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The Steading - Balfron Station

Balfron Station, Stirling and Clackmannanshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous cottage with original stonework, polished timber floors and exposed beams
  • Idyllic location on the edge of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • BBQ and decked picnic area for summery evening meals
  • Spacious and sociable double-height reception area
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and Juliet balcony
  • Plenty of rural walks the dog will love right on your doorstep
Property code: CA374

This lovingly restored stone cottage offers indulgent holiday accommodation for families, couples or groups of friends celebrating a special occasion. Relax with your loved ones in the heart of the Scottish countryside for a getaway to remember.

In the heart of the countryside, this smart barn conversion seamlessly blends original features and modern design creating the perfect place for families or friends to escape the stresses of day-to-day life.

There’s a lovely fluid layout in this charming cottage, with the inside and outside space flowing beautifully together. Inside, the welcoming living room is where everyone will gather, cosy under the Scottish tartan blankets with the wood burner roaring, or getting competitive with a board game on the table. The high ceiling gives a nice airy feel, and French doors open onto the front garden with decking and a picnic table, plus a BBQ on hand. The farmhouse-style kitchen has a Belfast sink, Smeg fridge/freezer and a dishwasher, as well as an electric range oven with a hob and a griddle – a dream for kids who prefer pancakes to black pudding for breakfast. The user-friendly design with a central island has a good amount of counter space with a handy washing machine underneath, and doors open onto a rear garden with decking and furniture. There’s a dining room for six, with French doors that also open onto the front BBQ decking, so in the warm summer months, the house can be opened right up, great for entertaining.

The main bathroom on the ground floor has both bath and separate shower, and bedrooms are light and bright with crisp white linens and a dash of Scottish style in the blankets and the sheepskin rugs. A stylish four-poster double and a twin room are downstairs, and the master bedroom is on the first floor. Accessed via stairs from the living room, it has a mezzanine balcony, and an en-suite shower room.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite with shower and WC 
  • Double oven, hob, grill, griddle, large Smeg fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
  • Welcome pack with freshly ground coffee, teas and free-range eggs
  • Wood burner – log starter pack provided
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Private garden with large lawn
  • Parking for 2 cars in driveway
  • 2 dogs
  • Nearest pub 4 miles

It's just 7 miles up the road to Aberfoyle where there's a host of things to do – from the high rope courses at Go Ape, to a range of walking and cycling routes around Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Spot squirrels and birds from the wildlife hide, take a kayak out onto Loch Ard, and enjoy a tasty lunch at the visitor centre lodge. Older kids (and the young at heart) will love the Total Wipeout-style waterpark on the north shore of the loch, 10 miles from the house. Head to Balmaha, 8 miles away, for some beautiful loch-side walks on the West Highland Way which extends 20 miles along the loch edge to Inverarnan before winding inland right up to Fort William. Loch Lomond Aquarium sits at the bottom of the loch, around 13 miles from the cottage, and always makes for a nice day out, especially for younger children. Stirling, 18 miles away, offers a spot of retail therapy, as well as being a rainy day option when a trip to the cinema, or ice rink is in order. There's also a good art gallery and museum in the town centre. And if you're craving a taste of city life, then historic Glasgow is just 20 miles away.

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


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Reviewed by Peter 3rd February 2020

Ideal location for exploring the west side of Loch Lomond and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Reviewed by Mrs Phillips August 2019

Comfortable, peaceful property, full of character, yet modern, finished to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Mr Schiller June 2019

Very nice accomodation

Reviewed by Miss Brace May 2019

Delightful property with everything a family needs set in some beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Mrs Knight September 2018

The kitchen was very well equipped and cooking from scratch was easy, also there was some lovely coffee, cereal etc left to welcome us. There is a problem with the water supply to the bathrooms which is remedied by resetting the fuse box,we had to remember to do this before taking a shower or bath. There is no WIFI which wasn't too much of a probleRead morem as we used the free wifi available whilst out and about. We enjoyed using the log burner. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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