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The Sheiling

Brig O'Turk near Callander, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 912475)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The location of this cottage is stunning."

    We really enjoyed watching the birds in the lovely garden and being able to walk in beautiful scenery so close by. The bed was superb and we were very cosy with plenty of wood provided for the wood burner. Water always piping hot. Well equipped kitchen, we got by without a dishwasher! Internet was slow but we didn’t mind.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2022

  • "We love staying in "The Sheilling"."

    It is such a beautiful cottage set in an idyllic location. Very well equipped, clean, comfortable beds, lounge with wood burner and views from windows overlooking the garden-which is big with seating in various areas. Well stocked bird feeders and a joy to watch. We enjoyed the walks from the cottage in Glen Finglas. Communication with the owner was excellent. We felt we had the most relaxing, enjoyable and stress free holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2022

  • "Welcomed all the extra items that were provided - including flapjacks."

    Rooms were clean and warm when we arrived and remained warm even through cold spells and the starter pack for the log burner extremely welcomed. Lovely location. Its our second visit and would most certainly hope to return sometime in the future. Many thanks to Sue.

    Reviewed by ThomasFeb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed my stay at The Sheiling."

    The cottage is clean, extemely well equipped and easier to find than I'd expected. The wood burner meant I was toasty warm even in January, and the bath was also very welcome after long walks. Speaking of which, there are some really good walks right on the doorstep of the Cottage. The Woodland Trust have established clear waymarked routes of varying lengths, and the cottage is also well placed for the Trossachs Trail and the National Cycle Network. I had super days in Glen Finglas, at Loch Katrine, around Loch Vennachar and in Callendar and Stirling - even in January there was plenty to do, though it's best to plan ahead to understand opening times etc in low season. The scenery is just epic.

    Reviewed by BrianJan 2022

  • "Wonderful location!"

    We absolutely loved our stay, nestled within the hills of the Trossachs. Plenty of walking to be done from the front door or to be used as a base for trips further afield. I managed to tick off Ben Lomond during our stay. The cottage is perfect for a little get away, very cosy. We loved it. The kitchen is very well equipped, we did eat in on a number of occasions. The village is very quiet, and very dark at night, perfect for viewing the night sky! There is a little tea room open Thursday to Sunday which we definitely recommend, very friendly staff and really nice food! We took a trip to Edinburgh from the cottage, just 90 minutes drive and you're there, makes for a good daytrip. So if you're wanting the best of both worlds, I'd recommend this cottage. The birds on the feeders on the back garden are brilliant to watch, we saw so many breeds! Blue tit, Great tit, Nuthatch, a pair of Goldfinch (for a few seconds), Woodpecker, and even a Sparrowhawk swooped down. A Red Squirrel even paid us a visit. Finally, Sue was great, she was up in the other house and was very easy to talk to and left us to it. The only downside was that we only booked one week. We will be back!

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2021

  • "The Sheiling is a very cosy, homely cottage which is is ideally located for exploring the beautiful woodland, hills and lochs of the Trossachs."

    It has all the essential equipment you need for a comfortable week's self-catering, and it was such a nice touch to enjoy home baking from the owner, which was there on my arrival. It was a very wet week during my stay, but I still managed to get out on walks or cycle rides every day, with interesting routes starting right from the cottage door. There is an excellent tearoom just down the lane, and a good bar / bistro nearby too. The bird feeders just outside the window always have plenty of interesting wildlife action, as testified in the visitor book. I travelled to the cottage by bicycle from Dunblane, so its a feasible option for non car owners, provided you're reasonably fit ! It was good to be able to keep my bicycle in the ample sized porch too. I would definitely hope to return again, preferably when the sun comes out !

    Reviewed by GinaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped kitchen but maybe larger freezer would help so shopping would be easier to plan."

    Beautiful garden as on the wild side which was great for the birds. Kept putting nuts out for the 'squirrels' but they would disappear through day when we were out but did glance one squirrel on the road in. Just peaceful and so relaxing.

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2021

  • "Beautiful property in stunning location."

    Excellent gardens for our dog (Albert the Springer) to play in between long walks. Loved the lemon drizzle cake, courtesy of the owner (Thank you Sue). All the cottage facilities were great. More than enough to do and the area is full of fantastic walking and wildlife for us outdoor lovers.Saw 3 Red Squirrels on separate occasions during our stay. Great property in a great area will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely quiet location and is well presented and well equipped."

    Reviewed by LizAug 2021

  • "The garden is a bit unkempt not sure if that is on purpose no flowers in baskets etc, the midges are very active."

    Not the cleanest place I have stayed in. Scenery amazing.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Lovely small cottage."

    Bed was super comfy and huge. We lit the wood burner and it was so relaxing and comfy. We couldn’t get the tv to work but there were dvds in the cottage. Great walks and cycling routes from the cottage. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2021

  • "Ideal holiday cottage, very clean and equipped with everything you could need."

    In an beautiful location too, on a hiking trail and with a wonderful garden to watch the birds. The homemade flapjacks that were left for us were a lovely treat too!

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant location there is lots to see in the surrounding area."

    Many walks and trails from the front door and its easy to get to other parts of Scotland. We visited doune castle which was beautiful, blair drummond safari Park, the hill house and rob roys grave to name a few places. The cottage has everything need and the wildlife in the garden adds to the experience its a very quite loction We hope to visit again next year.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "A perfect cottage in a beautiful part of the country perfect for walks galore."

    Reviewed by MOct 2019

  • "The directions for turning into the lane leading to the cottage were inaccurate as the turnings right and left were the other way round."

    Instructions talked about a green cottage whereas it was largely white with a green porch. Should point out the TV reception was variable. Had to use google to find out how to reset the box after it refused to change channels. It would have been helpful if there were instructions regarding the appliances.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a glorious setting."

    Reviewed by AlysonAug 2019

  • "Could not find a fault with this property if we tried, the accommodation is everything it says it is, it is in a perfect spot for walkers, bikers and even open water swimming."

    Will definitely be retuning to this property A***********

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

  • "The cottages is a lovely place : everything was perfect and so peaceful we had some wild animals in the garden."

    It is also an excellent starting place for walking in the region

    Reviewed by LucJun 2019

  • "The wildlife seen from the cottage was excellent with so close to the forest etc"

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage for people who like walking and wildlife, beautiful walks from the cottage and it has a wildlife garden which would not be out of place on Springwatch."

    The owner Sue is extremely helpful and the cottage well equipped. Lots of great photos of the bird life - from the kitchen windows. Wonderful a must for nature lovers.

    Reviewed by Julie-annJun 2019

  • "A good relaxing cottage, every thing you need n the cottage for a good holiday ..."

    A good relaxing cottage, every thing you need n the cottage for a good holiday the wildlife around cottage is entertaining very good would recommend

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "The cottage has everything you need for a enjoyable stay."

    Sue is a lovely lady, and she had left a cake and pint of milk which was a nice touch. The garden is so pretty with so many birds at the bird table.There are copies of walking trails in the area. We walked around Loch Venachar which is 12 miles and stunningly beautiful. The Venachar Lakeside Cafe is worth a visit. The fish platter was amazing! Had a drink at The Byre Inn but didn’t eat there. Lovely walk from Loch Katrine too, about 5 miles. The drive to Aberfoyle also lovely and golf course great. Golf course at Callender also very pretty (par 3 course). There are walks from the doorstep too!! Alfie (our working cocker was on his element). We were very lucky to have had an amazing week, weather wise, which did put the icing on the cake!! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2019

  • "Great to unwind, close to walking paths."

    No wifi, was a bit difficult but did us well

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2019

  • "Great holiday in a fabulous location."

    Lots of beautiful walks on the doorstep

    Reviewed by FranApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage equipped with everything you might need and more for a comfortable stay."

    Location is perfect with some great walks straight from door. The garden is wonderful and is ideal for bird lovers as there are many well visited bird feeders close to the cottage. Recommended all round.

    Reviewed by EileenMar 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect for our week’s break away to Scotland."

    There are so many beautiful walks to do straight from the house which is exactly what we were looking for. The local village is very pretty and has a fabulous pub which is also walking distance from the cottage. The dog loved the holiday and area too!

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at the shelling."

    It is very comfortably furnished and well appointed with everything we needed and more. The stove and firewood kept us very warm in the evenings. Would recommend and hope to return

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2019

  • "Met every requirement needed for a genuine getaway break!"

    Once you accepted the fact that there was no signal for the phone, you put it down and actually started looking at the wonderful spectacular outside the window! The first night was a bit spooky, lying in bed, listening to something skittering across the roof. But again, once you accepted the fact that you were visiting their back garden you realised that it would be quite good to have a glass roof!!

    Reviewed by UrsulaFeb 2019

  • "We loved it and it meet all of what we wanted would and will be going again"

    Reviewed by JillianJan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in fantastic setting with walks and bike rides on doorstep."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Superb cottage on great location."

    Plentiful wildlife and excellent range of interesting walks, both easy and hard, within local access. Very enjoyable and relaxing week.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2018

  • "We unfortunately arrived in the midge season, we’re told it was unusually bad ..."

    We unfortunately arrived in the midge season, we’re told it was unusually bad this time, the cottage would benefit from screens on the door to keep them out, we couldn’t open the windows or sit in the garden it was that bad, resorted to staying out all day and even went home a few days earlier, would go again but avoid may and June

    Reviewed by KimJun 2018

  • "The Sheiling is the most perfect hideaway, in a beautiful location."

    It's our second visit - we were so impressed last year, we couldn't wait to go again, and we weren't disappointed. The cottage is cosy but spacious, with lovely grounds and several seating areas meaning you can chose the sunny or shaded parts. It's fabulous to sit in with a cold glass of something after a day walking in the nearby amazing Trossachs. We were fortunate enough to go during this heatwave, and a fan had thoughtfully been provided. (It's worth a mention that the weather wasn't so fabulouse last year, and it was lovely to come back to the Sheiling and light the fire to dry out!) The cottage is comfortable, well equipped, close enough to Callender for facilities but remote enough to feel a world away from all the hustle and bustle. Our tips for days out would be Loch Katrine (if you're a walker, walk the 12.5 miles around the shore and catch the ferry back); the far shore of Loch Venacher for walking; and Loch Achray. They're all within 15 minutes drive. In Callender, we ate at The Old Rectory, which was delicious food and friendly service. It's worth a mention that it's really nice to be in touch with the owner directly for key collection - especially as Sue is so friendly and helpful. This personal touch is lovely. Can't wait to return :-)

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "This cottage is beautifully situated at the edge of a small village with stunning walks from its front door."

    The cottage is extremely well equipped with the largest and most comfortable bed I've ever slept in and has amazing birds and wildlife in its garden. Large number of bird feeders which are very well stocked and so have frequent visitors such as great spotted woodpeckers; Siskin, nuthatches and long tailed tits. Star attractions were the red squirrels outshone only by a pine marten at the nut feeder. It is a very peaceful and restful cottage. Whilst there is no wifi it was easy to find wifi in Callendar's cafes and pubs and actually being away from this added to our peace. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable but would not recommend it for anyone disabled."

    High step at door and kitchen floor uneven due to the flags.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2017

  • "This is a very nice,homely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    It was wonderful to see all the different kinds of birds coming to feed at the feeders.There was an intermittent mobile phone signal but a very short walk brings you to within range.The cottage was extremely well equipped though the seating was a little uncomfortable.The step to the front door is too high for safety if you are older but this could be easily rectified.I would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by ValSep 2017

  • "I have previously booked with one of your competitors but could not find a cottage I liked in this location on their website."

    I was pleased to find The Sheiling on your website; and then delighted when we arrived! This is definitely the best cottage we have booked in five years of cottage holidays. The exterior shots cannot do justice to the peaceful location and how lovely it is to enjoy the setting, the wild birds, the peace and quiet..... The bed is exceptional - we both have bad backs (my husband had major spinal surgery in February) and the bed here is of a very high standard - we have previously had to cut short our holiday due to poor beds, so this was a delight. The cottage is practical for guests with pets; cosy, beautifully furnished. To arrive to Lemon Drizzle Cake and milk in the fridge are lovely little touches! The Lemon Drizzle didn't last 48 hours :-) I have been home for one day and am already planning when we can make a return visit - hopefully that shows how much we loved staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Lovely and cozy inside beautiful surrounding garden. Location was great for walks, no shops in walking distance but Callander and Aberfoyle are both short drives away. The tea room did fantastic food but sadly the pub was shut. We went as a group of four friends and has a brilliant time. We would definitely consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by FrancescaMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped."

    Beautiful log burner. Perfect peace and quiet in a beautiful part of the Trossachs! Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2017

  • "Fantastic week away in a glorious spot, perfect for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life (no phone signal or WiFi) ."

    Lots of walking and biking without travelling far- or at all- and lovely to come home to the multi fuel stove. As well as the usual garden birds we saw woodpeckers, tree creepers, nuthatch and even a sparrow hawk and red squirrel in the garden. A wonderful place, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by ZoeDec 2016

  • "The cottage owner left many extras in the cottage to make our Christmas break one to remember real attention to detail including Christmas tree and Christmas welcome mat we would highly recommend this cottage if you want to get away from it all for a family holiday."

    Reviewed by AlistairDec 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful place."

    The surroundings was out of this world, if you want lots of water and plenty of mountains you could not find a better spot. Walks straight from the door with or without a dog. Good eating close by. The only minus is if in emergency what do you do as there is no phone reception and no wi-fi.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2016

  • "A well equipped comfortable cottage."

    This cottage is in an ideal spot to enjoy the many walks the Trossachs has to offer and these are right on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2016

  • "Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location!"

    Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by RebekahSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x 3ft single bed with en-suite basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, Wifi, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Please be advised that as from 2019 there will no longer be a bunk bed, there will be a 3ft single bed.

The property

Callander 7 miles.

A homely, detached cottage surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Trossachs National Park near Brig O’Turk and seven miles from Callander.

Fully refurbished providing comfortable accommodation, this cottage near Callander is ideal for couples, friends, or families looking to spend time together in one of the most striking parts of Scotland.

Set solely over the ground floor, this Trossachs cottage has a bedroom with a super king-size bed, and a room with single bed.

There is a kitchen with dining area in this Trossachs cottage, and the sitting room, centred around a cosy woodburning stove, opens on either side into the kitchen.

Outside, the garden is the ideal place to sit and drink in the surrounding views or swap stories of the day’s adventures over a delicious barbecue.

Brig O’ Turk plays host to a charming period tea room, as well as boasting the superb Byre Inn, and the popular tourist towns of Callander and Aberfoyle are both a short drive away.

Aberfoyle can be reached along the spectacular Duke’s Pass road showcasing stunning views as you climb up and down the twisting road.

Nestling in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this cottage near Callander is the ideal base to explore the stunning walking, cycling and fishing opportunities of this fabulous region.

Take a trip on a steamship on Loch Katrine, or indulge your inner ape on the range of treetop rope bridges and zip wires at the nearby Lodge Forest Visitor Centre.

Stirling is only 20 miles away so why not spend a day exploring its shops and cafés, as well as the spectacular views to be found from Stirling Castle upon its dramatic hilltop location?

This charming Trossachs cottage has something to delight everyone at any time of the year, perfect for exploring this marvellous region.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Stirling 14 miles, Loch Lomond 30 miles, Perth 37 miles.

The popular tourist town of Callander, in the Stirling region of Scotland, sits on the River Teith and is known as the Gateway to the Highlands. Located on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and surrounded by beautiful scenery, Callander has been a favourite stopping point for tourists on their way to the Highlands for over 150 years. There is evidence of a settlement here reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, and to demonstrate this, a little way east of the town is Scotland’s largest chambered cairn, along with several Iron Age forts to the west. A disciple of Columba of Iona, Saint Kessog preached in this area in the 6th century and there is a knoll, Tom na Chessaig or Hill of Kessog, named in his honour, set near the River Teith. The town today is brimming with shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, providing plenty of amenities. There are many walks and cycle paths around the town as well as the many lochs and hills of the nearby National Park. Callander is within easy reach of Stirling and Perth, and even Glasgow and Edinburgh can be found for a pleasant day trip either by car or train from Stirling.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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