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Brambles Apartment Doune
Brambles Apartment Doune


5 guests

2 rooms

4 beds

2 baths


5 guests

2 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

Situated in the historic village of Doune, near the castle. A very spacious apartment - 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining and a well appointed small kitchen. Good amenities including free Wi-Fi as well as space to store bikes.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: £100 / night

Description

The space

Brambles is a two bedroom apartment in the centre of the historic village of Doune. On the top floor, the apartment offers an ample double room with separate large bathroom and dressing area. The floor below provides a twin room and shower room as well as a well-appointed kitchen and living/dining area.

Guest access

The apartment is situated on the main street in Doune, with staircase access via a courtyard area. Occupying the floors above a local café, this bright and spacious apartment is ideally suited for four people.

Interaction with guests

We want to make your stay memorable and offer a warm welcome. If you need advice about the local area or things to do, if you have specific requirements or need travel directions please get in touch. We live a very short distance away from the apartment so can be with you in a few minutes.

The neighbourhood

About Doune

The village of Doune has lots to offer from the historic Doune Castle through to boutique shops as well as Deanston distillery set on the river. There is a great website where you can find out local information and what’s going on in the village. Please visit

Below are some suggested places to visit and activities. The VisitScotland website will give you lots more information, contacts and ideas.

Historic Buildings

Doune Castle: Built in the 14th century, Doune Castle is well worth a visit. Not only does it have one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland it is famous as the backdrop in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Stirling Castle – Stirling Castle is only a few miles from Doune.

Dunblane Cathedral - Close to Doune is the Cathedral City of Dunblane. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century.

Wallace Monument – built in the recent past to celebrate one of Scotland’s hero’s, the Wallace Monument just outside Stirling provides a great viewpoint over the Forth Valley.

Inchmahome Priory – Set in the Lake of Menteith, the 13th century priory is a wonderful place to visit. Take the small boat out to the island where Mary Queen of Scots sought refuge. Nearby restaurant and pub overlooks the only lake (not a loch) in Scotland.
Attractions:

Deanston Distillery: The distillery (just over the river in the adjoining village of Deanston) welcomes visitors.

Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park: Only a mile and a half from Doune, the Safari park offers a great day out for families. It includes a variety of attractions and will entertain the kids for the whole day.

Brairlands Farm: In the summer months Briarlands Farm opens its doors to the public. It has a farm shop with home grown soft fruits and local produce combined with an adventure playground aimed at younger children. Another good day out for the family. It is only 2 miles from Doune (follow the signs for the Safari Park)

Argaty Red Kites: Again, only a mile and a half from Doune there is the Argaty

Outdoor Activities

In Doune, you are on the doorstep of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There are a huge number of activities. If you want an active holiday there is walking, climbing, cycling (road or mountain bike), water sports (sailing, canoeing, etc), shooting, fishing, golf and much, much more to chose from.

The nearby locations include the Lochs (for example Loch Vennacar, Loch Ard, Loch Katrine and Loch Lubnaig). Loch Lomond is not too far either.

For walkers there are several Forestry Commission and National Park marked walking routes combined with a wide variety of hill walking.

It is a great place for mountain biking at all levels. There are a number of flat cycle paths (e.g. Doune to Dunblane railway line or the Callander to Strathyre cycle route along the disused railway line) and there are more challenging routes like the Carron Valley Mountain Bike trails.

For golfers the local clubs welcome visitors (Dunblane New Golf Course and Callander). Only 20 minutes will also take you to Gleneagles where you can enjoy the championship courses.

For the fishing enthusiasts there is salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Forth and the River Teith. There is good trout fishing too and permits are available locally and from Stirling Council.

Towns and cities

Approximate times and distances to popular cities are below. If you want to travel by train the nearest station is close by in Dunblane.

Dunblane ( 5 miles - 9 minutes)

Callendar (8 miles - 10 minutes)

Stirling (8 miles – 13 minutes)

Perth (30 miles – 46 minutes)

Glasgow (34 miles – 38 minutes)

Edinburgh (46 mikes – 59 minutes)

Events

In Doune there are some regular local events. The Doune website above will give you up to date information of what’s on locally. Regular events include “Doune the Rabbit Hole” music festival, the Christmas Fayre, the Doune and Dunblane Fling and the Doune Gala.

Close by there is the Bridge of Allen Highland Games, the MacRobert Arts Centre at Stirling University campus (theatre and film) and many more.

Getting around

Approximate times and distances to popular cities are below. If you want to travel by train the nearest station is close by in Dunblane.

Dunblane ( 5 miles - 9 minutes)

Callendar (8 miles - 10 minutes)

Stirling (8 miles – 13 minutes)

Perth (30 miles – 46 minutes)

Glasgow (34 miles – 38 minutes)

Edinburgh (46 mikes – 59 minutes)

Other things to note

The apartment is situated on the main street in Doune, with staircase access via a courtyard area. Occupying the floors above a local café, this bright and spacious apartment is ideally suited for four people.

On the top floor there is a master double bedroom with views of the hills to the rear. The bedroom has its own seating area, writing desk as well as a walk in dressing area – giving ample room for any couple. On the same floor, there is a large well-appointed bathroom with bath/shower.

Off the entrance hall, on the floor below, is a large sitting room with its own dining area. A corridor leads to the second bedroom (twin) with a shower-room adjacent. Again on the same floor is a well-appointed kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer.


House Rules

The Apartment is child friendly with a array of toys for small children. Its also has Wi-Fi for teenagers and there is a lovely café downstairs which serves the best hot chocolate around.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Stephen User Profile
October 2016
Lovely, cosy warm apartment. It felt like home from home. Stayed for 4 nights and really enjoyed my time. The shower was great, nice and powerful. Thanks Una for being a super host. Will come again.
Una User Profile
Response from Una:
Thank you very much for your kind review. I hope to welcome you again in the future. Una
October 2016

Fabien User Profile
August 2016
Great location to discover Scotland landscapes!! We had the feeling of being at home! Thanks Una! Highly recommended :)
Una User Profile
Response from Una:
Thank you very much for booking the Apartment, and I am so glad you enjoyed Scotland. Una
August 2016

Anne User Profile
July 2016
We booked the apartment for relatives who were visiting us. Una was extremely helpful, answering all queries immediately. The accommodation itself was ideal. It was much nicer than the photos suggested on the website. It had everything that our family required and was very clean and comfortable. The location is great, right in the centre of Doune. It is great value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

Anne User Profile
April 2017
Una propose un appartement très confortable, parfaitement équipé et qui convient totalement à notre famille (trois enfants: 20, 17 et 9 ans). Nous nous sommes sentis tout de suite bien. Situé au dessus d'un restaurant qui ouvre de 9 h à 16 h, l'appartement était très calme. Entièrement équipé, même d'une tv et d'un lecteur dvd, d'internet.., il a permis à tous de passer des soirées tranquilles. La décoration est soignée et tout est très propre. Una a su rendre les lieux coquets, douillets et très accueillants. Allez y en confiance! quant à la localisation, vous serez à 45 min d'edimbourgh et 45 min de Glasgow, 1 h des lacs Lomond et Katrina...
Una User Profile
Response from Una:
Dear Anne, Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted to hear that all your family enjoyed the Apartment. I really enjoyed meeting them. Una
April 2017

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