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Secluded And Stylish Rural Retreat Close To The Hills And The Bright Lights

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Stunning rural retreat, 2 bedrm, 2 ensuite, within easy reach of the cities

The Kist (a historic term for a linen box or treasure chest) is a stunning contemporary lodge set in private grounds in a beautiful rural location. A large deck area and a panoramic window in the main room allow visitors to enjoy the country experience whatever the weather. You may well find deer grazing in the garden of a morning.

The Kist is set in glorious countryside, but is close enough to Glasgow to enjoy all the cultural and shopping attractions of a big city. Some of Scotland's most spectacular countryside, including Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the West Highland Way, are nearby. Historic Stirling is within easy reach and the Castle is definitely worth a look. Both Edinburgh and Perth are about an hour away by car.

The stylish glass fronted open plan living area includes a fully fitted kitchen complete with integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

The large decked area to the front is the perfect way to enjoy sunny evenings and yes, there is a barbecue if eating al fresco is your thing.

There are two double bedrooms, both en-suite, with one set up as a twin room. The master bedroom has a p shaped bath and Mira shower. The twin room has a Coram quad shower and roomy walk in wardrobe, normally set up with twin beds which can be made in to a double with space to setup the foldaway bed as well.

The modern lodge offers all the advantages of a new home, in a lovely setting. Practical, cosy and stylish, you'll love being 'Kist'.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I work from home as an artist and illustrator specialising in botanical illustration (lessons available if you wish) and I often take inspiration from our garden and the many wildflowers around us. The meadow has a wonderful display of wild orchids in the summer.

My husband works in Glasgow during the week, and likes to unwind in the garden where he grows a wide variety of fruit and veg.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful place to stay! The Kist was like home away from home. We enjoyed skiing near Glencoe, the trip down there was spectacular. The surroundings are simply amazing. Returning to The Kist was a joy everytime. Ioana has been a lovely host. We especially loved the food at The Kippen Inn! We hope we will be able to come again!
Dec 2014
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36 Reviews

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based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described - just a truly peaceful location! Just what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and picturesque close to the Trossachs

  • 5 of 5

The Kist is set amongst lovely trees and garden in a very peaceful rural location. The view out over the trees to the ever-changing hills beyond was superb. The modern Scandinavian-style cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped. The information provided, including walk details and maps, meant we were able to really make the most of our visit. Iona was a very welcoming and friendly host who was available if needed and very willing to provide additional local knowledge. The Kist is well situated for visits to Glasgow, Stirling and the Trossachs, but provided a picturesque and quiet retreat to ensure a relaxed holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I booked up for our anniversary just looking for some peace and quiet out in the middle of nowhere and the kist was perfect for that, it had everything and beyond what we needed for the couple of days we were away, Iona couldn't be anymore helpful either constantly giving us updates on surrounding road works and any other information relevant to our trip thank you Iona and family

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The kist was very nice quite and secluded Iona was lovely and could not do enough for you

  • 5 of 5

We are more used to being able to walk to the pub for a drink or a meal in the evening so a bit secluded for us but very beautiful sat watching the local bats that fly by at night and the cat that came round and enjoyed the smoked salmon we had left over would visit again but may be in the summer months so to be able to sit outside at night

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Place, Lovely Owner

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 days beginning of October. What a lovely place this is. You feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but your not that far from the main B roads which is really nice. The view all around are amazing.

The Kist is very warm and welcoming, as is the owner Iona. You have everything that you need to cook, etc here.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderfuly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Great property, perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Our home is the perfect combination of location and convenience. We live in glorious countryside, but are close enough to Glasgow to enjoy all the cultural and shopping attractions of a big city. Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the West Highland Way are nearby so we can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland whenever we want. Historic Stirling is also nearby and the castle is definitely worth a look. Both Edinburgh and Perth are about an hour away by car.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Fintry Inn at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Balfron at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Milngavie at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : M9 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cross Keys, Kippen at 6 Miles Car: necessary

Close to Loch Lomond National Park, The Trossachs and world class scenery, there are almost unlimited countryside activities to enjoy. Then again, Glasgow - Scotland's shopping capital - is also nearby. And with Bannockburn and Stirling within easy reach, there are some of Scotland's most historic sites almost on your doorstep.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
24 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/Hogmanay
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£760
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
26 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
28 May 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
17 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£530
 
 
October Break
8 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£540
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Full payment is required to secure a 2 night stay. Otherwise we ask a 25% deposit on booking with the balance due 3 weeks before arrival. Please note that nightly rates for stays less than a week may vary from those quoted. We operated a sliding scale for stays of 2-6 nights. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All rates are subject to an additional booking fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We live in the most beautiful spot with all the benefits of having our own space but within easy reach of the villages of Balfron, Fintry and Killearn. Read and relax surrounded by a profusion of bird song or if your lucky catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Our watchful heron stands over the pond and its not unusual for the hares and hedgehogs to come right up to the house.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 81 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (1.7m x 2.5m) serves the Master Bedroom. It is fully tiled and incorporates a p-shaped bath with Mira minilux rain shower and screen, heated towel rail, sink with vanity unit and toilet. Bathroom 2 (1.4m x 2.7m) serves the Twin Bedroom. It is fully tiled and has a Corum quad corner shower enclosure, heated towel rail, sink with vanity unit and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, plus a foldaway camp bed
  • The spacious Master bedroom (3.6m x 3m) has a double bed (6'3' x 4'6') with matching cream bedside tables and lamps. There is plenty of storage space in the walk-in wardrobe (1.2m x 1.6m) and access to the bath/shower en suite (2.5m x 1.7m). Own exterior glazed door opens onto the deck allowing more privacy. The Twin Room has 2 single beds (6'3' x 3') which can be made up as one double. The foldaway bed can be set up in here if necessary. There are matching cream bedside tables and lamps. There is plenty of storage space in the walk-in wardrobe (1.2m x 1.6m). An oak panelled door leads into the en suite shower room (2.5m x 1.7m). Own exterior glazed door leading on to the deck..

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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