Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops.
It has its own hard tennis court and there are six reasonably priced golf courses within half an hours drive.
The kitchen/ dining/living room provides an ideal space for family activities, with doors out to a new decking area. Steps lead down to a private garden where children can play safely. The separate sitting room has a wood burning stove, and offers a haven for those who want to read, watch TV, play games or gaze at the ever changing skies over The Trossachs. The wide variety of local birds and animals is much enjoyed by many visitors.
The cottage is a fantastically central base for exploring Scotland. Many visitors make day trips to Inverness, St Andrews, Ben Nevis, Inverary, Loch Lomond, and even Iona, as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Others, however, prefer to relax, explore the Garrique woods, or climb the hills behind the cottage or the mountains opposite.
Electricity, bed linen and logs for the wood burning stove are included. Towels are free for overseas visitors, but subject to an extra charge for visitors from the UK.
Garrique Cottage is only 15 minutes drive from Stirling, and less than an hour by car from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, with their many and varied attractions. Nearer to home, Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park the Briarlands Childrens Farm Park, and the Deanston Distillery Visitor Centre are all less than five miles away, as are Kippen, Gargunnock and Fintry with their choice of good pubs, cafes and village shops. Gleneagles Hotel, with its spa, championship golf courses, and Michelin starred restaurant, and the Glengoyne Distillery Visitor Centre are around forty minutes away, and Falkland Palace, Scone Palace, and Drummond Castle Gardens are within an hours drive. Many visitors have made day trips to Inverness, St Andrews, Inverary (with its castle and jail), and even Iona.
The ski slopes of Glenshee and GlenCoe can be reached within about two hours, and the Peak Centre in Stirling offers three swimming pools, a climbing wall and an ice rink.