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The Granary, Fordhead, Kippen, Stirlingshire

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This is a really delightful, luxury holiday cottage located near the picturesque village of Kippen in the centre of Scotland - ideally situated for exploring the beautiful countryside. The self-catering cottage was once a grain store and has been beautifully restored to retain the charm of the original building whilst providing every modern-day comfort. It is built on the site of the original Fordhead farmhouse, where Bonnie Prince Charlie is said to have slept. Well-behaved pets are welcome and the rural location provides plenty of places to walk a dog.

This four star self-catering cottage has fantastic panoramic views of the Trossachs and is within easy reach of Loch Lomond, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow so provides a perfect base. There is a sunny, enclosed patio, all weather tennis court, free fishing on over 1 mile of the River Forth, games cabin and hot tub in it's own private cabin with views over Ben Ledi.

  • Sleeps - 4 (+ 1 on extra bed)
  • Bedrooms - 2 (king-sized beds - 1 can be twin)
  • Bathrooms - 2 ensuite
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Oven, hob, microwave
  • Cot available
  • Linen and towels
  • TVs in both bedrooms
  • Central heating
  • TV/video
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport - approx 1 hour
  • Home-made food available
  • All weather tennis court
  • Games cabin and hot tub
  • Nearest shop - 2 miles
  • Short breaks welcome
  • Free fishing
  • Golf and riding nearby
  • Good food pub - 2 miles
  • Pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Full wheelchair access

We have a total of three self-catering holiday cottages for letting, so please enquire about availability for additional cottages if you require a large group booking.

There are a number of great inns and pubs within easy reach of The Granary - many of them have excellent food and open fires, and they all offer a warm welcome. The owners are happy to advise on where to eat or drink, as well as any other information you might require during your stay at their holiday cottage.

There is exclusive, free fishing on the waters going through the land owned by Fordhead Farm - in the small burn and the larger River Forth. There are plenty of trout to be caught - the owners can assist with information on where to fish.

The cottage is charming and very comfortable with a pretty garden for al fresco dining, and gorgeous views. The sitting room and dining area is large and bright - with french doors
leading out to the patio area and garden. The furniture throughout the cottage is traditional solid pine, in keeping with the period of the house. The kitchen is very sunny and modern, and equipped to a very high standard. The two bathrooms are both ensuite so offering a great degree of luxury.

The master bedroom is charming and has a super king-sized bed (which can be split into two single beds if required). There is plenty of storage and a colour TV. A foldaway bed is available if required. The second bedroom has a king-sized bed and a colour TV.

The owner is a fabulous cook and is happy to leave a casserole in the holiday cottage for your arrival - just let her know if you'd like her to organise food for your holiday.

Location: Fordhead is situated 9 miles west of Stirling in Central Scotland. Stirling is at the centre of an excellent road system to all the major Scottish cities and also to the main route to the south.

Nearest Airports:
Edinburgh or Glasgow are about an hour away.
By Road:
Driving from the North and North West:
Take the A84 south-bound, heading for Callander. In Callander, turn right at the traffic lights, following the signpost for Glasgow on the A81. A few miles outside Callander, take the B822 to Thornhill. From Thornhill, stay on the B822 and drive over the valley to the roundabout at Kippen Station (3 miles away). At the roundabout, take the A811 heading for Stirling. Fordhead is the first entrance on the left.
Driving from the North and North East
Take the A9 south-bound, heading for Stirling. Bypass Dunblane and join the M9 at the roundabout (Junction 11). Exit the M9 motorway at Junction 10. Follow the signs for Crianlarich (A84) which will take you over the motorway and onto the roundabout on the other side. Follow the instructions below (Driving from Stirling).
Driving from Stirling
The best route to Fordhead from Stirling begins at the roundabouts at junction 10 on the M9. Exit the roundabout on the west side of the junction heading west on the A84. Follow this road for 4 miles and turn left onto the B8075, sign-posted for Gargunnock. Drive over the valley and turn right onto the west-bound A811 at the junction. (Sign posted for Erskine Bridge). Follow this long straight road for another 3 miles. Fordhead is the last entrance on the right before the roundabout. If you miss it, just go round the roundabout and drive back.
Driving from Glasgow
From Glasgow, take the A80 north-bound, then the M80 to Stirling. Merge onto the M9 after Junction 9. Exit the M9 motorway at Junction 10.
Driving from Edinburgh and the East
Head west-bound on the M9 motorway. Exit the M9 motorway at Junction 10.

What's included: Central heating, hot water, electricity, towels and bed linen.

Cost and availability.
The Granary cottage is rented out year round.
Rental periods are usually Saturday to Saturday. Checking in time is 4pm and checking out is 10am. Short breaks are welcome.
To book this lovely Stirlingshire self-catering holiday cottage, click the enquiry button below and view rental rates and availability.

The Granary, Fordhead, Kippen, Stirlingshire, FK8 3JQ, Scotland

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