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Country cottage, with panoramic mountain views, great for escaping any crowds – Home 199762 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Country cottage, with panoramic mountain views, great for escaping any crowds – Home 199762

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Garrique Cottage is the ideal place to stay if you are worried about Covid 19, as it is tucked away in the hills, with its own private garden and no passing traffic except that of the owners who live at the top of the drive. We are leaving at least five days between lettings so as to ensure it can be fully and safely cleaned between lets.

It is quiet and peaceful, with panoramic mountain views, and offers spacious well equipped accommodation, all on one level. The overall Garrique property provides plenty of scope for running around or taking walks including use of a hard tennis court. Visitors have seen a wide variety of birds and animals, including ravens, sparrow hawks, red kite, grouse, curlews, wood peckers, lots of song birds, deer, red squirrels, hare, stoats and rabbits.

It is within four miles of two villages with shops offering everyday items, as a well as a good butcher and delicatessen. Local pubs are offering takeaway meals during the pandemic and there is a wide choice of supermarkets in Stirling, which will deliver if booked in good time.

The 33 foot by 11 foot kitchen/ dining/living room with its beamed ceiling provides an ideal space for family activities, with doors out to a decking area with picnic table. Steps from the decking area lead to a private garden where children can play safely. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridges, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, ironing board and coffee machine.The separate sitting room has a wood burning stove (logs provided) and offers a haven for those who want to read, watch the flat screen TV or DVDs, play games or gaze at the ever changing skies over the mountain views.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are along the corridor from the sitting room. The Master bedroom with its 6 foot wide bed is at the far end and can be ensuite with the shower room by closing a door on the corridor. It can easily accommodate a cot or another single bed ( provided) if needed. The beds in the bunk room are both large enough for adults, and the single beds in the twin bedroom can be pushed together into a double bed if requested.

The family bathroom has a basin, toilet, and bath with shower attachment , and there is small room with toilet and basin just inside the back door.

The cottage is a fantastically central base for exploring Scotland, once the restrictions are eased up as it is close to a a network of motorways going north, southeast and southwest. Many visitors make day trips to Inverness, St Andrews, Ben Nevis, Inverary, Loch Lomond, and even Iona, as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Others prefer to relax, explore the Garrique woods, go for a bike ride along the local country lanes, or make the most of the facilities in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The cottage has its own hard tennis court and there are six reasonably priced golf courses within half an hours drive.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private tennis court
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

There are regular trains from Stirling Station to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, and a wide variety of stops on the way to London or Inverness. Buses run from Kippen to Stirling every hour, and there are coach services out of Stirling. However visitors to Garrique Cottage need a car in order to reach the station or bus stop, as well as to do their shopping at the wide variety of supermarkets and other shops in Stirling.

Interaction with guest

The owners live 100 years away up the drive, with no oversight of the cottage and its garden. They are delighted to offer advice during your stay. They can provide tennis racquets for children or beginners, and eggs from their hens when they are laying well. One well behaved dog per party is welcome, and would greatly enjoy accompanying its owner on the many walks starting at the cottage back door.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Only one dog per booking, please enquire about other pets. No stag or hen parties. Overnight numbers not to exceed 6 (excluding babies in cots) without both owners advance permission and payment of supplement( £25 per head per night).

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About the owner

Fiona R.
Average reply time:
3 hours 49 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
03 May 2021
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jan 2012. Located in Stirlingshire, it has 84 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £716 to £1088.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 May 2021.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
84 reviews

Excellent
74
Very Good
8
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
0

“Perfect place for some R&R”

Reviewed 11 Dec 2020

If you are looking for some R&R, this is the place. The location is great. You get a wonderful panoramic view over the valley and access to private walking trails in the woods. The cottage is like… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for coming here to self isolate. We are glad you and your little dog were able to walk freely in the surrounding woods and fields, without worrying about meeting anyone, and that the two of you were able to work on the internet all day, one in the sitting room and one in the dining area. Please come back and see us another time, when you can get out and visit all the interesting places in this part of Scotland and enjoy the local pubs and restaurants..

“A fantastic getaway from the rat race with all my family.”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2020

We stayed for a week and although the weather was not great we were all amazed at the panoramic views of the Scottish mountains. The cottage was like a home from home and had a log fire, and an endles… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you had such a good time. Come back soon.

“Garrique Cottage in Kippen”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2020

The scenic views of the rolling Scottish mountains are amazing. The hosts were very attentive and gave useful information.The cottage had a fire and we were supplied with an endless amount of logs. The kitchen was a home from home and we cooked a family dinner everyday. My family had a great time, we visited the Bannockburn experience and other attractions which are nearby. A beautiful place that gave us the headspace we needed in these times. I would highly recommend this place to stay in for a delightful break. Iain

“Perfect, relaxed week.”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2020

A really lovely cottage; so peaceful and quiet with absolutely stunning views and gardens. A perfect getaway with the family.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your review. We loved having you all here. Come back soon. Fiona

“Excellent house in beautiful location.”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2020

Beautiful house with everything you need inside. Finished to a high standard. Very cosy and even more so when you get the log burner going in the lounge. Stunning views to the front of the house. Also… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for coming to stay, giving us a lovely review, and providing very useful advice for future visitors. Come back soon.

“Beautiful setting”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very comfortable and everything you could possibly want. Had a wonderful view from the front room and master bedroom. Used the tennis court courtesy of our lovely … More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Garrique Cottage. It was good to see three generations of the family all having a good time over half term.

“Comfortable, spacious cottage in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2019

Attentive & welcoming owner, clean & well appointed accommodation. Great spot: seems isolated, but Stirling isn't that far away.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. You are so right in suggesting that the cottage seems well away from it all, and totally free from traffic or crowds, but is nonetheless pretty close to Stirling with all its attractions and supermarkets, as well as motorways to north and south, so a great base for touring.

“Family reunion for Raivoces”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2019

Celebrating my dad Sakiusa Raivoce’s 70th Birthday. He turned 70 in June but because he lives in Fiji and we his daughters live in the UK, it was the only time my dad and mum could come over for… More

Owner's reply: Thank you all for visiting us. We are delighted you had a good time. We loved seeing you enjoying the tennis court. Come back soon.

“Fantastic house on beautiful location”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2019

Great house, very well equipped on a fantastic place. We loved the quiteness, the space in the house (bigger than I expected), the views on the front of the house, the garden on the back. We also lik… More

Owner's reply: Thank you to our Dutch visitors. We are delighted you had a good time, and hope to see you again before too long.

“Spacious, well-equipped and amazing views!”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2019

The location was perfect for us - incredibly quiet and peaceful with amazing views, yet close to good main roads for access to Kippen, Stirling and all the beauty of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond. Th… More

Owner's reply: Thank you. We loved having you here and were glad you managed to spot all sorts of interesting wildlife, as well as admiring the sunsets.

Review 1-10 of 84

FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Fiona (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Fiona (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Fiona the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Fiona (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Fiona (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Fiona (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Fiona (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Fiona (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Fiona (the owner) a message.

If Fiona (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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