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The Byre Farm Cottage In The Trossachs With Pool And Hot Tub

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse in Gartmore, Stirlingshire, Central Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location

The Byre at Back Borland holiday cottages. Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs National Park, these beautifully renovated 18th-century barn conversions, accessed via a rough track, lie in a peaceful location offering breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. Gartmore is the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of kilometres of forest track easily accessible. Back Borland has two large fields, both with a stream running through them, in which guests are welcome to take children and/or dogs. The ‘endless’ swimming-pool provides optimal swimming conditions for a single swimmer and the current can be adjusted to a preferred level of difficulty. Even without the current, it still makes a lovely sized pool in which children can swim and have fun.

Please note that Back Borland is accessible by a farm track that may not be suitable for some vehicles with particularly low ground clearance e.g. sports cars etc..

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About the Owner

Rosie Lang
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Rosie Lang

Back Borland Holiday Cottages is run by Rosie Lang and her husband Dave. We provide great holiday accommodation, friendly service, in an amazing location.

Rosie Lang purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Rosie Lang chose Scotland

Stunning location with high degree of privacy.

Extremely centrally located.

Loch Lomond 20 mins / 10 miles

Glasgow 45 mins / 26 miles

Stirling 30 mins / 20 miles

Edinburgh 1 hour / 50 miles

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and quiet, coupled with excellent leisure facilities seldom found shared between only 2 cottages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a fantastic weekend break! So relaxing, & loved the personal touches as well as the 'endless' pool & hot tub. Highly recommend it & can't wait to come back!" - Julie, Glasgow 19-1-2014



"Beautiful cottage, loved the Cava & cake! Will definitely be back, & have already recommended the place!" Robert & Kelly, Glasgow, 3-1-2014



"Thank you for a lovely relaxing break, you made us feel really welcome. Cottage amazing, scenery amazing, hot tub amazing!" Ann & John, Chapel hall, 11-10-2013
Jun 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a fantastic weekend break! So relaxing, & loved the personal touches as well as the 'endless' pool & hot tub. Highly recommend it & can't wait to come back!" - Julie, Glasgow 19-1-2014



"Beautiful cottage, loved the Cava & cake! Will definitely be back, & have already recommended the place!" Robert & Kelly, Glasgow, 3-1-2014



"Thank you for a lovely relaxing break, you made us feel really welcome. Cottage amazing, scenery amazing, hot tub amazing!" Ann & John, Chapel hall, 11-10-2013
Jun 2014
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8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Very impressed with the cottage it was clean and big enough for 8 people

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very nice, we would recommend it and would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay over a long weekend at the The Byre Farm Cottage. From arrival to departure Rosie and Dave were there to ask any questions regarding the property and advise on what land you can and can not go on (the surrounding area is someone else's farm land). Rosie showed us how to use the wood burning fire, the pool and the hot tub. We stayed here for a 60th Birthday and we had family come to visit on the Saturday night and they were also impressed with the property. We also had friends staying in the other property and they were so impressed with The Byre they ave booked it to stay in May.

It was clean, well stocked with glassware, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, plates and bowls. The dishwasher proved to be a very useful tool considering there was 7 of us staying. We had taken our dog and she loved being able to get off in the field we were allowed to go in. The hot tub had spectacular views even when it was misty and the pool was good too when it was raining for a swim. There isn't much option for taking a stroll around so we mostly just popped over into the field with the dog but to be honest we weren't there to go walking as it was meant for a relaxing break playing games and watching films. Would recommend this to anyone looking to get away and completely relax. There was no phone signal in the cottage but you could get some over in the field if you needed it. The free WiFi was fab and we all managed to connect to it easily.

The road up to the property is very bumpy but once your on it and you know how to drive it then there was no issue. We had cars of all sizes but would agree that it is not suitable for low cars or sports cars of any kind.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A True Slice of Rural Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My wife, myself & my 5month old daughter were looking for a relaxing rural getaway to unwind & recharge our batteries.

We arrived at the cottage on the first day and were just totally blown away with how amazing & "tucked away" the place was...just what we were looking for!

Inside the cottage is extremely spacious with plenty of room for many more people than a single family.

The Kitchen came with all the cooking equipment you could need as well as cooking oil, seasonings, washing liquids ect... All the things you think "should we bring with us" before your stay.

The log burning stove is truly amazing!! The comfort of sitting in front of a fire while your inside is an indescribable feeling and it gives out one heck of a good heat too. I feel it's worth mentioning that the cottage is also equipped with central heating too which is good through the night when the log burner is off & especially when you have a baby.

The Hot tub & pool were the icing & cherry on top for us :) the view from the hot tub is jaw dropping and the only thing that beat the daytime view from the hot tub was the night time view. We were lucky enough to have crystal clear skies during our stay which meant we could sit in the hot tub at night & marvel at the view of the stars above us. For any stargazers out there who may be wondering...yes there is next to no light pollution & yes you can see the Milky Way.

The pool is a great size & warm, we would go for a swim & alternate between the pool & hot tub ever 1/2 hour or so...again AMAZING!

To summarise, the cottage was extremely tidy & well looked after, the beds were great & we slept like logs (All the time in the pool & hot tub may have helped with that lol)

The place is rural & surrounded by amazing scenery, fresh air & the quiet sound of nature.

My wife & I both agree this was a better trip away than even our honeymoon was....seriously!

We have never felt so relaxed & never experienced anything like the relaxing views from the hot tub.

Thank you Dave & Rosie for sharing your wee slice of heaven! We will definitely be returning :)

Mr & Mrs Sherry

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for such a fabulous review! We have been putting heart and soul into our business for 10 years now, and feedback like this makes it feel even more worthwhile. We fell in love with the location in 2003, and hope never to live anywhere else. It's a pleasure sharing the slice of heaven with people who feel the same way about it, and we look forward to welcoming you for your next stay. Many thanks again (& for leaving the cottage immaculate!), Rosie & Dave
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to the cottage, so that tells you somthing from the start. Age range 60 down to 3 year old and everyone in our party had a great time. WiFi is now fantastic and can keep you conected to the outside world if you so wish. Lots to do all very local, pleanty of places to eat out if you want. Rosie & Dave are fantastic hosts, and will go well beyond to make your stay as happy and peaceful. I read one comment below that stated they were unhappy. I can asure you all 100% if you have a problem ( And we all can from time to time ) then just ask Rosie or Dave and its sorted or addressed there and then. So to finnish of i am now just going to look at dates for our 5th visit. If you book i am 100% sure you will not be sorry and will have a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very chilled 3night stay

  • 5 of 5

A warm greeting with home made cake and a bottle of bubbly, place was very clean and had lovely views, only downside is the mile long road which is very stoney for the car but other than that we throughly enjoyed our stay and would return 😀

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, Kathryn! It was a pleasure having you to stay, and we're so glad you enjoyed your short break. Hope to see you again in the future, Rosie & Dave
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5

fantastic....everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Lovely owners...beautiful views...large well equipped cottage...relaxing...nice walks...supermarkets delivery...only 30 mins from stirling...great for kids...familys or couples...hot tub outside under the stars and indoor pool...couldnt ask for more...will most definitley come back...x

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Stunning location with high degree of privacy. Extremely centrally located. Loch Lomond 20 mins / 10 miles Glasgow 45 mins / 26 miles Stirling 30 mins / 20 miles Edinburgh 1 hour / 50 miles

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Black Bull, Gartmore at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Aberfoyle at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Stirling at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Black Bull, Gartmore at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

Glasgow and Edinburgh airports both about 1 hours drive. Car essential. Free parking.

Distances:

Stirling 20 miles

Glasgow 26 miles

Edinburgh 50 miles

Further Details:

Fantastic central location for reaching lochs, mountains, cities, castles. Loch Lomond just 15 minutes drive; water sports and pony trekking both available locally. Good village pub.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April 17
26 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£835
 
 
May 17
30 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£654
for 3 nights
From
£218
From
£290
Fri,Sat,Sun
£940
 
 
June 17
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£696
for 3 nights
From
£232
£995
 
 
July 17
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,200
 
 
Summer 17
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£1,525
 
 
Autumn 17
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£696
for 3 nights
From
£232
£995
 
 
Low season 17
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£795
 
 
Festive 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
Low season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£795
 
 
April 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
May 2018
27 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£693
for 3 nights
From
£231
£990
 
 
June 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£771
for 3 nights
From
£257
£1,100
 
 
July 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£876
for 3 nights
From
£292
£1,250
 
 
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,625
for 7 nights
£1,625
 
 
Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£771
for 3 nights
From
£257
£1,100
 
 
Low season 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£795
 
 
Festive 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. 25% deposit required to secure booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.


Changeover Day:
Please contact owner. Saturday is our usual changeover day, but we can be flexible with this. Please ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Peace and quiet, coupled with excellent leisure facilities seldom found shared between only 2 cottages.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 en-suite toilet/shower rooms with the double rooms and 1 family bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Accessed by a rough farm track; please note that vehicles with a low ground clearance may struggle. Outside: Bespoke back garden area, BBQ available. Heated 'endless' swimming pool (16' x 10') and hot tub with fabulous views, shared with just one other cottage, each having 4 hours per day private use, as well as plenty of '1st come, 1st served' time. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier available in adjacent garage Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels supplied. Please bring extra towels if you are intending to use the leisure facilities.

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