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Carola's Cottage

Victorian style cottage in the grounds of a 17th-century Scottish castle

Stay in Central Scotland

Carola's Cottage, a Victorian agricultural building turned cottage, is nestled within its own enclosed garden, boasting picturesque vistas of the majestic Ben Ledi to the west and tranquil farmland to the south. Guests are invited to wander through the nearby castle gardens, located just three-quarters of a mile away. This cozy cottage comprises an en-suite king-size bedroom complete with a convenient shower room. Additionally, the second bedroom, furnished with two separate twin beds, has access to a bathroom with a tub/shower. The heart of the cottage is a bright and airy open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen, bathed in natural light streaming through a west-facing window and French doors that open to the southern views. Step outside onto the inviting patio, equipped with a table, chairs, and a barbecue, perfect for enjoying al fresco dining. The cottage is situated entirely on the ground floor with no steps. The living room has a log-burning stove with logs provided by the owner. The owners live one mile away and are available by telephone and email. The cottage is some 2.5 miles from Dunblane, which offers grocery stores and a number of very good restaurants next to sightseeing. For golf enthusiasts, renowned courses such as Gleneagles are a mere 15-minute drive away.

Families will be delighted to discover that there are two additional accommodations situated on the castle grounds.


What's included

  • One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in Stirling 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 (See 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.
  • Our own guide App for the area full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions researched by UnTours staff
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • 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.

Dunblane, UK - Central Scotland, Home of Carola's Cottage

Dunblane, 5 miles northwest of Stirling, is a lovely town with a great sense of community. It was voted one of the best places to live in Scotland. You will enjoy its friendly people (population 9,000) and small town atmosphere. It is home to a very well-preserved Gothic cathedral, a small history museum, a good array of restaurants & pubs, several grocery stores, and a butcher.

Lately, locals and tourists alike have been flocking to the very popular Tilly's Tea Room, and we highly recommend you visit as well. The 2013 Wimbledon winner Andy Murray is a native son. You’ll find lovely walking on both banks of the Allan Water. Dunblane enjoys good train connections to Stirling (5 mins), Edinburgh, and Glasgow.


Location


Landlord

The friendly owners live in the castle about a mile away and are available to provide assistance.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-4 people

Sleeping

2 bedrooms: 1 with king size bed, and 1 with 2 twins

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms: 1 ensuite with shower stall and 1 with tub and handheld shower

Kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher

Laundry

Washing machine and drying rack plus outdoor clothes line

Level

Ground floor

Accessibility

Ground floor, no steps. Car parking right outside cottage

Transportation

Car program: 10-minute drive to the town of Dunblane

Pluses

Bucolic setting, lovely views, full access to castle grounds, Wi-Fi, 2 bathrooms, patio with barbecue

Special Features

Located on grounds of 17th-century Scottish castle


Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Package includes

  • Apartment
  • Car
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

4 Week Deals

Stay longer and save! Ask us about discounts for stays of 4 weeks or longer.

Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

Meet our staff

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