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Large holiday home Stirling - elegant, spacious Edwardian house

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Vernon's review of Newholme Edwardian holiday home
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Newholme Edwardian holiday home - large holiday home Stirling - sleeps 12


Elegant, spacious period holiday house with lovely garden


Rising impressively from lush plains through which the river Forth lazily meanders, Stirling Castle stands majestic above stunning, natural crags around which the ancient city is clustered. Gateway to the Highlands, Stirling sits right in the middle of the country with the wonderful backdrop of the Ochils on one side and the Trossachs on the other; you can see why this was once the capital of Scotland.

In the south of this fascinating city, just beyond the former royal hunting grounds of King's Park in a pleasant and leafy suburb, an elegant Edwardian family home makes an excellent base for a Scottish self catering holiday. Within walking distance of the city centre, castle, historic buildings and shops, its position is just perfect for exploring the city of Stirling and the wonderful surrounding countryside as well as being within very comfortable driving distance of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond and the Highlands.

Turning up the driveway, we find plenty of parking for several cars and a large enclosed garden with lovely trees and shrubs, ideal for children, dogs and adults to let off steam or relax. I can see right away why people come back here again and again and it's not just the delicious cupcakes that are waiting in the kitchen on arrival! The house is just the place for a gathering of family or friends of all ages, with plenty of space to spread out, get lost, or socialise together. Our hosts are congenial, welcoming allcomers from tots to canine companions with pleasure and are keen to ensure a flawless and enjoyable stay without being in any way instrusive.

With the luxury of two spacious, attractive and comfortable living rooms (one with Sky TV), a large family kitchen complete with range and a lovely smart dining room, there is no shortage of living space and twelve people can very comfortably live here together without being on top of each other. The same goes for upstairs, with six very good sized, attractive bedrooms to choose from as well as two bathrooms and a further shower room downstairs. Furnishings and decor are in keeping with the period of the house; beautiful curtains drape the tall sash windows and original fireplaces grace many of the rooms so that on cooler evenings we can sit by the flickering flames of an open fire in true Edwardian style.

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Further details about this accommodation

WiFi is free and available in the house and pets are welcome with prior arrangement.


Large drawing room with open fireplace and seating for 12 or more people.
Large sitting room with flatscreen TV with Sky satellite TV and open fireplace.
Spacious dining room that can seat 12 people around the main table and with more room to seat guests at another table. There is an open fireplace for more intimate dinners.
Kitchen, remodelled with an industrial size gas range, large fridge and dishwasher, country style cabinets, central island and attached table, and pine flooring. Even the keenest gourmet cook will find the kitchen extremely well equipped.
Utility room with washer, tumble dryer and pulley for hanging laundry.
Downstairs bathroom with WC and shower.
High chair available.


Bedroom 1: two twin beds and washbasin.
Bedroom 2: .super-king bed that can be made into two twin beds and washbasin.
Bedrooms 3: super-king bed that can be made into two twin beds and washbasin.
Bedroom 4: double bed that can accommodate one or two people.
Bedroom 5: super-king bed that can be made into two twin beds and washbasin.
Bedroom 6: Double bed that can accommodate 1 or 2 people.
Linen, towels and hairdryers are provided in all our bedrooms.
There is a cot available for small children. Linen not provided.
Bathroom 1: shower and bathtub.
Bathroom 2: WC only.
Bathroom 3: WC and bathtub with hand held shower.

Outside: lovely enclosed garden with plenty of room to move and play and enjoy a drink or an evening meal.

Our top 5 reasons why you would choose to stay here
hotel Stirling offers easy access to some superb walking country, from low level family rambles to strenuous hill walks. Walk in the Trossachs, often referred to as the Highlands in miniature, climb Ben Lomond and enjoy the view of the loch below or explore the Ochils, where extensive plateaux provide great scope for hillwalkers and dramatic short glens make ideal shorter walks.
hotel For a day of excitement and adventure, just five miles from Stirling is Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, which is pretty much what its name suggests - a safari park, adventure playground and funfair, with animal reserves, boating lake, aquaslides, flying fox and more. More sedate but very interesting is the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling itself, with a variety of interesting exhibitions, pleasant garden and cafe.
self catering Set in the old royal hunting grounds of the King's Park, Stirling Golf Club is one of the most picturesque courses in Scotland, with inspiring backdrops of the Old Town of Stirling and the castle and stunning hills all around. There are at least 50 more golf courses within an hour's drive so you will be spoilt for choice.
hotel Close at hand are the Old Town in its dramatic position and Stirling Castle, both interesting and impressive. Stirling has many historic monuments from which to take your pick: climb up to the Wallace Monument and you may be rewarded with a view across to the West Coast, visit the ancient Church of the Holy Rude or Argyll's Lodging, an elegant 17th century town house.
hotel Great places to eat include: the Torbrex Inn, a 10 minute walk or 4 minute drive from the house; the Riverhouse, 5 minutes by car on the Carse below the Castle; the Wood House for lovely lunch or teas, about 12 minutes from Newholme and the Lake Hotel at Port of Menteith, which has great bar food and a very good a la carte menu with spectacular views.