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The Studio

(Ref. 957484)

Kilbryde near Dunblane, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • studio (23)
  • lovely (21)
  • peaceful (20)
  • place (18)
  • beautiful (18)
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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped and cosy."

    Enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing stay. Didn't stray far but found lots to do. Plenty of walking paths and trails in and around this area. Argaty red kites well worth a visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Marie4.4Apr 2024

  • "We had a great few days at the studio, perfect for relaxing."

    It’s clear the owners are taking good care of this property. It was well equipped for cooking and cleaning.The log burner and supply of dry logs makes this place! We never met anyone which suited us as we really needed a break, we will be back asap , thank you to all involved in the rental of the amazing place, ps wildlife is amazing,we seen the red kites chasing hares through the fields from the window

    Thanks for your kind words. I am working in the garden most days, dodging the rain! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a secluded location , perfect for relaxing."

    Couldn’t fault It at all

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2024

  • "We are return visitors to this wonderful cottage."

    Very peaceful stay in a beautiful location. Breakast basket and fire all set for arrival are welcome touches. Access to lovely grounds in the castle. Great place for an enjoyable getaway. Close to local amenities, too, if you wish days out.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, has everything you need and the welcome pack was a nice addition and very welcome."

    Very comfortable and cosy and handy for shop and railway station. Nice and peaceful and lovely views. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Studio is a quiet, comfortable and warm space."

    Perfect for seeing wildlife. Welcome pack and fire already set on arrival was very appreciated by us. Keen to return! Isobel and Bernie

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our stay in this cottage was truly delightful."

    The surroundings were remarkably tranquil and serene, with the beautiful castle next door adding to the charm. The location proved to be perfect, offering a balance of proximity to villages and larger towns while maintaining a peaceful countryside setting. The interior was exceptionally comfortable, and we found ourselves wanting for nothing. The cleanliness of everything was noteworthy. We would unquestionably return and highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Fan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Exactly as it says peaceful tranquil stay Stayed over Christmas and it was lovely ."

    The log burner makes this beautiful property so cosy no other heating is needed Lovely comfortable bed Beautiful views from inside and outside the property Lovely walks round the castle Regrettably due to partner waiting on major heart surgery we did not enjoy the castle gardens but will return to do so

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely place for a relaxing break."

    No real concerns but worth noting that one of the bedside lights wasn’t working and neither was the electric fire. Didn’t cause us a problem as the log burner kept us nice and warm. Hoping to come back in spring or summer to see the gardens at their best.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was absolutely amazing."

    We rented both the studio and the cottage. Both were perfect! I would go back in a heartbeat. Our host even had eggs, bread, cheese and butter for us to make a great breakfast. We wandered the beautiful garden area and I couldn't have been happier.

    Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciated. Carola Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful quiet place."

    Secluded but not isolated. Wood burning stove made it very cosy. Clean and comfortable. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Nov 2023

  • "We love the Studio, the location is perfect, we can't recommend it enough, the hosts are lovely."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time at The Studio."

    Great place to unwind and ideally located for seeing the local area. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would love to come back one day

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Sep 2023

  • "Really nice place."

    Bed and bedding extremely comfortable. All we could need. One slight thing could have been mentioned in the listing, single track road (With a few passing places) from the main road to the property.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at The Studio."

    So peaceful among the trees. The property had everything we needed including the big comfy bed and lovely powerful shower. Dunblane very close for shopping and eating out. Lots of beautiful scenery to visit.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very hard to find any fault at all, location was excellent, great views, peaceful."

    The owner left all the basics like milk , sugar, bread and butter . Nice touch. If you're lucky a Red Kite will show off.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the property but …."

    We are not walkers and toured in our car, it would have been nice to have loungers outside to lay on in the good weather, when it rained the noise of the rain hitting the skylights kept us awake at night, the 5 rugs on the floor were trip hazards and unnecessary especially under the coffee table and under the dining table why have them there? only having sufficient cutlery and crockery for 2 people although adequate if we wanted to offer refreshments to friends we were unable to do so

    Your comments are noted and we will respond as follows: - we do not consider it to be an appropriate area for loungers - there are many properties with skylight windows to provide extra light, not much we can do about the weather - the rugs on the floor are a matter of opinion and are not a trip hazard - we provide double cutlery and crockery for the amount of occupants staying, so there would have been 4 of everything. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous, large fully equipped studio, situated in beautiful gardens inside the castle’s estate."

    Waiting for us in the fridge was butter, milk and bread. A very thoughtful touch from our friendly hosts. We would not hesitate to recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2023

  • "Like paradise"

    Reviewed by Clemens5.0May 2023

  • "The Studio was lovely and cosy in a peaceful location except for bird song."

    It was lovely to sit and watch the Hares, Red squirrels and all the lovely birds. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was modern with a lovely powerful shower. The only things that let it down for us was chipped and cracked plates and dirty glasses. As well as this neither the bed linen or the towels were changed for the whole three weeks that we were there and the clothes airer needed replacing.

    Many apologies for this. A bad oversight on our behalf and not something that usually happens. All points noted . Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Apr 2023

  • "We were very comfortable in the Studio and loved being surrounded by wildlife."

    As advertised the bed was super comfortable and all other facilities were fine. The only minor negative was that two of the kitchin cuboard doors were somewhat insecure and needed great care to use, attention required. All in all a lovely quiet place to chill and unwind.

    Reviewed by Mick4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is our second stay at the studio this year."

    A perfect place for those seeking solitude and nature. Although there is plenty to do in the area you will probably not feel the need to leave the grounds. A beautiful place to “be” not “do”.

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Mar 2023

  • "The location is fabulous, easy to reach surrounded by greenery and peace."

    Many points of interest can be reached whether you are interested in history or in sports and nature. The property has enough space for two people and has everything you need. I didn't give it 5 stars for 2 reasons, maintenance and cleaning weren't the best. Let's say that if I had rented this Studio in a high season where the cost of rent is higher, for these reasons I would have given only 2 stars.

    Thank you for your comments and we are sorry that you didn’t find the property to your satisfaction. Having received your comments I checked the property and the only thing that I found awry was one loose tile in the shower room which will be dealt with. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Genny4.1Feb 2023

  • "Lovely place, second time stopping here."

    Thank-you.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Studio is beautiful, very comfortable and very peaceful."

    The castle grounds were lovely enjoyed walking around. We meet Carola and her dogs she is a very lovely lady very welcoming had to just let her know if we needed anything. Great few days away. Highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our owner was extremely helpful and helped us out with local information."

    We were given a lovely arrival gift. The only thing lacking was bags to put the rubbish in. A small thing only.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay, very peaceful."

    Carola was welcoming and the puppies brought us a lot of joy.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful quiet retreat giving access to lovely gardens at the castle."

    Lots of walks without leaving the estate and many tourist sites within an easy drive. Coffee shop at main road a big plus for a pick me up. Will definitely spread the word to our friends looking for a peace and quiet retreat.

    Reviewed by Ron4.4Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable especially the bed, very peaceful location."

    Lovely scenic surroundings. Everything supplied that we needed. Highly recommended. Ideal location for cyclists quiet country road from the door of the cottage and many traffic free routes in the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was super nice."

    The location and the warm equipment. We liked to go on vacation there. Thank you for everything. We will recommend you

    Reviewed by Holger5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Studio."

    All very clean and well equipped. A most welcoming pack of Goodies upon arrival; this included .. Milk, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Bread, Shortbread .. Thanks. It was such a pleasure to be able to walk around the owner's estate. Such colour to be seen within the gardens; along with beautiful woodland walks. We saw Hares and Red Squirrels; and heard Woodpeckers. Very Relaxing stay in this most Scenic part of Scotland. Thanks ... Janet and Mike; from Bournemouth.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay at a lovely location"

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

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 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 Kevin5.0Mar 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 Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Peaceful and idyllic."

    We didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by Kelli5.0Jul 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 Patricia5.0Jul 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 Julia5.0Jun 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 Steve5.0May 2021

  • "Peace and quiet and lovely scenery."

    Reviewed by Spencer4.7Oct 2020

  • "Good location."

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

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 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 Allen5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Tommy5.0Jul 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 Garry5.0Jun 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 Pauline5.0May 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 George5.0May 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 Helen4.7Apr 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 Margaret5.0Apr 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 Carlos5.0Feb 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 Yvonne5.0Feb 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 Sophie5.0Dec 2018

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

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Sep 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 Julia4.7Aug 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 Jo5.0Aug 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 Jill5.0Jul 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 Brian4.7Jul 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 Neil5.0Jun 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 Vera2.2Apr 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 Adam5.0Feb 2018

  • "The best place to write a book."

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

    Reviewed by Derick5.0Feb 2018

  • "Exactly as described."

    A perfect Experience.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Feb 2018

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

    Owners made us feel very welcome. Nice quiet location.

    Reviewed by Derek4.8Oct 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 and chairs where you can dine and look out at the trees and fields and there is a separate shower room off the dining area.

Step outside the front door and there is a private seating area with furniture and is the ideal place to breakfast al fresco and enjoy the sounds of the surrounding woodland as you plan your day.

A delightful cottage for a couple and close to many of central Scotland’s attractions.

Note: This property can be booked with ref 957483 and together they accommodate 6 people.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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