About this listing
Eilean Donan Annex is a bright comfortable self contained property adjoining the owners' bungalow. It is light, spacious and airy and fully equipped for two adults. There is room for a cot or small third bed if required. Well positioned in a quiet cul de sac on edge of small village of Plean, just a few miles from Stirling and Falkirk. Motorway access for both Glasgow and Edinburgh only 5 minutes. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs approx. 40 minutes by car.
The annex has a front and back entrance, with ramp access for wheelchair users.
The L shaped lounge/dining area is comfortably furnished with sofa, armchair, TV with DVD, dining table and two chairs.
The bedroom has zip and link beds, providing option of a superking double or two full size single beds. Guests should advise which they prefer at time of booking. A travel cot or child's bed can be added to the bedroom to accommodate an extra small person. A TV, hairdryer and large mirror are provided for extra comfort. There is a spacious en suite wet room (powerful shower, wc, basin).
To the rear of the property is a galley kitchen, fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, electric cooker, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
The annex has gas central heating. Towels and bed linen are provided. Tea, coffee, sugar and a welcome pack will be in the kitchen on arrival. There is a garden area with table and chairs to rear for exclusive use of guests. It is very peaceful with views over the field to the country park.
We will do our best to greet guests on arrival to give you the key and make sure everything is OK. If we cannot be there in person, the key will be accessible, we'll leave some welcoming lights on and check you have all you need as soon as possible.
Interaction with guests
During your stay we'll be happy to help with any queries and give you suggestions of places to visit. Food items can be ordered in advance and put into the kitchen for your arrival.
Old Plean is a quiet village, but has three general store shops about a 10 minute walk from the Annex. There is an excellent bakery and also a hairdresser salon.
Both the chip shop and Eurospice take away do good food at reasonable prices. Nearby there are several eating places...pub restaurant at Pirnhall in Stirling and Outside Inn at Larbert, Chinese at The Tea House in Larbert.
Plean Country Park is directly behind the house and is a beautiful place for a walk at any time of the year. We can probably even provide you with a pair of boots if you are here during the muddy season!
There are several well known tourist attractions in the area...Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies. For energetic guests there's fishing and horseriding at a nearby farm.
The historic city of Stirling is 10 minutes by car to the east and the town of Falkirk 10 minutes to the west. There is a regular bus service to both with bus stop very close by. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth are also within easy driving distance (approx. 40 mins) or leave your car at Larbert or Stirling railway station and go into the big cities by train.
Other things to note
The property is only 5 minutes from major motorway links.
Guests are allocated a parking space in the driveway at all times.
Local village shops have all essential groceries etc.
Visitors are asked to park sensibly to allow other cars in and out of the property and to be fairly quiet after 10.30pm.
Although the annex is ideally suited to two adults, it is possible to also accommodate a young child.
I am a retired primary school teacher. I love the countryside, my family and my dog. I enjoy meeting people and helping them to enjoy the beauty of Scotland. Life is for living!