Nestling in the hills just west of Stirling, with panoramic mountain views, Garrique Cottage combines privacy, quiet and comfort with easy access to local shops, places to eat and the M9 motorway. Deer, hare, rabbits, squirrels ( red as well as grey), stoats and a wide variety of birds can be seen in and around the garden. Cottage visitors are welcome to use the Garrique hard tennis court.
sleeps 6 people
Three bedrooms; one double, one twin, one bunk beds.
Sitting room with double sofa bed, and wood burning stove.
Spacious kitchen/dining/family room, family bathroom, shower room, third loo and wash hand basin.
South/West facing decking area and garden.
Parking for two cars alongside back door.
Garrique Cottage is on one level and sleeps six. The kitchen/dining/family room (33 x 13 feet) has a beamed ceiling and huge windows. French doors open onto a south/west facing patio and sheltered garden leading down to a small burn.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, as well as a TV and video player. A fridge/freezer and washing machine are in the adjoining utility room, and there is also a tumble dryer, a drying green, and a small BBQ.
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. It has a wood burning stove, TV, DVD player, and a large selection of books and board games.
There is a double (5 foot) bedroom, a twin bedroom with plenty of room for a cot or third bed( provided), and a bunk bedroom bunks. All bedrooms have hanging space and drawers. The shower room can be en suite with the twin bedroom. The family bathroom has a bath and shower attachment. The third loo is next to the back door.
Geothermal energy keeps the cottage warm, with the wood burner as a booster when wanted. Logs supplied.
Out of respect for other visitors, no smokers or pets.
Surrounded by open fields and moors, woods and hills, Garrique Cottage is perfect for those wanting space, privacy and comfort combined with easy access to lots of activities. On the edge of The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, it offers scope for a great variety of walks, bicycle rides and bird watching. A newly resurfaced tennis court is available for use.
Pretty Kippen, with it two good pubs/ restaurants, delicatessen/cafe, and village shops is only four miles away by road or forty minutes walk along ancient footpaths, and Gargunnock Village shop and pub are equally near. Blair Drummond Safari Park is close by, and Historic Stirling is fifteen minutes away. Golf courses at Balfron, Callander and Aberfoyle welcome visitors. Day trips by visitors have included Loch Ness, Glencoe, Inverary, St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and even Iona.
Amazing views. We had lots of fun, and loved the tennis court. June 2011
Wonderful cottage set in beautiful surroundings. Very spacious accommodation with great outdoor space. Very private garden, ideal for bird watching. The cottage is a fantastic location to reach many of Scotland's attractions and historical sites. Just walking from the cottage and taking in the views on a clear evening made our holiday complete. June 2015
Wonderful setting with stunning views. The cottage has everything you need and more, and is very comfortable. Ideal base from which to explore the Forth Valley and beyond. We will be back. September 2015