Elm Cottage ref: UK5189

Falkirk, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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Changeover day
  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Discover this welcoming detached holiday cottage in a quiet parkland setting, ideal for friends and family to explore the area. It is only a few minutes’ drive from the town centre, where there are restaurants to suit all tastes, swimming pools, sport centres, multiplex cinema, theatre, museum, pubs and shops. Falkirk is very much a year round destination; the perfect place for the perfect holiday! The area immediately surrounding the cottage is rich in history. It sits on the Bantaskine Estate and was originally the gardener’s lodge. The old house is no longer there, but its large stained glass window is now part of the shopping centre.

Bantaskine Estate was home to one of Falkirk’s best known and influential Victorians, John Wilson. At the age of 21, John took over his father’s coal pit business. His father Robert had started the successful business in Banton near Kilsyth and expanded to South Bantaskine in 1828 where there were rich coal seams. His family had links to the area as they had taken part on the Jacobite side of the 1746 battle fought over the same land. John married Mary Russell in 1848, daughter of James Russell of Arnotdale, the leading lawyer in Falkirk. As a mark of his successful business and career, South Bantaskine House was built around 1860. The Ballatines of Edinburgh were commissioned to produce stained glass windows, which can now be seen in the Howgate Centre. Unfortunately John and Mary’s only son died from tuberculosis at the young age of 22. However, his ’forty foot of daughters’ carried on the family business when John died in 1881. Never married, Bessie, Nell and Georgina lived in the house and continued to help Falkirk until their deaths. The house was used by Polish officers during the war but unfortunately after the nationalisation of the coal mines, the house stayed empty until it was finally demolished. The walled garden still remains and there are many pleasant walks around the estate woodlands and along the Union Canal. The John Muir Way, the coast to coast route passes right next to the cottage.

There are wonderful attractions to visit including the incredible Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel, and a little further afield are Linlithgow, Stirling and The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. There are numerous golf courses locally and even the Gleneagles course is only 45 minutes away. You do not have to venture far, as from your front door there are cycle and footpaths through the countryside, and you can join the pathways along the Forth and Clyde Canal, or just relax in the enclosed garden, a great place where children can play. The railway station has regular trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Linlithgow is 10 miles away, Stirling 12 miles, Glasgow, 24 miles and Edinburgh, 27 miles. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave/oven/grill combi, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
TV Room: With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source heat pump underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Wecome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a sloping bank in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Falkirk
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Falkirk
  • Pub
    ¾ mile
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake
    1 mile

About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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