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The Studio

Kilbryde near Dunblane, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 957484)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay at a lovely location"

    Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerryMar 2022

  • "A beautiful, quiet location, and the snowdrops were marvellous."

    Would like to come again, and bring my wife next time!

    Thank you for your kind words. It is most welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2022

  • "We loved this little cottage."

    So warm and cosy. The bed was very comfortable. Kitchen just right.Bathroom was very nice.loved that it is off the beaten track. The cottage was nice and clean and presented very well.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Peaceful and idyllic."

    We didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by KelliJul 2021

  • "Such a beautiful place definitely will go back lots to do and enjoy the gardens are totally out standing and the forest well everything you would expect but with more than you would have thought So beautiful and the owners are kind and thoughtful it was a pleasure to be able to stay at."

    Such a beautiful lovely place .

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "What a lovely hideaway, yet just minutes from the A9."

    Easy to reach, yet utterly peaceful and off the beaten track. Very comfortable, huge, comfortable bed. Internet better than I had expected, ok I didn’t try streaming anything, but it all worked brilliantly. Red squirrels outside the front door, and plenty of wildlife to see. Easy to reach lots of attractions.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2021

  • "A beautiful studio in a beautiful setting."

    It had everything you could need and was so comfortable. We will definitely be going there again.

    Reviewed by JanMay 2021

  • "Peace and quiet and lovely scenery."

    Reviewed by SpencerOct 2020

  • "Good location."

    Excellent for visiting the surrounding area. Peaceful, comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2020

  • "The Studio was ideal for a restful tranquil break in a beautiful part of the world."

    It is well equipped and cleanliness was spot on. Down a narrow road and well off the beaten track. As I have visited this area many times before did not visit the usual tourist attractions of which there are many. Given the current situation with Covid the cottage was a good place to chill out, also in a handy position for Golf and Fishing nearby. In the light of the risks of travelling abroad will hope to use your services again in future.

    Reviewed by AllenSep 2020

  • "The Studio is a lovely wee cottage set in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by TommyJul 2020

  • "The best thing about this holiday was that although less than 3 miles from the main road north, the peace and tranquility of the cottage's setting was the defining quality."

    Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the fields was superb, walks in the castle grounds very relaxing, yet 5 minutes' drive took you to the main road.This is a place for real relaxation, as a retreat for a couple I cannot imagine anywhere better in the UK. When we went in mid-June, the sky didn't get truly dark at night, it was light to the North(!) at 00.30 most nights. And if you are looking for a touring base, The Studio is a good place to start. We visited Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond, the Lake of Menteith (only lake in Scotland!), Callander, Aberfoyle, Crianlarich, Creiff and Pitlochry.

    Reviewed by GarryJun 2019

  • "The Studio cottage was the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area."

    Very comfortable, with everything needed for a self catering holiday. WiFi was excellent. Unexpected welcome pack on our arrival. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2019

  • "We spent a very enjoyable week at this charming property which has been very sympathetically converted former kennels into a well appointed holiday destination."

    Set in the grounds of Kilbryde Castle it overlooks farm meadows where we have seen fox and deer in their natural surroundings. The studio is well appointed and warm on cold spring days with a very efficient wood burner. The owners are charming and very "hands on", nothing was too much trouble. A superb and relaxing retreat which we would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2019

  • "The cottage was well appointed, with everything we needed."

    It was clean and in good order. The internet stopped working after 4 days: this wasn't a problem for us as we used my secure hotspot. My only issue was having only one tea towel, this has been common to all the cottages we have used, and isn't really enough for a week. I would certainly book this again.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "The cottage was idylic and just what I needed."

    It was so peaceful and relaxing, but close enough to activities and major roads to make visiting other parts of Scotland easy and pleasurable. The wildlife around the cottage made relaxing there just as enjoyable as sightseeing. Finding essential groceries in the cottage and being able to make a cup of tea after a near 6 hour drive was a welcome bonus, Thank you.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2019

  • "Kilbryde is a lovely, scenic and peaceful place and we enjoyed everyday we stayed there."

    We booked the Studio for a month while we waited for the flat that we rented in Stirling to be ready, but immediately realised that we should have looked for a place close to Kilbryde. The Studio is very comfortable and has everything we needed, even for a long stay, and the wood burner just adds up in cosiness. The surrounding areas are great for relaxed walks, with the river, the wildlife (red and grey squirrels, rabbits and deer) and the castle gardens all just a few steps outside.

    Reviewed by CarlosFeb 2019

  • "The studio cottage is lovely the grounds are peaceful, lots of walks."

    Great place for a relaxing break or a base to sightseeing from

    Reviewed by YvonneFeb 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing location."

    Everything was exactly like the images shown. Such a wonderful week away and the best way to start 2019! Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2018

  • "This is a beautiful quiet place to stay full marks"

    Reviewed by LeonardSep 2018

  • "Very cozy accommodation far from all roads and all noise."

    Right next to a small castle. The small kitchen is very well equipped and nothing is missing. Ideal starting point to explore the Trossachs National Park.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2018

  • "The perfect retreat."

    So peaceful, beautiful rural location but with in easy reach of local facilities. Dunblane is a beautiful little city.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2018

  • "Beautifully designed space containing everything to make a stay luxurious, comfortable and practical."

    Underfloor heating in the large shower room, washer-dryer for catching up on laundry and the giant sized comfy bed... truly wonderful place.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2018

  • "Studio was a lovely place to stay in a tranquil setting."

    Very close to Stirling, Dunblane and Doune and excellent for travelling through to other places. Hosts were fine, only met once to get a high chair for our child and they were very accommodating - cottage was even ready before 3pm on the day of arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this part of Scotland!

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2018

  • "Had a great holiday."

    Accommodation was fantastic and in a really peaceful location. We have already booked to come again next year.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2018

  • "Have raised this matter with Sykes under Ref: COR-62334-CD but have not as yet had any update from you."

    Part of the outer cottage buildings were in disgusting condition, I have taken photographs. An entire day of our holiday was lost due to lack of information from the owners, a local running event meant no vehicular access in or out of the area. We subsequently had to re-arrange much of our holiday plans during the week. The advertised WiFi did not operate once during our stay. A problem with ants in the cottage was addressed by the owners but never resolved during our stay. Very, very disappointing holiday.

    Reviewed by VeraApr 2018

  • "Beautiful location, set amidst the scenic grounds of Kilbryde castle, with Red Kites circling overhead, and the trickling of water from the river Ardoch in the gorge below."

    The towns of Doune and Dunblane are a short drive away, or a pleasant hours walk, depending on your urgency. Very warm interactions with both Mrs.Campbell and a neighbouring family we met on the grounds. The cottage is fully stocked with everything you could need - including jigsaws - and offers a slice of wholesome tranquility thats very hard to leave! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2018

  • "The best place to write a book."

    The darkest place at night outside.Ideal for stargazers.just great.loved it.

    Reviewed by DerickFeb 2018

  • "Exactly as described."

    A perfect Experience.

    Reviewed by ChristianFeb 2018

  • "Very peaceful, relaxing holiday at the studio."

    Owners made us feel very welcome. Nice quiet location.

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with super king-size double bed, seating area and kitchen/dining area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, washing machine, DVD, WiFi (not streaming), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio area to front with furniture and access to owner's castle grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2.5 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception is very limited at this property
  • Note: Steep gorge down to river close to property and children should be accompanied at all times.

The property

This lovely detached cottage sits in a secluded location and is the ideal retreat for a couple.

All open plan, this spacious studio cottage has a super king-size double bed and a comfortable sofa with a wall mounted TV.

The well equipped kitchen area has a dining table...

Kilbryde Castle Cottages

These lovely cottages sit with others in the grounds of the owner’s castle in the countryside outside the cathedral city of Dunblane in Stirlingshire. The castle and the cottages nestle on the side of a gorge with the river Ardoch flowing at its base. These Dunblane cottages have been lovingly created from existing farm buildings and each has been uniquely furnished and decorated to provide a boutique mix of traditional character and modern amenities. Each property has an outdoor seating area and guests can enjoy roaming in the 15 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland that surround the castle. These cottages are approximately 100 yards apart and can be booked together, accommodating a total of six people. Dunblane is an attractive town sitting on the Allan Water dominated by its stunning cathedral, dating mostly from the 13th century. The station provides good rail links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. Visit central Scotland’s only Red Kite feeding station nearby and marvel at these wonderful birds in action. Why not enjoy the country walk or cycle to the village of Doune and explore its ancient castle or taste some malt whisky at the Deanston distillery and visitor centre. Delve into history in Stirling with its spectacular castle and the stunning monument to William Wallace. These properties are ideally located for exploring central Scotland with Fife and St Andrews, the Trossachs with their beautiful glens and lochs and even Loch Lomond all within easy reach.

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About the location

DUNBLANE

Stirling 5.9 miles; Perth 28.5 miles; Edinburgh 41.6 miles; Glasgow 31.3 miles

Dunblane is a small cathedral town situated six miles north of Stirling just off the A9 road which has been bypassed since 1991. Its main landmark is Dunblane Cathedral and the Allan Water runs through the town centre, with the Cathedral and the High Street on the east side. The nearby Victorian spa town of Bridge of Allan three miles away is a former spa town at the foot of the Ochil Hills near Stirling. It is named after the Allan Water, which flows through the town and on into the River Forth. With a history dating back to the Iron Age, the village formed in the 16th century when the ford was replaced by a stone bridge and mining of copper, silver and gold took place in the hills above. Today, the main street bears Alexander Henderson’s name and the town is prosperous and home to Stirling University, a golf club and many shops and restaurants. So much of central Scotland is within easy reach of Dunblane, and it has good road and rail links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews. The beautiful scenery of this area makes it a haven for walkers, cyclists, anglers and nature lovers, and golfers are especially well served with Gleneagles about 20 minutes' drive away, along with Carnoustie and St Andrews, about an hour’s drive away. The Ochil Hills are on the doorstep, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park a short drive to the north. Also nearby is the city of Stirling, Scotland’s youngest city and yet one that has so much history, specifically Mary Queen of Scots and William Wallace, with the historic Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument being well worth a visit. Dunblane offers an excellent central touring location, while closer to home is the historic Bridge of Allan.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas