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Mallard Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £58 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Stunning, newly renovated two-bedroomed cottage with amazing panoramic views of Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills situated on a working arable and pedigree beef farm, on the edge of the historic city of Stirling. Our location is perfect for walkers, shoppers, birdwatchers, golfers, historians and families of all ages.

It provides a convenient base from which you can explore the surrounding area such as the Blairdrummond Safari Park, local farm shops and the many historic buildings of Stirling. In addition it is ideally located to enable you to go on day trips to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs (Scotland's first National Park), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and St Andrews either by car or train from the local train station (approx. 2 miles away).

Stirling is the centre of Scotland where Highland mountains and lochs meet the lowland cities. It is often known as “The Gateway to the Highlands”, due to its historic strategic position. The city of Stirling is only a few minutes' drive away where trendy shops in the Thistles Shopping Centre combine with the heritage of Stirling Castle and the Old Town.

The property is also perfectly suited for the active holidaymaker with excellent sporting facilities at the Peak sports village (incorporating an indoor swimming pool and ice rink), and the National Tennis Centre at Stirling University, all within a few miles of the cottage.

The cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard allowing you to relax and enjoy your surroundings and holiday to the fullest. All bedding, towels, electricity, central heating, sample toiletries, a small supply of domestic goods (toilet rolls, dishwasher powder, washing-up liquid etc.) & unlimited Wi-Fi are included in the price. In winter a starter pack of wood is available for the wood-burning stove, with further wood available to be purchased.

A fresh flower arrangement and a small complimentary basket will be awaiting you on arrival along with tea/coffee and a selection of home made baking.

For the young at heart a guided tour of our farm is available on request, where children can visit our prize winning herd of pedigree Limousin cattle herd and see the day to day running of a working farm, however they must be supervised at all times by an adult when on the farm.

2 Flexi bedrooms – can be made up as either single or super-king sized beds

Sleeps 4 (+ 2 on sofa bed).

Oil fired central heating with under floor heating in living area and adjustable radiators with thermostats in bedrooms.

Travel cot, high chair and child car seat available on request.

One well behaved pet by arrangement (to be kept in the living area of the cottage).

Unlimited WI-FI.

Non-Smoking.

Accommodation:

Living area:

This comprises a large open plan fitted kitchen, dining and living area, with triple

bi-fold doors that open out on to a private garden patio with spectacular views.

The lounge part is equipped with the following:

• 3-seater leather sofa bed.

• 2-seater leather sofa.

• Hwam wood burning stove.

• LG smart 42” LED 3D Television with digital Freeview channels, built in Wi-Fi and Netflix film channel.

• LG Blu-ray DVD player.

• Sony CD player with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and iPad/iPod docking facilities.

• Wii Games console and a selection of games (on request).

• Selection of games, books, DVD's, local maps and plenty of tourist information.

The kitchen part is fully equipped with modern appliances that include:

• Integrated AEG fridge

• Integrated AEG freezer

• Integrated AEG slim dishwasher

• AEG Microwave/Grill

• AEG Ceramic Hob

• AEG Oven/Grill

• Dualit 4 slice Toaster and Kettle

• Expresso coffee maker (on request) – coffee not supplied

In between the kitchen and lounge area is the dining table able to seat 6 persons.

Bedrooms:

• These both have zip and link beds, which can be made up as either singles or converted in to super-king size on your request.

• One bedside table is provided if beds are made up as twins, two bedside tables are provided if beds are made up as super-kings.

• Radio alarm clocks are available in both bedrooms.

• One bedroom has a fully fitted wardrobe with excellent storage facilities; the other has ample storage in a freestanding wardrobe and chest of drawers.

• A combi TV/DVD is also available to be located in the bedroom of your choice.

• All windows in the bedrooms have blackout curtains; in addition the south facing windows have blackout roman blinds.

• Hairdryers in each room.

Bathroom:

• Excellent Grohe rain spray shower with coordinated hand and head shower.

• Large separate bath.

• Large landscape mirror featuring LED lightning, Heated Pad, shaving socket and on/off sensor function.

• Large heated towel rail.

Utility area:

• Indesit washer/dryer.

• Iron and Ironing board.

• Cordless Gtech Hoover.

• Inside collapsible clothes airer.

• Combi hot water and central heating boiler.

Outside:

• Patio area with table and four chairs.

• Fully landscaped garden.

• Barbeque available on request.

• Wooden bench.

• Enclosed garden.

• Large lawn area.

• Washing line.

• Off-road parking for three vehicles.

• Access ramp.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Andrews
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Stirling Train Station 3.5 km
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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Stirlingshire region

Stirling is the centre of Scotland where Highland mountains and lochs meet the lowland cities. It is often known as “The Gateway to the Highlands”, due to its historic strategic position. The city of Stirling is only a few minutes' drive away where trendy shops in the Thistles Shopping Centre combine with the heritage of Stirling Castle and the Old Town.

Our location is perfect for walkers, shoppers, birdwatchers, golfers, historians & families of all ages. It provides a convenient base from which you can explore the surrounding area such as the Blairdrummond Safari Park (www.blairdrummond.com), local farm shops (www.blairmains.com) & the many historic buildings of Stirling(visitstirling.org). In addition it is ideally located to enable you to go on day trips to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs (Scotland's first National Park), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth & St Andrews either by car or train from the local train station (approx. 2 miles away). The property is also perfectly suited for the active holidaymaker with excellent sporting facilities at the Peak sports village (www.the-peak-stirling.org.uk) featuring an indoor swimming pool & ice rink, and the National Tennis Centre at Stirling University, all within a few miles of the cottage. For golf fans the Ryder cup 2014 (www.rydercup2014.com) venue at Gleneagles is only 35km away, with direct park and ride facilities available from Stirling (one of the few pick up points).

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4 Nov 2014

5/5

"What a wonderful place"

WOW! A truly luxurious cottage. Bizarrely in the middle of nowhere yet close to everything. Wendy has done an amazing job with furnishing the cottage to an incredibly high standard. She has provided t… More

11 Oct 2014

5/5

"Gorgeous home with amazing view"

We are so happy we booked this cottage. It is set on a working cattle farm, and even had a flock of sheep in the front pasture. Having a view of Stirling Castle from the bed was a treat! This cottage … More

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wow, wow, wow"

Mallard Cottage was everything we could of hoped for and more. A beautiful cottage in a stunning location, yet so conveniently situated for all local amenities. The cottage was lovely and homely and … More

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

28 Jul 2014

5/5

"Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument"

Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and airy and the fresh home made scones that were delivered, out of the oven, upon our arrival were terrific. We spent very relaxing evenings on th deck, watching the sun setting behnid the Wallace Monument.

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

12 Jul 2014

5/5

"Simply the best!"

We stayed here for 18 days in May and were delighted we had another 3 to look forward to at the end of June. We didn't want to leave! Ian & Wendy have renovated a farm cottage to a very high st… More

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

7 Jul 2014

5/5

"Comfortable,spotlessly clean, beautifully presented and a great location."

We booked this accomodation as a venue for my daughter and her husband to be. They got married in Stirling and we held a self catered small reception at the cottage, they then enjoyed staying the res… More

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

5 Jul 2014

5/5

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

We (family w/ 3 kids and a dog) stayed at Mallard Cottage for 9 days and enjoyed every minute. House is high quality and very complete, we didn't miss a thing. Owners are very friendly and welcom… More

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

3 Jul 2014

5/5

"The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!"

We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an Easter egg! The cottage was extremely spacious, clean and had every modern convenience. It was extremely well decorated and the kitchen facilities were excellent. Its location makes it ideal for those who want to tour the Trossachs, St Andrews, Loch Lomond and Stirling City itself. We have a list of places to visit the next time we go. The price of the property was great value for money, we were so comfortable with every facility provided, indeed if the weather had been wet, we would have been more than happy to remain indoors, as there were plenty of books to read,games to play and a supply of DVDs. All in all the best self catering accommodation we have booked in the UK and we have already made a reservation for next Easter!

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy

1 Feb 2014

5/5

"Heavenly!"

"Wow!" That's what we said when we entered the Mallard Cottage, which was promptly followed by the statement that we should just stay in the cottage the whole time and forego touring th… More

18 Jan 2014

5/5

"Heavenly comfort has found a new meaning"

It is true. When we went to Mallard cottage we did not expect to experience heavenly comfort. But we did. The landlady (Wendy) and her husband have gone through the most amazing exercise to create a h… More

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Calendar last updated:13 Dec 2014

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