Ochil View ref: UK5854

Menstrie, near Stirling, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Set in the pretty village of Menstrie at the foot of the Ochil Hills, Ochil View is a welcoming and bright first floor apartment, ideal for business guests, families, friends and couples to spend a weekend or longer holiday. Guests will find an open plan living and dining room, family shower room, kitchen with breakfast area and views to the hills. There are two bedrooms, one twin and one with a kingsize bed and also with views to the hills. Right on the doorstep is a good selection of local amenities, including a supermarket and village pub with good food and a petrol station, and every year the village holds a gala and duck race.
For guests who enjoy exploring the local area on foot or by bike, there are numerous established footpaths and cycle paths that lead directly from Ochil View. These paths go through some of the most scenic countryside and if you are feeling energetic, Myreton Hill and Dumyat have great views over the surrounding countryside, while Menstrie Glen follows the burn up the hillside between the hills. For days out, the historic city of Stirling with its magnificent castle and monuments is well worth visiting and boasts history and tradition, as well as thriving shops, bars and restaurants. If you wish to leave the car behind there is a regular bus service from the village.
Stirling University campus is only 3 miles away, and for guests wanting to visit friends or family studying there or attending a graduation ceremony, you are ideally located. Travel to all areas is easily accessible either by car or train, with Stirling railway station only 7 miles away. There are regular services to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow taking you to the centre of these vibrant cities in less than an hour. A little further afield but within easy driving distance is Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, well known for its spectacular scenery and lochs. There is also the opportunity to visit Blair Drummond Safari Park just 20 minutes’ drive; Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies both 30 minutes away. For fans of the epic international TV series ’Outlander’ you are ideally located to visit many of the locations used in the filming of the series including Doune Castle, Culross and Hopetoun House. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

13 steps to entrance. All on the first floor.
Living/dining room: With 39" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Sitting-out area (shared). 1 small dog welcome. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    4.4 miles (reservoir)

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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