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Doune Castle

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Located in Scotland's Trossachs, Brambles self-catering apartment provides excellent comfortable accommodation. It is ideally suited to explore the surrounding area and further afield. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, nearby attractions or visit Scotland's towns and cities, the picturesque village of Doune provides a fantastic base.

Brambles is a two bedroom apartment in the centre of the historic village of Doune. On the top floor, the apartment offers an ample double room with separate large bathroom and dressing area. The floor below provides a twin room and shower room as well as a well-appointed kitchen and living/dining area.

Doune itself has its own castle which is open to visitors. Outside of Doune you are minutes from Callander and Dunblane and only a short drive to the city of Stirling and a large number of historic sites. Travelling through Callander you are in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with access to its stunning and spectacular mountains and lochs

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Andrews 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow and Edinburgh airports less than 1 hour 60 km, Nearest railway: Dinblane station 10 minutes 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, 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 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

About Doune

 The village of Doune has lots to offer from the historic Doune Castle through to boutique shops as well as Deanston distillery set on the river. There is    a great website where you can find out local information and what's going on in the village. Please visit http://doune.co

Below are some suggested places to visit and activities. The VisitScotland website will give you lots more information, contacts and ideas.

Loch Lomond National Park

Below are some suggested places to visit and activities. The VisitScotland website will give you lots more information, contacts and ideas.

Historic Buildings

Doune Castle: Built in the 14th century, Doune Castle is well worth a visit. Not only does it have one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland it is famous as the backdrop in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Stirling Castle – Stirling Castle is only a few miles from Doune.

Dunblane Cathedral -  Close toDoune is the Cathedral City of Dunblane. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century.

Wallace Monument – built in the recent past to celebrate one of Scotland's hero's, the Wallace Monument just outside Stirling provides a great viewpoint over the Forth Valley.

Inchmahome Priory – Set in the Lake of Menteith, the 13th century priory is a wonderful place to visit. Take the small boat out to the island where Mary Queen of Scots sought refuge. Nearby restaurant and pub overlooks the only lake (not a loch) in Scotland.

 

Attractions:

Deanston Distillery: The distillery (just over the river in the adjoining village of Deanston) welcomes visitors.

Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park: Only a mile and a half fromDoune, the Safari park offers a great day out for families. It includes a variety of attractions and will entertain the kids for the whole day.

Brairlands Farm: In the summer months Briarlands Farm opens its doors to the public. It has a farm shop with home grown soft fruits and local produce combined with an adventure playground aimed at younger children. Another good day out for the family. It is only 2 miles from Doune (follow the signs for the Safari Park)

Argaty Red Kites: Again, only a mile and a half from Doune there is the Argaty

Outdoor Activities

In Doune, you are on the doorstep of Loch Lomond and the TrossachsNational Park. There are a huge number of activities. If you want an active holiday there is walking, climbing, cycling (road or mountain bike), water sports (sailing, canoeing, etc), shooting, fishing, golf and much, much more to chose from.

The nearby locations include the Lochs (for example Loch Vennacar, Loch Ard, Loch Katrine and Loch Lubnaig). Loch Lomond is not too far either.

Rder Cup

If you have tickets for the Ryder Cup in 2014 at Gleneagles then take advantage of being only 16 miles from the venue.

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16 Sep 2014

5/5

"Comfort and location .. what more could you want?"

What a gem! We based our 3 mth holiday around our stay in Doune!I wanted to come back to see the completed tapestries at Stirling Castle after our visit to UK 4 years ago.Actually we could have happ… More

21 Aug 2014

5/5

"A Gem in the Heart of Scotland!!"

We stayed at the apartment for a week and we really enjoyed it! We were 3 adults and one child and everybody was very happy with the place and the rooms.The 2 bathrooms are actually very handy and the… More

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic accommodation and very well equipped"

We had a lovely time in Doune at Brambles. The apartment was very welcoming and cosy, it had everything you would need for a two week stay. We stored our bikes in the garage which was a real boon as… More

4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Mmmmmm....... what a wonderful surprise."

First of all thank you Una, Gillian and David for these wonderful days.Now we have the posibility to remember the 5 days spended in the apartment, Loch Lomond, Stirling, Loch Lubnaig......... We found… More

23 Jun 2014

5/5

"Schöne Unterkunft mit allem was man braucht"

Appartement über zwei Etagen mit 2 Badezimmern, 2 Schlafzimmern sowie einem Wohn-Essraum und Küche. Alles in Top-Zustand und sehr gepflegt , in der Küche alle erdenklichen Gerätschaften vorhanden.… More

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"Wonderful apartment"

This apartment is really top notch. It is well equiped and very comfortable. My son and I used it for a weekend base to go walking and cycling and we were able to relax at the end of long days. It is … More

27 May 2014

5/5

"Terrific location, extremely nice and large apartment"

This location is perfect for a trip to the highlands or to go to Glasgow or Edinburgh . Doune is a wonderful small town to base our vacation out of. The apartment is perfectly situated over a very nic… More

21 May 2014

5/5

"A brilliant place to stay."

One of the best self catering places we have ever stayed in. Attention to detail was second to none. The tea, milk and biscuits left for us were very welcome after a long drive up from Buckinghamshi… More

20 May 2014

5/5

"Excellent touring base"

Brambles is a comfortable, clean, tastefully modernised and well-appointed holiday apartment in the heart of a pretty and historic Scottish village. The friendly and helpful owner, Una McCrae, has th… More

6 May 2014

5/5

"Cute and comfy apartment with fantastic location"

Una was fabulous from the beginning, responding to my questions in a timely and informative fashion. She was so welcoming and accommodating to my husband and parents. From the complimentary biscuits… More

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