Holiday House Details
The Steading
Balfron Station
(15 reviews)
From £575 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
2 doubles, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£575£175
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£825£250
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£895£270
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£575£175
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£625£190
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£675£205
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£675£205
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£725£220
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£725£220
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£775£235
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£725£220
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£675£205
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£675£205
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£625£190
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£575£175
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£825£250
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£895£270
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£575£175
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£625£190
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£675£205
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£675£205
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£725£220
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£725£220
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£775£235
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£725£220
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£675£205
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£675£205
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£625£190
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£575£175
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£825£250
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£895£270


Peacefully located on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this characterful house has been sympathetically renovated to create a wonderful holiday retreat. Attention to detail really does make The Steading a special place to stay from exposed original stonework, polished timber floors and exposed beam ceiling.

The double height reception area gives a great feeling of light and space, doors lead out onto picnic area ideal for entertaining in the summer months. It also has a wood burning stove and plenty of sheepskins and blankets for curling up on a winter’s eve with a glass of wine. The Steading has its own private garden with several outdoor eating areas and parking for two cars, backing out onto open fields with only a few cottages as neighbours.

The kitchen is fully equipped and full of character with a great range master with double oven. The dining room is open plan to the kitchen with French doors leading onto the large decking area ideal for barbecues.

The master bedroom is upstairs and features a Juliet balcony and its own shower room. Downstairs there are a further two bedrooms: one twin and a four poster bedroom which share the family bathroom having both a stand alone shower and roll top bath.

The best of both worlds here as it give you access to great country as well as being well located for Glasgow - home of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.



Ground floor:

Kitchen fully equipped with door to rear decked terrace. Dining room with French doors onto garden, large sitting room doors onto front decked terrace. Twin bedroom, four poster room and bathroom (bath, separate shower, WC and WHB)

First floor:

Master double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and WHB.

Welcome pack: Fresh ground coffee, teas, free range eggs and a few little necessities.


  • The villages of Drymen, Killearn, Balfron and Aberfoyle are all within a few miles
  • Stirling 18 miles
  • Glasgow 20 miles
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway parking for two cars
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric Rangemaster with double oven, hob, grill & griddle
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • Garden furniture & picnic table
  • Gas BBQ
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • IPod dock
  • Large Smeg fridge/freezer
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Oil central heating and electricity included
  • Travel cot
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burning stove - starter pack of fuel included
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (15 reviews)
    The Steading reviews
    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 problem as we used the free wifi available whilst out and about. We enjoyed using the log burner.
    Mrs Knight - September 2018
    A wonderpil place to rest during the exploring of scotland
    Mr And Mrs Engel - May 2018
    The Steading is very spacious and well laid out. plenty of space for larger groups. The setting is beautiful, peaceful and quiet but just off the main road so very easy to get about to the local villages and also main arterial routes. Fresh eggs, butter, bread and lots of other lovely goodies left for us which was much appreciated. Really enjoyed our stay.
    Ms Kinkead - April 2018
    This was the second time we have stayed at The Steading and as one the first occasion we were not disappointed. The Steading is like a home from home with everything you could need during your stay. We were greeted with a lovely arrangement of fresh eggs, bread, milk, coffee, granola and wine, such a lovely thought. Claire and Phil leave you alone but are on hand if needed. The bedrooms and bathrooms are top class. The beds very comfortable.
    Mrs Horton - December 2017
    We booked the steading for a week as we were getting married in Kippen. We found it really easy with the online map and got a lovely welcome pack when we arrived. There is loads of room as we had family coming and going all week and the wood burning stove is a great feature with loads of logs available. There was no wifi and to be honest it was great even my two kids didn't mind. Will be back.
    Mr Beaton - May 2017
    Accomodation, large, bright clean and tidy. Located in a beautiful part of the world, not far from Loch Lomond. Loch Katrine worth a visit (beautiful walk or cycle up the side of the loch).. Also Queen Elizabeth Forest Park was excellent and we spent all day there, even stayed relatively dry on a wet day.
    Mrs Cook - August 2016
    Warm welcome from our host, cottage as expected, unfortunately some trouble with heating, but the fire in the stove kept us warm.
    Mr Teneyken - July 2016
    Our third visit to 'the Steading'. It is well set out with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. our only criticism was the lack of hot water for the size of our party. We invited friends to stay the weekend and were disappointed when there was insufficient hot water for them to have a shower in the morning! There was only enough hot water for two showers max.
    Mr Campbell - October 2015
    The steading provided excellent accommodation for a holiday. It has been converted in a very tasteful and comfortable way. It was lovely to arrive to a welcome pack of bread, eggs, butter , coffee and wine. We went on a number of walks in the area and particularly enjoyed the walk which started near the 'Go Ape' outdoor centre. On the walk there was an opportunity to visit a hide where which provided a fantastic view of red squirrals, jays and woodpeckers etc.
    Miss Smith - July 2015
    Really nice cottage, beautifully decorated and well equipped with a lovely kitchen, spacious dining area and cosy living area with wood burner. Our teenage children were able to have the downstairs bedrooms, really peaceful, enjoyed not having constant phone signal, lovely to see swallows nesting under eaves, nice area to sit outside at front of cottage. Owners were really helpful and friendly and when we reported broken toilet cistern they responded straight away and a plumber fixed it within a couple of hours. Kayaking and waterpark at nearby Loch Ard was brilliant and v good value and ice skating at The Peak sports centre in Stirling was a good wet weather option. Our little westie dog also had a lovely holiday and the walks and trails at Aberfoyle Queen Elizabeth park are brilliant plus nice cafe at lodge. Also lovely new parking and picnic areas by Loch Lubnaig. Car is essential to explore.
    Mr Wheater - August 2014
    kitchen is well equipped and a great cooker in the cottage. Fresh linnen and nice cotton duver covers and all looking very nice and tasteful.
    Ms Amorison - July 2014
    Delightfully appointed renovated barn. Close to Loch Lomond. Balmaha about twenty minutes drive. Walks from there to Conic Hill, and, further along the east side of the loch, from Salochy to a view point over the loch. Excellent ice cream in Cafe St Mocha. We took the mail boat from Balmaha around the islands with lunch in Inchmullin. Just one drawback - you need a car to get anywhere interesting.
    Mrs Winter - May 2014
    Lovely cottage with all the amenities that you might expect from a modern barn conversion together with some lively touches. Hosts are just next door and very friendly and helpful; gave us a good recommendation for local pub/eatry with the Cross Keys at Kippen (10mins drive) but otherwise left us pretty much to ourselves. Welcome pack of coffee, milk, cereal, bread, scones, butter, jam, wine, etc. most welcome and useful.
    Dr Carver - April 2014
    The accommodation was clean, and had everything at hand. There was games, books, DVD but there was no WiFi and we couldn't get any phone signal. The bedrooms were roomy but there was no wardrobe in Master Bedroom so we had nowhere to hang our Shirts, blouses or dresses and we had to leave these on the floor along with our trousers. In the brochure it didnt mention that the property is up a private road that is a tractor lane. Apart from that we liked it and it was value for money
    Owners Response: "From Cottages and Castles - this property is not advertised as having wifi."
    Mrs Jones - August 2013
    When arrived at the Steading on a cold, wet November evening we found that the owner had lit the stove for us, and put on the heating, so the cottage was very warm and comfortable. She had also left a welcome pack with milk etc. which was very helpful. The cottage was very well equipped and decorated to a very high standard. We had no problems with the hot water, as a previous tenant had experienced. There was good outdoor space, perfect for eating in the Summer, and good walks immediately outside. There is also a Forest Park a short drive away with a wide variety of walks, and other outdoor pursuits. The cottage had everything you would need for a holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
    Mrs Murray - November 2012

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    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands