RIVERBEND COTTAGE 2, STIRLING, UK - CENTRAL SCOTLAND
The Riverbend Cottage, set on a working family farm near Stirling, offers a winning combination of comfort and location. It is nicely decorated, bright, spacious, and equipped above standard. It boasts a generous open floor plan kitchen, dining and living area with access to an outside patio via folding glass “concertina doors.”
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The patio has a barbecue grill and offers nice views of the countryside and the nearby Wallace Monument. The kitchen is very well equipped (and even includes a Nespresso machine). The living area has big windows, a tiled floor and a wood burning stove. There are two bedrooms, both with separable king beds. The bathroom has a shower stall and a separate bathtub. The whole apartment has radiant heating with adjustable controls in each room, fast Wi-Fi and a TV with local channels that is optimized for streaming Internet content from your own internet-connected device. The cottage also has a small utility room with a sink and a washing machine and dryer.
An almost identical cottage sits close by, but far enough to protect the privacy of both.
The friendly owners raise pedigreed Limousin beef cattle and live next door. Grocery stores, pubs, and restaurants are a short drive away. The farm is situated close to main roads leading into and out of Stirling, which is less than 3 miles away. The owners are happy to take guests for a tour of the farm operations.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms with separable king beds
BATHROOMS1 bathroom with shower stall and separate bathtub
KITCHENModern full kitchen with microwave/grill and dishwasher
LAUNDRYWasher and dryer
TRANSPORTATIONParking right outside, 3 miles to central Stirling
MINUSESNone we can think of
PLUSESAmenities, fast Internet, friendly on-site hosts, peaceful setting and lovely views
SPECIAL FEATURESFast Wi-Fi, DVD & CD player, radiant floor heat in living areas, hot tub (starting in August18)
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What's included with the UK - Central Scotland Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in Sterling or the surrounding countryside.
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- 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 Riverbend Cottage 2, Stirling, UK - Central Scotland
The friendly owners raise pedigreed Limousin beef cattle and live next door. They'll be sure to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
Stirling, UK - Central Scotland, Home of Riverbend Cottage 2
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 Riverbend Cottage 2, Stirling, UK - Central Scotland
"This was probably the nicest Untours apartment we have ever used. The owner had thought of everything a cottage needs for tourists and we had a terrific stay." Kathy Chaloupka
"Beautiful cottage! First class all the way. Wendy and Ian were lovely hosts. They gave us a farm tour and we got along beautifully!" Carolyn Bender
"Amenities, furnishings and setting were perfect. What a lovely cottage. Although we knew we were staying on a working farm and obviously it can't be in the middle of town, we were disappointed that we absolutely couldn't walk anywhere -- to a store, pub, restaurant, etc." Kathy and Mike Mele
Ratings for Riverbend Cottage 2, 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||4|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|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||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||6|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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