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Beautiful garden apartment in traditional Scottish village

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This charming garden apartment is located in the heart of Bridge of Allan. Peacefully situated in a lovely sheltered suntrap, this delightful garden apartment is on the rear ground floor of a substantial Victorian villa. The bright, sunny interior is freshly decorated, well-appointed and looks over the lovely, mature, secluded garden. This has a patio deck with garden furniture, perfect for eating out or relaxing in the evening sunshine. All rooms are on the ground floor.

Bridge of Allan is an exclusive residential area with an excellent choice of boutique and designer shopping, hotels, restaurants, cafes, beautiful leafy parks and riverside walks, all within easy reach of the property. The ancient town of Stirling is 5 miles away with its wonderful historic attractions including the beautifully restored 16th century castle and the Wallace Monument where visitors can climb 246 steps to a spectacular viewing gallery. Guests can easily explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, the beaches and fishing villages of Fife, the Perthshire lochs and glens and Gleneagles golf resort. Edinburgh and Glasgow are also easily accessible.

1 spacious double bedroom with double bed, 1 twin bedroom, living/dining room, galley kitchen, shower-room. Cooking by gas, gas central heating. Fridge, washing machine, microwave, Freesat television, DVD player, Broadband, Wi-Fi. Bed linen and towels provided.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Bridge of Allan train station 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

Experience a region steeped in legend, folklore and history. The serene snow-capped peaks, glimmering lochs and sheltered forests of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley have inspired great heroes and artists alike. Today, find magnificent food and drink, animated city life and bustling creative towns and villages nestled alongside the tranquil setting of Scotland's first National Park.

This region covers Loch Lomond, Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire in the west, the Trossachs and Breadalbane to the north, the city of Stirling, Strathallan and the Campsies in the middle, and Falkirk and Clackmannanshire to the east.

In Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley you can climb high mountains and cruise deep lochs, relive the bravest battles and the greatest novels, all whilst keeping an eye out for the magnificent local wildlife.

Around 50 percent of Scotland's population is lucky enough to live within an hour's drive of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The park is a beautiful space, simply for taking a walk, or you can enjoy other outdoor activities on the water and land.

Discover distinct arts and crafts in the small towns and villages, including the Alloa Maker's Village and other small gift shops.

Around Stirling you can find out some of the greatest and most important battle stories in Scotland's history as you explore the life of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

Spend a day looking for local wildlife at one of the centres, nature reserves or lochs or take part in local food and drink festivals to try local produce.


96 Glenalva Cottage is situated in the small town of Bridge of Allan which is within a very close distance of Stirling Town Centre. Not only is Bridge of Allan a picturesque town which holds some of Scotland's most breath-taking scenery, with the Ochil Hills as a backdrop, it is also considered to be the home of Academic Excellence and therefore holds the magnificent campus of the University of Stirling which is a stone's throw away from the lodge. Not only is the campus excellent for sports, it is also top-notch for walking opportunities and entertainment facilities, with the MacRoberts Arts Centre situated on Campus.

Stirling town centre, which is only a twenty minute walk or five minute car journey away, is also a wonderful place for tourists to embrace; it has all the modern amenities which any tourist would expect in a busy town centre, but it also has the traditional aspects which the 'Key City of Scotland' should have. Considered to be the 'Key to Scotland' in medieval times, the City of Stirling - with it's castle and ramparts - is any tourists dream if they want to embrace Scottish Culture. The famous Wallace's Monument is also situated extremely close to the Lodge, along with Dumyat Hill.

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30 Aug 2014


"Excellent base for touring and site seeing"

We would just like to say that the cottage was everything that we expected and more. It was very clean and the goodies that had been left for us were much appreciated, along with the flowers which wer… More

4 Aug 2014


"Convenient, generally clean and comfortable but lacking a little attention to detail in some areas"

We used Glenalva as a base for attending the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Instructions about arrival and departure were good and very clear. The cottage was mostly clean and comfortable; nice beds, … More

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and would return! We will look to provide more than 4 plates, bowls, cups etc. I am so disappointed to find that you found the cooker unclean and this is something that will be addressed ASAP and it is something we are looking to upgrade. We will also look into the BBC coverage, it is something we have had in the past so I am not sure if this is just a signal issue, but we will get that fixed. We appreciate your feedback.

1 Aug 2014


"Home away from Home"

We stayed here for a combined business trip and family holiday.We have three young children 6,4 and 10 months and they loved the apartment.It is all on one level so 10 month old could get everywhere e… More

28 Nov 2013


"Charming, peaceful aparment"

With my sister and with her friends we've spent a beautiful week in Scotland at Glenava Cottage. The apartment is in an excellent location. We were with car and we could easily get to everywhere … More

Thank you very much for your review and I am delighted you and your family enjoyed the stay at Glenalva. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Since your stay we have had Wi-Fi installed in the property, sorry it wasn't available when you were there and I hope it didn't cause too many issues.

Kindest regards,


10 Oct 2013


"Tastefully decorated apartment in perfect location."

Stayed at Glenalva Cottage with my two teenage granddaughters for a long weekend. We received a warm friendly welcome from the owner. The apartment had charm,was spotless, comfortable and tastefully… More

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