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Beautiful garden apartment in traditional Scottish village
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Beautiful garden apartment in traditional Scottish village
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Very good
15 reviews
Beautiful garden apartment in traditional Scottish village
Private entrance
Peaceful country garden to relax and smell the roses
Main entrance
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Large master bedroom with king size bed
Comfortable twin room
Cosy living space
Living room
Dining area
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland

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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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edmaantun...
2 reviews
“Our stay”
Reviewed 29 December 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The cottage is in the perfect location for people who want to be close to Stirling University; it's actually within walking distance.
The public transportation is great and affordable.
The bus stop is located right across the street and the train station is also within walking distance. It's easy to travel to the city of Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and other lovely villages.
Bridge of Allan is a lovely Victorian town, with nice restaurants.
The cottage is equipped with everything you need for the stay.
The owner is very nice and quick to respond for any inquiries.
We loved our stay!!

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farfarers
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
“Super location in the heart of residencial Scotland”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This accommodation is located just off the main street of Bridge of Allan, a suburb of Stirling, Scotland. It is with a short walk to grocery stores, some super restaurants, a couple of nice pubs, and the bus and train lines that can get you to Glasgow or Stirling in about an hour. It is cheaper than staying in one of the big cities, convenient if you're driving into the Highlands, and the owner is flexible with regard to dates and times of arrival and leaving.

It is in a conversion of one of the fine old 19th century or early 20th century two-two story houses, but the apartment is on the ground floor with its own private garden.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The plumbing in the bathroom is very slow to drain. I left a note for the owner, so it should be repaired soon.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Colin B
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“A great base for exploring the area.”
Reviewed 11 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We have visited Bridge of Allan several times before and stayed in the nearby hotel. We were disappointed with the state of the hotel last time so thought a holiday cottage was a better idea. The cottage was great, clean, cosy and easy to find. It had everything we needed and more. It is ideally situated for cafes, restaurants and pubs as BofA has lots of choice. There is even a Tesco express and Dominos just seconds away from the front door. The cottage is tucked away behind a larger house so is quiet and private.
It is worth knowing that parking is on the main road nearby and it can be busy at times.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Manju500
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommend!”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Lovely cottage with a beautiful garden in a wonderful town! My husband and I stayed two weeks to work at stirling university and wished we had more time. Catherine was out of town but responded to a question very quickly via email. Location is central just an hour to either glasgow or Edinburgh. Front gate is a bit challenging :)

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dave W
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great base, great property, great Scott.”
Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

We had a little trouble paying the balance for this property but that was a Trip Advisor (TP)problem and not the property owner who did everything she could to help. TP didn't manage to help at all!
The property was very nice. It was clean and well maintained with comfy beds and a decent shower (both a must in my book).
it is also a great base to visit the area, we've visited the area many, many, times but never stayed in the Bridge of Allen; it was perfect for our Easter break and will certainly be back - however, I will deal direct with the owner!

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Liked best: No one thing, it was all good.
Liked least: Trip Advisor poor service when I had a problem
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2015
Hi Dave,
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and sorry you had such issues getting the balance paid with trip advisor! We got there in the end and look forward to welcoming you back.
Kindest wishes,
Catherine
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ClareC300...
West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent base for touring and site seeing”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We would just like to say that the cottage was everything that we expected and more. It was very clean and the goodies that had been left for us were much appreciated, along with the flowers which were a very nice touch.
The cottage was a perfect base to come back to and relax after site seeing in the area and there is a great deal to do in the area.
We would definitely stay there again and would recommend the cottage to family and friends, thank you we have come back from our holiday very relaxed.

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Alison F
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Convenient, generally clean and comfortable but lacking a little attention to detail in some areas”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We used Glenalva as a base for attending the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Instructions about arrival and departure were good and very clear. The cottage was mostly clean and comfortable; nice beds, a good powerful shower and a washing machine were all appreciated. Kitchen was well equipped but it would have been useful to have more than 4 plates, bowls, cups etc. Cooker wasn't great and was not as clean as it could have been. No BBC TV coverage - thank goodness for wi-fi and i-player. Bridge of Allan and surrounding area is lovely and well worth a visit,; easy access to Glasgow by road or rail. We would certainly go back.

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Liked best: Shower and washing machine
Liked least: Cooker was not as clean as it could have been
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and would return! We will look to provide more than 4 plates, bowls, cups etc. I am so disappointed to find that you found the cooker unclean and this is something that will be addressed ASAP and it is something we are looking to upgrade. We will also look into the BBC coverage, it is something we have had in the past so I am not sure if this is just a signal issue, but we will get that fixed. We appreciate your feedback.
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