Old Bankend Farmhouse
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Old Bankend farmhouse near Stirling was built around the turn of the last century and has remained in the family ever since. Set on the edge of our working farm it also has a private equestrian facility - ideal if you want to take your horse on holiday with you. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic views of Stirling Castle and the surrounding hills. This large self-catering house has been recently restored and offers 5 double bedrooms and 2 reception rooms, all with glorious views. Downstairs there are 2 public rooms (one could be an extra bedroom) and a large modern shower room. The sitting room looks directly at Stirling Castle and has an open fire for cosy evenings. The TV room is spacious, bright and sunny with a glorious wood-burning stove: it is closer to the kitchen which has a large dining area with double patio doors leading to
eating/sitting out area which is ideal for barbecuing. Facing south west it gets all the afternoon sun and superb sunsets. There is also a large front garden which captures all the morning sun and is ideal for coffee and relaxation. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with a family bathroom, and downstairs 2 further bed rooms (1 twin, and the other king size).
This large farmhouse is ideally situated to explore the centre of Scotland. Within easy reach of the main arterial route the A9, it is possible to access a wide range of attractions both locally and further afield. The Trossachs and Loch Lomond are only 20 minutes away and as Scotland's first National Park the area is well woth a visit. This is where the Highlands meet the Lowlands, where the lochs, mountains, rivers and villages hold secrets of history, legend and tradition. It's a place where visitors can enjoy sport, history, adventure or peace and tranquility.
Stirling itself is steeped in history. It is one of the most important cities in Scotland's history and has borne witness to many of the important events of the past, which significantly shaped the country's future. From very early times Stirling was established as a place of importance; the great rock was the obvious choice on which to build a fortress, and the flat lands beneath were the lowest point for a river crossing. Visit Stirling Castle and then wander through the streets of the Old Town to get a real feel for Scotland 's past.
Also close by are a host of local villages, some with well known pubs and restaurants. For the active there is the chance for golfing, fishing, skating, bowling not to mention hill walking. As the farmhouse has a private equestrian facility, why not bring your horse on holiday and enjoy the lovely countryside or train in the 60 x 30 outdoor school.
- Sleeps - 10 or more
- Bedrooms - 5: 1 double, 1 king sized, 1 twin, 2 king sized/twin
- Bathrooms - 2
- Washing machine
- Tumble drier
- Flat screen TV, DVD player
- Cot and high chair available
- Open fire in sitting room
- Sitting out area in the garden with barbeque
- Horses welcome
- Dogs by arrangement
- Stirling - 2 miles
- Airports - Edinburgh 40 mins, Glasgow 50 mins, Prestwick 90 mins
- Nearest rail station Stirling - 2 miles
- Shops, pubs and restaurants within 2 miles
- Many golf courses in the area
- Hill walking and fishing
- Historic sites of Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Wallace Monument
- Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
- Blair Drummond Safari Park
- Private equestrian facilities
- Wireless broadband
View from the bedroom windows at the front of the house.
This spacious farmhouse has accommodation on two floors. Downstairs there is a large kitchen/diningroom with patio doors out to the sitting
out area. Wonderful in the summer particularly for enjoying a barbeque. Also downstairs there are 2 public rooms (one could be an extra bedroom) and a large shower room. Upstairs the bedrooms have lovely views of Stirling Castle. 2 bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be set up as either a king sized double or twin beds. There is a further king sized room and a double and also a bedroom with
twin beds. The family bathroom is also upstairs with a large bath and an electric shower over the bath.
This Stirlingshire farmhouse is situated just 8 minutes from Junction 10 on the M9 and can be easily reached from either north or south.
Bedlinen and towels are included in the price.
Cost and availability.
Rental period is generally Saturday-Saturday, arrival 4pm and departure at 10am.
Weekend/short breaks are available. Prices are flexible according to number of persons, reduction negotiable for longer stay or smaller
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Old Bankend Farmhouse