 2014


"Lovely break"

We were made very welcome at this pretty cottage,warm and cosy with great views.everything we needed was there on arrival,milk,bread and butter and a lovely hamper containing local products and a bott… More

Thank you so much for the lovely review. You were more than welcome and we are so glad that you enjoyed the Golf and the nearby visitor attractions. Jack was an exemplary guest and I think he quite enjoyed his wee break too! x

23 Sep 2014


"Amazing Place and Superb Hosts !!"

Thanks for the lovely stay Heather, can never forget the hospitality and the real taste of Scotland you provided us with.The bothy is better than a 5-star hotel and your personal touch makes it 7-star… More

Dear Rob and family,--many thanks for your uplifting words. I was having a bad week when your review came back and it fairly cheered me up! We are so glad that you enjoyed the time you had here and made the most of the nearby night life!. We hope you have settled back into life in Belfast once again. Please feel free to visit us again and we will try and catch another wild haggis for you to devour! x

17 Sep 2014


"Wonderful stay"

We all had a wonderful time at Stoury Bouthy. The location is superb and both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached within minutes by car. Parking at the cottage is no problem at all. The cottage is ve… More

Dear Charlie and family, thank you very much for the kind feedback from Malta. We are glad you had a good stay at the bothy and made the most of the nearby attractions. We hope you have got used to the warmth of Malta after acclimatising to the Scottish climate! x

16 Jul 2014


"A cozy and calm place to stay, only 40 minutes from Edimbourg Airport"

In the heart of the country-side, lies a gem, that we feel honoured to have found.Stoury Bothy is a home away from home and even better. We travelled to Scotland for my brother's wedding, and aft… More

Thank you Laura so much for another kind review. We are all so glad you enjoyed your time here and would love to see you back again, maybe for the next wedding! We are glad that you made the most of the calm. It would be stressful enough getting ready for a wedding with two boys, so I am glad that we kept your blood pressure down! x

2 Jul 2014


"Sweetness and charm"

We loved our stay at Stoury Bothy so much we wish it had been longer than two nights. From the moment we were greeted by Heather and shown in, we felt welcome and at home. The rooms are decorated in… More

Many, many thanks for such a lovely review. We try to keep the bothy looking homely and quirky, -- many people just want that cosy feeling of comfort you get when you visit your grannies house! Many people have told us that it is more homely than their own home! Its a home from home or a hame fae hame. xx

5 Jun 2014


"Absolutely excellent accommodation and host"

We had a great week staying at the Bothy and visiting various locations. Our 3 grandchildren loved their time at the farm playing with Heather's children. The Bothy itself is really nice and the … More

Fun times! When you are a kid and you make wee pals on holiday, you never really forget them. We are so glad that you all had a ball and would love to see you all again. x

16 May 2014


"Quiet location, beautiful views, friendly owners, fresh eggs for breakfast!"

My partner and I booked the Bothy for a weekend stay, as we were attending a wedding at Glenskirlie Castle. We were welcomed by Heather on our arrival, and given a basket full of essential food and dr… More

THank you so much for your great review. It is just 5 minutes from Glenskirlie Castle which is a very popular wedding location around here, but we are also 5 minutes from Colzium House and the Coachman in Kilsyth which also hold many functions. We are glad you enjoyed our hamper and eggs - the hens are laying well these days! We would love to see you or any of your friends back again. Heather x

8 May 2014


"Beautiful cosy bothy."

We have just returned from Scotland , where we spent a lovely week at Stoury Bothy.It was beautifully decorated, with lots of homely touches, and we felt at home as soon as we arrived.We really apprec… More

Very many thanks for your positive review. It is great to have people from all around the world realise that Banton is probably the heart of Scotland! We like to think that everyone who comes here can certainly escape into the nearby cities and towns, then come back into the country and enjoy life at a slower pace. Hopefully you managed a good bit of both and we would love to welcome you back anytime. Our welcome pack always goes down well, it's just nice for someone else to give you some naughty Scottish goodies that need eating! xx

Review 1-10 of 21

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