near Kippen, Stirlingshire
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This is a really delightful, spacious
holiday cottage located near the picturesque village of Kippen in the
centre of Scotland - ideally situated for exploring the beautiful
countryside. The cottage is part of a traditional Victorian farmhouse,
and has been beautifully restored to retain the charm of the original
building whilst providing every modern-day comfort. Well-behaved pets
are welcome and the rural location provides plenty of places to walk a
This self-catering house has gorgeous views over the Scottish
countryside, and there is free fishing on the local river. It is
within easy reach of The Trossachs, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow so
is a perfect base to visit much of Scotland. There is a private
enclosed garden - safe for children to play and a great place to relax
- Sleeps - 4 (+ 1 additional child)
- Bedrooms - 2 (king-sized beds - 1 can be
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine
- Oven, hob, microwave
- Cot available
- Wood burning stove
- Linen and towels
- TVs in both bedrooms
- Central heating
- Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport - approx 1
- Home-made food available
- Private garden
- Children's play area
- Nearest shop - 2 miles
- Short breaks welcome
- Free fishing
- Golf and riding nearby
- Good food pub - 2 miles
- Pets welcome
- No smoking
- Assisted wheelchair access
There are a number of great inns and pubs within easy reach of Fordhead
Cottage - 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 decking 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 bathroom
has a large bath and a powerful shower.
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. It
also has a wood-burning stove - a unique feature which is a fabulous
treat to light in the evening (with a complimentary basket of logs).
The homely 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 you.
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.
Edinburgh or Glasgow are about an hour
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
to the roundabout at Kippen Station, (3 miles away). At the roundabout,
take the A811 heading for Stirling. Fordhead is the first entrance on
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 Crianlarech (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
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.
Central heating, hot water, electricity, towels and bed linen.
Cost and availability.
The 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
Cost of rental per week in 2005:
Jan/Feb - £250
March - £275
April - £350
May - £400
June - £425
July/Aug - £450
Sept - £425
Oct - £375
Nov - £325
Dec - £250
Special rates apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter - please
enquire for prices.
To book this lovely Stirlingshire self-catering holiday cottage,
enquiry button below and request availability.
Fordhead Cottage, Fordhead Farm, Kippen, Stirlingshire, FK8 3JQ, Scotland