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Apartment 2

(Ref. 1044861)

Buchlyvie, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "So much potential."

    As you head up the drive & the house comes into view it is indeed an impressive sight. Even on entering Apartment 2, it is easy to imagine the house in it's glory days with the high ceilings, wooden floors & large fireplaces. However you don't need to be there long before the cracks begin to show (quite literally in some cases). Begining in the kitchen, the drawers in the freezer were moldy around the edges & one drawer was missing. The windows were dirty on the inside, the paint on the window sill was peeling & even where it wasn't, the finish was very poor. There were four out of five bulbs not working in one of the fittings, the lighting in the work area was terrible & although there were striplights under the cupboards they didn't work. Despite the huge amount of cupboards in the kitchen, it was poorly equipped with utensils & most of the cupboards were empty & some of the crockery & cutlery needed washing prior to use. There was also a cardboard box in the corner containing rubbish & there was rubbish still in the bin. This may have been from previous tennants but should have been checked. Whilst an AGA looks very nice & is in keeping with the style of property perhaps a Range cooker may be more suited to modern life whilst still looking the part. Quick one pan meals are not really suited to an AGA that has only boil & simmer hot plates with no control. Also a useable table/ worktop close to the AGA/ cooker would be helpful (maybe a small, wheeled Butcher's block or similar) rather than having to keep walking about 6 metres between cooker & prep area. You could use the dining table I guess but it is a bit low for prepping. The AGA also made it very hot as it is on all the time & most of the windows were painted shut. The bedrooms (formerly the Library) were large & bright but again there were bulbs not working in one of them & there were only eight wooden coat hangers plus one cheap plastic one between both rooms. The bathroom although large, had just a basic cheap bath with electric shower over. Again the decoration was poor & there was the inside of a toilet roll under the radiator in the corner. The porch leading to the front door had only a battery motion sensored light on the floor which made it very difficult to see the keyhole if entering or leaving in the dark. If you first arrived in the dark it would be extremely difficult to see the numbers on the keysafe. It is obvious (& normal) that the building has gone through a number of changes (even to the extent of having plastic double glazed windows installed in places -who, how, why??) in it's life but whether the current owners or previous ones have "converted" it to it's present condition, it needs a lot more time, effort & care (& money) spent on it to really do the house justice. I believe that the main part of the house is converted into a larger two floor apartment. This was occupied by a group of Americans while I was there & I was told that they had been before & it was very nice so maybe there are plans for improvements elsewhere although I won't hold my breath. The faults I noticed are not recent. Despite all that negativity I would consider staying there again but would want to know that significant improvements had been made.

    Reviewed by Leslie2.8Apr 2024

  • "Some lovely touches such as flowers and fruit and cake but not bread or milk which seemed odd re the care package."

    Only shampoo in the bathroom and no conditioner or shower gel or handsoap which seemed odd compared to the first Sykes property we stayed in. Also, no kitchen roll re the expansive amount of surface and counter tops this beautiful kitchen provides. Property could be noisy depending on other guest behaviour. Also it could be cold if you weren't used to lighting fires! Aga gorgeous. Rooms gorgeous Views amazing! Good directions to the location and drive a little bumpy if you were attending in a low suspension vehicle. Generally an elegant, off grid experience with amazing space and beautiful local wildlife such as Red Squirrels and friendly neighbourhood cats! In the second bedroom the light fitting did rattle when guests walked overhead and some bulbs needed replacing in the kitchen

    Reviewed by William Edward4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great apartment, quiet and relaxing, very spacious and well situated to visit trossachs national park."

    Reviewed by Maxime4.4Aug 2023

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Double in each
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking available
  • Shared rear garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.6 miles

The property

Situated in the charming village of Buchlyvie, Stirling is this impressive, ground-floor apartment, Apartment 2.

Featuring historic and traditional features throughout, ample off-road parking and a lovely location near the Queen of Elizabeth Forest Park, Apartment 2 welcomes four guests, ideal for a family or group of friends seeking to explore all that this lovely corner of Scotland has to offer.

After unloading your belongings, be instantly impressed by the spacious kitchen/diner, well-equipped with all the essentials required to make your self-catered stay a success; settle down at the dining table ready to tuck in or venture outside to the shared garden where you can delight an alfresco affair, popping corks until the sun sets in the distance.

When the evening grows cooler, retreat to the inviting sitting room and light the woodburning stove, making yourself feel at home as you curl up on the plush sofa and click on the TV to indulge a movie marathon with your loved ones.

When sleep eventually calls, two charming bedrooms await, including a king-size and twin, each well-equipped with plenty of storage and pretty views overlooking the garden.

Whisk your loved ones away on an exciting trip to Scotland, with a stay at Apartment 2.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1044859 together sleeping 16 guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ST-00064-F

Auchentroig House Retreats

Nestled in the charming village of Buchlyvie, Stirling is this striking group of properties, Auchentroig House Retreats. Benefitting from ample off-road parking, original features and tradition décor throughout, in addition to an enviable position in amongst the Scottish countryside, Auchentroig House Retreats is the perfect choice for families, groups of friends or even couples who are seeking to get away from it all. Buchlyvie lies on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and offers a pub and restaurant, as well as access to the nearby Flanders Moss nature reserve, an important wildlife habitat formed over 8000 years ago, Strongend mountain, which is the highest peak of the Fintry Hills and offers some breath-taking scenery at the summit, while the hills themselves offer several scenic walking routes to enjoy. Head into the national park and explore the Lochs on foot, bicycle or by boat, the most famous of which is Loch Lomond, known for its legendary monster thought to inhabit its waters! Join the West Highland Way, a 154km-long path that runs from Milngavie to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and offers hill walking as well as opportunities for mountain biking and horse riding, and is Scotland's first Long Distance Route, designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by Scottish National Heritage. Hikers will enjoy the challenge of climbing Ben Lomond, on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, standing at 974m and on a clear day, is visible from Ben Nevis and why not spend an afternoon exploring the grounds and gardens of Balloch Castle and Country Park, surrounded by 200 acres and offering nature trails, guided walks, and picnic lawns, so you can enjoy lunch whilst overlooking the pretty Loch? The city of Stirling is a short drive from the property, with its medieval castle set on a craggy volcanic rock, as well as the National Wallace Monument, a site commemorating William Wallace and proudly displaying his sword.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Aberfoyle 11 miles, Loch Lomond 11 miles, Stirling 14 miles.

The village grew originally in the 17th century due to its location on the old military road which is now the A 811 and developed further with the arrival of the railway between Stirling and Balloch, at the south end of Loch Lomond. A further connection was added to Aberfoyle to accommodate the increasing tourist numbers. The lines were all discontinued by the 1950s and the main route through the village is the main A811 between Stirling and Loch Lomond. The village today has an inn, a supermarket, post office and coffee shop/ pottery shop and an art gallery. Most of central Scotland can easily be accessed from the village with Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling and Glasgow all within easy reach.

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