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Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage – Home 386884 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Gateway Cottages brings you a stunning, two-bedroomed cottage with amazing panoramic views of Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills situated near to 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.

Please contact me before booking at Gateway Cottages to confirm availability of your dates and up to date prices. If fully booked please check out my other property - Partridge Cottage, which is very similar to Mallard Cottage. I also have my own website.

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 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.

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

Travel cot and high chair are 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.

• 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 – 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 lighting, 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.

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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: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • 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

Stirling Park and Ride bus service is located at the farm road end (approximately one mile away), which gives you access in to Stirling City Centre and Railway Station for days out further afield.

Interaction with guest

As I only live next door to the cottage at Bolfornought Farm, I am at hand to help with anything during your stay.

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: £50.00
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

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 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

No parties allowed. Dogs must be kept in the tiled living area of the cottage and are not allowed on sofa's and must not be left alone in cottage unless crated.

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About the owner

Wendy C.
Average reply time:
1 hour 37 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
04 Mar 2021
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jul 2013. Located in Stirlingshire, it has 78 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £859.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Mar 2021.

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Guest reviews

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“Beautiful Stay”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2020

The cottage is really close to Stirling town center by car and its in a beautiful setting. The log burner was amazing and the cottage was so bright with views everywhere you looked. You can see both the Wallace monument and Stirling castle whilst sat eating your brekki! The cottage is very private, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. We felt as though we were staying in a fancy hotel with all the little treats. There were spa type slippers sat on the clean bright white towels on our beds and new toiletries left in the bathroom. There was also wine and chocolates, fresh eggs, milk, butter, tea, coffee and even freshly baked scones!

“Amazing cottage with great views”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2020

A fabulous cottage that felt like home with amazing views of The Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and the farm limousin cattle! Very warm, cosy and clean with outstanding attention to detail (loved t… More

“THIRD VISIT...SAYS IT ALL!!!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2020

Our third and, and not our last, visit to Mallard. It's the only self catering property we've ever returned to. You can totally believe all the reviews. This is self catering at its best. To… More

“Superb in every single way”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2019

Wow, if you are staying in Sterling you could not possibly do better than Mallard Cottage. The location is close to everything yet you are situated in the country with a view of Sterling Castle and th… More

“Short stay”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2019

Absolutely delightful cottage. Great views and complete peace and quiet. Wonderful place to chill and unwind. Wendy provided lots of extras, which were unexpected but appreciated. Exceptionally clean and well maintained . Central to all the tourist trails. Highly recommend this cottage.

“Excellent”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2019

Wendy takes a lot of care to ensure there is a very warm welcome.. The cottage is well appointed and better than the pictures. Ours was a short stay but I wish it had been longer. I hope to come back … More

“EXCELLENT COTTAGE IN LOVELY SURROUNDIGS”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2019

lovely modern cottage with everything you need + lots of extras very close to stirling and p+r and supermarket less than 1mile away owner very helpful and will be booking again

“the best self catering accommodation I've stayed in”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2018

I simply cannot fault Partridge cottage. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to get away from everything but at the same time be accessible for all tourist activities then Partridge cottage… More

“Perfection”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2018

From the time we arrived to when we sadly left Mallard Cottage was perfect. Impeccably clean and perfectly appointed Mallard Cottage was truly a home away from home. Quality through and through withou… More

“Toll ausgestattetes Haus mit Blick auf das Wallace Monument”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2018

- netter, unkomplizierter, herzlicher Empfang durch Wendy mit vielen Aufmerksamkeiten - super sauberes und voll ausgestattetes Haus - toller Ausgangspunkt für viele Ausflüge - schöner … More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Wendy (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 Wendy (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.

How do I contact Wendy (the owner)?

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 Wendy the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Wendy (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 Wendy (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Wendy (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Wendy (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. Wendy (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.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Wendy (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.

How do damage deposits work?

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.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

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?

You’ll need to contact Wendy (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

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 Wendy (the owner) a message.

If Wendy (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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