Avonbridge, Falkirk, by Stirling
In the heart of Scotland, this rural idyll provides a perfect location for exploring central Scotland, the Trossachs and beyond. Windy-Yett Farm was a prestigious dairy farm between the 1600 and 1800s. Now the period farmhouse provides beautiful self-catering holiday accommodation. Windy-Yett is set in 9 acres of rolling fields with its own private lochan (small loch). Wild geese (including the occasional rare Bean geese!), herons, ducks, toads, badgers, deer, owls, bats, and swallows all frequent Windy-Yett farm regularly. For outdoor fun, croquet, swing ball, and barbecue facilities are all available. The games barn also houses bar-football, table tennis and darts. Wireless
broadband internet, wide screen television and x-box all provided for inside entertainment.
The surrounding area provides many opportunities for walking and cycling. Scenic forest, country, canal, river walks and cycle paths can all be found within a few miles, some starting at the local village. Windy-Yett is in an enviable position right in the centre of Scotland. Within 10 minutes drive is Linlithgow Palace, Torphichen Refectory, Cairnpapple ancient burial mound and the Falkirk Wheel. Within 30 minutes are the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, also Stirling Castle and Hopetoun House. Within 40 minutes is The Trossachs National Park with lochs and mountains galore.
- Sleeps - 9 + 2
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 double, 1 triple, 1 bunk + double sofa bed in the music room )
- Bathrooms - 2 bathrooms + 1 separate W.C.
- Log fire and wood burning stove
- Dishwasher, Washer/dryer, Microwave
- Large wide screen TV, DVD, wireless internet access, x-box
- Oil fired central heating
- Cot and high chair available
- Garden with garden furniture
- Games Barn - table tennis, bar football, darts
- Barbeque, croquet, bowls, swing ball
- Well behaved pets welcome
- Avonbridge (village) - 0.8 miles, Falkirk (town)- 4 miles
- Edinburgh Airport 18 miles, Glasgow Airport 30 miles
- Falkirk High train station – 4 miles
- Nearest shop/post office- 0.8 mile
- Nearest pub and shop - Avonbridge
- Golf course - 5 miles
- Horse Riding - 4 miles
- Forest, country, canal and river walks all found locally
- Cycle routes
- Falkirk Wheel nearby
- Vast number of tourist attractions within 35 miles
Tourist Attractions include: Linlithgow Palace (5 miles), Falkirk Wheel (6 miles), Torphichen Refectory (4 miles), Bo'ness Steam Railway and mine (6 miles), Cairnpapple Hill ancient burial ground (4 miles), The Union Canal (5 miles) - canal tours available, Callendar House (4 miles), Hopetoun House (12 miles), Stirling Castle (15 miles), Bannockburn Heritage Centre (15 miles), Edinburgh (21 miles - Edinburgh Castle, Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura, Holyrood House, Edinburgh Zoo, museums, galleries and many more), Blair Drummond Safari Park (18 miles), Glasgow (21 miles -shopping, galleries, SECC, heatre, Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture), Roslyn Chapel of 'Da Vinci Code' fame (27 miles), The Trossachs (30 miles),
Loch Lomond (35 miles)
Windy-Yett Farm dates from the 1600s. Now the historic farmhouse, original stone outbuildings, and surrounding landscape and lochan provide a beautiful self-catering holiday location in the heart of Scotland.
Inside the farmhouse is crammed with period features - exposed stone walls, fireplaces, wooden beams, cornicing, original staircase etc. The main house is on 2 levels. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms and 1 triple bedroom. The public rooms and bunk room are downstairs. An extra double sofa bed is found downstairs in the 2nd sitting room / music room. The main sitting room forms the heart of the house with exposed stone walls,
wooden ceiling beams, a wood burning stove and patio doors onto the garden.
A cosy second sitting room/play room/games room gives additional public space or can function as an extra bedroom.
The large luxury dining kitchen has been recently renovated with beautiful custom slate flooring and granite worktops.
It houses an electric oven/hob, integrated microwave, integrated dishwasher and washer/dryer. A separate dining room with oak table and leather chairs provides an alternative more formal dining setting.
Outside, Windy-Yett is set in 9 acres of rolling landscape with its own private lochan. Wild geese (including rare Bean geese), herons, ducks, toads, badgers, deer, owls, bats, and swallows all frequent Windy Yett farm regularly. The Games Barn houses table tennis, barn football and darts for use by residents.
The patio area has garden furniture and barbeque facilities and views of the water. Additional quiet outdoor space can be found in the orchard. Croquet and other outdoor games are available.
Head along the M8 and then come off at Junction 4. Head for Linlithgow / Falkirk and then watch for sign posts for Avonbridge. Head all the way through Avonbridge and straight out the other side.
Take the M9 heading for Stirling, come off at junction 4, at the junction roundabout take the 2nd turn off sign posted Bathgate / Livingston.Keep going to the next roundabout (with a Jet garage just off). Take 3rd turn off sign posted Caldercruix/ Avonbridge.
Keep going until you hit Avonbridge and turn right at the T-junction. Head out of Avonbridge.
For all routes:
About a quarter of a mile after leaving the village of Avonbridge there is a sharp right hand bend with a farm road off to the left. Head down that road (you should see a wee olde worlde sign with 'Windy-Yett Farm' on it as you're turning into it. Take the track road heading off into the distance. Just keep going further than you think and take it slowly, it's just a tad pot holed.
All heating and electricity is included in the rental price. Some logs are provided but additional supplies may need to be purchased locally. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Rental period is Saturday-Saturday, arrival 3pm and departure at 10.30am.
Weekend/short breaks considered during off peak times.
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Windy-Yett Farm, Avonbridge, Falkirk, FK1 2JE Scotland