Dog-Friendly Stirling

With a medieval castle and spectacular scenery, Stirling is a great base for a Scottish escape for you and your furry friend. Stirling is well placed to travel to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There you will find beautiful woodlands, walking paths and villages dotted about the area. Plus, the stunning views you'd expect in the Highlands. Stirling is a foodie favourite and a great location for fantastic restaurants.

  • Briar Cottage, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Main St, Scotland
    Nestled away in the charming village of Gargunnock, this traditional, detached stone built cottage dates back to the late 1800s and has been renovated to provide a welcoming, spacious holiday cottage. From your front door you can walk to the local inn providing good quality food and drink. Pub/restaurant 500 yards.
    There are plenty of walks through the countryside. The hills around the village have splendid views over to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Ben Lomond. For guests who enjoy exploring the local area by bike, there are numerous quiet roads and pathways through the countryside and to the neighbouring village of Kippen. There is trout and salmon fishing on the nearby Lake of Mentieth and you will need a licence. Enjoy a round of golf on one of the numerous golf courses nearby and Gleneagles Resort can be reached in under 45 minutes.
    A great location for exploring the local area, Stirling is only 6 miles away and offers guests an abundance of historic and popular attractions to visit and explore, including Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Stirling has something to suit all ages and tastes with many popular events held at the Toll Booth and Albert Halls. There is a regular Farmers Market offering local produce, as well as many various pubs, restaurants and a shopping centre. For fans of the epic TV series Outlander there are several places to visit that were used in the filming, Doune Castle is only 15 minutes’ drive and others can be reached in under an hour.
    For the kids in particular. there are Blair Drummond Safari Park, Briarlands Farm Park and Stirling Alpaca Centre all within 5 miles.
    At the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Briar Cottage is an ideal location for outdoor activities or a scenic drive through breathtaking scenery with lochs and mountains. The motorway network is only 10 minutes away and less than an hour takes you to the vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Dundee. If you would prefer to leave the car then Stirling railway station has a frequent regular service.
    £110
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    Port of Menteith, Scotland
    This cosy semi-detached cottage is situated on the private estate of Mondhui within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, in a courtyard garden beside the original farmhouse, which dates back several hundred years. The cottage sits in an elevated position in the hills above the Lake of Menteith, Scotland’s only Lake, with stunning panoramic views of the Lake and historic Inchmahome Priory (founded 1238) which Mary Queen of Scots visited. Guests also have a 10% discount on dining at the fabulous Lake Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant at the side of the lake.
    Mondhui itself has been a settlement since prehistoric times and above the property there are “cup and rings” markings. Within the grounds is a duck flighting pond which is ideal for bird watchers and beside the cottage there is a small pond. The area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels, red deer, pine marten and badgers. From the door of the cottage you can walk directly up into the Menteith Hills and join the Rob Roy Way with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible. The cottage is furnished in a contemporary, country style with handmade wooden kitchen units, granite worktops and solid oak flooring throughout. Egyptian cotton linen and hotel quality towels are provided.
    It is in the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, golf, pony trekking and fishing - the Lake of Menteith is Scotland’s premier trout fishing venue. It is also a great location for those simply wanting to chill out and enjoy the fabulous view of the lake from the covered porch, courtyard or from the comfy couch in front of the wood burner. Nick Nairn’s famous Cook School is only a few minutes drive away as is the popular Lake Hotel which serves good food at the lakeside. This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas or to use as a base to tour central Scotland. Within 10 minutes from the cottage you can be in Aberfoyle, Callander, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at the David Marshall Lodge or taking a sail on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine.
    Stirling with its ancient castle is twenty minutes away. Scenic Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, with its charming villages and bays to explore is only half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes drive. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive with Perth and Edinburgh just over an hour away. There are many historic buildings, castles and distilleries to visit in the area. The Trossachs is a wonderful area to visit and no trip to Scotland would be complete without spending some time in the area. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    The Mews can be booked together with The Stable (UK5062), The Old Barn (UK5871) and Gamekeepers Lodge (UK35302) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
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  • Dream Cottage, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Callander, Scotland
    This delightful, Scandinavian-style cottage lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which is well-loved for its magnificent scenery and open spaces. It is located in an elevated position, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding mountains.
    Dream Cottage is a welcoming detached holiday cottage and perfect for couples and families to spend time together and explore the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the surrounding area. The cosy open plan living space has patio doors which enables guests to take full advantage of the views. There is ample outside space for guests to relax and enjoy with a pretty summerhouse, which has a large window over looking the loch, which is ideal for birdwatching, and board games for children, decking and garden furniture for al fresco dining, or on a clear night, star gazing.
    The highland village of Strathyre is just 2 miles away with a local shop, coffee shop, restaurants, hotels, children’s play area, many walks through woodland and an abundance of family-friendly cycle routes where you can join the Sustrans National Cycle Network on route 7. The area is renowned for outdoor activities and there are many to choose from such as mountain biking and cycling, water sports, golf, horse riding and trekking, fishing and hill walking or gentle woodland walks. It is steeped in history and folklore with the famous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor’s grave in the grounds of the parish church at Balquhidder and there are many other archaeological and historic sites to visit in the surrounding area including Doune and Stirling castles, the Wallace Monument and Inchmahome Priory. The popular tourist town of Callander is within easy driving distance and has an abundance of coffee shops, pubs, galleries, local shops and restaurants. An all year round destination, the town hosts summer and winter festivals, highland games and a jazz festival. For days out, Stirling, with its historic monuments, ancient castle and shopping centre is a mere 45 minutes’ drive. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, has charming villages and bays to explore and is also 45 minutes’ drive from the cottage. Gleneagles is 50 minutes’, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh is just over 1 hour away. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.
    £157
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  • Loch Earn View Lodge, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    In the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, with superb views across Lochearn and the surrounding area, Lochearn View Lodge is ideal for couples or a small family. This detached lodge, which is located on a small lodge park in the village of Lochearnhead, is furnished to a good standard with a spacious, contemporary open plan living space and doors leading to a sun deck with views of Lochearn and the surrounding hills. The accommodation has a double bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom.

    Lochearnhead is an all year round destination and hosts regular activities including Highland Games with a Ceilidh afterwards. It also has a local shop and post office, and two hotels with bars serving food, all within a few minutes’ walk from the lodge. A perfect spot for guests who enjoy outdoor activities, this area is well known for its fishing, water sports and superb walking to suit all abilities, from a gentle stroll along the shore of Loch Earn to Munro and Corbett mountains, with 32 within easy driving distance. If you enjoy cycling, there is a 15-mile circular route around the loch and also challenging mountain bike routes near by. The property is within walking distance of the Rob Roy Way, and the cycle path from Callander to Killin. Should you have a boat or water sport vehicle, then direct access to the pier in front of the cottages is available, for a small additional fee.

    If you prefer a more relaxing time in tranquil surroundings, then Lochearn View Lodge is perfect, enjoy a glass of wine on the decking and savour the views, or enjoy al fresco dining and watching the stars in the evening. Lochearn View Lodge is a great location for a romantic escape for a couple, or a weekend break with friends. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.
    £66
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  • Bridge End Lodge, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    For guests who want to relax, unwind and leave the stresses of everyday life behind this is the ideal location. Bridge End Lodge is furnished to a high standard and guests will find a spacious contemporary open plan living, dining and kitchen area with patio doors leading to a sun deck area with view of the Ochil Hills. The accommodation has a double bedroom with an en-suite toilet, twin bedroom and family shower room.
    There is lots to do right on your door step, you can explore the 5½ acres of landscaped rural countryside, there are leisurely riverside walks, fishing on the River Devon all with spectacular views towards the Ochil Hills. The lodge park is on the outskirts of the conservation village of Dollar and a 5-minute walk will take you into the centre of the village with a good selection of local amenities, fine tea rooms and cafés with home baking, restaurants, galleries and museum. Enjoy walks along the River Devon or a more vigorous walk through the deep gorge of Dollar Glen up to the 500 year old Castle Campbell, the ancient seat of the Duke of Argyll, and where Mary Queen of Scots once lived. For guests who enjoy a round of golf on holidays there are over twenty local golf courses within easy driving distance including the world renowned Gleneagles course which is only 20 minutes’ drive away.
    For outdoor activities the choice is endless, the Ochil Hills provide great scope for hill walking in dramatic glens with peaks such as Ben Cleuch and Dumyat and great for mountain biking. For days out and only 12 miles away is the historic city of Stirling with popular visitor attractions to visit including Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Heritage Centre, restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars and the Marches Shopping Centre, and you can leave the car behind as there is a regular bus service in to the city. If you prefer a more relaxing time in tranquil surroundings then Bridge End Lodge is perfect, enjoy a glass of wine on the decking and enjoy the views, watch the wildlife, dine al fresco and watch the stars in the evening. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £125
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    Stirling, Scotland
    The Orchard (UK7111) and The Paddocks (UK7112) are in a rural location with views, as the names would suggest, over the paddock or the orchard, and beyond. The lodges are very tastefully furnished throughout and offer guests a high level of comfort. Each has an open plan living area with comfortable seating and French doors opening onto a private deck, along with an open plan dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.
    The area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with some amazing walks and cycle tracks straight from your front door. Livery is available if you want to bring your horse or pony on holiday and there is hacking from the property. The town of Dollar is only 1½ miles always and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. This is an perfect location for exploring the area, with many visitor attractions close by including Castle Campbell and The Japanese Garden in Dollar and Scone Palace in Perth. While Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow are all within 40 minutes drive. Beach 21 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.
    £54
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  • Gamekeepers Lodge, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Port of Menteith, Scotland
    Gamekeepers Lodge is the most recent addition to Lakeview Cottages at Mondhui and it must be said that it’s arguably the finest. Hand built by the owners with attention to detail and fine craftsmanship the quality is hard to ignore. Constructed with Siberian Larch and finished with high quality oak the cottage gives a cosy almost log cabin feels yet presents a real guest experience. Situated on a hillside with one of the most beautiful views across the Lake of Menteith and the Trossachs towards the Campsie Hills.
    The open plan living space emphasises the quality timbers used in the build. The bespoke kitchen is handmade again by the owner with impressive precision. Everything you’ll need to prepare, cook, and enjoy a meal is found including everything from quality crockery and glassware to appliances like a dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. At the end of the day the King Size 4 poster bed will be welcome sight and is very comfortable with Egyptian Cotton sheets. Completing the property inside is the shower room, almost a Wet room this space is tiled tastefully and as expected has quality sanitary ware fitted. All of Lakeview Cottages have their own private space and gas BBQ, the private space at Gamekeepers Lodge has arguably the most private position and has the finest, uninterrupted view over Inchmahome Priory and the Lake.
    Mondhui itself has been a settlement since prehistoric times and above the property there are ’cup and rings’ markings. Within the grounds is a duck flighting pond which is ideal for bird watchers and beside the cottage there is a small pond. The area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels, red deer, pine marten and badgers. From the door of the Cottage, you can walk directly up into the Menteith Hills and join the Rob Roy Way with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible. It really is in the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, golf, pony trekking and fishing - the Lake of Menteith is Scotland’s premier trout fishing venue. It is also a great location for those simply wanting to chill out and enjoy the fabulous view of the Lake.
    Nick Nairn’s famous Cook School is only a few minutes’ drive away as is the popular Lake Hotel which serves good food at the Lakeside. This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas or to use as a base to tour central Scotland. Within ten minutes from this Cottage, you can be in Aberfoyle, Callander, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at the David Marshall Lodge or taking a sail on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine. Stirling with its ancient castle is 20 minutes away. Scenic Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, with its charming villages and bays to explore is only half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes’ drive. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive with Perth and Edinburgh just over an hour away. There are many historic buildings, castles, and distilleries to visit in the area.
    Gamekeepers Lodge can be booked together with The Mews (UK5061), The Stable (UK5062) and The Old Barn (UK5871) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
    £167
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  • Garrique Cottage, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Escape into the outdoors and nature at Garrique Cottage. Set in an elevated position on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with breathtaking views over the Stirlingshire countryside to the mountains beyond, this is the ideal location for friends and family to spend time together in this spacious detached cottage. Accessed by a track and situated on a working farm, the cottage is all on one level and is well presented throughout. Extending to over 400 acres, the Garrique property offers a choice ofwoodland walks and the chance to see a variety of birds and animals including deer, hare and red squirrels.
    The bright open plan kitchen, dining and family room is the hub of the cottage with its beamed ceiling and French doors opening onto a south west facing terrace and sheltered garden leading down towards a small burn. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining table is large enough for everyone to sit around. Afterwards retire to the cosy sitting room with panoramic views of Ben Vorlich, Ben Ledi, and the Braes of Doune, curl up by the wood burner and play board games or plan the next day’s activities.
    Offering peace, quiet and comfort, in a rural location with many outdoor activities nearby including fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, road cycling, golf, water sports, woodland and river walks. From your door step you can explore ancient paths to the pretty village of Kippen which can be reached on foot within 45 minutes, and which boasts two gastro pubs, a delicatessen/café and a well stocked village shop
    An ideal location from which to spend time in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park known for its spectacular scenery of lochs, mountains and picturesque villages. For days out there is the historic city of Stirling, with its fabulous castle, museum and wide variety of shops, supermarkets and places to eat. Other local attractions include Blair Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle, and the Bannockburn Experience.
    For guests wanting a to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, Garrique Cottage is the perfect location at any time of year, while its central location makes it a great base for exploring much of Scotland. Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés 4 miles.
    £138
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  • Fiadh Ruadh, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Gartmore, Scotland
    Gartclach is a modern, luxury, 4-bedroom house located within the grounds of Gartclach farm. One in a row of three large, detached houses surrounded by stunning countryside and each with their own enclosed garden where you can sit in the hot tub and enjoy the beautiful views. You may even catch a glimpse of red deer that are regular visitors in the fields surrounding Gartclach Farm. As well as four spacious bedrooms, 2 kingsize, a double and a twin, there is a fantastic games room with a sofa bed. This property can comfortably sleep 10.
    Gartclach farm is located on the edge of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is close to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park making it an excellent location for those who are looking to explore this beautiful countryside. It is a mile from the national cycle network route 7 and is close to numerous popular walks. It is within a 30-minute drive of many local attractions such as Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Go Ape and Blair Drummond Safari Park. Gartclach is also located 22 miles from Glasgow and 17 miles from Stirling city centres and is a 10-20 minute drive to the villages of Buchlyvie, Aberfoyle, Balfron, Drymen and Killearn. These villages cater for local services such as cafes, restaurants, shops, petrol stations and electric car charging points. The property is within walking distance of a café, gift shop and garden centre and 2 miles from Gartmore village, home to a community owned pub and restaurant.
    This property can be booked together with Iora Rua (UK40006) and Fiadh Ruadh (UK40008) to accommodate up to 22 guests.
    £188
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