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Powis House
Ranked #17 of 59 Stirling B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I was in Stirling for a charity bike ride, and when looking for accommodation, I found this place, a bit out of the way (being some 5 miles from the start line).

However, the extra miles ridden were very much rewarded; the very friendly owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful. When I first rolled up to the house I was convinced that I'd made a mistake, believing there was no way that this manor was my destination for the night.

It turns out that it was, and I had one of the finest stays I've had anywhere.
It's an astonishing place on the edge of the Ochils set in stunning grounds, within easy reach of the Wallace Monument and with easy access to amenities (although the A91 is not particularly cycle friendly, you can't fault the owners for that!)

My room was spacious and affordable, with a great view across to the Ochils.

I only wish I had a chance to sample the breakfast before sprinting off to the start line of my event, because if it was prepared with the same attention to detail as every other aspect of my all-too-brief stay, I'm certain that it would have been excellent.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Edward M
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

The mansion is a hidden jewell, tastefully decorated and set in stunning grounds. The house and bedrooms are very spacious, beautifully presented with great views. The breakfast menu had a wide and varied selection, the food was lovely and cooked to perfection. Colin and Jane are warm and friendly, the perfect hosts. We had a lovely peaceful stay and we're looking forward to coming back. Powis House is highly recommended and well worth a visit, it represents excellent value, you wont be dissapointed.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Just back from a 2 night stay at Powis House with two girlfriends, celebrating a 40th birthday, which was absolutely perfect. Colin and Jane couldn't have been more welcoming and accomodating - on arrival (2 of us collected from Stirling train station - at different times!) we were brought a pot of tea and biscuits in the drawing room, a gorgeous large, bright room overlooking the expansive garden. Dinner that night (advance reservation only) was the most delicious I have eaten in a long time - soup, venison, and sticky toffee pudding to die for - and incredible value for only 20 quid a head. And we were all extremely touched by the birthday decorations that had been laid on - streamers, balloons, candles, you name it - not to mention an extra cake bought in specially.

Breakfast next morning was sumptious and - although I only eat fruit and muesli, I have big eyes and synaesthesia (no, not really) - delicious.

Colin and Jane were happy to add an extra bed to a twin room for a small supplement and insisted on running us around (we were car-less) rather than us booking a taxi - to the Ochil hills nearby, the local pub for a music jam on the Sunday night (Colin has a great voice!) and back to the station for our return trip. Quite exceptional hosts. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention - we were loaned walking boots, raincoats and tweed caps for our walk across the Ochils which proved a Very Good Idea.

Our bedroom was tastefully decorated and cosy, full of character and - despite a slightly dodgy lock which resulted in us being locked in one morning (if you're going to be locked into a place this is the place to choose!) - faultless to a T. Talking of which, a good selection of teas, fruit and biscuits in the room were very welcome - as was the fridge in the hallway to hold the many bottles of wine we'd brought.

The grounds seemed massive (we didn't do the full tour but 3 gypsy caravans and a gorgeous little summer house overlooking a pond were highlights, the latter which we were urged to make use of if we wished - next time), also an enormous redwood tree and several other arboreal curiosities.

Really, I cannot praise this lovely couple and the warmth of their welcome highly enough. I found it via the Sawdays site and it does indeed merit that accolade. I fully intend there to be a next time.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sharonblack1969
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We have just returned from spending Good Friday at Powis House B&B on our way to St Andrews. The house itself is full of character with guests being allowed to use the drawing room to relax in, and Colin and Jane are the perfect hosts. The rooms are large, tastefully furnished and offer a level of comfort that is far superior to what you would expect from a hotel. I can thoroughly recommend this B&B to anyone; as for most Sawdays properties, it is a refreshing antidote to the typically homogenous hotel experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Matthew F
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Frédérique R
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Additional Information about Powis House

Address: Powis House Near Blairlogie, Stirling FK9 5PS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Stirling
Price Range: £68 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Powis House is an 18th-century mansion set in beautiful grounds beneath the Ochil Hills, four miles northeast of Stirling. Hosts Colin and Jane have taken great care to restore the three classic bedrooms, Thistle, Heather and Hazel (the twin). Warm and comfortable, the rooms combine original features such as the Georgian fireplaces and polished flooring, with handmade Harris Tweed curtains and bed throws. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower and complimentary fine Scottish soaps. A range of traditional and herbals teas, coffee and hot chocolate, as well Jane’s homemade Florentines are available in each room. Guests are also welcome to enjoy use of the large sitting room, with open fire, board games and DVDs. (Please note that we do not have disabled access to the rooms, as they are reached by the main staircase.) Breakfast is served in the grand Dining Room and offers the best of Scottish produce, including eggs from our own hens. Dinner is also available (though we kindly request two-days notice for this). Colin is a passionate cook, and the four-course Table d’Hote menu will feature local ingredients, including home-grown lamb and vegetables from our garden, homemade chutneys and preserves. We also enjoy cooking with locally-stalked venison and game. ... more   less 
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