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.

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    Brig o'Turk, Scotland
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    This spacious, detached holiday cottage is set in the pretty hamlet of Brig O’ Turk in the heart of the Trossachs National Park and is perfect for friends or family who want to spend time together in this beautiful location. From the front door, there are endless miles of footpaths and cycle trails to explore in Glen Finglas and the surrounding area, and for the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. Trout fishing can be enjoyed on the nearby loch and river and licences can be obtained from the local post office. There are activities for all ages to pursue, including sailing and boat trips on local lochs, castles, visitor attractions, heritage centres and whisky distilleries. The location is also perfect for golfing enthusiasts with several local courses close by and the famous Gleneagles course only 40 minutes drive.
    This picturesque area has been attracting visitors for centuries, which was once part of a royal deer forest where kings hunted, steeped in history with stories of cattle drovers and whisky smugglers. Sir Walter Scott wrote poetry about its beauty and there is the John Ruskin and the Glasgow Boys Trail to follow in the hamlet.
    The highland town of Callander is only five minutes’ drive and ideal for picking up supplies with a variety of shops, tearooms, restaurants and bars. If you are worn out after exploring the area you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and enjoy the views, or curl up in front of the open fire on cooler days. Pub and Restaurant 500 yards.
    £99
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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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  • Glenbeagles Lodge, StirlingInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Just a short 10-minute walk from the picturesque town of Dollar, this charming one-bedroom lodge offers a cosy retreat with breathtaking views overlooking the majestic Ochil Hills. The lodge offers a perfect and peaceful relaxing retreat, inviting guests to unwind and immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the Scottish countryside. Sit and enjoy the views across the fields and hills from the large decking where you can eat al fresco or immerse in the next best seller. Inside, the lodge boasts a kingsize bedroom, a cosy living area with a fireplace, a well-equipped modern kitchen, and a bathroom with some complimentary toiletries.
    Dollar, a quaint and historic town, offers an array of activities to make your stay truly memorable. Wander through the charming streets, lined with traditional Scottish architecture and inviting cafés. Don’t miss a visit to Dollar Glen, a picturesque nature reserve with enchanting woodland walks and serene waterfalls, ideal for leisurely strolls and picnics. For those seeking to explore beyond Dollar, the vibrant city of Stirling is a short drive away. Stirling Castle, a historic fortress perched atop a hill, offers an immersive journey into Scotland’s rich history. The Battle of Stirling Bridge Visitor Centre provides insight into the legendary battle fought by William Wallace.
    A leisurely walk around the city unveils captivating architecture and a bustling arts scene. For adrenaline junkies, book a flight at Balado airport or try skiing at Fir Park dry slope. Quad bikes, high ropes course, archery, shooting, watersports and numerous other activities are all available within a 45-minute drive. Back in Dollar, golf enthusiasts can tee off at the Dollar Golf Club, an 18-hole course boasting stunning panoramas of the surrounding hills. After a day of exploration, indulge in traditional Scottish cuisine at local eateries, savouring hearty dishes and locally sourced ingredients.
    £65
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  • Rossburn, StirlingInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Buchlyvie, Scotland
    This beautifully renovated cottage is located in the quiet village of Buchlyvie, close to Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and is perfect for families or friends who want to explore the local area. The cottage has two bedrooms, one a double and the other a kingsize and a lovely shower room. The open plan living/dining/kitchen has large patio doors opening out into a well-tended private garden with views over the fields.
    Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs, this cottage offers lovely views. In the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible. This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, both of which pass close by.
    Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond? Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip. The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area.
    Beach 23½ miles. Well stocked local shop, pub and takeaway are a 5-minute walk away.
    £80
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  • Castle Campbell View, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Located on the north side of Dollar Lodge Park with stunning, ever changing views over a neighbouring farm and the town of Dollar towards Castle Campbell and the Ochil Hills. This gorgeous holiday home will provide guests with a great home away from home to either enjoy a peaceful break with walks along the River Devon and relaxing on the back deck, or basing yourselves for an action packed trip enjoying the attractions of nearby Stirling, Falkirk, activities throughout Fife and Perthshire. This is definitely one of those ideal locations due to the central position and excellent road network allowing travel by car to both Edinburgh and Glasgow within an hour.

    The lodge is ideal for either a family or two couples. There are two bedrooms, one fitted as a small twin and the larger room with kingsize bed and en-suite toilet. The main living space is positioned to enjoy that stunning view and with French doors that open to a decking area for those sunny days, it’s ideal for enjoying the breeze or even just watching the colours change. The dining space and kitchen are open to the living room, ideal for those yummy meals either before or after a day out, or enjoying something that perhaps will have been delivered from one of the local takeaway restaurants. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare and enjoy your meals. The main shower room completes the property and has a larger shower base providing a taste of luxury. The presentation is modern and tasteful, the owners have created an environment where a laid back quality of life can be enjoyed at the forefront of their thoughts and intentions.

    The small town, or large village of Dollar is a charming and pretty place in the ’Wee County’ of Clackmannanshire. Nearby the city of Stirling is home to the castle and National Wallace Monument. Both provide a superb day out, and the view from both out towards the Trossachs and Loch Lomond is frankly one of the most beautiful in the country. Golfers will enjoy tours of the local courses and some a little further afield. Gleneagles is surprisingly nearby and the resort boasts a number of additional attractions, activities and restaurants. Take a day trip to St Andrews on the East Coast and stop off on some of the small towns and villages along the way. This is where you’re guaranteed to stumble across a few hidden treasures of either shops or eateries that let you experience proper Scotland.
    £96
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  • Craigmuick Cottage, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Set in a unique location in the middle of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Craigmuick Cottage is perfect for guests wanting a holiday in a superb, secluded location. Your journey to the cottage will take you through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond into The Trossachs National Park, where the cottage, accessed via a forestry metal gate and a forestry track with pot holes, is set in one and a half acres of landscaped and natural woodland. Due to the location you can enjoy a peaceful holiday without any mobile phone coverage, although you can still keep in touch with loved ones and make calls via the Wi-Fi. The bubbling River Duchray passes by at the side of the grounds, and the area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels and red deer. The cottage is located just 2 miles from Aberfoyle where you can pick up supplies from the local supermarket and a delicatessen with an award-winning butcher. You can also enjoy the good selection of eating places.
    Dating back to the 1800s, the property was once the home of Scottish poet William Glen (1783-1826). The cottage has been lovingly renovated and furnished to a very good standard, keeping some of the original features alongside contemporary and excellent quality fittings. The spacious property can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. On the ground floor, the spacious and airy open plan living area boasts a traditional stone fireplace with an Aga wood burner in the living room, and is just the place to relax on a chilly evening. The dining area with a large table is the perfect spot for the whole group to sit together at breakfast and plan the day’s activities. The contemporary kitchen offers excellent quality appliances including a range cooker, and is thoughtfully equipped with everything you will need to prepare a family meal or a celebration dinner. Just off the kitchen is a spacious utility room with laundry facilities, handy for hanging wet coats and storing muddy boots. There is also a cloakroom and double bedroom with en-suite facilities. A great bonus for families with children of all ages is the TV/playroom, complete with a cosy seating area and a selection of board games, DVDs and books. On the first floor, guests will find four spacious bedrooms, two of which offer en-suite facilities, a large family bathroom with twin wash hand basins and a walk-in shower.
    Stepping out into the garden, the patio is perfect for al fresco dining and playing games, and in the evening, star gazing in the forest. If you can tear yourself away from the cottage, you are in the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits. From your front door there are miles of forest tracks to explore on foot or bike. The area is great for hill walking, mountain biking, golf, pony trekking and fishing on the lochs. For days out, Stirling with its historic monuments, ancient castle and shopping centre is a mere 25 minutes’ drive. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, has charming villages and bays to explore, and is just half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes away, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive, and Perth and Edinburgh are just over an hour away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    £368
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    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.
    £190
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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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    Aberfoyle, Scotland
    Perfect for a relaxing break, Inchrie Holiday Cottages lie in the heart of magnificent scenery. With lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. Located in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and surrounded by breath-taking scenery, Inchrie Holiday Cottages are the perfect location for couples, friends and families to spend time together.

    This area is known for its spectacular scenery of lochs, mountains and picturesque villages and for guests who enjoy outdoor activities, you couldn’t be in a better location. From your front door you have access to miles of footpaths and cycle tracks through the forest and surrounding countryside. Nearby Loch Ard is perfect for watersports and a popular spot for wild swimming. Aberfoyle is just a short walk and the picturesque holiday village has some interesting local shops as well as a supermarket, butchers, cafés and restaurants if you are planning to eat out on your holiday.

    There is so much to do for all ages, relaxing walks in the countryside or head off to the local golf club which has one of the most scenic courses in Scotland. There are other local courses within an hour’s drive including the championship Gleneagles resort. Take a cruise at Loch Katrine on the historic steam boat ‘SS Sir Walter Scott’, with various events including firework displays and pirate cruises or cycle along loch side, ideal for families without traffic. Explore Stirling just under an hour’s drive and there is a wealth of historic and cultural attractions as well as good shopping, bars and restaurants. For younger guests the Wool Centre in Aberfoyle and Blair Drummond Safari Park have much to keep them amused. Whisky lovers can visit one of the many distilleries in the area, sampling some of the finest whiskies in Scotland. The cities of Perth and Glasgow can be reach in just over an hour’s drive and Edinburgh is hour and a half for spending time at the festival or exploring the city. Faodail can be booked together with Craigmore View (UK34220), Forth View (UK34217) and Fascadail (UK34219) for up to 16 guests.
    £55
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  • Salmon Leap Lodge, StirlingInstant Book Overlay Image
    Ideal as a romantic escape for a couple or a weekend break, Salmon Leap Lodge is an immaculately presented detached lodge and an ideal base for couples to explore the stunning countryside and small villages at the foot of the Ochil Hills. This bright accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples and friends. All on one level, it offers a main open plan living space with French doors opening onto decking and a small lawn, an ideal spot for al fresco dining or relaxing with a glass of wine. The main living area has comfortable seating and is the hub of the lodge, and the well-equipped kitchen is the perfect space for preparing a celebration meal. There are two very attractively presented bedrooms (a double bedroom and single bedroom) with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings, and a shower room completes the picture.
    Situated on a small lodge park with 5½ acres of landscaped rural countryside to explore, you can enjoy leisurely riverside walks and fishing on the River Devon, all with spectacular views towards the Ochil Hills. The property is set on the outskirts of the attractive conservation village of Dollar, which is 5 minutes’ walk away. The village has a good selection of local amenities, cafés with home baking, restaurants, a pub, galleries and a museum. You are spoilt for choice for walks and can either take a gentle stroll along the River Devon or a more vigorous walk through a deep gorge of Dollar Glen up to the 500-year-old Castle Campbell. Or pack a picnic and visit the Japanese Gardens at Cowden with its woodland walks and beautiful garden.
    There are over twnety local golf courses within easy driving distance, including the world renowned Gleneagles course which is only 20 minutes’ drive away, making Salmon Leap Lodge a great base for a golfing holiday. The Ochil Hills provide great scope for hill walking in dramatic hills and glens and is great for mountain biking.
    The historic city of Stirling is only 12 miles away with its magnificent castle and popular visitor attractions, including the Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Heritage Centre. If you prefer to leave the car behind, there is a regular bus service into the city.
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