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Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Gateway Cottages brings you a stunning, two-bedroomed cottage with amazing panoramic views of Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills situated near to a working arable and pedigree beef farm, on the edge of the historic city of Stirling. Our location is perfect for walkers, shoppers, birdwatchers, golfers, historians and families of all ages. Please contact me before booking at Gateway Cottages to confirm availability of your dates and up to date prices. If fully booked please check out my other property - Partridge Cottage, which is very similar to Mallard Cottage. I also have my own website. It provides a convenient base from which you can explore the surrounding area such as the Blairdrummond Safari Park, local farm shops and the many historic buildings of Stir...Gateway Cottages brings you a stunning, two-bedroomed cottage with amazing panoramic views of Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills situated near to a working arable and pedigree beef farm, on the edge of the historic city of Stirling. Our location is perfect for walkers, shoppers, birdwatchers, golfers, historians and families of all ages. Please contact me before booking at Gateway Cottages to confirm availability of your dates and up to date prices. If fully booked please check out my other property - Partridge Cottage, which is very similar to Mallard Cottage. I also have my own website. It provides a convenient base from which you can explore the surrounding area such as the Blairdrummond Safari Park, local farm shops and the many historic buildings of Stirling. In addition it is ideally located to enable you to go on day trips to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs (Scotland's first National Park), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and St Andrews either by car or train from the local train station (approx. 2 miles away). Stirling is the centre of Scotland where Highland mountains and lochs meet the lowland cities. It is often known as “The Gateway to the Highlands”, due to its historic strategic position. The city of Stirling is only a few minutes' drive away where trendy shops in the Thistles Shopping Centre combine with the heritage of Stirling Castle and the Old Town. The property is also perfectly suited for the active holidaymaker with excellent sporting facilities at the Peak sports village (incorporating an indoor swimming pool and ice rink), and the National Tennis Centre at Stirling University, all within a few miles of the cottage. The cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard allowing you to relax and enjoy your surroundings and holiday to the fullest. All bedding, towels, electricity, central heating, sample toiletries, a small supply of domestic goods (toilet rolls, dishwasher powder, washing-up liquid etc.) & unlimited Wi-Fi are included in the price. In winter a starter pack of wood is available for the wood-burning stove, with further wood available to be purchased. A fresh flower arrangement and a small complimentary basket will be awaiting you on arrival along with tea/coffee and a selection of home made baking. For the young at heart a guided tour of our farm is available on request, where children can visit our prize winning herd of pedigree Limousin cattle and see the day to day running of a working farm, however they must be supervised at all times by an adult when on the farm. 2 Flexi bedrooms – can be made up as either single or super-king sized beds Sleeps 4. Oil fired central heating with under floor heating in living area and adjustable radiators with thermostats in bedrooms. Travel cot and high chair are available on request. One well behaved pet by arrangement (to be kept in the living area of the cottage). Unlimited WI-FI. Non-Smoking. Accommodation: Living area: This comprises a large open plan fitted kitchen, dining and living area, with triple bi-fold doors that open out on to a private garden patio with spectacular views. The lounge part is equipped with the following: • 3-seater leather sofa bed. • 2-seater leather sofa. • Hwam wood burning stove. • LG smart 42” LED 3D Television with digital Freeview channels, built in Wi-Fi and Netflix film channel. • LG Blu-ray DVD player. • Sony CD player with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and iPad/iPod docking facilities. • Wii Games console and a selection of games. • Selection of games, books, DVD's, local maps and plenty of tourist information. The kitchen part is fully equipped with modern appliances that include: • Integrated AEG fridge • Integrated AEG freezer • Integrated AEG slim dishwasher • AEG Microwave/Grill • AEG Ceramic Hob • AEG Oven/Grill • Dualit 4 slice Toaster and Kettle • Expresso coffee maker – coffee not supplied In between the kitchen and lounge area is the dining table able to seat 6 persons. Bedrooms: • These both have zip and link beds, which can be made up as either singles or converted in to super-king size on your request. • One bedside table is provided if beds are made up as twins, two bedside tables are provided if beds are made up as super-kings. • Radio alarm clocks are available in both bedrooms. • One bedroom has a fully fitted wardrobe with excellent storage facilities; the other has ample storage in a freestanding wardrobe and chest of drawers. • A combi TV/DVD is also available to be located in the bedroom of your choice. • All windows in the bedrooms have blackout curtains; in addition the south facing windows have blackout roman blinds. • Hairdryers in each room. Bathroom: • Excellent Grohe rain spray shower with coordinated hand and head shower. • Large separate bath. • Large landscape mirror featuring LED lighting, Heated Pad, shaving socket and on/off sensor function. • Large heated towel rail. Utility area: • Indesit washer/dryer. • Iron and Ironing board. • Cordless Gtech Hoover. • Inside collapsible clothes airer. • Combi hot water and central heating boiler. Outside: • Patio area with table and four chairs. • Fully landscaped garden. • Barbeque available on request. • Wooden bench. • Enclosed garden. • Large lawn area. • Washing line. • Off-road parking for three vehicles. • Access ramp.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties allowed. Dogs must be kept in the tiled living area of the cottage and are not allowed on sofa's and must not be left alone in cottage unless crated.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Wendy C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

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Date of stay: October 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020

A fabulous cottage that felt like home with amazing views of The Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and the farm limousin cattle! Very warm, cosy and clean with outstanding attention to detail (loved the underfloor heating) and well equipped with everything we needed. The flowers, chocolates,...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Lincolnshire_UKAli
Reviewed 16 July 2020

Our third and, and not our last, visit to Mallard. It's the only self catering property we've ever returned to. You can totally believe all the reviews. This is self catering at its best. Totally immaculate with owners who go above and beyond. We couldn't...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Morginsons
Reviewed 25 November 2019

Wow, if you are staying in Sterling you could not possibly do better than Mallard Cottage. The location is close to everything yet you are situated in the country with a view of Sterling Castle and the William Wallace monument - both lit up at...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank hryniw69
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Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 April 2019

Wendy takes a lot of care to ensure there is a very warm welcome.. The cottage is well appointed and better than the pictures. Ours was a short stay but I wish it had been longer. I hope to come back soon.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank jonw27
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 21 February 2019

Date of stay: February 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I simply cannot fault Partridge cottage. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to get away from everything but at the same time be accessible for all tourist activities then Partridge cottage is perfect. The hosts were lovely going over and above, we...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank polly2603
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

From the time we arrived to when we sadly left Mallard Cottage was perfect. Impeccably clean and perfectly appointed Mallard Cottage was truly a home away from home. Quality through and through without pretentiousness. Everything we needed or wanted was available. Perfectly located in a...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 6heatherb6
Reviewed 10 September 2018

From the minute you open the front door, everything is perfect. Every attention to detail has been thought out and delivered and in some style too. The views are stunning, the only noise you will hear are the birds or the cows on the farm....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank James C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Mallard is located in the country but yet only minutes away from the Centre of Stirling and a great road network that can take you to many of Scotland's tourist attractions in a day, making Mallard a great base to explore many of the sites of Scotland.
Getting around
Stirling Park and Ride bus service is located at the farm road end (approximately one mile away), which gives you access in to Stirling City Centre and Railway Station for days out further afield.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage

  • Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Gateway Cottages - Mallard Cottage must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.