Gillies Cottage is situated in the main street of Cambusbarron a small quiet village only 5 mins by car from Stirling Town Centre or 20 mins if you take the time to walk by way of the Kings Park Golf Course offering you superb views of Stirling Castle and Stirling.
The flat is a self-contained part of the cottage, has front door entrance and will sleep up to 5 persons in one large king size bed plus a single bed upstairs, a cot is available for the smaller visitor. A second bedroom is downstairs and contains two single beds. All duvets, bed linen and towels are included. The sitting room and the main bedroom upstairs is a well thought out and fully equipped kitchen with combination microwave, electric hob, fridge, electric towel rail etc, ironing and cleaning equipment plus the use of a washing machine. Next door is an attractively decorated sitting room with colour TV together with CD, Video player and radio. This room also contains the dining area. The whole apartment is centrally heated and has very efficient double glazing to keep your family snug.
At the foot of the stairs is the bathroom with bath shower, toilet a second toilet and wash hand basin, all have constant hot water.
Access to the second floor is by a wide featured staircase decorated with original watercolours, a window looks out onto the secluded garden which you are happy to make use of. A feature of the back garden is a collection of Bonsai trees. The back of the house faces south and catches the sun all day long.
The North Views’s from the flat provide clear and extensive distant views of Ben Ledi, Ben More & Ben Vorlich and the area known as the Trossachs.
For those who enjoy short or serious hill walking it takes only half an hour to experience some very exciting and colourful walks.
For a family outing there is the animal safari park at Blair Drummond which is only 10mins by car. Public transport is conveniently, just a bus stop across the road. Parking is easy right outside the cottage.
Many conveniences are available within walking distance, the village offers a Post Office, 2 Food Stores, a Butcher, Hairdresser, Newsagent and the Foresters public house are literally only a few yards away.
There are many walks in and around the village in particular the walk up Gillies Hill behind the cottage invites you to view the superb countryside and the spectacular sunsets to the west are often deep red and very photogenic.
Historical Stirling will provide you, your friends and family with hours to spent exploring. The Stirling Castle, home of King James IV, The Victorian Town Jail, The Guild Hall, Church Hall, Church of the Holy Rude, Wallace Monument, The Smith Art Gallery and Museum.
Stirling Town centre provides all your shopping needs with a visit to the Marches. Entertainment is provided by the VUE Multi-Screen Cinema, and the Ten Pin Bowling Alley.
The fantastic new Peak Sports Village Complex featuring 3 Pools, Skating Ring, Restaurant and Rock Climbing Wall.
Visit the McRobert Centre Arts Complex within the University of Stirling where a combination of plays,music, films and exhibitions are held. The University is only 15mins away from Cambusbarron and recommended for walks through its ground, viewing Aithrey Castle while watching the water fowl parading around the loch. If golf is your sport why not play a round on the 9 hole course.
Stirling as a base is the perfect springboard to most parts of Scotland which are reachable in a day. Glasgow and Edinburgh are an easy 40 mins away by car but an easier way is by train which leave every half hour. Excellent links are available to Perth, Fort William, Oban, Dundee, Aberdeen and St.Andrews the home of golf.
Central region of Scotland is definitely one of the most exciting areas to holiday in, its steeped in the best of Scottish History, this is the land of Rob Roy McGregor, William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce.
There is so much to see and your stay at Gillies Cottage will provide you and your family the best time to relax, cook your favourite meals and plan the rest of your holiday, I look forward to welcoming you.