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Old Leckie Farmstay near Stirling

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Luxury self catering holidays at the heart of a working family farm
Well appointed, comfortable base for your holiday stay
Sleep peacefully between Egyptian cotton linen and down duvets and

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Old Leckie Farmstay offers you an opportunity to enjoy well appointed self catering accommodation within a beautiful rural landscape. This individual 3 bedroom apartment is set within the old Coachman's quarters of 18C A listed Old Leckie steading, overlooking the picturesque Old Leckie house - a traditional Scottish tower house dating to 1530. With its own private access and risk assessed cleaning protocols in place (which meet national guidance) you can relax in our wide open spaces and local walks in the knowledge that your safety and health are a top priority for us in the current Coronovirus pandemic. Located in the heart of rural Stirlingshire the location offers exceptional access to some of Central Scotland's most commanding scenery - all in easy reach whether walking, cycling ...Old Leckie Farmstay offers you an opportunity to enjoy well appointed self catering accommodation within a beautiful rural landscape. This individual 3 bedroom apartment is set within the old Coachman's quarters of 18C A listed Old Leckie steading, overlooking the picturesque Old Leckie house - a traditional Scottish tower house dating to 1530. With its own private access and risk assessed cleaning protocols in place (which meet national guidance) you can relax in our wide open spaces and local walks in the knowledge that your safety and health are a top priority for us in the current Coronovirus pandemic. Located in the heart of rural Stirlingshire the location offers exceptional access to some of Central Scotland's most commanding scenery - all in easy reach whether walking, cycling or travelling by car. Popular walking and cycling routes wind their way through Old Leckie farm itself to nearby villages, whilst the City of Stirling is only a 10 minute drive to the East, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park within a 20 minute drive to the north and west. Local pubs and restaurants are providing takeaway and home delivery services and with our own farm produce and some outstanding farm shops within a few miles you don't need to goto the supermarket. Old Leckie farm itself provides an ever changing backdrop to your holiday - combining the bustle of a family farm hosting cows, sheep, chickens and small children with century old trees, hidden bridges and waterfalls.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We'd be delighted to give guests a tour around the working parts of the farm but request for health and safety reasons that they refrain from entering operational areas without a farm team member
Bedrooms
1 King2 Queens2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Alison Y
Hosting since April 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsA full briefing will be provided to guests before arrival and there is a folder with all necessary information within the property. Alison and Fergus the owners live nearby and are on hand, at a socially acceptable distance, to help with any queries and share their local knowledge to get the most out of your stay.

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Reviews (39)
WSUWildcat
WSUWildcat
4 contributions
Delightful Visit
We spent a few days on the Old Leckie Farm. The property is incredibly beautiful and peaceful. We had a lovely time walking the farm and taking in all the history. Alison was an amazing host who shared many details about the property that made our stay the highlight of our trip to Scotland. The location is an easy drive or train ride to Stirling, Loch Lomond, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I left my heart there and will be back soon.
Visited May 2023
Written July 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Doug W
Doug W
9 contributions
Wonderful Unique Place to Stay
All I can say is WOW! Staying in the cottage on the farm was a real highlight of our trip to Scotland. First, for the price you pay, the value is outstanding. It's a large, clean property with three bedrooms and 1.5 baths. You could easily sleep 6 in here, as long as you don't mind sharing one shower. Clean and well maintained, there are kitchen facilities and a combination washer/dryer. We made breakfasts there with some of the farm-fresh eggs, fresh bread with local butter, that was all a real treat. The workers here are all so friendly and helpful, we received a great tour of the farm that I would recommend not missing. It's in such a beautiful setting, waking up to the sound of the sheep in the morning was a treat. My wife even got to hold one of the baby lambs. I can't say enough about how great of an experience staying here was! The only minor drawback, the wifi was very spotty, so if you absolutely must have wifi, you might want to reconsider. But you're on vacation in Scotland, in a BEAUTIFUL location. Even for a guy like me that needs his tv, I didn't miss it at all.
Visited May 2023
Written May 28, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LeightonAlexander
LeightonAlexander
Cardiff, United Kingdom92 contributions
What a Gem! Amazing stay and great location!
What a hidden Gem just outside Stirling. We spent the weekend at Old Leckie and the place is amazing. The accommodation is spacious and well kept with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with an large shower and bath) and a very spacious lounge with a woodburner. The kitchen has all the utensils you need and theres a nice big table for everyone to sit at. Its right on the farm and the owner showed us around all the animals - the kids loved it. There's plenty of walks around the area and you can even walk into the small village (about 20 minute walk) and get some food at the local pub. There's plenty of countryside to explore and great if you have a bike. The owners were great, very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. There's also a Safari Park (although this closes in winter). Stirling is about 10 minutes away and from here you can get to Glasgow or Edinburgh in about 45-50 minutes. The property is exceptionally clean and there is place to park cars in the courtyard. They have good wifi. This area is really historic and located next to an old 15th (?) century house and there is also a nearby Broch (some two thousand years old). I really recommend this place! Fantastic!!
Visited January 2022
Written January 16, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mia_k_2234
Mia_k_2234
Glasgow, United Kingdom20 contributions
Loved our stay!
We stayed in early November and had a really great time. The cottage was beautiful and Alison and Fergus couldn't have been more welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. They even organised a bonfire for us on bonfire night. We had young children with us and they loved the farm! The farm tour with Alison was the highlight for them (and us) during our stay. We had lovely walks around the farm and the nearby village during the days and cosied up in front of the fire in the cottage at night. We used their farm shop a lot. The produce tasted amazing so we ended up ordering lots of extra to take home . Would highly recommend old Leckie Farm.
Visited November 2021
Written December 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Traveler773196
Traveler773196
1 contribution
Celerbrate
Everything was just perfect We were made very welcome.we stayed at the farm with family to celebrate my sons 30th birthday. We all work for the nhs so the peace and fresh air was just what the doctor ordered
Visited August 2019
Written August 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laird
Laird
1 contribution
Absolutely Perfect Accommodations
I could not have been any happier to book at the Old Leckie Farmstay. The farm and lodging were both beautiful. Located in the center of Scotland makes it perfect for sightseeing. Alison and Fergus were extremely friendly and very helpful with traveling suggestions. Upon opening the house we were greeted with fresh food from the farm (homemade loaf of bread, butter, eggs, and wine) which provided the warmest welcome I have ever received. Scotland was amazing and we had a great time seeing the sights but we loved the farm so much we are planning a future trip just to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the farm.
Visited July 2019
Written July 13, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

robinred0
robinred0
Inverness, United Kingdom56 contributions
Farm stay
Just back from a 5 day stay at the lovely Old Leckie Farm near Stirling. Our family had a wonderful stay made very special by the lovely welcome we got from the owners Alison and Fergus who gave us a tour of the farm. Pigs, piglets, sheep, cows and hens what more could the kids want. The girls even got to collect the eggs which was a great hit. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, well equipped and warm so we were delighted with everything. The location was brilliant, so central to everything we wanted to visit. I would highly recommend this stay to all.
Visited July 2018
Written August 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lily_00516
Lily_00516
10 contributions
Wonderful!
This farm was such a great place to stay. Alison was an amazing host and we learned a lot about farming in Scotland. The farm house was very charming and well kept. My kids loved seeing all of the farm animals. It was also very convenient that we were close to Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Visited July 2018
Written July 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bcmeatworks
bcmeatworks
Nelson, Canada2 contributions
Farmstay done right
If youre from the country this place will feel like home.. if youre from the city this is as real as it gets! No gaudy pretense, real working family farm with lots of daily excitement, or hunker down in the brand new, but very old, barn/guest house conversion. Alison and Fergus welcomed us into some of their daily activities but the accomodation is also well set-up for privacy.
Visited May 2018
Written June 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anna B
Anna B
Largs, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just wonderful!
We had an amazing 3 nights here with my parents and our two kids (5 and two and a half). Alison could not have been more helpful and we had a lovely tour of the farm. The highlight for the kids was collecting eggs from the hens, which we did several times each day! Thanks for a great holiday. We are hopeful we will get to come back!
Visited March 2018
Written March 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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About the neighborhood
Welcome to Old Leckie Farmstay – an opportunity for you to enjoy a luxury self catering holiday within a historic, rural landscape. This individual 3 bedroom self catering accommodation, sleeping 6, is set within the old Coachman's quarters of 18th Century A-listed Old Leckie Steading, overlooking the picturesque Old Leckie House – a traditional Scottish tower house dating to 1530 which has been in our family for over 100 years. Old Leckie Farm itself provides a beautiful backdrop to your holiday – combining the bustle of a family farm hosting cows, sheep, chickens and small children with century old trees , hidden bridges and waterfalls and the opportunity to walk the same ground that Bonnie Prince Charlie did as he visited Old Leckie to build support for the 1745 campaign. The very popular walking and cycle route between the pretty villages of Gargunnock (2 miles) and Kippen (3 miles) passes right through the farm. Both Villages offer access to shops, pubs, restaurants and high quality local food offering.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Old Leckie Farmstay is just a 15 minute drive from the City of Stirling providing excellent road and rail links to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, the Highlands and beyond. By road we are approx 35 minutes from Glasgow, and 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Directions From Stirling: head West on the A811 signposted to Balloch. After about 6 miles pass the village of Gargunnock. There are 2 signposted turn offs to Gargunnock. After the last one we are then the second turn on the left – look out for the squint telegraph pole at the end of the road. Follow the track as it heads along beside Leckie Burn, past Old Leckie House and you will see the Steading building on the hill above. Parking is situated right outside the farmstay – head through the archway and park on your right. From the North / South via M9 (Edinburgh / Glasgow / Perth) : Leave at Exit 10. Go onto the A84 North (signed for Doune, Callander, Crianlarich and Blairdrummond Safari Park). Head out past Blairdrummond Safari Park entrance then take the road to the left signposted to Gargunnock. At the end of this turn right onto the A811 heading west towards Balloch. There are 2 signposted turn offs to Gargunnock. After the last one we are then the second turn on the left – look out for the squint telegraph pole at the end of the road. Follow the track as it heads along beside Leckie Burn, past Old Leckie House and you will see the Steading building on the hill above. Parking is situated right outside the farmstay – head through the archway and park on your right. From the West: find the A811 which runs from Balloch to Stirling. Head straight across the big roundabout at the second Kippen turnoff, still heading towards Stirling. After ½ mile you will pass on your left the entry to Boquhoun Country Store. We are then the second on the right, look out for the squint telegraph pole at the end of the road. Follow the track as it heads along beside Leckie Burn, past Old Leckie House and you will see the Steading building on the hill above. Parking is situated right outside the farmstay – head through the archway and park on your right. From the north west – take the A84 to Thornhill, turning right at the beginning of the village to Kippen. At the large Kippen roundabout on the A811 take your first exit, turning left onto the A811. After ½ mile you will pass on your left the entry to Boquhoun Country Store. We are then the second on the right, look out for the squint telegraph pole at the end of the road. Follow the track as it heads along beside Leckie Burn, past Old Leckie House and you will see the Steading building on the hill above. Parking is situated right outside the farmstay – head through the archway and park on your right. Please note all SatNav's bring you to our area but not to the exact location. Usually Sat Nav directs you to Watson House, which is the private drive immediately to the east of ours. If you turn onto this by mistake, turn round, and turn left back onto A811, and take the next left.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

Notes from owner
Changeover days are totally flexible - start and finish your holiday with us whenever it suits you. The layout of our accommodation means that if even if there is just 1 or 2 of you it still feels welcoming and cosy. From September - March we are happy to offer a 10% discount for low occupancy for 2 or less sharing a bedroom (excluding bank holiday weekends, October / February school holidays, Christmas and New Year).

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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Leckie Farmstay near Stirling

Old Leckie Farmstay near Stirling is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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