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Stirling Home

Probably one the finest house in Stirling, Scotland. Earlier this year we were lucky enough to review this stunning very large Georgian home which was less than 5 mins walk to the historic town centre of Stirling. 

This stunning three floored home, was built around 1800, and is a luxurious step back in time.

Although not needed as the house is nearly in the town centre, we arrived early in the morning. We picked up our rental from Edinburgh airport and made our way down the A9 motorway. Finding the home was easy, as it was right next to the town centre. There was plenty of on street parking spaces.

Stirling is a great place to make a base and explore the beautiful sights of Scotland. Taking in the breathtaking scenery the ancient country has to offer! I’m glad we had a rental, but there was so much to do within walking distance in Stirling itself.

Main Entrance Hall

My Day

A grand welcoming entrance greeted us when we entered the home through the massive door. This was like stepping right back in time. I was imagining all the wealthy locals that must have resided here since it was built in the 1800’s (Georgian ere of decadence opulence and  elegance). The parties and things that this house must have seen over the years.

After unpacking it was straight back out an for an adventurous day hill walking on the nearby hills called Dumyat Hill with Terry our jack russell. Then we went to see the magnificent Striling Castle. After coming back home, I just had to have a long soak in this luxurious drop on bathtub with some scented candles and aromatherapy salts, easing the grateful pain of the day. Before heading downstairs for a traditional Scottish dinner. 

The Master Bathroom
Old but new kitchen

I had never cooked on an AGA before, its simply a oven or boiler that never turns off, but I was determined to make the Scotttish traditional dish “Haggis Neeps & Tatties” that we sourced earlier at the local butcher.
There was plenty of space for all our party at the distressed antique table, with a lowland single malt whisky.

mmm Haggis

Furthermore, after a very successful attempt at cooking Haggis on the AGA, it was time to move everyone upstairs and settle in for the night in the TV room.  We got the coal fire on and sat back for the night with a dram and watch Mel Gibson in Braveheart, which just happened to be filmed here in Stirling. Finally, we might do the visitors centre tomorrow in Banockburn.

TV Room
The Master Bedroom

After such a beautiful and jam packed day it was time to retire upstairs. I had snapped the Master Bedroom which was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! Within a few mins I was dreaming I was back running over the hills with Terry. 

In conclusion, I Love Scotland. x

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