Self catering

Self-catering rental accommodation
ideal for walking, wildlife, central Scotland
Sleeping 6 to 8

View from Garrique Cottage
Garrique Cottage Location map

Garrique Cottage
Kippen
near Stirling
Scotland

Hill walking, bird and animal watching, touring historic Scotland, hard tennis court

Pond near the cottage

Garrique Cottage is 500 feet up on the slopes of the Gargunnock Hills with a stream and woodland on one side (left) and an open prospect with wonderful views across Flanders Moss to the mountains of the Highlands (above).

From the cottage you can set off on walks through woodland and over grassland and moors on ancient footpaths. There are old homesteads and Bronze age remains scattered round these hills, for people have lived here for thousands of years. On the path to the waterfall The Spout of Ballochleam an old map says: "Brass armour, spears and bones found here."

Scotland: Gargunnock Hills behind Garrique Cottage

The cottage is separated by trees from The Garrique where owners Fiona and Nander Robertson live and farm the surrounding land. This is a quiet, peaceful and wild place where deer visit and where you may catch a glimpse of peregrine falcons wheeling above.

Kippen is 4 miles by car, or a 2 mile walk along old paths. It has two pubs (and good food) a delicatessen, butcher, etc. Stirling is 20 minutes, and Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth are under an hour away. If you are looking for a comfortable self-catering cottage near Stirling in the middle of Scotland, yet remote and above it all, and surrounded by nature - this is the place to be.

Accommodation:

Sitting room Sitting room
Sitting room

Above, left and right;
The Sitting Room has panoramic views of Ben Vorlich, Ben Ledi and the Braes of Doune, and on a clear day you can see Ben More and Stobinian. Even the postman stops to enjoy the outlook!
The Sitting Room has a woodburning stove, and a comfortable sofa bed ( 4' 6"), as well as TV, DVD player, lots of books and board games.

Double Bedroom Bunk bedroom

Left and right;
Bunk Bedroom (sturdy 6' by 3' bunks, not suitable for under 5's) and Double bedroom (5' bed)

Below;
Bathroom (shower above), Shower-room and Twin Bedroom.

A door can be closed to make the Twin Bedroom and Shower-room into a suite.

There is also a third wc.

Twin Bedroom Shower room Bathroom

Kitchen-Dining-Family room:

Below left and right;
The Kitchen-dining-family room ( 33' x 13') has a beamed ceiling, and huge windows. French doors open out to a south facing patio and sheltered garden leading down to a small burn and pond (- parents of small children please note).

  • electric oven
  • gas hob
  • microwave oven
  • fridge
  • dishwasher
  • fridge/freezer and washing machine in the adjoining utility room.
Kitchen Dining Room area Kitchen Dining Room area
Guests' comments Visitors' Comments for La Garrique

Tariff:

The patio area

£300 to £675 self-catering rental per week sleeping 6 to 8.
The weekly rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday. Guests welcomed from 4 pm.

Prices include electricity and central heating, logs for the woodburning stove and linen. Towels can be hired.

Garrique Cottage is heated by geo-thermal energy.

No smoking and no pets please.

Right; The patio. The Garrique's newly renovated hard tennis court is available for use.

To enquire or to book:

Golfers may like to know there are plenty
of good local golf courses including
Callander, Aberfoyle and Balfron.

Please tell Fiona and Nander you found
Garrique Cottage through About Scotland!

Please contact:
Fiona Robertson

The Garrique,
by Kippen
Stirling, FK8 3JN
Scotland, UK

Tel: 01786 870440
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1786 870440

Map of the area:

Map of central Scotland and location of the cottage

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