Callander - Mid Torrie Farm Holiday cottage
Our self-catering holiday cottage is available from April to November. Lovely peaceful setting and tremendous views. Contact us please for availability and prices.A warm & friendly welcome awaits you. Extremely comfortable & well equipped, Mid Torrie Farm Cottage sleeps 4. Weekly, mid-week & weekend breaks are available. Private access, designated car parking and patio area for sitting out.
Located on a very peaceful and attractive wildlife-friendly farm with Highland Cattle, the stone cottage has been sympathetically and tastefully renovated and recently upgraded, to provide extremely comfortable accommodation to a very high standard. There is only the one cottage for your exclusive use.
Mid Torrie Farm is on the B8032, a quiet back road between Callander (three miles) and Doune (6 miles). Stirling is a 25 minute drive away, Edinburgh and Glasgow 1 to 1.5 hours, St. Andrews. Glencoe and west coast all within easy distance for a day out.
Accommodation – the cottage is on 2 floors:
Ground floor : Large well furnished bedroom, with top quality hotel grade beds, either -super-King-size double (6 x 6ft 6 inches) or two single 6ft 6in x 3 ft beds.
Upstairs : Large bedroom with top quality hotel grade beds, either -super-King-size double (6 x 6ft 6 inches) or two single 6ft 6in x 3 ft beds; very comfortable sitting room with TV, video (yes!) and vintage video collection, reading lamps, a good collection of books & games, and views out over the gardens. Three seater sofa and two well upholstered armchairs, plus additional seating.
The bed linen provided is a luxurious white cotton blend for superb comfort, with feather or non-allergenic pillows, and a choice of duvet weights / togs to suit the time of year. Beds are made up prior to your arrival to your specification.
Children over the age of seven are very welcome: With safety in mind and due to the semi-open nature of the stair case, garden ponds and the fact that this is a working farm, we regret that younger children will have to wait until they are that little bit older!
Additional : Hair dryer, steam iron and ironing board, free wifi - the booster is situated in the downstairs bedroom, new boiler heating/hot water system installed in 2019; electricity, heating and hot water are included in the rental price.
Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement : Unusually for a working farm, Mid Torrie is often happy to take one or two dogs, but there are a few sensible house rules that must be agreed to in advance. A small paddock is available at certain times of year as an informal play/exercise area.
Weekly rent is £450 to £750, depending on the time of year, with discounts for couples. Special rates available for weekends or mid week breaks, minimum of three nights stay. All rentals include towels, bed linen, heating, hot-water and lighting.
The owner, Hilary, lives in the main farm house on site close-by, handy for any queries or to take you on a tour of the attractive gardens and to meet the friendly and photogenic Highland cows and calves. The animals also feature in Hilary's artwork (www.highlandcowart.com) which can be viewed in the studio. Guests often comment on how they "Love the total feeling of comfortable escapism from the modern world. It is great to experience something so totally different".
A wild life spotter's delight! At the last count guests have spotted 97 different species of birds; visiting wildlife includes roe and occasional red deer, foxes, occasional badgers and pine marten. Otters are sometimes seen in the River Teith, which runs close to the B8032.
The cottage has its own fascinating history, and dates back to the 1700s or more along with the other traditional stone buildings on site. The upstairs sitting room was originally a grain store, during and immediately after the 2nd world war it provided accommodation for two German prisoners of war as farm workers, both of who made their lives in the area after the end of the war.
Attractions: Well placed for good walks, hills, forests, lochs, the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, which is one of the top UK visitor attractions, Edinburgh (1 hour plus, Glencoe 2 hours)
Activities in the area : Fishing, golf, cycling, walking, Scottish history, genealogy (we can help), horse riding, visiting gardens open to the public. Very interesting geological history to the area, with the farm situated on drumlins and glacial deposits from 10,000 years ago.
Availability and bookings: please phone or email us via the contact page to check availability/prices. Booking forms available on request. £120 deposit is requested when booking, with the balance of the price due 30 days before the start of the holiday.
Guests receive a warm welcome and short guided tour of the accommodation on arrival.
Hilary Barker, Mid Torrie Farm, Callander, Perthshire FK17 8JL. Phone 01877 330203
We've met many lovely people amongst our guests and several have come back time and time again or have recommended our cottage to friends and family.
See the Holiday cottage slide show for more photos of the cottage, farm and surrounding area.
Visitors' Comments :
"Fantastic accommodation, beautiful views, loved the animals, & your help was much appreciated" B & GW, Bristol
"A lovely spot to call home for a week" J & R.M from Canada
"Sorry the sheep couldn't sleep because of our laughter!" A.C. from Holland
"The nicest cottage we have ever stayed in - we will definitely be back" N & A.B, Nottingham
Members of the Association of Scottish Self Caterers.
Past members of VisitScotland with 4 star grading
for the cottage.