Mackeanston House B&B
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Mackeanston House B&B

Mackeanston House Gartincaber Road, Doune, Stirling FK16 6AX Scotland
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Peace, comfort, delicious food and warm hospitality are what we offer at Mackeanston, our 17th century country home. Beside the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Mackeanston looks South to the Gargunnock Hills with distant views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Breakfast is served in the Conservatory overlooking the old walled garden where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. The Garden Studio for two, situated in the Orchard beside the tennis court is available for B&B or self cater. Whilst in the main house we have a Twin en suite.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Luxury
Romantic
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wadiyaman wrote a review Apr 2016
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Going to this small B&B was more like visiting a country cousin than staying with strangers. Fiona was meticulous in preparing for us, asking about food allergies, likes and dislikes. By the time we got there I felt like we were old friends. The large bedroom had all the personal touches you would have in your own home. The bed was big and comfortable, and the bathroom was large enough to host a dinner party. The attention to detail was striking. Breakfast was a real treat. I had smoked haddock with poached egg, while my wife tucked into a porridge of Scottish oats. Fiona says she is cooking fewer dinners these days, but try to persuade her. She prepared pheasant with all the trimmings that was other worldly. With only two rooms, which we shared with friends, it really was like a family experience.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona G, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 28 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for reviewing us - we very much enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again one day when perhaps we can persuade you to enjoy more of the historic sites and wonderful scenery in the area.
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82happy wrote a review Jun 2015
Dorchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fiona and Colin are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome to their home. The beds are comfy, everywhere is sparkling clean and Fiona's cooking both breakfast and evening meal is second to none. Would I recommend this B&B? OH YEAH!
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms good
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Juan Luis R wrote a review Aug 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Mackeanstone House just for a night (it's a pity), but if I come back to Scotland, I'll repeat. Fiona is an amazing host an a wonderful cook. Her conversations were really encharming.
I strongly recommend this B&B, becasue it's much more than just a B&B. It's like a home, far from your own home.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from fionag0, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 25 Aug 2014
We much enjoyed meeting you both and thank you for taking the trouble to review us, although we have been providing B&B for many years we are new to TripAdvisor and your insight in to it was very helpful to us. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes, Fiona
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Ellie K wrote a review Jun 2014
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My 85 year old parents and I recently stayed at Mackeanston House and it was such a delight. My parents stayed in the garden cottage and found it so comfortable. It was like having your own little house - beautifully decorated, light-filled, and extremely comfortable. It would be the perfect base for self-caterers looking to have some privacy and also a comfortable retreat.
I stayed in the big house in the large bedroom with the amazing bathroom. I treated my parents and myself to dinner at Mackeanston as it was our final evening of our holiday to Inverness and it was a great decision as Fiona is a wonderful cook and a lovely hostess. The food was served at the large dining room table and we had some lovely conversation with Fiona. It was expensive but going out to a pub would have meant getting back in the car and driving which we clearly were tired of by our final evening! I would definitely recommend staying at Mackeanston House and I would also recommend booking the meal as well. Breakfast in the conservatory the next morning was also a treat and we met some other lovely guests over the meal. Overall - it was a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: June 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The guesthouse is brand new and so lovely - if you want extra privacy or self-catering options...
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Response from Fiona G, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 18 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we thoroughly enjoyed your visit.
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Z3932LXamanda wrote a review Oct 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am more than impressed with this property and our hostess Fiona who obviously takes a great deal of pride in the studio, and so she should
I don’t think I have ever been so taken with anywhere I’ve stayed, and have fallen in love with The place.
The studio is cosy, peaceful, and outstanding place to stay, from the tasteful decor, together with, the lovely personal touches, like robes, slippers , toiletries and a lovely welcome from Fiona with a few bits and peices to settle you in ( milk bread and so much more.
. Everything is done with great care and attention, which show that a great deal of thought and pride has gone In to making the studio and grounds a taste of luxury.
Great for a break from the rat race, of for a lovely romantic weekend. I challenge anyone to find anything negative about their experience staying here and I can say without any fear of contradiction, that once you have stayed here you won’t want to go anywhere else. I would give 10 stars if I could. Nothing short of perfect, worth every penny. Thank you Fiona
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bruce C wrote a review Jul 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great facilities, great location, great everything.

If I were staying in west Stirlingshire again, I would always stsy here, if it was available.

Heartily recommended to all.

Absolutely ideal for a couple.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from fionag0, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 29 Jul 2018
Thank you so much for your wonderfully positive remarks - so glad you enjoyed the Garden Studio
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Miranda_McKenzie wrote a review Mar 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my second stay at The Studio at Mackeanston. It really is a gem, definitely to be filed away, then revisited. Colin and Fiona were so helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble. Homemade marmalade and fruitcake that was every bit as delicious as before! The Studio is warm and cosy and so well situated, with endless places to visit, from walks and wildlife to nearby Doune Castle and also Stirling Castle. I visited Edinburgh whilst staying, which was a very easy drive in under an hour and passed by the beautiful Kelpies. Have now stayed in both winter and summer, both enjoyable.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from fionag0, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 2 Mar 2018
Thanks so much for your lovely comments - much appreciated! Thanks for being such a model guest and leaving the Studio in Apple pie order! Haste ye back!
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megrh2017 wrote a review Sept 2017
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was far and away the best B&B experience my husband and I had on our honeymoon! Fiona and Colin were able to accommodate us last minute, and everything was absolutely perfect, from the room to breakfast complete with fresh mint tea, a full English breakfast, and home-made jams! The room itself was very clean, clearly well-cared for, and made you feel as if you were visiting family. The house has a beautiful garden as well, and it was exactly the calm getaway we needed. The detached guest house is right next to a little stream, and it's so quiet and peaceful that the only thing you hear for miles is the sound of the wind and the birds. Just lovely.
We would love to stay again, and quite honestly would journey to Scotland again just to do so.
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from fionag0, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 11 Sept 2017
What a lovely review - thank you so much for taking the trouble to describe us so kindly. We hope you will come back and stay again some time. Best wishes. Fiona
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catski wrote a review Jul 2016
Malta
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm and welcoming house in a wonderfully peaceful setting. A large, comfortable room overlooking a pretty garden. A big bathroom, thoughtfully stocked with gorgeous soap, bubble bath, shampoo etc, with a powerful shower and lots of hot water to ease our aching muscles after long walks and climbs. Homemade oatcakes and homegrown strawberries and raspberries amongst other delicious things for breakfast. Fiona and Colin were so kind, accommodating and hospitable. I hope we return.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona G, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 20 Jul 2016
Thanks so much Cate for your lovely review - we much enjoyed having you here with us and hope to see you again one day!! Best wishes. Fiona
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ruthamandaaylward wrote a review Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fiona and Colin were wonderful hosts. We had dinner the first night we arrived and immediately felt looked after and rested.The house is beautifully decorated and the garden and views from the house are spectacular. Breakfast was well sourced and Fiona's cooking is delicious, she gave me her recipe for scones and oatcakes. We would definitely come back and recommend this delightful B & B to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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82happy wrote a tip Jun 2015
Dorchester, United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms good"
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Gill B wrote a tip May 2015
tranent40 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Garden Studio"
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Melinda B wrote a tip Sept 2014
Comfort, Texas15 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The garden studio is great if you are staying several days, since it has a refrigerator, microwave, stove, washing machine,etc. The shower and all fixtures are modern. You can choose to self cater or have breakfast."
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Vickib1502 wrote a tip Jul 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the Garden Studio for the ultimate get away from it all."
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Vicki H wrote a tip Jul 2014
San Diego, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a lovely self-catering cottage at the bottom of the garden as an alternative to the two B&B rooms in their lovely 300 year old manor house."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mackeanston House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Mackeanston House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Argaty Red Kites (4.0 miles), Doune Castle (2.8 miles), and Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mackeanston House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a tennis court.
What food & drink options are available at Mackeanston House B&B?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mackeanston House B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mackeanston House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Woodside, Doune - Pub & Restaurant, Lion & Unicorn, and The Inn at Kippen.
Are there any historical sites close to Mackeanston House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stirling Old Town Jail (7.8 miles), Dunblane Cathedral (6.1 miles), and National Wallace Monument (8.2 miles).
Is Mackeanston House B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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