Old Bankend Farm
Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Old Bankend farmhouse near Stirling was built around the turn of the last century, set in fantastic countryside ,surrounded by fantastic views. It offers a high standard of accommodation and comfort. It has a great location and makes exploring Scotland very easy from this idyllic base I The house has been recently restored and offers 5 double bedrooms and 2 reception rooms, all with glorious views, of Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument.
Downstairs there are 2 public rooms (one could be an extra bedroom) and a large modern shower room. The sitting room looks directly at Stirling Castle and has an open fire for cosy evenings, A lovely wood burning stove and flat screen TV are in the sitting room close to the large kitchen /dining area which leads via French doors to all fresco dining and barbecue area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||3.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
This house has 5 bedrooms, downstairs we have 1 king bed and 1 twin room, upstairs we have 1 double bedroom and 2 more twin bedrooms. All bedrooms are large, light and have superb views over the surrounding countryside. They have superior mattresses which are new, lovely bed linen and large bath towels.
|Further details outdoors|
The front garden enclosed enjoys morning sunshine, and the patio collects all the afternoon sun. This unique house can cater very easily for large and small groups.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
If you love to explore, Bankend Farm is also within an hours drive of all of central Scotland's major attractions and cities including Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh.
Bankend's location is perfect for exploring the historic City of Stirling and the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. A short drive takes you to the Blair Drummond Safari Park, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine & the SS Sir Walter Scott.
This lovely Scottish holiday farm cottage looks across the Stirling Carse towards Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
From the minute you arrive you will not be disappointed. Turning off the A811 into our Farm's entrance you will get an immediate feeling of space and tranquility. Approaching the Farm (down a long driveway) you may pass grazing horses on either side; standing alone, on the right, is your holiday home.
Golfing enthusiasts, there are golf courses galore, two are visible from the farmhouse. Gleneagles is 20 minutes up the motorway. St Andrews Old Course is 1 hour away. There is lots of fishing locally, If you prefer a bit of history , Stirling is steeped in it, Stirling Castle, Wallaces Monument, Bannokburn Heritage Centre. The tollboth, Old Town Jail, and loads more. The Safari Park is 5mins away, Go Ape, for a zip wire treat for the energetic. Boat trips on Loch Lomond 25mins away, Stirling University is available for the complete sports facility.
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5 Aug 2014
"Lovely, spacious cottage in a great location"
Old Bankend Farm is a very good holiday cottage. There were five adults and four children in our party and we had plenty of space in the five bedrooms, two lounges and big kitchen-diner. Everything wa… More
9 May 2014
"Lovely house, plenty of space, in great setting"
Myself and 12 others used Bankend Farm as our base for a recent stag weekend. I have to say that initially conversation with Val (the owner) via email was a bit slow, but it is a private property and … More
7 Jan 2014
"Christmas in Bankend Farm"
Large house with good size rooms and car parking just the right distance form Stirling.After reading some reviews we asked to pay a rent which included having the heating on as much as we liked over C… More
14 Nov 2013
"Very spacious and warm"
Booking was easy with the owner responding to emails very quickly. 6 of us stayed at the cottage from mid October there was plenty of room for us all and the cottage was very warm. Everything we need … More
31 Oct 2013
"Under the watch tower"
Very nice cottage, beautifully and comfortably furnished.Tricky to book though, the owner doesn't respond in a timely fashion to emails. The owner lives in a new build over the driveway and keeps… More
17 Jan 2013
"Lovely place to stay"
Very nice house and very spacious.The rooms are lovely decorated and the kitchen facilities are good.We stayed in winter and it was very cold during the day until the heating came on at 5pm.It is a sh… More
11 Jan 2013
"Fabulous family home"
Bankhead is a fabulous house, tastefully decorated and well equiped for a large family gathering like we had this christmas. Large rooms and plenty of seats, fairly well equiped kitchen (if you need one because there are some great places to eat out in Stirling) and great views.
My Mother is in a wheel chair and my sister walks with sticks so the downstairs shower room was a real plus.Also plenty of room for them to get around. Then my brother was over with his family and his girls were delighted with the stables being so close so they could see the horses.
If there was a down side the house was cold to start with and took a couple of days to heat up to a comfortable temperature with the log stove but we were there in the cold winter weather and Val had not known the heating hadn't been coming on in the mornings while she was warming up the house for us to arrive. She admits herself the towels when we stayed were ropey compared to the quality of the rest of the house but at least they were large.
Val was very helpful when we needed anything or information. the house is in a great location to explore the trossachs and close enough to Stirling that a cheap taxi ride can get in very quickly. A great place and great house.
2 Aug 2012
This is a great place to stay for a large group of friends/family. We were 15 and never had the impression of jamming the house, there was also room for a private parking of our three cars. The neighb… More
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