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Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth

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Settle in at Stoury Bothy.  
Breathe in some fresh air.  And Relax!! xx
Grounds outside and looking eastward.  Plenty parking spaces!.
Swans and cygnets from the local Mill Pond.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Nestled in the Kilsyth Hills on a working cattle and sheep farm, and with beautiful views over the Kelvin Valley, Stoury Bothy is an excellent destination for you to escape to. Our farm land was the site of the historic Battle of Kilsyth and the landscape is both rugged and peaceful. Stoury Bothy is part of the main farmhouse which sits in its own private ground above the sleepy village of Banton and offers a rural retreat where you can relax away from traffic and bustle. Due to its central location, Stoury Bothy is within easy travelling distance of Stirling, Falkirk and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Loch Lomond are also within travelling distance. We have excellent public transport links. Indeed Glasgow City Centre is just a 10 minute train ride from nearby Croy Station. Stoury Bothy i...Nestled in the Kilsyth Hills on a working cattle and sheep farm, and with beautiful views over the Kelvin Valley, Stoury Bothy is an excellent destination for you to escape to. Our farm land was the site of the historic Battle of Kilsyth and the landscape is both rugged and peaceful. Stoury Bothy is part of the main farmhouse which sits in its own private ground above the sleepy village of Banton and offers a rural retreat where you can relax away from traffic and bustle. Due to its central location, Stoury Bothy is within easy travelling distance of Stirling, Falkirk and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Loch Lomond are also within travelling distance. We have excellent public transport links. Indeed Glasgow City Centre is just a 10 minute train ride from nearby Croy Station. Stoury Bothy is full of character and is unique due to its lovingly handmade and handpicked furnishings. You will find a welcoming kitchen dining and living area. Patio doors lead out to the garden where you can have a seat and watch the world drift by. The double bedroom is light and bright and has direct (en suite) access to the family bathroom via a jack and jill lock. The family bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably, (or 4 people with a pleasant squeeze!) and consists of a double bed and 1 to 2 single beds. We are happy to supply a baby cot or crib if needed. Both bedrooms look out to a traditional Scottish farm courtyard. If you look closely you may see a cow calving, birds nesting and sheep asleep! In the summer months, you can enjoy freshly laid eggs from our hens each morning if you wish, and you can feed the hens your food scraps as part payment. As you shower, you can look out the bathroom window to the roaming cattle and cudding sheep. Our Bothy is an excellent destination for all interests If you enjoy the outdoor life then Historic Kilsyth (which is a Walkers are Welcome town) offers the Forth and Clyde Canal, Auchinstarry Basin, the Antonine Wall, Colzium House and of course all the walks off the beaten track around Banton. We are very near to the Carron Valley wich has a well regarded mountain bike trail and forest walks. Duncarron Medieval Fort also lies in the Carron Valley. Many visitors also enjoy fishing either at Banton Loch or the Carron Valley Resevoir or the Canal. There are also fisheries within just 5 or 10 minutes. The Campsies are just 10 minutes from us and you can enjoy walking the John Muir Trail. Some The West Highland Way are approx 20 minutes away. (Milngavie and Glengoyne/ Dumgoyne) For daytripping, you really are spoiled for choice. From the bothy you can easily enjoy all the cracking Central Scotland attractions such as super Sirling with its Castle, Briarlands Farm and Safari Park. Fantastic Falkirk and its fabulous Falkirk Wheel and newly opened Kelpies.... all the greatness of glorius Glasgow and everything available in enchanting Edinburgh! Castles, museums, theatres, night life, cinemas.... Nearby towns of Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld offer shops and cafes. Kirkintilloch, a canal town, is also a 'Walkers are Welcome' town and has museums and heritage trails. Cumbernauld Airport offers leisure flights if you fancy having your head in the clouds. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoving is allowed outside the property. Pets of a certain type are allowed by prior discussion with the homeowner.
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1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Heather H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Loved this place. For a beautiful setting, warm welcome from the owner Heather, and a place well within travelling distance of Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling and Edinburgh this couldn’t be a better location. The cottage is so clean and cosy I wished I’d booked extra nights....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Corrine M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

we had a lovely two night stay, so relaxed and a great basket of goodies to enjoy on arrival. The place is so well cared for and with such warm homely touches we could see why visitors arrive at all times of the year......... the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Nomad678698
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. The summer makes things even better. We are so glad that you had a wee doze out in the summer hut. I am partial to a wee doze...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2017
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The cottage is really cosy, even more than the pictures show. Really quiet, the place offers great views on the countryside. Our little girl enjoyed to look at the sheeps and play to the playground in the garden. Heather really help us with everything. Thanks...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank VIGNAUD M
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. Hopefully when you come back to Scotland the next time we will have better weather for bikes! Hope that the rest of your travels went as planned. Xx

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Firstly, I should say, my wife and two boys travel to Scotland at least twice a year as we have family all over Glasgow and Perth. We have stayed at lots of different places and wanted to try some sort of cottage. Well, we are...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Thank you so much Ryan and family for your lovely review and your card also! We were delighted to receive them both. I am so glad that you both enjoyed your stay and we will be very glad to welcome you back whenever it suits...More

Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stayed at the Stoury Bothy for a long weekend with our 2 young children as we were attending a family wedding at the nearby Glenskirlie Castle. It was just perfect! The accommodation lived up to all of the good reviews and was spotless and...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank gillianpaul123
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We were made to feel very welcome by Heather and her family. Having read the excellent reviews we were slightly disappointed with Stoury Bothy. The living/dining/ kitchen area is very small which would be very cramped if there were six people (our party consisted of...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank stewarthall
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you so much for your review and your feedback. You are right, we are a very welcoming family and we were so glad to welcome you and your lovely dogs at no extra cost to yourselves. I pride myself on excellent customer satisfaction and...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015

We've stayed only three days but everything was perfect: a warm welcome, a very nice family, nice surroundings, easy access to Glasgow, Stirling, Loch Lomond..... the house was very clean and cosy and there was a large basket full of goodies(good quality) on the table!...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 4 August 2015

A beautiful cottage in a great setting on a family working farm, Heather and family make you so welcome, we arrived to a goodie pack and fresh eggs from their hens. Everything you could possibly want or need was there. Our little girl had great...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Sam K
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Playground
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Kelvin Valley is a beautiful small valley which has the Kilsyth Hills leaning on to the Forth and Clyde Canal. Nearby is the Carron Valley and the Campsie Hills. Beautiful and atmospheric. Local towns Kilsyth and Kirkitilloch offer lazy days shopping coupled with some fine pubs, cafes and restaurants. Banton is a sleepy village which has peaceful and rugged aspects and offers a traditional friendly pub and bowling club for good old fashioned pub life. There are many walks around the village of Banton if you wish to wile away the hours not too far from your holiday home.
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