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Sleeps 4 adults Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets 2 Welcome Region Stirlingshire Town/village Stirling

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Castle On The Plain, near Stirling (167)

On offer is this rustic fifteenth century tower with Great Hall with its painted ceiling, with a later top floor room with 360 degree views over nine counties. Just breathtaking.

Sited on an open plain, this fifteenth century keep of 1449, stands beside the later manor house of 1528, sharing a communal courtyard. Both venues were restored in the late 20th century and maintain their original charm and character of a family home. They can be booked separately or combined for a larger group. Please note that this is not a “hotel version” of a castle with tartan carpets and plastic swords on the wall. Here you will be stepping back in time, and what you may lose in luxury, you gain by being in an authentic castle.

This distinctive keep was built in 1449, and sleeps 4 adults, whilst next door stands the later manor house built in 1528, which is also available to let separately or combined on a self-catering basis.  With a medieval kitchen and a very impressive first floor Great Hall, this has a feel of an authentic medieval castle. With genuine stone walls, doors that don’t fit, corridors with drafts - there is everything you would expect in a genuine old castle. On the top floor is the crown room with an amazing 360 degree view. Please note that turnpike stairs may not be suitable for the young and less mobile.

The Great Hall is used as the dining hallThe painted ceiling in the Great Hall is quite a talking pointAnother angle of the painted ceilingThe third floor sitting room has 360 degree views The modest kitchen has a unique charm

Living Space

Reception rooms

On entering the keep you will immediately notice the cramped space that was the style in the fifteenth century, with stone walls and small windows. The steep stone stairs takes you up to the first floor, where the Great Hall is to be located. This may not be great in size for today’s standards but nonetheless it is an impressive space, where the dining room is now located. To find the sitting room, you have to go to the top floor, where there is a room with 360 degree views overlooking the countryside. Here there is a wood-burning stove and comfortable seating, as well as a TV.

Kitchen / Dining

At ground level you will find a basic kitchen, which has all the component parts required in an antiquated fashion. There is a country style kitchen table and seating for 4 people for less formal meals. The steep stone stairs takes you up to the first floor, where the Great Hall is to be located, which houses the dining room. This stone clad room has two dramatic features, firstly the large stone fireplace and secondly the painted ceiling, with its scenes of olden days and historic written word. A dining table can seat up to 8 people and this room is ideal for Medieval banquets. A galley kitchen can be found on the top floor, which is perfect for making a cup of tea, rather than go up and down the stairs.

  • Accommodation, Additional
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden, Wildlife pond/s
  • Hall, great
  • Heating, Central
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • VCR
  • Views, stunning
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood burning Stove
The double bedroom on the second floorStone seating alcove in the second floor double bedroomThe twin bedroom is also on the second floorThe bathroom is located on the second floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 4

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom which are located on the second floor. The first bedroom is a double bedroom, which has a beamed ceiling and a stone alcove with seating at the window. The second bedroom is a twin-bedded room, which also has a beamed ceiling, though it does not have an alcove, there is a wash hand basin in this room. A bathroom is next door with a bath with shower over and a wash hand basin, and an imaginative use of space for the w.c. This is also a stone-clad room. An additional w.c is located at ground level.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
The entrance to the Keep on the rightThe tower on the right is the letting apartmentThe castle is set in an agricultural settingThere are communal grounds to the rear available to enjoyThe Ochill hills are great for long walks

Grounds & Surrounds

With a shared courtyard and grounds, which include a decorative pond it is located 28 miles north east of Glasgow, 6 miles from Stirling, within sight of the Ochill hills. Good shopping, pubs and hotels are available in Bannockburn, whilst 6 miles on in Stirling there is a larger selection of supermarkets. Close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow for cultural days out, it is also only forty minutes drive from Gleneagles. A range of other golf courses are available locally. A visit to Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument is a must. For family entertainment, Drummond Safari Park and Deep Sea World are nearby.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
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Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen and towels, with an initial supply of logs are included within the rental. (The electric meter and kerosene tank are read on your arrival and at your departure, and charged for).

Notes & Warnings

Please note the steep turnpike stairs may not be suitable for younger children and the less mobile. For Xmas and New Year - the bookings are for the manor house and castle combined for 12 adults and 2 children.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.


One of the most historic cities in Scotland, Stirling has a rich heritage based around the Wars of Independence. The magnificent Stirling Castle was a site of historic importance. The grand National Wallace Monument overlooks the Battle site at Stirling Bridge, where the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace won a famous victory. The Old Town is packed with medieval and renaissance architecture, and cobbled streets, but there is also a bustling modern city centre, where you can find an array of shops and restaurants. Kings Park, Stirling’s largest park is fun for the family, with a golf course, and beautiful walks, as well as extensive playground equipment for the kids, crazy golf and a skate park. 


Stirlingshire sits in the very centre of Scotland. The county town of Stirling itself is considered a gateway to the Highlands. The town and indeed the shire of Stirling has played a tremendous role in Scotland’s historical wars for Independence; with William Wallace’s defeat at the Battle of Falkirk, and Robert the Bruce’s famous Battle of Bannockburn, there are now several sites of historical interest to visit. The town of Falkirk lies in the Forth Valley, and boasts the impressive Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift. The town of Blair Drummond is home to the Safari and Adventure Park; a fantastic family day out, and Edinburgh and Glasgow are both popular for day trips. Other towns of interest in Stirlingshire include Bridge of Allan, Grangemouth and Denny. To the west lies the Trossachs National Park, and the east shores of Loch Lomond. The spectacular highland beauty found here is ideal for nature lovers, and explorers.

Central Scotland

Incorporating the two largest Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Central Scotland is a hive of activities and attractions for visitors, and there will be plenty to entertain you on your trip. For a family outing try Edinburgh Castle, for a day at the beach try the Firth of Forth coastline, for shopping you can’t beat either city centre, or if you just want soaking up some Scottish landscapes try Perthshire’s rolling southern lowlands, and wilderness of its highland. Whatever takes your fancy, the central counties can offer it all. Airports at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick offer great transportation links for those coming from afar.  

Area Stirlingshire Type of location Farmland Nearest shop 4 miles Nearest supermarket 4 miles Nearest pub 4 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 25 miles
Glasgow 36 miles
Nearest Train Station
Falkirk 5 miles
Stirling 6 miles
Stirling Castle is nearbyCheck out the 'Outlander' set at Doune CastleDunfermline Abbey is a local landmarkThere is easy access to Edinburgh and Fife


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