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Muirmailing Cottage

Plean near Stirling, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 14772)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    Located in a lovely rural area on a farm, easy access to Stirling and Falkirk and beyond. Very spacious, very clean and the photos are absolutely accurate. I would happily rent this cottage for a long term if I lived in the area. Wendy was helpful and a great host. We really loved our stay.

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage!"

    Modern, comfortable in a country setting! Flowers and herbs, peace and quiet yet close enough to see the wonders of Scotland! We had a wonderful stay, cooked most of our meals as everything we needed was in the modern kitchen! Plenty of space yet cozy and clean, we felt right at home! The owners were friendly, kind and helpful! We did not want to leave! We highly recommend the cottage for a quiet, comfortable and peaceful stay in Scotland! Thank you for our enjoyable and relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by CarlaJun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage to stay in."

    The hosts are lovely people .

    Reviewed by GailJun 2022

  • "Muirmailing Cottage is excellent in every respect and it offers an ideal base for walking in a wide variety of settings."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2022

  • "Lovely quiet property on the outskirts of Stirling, very clean, very well equipped and well appointed."

    Absolutely ideal situation for touring the area and Wendy and Graham the owners couldn’t have been more helpful, we’ll be back.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2022

  • "Muirmailing Cottage was lovely with hosts, Wendy and Graham, who were warm and welcoming."

    The cottage is very well equipped and in a great location to explore the surrounding area. We had a great stay and would definitely book again and recommend booking.

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was a great base for visiting lots of places of interest. Wendy was very helpful when we asked for local knowledge. .

    Reviewed by KatharineApr 2022

  • "Well appointed property in an ideal situation for touring central Scotland."

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "The cottage was very nice"

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Brilliant location so peaceful great for chilling out."

    Wendy and Graeme (owners) made us feel so welcome. Look forward to returning sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a remote setting yet within short travelling distance of many places of interest."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Muirmailing Cottage.

    Reviewed by ColetteJul 2021

  • "Excellent and well presented cottage."

    The perfect base for exploring all areas. Wendy and Graham are very helpful and readily available. It is a quiet, relaxing spot but a car is essential. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything you need with all instructions and helpful advice given."

    It is a little secluded but Falkirk and Sterling are within easy driving distance. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "Lovely stay."

    Quiet & peaceful location. Spotlessly clean with everything that you could possibly need for staying in a cottage provided. Perfect hosts - helpful & friendly. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by AJun 2021

  • "It's a lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the surrounding area."

    The cottage is very clean and is very well equipped, we were short of nothing and the owner is very friendly. This was our second stay here and I'm sure it won't be our last.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    It is beautifully equipped with all possible fixtures and fittings. The setting is so peaceful and quiet - Covid seems to be miles away. The owners are welcoming and at hand with advice and local knowledge. We have been to a number of cottages in many different places but none have been as good as Muirmailing. We will certainly be returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Our second Sykes' cottage booking this year - this last minute break did not disappoint."

    A lovely cottage that has been thoughtfully renovated and designed. Lots of space, the kitchen and dining room were both really nice and the lounge was equally good - very comfy sofas! The downstairs shower room was well equipped and modern and the upstairs bathroom was also very smart. The 2 bedrooms were large with good sized beds. Lots of storage space for everything we took with us. The cottage had everything anyone would need. We took our own towels and used our own condiments/foil/cling film/cooking oil etc, but we didn't need to, the kitchen drawers and cupboards had so many items for people to use. We ate in at night, as we were out every day - it was nice and relaxing to be in MuirMailing for a week away. Wendy was lovely, very helpful -also really nice to see the ponies going out on the field when it wasn't too wet and the dogs were so well behaved. A really great place to stay - 40 minutes from Edinburgh - lovely walks around Stirling Castle and Edinburgh, plus the country park nearby. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location to explore large parts of what Scotland has to offer."

    We were able to get to both the west and east coasts, edge of the Highlands, Loch Lomond and the historic sites around Stirling. The cottage itself had everything we needed for allow us to relax comfortably and the owners were friendly and helpful including their dogs and cats. We would certainly stay there again when visiting the area.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "The cottage is very well equiped with everything we needed (with some things not available because of covid - but only things which are nice extras - dvds, games) The wi-fi was very good, even with 3 people online."

    The mobile signal on the 3 network was not very good but that was mentioned in the details of the cottage so expected. The showers were excellent. The beds were comfy, as was all the furniture. The kitchen is very well equiped. The cottage is very convenient for visiting Stirling, Falkirk, Glasgow and Edinburgh areas with lots of places of interest to visit within a reasonable distance. We would stay there again to visit the area and recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "Lovley comfortable accomodation."

    In a great location for touring so many places, our 2nd visit and still haven't seen everything within range! Wendy the owner is lovely, made us feel at home and not at all intrusive :) but there if we needed her 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Lovely clean place with everything you need, lovely friendly helpful host, and a great holiday!"

    The sun even smiled on us for a week!

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2020

  • "Muirmailing cottage has everything you could need and more for a relaxing, comfortable holiday."

    It is also very close to Stirling, shops and plenty of walks. Plean country park is just down the road and it is well worth spending a couple of hours there. Wendy was eager to make sure everything was as we wanted it and I'm sure would have acted straight away if anything wasn't right. Also, horses, cats, dogs and plants to indulge your passion for nature. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2020

  • "The owners couldn't have made us feel more welcome."

    Really nice cottage in a nice quiet location with lovely views of the hills and mountains to the North & East. Cottage very well appointed and felt really homely. Only regret is that we could only manage a short stay, when a week or two would have been perfect. Well positioned for the shops in Stirling and well situated to major roads to head down to Edinburgh or Glasgow or head north to the Trossachs and Highlands. Quite fancy going back some time in the not distant future. Many thanks to Wendy & Graham for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2020

  • "In these times it is not easy to relax in your holidays."

    but we had a great stay in wendy's muirmailing cottage and will be back someday. The house is perfect for small familys even with baby's!

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "The hosts were absolutely lovey, and couldn't have done more for us."

    They even offered help with the wedding we were attending.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage to stay in and in an excellent spot for exploring Scotland."

    We were staying mainly as our daughter was getting married nearby at Glenskirlie castle on Sunday! The cottage is a good size for 4 people, had everything you needed,was comfortable and very clean. The owner Wendy is friendly and helpful if you need anything during your stay. We will definitely be returning to Muirmailing cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2019

  • "The hostess was really friendly and helpful."

    This was one of the nicest properties we have stayed at in30 years of selfcatering.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2019

  • "Great cottage, had everything we needed for a relaxing week away."

    Close to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Lomond. Wendy couldn't have been more helpful. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2019

  • "We enjoyed it very much staying at Muirmailing Cottage."

    Perfect Location to visit Central Scottland. Once we entered the house we felt like coming in our 2nd Home far away in Scotland. You can feel that Wendy and Graham have planned and decorated the house with much love. We felt very welcomed. The kids enjoyed the dogs and horses. Thanks. We can recommend everyone to stay here. Greetings from Germany.

    Reviewed by JoergOct 2019

  • "Ideal home for a week and a great base to get to so many places and see so much."

    Lovely location will definitely return

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2019

  • "This cottage should be used as the standard for all your accommodations ."

    When we arrived we thought it had only just been opened it is like a showhouse ,everything looks brand new ,enough information about the local area plus all off Scotland to keep any visitor happy .

    Reviewed by SSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, homely and comfortable."

    The chocolates and shortbread provided on arrival was a very thoughtful touch. Everything we needed was there and very thorough information on the property and local sites to see. Nicely placed near local amenities and easy access for days out. Our hosts were lovely and went out of their way to help us when we needed it and was very much appreciated. We enjoyed our time spent here and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "Perfect accommodation, very friendly people, Great amount of material what to do."

    Reviewed by MatthiasJul 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    Thank you for the delicious strawberries and shortbread lovely touch. Easy to get around the area.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "We stayed in June with friends from the US."

    Spotlessly clean, excellent facilities and a great location We were all delighted with the cottage.

    Reviewed by DaleJun 2019

  • "Always a pleasure to return to Muirmailings,hopefully we will return many times in the future."

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "Cottage was fantastic superbly placed for seeing all the local site's,and the hosts were excellent great place to stay."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "The accomodation was wonderful, the property situation lovely and the welcome from the owners truly warm despite our 3A."

    M. arrival!! I would use the word faultless as an encompassing description at this beautiful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect and very clean."

    It met all our requirements and more. Spacious, very well equipped and very well presented. We were made to feel welcome by the owners who did everything possible to ensure are holiday went well. I would definately use this website again and will come back and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Muirmailing Cottage."

    There was excellent communication between Wendy and us who made sure we knew where we needed to go and gave us advice on the local area. The cottage itself was exactly how it appeared on the website. It was exceptionally clean and had all the facilities we needed. Wendy was so welcoming and really went above and beyond as a host. The area was perfect for accessing nearby Stirling, Edinburgh and Loch Lomund. Thank you so much for having us and for making it a lovely week away.

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2018

  • "Very clean and well-equipped cottage with everything we needed for a very good holiday."

    Well placed for lots of local museums and other places of interest.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculate, very comfortable, well equipped, and beautifully furnished."

    Wendy (the owner) was very friendly, helpful, and made us feel very welcome. The location was perfect for us, being very rural, but with very close links to three motorways.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "Everything was made for a pleasant stay,we felt really at home and Wendy always ..."

    Everything was made for a pleasant stay,we felt really at home and Wendy always made sure everything was to our satisfaction,look forward to our next stay

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "We were away for 5 weeks and this was certainly the best place we stayed."

    I could have unpacked my case and stayed forever. It was lovely, modern, clean and comfortable. Easy access to Stirling and directions for finding the cottage was spot on. Loved it.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "Muirmailing Cottage is a lovely, comfortable and very accommodating place to stay."

    The country setting is beautiful and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. We didn't want for a thing! I would definitely recommend this cottage to everyone, and hope to visit again myself.

    Reviewed by GailAug 2018

  • "Very high standard of accommodation."

    Everything we needed provided.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Good location for touring the area, lovely clean and well equipped cottage and nice friendly owners."

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2018

  • "As we are old, we have stayed in well over 100 holiday cottages in our lifetime ranging from the abysmal to the superb."

    Muirmailing Cottage is truly superb and the best yet! Would recommend this cottage to everybody.

    Reviewed by TerenceJul 2018

  • "Muirmailing cottage was by far the best accommodation we have stayed in so far during our last 2 months in Europe and the UK."

    Our hosts were great , location fantastic and accommodation made us feel like we were at home.

    Reviewed by GregJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage owners were very nice made us feel very welcome would go again without doubt"

    Reviewed by SylviaJun 2018

  • "What an outstanding cottage!"

    Absolutely everything was perfect - it was beautifully appointed, stunning views, with a very warm welcome from the cottage owner. We are ‘Outlander’ (books and tv series) fans, and the location was perfect for touring the area. We visited several filming locations which actually took us to castles, palaces, villages etc. we may have ordinarily overlooked. A thoroughly enjoyable week with our friends from America, even the weather was kind to us. Don’t hesitate in choosing Muirmailing Cottage for your holiday - you will not be disappointed!

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2018

  • "Perfect, complete and lovely cottage."

    Also lovely hostess/owner Wendy with good tips and advise. If there were more stars to give, we would!

    Reviewed by DApr 2018

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and warm."

    It contained every thing we needed for the week. Hosts were very nice would certainly recommend to others that wanted a relaxing holiday in that area of Scotland.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage , great location for exploring central Scotland , every thing about this cottage is fresh bright warm and well equipped , lovely warm welcome from Wendy ,,with tips where to see and explore, many thanks for letting us come a week later!"

    The weather made it it impossible to get there on our booked week !! The four of us had a great week despite the weather, in this lovely cottage would highly recommend we will definitely go again !!!

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2018

  • "Very happy holiday here due to genuine warm welcome - the quality throughout the property and exceptionally good location for visiting central Scotland."

    Reviewed by Christine JulieAug 2017

  • "One of the best place we have ever been."

    Reviewed by ArnaudJul 2017

  • "Wendy and Graham made us feel very comfortable and at home and were very obliging"

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2017

  • "We have only said we would not consider rebooking this cottage as we never go to the same property/location twice."

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage, clean, spacious with lovely decor throughout."

    Great location

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2017

  • "Well located and well maintained cottage."

    ... placed wonderfully..... and pleasant environment all along. Although our trip was short i would recommend going there for more than 3 nights

    Reviewed by PrabhuDec 2016

  • "Warm welcome."

    up to date modern facilities within the cottage. Excellent location for both walking holiday and visitor attractions. Would stay at this cottage again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2016

  • "A wonderful stay."

    The home was bright airy, beautiful view, especially from the upstairs bedrooms, which were spacious clean, by far exceeded our expectations. The owner of the cottage couldn't do enough for us, as far as suggestions for worth seeing areas, directions, even helped us with a dilemma regarding another booking a week later.. She went above and beyond. We loved the farm atmosphere, the owner was a champ with the animals, absolutely nothing we could say remotely negative. We give this a 10 plus.... best cottage we have ever rented, and we've rented quite a few in Europe. Thanks Wendy, you were a champ, and you were so very helpful in all respects. The four of us loved the stay.

    Reviewed by ElisabethSep 2016

  • "Felt a little overlooked by the owners due to the property being located in between their house and driveway which meant having to pull blinds down constantly to ensure privacy."

    Despite this, the cottage was beautiful and in such a great location for exploring Scotland.

    Reviewed by PollyAug 2016

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  • Two double bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating from air-source heat pump with underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Mobile phone signal is variable at this property
  • Note: Sloping ceiling and reduced head height in bedrooms
  • Note: The owners have 2 cats and 2 dogs, and there are two ponies in the field around 300 yards from cottage
  • Note: This property only accepts a maximum of two children, this is inclusive of infants
  • Note: booking for this property are for holiday makers only, no workers, insurance bookings - please call Sykes with any queries

The property

Stirling 5.5 miles.

A delightful, barn conversion situated next to the owner’s home and small, family-run plant nursery near Plean.

Surrounded by beautiful Stirlingshire scenery and well-appointed throughout to provide quality holiday accommodation, this Stirling cottage is ideal for those wishing for an attractive base from which to explore this scenic and historic part of Scotland.

Offering flexible sleeping arrangements, this beautiful West Plean cottage has two bedrooms on the first floor, which can either be prepared as twins or doubles on request, making it perfect for almost every group’s needs.

The ground floor accommodation at this Stirlingshire self-catering cottage benefits from underfloor heating and comprises a stylish kitchen with a dining area and a delightful sitting room with a door that opens out to the patio.

Outside this Stirling holiday accommodation is a charming patio garden, which overlooks the owner’s plant nursery across to the fields beyond, and provides a perfect place to enjoy alfresco meals together on warm evenings.

Visit Plean Country Park for excellent walking and cycling amongst a wide variety of thriving animal and plant life, enjoy a a drink at the local coffee shop,or try fishing, or riding at the nearby riding school.

Discover Scotland’s captivating history at the monument to William Wallace, the Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre or within the ancient walls of Stirling’s imposing castle.

With vibrant Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as Fife, Loch Lomond, Falkirk Wheel and Gleneagles golf resort all within easy reach, this Stirling cottage is a wonderful base, with something for everyone.

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About the location


Falkirk 12 miles; Glasgow 30 miles.

Stirling is Scotland’s youngest city and yet one that has so much history, specifically Mary Queen of Scots and William Wallace. ‘He who holds Stirling holds Scotland’ was the advice that inspired many famous battles including Bannockburn, and the story of Stirling’s history is evident today in the Old Town, which also boasts family ghost walks and tales from the graveyard. Stirling Castle boasts a superb, dramatic cliff-top location overlooking the city and provides a stunning outlook from its battlements to the mountains, cliffs and winding River Forth snaking away to Edinburgh. The nearby Wallace Monument also offers breathtaking views for those willing to attempt the steps to the top! Stirling is a university town and, as such, has many restaurants, bars and coffee houses as well as extensive shopping facilities. Its central location offers excellent access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, each less than an hour away by car, while closer to home is the historic, Victorian spa town of Bridge of Allan.

Note: This property only accepts a maximum of two children, this is inclusive of infants.
Note: booking for this property are for holiday makers only, no workers, insurance bookings - please call Sykes with any queries

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas