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29 Log Cabins in Stirlingshire

In central Scotland close to the Highlands, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Stirlingshire is an ideal base to explore the vast range of Scottish heritage.  Whether it’s to visiting battlefields, like Bannockburn or historic houses such as Linthgow Palace or simply for fishing, walking or sight seeing there is plenty to keep you occupied.

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Mount Stewart Lodge 6

Forth and Endrick, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Mount Stewart Lodge From £1691 Availability

Mount Stewart lodge can sleep a maximum of 6 people and is situated on the picturesque Loch Lomond Lodges resort in Balmaha. The property boasts two bedrooms with zip and link mattresses meaning they can be set up as either a twin or a double. Each bedroom comes with its own en-suite bathroom and a scenic balcony. There is a double sofa bed in the sitting area which can accommodate a further 2 people. The bathrooms come with a bath and a separate steam shower. 

In the main part of the lodge there is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven and fridge/freezer and a separate utility space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The living room is open plan and a great place to relax and watch TV. Outside there is a patio area with a luxury hot tub - the perfect place to enjoy the views.

There is lots to do nearby, boat hire can be arranged through reception and fishing rod or tackle sets can be purchased. You can also book a spa appointment which will take place in the privacy of your lodge. 

On River Bank, Beautiful Views 5

Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland

On River Bank, Beautiful Views From £671 Availability

Our lovely log cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, overlooking a river a stroll from the beautiful highland village of Strathyre. Nestled amongst mountains with magical woods and scenic lochs, you’ll find yourself immersed in the best rugged beauty and wild landscapes that the Trossachs National Park has to offer. This is a location where you can truly unwind and enjoy life’s simple pleasures but once refreshed and restored, it provides a great base for exploring. The open beamed accommodation is over two floors offering a comfortable lounge with log burner, dining area, modern kitchen and shower room on the ground floor. This open plan layout is great for allowing everyone to interact whilst catering and kids can escape upstairs. A spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms, the double bedroom has a lovely balcony with a splendid outlook to the mountains and seating for enjoying your morning coffee or to take in some amazing star gazing. The triple bedroom has fabulous views over the river and towards the village. The wonderful wood burning stove is the focal point, radiating warmth throughout and adding to the rustic alpine ambience. A veritable home from home, we can't think of anything you might miss. We provide logs for your stay and our cupboards are well stocked with all your kitchen staples. Even in poor weather there's plenty of entertainment with smart tvs, fibre broadband and a great selection of dvds, Wii, Playstation and board games. Set in a tranquil picturesque estate, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it's a great place to relax and just drink in the scenery. Red squirrels are frequent visitors to our bird feeders. Children love exploring the grounds which offer lots of space to run around enjoying the wild, rural countryside. Around the cabin there are extensive grassy areas and the River Balvaig flows by our door where you can cast a line. You are licensed to use two rods from the river bank, mostly for brown trout. There's a little shingle beach by the cabin where you can launch kayaks, with nearby sailing and other watersports at Loch Earn. The cabin is also in a superb location for cycling so bring (or hire) bikes here since the tracks leave right from the door. You can take up the Bliss Trail from here - an award winning sculpture trail. If walking's your thing, you have access to gentle walks along the loch or to the neighbouring village of Balquhidder or more challenging hikes uphill! The woods around Strathyre are dog heaven too! The Cabin is located very close to local amenities with shop/off licence, three lively hostelries, cafe, etc, just a short stroll away. For families, there's a playpark, tennis/recreation ground and an indoor pool/spa, sports courts and climbing wall in the bustling Trossachs metropolis of Callander with its plentiful tearooms and shops. Safari park, wildlife centres and working/petting farm are just a short drive. Water sports centres and canoe and bike hire nearby. Indeed, all the sporting and wildlife watching opportunities of the national park are easily accessible. There's all manner of sighting opportunities with bushcraft, tracking, navigation and wildlife observation days available or you could try a landrover safari outing to spot deer or maybe an eagle. The area offers a wide range of activities for families and children, including: Junior Ranger trails and Bushman fun in the forest. Wilderness trails, Twilight walk, Bike Hire, Canoe Safari and Geocaching and much more. 'Total Wipeout' fans can don a wetsuit and have a go at conquering an iceberg themselves at 'Go Country' and for a bit of monkey business there's 'Go Ape', an aerial treetop walkway with UK's biggest zip wire. Excellent golf courses afford fantastic views and pony trekking can be arranged. For foodies, a visit to Monachyle Mhor and Mhor 84 (Scottish gastropub of the year with its weekly folk sessions) in Balquhidder glen (2 mile walk) is a must (as well as their fish and bakery outposts in Callander). Strathyre is well served locally having three pubs, all serving great food, cafe and even an ice cream parlour in the village. The cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth are easily reached and it's perfectly possible to visit a west coast island, Glencoe or Loch Ness for the day. With numerous delightful villages and attractive towns to visit, you'll find a myriad of sights to see and things to do. There are umpteen delightful days out to different lochs but of special note is the paddle steamer around Loch Katrine or a cruise on Loch Lomond. Uncover the history by visiting an impressive selection of castles and don't miss Rob Roy's grave when you're in the heart of his homeland.

Osprey Lodge 4

Stirlingshire, Scotland

Osprey Lodge From £575 Availability

Osprey lodge is situated on the Highland Lodges estate, on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart just outside the village of Crianlarich. Highland Lodges is a beautiful resort with stunning lake and mountain views. The location is excellent for outdoor pursuits and the resort keeps a selection of bikes, boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to hire free of charge.

Osprey lodge has two bedrooms, (1 double, 1 twin) and an open plan dining/living/kitchen area. The sitting area contains large comfortable leather sofas, a TV and a DVD player. In the corner there is a dining area containing a table seating 4 people. The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with oven, dishwasher, kettle toaster and kitchen utensils. There is 1 family bathroom and a patio area outside with outdoor furniture as well as a private balcony.

Otter Lodge 4

Stirlingshire, Scotland

Otter Lodge From £722 Availability

Otter Lodge is situated on the Highland Lodges estate, on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart just outside the village of Crianlarich. Highland Lodges is a beautiful resort with stunning lake and mountain views. The location is excellent for outdoor pursuits and the resort keeps a selection of bikes, boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to hire free of charge.

Otter lodge boasts unparalleled views of Ben More and occupies the most secluded location on the Highland Lodges estate. The property features an open plan living space with kitchen, living and dining space and has 1 family bathroom. There are 2 bedrooms in total, 1 double bedroom and a twin bedroom. The living area has french doors leading out onto the decking area where you'll find outdoor furniture and a private grassy area.

Pinemarten Lodge 4

Stirlingshire, Scotland

Pinemarten Lodge From £982 Availability

Pinemarten Lodge is situated on the Highland Lodges estate, on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart just outside the village of Crianlarich. Highland Lodges is a beautiful resort with stunning lake and mountain views. The location is excellent for outdoor pursuits and the resort keeps a selection of bikes, boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to hire free of charge. Your host, Cameron and his outstanding team have excellent local knowledge and are always on hand to help plan guests itineraries. 

Pinemarten lodge consists of two bedrooms, (1 double, 1 twin) a large dining area, a living area and a kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and features an oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and kettle - there is even a coffee machine. The living area is also well-appointed with all the latest mod-cons including unlimited Wi-Fi, an Nintendo Wii and SKY TV.

There is 1 family bathroom with a shower over the bath and an en-suite bathroom off of the master bedroom. To the front of the lodge there is a great decking area where you can relax and take in the magnificent views.

Raven Lodge 4

Stirlingshire, Scotland

Raven Lodge From £745 Availability

Our log cabins on the Highland Lodges estate are situated on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart just outside the village of Crianlarich. The views over the mountains, loch and surrounding glen are awe inspiring and can be appreciated from the comfort of your own log cabin. The location is excellent for outdoor pursuits and the resort keeps a selection of bikes, boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to hire free of charge.

Raven lodge has a traditional Scottish feel with tartan sofas and a cosy and comfortable timber clad interior. The living area containing a flat screen TV and DVD player and boasts large french doors leading out onto the decking area where you'll find lots of outdoor furniture. The kitchen is fully equipped and decorated with dark blue cabinets. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and hob. There are 2 bedrooms in total 1 double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a twin room which has use of the family bathroom.

Stalker Lodge 2

Trossachs and Teith, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Stalker Lodge From £623 Availability

Stalker lodge is situated on the Highland Lodges estate, on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart just outside the village of Crianlarich. Highland Lodges is a beautiful resort with stunning lake and mountain views. The location is excellent for outdoor pursuits and the resort keeps a selection of bikes, boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to hire free of charge.

Stalker lodge is nice and cosy with room to sleep 2 people. Perfect as a romantic holiday escape, Stalker boasts a sizeable open plan living space with a fitted kitchen and breakfast bar. The sitting area is equipped with a dining room table and chairs and 2 comfortable tartan sofas. There is 1 family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.

Guests at the Highland Lodges estate have access to 5 miles of salmon and trout fishing and can borrow a canoe free of charge to explore the loch.

Teith Farmhouse 8

Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Teith Farmhouse From £1613 Availability

Forming part of a farm courtyard, this 19th-century cottage is available to hire on a self-catered basis for a group of up to 8 guests. Recently refurbished the cottage now offers comfortable and traditional accommodation to a modern standard. The open plan living and dining area is a large welcoming space for everyone to relax. The well-equipped kitchen will cater well for this group size. The bedrooms are all twin-bedded rooms with their own shower room. The spacious games room provides perfect entertainment for all ages. The main section of the cottage has oil fired central heating, with the living room and one of the twin room sections with electric heating. It has been modernised and refurbished to a high standard. With gardens to the front and the farm to the rear, this is a delightful big cottage to enjoy a rural holiday. Situated in a quiet rural setting, though being close to Stirling, there is parking available for 4 cars and it also has access to an outdoor tennis court.

There is one large living space which is split between the seating area and the dining space. The seating area looks like a classic elegant sitting room you would find in a country house rather than a cottage, with comfortable sofas and armchairs and prints of game birds on the walls. With a warming wood-burning stove and TV, this is a lovely setting to be entertained in. In the converted garage space which adjoins to the cottage is a games room/sporting room, which houses a table tennis table, wood-burning stove and is adorned with antlers, taxidermy and rod holders for fishing rods. There is also access to a tennis court within the grounds.

The kitchen is beyond the living space in the centre of the house, and it is a classic rectangular space, which has been well designed to maximise workspace and storage. With four electric hobs and oven, along with the microwave, there is plenty of cooking capacity for the numbers involved. A dishwasher and fridge/freezer are located in the kitchen, whilst a chest freezer can be made available in the games room. There is one large living space which is split between the seating area and the dining space. This dining section is elegantly set-up, with a fine dining table that can seat up to 8 people, surrounded by a dresser and antique pictures on the wall.

Set on a working farm, it is surrounded by fields. Located 10 miles from Stirling, a few miles away from Doune, this property is centrally positioned, being only 46 miles from Edinburgh and 36 miles from Glasgow. With a general store and additional shops in Doune, major supermarkets can be found in Stirling. Blair Drummond Safari Park is nearby and is a perfect day out for families. Stirling Castle, Doune Castle and the Wallace Monument are within easy reach. Fishing is available on the Teith. There are many golf courses in the area, including Gleneagles. The nearest distillery is Springston Distillery.

Yew House 14

Stirlingshire, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Yew House From £15050 Availability

Enjoying a fascinating history and standing in splendour, the luxurious Scottish retreat Yew House sits in 450 acres of gardens on the edge of the charming village of Kippen in Stirlingshire. It boasts seven lavish bedroom suites, sensational living spaces, a high-end kitchen, a games room, a glorious Victorian walled garden with alfresco dining and an outdoor kitchen, a hot tub and a fabulous air of sophistication and grandeur. Now owned by the third baronet of Rossie, Sir James Hutchison, the house has been occupied by his family for over one hundred years. Sir James’ maternal great-grandfather, Archibald Colville ran the largest steel works in Scotland, David Colville & Sons. It is understood that during the 1920’s his wife was said to be the first person to host ‘cocktail parties’ in Scotland with Fortnum & Mason commissioned to entertain the guests in lavish style. The Fortnum & Mason carriage would be sent on the overnight train from London to Scotland where on arrival at Stirling Station, the horse drawn carriage would head to the house for the evening’s glamorous entertainment. The original Georgian House stands in the grounds of an old monastic sanctuary said to be linked to Inchmahome Priory on the island of Inchmahome in the nearby Lake of Menteith. The giant yew tree next to the house was planted by the Augustinian Canons that lived there nearly eight hundred years ago. The tree in listed in John Lowe’s 1897 book ‘The Yew Trees of Great Britain and Ireland.

Kippen is an enchanting village in West Stirlingshire which lies between the Gargunnock Hills and the Fintry Hills, overlooking the Carse of Forth. The village is nine miles west of Stirling, twenty miles north of Glasgow and only forty five minutes from Edinburgh airport. Yew House is a fifteen minute walk from the centre of the village where guests can enjoy two cosy, atmospheric pubs and restaurants, a local shop, a butcher and a lovely delicatessen. Though you may like to stay put in this characterful home and its phenomenal grounds, there are plenty of attractions close by including the Blair Drummond Safari Park, Inchmahome Priory and the Lake of Menteith, Doune Ponds, Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Golf Club, Doune and Sterling Castles, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Golfers may also want to fit in a round of golf at Gleneagles. The beauty of Yew House is that it is totally private and perfect for a special occasion yet everything is on the doorstep.  

Yew House enjoys elegant, period decor. You feel so special when you arrive and tour the house. The living spaces are beautifully finished and you will realise immediately that you will make magical holiday memories in this exquisite home. The magnificent drawing room boasts plush velvet sofas and chairs, lavish rugs, vintage furniture and a truly fabulous feature fireplace. It is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or a late night glass of whisky by the fire. Lavish drapes fall by the beautiful, enormous sash windows that drown this fabulous room in natural light and offer spectacular garden views. A wonderful chandelier drops from the intricate ceiling rose. The library is another wonder in deep red tones with sumptuous sofas surrounded by leather-bound books. You may want to disappear with the Sunday newspapers and a cup of tea to this characterful room. You will dine in style in the Victorian dining room which comfortably seats all of the guests in your party. It offers an ambience of bygone splendour. With a wall of rich wooden cabinetry, vintage rugs, warm decor, a feature fireplace, gorgeous period features and another set of enormous sash windows, the room is absolutely perfect for a celebration feast. The kitchen is sensational, a superb, sociable space with exquisite cabinetry, a central island with stools, a butler’s sink, an aga, an induction hob, a double oven, an American styled fridge freezer, wine coolers and a Nespresso coffee machine. The chefs in your group will be in awe of this magnificent space and its top notch appliances. It even enjoys an adjoining scullery. If you have some emails you need to catch up on, the ground floor is also home to an office as well as a delightful garden room and a handy cloakroom.

The games room is in the basement, a fun space with a table tennis table, darts and board games. It is ideal for some healthy competition and a likely den if you have teenagers with you.

Five sumptuous bedroom suites, including the glorious master, are located on the first floor and a further two on the second. Every room enjoys its own style and character. You will discover bold painted panels, delicate wallpapers, vintage furniture, opulent soft furnishings and the comfiest of beds. There are two rooms with kingsize beds, two with doubles, one with twins and two with flexible sleeping so you can choose if you have twins or large doubles. The master enjoys access to a balcony which offers far-reaching views of the garden. Though the house may be ancient, the bathrooms are luxurious and immaculate. They offer a mixture of gorgeous slipper baths, contemporary walk-in showers and beautiful tiling.

The grounds of Yew House are simply astonishing. Brimming with ancient, towering trees, meadows, a stream, lush lawns, topiary and mature borders, you can wander for hours enjoying its beauty. The Victorian Walled Garden is stunning and now the home of a new outdoor kitchen, alfresco dining area, hot tub and shower. Just imagine, popping a few champagne corks and lazing in the nine seater hot tub with beautiful gardens all around! The outdoor kitchen comes with a gas barbecue, perfect for the barbecue masters in your holiday group to cook a feast. There are some delightful games for family fun including croquet, boules and swingball.

Yew House offers privacy and luxury in equal measures. It is captivating, luxurious and supremely comfortable. You will feel a little as though you have stepped back in time! There is something for everyone both at the house and close by. Horse riding, watersports, fishing, hiking, visiting historical sites, mountain biking, cycling, hunting, archery, shopping and gourmet dining can all easily be on the agenda.

Yew House is nestled in a 450 acre estate surrounded by nature. It sits on the edge of the pretty village of Kippen which offers two wonderful pubs and a few shops which are within walking distance of the house.

The historic city of Stirling is nearby on the River Forth, surrounded by rich farmland. Once the capital of Scotland, the city is dominated by Stirling Castle, a fabulous visitor attraction. The castle boasts a Royal Palace, the Chapel Royal, the Regimental Museum and lots for young ones. From its dramatic rocky eyre, the fortress definitely rewards your stroll along Stirling’s cobbled main street with spectacular views over the stunning Stirlingshire countryside. Stirling is home to some of Scotland’s most epic events which you will learn about when visiting its historic attractions. Stirling’s famous landmark, The National Wallace Monument overlooks the scene of Sir William Wallace’s greatest victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. The Old Town Jail tells the tale of crime and punishment in the Royal Burgh of Stirling. Another jewel is The Church of the Holy Rude which was founded in the 12th century. The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is wonderful. Surrounded by portraits of Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Wallace and others, you will discover some astonishing artefacts such as the oldest football from 1540 and the oldest curling stone from 1511.

Those that love outdoor activities can enjoy horse-back riding at Castle Rednock, mountain biking, cycling, archery, kayaking and an excellent range of watersports at Go Country Adventure, Loch Ard, hiking in the local hills and fishing in the Lake of Menteith.

The Lake of Menteith is situated on the Carse of Stirling. Until the 19th century, it was known as the Loch of Menteith. There are some small islands on the lake, the largest being Inchmahome with its ancient monastery. The Earl of Menteith founded Inchmahome Priory in 1238. Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots visited and in fact, Mary Queen of Scots was hidden there for a few weeks aged four. It is an Augustinian Monastery in a truly idyllic setting. The woodlands surrounding the monastery are carpeted in wildflowers, adding to its appeal. Three of the Spanish chestnuts on the island are listed in Scotland’s top one hundred trees. Visitors can take a boat trip from the Port of Menteith from March until September each year. To return, you turn the signal post around. To the west of Lake Menteith is Flanders Moss, one of the largest remaining bogs in Scotland. The lake is very popular for fishing and the Port of Menteith Fisheries rent out boats so that you can catch rainbow and brown trout. If the lake freezes over during a harsh winter, the lake is the scene of the ‘Bonspiel’, an outdoor curling tournament.

It is very easy to combine your stay in Yew House with a trip to Edinburgh. The captivating City of Edinburgh enjoys a wealth of top attractions for the whole family, excellent shopping opportunities and sensational fine dining. With a stunning backdrop of the dramatic Arthur’s Seat, the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh’s waterfront, this ever popular city is a remarkable place to visit. You can take a cruise on the River Forth, explore the ancient castle, shop until you drop, wander through the cosmopolitan streets of the Port of Leith, listen to bagpipes and dine until you burst. At the top of the Royal Mile on the top of Castle Rock, you can visit Edinburgh Castle, the number one visitor attraction in Scotland and the most iconic building in the city. Perched on the top of an extinct volcano, the castle and its esplanade offers astonishing views of Edinburgh. Inside, you can visit St Margaret’s Chapel, The National War Memorial and the Half Moon Battery. The regal Crown Square is home to the Grand Hall and Scotland’s crown jewels. Edinburgh is especially popular during the August Festival and at Christmas and New Year. Edinburgh is home to three excellent galleries, The National Gallery on the Mound, the Portrait Gallery on Queen Street and the Gallery of Modern Art. The Scottish National Gallery boasts some of the world’s finest art by the likes of Rembrandt, Monet and Raphael. The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world, celebrating the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. It was built in the 19th century and is one of the most striking landmarks on the Edinburgh city skyline. Visitors can climb the 287 steps to enjoy far reaching views of the city and surrounding countryside. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Some areas of the Palace are open to the public including the State Apartments, the Throne Room and the Morning Drawing Room. The Royal Botanic Gardens are located in Stockbridge, a very attractive area twenty minutes walk from the city centre. You will discover a beautiful collection of more than 100,000 plants and 70 acres of stunning green space. The Royal Yacht Britannia was Her Majesty The Queen’s floating palace for over 40 years and is one of the city’s best attractions. You can enjoy a complimentary audio tour and follow in the footsteps of royalty exploring this wonderful yacht that is permanently moored beside Ocean Terminal.