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Set within a beautiful gardens, Newholme House is a luxurious and spacious 6 bedroom home that has p
Large Sitting Room
Double bedroom.  Suitable for one or two guests.
Extra large, open plan, fully fitted kitchen.
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Stirling, Scotland

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Lesley_An...
Troon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful spacious house perfect for a large party of golfers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We were a party of 9 "golf girls" (ages 44-74) staying for a long weekend and a warm welcome awaited us at Newholme House along with some delicious home-made cupcakes - a lovely touch! This charming traditional property has 6 spacious bedrooms (4 of which could be made into twin rather than doubles) which suited our group. The formal drawing room and comfortable TV lounge gave plenty of room for all to spread out and the dining room table would seat 12 comfortably. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we certainly gave plenty of leftovers to the pigs and recycled our empties using the bins provided! The fine weather ensured we enjoyed sitting outside in the pretty gardens and we were delighted to be able to use the gas barbeque made available to us by David on Saturday evening. Two shower rooms and a bathroom are provided (one downstairs) and a good sized store room was ideal for storing golf clubs and/or bikes. The entrance to the house is quite difficult to spot however our birthday balloons came in handy when tied to trees at the end of the drive marking out the property for late-comers.
The village of Cambusbarron is only about 5/10 minutes walk away (visited friendly pub) and the town centre of Stirling is about 5 minutes drive from the house. Nearby towns of Doune, Callander and Luss all very picturesque. We would recommend trying to solve mystery of the Treasure Trail in Stirling which was great fun.
All in all we had a wonderful time staying here and would not hesitate to recommend the property for a large group/family gathering.

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Liked best: Spacious bedrooms and fabulous kitchen
Liked least: Having to leave the property!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Dear Lesley
Many thanks for taking the time to review Newholme..it is quite difficult to find at first and we are I think going to get a much larger sign, the owner however does not want one that is too obtrusive but we need to get one that can be easily seen. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I think the weather helped and allowed you to have the BBQ. Hopefully we might see you again soon.
Best regards David and Nikki
PS i am delighted you liked my cup cakes!!
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SHallgart...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Beautiful house, fantastic time had by all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Ten of us stayed at Newholme House for the weekend and had a great time. None of the bedrooms are small and we had a couple of beds to spare.
The pictures of the inside of the house really don't do it justice, it's even more grand and really open. The downstairs layout is really spacious and perfect for a party, we comfortable hosted a further five people on the Saturday.
The garden and grounds are great but purely for full disclosure the main lawn is rather overlooked by the house next door (a newly planted hedge is not exactly concealing it yet). However it is only the property manager David staying there.
Plenty of off road parking space - although it is quite easy to miss the entrance!
The only negative aspect to the whole weekend was when one of the neighbours called the police after hearing some banging - we'd had a few fireworks; how they didn't also see the flashes too I don't know. It was only 10.30 pm so hardly too late in the evening.
Very pleased to see a full range of recycling bins.
We will hopefully return for a family gathering next time.

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Liked best: Fantastically grand and spacious ground floor
Liked least: The proximity of the house next door
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 May 2014
Glad you enjoyed the house and sorry I over looked you too much, we have a plan to soften the gable with planting and put in a tree that will cover that end,this time last year the hedge was 8 inches shorter so will feed it all summer, meantime I am glad you enjoyed your party. and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks for all the recycling of which there was plenty, and leaving the house so clean. I sadly forgot to tell you about the composting for my friends pigs just up the road. Next time you can contribute to their healthy eating. I met one of the locals who was in the paper shop on Sunday morning and she was laughing as she enjoyed the fireworks, we will just go for 9.00pm then the next time.
Regards David and Nikki
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fiona r
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“loads of space ... a great place for a break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Newholme made a great place for a family break ... plenty of rooms, great living space, access to the garden, plenty of parking ... we had everything we needed. The house is also in an ideal location just round the corner from Kings Park, Stirling Castle, the M90 etc. for easy access.

big thanks to David and Nikki for hosting us ....

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 May 2014
so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope all the family had a great time...lucky with the weather as well as you were able to sit outside for some of the time. We hope we may see you again some time, and are so happy you had a fun time.
David and Nikki
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goughy201...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“brilliant house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Just returned from a great weekend at Newholme on Monday
This is the second time we booked and weren't disappointed.
We are a group of 12 " LADIES " and the accommodation was just perfect for us!!
We all had our own beds and although we are a very friendly group, it was nice not to share!
David couldn't have been any more helpful with us, giving us guidance about the area and places to dine out. The house itself had everything you would need, including extras, that we probably didn't have to bring half the things we did.
So, if anybody is looking for a big, comfortable, homely house for family or large group of friends, THIS IS IT!!!!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 May 2014
Thank you so much ladies for your kind review and glad you had such fun...hope to see you again soon.
Regards David and Nikki
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jayjaygab...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Lovely house for a family get together”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We stayed here for a family get together for 3 nights last weekend - 6 adults and 6 children. The house is fantastic and just what we needed at a very reasonable price. David met us when we arrived and was really helpful, he even welcomed our wee dog with open arms. The children loved the space, unfortunately due to the bad weather we weren't able to use the garden. Had great fun playing some of the board games which are supplied, the girls won of course. All the bedrooms were really spacious and the beds very comfy. The bathrooms were adequate, with lovely powerful showers.

It is really easy to get into central Stirling and all the local sites of interest from the house. We drove because of the weather, but it would be easy to walk into town, there is a lovely swimming pool and sports centre near to the Stirling Albion Football ground I would fully recommend.

We arranged a Tesco delivery for the Friday, which was ideal. On the Sunday we ordered a take away delivery from the Spice Garden, it was fantastic.

All in all we had a lovely time in a wonderful house. Thank you David and Nikki

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Liked best: The kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
19 Feb 2014
So glad that you had such a good time and survived the bad weather which was a shame. We are looking into upgrading the bathrooms in April so I hope that when you come back you will see a difference. I would also like to thank you for leaving the house so clean and well looked after and we would love to see you come back again..perhaps in the autumn when we think the weather can be much better.
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Vicki S
Motherwell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful weekend in a wonderful house!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We spend a long weekend at Newholme celebrating my fiancé and his friends 30th birthdays in January 2014. There were 10 of us in total (5 couples) and the house never once felt cramped! As this was a surprise and we had never stayed in the house before Nicki and David were beyond helpful prior to our arrival and could not have been nicer over the weekend. Beautiful house, lovely location (even with hangovers we managed to walk into the centre for a lovely lunch on the Saturday) and very accommodating owners, I would definitely recommend. Who knows perhaps we may even be back as our friends are still talking about it. Thanks Newholme for helping us give the boys a birthday they will never forget!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Feb 2014
heh guys and girls, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay...certainly sounded like you had a good time!! which is the idea after all, and glad the boys enjoyed it as well. I have sent the shirt back today and hope you get it soon, if not I think I have a trace on it. Meantime thank you so much for leaving the house in such a great condition, which was such a help to us the next day, and we would love to see you again !!
David and Nikki
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Jan562014
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a wonderful place to start The New Year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We spent a week at Newholme House over the New Year with our family to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary and the New Year. There were 7 adults and 3 small children the house still had the Christmas decorations up which was a nice touch and the children could not wait to tuck into the cupcakes that were there on our arrival! The house is full of character and very spacious it is very cosy too we lit a log fire on several occasions in the TV room which has Sky an added bonus. The bedrooms were all good sizes and the beds were very comfortable. It is central enough to visit many interesting places close by too. A visit to The Torbrex Inn is recommended as the food there is very good. Every detail has been thought of for your comfort and I especially enjoyed the large shower and those thick white towels :0)) Nikki & David were great hosts and always happy to answer any questions we had. It has given us a family memory we shall all cherish which is what we wanted. Thank you x

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Liked best: The size of the property
Liked least: Lack of En-suite
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
22 Jan 2014
many thanks for your kind review and we so enjoyed having you to stay at Newholme, the quietest new year group we have ever had...we were really worried that you were all in bed by 7pm!! The Torbrex is becoming very successful and as you away is o easy to reach, and we are happy you enjoyed the house so much, and perhaps we may see you again some time.
Regards from Nikki and David
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