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Castlecroft
Ranked #1 of 62 Stirling B&B and Inns
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

One night stop en route to Skye. Very warm and friendly 'service' from Laura and useful tips on where to eat etc. Lovely clean (family) room with a great en-suite and a brilliant power shower - much need after a long drive!
Super breakfast - we'll be back to stay again and see the castle!
Close to Stirling centre but the sat-nav might take you round the houses a bit!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

I stupidly changed my booking from 4 days to 2 due to time limitations and the wish to visit several other places. I now wished I hadn't because we enjoyed our stay so much. My husband and I stayed with our adult daughter; we had a room on the top floor and she had a room on the lower floor opposite the dining room. The rooms were quiet, warm and comfortable. Our daughters room had a sliding door to a shared balcony, and easy flat access from the carpark which would have been ideal for someone with mobility issues.

Laura and her mother were most welcoming, and Laura took time to show us points of interest, directions on a map, recommend restaurants and pleasant walks up to the castle and surrounds. Breakfast was wonderful, nicely cooked and plentiful. The whole house was spotless, wifi was available as was a computer if you didn't have your own with you.

A wonderful, wonderful stay. Highly recommended, and the price was brilliant.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

This has to be one of the best B&B's that I have encountered.
It is located literally at the foot of the crag where Sterling Castle stands, and is accessible by foot, although one does have to have the stamina to climb steps and steep walkways. But if you don't, driving to Sterling from Castlecroft is extremely easy.
Laura greeted us with welcome arms, offering us afternoon tea, with some yummy treats, and giving us detailed directions regarding how to get to town.
She made some excellent dinner suggestions and made reservations for us when we picked where we wanted to go.
She had fresh fruit for breakfast, something that we hadn't seen for the previous 10 days in Scotland. Her cooked breakfasts were FABulous. The bread for toast was home made, tender and scrumptious.
The bedroom was quiet, despite being directly across from the dining area. Breakfast is served in a room that has a door to keep out the noise from the hall.
Towels were changed daily.
The shower was obviously new and had great water pressure with lots of hot water.
Wi-fi is available throughout the entire house.
The only problem that I encountered was attempting to get the key to work in the room door. I am not used to using old fashion keys, and I had some difficulty getting the door unlocked, but my husband did not have any problem at all.
Really, you just cannot beat this place for hospitality, comfort and a delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

We just completed a 10-day driving trip through Scotland, and we were fotunate to spend one night with Laura at the Castlecroft in Stirling. We were a multigenerational group of four -- my wife and I, our 12-year-old-daughter, and my mother-in-law. We chose Castlecroft based on their superior rating here, as well as a recommendation from Frommer and Rick Steves.

We arrived after a busy day of driving from Edinburgh, and had just literally closed out Stirling Castle (a MUST see), when we drove down the hill to Castlecroft. As, the B&B is literally at the foot of the mountain, and in the shadow of the castle. It was very easy to find the place and Laura -- the host -- gave us a warm welcome, and introduced us to her mother. We shared a lovely quad room, which had comfortable beds and nice-sized bathroom. Laura gave us the full tour and was extremely helpful in selected a restaurant for dinner. She had menus, called ahead for us, and even provided a coupon for free drinks. The meal -- at the Boat House -- was wonderful, and we had great views back to the caste.

Laura stocks many games in the common room, and we enjoyed a family game night after supper.

We all slept very well and breakfast was a true joy, highlighted by Laura's homemade bread. Believe the reviews when they harp on the special breakfasts at Castlecroft.

Though we stayed only one night, we felt like we were saying goodbye to family when we packed up after breakfast. Castlecroft was wonderful and have to thank Laura and her mother for helping make our overall trip so memorable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Located just below the Castle it's a short walk to the town, pub and of course Stirling Castle.
The rooms are clean, comfortable and Laura is a friendly host.
Breakfast was wonderful and our two nights were enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We spent 3 days at Castlecroft. On our arrival we were greeted by Laura who could not have been more friendly. We were told to treat her home as our home. Breakfast was cooked to perfection and taken in a spotless dining room. Our room,like the rest of the house, was immaculate. Located at the foot of the Castle it provided great views and an ideal location for exploring Stirling and the surrounding area. We usually visited Stirling once a year,staying in a 4 star hotel. Next time we will be returning to Castlecroft..Thanks Laura for a lovely stay.
Anne and Stuart,Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Stayed last year and just realised I hadn't done a review. As it was such a friendly B&B in a lovely quiet location, it deserves all the praise it is getting. Recall a very helpful owner doing my breakfast early and it was excellent fresh cooking at its best. Slept really well and the free wi-fi was welcome. It is a walk from town but the benefit is a lovely quiet spot with great views.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Castlecroft
Address: Castlecroft Ballengeich Road, Stirling FK8 1TN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castlecroft 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in an elevated position under the towering magnificence of Stirling Castle, Castlecroft offers comfortable modern facilities, superb panoramic views over the King's Park Golf Course, the Royal Gardens and the hills of the Trossachs. All rooms with new modern en-suites, Free wifi, Guest PC, All rooms have flat screen TVs with DVD players, Large on site free parking area, 10 minute walk to town centre along a lovely footpath, Amazing views, Large, beautiful guest lounge with balcony off the lounge, Breakfast cooked to order with local ingredients and home made bread. ... more   less 
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