Self-catering rental accommodation
ideal for walking, wildlife, central Scotland
Sleeping 6 to 8
Hill walking, bird and animal watching, touring historic Scotland, hard tennis court
Garrique Cottage is 500 feet up on the slopes of the Gargunnock Hills with a stream and woodland on one side (left) and an open prospect with wonderful views across Flanders Moss to the mountains of the Highlands (above).
From the cottage you can set off on walks through woodland and over grassland and moors on ancient footpaths. There are old homesteads and Bronze age remains scattered round these hills, for people have lived here for thousands of years. On the path to the waterfall The Spout of Ballochleam an old map says: "Brass armour, spears and bones found here."
The cottage is separated by trees from The Garrique where owners Fiona and Nander Robertson live and farm the surrounding land. This is a quiet, peaceful and wild place where deer visit and where you may catch a glimpse of peregrine falcons wheeling above.
Kippen is 4 miles by car, or a 2 mile walk along old paths. It has two pubs (and good food) a delicatessen, butcher, etc. Stirling is 20 minutes, and Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth are under an hour away. If you are looking for a comfortable self-catering cottage near Stirling in the middle of Scotland, yet remote and above it all, and surrounded by nature - this is the place to be.
Above, left and right;
The Sitting Room has panoramic views of Ben Vorlich, Ben Ledi and the Braes of Doune, and on a clear day you can see Ben More and Stobinian. Even the postman stops to enjoy the outlook!
The Sitting Room has a woodburning stove, and a comfortable sofa bed ( 4' 6"), as well as TV, DVD player, lots of books and board games.
Left and right;
Bunk Bedroom (sturdy 6' by 3' bunks, not suitable for under 5's) and Double bedroom (5' bed)
Bathroom (shower above), Shower-room and Twin Bedroom.
A door can be closed to make the Twin Bedroom and Shower-room into a suite.
There is also a third wc.
Below left and right;
The Kitchen-dining-family room ( 33' x 13') has a beamed ceiling, and huge windows. French doors open out to a south facing patio and sheltered garden leading down to a small burn and pond (- parents of small children please note).
- electric oven
- gas hob
- microwave oven
- fridge/freezer and washing machine in the adjoining utility room.
from £300 to £675 self-catering rental per week sleeping 6 to 8.
The weekly rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday. Guests welcomed from 4 pm.
Prices include electricity and central heating, logs for the woodburning stove and linen. Towels can be hired.
Garrique Cottage is heated by geo-thermal energy.
No smoking and no pets please.
Right; The patio. The Garrique's newly renovated hard tennis court is available for use.
To enquire or to book:
Golfers may like to know there are plenty
of good local golf courses including
Callander, Aberfoyle and Balfron.
Please tell Fiona and Nander you found
Garrique Cottage through About Scotland!
Stirling, FK8 3JN
Tel: 01786 870440
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1786 870440