I’ve been visiting the village my whole life as I have family there and can confirm the cottage is in an ideal location and close to all the amenities. It had all the essentials you need, it’s basic but very comfortable. Richard was very accommodating and would definitely recommend staying at Fairhill!
right, stayed for 10 nights, hit the "Beast from the East" ,big snow and no go anywhere for several days, red alert, supermarket almost opposite cottage, anything else within walking distance, friendly laundry lady at " washing well"( Station Rd), shop managers and salespeople all lovely, also local library and information service, lots of charity shops to browse, car parking possible on main street, only once needed to park in side street..first come first serve, managed to keep house warm and cosy even with snow and ice all outside, it's not home, so one has to figure out how things work and how to use, but had iron, hairdryer, iron board, tv, stove/oven( I managed to use it, it's not rocket science!), shower which worked well enough for us( it's not 5 star, but it works and nothing to complain about seeing the bigger picture and very reasonable price, stayed with 2 adults and 2 children ( 9/11), kids been easily happy having perfect free wifi all over the house, played in the heavy snow at the back door steps and garden, clean and perfectly located place, yes road noise as mentioned in add, but first we spend most of the daytime cruising through the area if possible, second when tired and dark seems not to matter too much anymore at the end of the day, couple of nice trips with the kids to Stirling Peak Pool, trip to Doune Castle, only 12 km, nice meal at " lade inn", Overland trip to Oban.......
Clean, practical, central, unique, kids liked it, we too............if we ever manage to come to the other side of the world again, might be back a another stay, Cheers from New Zealand
How I wish I had come across previous reviews before booking. We were so disappointed in Fairhill Cottage. After a seven hour journey it would have been nice to arrive and have a welcome tray with tea bags etc awaiting you. No such luck. The cottage is small and the heating was effective. There are two rooms downstairs plus a very minute kitchen. In both lounges the furniture had obviously not been moved and the floors were dusty behind the furniture. There is no double glazing and I note that mention has been made that it is not allowed due to planning issues. However, this should be mentioned on the website as the traffic noise is very loud. OK if you don't mind being woken at 5.30 am by lorries thundering past.
I noted on reading other reviews that there were issues with the kitchen as far back as 2016 and these obviously have not been rectified. The rings on the cooker would not heat up and after the first night we gave up trying. This has nothing to do with people anticipating instant heat with an induction cooker. The cooker does not work!!! The microwave was filthy and covered in dried on baked beans so that had to be scrubbed as did the cutlery. We were left washing up liquid but only enough for two squirts. I went out and bought my own measuring jug because the two there were disgusting as were oven baking trays and I had to buy kitchen knives as the two available were useless. Crockery is clean and decent quality. However, one egg cup when the property caters for 7 shows that not enough thought has gone into what guests need. There is new carpet on the stairs and in the bedrooms which was nice but it would have been nice to have been able to close the bedroom doors as there were no catches on the doors and you could not close the bathroom door - it would only push to. Beds were clean and comfortable and towels were clean. I would suggest that the owner would purchase a toilet brush instead of having a kitchen pan scrubber in an empty pasta jar as the toilet brush. Not very hygienic. Sorry, but I thought that value for money was poor and would I stay here again - No
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