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Pipit has been inspired by a Scandinavian cabin with soothing colours, minimalistic interiors, and natural textures, creating a cool and contemporary style. Nestled amongst the trees, with a large Pine tree overhead it has an incredibly special ambience. Pipit has step-free access.
Amenities include a super king-size bed, sofa bed for children, inside shower, open plan, kitchen and sitting room. The spacious lounge has a cosy log burning stove and luxury furnishing. The large decking has a superb outside copper bath, for hot soaks all-year-round under the stars.
If you're longing to escape the rat race and head deep into the Scottish wilds for a short break, consisting solely of sheer relaxation, then this could be the sweetest place on earth.
A romantic and remote paradise, yet just a 1hr drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, but guaranteed to feel as far from city life as one can possibly get. Ideally located between the historic village of Doune and the bustling town of Callander, you'll be just 4 miles from the world-famous Trossachs National Park. There are also a number of other fantastic restaurants in the area including Monarcyle Mhor, Mhor 84, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and the Roux brothers at Cromlix House as well as a number of good local pubs.
Enjoy early misty morning walks in the woodlands and evening strolls to the river bank as the sun settles down. Children will love paddling, fishing for minnows and playing pooh sticks.
Focusing on a more back-to-nature way of living closer to home, there has never been a better time to explore Perthshire and beyond. Bordered by woodlands, the ethos here is to give guests an authentic wilderness experience, through their senses, with the smells, sights and sounds of the river, woodlands, fauna and flora.
A super king-size bed sleeping 2 adults Sofa bed sleeping up to 2 children (no adults on sofa bed)
The indoor bathroom has a shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail. Natural Scottish toiletries are provided. There is an outside copper bath on the large terrace.
Galley style kitchen with microwave, combination oven, kettle, toaster, electric hob, crockery, cutlery and high-quality cooking equipment. Also included is a complimentary welcome pack from the local farm shop to include bread, milk, eggs, butter, and jam.
There is no internet access in this property.
Heating and Lighting
The cabin is built to near Passivhaus standard, and it relies on air source heat pumps with the addition of a log burning stove, using their own timber, for additional heating.
Up to 2 children, sleeping on the sofa bed. Cot and high chair can be provided on request.
Grounds and Nearby
Spacious treetop terrace with BBQ, outdoor furniture and copper bath for stargazing. Freedom to explore extensive woodlands and river banks. The river is less than a 5-minute walk.
Check in from 17:30 and check out by 09:30These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
Public transport bus route in Doune. 20-mile drive to Stirling and Dunblane Railway stations
The bedroom has a super king-size bed sleeping 2 adults. In the living area is a Sofa bed sleeping up to 2 children.
A spacious open plan Kitchen/Lounge Galley style kitchen with microwave, combination oven, kettle, toaster, electric hob, crockery, cutlery and high-quality cooking equipment. Also included is a complimentary welcome pack from the local farm shop to include bread, milk, eggs, butter, and jam. Rustic handcrafted lounge furniture, in neutral tones, bespoke timber pieces and luxury fabrics and rugs. Log burning stove with wood provided. From the living area, there are views out to the decking.
The bathroom has a shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail. Natural Scottish toiletries provided, outside copper bath on the large terrace.
The generous decking offers privacy and peace for cooking on the Weber BBQ or a dip in the outside copper bath, for hot soaks all-year-round under the stars. The deck is furnished with comfortable outside furniture.
Activities on the doorstep: Lanrick offers a tranquil and peaceful escape with riverside walks suitable for different levels of fitness with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the scenery and wildlife along the way. Children and adults alike can enjoy the opportunity to paddle from the shore, play pooh sticks and fish for minnows.
Fishing: For more serious fisherfolk, Lanrick's fishing beat on the River Teith is widely renowned as an excellent location for fishing for native salmon, sea and brown trout. The fishing is seasonal and rates are varied but are available for anglers to pre-book in advance.
Food and drink: Keep it fresh and local at The Smiddy Farm Shop with crafts and a wonderful coffee shop and restaurant too. Pick up a fruit and veg box for your stay, or delicious bakery items, specialities meats, pies and fish not to mention the array of cheeses and ready meals offer from all over Scotland. So many tempting treats to take back to your treehouse or to pack into your picnic basket. There are a number of fantastic restaurants in the area including Monarcyle Mhor, Mhor 84, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and the Roux brothers at Cromlix House as well as a number of good local pubs.
Attractions nearby: Within a ten-mile radius there are a number of major tourist attractions such as Blair Drummond safari park, one of Scotland's largest tourist attractions, which offers an ideal family day out and the opportunity to get up close to an exciting array of wildlife.
Trossachs National Park: The Trossachs National Park boundary sits just four miles to the west of Nuthatch. The National Park is famous for its highland scenery of dramatic mountains, lochs and magical woodlands. The range of activities within the park is endless; hiking, mountain climbing, bike trails, horse riding, canoeing, wild swimming and scenic picnicking.
Tours and experiences: Tours are available to book at the Deanston Distillery with its brand new Visitor Centre. You could well be in for an opportunity to taste some exclusive limited editions! Find out more about this popular tourist attraction's history and its story of regeneration from Cotton Mill to a Single Malt Whiskey Distillery.
Historical Sites: Visit Doune Castle, a 15th Century ruined castle in the nearby village, recently featured in the hit box office series, Outlander. Also Stirling Castle is a short drive away, one the historic homes of the kings of Scotland and now home to the Black Watch Museum. Visit the multi-award-winning Battle of Bannockburn experience and witness the battle like never before, with fully immersive 3D scenes bringing the battle to life. Interact with medieval warriors, archers and knights on either side of the conflict as they reveal how they became involved in the battle.
The National Wallace Monument â€“ one of Stirling's most distinctive landmarks, overlooking the scene of Scotland's victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. For 150 years, this world-famous attraction has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays. Make The National Wallace Monument the high point of your visit to Stirling, it's a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland. There are a choice of 5 golf courses nearby.
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