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The Old School Bike Shed

(Ref. 1076252)

Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (17)
  • maggie (16)
  • shed (15)
  • bike (15)
  • martin (14)
  • comfortable (12)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "Martin and Maggie have thought of everything in their delightful holiday home."

    Lovely hosts who instantly made us feel welcome. The Old Sciool Bike Shed is extremely comfortable and a great place to stay. We couldn't fault it. Future holiday accommodation anywhere has a lot to live up to! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place run by very nice people."

    Extremely quiet. Of course it's a little bit in the middle of nowhere but on the other hand it is surrounded by lots of nice places to visit and that can be reached within half an hour. Excellent place for happy vacation.

    Merci pour votre gentillesse....it was lovely to meet you both and thank you for staying at The Bike Shed...I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the sun shone....I do hope you had a safe journey back to France and the remainder of the summer is lovely and sunny.....thank you again and all all best wishes Martin & Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean-pierre5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stayed for a week in July and received a warm welcome from Martin and Maggie."

    The bike shed had everything we needed and more. We were left a fab food package , Wine even some delicious homemade shortbread. We had a very relaxing time away so peaceful. Highly recommend .

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your week at the Bike Shed....it is somewhat unusual and it's lovely to receive compliments although we also need to know when/if something goes wrong....do hope you've been able to enjoy the remainder of the summer....thank you again for staying at the Bike Shed Martin & Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2023

  • "A gem and enjoyably different experience."

    Made a couple of pensioners feel like teenagers again. Quite wonderful to have everything you need at a couple of arns length....I took the measurements to build my own!!! Loved it.

    Very many thanks for your lovely comments....The Bike Shed is unusual and it's so important to us to have guests honest opinions...during the closed winter months we plan to make a few changes such as installing an oven which hopefully will make life easier for our guests.....thank you for staying at The Bike Shed Martin & Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "Better than a Hotel ,The Bike Shed ,Dykehead ❤️❤️❤️❤️ We spent a brilliant week away for our 50th anniversary and my 70th birthday, at the Bike Shed ."

    Maggie and Martin are a lovely couple nothing was to much trouble ,we got left a loaf ,bottle of wine ,coffee's, tea bags ,bottle of milk .We were so comfy there and the shower is better than the one we have at home. We loved it around there but I must admit the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies were my favourite

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2023

  • "What a fantastic property."

    We have stayed in cottages previously but this is by far the best we have stayed in and you would not find a better place nor hosts. Maggie and Martin are excellent hosts and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. We were so sorry to have to leave and would not hesitate to return. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed his stay and Maggie and Martin have made their garden very secure and dog friendly. Altogether a great experience in a beautiful location.

    Thank you so much Margot and Ian for your lovely comments....to be honest we really enjoyed our chats and laughs and was amazed at how adorable and well behaved Harry was even when the weather was almost too hot!! Do hope your journey home wasn't too busy and wish you all a safe and happy summer. Our sincere thanks to you for staying at the Bike Shed and a delight to meet you both...Martin & Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margot5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful location, a perfect cottage for a romantic short break for two - plus dog!"

    So delighted you enjoyed your stay in The Bike Shed as it's important to us to know of any problems that may need to be sorted. Hope you have a lovely summer and some more time to relax in the sunshine. Our sincere thanks to you for booking with us at The Old School Bike Shed....Maggie & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "Martin and Maggie were outside to welcome us they are friendly people and said they were there if I we required anything just give us knock, they were never inclusive but good to know that they were on hand should we require any thing."

    We were very comfortable and highly recommend them.

    We really do appreciate your lovely comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Bike Shed. The weather was better than expected...we tend to feel guilty when the weather is wet and disappointing!! Do hope the summer is warm and we can all enjoy the sunshine. Thank you so much for staying at The Old Bike Shed and hope you had a safe journey home.....Martin & Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Old Bike."

    As other guests have mentioned, the WiFi is a little slow, but this didn't bother us - we weren't in that often! The surrounding area is amazing so the Old Bike shed is perfectly situated for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trussochs. The welcome goodies were amazing - especially Maggies homemade shortbread! Mandy & Adam.

    Very many thanks for your lovely comments as we really appreciate ideas how we can improve the facilities in an attractive but limited space. Delighted to provide a welcome pack as not being near shops it allows guests to have a tea/coffee/wine and shortbread on arrival and the BBQ is easy to use in the warmer weather. Thank you for staying at the Old School Bike Shed and do hope you have an enjoyable and warm summer....Maggie and Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had the best stay at the Old Bike Shed!"

    Maggie and Martin made us feel so welcome with extra touches like homemade shortbread and wine provided for us. The house was spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed to cook. We loved the bath and the huge comfy bed. The only thing we'd point out is that the wifi is quite slow so maybe not good enough for video calls etc., but is just about enough to stream a movie. Looking forward to returning!

    Thank you for your lovely comments...it's really important and helpful that our guests are honest about things that can be improved. Unfortunately we're unable to improve the broadband...we have tried many times but due to the fact we are rural our complaints have been ignored. However we're delighted you had a really enjoyable stay along with gorgeous sunshine!! It's such a pleasure to provide a welcome pack with all sorts of items which you're able to relax and enjoy and hopefully it'll be a warm summer that we can all enjoy. Such a pleasure to meet you both and our sincere thanks for staying at The Old School Bike Shed....Maggie & Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Martin and Maggie welcomed us when we arrived and offered help if we had any problems."

    The Bike shed is comfortable and situated in a lovely part of the Trossachs. We had a lovely time there and the homemade shortbread was lovely! Thank you.

    Thank you Elaine and David for your generous comments and pleased that you both enjoyed your week at the Bike Shed...weather wise it was freezing but to hear you were really warm and had lovely walks in the sunshine was a great relief as it was early in the year. Equally it was lovely to meet you both and to hear about your life in Nepal which we could have listened to for ages. Do hope your drive home wasn't to arduous and that you have a lovely warm summer. Thank you again for booking at the Old School Bike Shed. Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely clean, comfy and so peaceful."

    Very friendly owners so happy to share there Bike Shed. Many Thanks Maggie and Martin, we loved it Hope to see you again next Year.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday very cosy, clean accommodation."

    Welcome pack amazing . Area very good for walks, cycling, good food facilities in Aberfoyle. Highly recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2022

  • "Exceeded expectations."

    Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by James4.1Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic location, wonderful hosts and great self catering venue."

    We were well looked after and found the location perfect for walking, paddle boarding and exploring the area. Maggie and Martin could not have been any more helpful and considerate. A lovely little gem and we are very likely to go back.

    My sincere thanks Jemma for all your lovely comments....really helpful to us to hear about the places you explored and enjoyed as there may be a place or activity we hadn't listed. Fortunately the cows didn't disturb you very early.....always a bit of a concern! Really enjoyed meeting you and Matt and so pleased you found all the maps and info helpful also that you were able to make good use of the BBQ. Do hope you have time for more paddle boarding during the remainder of the summer. Take care and again thank you so much for staying at The Old School Bike Shed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Aug 2022

  • "We would like to thank the owners for the lovely stay at the Old Bike Shed."

    Ideally placed for visiting the Trossachs. Lovely local walks with beautiful scenery & wildlife. Great welcome pack provided with Maggies homemade shortbread. Would definitely stay again if in the area

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation for couples or a single person."

    Welcome pack, books and maps, all carefully thought out. Lots of windows make it a light room, along with providing lovely views. The hosts are very welcoming and can provide great local knowledge for anything you need.

    What lovely comments...thank you. We do enjoy meeting new people but sometimes feel rather guilty when the tractor goes along the road at 6.00am!!! Do hope you enjoy the rest of the summer....Martin and Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Old Bike Shed is a lovely place to stay."

    It is extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and in a lovely quiet location. The owners are really very welcoming and thoughtful.

    Thank you so much for your really kind remarks....lovely to meet you both and hope you have a very enjoyable summer Martin & Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Hello Margie and Martin."

    We had a very good time and enjoyed all the luxury of the old bike shed, best regards, Marien and Tineke

    Thank you Marien and Tineke so much for staying at the Old School Bike Shed and for your lovely comments. It was a delight to meet you both and wish you a safe journey back to the Netherlands......Martin and Maggie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marien5.0Apr 2022

  • "Me and my partner stayed at the bike shed from the 19th March for a week and we had a wonderful stay, weather was a massive bonus."

    We seen Maggie and Martin on arrival and they are the most wonderful couple, very helpful and so friendly really made us feel welcome. The bike shed is clean and has a lovely comfortable bed. The bathroom is great and has a very good shower and bath. It also has the facilities needed for a self catering stay, Although there is no full oven it does have 2 hobs and a combi microwave oven to use which was fine for us. Maggie and Martin provided the most amazing welcome pack..we were over the moon and very appreciative, Maggies short bread was gorgeous.The bike shed is in a great location, lovely and quiet, waking up to the views was amazing. Short drive to Aberfoyle for any shops and restaurants, also short drive to any walking trails in the area and there are plenty of walking or cycling trails to choose from. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the area. We will definitely be back to explore more of the surrounding areas and will definitely choose the old school bike shed. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again and all the best.

    Thank you Rebecca and Brad for such wonderful feedback. We love doing our holiday let but most of all it's very important to us to know our guests feel welcome and comfortable in a spotlessly clean property. The welcome pack provided for our guests is our way of saying 'thank you' for staying in The Old School Bike Shed. We loved your wonderful sense of humour...such a tonic. Thank you for being truly amazing guests and all the best to you both . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "A Very Warm welcome from Maggie & Martin, Enjoyed a wonderful relaxing 2 week break."

    Lovely open views from the large windows. Cozy accommodation, Nice bathroom. Cooking facilities are adequate with a bit of planning, maybe an extra saucepan & a bit more freezer space would be handy, however there are good meals to be had whilst out & about, you're on holiday afterall. Thank You both very much, oh & how could i forget Maggies short bread & welcome pack, very welcoming & after a long drive saves having to dash to the shops. Best wishes for the future. Hope to see you again soon, Best wishes Patience & Phil

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a small but very comfortable cottage."

    Excellent use of space good location & wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    Bike shed super and Spotless. Maggie and Martin were really so kind and helpful. And Maggies shortbread gorgeous. .PERFECT HOLIDAY?

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Has most relaxing holiday at Maggie and Martin's place."

    Very comfortable, lovely little garden area, hosts are fantastic with very generous welcome pack and THE best shortbread ever ! Will definitely be back to this wee oasis of calm.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing property!"

    Amazing & helpful owners!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    The cottage was lovely, very welcoming with delicious shortbread!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a wonderful accommodation."

    Great hosts in Maggie and Martin. A very fulsome welcome pack. Thankyou. We cycle and found the venue ideal for access to tracks and trails. The pictures of the venue show exactly what is available. One large extremely comfortable very well equipped room with lovely bathroom and brillant shower and bath. The TV was not important to us and although we followed the instructions it did not work. I'm sure our hosts would have helped but the issue was not important for us. Maggie provided exquisite shortbread; the whole experience gets a thumbs up from us. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Maggie and Michael went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and comfortable."

    The Old bike Shed is a great place to stay - lovely location of surroundings and easily placed to drive to different locations. The bike shed was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Maggie and Michael are great hosts and should be proud of themselves for making our holiday special. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Chloe Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic place with lots of beautiful scenery."

    Small but super tidy and comfortable. Can go for a little walk around the Bike Shed and visit those little goats, very refreshing. And the best part, Maggie and Matin are the loveliest people you could ever meet.

    Reviewed by Golnoosh5.0Jun 2021

  • "Teriffic accommodation, very comfortable & clean, the owners were very friendly & supplied us with a breakfast hamper that lasted the week."

    Great location to stay, close to Loch Lomond & Callander. can't wait to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "The bike shed was really lovely and comfortable, good place for base to look around the area."

    The couple that own it are very nice and friendly and say just to ask if you need anything.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • All-single-storey
  • One double bed in open-plan living space with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, shower stool, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric hob, Combi microwave oven, small fridge and under counter freezer, coffee maker, Tower Omelette Maker
  • Washing machine and dryer by arrangement with the owner
  • TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board
  • Shared driveway with owner, parking for two cars
  • Patio at front of property with furniture and electric barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.8 miles
  • Note: Owners live in The Old School next to the property
  • Please NOTE: There is a step from the main room into the bathroom
  • We have added a shower stool in the bathroom
  • Note: This property accepts 1 well-behaved dog but all dogs must be kept on leads due to seasonal farming livestock and farmers rights

The property

Aberfoyle 7 miles. Resting in the small village of Dykehead, near Port of Menteith is this open-plan shed conversion, The Old School Bike Shed.

Set out on the ground floor and sleeping two guests, The Old School Bike Shed is a pocket-size and welcoming setting for your next Central Scotland getaway, within easy reach of Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

A large shared driveway with The Old School greets you on arrival, with room to park up to two cars at the front of the property, before you step onto the patio where there is furniture and a BBQ to enjoy some outdoor dining whilst embracing the peacefulness of the area.

As you step inside the delightful shed conversion, you are welcomed by a homely open plan living space with a cute dining room table for two, to enjoy breakfast whipped up in the kitchenette, a double bed with a Smart TV for the more relaxing evenings and two cosy chairs looking out on to the beautiful views, or space to play some board games by the fire.

Stepping through the property, there is a large bathroom with a walk-in shower or choice to soak in the bath.

Dykehead itself hosts the annual Doune The Rabbit Hole Music Festival and is on the edge of The Trossachs National Park which is home to Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Go Ape Adventure Park and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, it is also just a short drive to the village of Aberfoyle which has a supermarket, restaurants, pubs, post office, and coffee shops.

There is an 18 hole golf course here.

Further afield you can drive to the bustling city of Glasgow or Stirling which has a golf club, a playground with a seasonal pool, a train station and ample shops, restaurants and bars, it is also the home to many historical landmarks like Cambuskenneth Abbey, the National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.

For a scenic trip to Central Scotland, choose The Old School Bike Shed.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ST-00242-P

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About the location

ABERFOYLE

Stirling 19 miles.

The village of Aberfoyle lies within The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, a popular tourist destination. From Aberfoyle there is easy access to Loch Katrine, where you can take a gentle boat cruise, or the Lake of Menteith, reputed to be the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout in Central Scotland. Aberfoyle itself offers a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. It has its own 18-hole golf course, and for the more adventurous, the largest ‘Go Ape’ experience in the country, situated at the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre. Approximately 20 minutes’ drive away is the Glengoyne Distillery where you can enjoy the Scottish malt whisky experience, or head towards the shores of Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in Britain, offering a variety of activities. Within The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park there are a huge variety of attractions; enjoy a gentle stroll through the Balloch Castle Country Park or the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, or, for the more adventurous, the mountains offer challenging walks and climbs. For a family day out, stop off at the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park on your way to the nearby city of Stirling, with its ancient castle and Wallace Monument of great historic interest. Further away, the city of Edinburgh is well worth a visit.

Please NOTE: There is a step from the main room into the bathroom. The bathroom has a shower stool.

Washing machine and dryer available by arrangement with the owner.

Note: This property accepts 1 well-behaved dog but all dogs must be kept on leads due to seasonal farming livestock and farmers rights