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The Coach House Holiday cottage, overlooking the riding arena
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The Coach House Holiday cottage, overlooking the riding arena
River side spa, next to bbq area and comfy seating, overlooking the River Forth Games room with cinema, snooker table, table tennis & gym
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The Coach House Holiday cottage, overlooking the riding arena
River side spa, next to bbq area and comfy seating, overlooking the River Forth
Games room with cinema, snooker table, table tennis & gym
Kitchen and seating area
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Living room with double grey sofa bed, just in view
Cosy chair to watch over your private garden
Living room with stairs behind up to second bedroom
Chickens.....looking over the chickens....
Bathroom
Main door, looking out over the riding arena and lovely garden wall
Refreshements at the seating area, next to the spa, overlooking the river
Just time for a quick dip
Private enclosed garden, next to our 4 girls (the chickens)
Chicken house - they still prefer the trees
Our girls
One of our two boys...
Sun setting over the river bank, next to the spa
View down the River Forth from the horses field
Stirling castle view from the horses field
Long drive way up to the house, tucked away in the trees by the river
Summer days, drifting away... from one of the fields along the drive
Sun setting over the Trossachs
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland

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Danielle...
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, great surroundings and very friendly owners.”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We, a group of 2 couples, stayed in this cottage over the last week. At our arrival we were welcomed by owners Helen and Ross and their lovely children. Before our arrival, Helen recommended ordering our groceries online via Sainsbury’s in Stirling which were delivered right before we got there. Helen had already stored them in the fridge and kitchen. A great extra service! ;-). We were very impressed by the idyllic garden and cottage. The hot-tub is a great feature and we made plentiful use of it.
The surrounding area makes for some true exploring as well, with great sunsets and a stunning view of Stirling Castle and the nearby highlands.

The cottage is located close to the small town of Gargunnock and of short driving distance of a lot of touristic highlights and places to visit. During our weeks stay, we saw:
- Edinburgh
- Kilchurn Castle
- Stirling Castle (Really close!)
- Doune Castle (Also closeby)
- The Glencoe Area, including three sisters.
- Loch Lomond and the trossachs.
- St Andrews (Following the ‘Fife coastal route’
- The highlands from above, with a seaplane flight from the Cameron House in Balloch.
- Inchmahome priory
- Balquhidder (with Rob Roy’s grave)
And a lot more during our tours throughout the Highlands and surrounding area.

The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated making it a great place to stay. We even had the family cat visiting us a few times, making us feel right at home. We didn’t make much use of the games room, mostly because we were too busy exploring Scotland. However, we did play a bit of pool and ping pong. We did make a lot of use of the hot-tub though. Nothing as relaxing as taking a dip in the warm, bubbling, water after a long day. With a cold beer,a stunning view over the river and nothing but birds chirping around you.

The only remark we would have about the cottage would be the half-open door (a louvre door) between the main bedroom and its ensuite bathroom. The only toilet in the cottage is located there. And since it’s a half-open door, it can be quite uncomfortable doing your early-morning ‘business’ there, while the rest of the family is still in bed just a few meters away. ;-)

Other than that we had an amazing time there and would like to thank Helen & Ross and the kids (and cat) for their hospitality and congratulate them on owning a little piece of paradise.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
Thank you for your really lovely review. I appreciate all the detail, especially on the surrounding area - people always find that really useful when deciding where to go. It was a pleasure having you, hope you come back- just added the toilet door to Ross's list :)
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Jayne177
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect, unique and peaceful!”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Wonderful warm welcome from Helen and Ross, who went out of their way to accommodate our change of plans. This a is a charming place to stay; an old converted coach house and stables, set down a long quiet lane, next to a river. Rooms well appointed and comfortable. About a 10 min drive to Stirling, and close to some wonderful pubs- particularly enjoyed the Cross keys. Will definitely return!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
Thank you very much guys, it was no problem at all. I hope you get a chance to return in the future. Helen
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LauraCurr...
Hamilton, Scotland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay, beautiful place and wonderful break”
Reviewed 23 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed with our two young children and extended family, including two teenagers. It was love at first sight! We were the first guests to trial both apartments at the cottages as we had a total of 8 people in our party plus a dog. My sister and her two teenage girls shared the 1 bed apartment and we had the larger one. Both were beautiful inside and decorated to a very high standard. The converted barn was one of the highlights of our stay and a great place to hang out and play a few games of snooker or xbox. Views of the river were stunning, with the sun setting just behind giving you a superb view all round and it was made even better if you were taking it in whilst in the hot tub! The hot tub was amazing and very much our favourite part of the stay along with the horse riding. Helen and Ross were lovely hosts and made us feel so relaxed and welcome, a lovely family. They went out of their way to ensure our stay was a memorable one and if we had even the slightest question or needed anything they were so accommodating. Lots of places to visit and things for the children to see and do, even the teenagers loved it! We will definitely be going back. What more could you ask for from a holiday other than beautiful scenery, cosy cottages and lovely people.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 May 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review - it was a pleasure having you visit. Look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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diane i
St Helens, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Perfect rural retreat, with all mod cons!”
Reviewed 16 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A wonderful, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.
The owners couldn't do enough for us. The hot tub is wonderful.
The cottage is very well designed and equipped, as well as being warm and cosy.
The enormous games room is a real plus!
We can't wait to return with our bikes - there are some super cycle routes nearby.
Birdwatchers can watch the ospreys' nests at the Lodge Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle where
there are superb views of the surrounding countryside.

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Liked best: Attractive, practical accommodation
Liked least: nothing - couldn't fault it
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 May 2015
Thanks for the great review - see you again soon :)
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VictoriaD...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday break away for all the family”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Just back from our stay at Riverside Cottage in Gargunnock and can't rate it highly enough. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The location was breathtaking and it catered for all our needs ( 4 adults, 2 teenagers, a five year old, a year old baby, out dog and last but not least our pet rabbit) There was something to keep everyone happy, from the amazing hot tub to the games room. My daughters will miss feeding and patting the horses. They even got to ride them during our stay thanks to Helen, the owner. We created many nice family memories during our stay and would highly recommend this idyllic break away to anyone. Too class

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 May 2015
Thanks guys - it was a pleasure having you here. Really glad you had a great time :)
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