RIVER VIEW SUITE, STIRLING, UK - CENTRAL SCOTLAND
Not only are River View Suite’s furnishings modern and top notch, the view of the river and of Stirling is fantastic. Because it's about a 15 minute walk to town and the rail station, it would be better for drivers, but it could work for non-drivers too. There's a little convenience store around the corner, but no pubs or restaurants until you get into town. The walk is on a paved sidewalk/foot path and goes partly along the river.
The owners spared no expense in their successful effort to create an apartment with the feel of a boutique hotel. The elegant living room features a French balcony and a view of the Forth River. The smart TV in the living room along with the high-speed WiFi make it possible to stream videos from your wireless device. The fully equipped, modern kitchen has a large refrigerator with freezer and a Nespresso-type coffee maker.
The comfortable bedrooms each have queen-size beds and wall-mounted TVs. The bathroom with shower has a heated towel rack and a “mist free mirror.”
The third-floor apartment is in an attractive modern apartment building on a cul de sac. There is plenty of parking for drivers and the drive to town takes only a couple of minutes.
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SLEEPINGTwo queen bedrooms, both with TVs
BATHROOMSBathroom with shower. (Mist-free mirror)
KITCHENModern kitchen with large refrigerator/freezer; single cup coffee maker
ACCESSIBILITY3rd floor with 32 steps from ground level
TRANSPORTATION15 minute walk to train and bus station
MINUSES3rd floor walkup, no children under 12
PLUSESBeautiful view, luxury furnishings, French balcony
SPECIAL FEATURESSingle cup coffee machine, WiFi, 3 TVs (1 smart TV), DVD player, bathrobes
What's included with the UK - Central Scotland Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in Sterling or the surrounding countryside.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Edinburgh, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance for airport arrivals and departures to and from Edinburgh.
- Transportation options:
- Automatic transmission car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your Untour.
- A rail pass (additional cost).
- Discounted Untour with no transit so you can pay as you go by rail and bus.
- Use of an Untours GPS while on location if you are driving.
- An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- A guidebook for Scotland, regional map, and further information on-site.
- A local cultural event, like a traditional tea and storytelling.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for River View Suite, Stirling, UK - Central Scotland
Isobel and Fraser operated a successful hotel for many years and bring that extensive hospitality experience to their new role as apartment hosts.
Stirling, UK - Central Scotland, Home of River View Suite
They don’t call it the Gateway to the Highlands for nothing. Stirling is surrounded by lush, lovely countryside, with magnificent views along the River Forth.
Home to 86,000 people, Stirling is made up of an old town and a modern part with shops, banks, a diverse selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and a shopping mall.
The well preserved Old Town is a treasure trove of historic buildings and cobbled streets winding up to the Castle, and this is where you will want to spend your time. The castle, considered by many to be the best in Scotland, and its rich programming offer brilliant Medieval living history.
Stirling is also home to Scotland’s best surviving town walls. The Church of the Holy Rude has been the town’s parish church for 600 years and is where James VI was crowned in 1567. The National Wallace monument commemorates William Wallace, the hero of the Scottish movement for independence (as depicted in the movie Braveheart) who defeated the English at Stirling Bridge in 1297. Though his heroics are significant, it was Robert the Bruce’s defeat of the English in 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn that finally established a lasting Scottish nation. You can visit the Bannockburn Heritage Centre on the outskirts of town to learn more.
Stirling has a public library with internet access and a tourist office in the historic district.
Music lovers can find traditional music sessions in one of the many pubs, our favorite being the Wednesday night session at the Settle Inn.
The city is on a train line with frequent service to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Both are an hour or less by train, and the region offers great highway access with many beautiful day trip options by car like St. Andrews, Callander, Loch Lomond, Inverness, and Oban.
Customer comments about River View Suite, Stirling, UK - Central Scotland
"Our flat was lovely, well furnished and decorated, with a view of the town and Stirling Castle." Jack and Vickie Sullivan
Ratings for River View Suite, Stirling, UK - Central Scotland
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||5||5|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||4||4|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||4||1|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|Other factors not included above||2|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||10||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||9||9|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||9||6|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
|Other factors not included above||2|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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