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Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Nestled in the Kilsyth Hills on a working cattle and sheep farm, and with beautiful views over the Kelvin Valley, Stoury Bothy is an excellent destination for you to escape to. Our farm land was the site of the historic Battle of Kilsyth and the landscape is both rugged and peaceful. Stoury Bothy is part of the main farmhouse which sits in its own private ground above the sleepy village of Banton and offers a rural retreat where you can relax away from traffic and bustle. Due to its central location, Stoury Bothy is within easy travelling distance of Stirling, Falkirk and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Loch Lomond are also within travelling distance. We have excellent public transport links. Indeed Glasgow City Centre is just a 10 minute train ride from nearby Croy Station. Stoury Bothy i...Nestled in the Kilsyth Hills on a working cattle and sheep farm, and with beautiful views over the Kelvin Valley, Stoury Bothy is an excellent destination for you to escape to. Our farm land was the site of the historic Battle of Kilsyth and the landscape is both rugged and peaceful. Stoury Bothy is part of the main farmhouse which sits in its own private ground above the sleepy village of Banton and offers a rural retreat where you can relax away from traffic and bustle. Due to its central location, Stoury Bothy is within easy travelling distance of Stirling, Falkirk and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Loch Lomond are also within travelling distance. We have excellent public transport links. Indeed Glasgow City Centre is just a 10 minute train ride from nearby Croy Station. Stoury Bothy is full of character and is unique due to its lovingly handmade and handpicked furnishings. You will find a welcoming kitchen dining and living area. Patio doors lead out to the garden where you can have a seat and watch the world drift by. The double bedroom is light and bright and has direct (en suite) access to the family bathroom via a jack and jill lock. The family bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably, (or 4 people with a pleasant squeeze!) and consists of a double bed and 1 to 2 single beds. We are happy to supply a baby cot or crib if needed. Both bedrooms look out to a traditional Scottish farm courtyard. If you look closely you may see a cow calving, birds nesting and sheep asleep! In the summer months, you can enjoy freshly laid eggs from our hens each morning if you wish, and you can feed the hens your food scraps as part payment. As you shower, you can look out the bathroom window to the roaming cattle and cudding sheep. Our Bothy is an excellent destination for all interests If you enjoy the outdoor life then Historic Kilsyth (which is a Walkers are Welcome town) offers the Forth and Clyde Canal, Auchinstarry Basin, the Antonine Wall, Colzium House and of course all the walks off the beaten track around Banton. We are very near to the Carron Valley wich has a well regarded mountain bike trail and forest walks. Duncarron Medieval Fort also lies in the Carron Valley. Many visitors also enjoy fishing either at Banton Loch or the Carron Valley Resevoir or the Canal. There are also fisheries within just 5 or 10 minutes. The Campsies are just 10 minutes from us and you can enjoy walking the John Muir Trail. Some The West Highland Way are approx 20 minutes away. (Milngavie and Glengoyne/ Dumgoyne) For daytripping, you really are spoiled for choice. From the bothy you can easily enjoy all the cracking Central Scotland attractions such as super Sirling with its Castle, Briarlands Farm and Safari Park. Fantastic Falkirk and its fabulous Falkirk Wheel and newly opened Kelpies.... all the greatness of glorius Glasgow and everything available in enchanting Edinburgh! Castles, museums, theatres, night life, cinemas.... Nearby towns of Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld offer shops and cafes. Kirkintilloch, a canal town, is also a 'Walkers are Welcome' town and has museums and heritage trails. Cumbernauld Airport offers leisure flights if you fancy having your head in the clouds. More
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Heather H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Loved this place. For a beautiful setting, warm welcome from the owner Heather, and a place well within travelling distance of Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling and Edinburgh this couldn’t be a better location. The cottage is so clean and cosy I wished I’d booked extra nights....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Corrine M
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

we had a lovely two night stay, so relaxed and a great basket of goodies to enjoy on arrival. The place is so well cared for and with such warm homely touches we could see why visitors arrive at all times of the year......... the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Nomad678698
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. The summer makes things even better. We are so glad that you had a wee doze out in the summer hut. I am partial to a wee doze...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2017
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

The cottage is really cosy, even more than the pictures show. Really quiet, the place offers great views on the countryside. Our little girl enjoyed to look at the sheeps and play to the playground in the garden. Heather really help us with everything. Thanks...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank VIGNAUD M
HEATHER B, VR Owner at Stoury Bothy in Banton Kilsyth, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. Hopefully when you come back to Scotland the next time we will have better weather for bikes! Hope that the rest of your travels went as planned. Xx

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Trampoline
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Kelvin Valley is a beautiful small valley which has the Kilsyth Hills leaning on to the Forth and Clyde Canal. Nearby is the Carron Valley and the Campsie Hills. Beautiful and atmospheric. Local towns Kilsyth and Kirkitilloch offer lazy days shopping coupled with some fine pubs, cafes and restaurants. Banton is a sleepy village which has peaceful and rugged aspects and offers a traditional friendly pub and bowling club for good old fashioned pub life. There are many walks around the village of Banton if you wish to wile away the hours not too far from your holiday home.
How to get there
The village of Banton is just off the A803. FROM GLASGOW heading east M8, then head for Stirling on the M80 Take the slip road sign posted for Kilsyth/Bonnybridge (A803) Turn right heading for Kilsyth At the hamlet of Kelvinhead turn right up to Banton When you get to the pub/telephone box, go straight through. Drive over the hump back bridge and turn immediately left. Follow the road and the signs for Auchenrivoch Farm/ Stoury Bothy all the way to the top of the road to the big yellow farm. FROM EDINBURGH heading west M8 then head for stirling on the M80, then head for Glasgow on M80 Take the slip road sign posted for Kilsyth/Bonnybridge (A803) Turn right heading for Kilsyth At the hamlet of Kelvinhead turn right up to Banton When you get to the pub/telephone box, go straigh...
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