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Mackeanston House B&B

Mackeanston House Gartincaber Road, Doune, Stirling FK16 6AX Scotland
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#4 of 5 B&Bs in Doune
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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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Z3932LXamanda wrote a review Oct 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
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
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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 Kingdom2 contributions
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 York2 contributions
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
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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
Malta2 contributions
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
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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 Kingdom1 contribution
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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wadiyaman wrote a review Apr 2016
London, United Kingdom104 contributions35 helpful votes
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
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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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tim m wrote a review Jan 2016
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We spent a wonderful nights sleep at Mackeanston house after a long drive from London. Fiona was extremely helpful in advance with the booking and even with a text message on the day warning us about a flooded road in the area. She greeted us upon arrival and our room was perfect. The following morning, she set us up for the day with a hearty cooked breakfast, home made jams and all night, Aga cooked porridge! Delicious. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from fionag0, Owner at Mackeanston House B&B
Responded 26 Jan 2016
Thank you for a lovely review to cheer us up at the rather stormy start of 2016!
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Kiz P wrote a review Jan 2016
Swindon, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
The most Beautiful and welcoming place we have ever stayed. We couldn't be happier with choosing you for the first part of our Honeymoon trip. We stayed in the Garden Studio and can think of nothing that would improve it. It was amazing . Thank you to Fiona and Colin for your wonderful hospitality, beautiful food, stunning location and your attention to detail. Truly a highlight of our Honeymoon and we will definitely be coming back. Thank you for having us and helping to make it a trip to remember. See you soon Mark & Kiz Peck
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reem Shemilt wrote a review Jan 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Studio Garden for our New Year break, and we were impressed with every little detail this piece of heaven has offered us! The stream next to our window, the comfortable cottage, the fabulous countryside walks (despite wind and rain!) and the very refined taste of our host, Fiona.. If there were a hundred star on this review I would have given it to this great hidden gem!
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Date of stay: December 2015
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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 Lion & Unicorn Hotel post code FK83PJ, The Inn at Kippen, and Rhubarb Lime.
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.