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Sleeps 13 adults Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 4 Pets 3 Welcome Region Stirlingshire Town/village Dunblane
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Holiday House with a view, near Dunblane (173C)

Located one hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, it feels miles away from civilisation, though in reality you are only a few miles from Marks and Spencer in Dunblane.

It's all about the setting and spectacular vista when staying at this hugely popular large holiday home in Central Scotland. Situated in the foothills above Dunblane, it enjoys a westerly aspect that takes in 16 Munro mountains across the battlefield of Sheriffmuir all the way to Ben Lomond.

With spectacular views it sits within an enclosed 20 acre policy, in expansive grounds including a lovely 10 minute walk to a summerhouse, which looks over two wildlife ponds. Whilst in a rural setting, this charming holiday rental is only a few miles from the Dunblane and Stirling making it very conveniently located for groups travelling in from all areas.

This property can be let on 3 occupancy levels; and can comfortably accommodate 13, 17 or 21 guests. The main house can sleep up to 13. There are also two, 2-bedroom cottages on the estate if you wish to increase your numbers to 17 or 21.

This listing is for the House only to accommodate up to 13 guests. 

 The kitchen is the hub of the house and most groups gravitate here There is room for 10 to eat around the kitchen table The formal dining room can seat up to 18 peopleThe drawing room is located on the first floor Next door is the large games room with a full size snooker table Heading upstairs to the first and second floors

Living Space

Reception rooms

The front door situated by the turret tower welcomes you into an entrance hall with stairs to the floor above and the impressive drawing room on the first floor. This is a large rectangular room with windows overlooking the garden to the rear and to the moorland to the front. On a clear day it may be possible to view 16 “Munro” mountains across the battlefield of Sheriffmuir, all the way to Ben Lomond. With a wood-burning stove, comfortable seating, small Hi-Fi and TV – with Sky box, this is a wonderful room to be entertained in.

A conservatory, off the kitchen, offers additional seating and relaxing, with a TV for DVDs. There is also a large games room with a full size snooker table, which is popular with adults and children alike. This is correct

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen seems to be the main hub of the house with most groups gravitating here for the majority of their stay. Beautifully presented, it has been modernised in recent years into a wonderful country style kitchen. There is a traditional 4-oven AGA, accompanied by a 4-ring induction hob and double electric oven, which more than caters for large groups. There’s plenty of workspace for prepping food, a work-island (with seating for 3 people on bar stools), and a kitchen table seating up to 10 people.
Each cottage also comes with its own kitchen.

The dining room can seat up to 18 people over two tables if required. In the summer months, table and chairs are available at the patio area to the rear.

  • Accommodation, Additional
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Aga
  • BBQ
  • Conservatory
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Snooker Room
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Sky
  • Views, stunning
  • Walking, hill
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Wooded area
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • EPC Rating = E
 'Blairdenon' on the ground floor has zip'n'link beds and could be twin or double It's the little things that make a differenceGround floor bathroom 'Dumyat' Double bedroom on the first floor, bright and comfortable 'Ben Vorlich' en suite bathroom 'Ben Vorlich' is the master bedroom  'Stobinean' double bedroom on the second floorSecond floor bathroom 'Ben Lomond' twin bedroom on the top floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 13

Ground Floor
Bedroom 1, “Blairdenon” bedroom with zip and link beds, allowing for double or twin bedroom; bathroom, with roll top bath, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

First floor
Bedroom 2, Ben More: super king size double
Bedroom 3, Dumyat: king size double; bathroom, with roll top bath, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin
Bedroom 4,Ben Vorlich: double/twin bedroom with zip-and-link bed and en-suite dressing room; separate en-suite bathroom, with roll top bath, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin

Second floor
Bedroom 5, Single: single bedroom, with single bed; bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin
Bedroom 6, Ben Lomond: twin bedroom, with two single beds
Bedroom 7, Stobinean: double bedroom, with super king size bed
Please note - limited headroom on second floor (not single room) to approx. six foot

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 King Size Double Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Super King Size Double Room With Shared Bathroom
 Aerial view of the house with conservatory to the front and grounds Only an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow Set within 20 acres of grounds with lovely walksEnjoy a 10 minute walk up to two ponds and a summerhouse

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within an enclosed policy, which incldes the property managers' cottage, access is via an electronic gate. Surrounded by gardens and woodland within the 20 acres of grounds. Leading from the lawns behind the main house is a lovely 10-minute walk up to two natural ponds (and a summerhouse), where, with patience, you could see/hear a wide variety of local Scottish wildlife. A nice place for a picnic on a fine day.

Located 10 miles from Stirling, a few miles away from Dunblane, this property is centrally positioned geographically, being only 48 miles from Edinburgh and 35 miles from Glasgow. Shopping is easy with a Marks and Spencer store in Dunblane and further major supermarkets can be found in Stirling. Blair Drummond Safari Park is nearby and is a perfect day out for families. Stirling Castle, Doune Castle and the Wallace Monument are within easy reach. Fishing is available on the Teith. There are many golf courses in the area including Dunblane and Gleneagles. The nearest distillery is Deanston Distillery.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

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 3 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, towels, electricity and oil central heating, with initial supply of logs included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

Whilst this property can supply highchairs & cots,  please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

Please note this property does not allow hot tubs to be hired and used on site.

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property only.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.

Also on offer at this property as extra are personalised bespoke driven tours of Scotland, which can be arranged with advance notice.

During off peak dates the owners will do their best to arrange an early check in, peak season arrival times are from 5pm onwards, please refer to the housekeeper for guidance.


Dunblane is situated in the rolling countryside and picturesque woods of central Scotland. The Allan Water runs through the middle of the town and offers plenty of pretty river walks. The town has been a religious hub for over 1000 years and has a rich history. Its main attraction is the Cathedral, located near the centre. The original building was thought to have been 9th Century, but the majority of the cathedral you see today is 13th Century. Although perhaps not as ecclesiastically awesome as others, this smaller, medieval cathedral is still noble and grand, with some splendid gothic architecture. Dunblane is also home to the Leighton Library, the oldest private collection, and home to a number of very rare books and editions. Dunblane New Golf Club is a pleasant parkland course located to the east of the town.


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 Countryside Nearest shop 3.5 miles Nearest supermarket 3.5 miles Nearest pub 3.5 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 35 miles
Glasgow 44 miles
Nearest Train Station
Dunblane 3 miles
Dunblane roundabout, turn up the hill to find this houseStirling Castle is nearbyCheck out the 'Outlander' set at Doune CastleLoch Lubnaig is to be found within 30 minutes of this house


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

25th March 2015 Excellent 

Bev was very welcoming and helpful. Such a lovely house, the photos don't do it justice!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and we will certainly pass on your lovely comments to the owner of the house.

16th October 2019 Excellent 

We loved our stay at Cauldhame House. Very well stocked kitchen. Downstairs layout was a bit difficult for as as we had 17 people - the dining room was a squeeze. But it did not affect our overall enjoyment of our time there.

21st June 2019 Excellent 

Wonderful property with incredibly relaxing vibe

Thanks for the feedback and glad you felt relaxed.

3rd May 2019 Excellent 

We had a great holiday at Cauldhame House. We were a group of six (supposed to be 8 but two had to cancel last minute) so had plenty of room. The views from the house and the grounds are just spectacular. Feels like living on a movie set! We enjoyed learning how to cook with the Aga (and hanging out in the kitchen to enjoy its warmth) and also got a lot of use out of the snooker room each night after dinner. We had a car, but often preferred to use taxis to get down into Dunblane either to eat or hop the train to other parts of Scotland (Dunblane is a very good central spot for exploring, easy to get to both Glasgow and Edinburgh). All in all a great holiday for myself and my siblings and their spouses. Highly recommend this place. And thank you Bev for your help!

Service rating : Great to hear you found our service useful. Hopefully, we'll help you with another holiday booking very soon!
Product : So glad you had a good time and hopefully we might welcome you back another time.

30th July 2018 Excellent 

House was exactly as described. The caretaker was very friendly and informative. She left us homemade bread, jam and eggs.

Service rating : Thanks for using Scotts, look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Product : Sounds like you had a great time, I'll pass your comments onto the house manager, homemade bread and jam - yum!

1st July 2018 Excellent 

A great vacation spot for a large family.

Service rating : Thanks for your thoughtful review, and we're glad to hear you had a good time.

Product : Great to hear! We hope to welcome you back another time.

15th February 2018 Great 

Nice property which worked well for our partners strategy meetings

Sounds like you had a great time overall. As discussed, we'd be happy to help you find another suitable team building venue next time you're planning one. 

11th January 2018 Excellent 

Lovely view large property maintained to a high standard. I was well equiped and very comfortable. ALl of the party enjoyed very much the experience. Especially liked the large well equiped kitchen with good cooking area but also pleny of space for small social gathering at the same time.

Service rating : Many thanks for your review, we’re delighted to hear you found the booking process simple and that you were happy with our service.

Product : We’re so glad to hear you all enjoyed your holiday and found the house well equipped and comfortable for everyone, totally agree the kitchen is a great space for cooking and entertaining! 

Thanks again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

28th September 2017 Excellent 

Beautiful house and cottages. Ideal for families and groups.

Service rating : Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. It’s great to hear you found our customer service good.

Product : We are glad you thought the house and cottages beautiful and ideal for families. If we can help in the future, don’t forget to mention you have booked with us before as we offer a loyalty discount to our Scotts guests. T&Cs apply. Thank you once again for your comments.

15th June 2017 Great 

Ideal property for purpose of holiday..adults and kids.

House clean if a little tired in places. Be aware of recycling requirements so as not to incur the wrath of the caretaker: we made one genuine mistake and we told off.

Beautiful setting and grounds stunning,

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you found the booking process easy. Having double checked your account, we can see the GHD was refunded within the usual timeframe as indicated within the terms and conditions accepted, sorry if this information was missed. 

Product : Thank you for your comments. All of our properties have different requirements which can be found within the house manual, apologies if there was any confusion throughout your stay. We're delighted that you found the property perfect for all generations and it sounds like you all had a wonder stay overall, enjoying the house and grounds.

We hope we might be able to help with any future holidays you have planned. 

12th April 2017 Great 

A fantastic house with a stunning view. Made to feel very welcome on arrival. Had a fabulous time with large family ages ranging from 4-70.

Service rating : Perfect to hear you rated our service excellent and found everything clear and informative throughout the booking process. Please don't hesitate to contact us again in the future.

Product : We're delighted to hear that the whole family from kids - adults had a fantastic time at this holiday house, enjoyed the stunning views and warm welcome! We hope to help with a return visit soon.

2nd March 2017 Excellent 

My daughter's bridesmaids arranged a hen weekend at Cauldhame House, from the moment we arrived we agreed we could not have chosen a better house/location. Bev came over to introduce herself but give us a few pointers on heating etc... she made everyone feel very welcome even leaving us a present of homemade bread and marmalade! Thank's Bev. Although Cauldhame is remote, Dunblane and Stirling are close by. The house was very well equipped and really warm and inviting.
We will be booking again soon!

Service rating : Thank you very much for the lovely feedback regarding our service and we look forward to helping with your next special get together! 

Product : Sounds like this beautiful house was all you hoped for and more! We agree, the lovely on-site manager is very helpful & welcoming, and it's great that you also found the accommodation well equipped and homely :)

27th October 2016 Excellent 

Scotts Castles were helpful and efficient. I will use this company again and recommend to friends and family.

Service rating : Thanks for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback of your stay at this beautiful country house. So nice to hear everyone (including the family pet!) thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and sounds like you had a warm welcome from Bev, hope you enjoyed the home made goodies  :)

Product : Thank you so much, lovely to hear you would like to book another property with us again in the future. We look forward to helping with your plans for the next get together!

21st July 2016 Excellent 

The house was beautiful, so very well equipped, felt like home from home and was given a very warm welcome from Bev. Perfect location for exploring further, would definitely recommend.

Thank you very much for the lovely comments, it was great to help with your holiday plans and we would be delighted to hear from you again in the future.

8th July 2016 Excellent 

Cauldhame House è un posto favoloso in 10 ettari di terreno. Arredata con gusto e signorilità stile '800. Tutto molto confortevole e di prima categoria con grande attenzione ai dettagli. La Sig.ra Bev Wilson, la "caretaker" del posto ci ha fatto trovare un welcome pack consistente di pane e marmellata fatta in casa, uova, latte e burro. Anche se situata in un posto rurale, la graziosa cittadina di Dunblane a 6km offre tutte le amenità necessarie, i.e. negozi, pubs, ristoranti, una bellissima chiesa ed un museo. Si trova vicino Stirling e una quarantina di km da Edimburgo e Glasgow. Noi eravamo un gruppo di amici di 9 persone e nessuno di loro si è lamentato, anzi , hanno detto che hanno dormito benissimo in letti comodissimi con lenzuola di morbidissime lino.
La settimana è passata in fretta con il solo disappunto del tempo, ha piovigginato spesso! e non siamo riusciti a fare un barbecue, ma, in compenso c'era una "Aga cooker" con 5 forni sempre accesi. Abbiamo cucinato un squisito anello!. (La sg.ra Bev, ci persino fatto trovare una cassettina di erbe!)
E' veramente da raccomandare!!!

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback, great to hear you rated both our team and service excellent.

Product : Sounds like you had an excellent holiday over all, despite the rainy weather! And enjoyed the welcome pack left by the owners - it sounded delicious..

Great to hear you would highly recommend this fabulous holiday house to family and friends. We hope we can be of help again in the future - don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time.

15th June 2016 Great 

Beautiful house and grounds

Service rating : Many thanks for your lovely review, it was great to help with your plans for the get together. 

Product : Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at this beautiful Holiday House with a View!

26th March 2016 Excellent 

The house was superb and the views were breathtaking

Service rating : Great to hear you found the team friendly and helpful with your surprise holiday plans. We hope to hear from you again in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch we would be happy to help.

Product : Sounds like you all had a wonderful time at this holiday house. Great to hear you found the house superb and views breathtaking. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever wish to re book.

7th March 2016 Excellent 

Beautiful house , particularly the kitchen and the drawing room on the 1st floor , and all the bedrooms . Immaculate and well stocked . Great view over Sherrifmuir towards the Grampians .

Service rating : Thank you for the excellent review regarding our service, glad you found our travel directions clear and helpful.
Product : Great to hear you found the house clean and well equipped, sounds like you had a really fab time and we agree, the views are amazing!

15th September 2015 Excellent 

The house is absolutely beautiful, as is the surrounding area, and Bev and Drew couldn't have been more helpful or considerate to us during our stay. The little things like the freshly laid eggs and homemade jam to welcome us when we arrived, really helped to make the holiday special. We will definitely return. Thank you! :)

Service rating : Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you found our team here helpful and informative! We would love to be of assistance again in the future, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
Product : Thank you for your review. We couldn’t agree more the house and grounds are beautiful! Great to hear that you had a special trip and found Bev & Drew helpful, the treats on arrival sound delicious! We look forward to hearing from you when you wish to re book … don’t forget to ask about your loyalty discount next time too!

4th September 2015 Excellent 

My family and I had an amazing week at Caildhame, we enjoyed the views, walks, wildlife and the house itself. The house was well catered for our extended family of 11 (5 adults and 6 children). My mum was very impressed with the sunset she saw from her window every day. The children enjoyed exploring the grounds and meeting the local wildlife.

Service rating : Many thanks for the great feedback, and sounds like the estate managers were very welcoming and helpful during your stay.
Product : We agree, the views from this wonderful country house are fantastic and it’s so lovely to hear happy holiday stories! We would be delighted to welcome your family back for the next holiday!

4th June 2015 Excellent 

Cauldhame House is a stunning property, beautifully presented and equipped to a high standard. Everything you need is provided, and more. I could not recomment this property more highly.

Service rating : Great the service was excellent, and we look forward to helping again in the future!
Product : Sounds like you had an amazing stay and pleased to hear you found the property well equipped for your party.

6th May 2015 Excellent 

Lovely property with everything you could possibly need for a self catering break. Well appointed kitchen, comfortable areas for relaxing, comfortable beds with lovely linen and towels. No hesitation in recommending this property

Service rating : Thanks for your lovely feedback!
Product : It’s great to hear you enjoyed the holiday in this beautiful country house, we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

25th March 2015 Excellent 

Bev was very welcoming and helpful. Such a lovely house, the photos don't do it justice!

Service rating : Thank you, great you found our service helpful and we would be delighted to help with planning your next trip!
Product : Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and we will certainly pass on your lovely comments to the owner of the house.

7th January 2015 Excellent 

Fabulous house very well equipped comfortable beds lovely grounds.

Many thanks for your comments, great to hear you found our service efficient and had a lovely holiday at this fantastic property.

We hope we can be of help with any future plans you may have to return, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

3rd November 2014 Excellent 

Excellent castle in an amazing location. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone

Glad you found our service helpful and sorry to hear you had a bit of trouble with the online payments, to assist clients further we now have the facility to accept telephone payments. Hope you enjoyed your holiday in this beautiful property and look forward to helping with your next trip!

Scotts Castle Holidays

23rd October 2014 Excellent 

Amazing house - well stocked with everything. They even put up with our warm bloodedness and raised the heating.

Thank you for your great comments and its lovely to hear your group enjoyed the break in this beautiful country house. Look forward to hearing from you if we can help again with another holiday!

Scotts Castle Holidays

12th June 2014 Excellent 

Beautiful accomadation with excellent facilities

Many thanks for your feedback, so pleased to hear that you found our service and payment process helpful and also had a nice time at the property.

If you would like to book again in the future please don't hesitate to get in touch we would love to be of help again!

Scotts Castle Holidays

12th March 2014 Excellent 

Bev could not have been more welcoming or helpful. When I sent her a text to see if we could get hold of a wok and a blender both were waiting for us when we got back to the house. The house itself was beautiful and perfect for our hen party of 21. Highly recommended!

Thank you for your feedback. Delighted to hear that you had a nice time at this property and we will certainly pass your comments onto the owner.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future if you would like any further assistance at all.

Scotts Castle Holidays

27th February 2014 Great 

Quirky property, stunning views, could imagine it being utterly fabulous in the summer months.

Thank you for your feedback, great that you found our service helpful!

It's always nice hearing happy holiday stories and please don't hesitate to contact us again in the future if you would like to book again. We also offer a Loyalty Discount scheme now too! (T & C's apply)

Scotts Castle Holidays

6th October 2013 Excellent 

Loved this place. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Great to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. And also found our service helpful.

Don't forget we offer a loyalty discount for returning clients should you wish to re book through us again! (T&C's apply)

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