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Accommodation Providers in West Central Scotland

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This is Rampant Scotland's page of links to sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to bed and breakfast providers in West Central Scotland, covering the undernoted counties (click on the links to jump down the page to each):

Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Dunbartonshire (East and West) and Clackmannanshire.

Ayrshire (South, East, North) and Arran

Lanarkshire (North & South), Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

For other areas of Scotland and a page with all the links for the whole of Scotland, see the map on the Accommodation Index

Individual Locations in Stirling, Falkirk, Dunbartonshire (East and West) & Clackmannanshire

Ballat Smithy Cottage was created out of an original smithy workshop and is part of a lovely old house built around 1830 by the Duke of Montrose for his Buchanan estates. It is located near Balfron in Stirlingshire on the A811 Stirling to Balloch road and provides self catering accommodation (Scottish Tourist Board four stars) for up to four people in two bedrooms. Ballat Smithy is on the threshold of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with lovely views of the Campsie Fells and the surrounding fields and woods.

The Buchanan Arms Hotel and Leisure Club is in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The former coaching inn stands in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Drymen, Stirlingshire. However, in addition to history and character, it also has modern leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, squash courts, beauty salon and gymnasium.

Coralinn Bed and Breakfast accommodation is situated in Bannockburn, Stirling, the "Gateway to the Highlands". There are three spacious and comfortable rooms in a modern home with traditional Scottish hospitality. All rooms are en-suite and one has a private bathroom. The Web sites provides useful information on local attractions, activities and restaurants and entertainment in Stirling.

Craigard Bed and Breakfast in Stirling is a recently renovated B&B, providing guests with comfortable centrally heated rooms with en-suite facilities. There is ample private parking available off road at the front of the house. All three letting bedrooms offer en suite facilities, comfortable divan beds, tea, coffee,drinking chocolate and shortbread, alarm clock, hairdryer, TV / DVD with Freeview channels, wireless broadband connection. All rooms are on the first floor. Other facilities include full cooked or continental breakfast, garden and guests get own house keys.

Dalhougal House is in Croftamie, a small village in Stirlingshire, 16 miles north of Glasgow and close to Loch Lomond. There are ten golf courses within half-an-hour, free river fishing and a whisky distillery nearby. The property has been in the same family for nearly 200 years and was recently renovated but still retains lots of character. There are two self-catering apartments each sleeping four and secluded gardens.

The Drovers Inn on the A82 at Inverarnan, Stirlingshire, north of Loch Lomond, was built in 1705. It was originally built as a shelter for Highland Drovers but became a public house with restaurant and accommodation with 26 rooms over 20 years ago.

Finglen House is at the foot of the Campsie Hill, north of Glasgow and between Strathblane and Lennoxtown. Finglen is bordered on one side by the Fin Burn, home to a variety of birds and on the other by mature woodland and has its own secluded eight acre garden. Accommodation comprises a double bedroom with en suite bathroom both overlooking the Campsie Hills and another Double bedroom with adjoining private bathroom again overlooking the Campsie Hills and Garden. You are welcome to relax in the sitting room where you will find newspapers, magazines television and a log fire. Facilities include Housekeeper, Parking on site, garden, residents lounge. Continental or full cooked breakfast included in the price and lunch cn also be provided.

Greenacres offers fully serviced luxurious accommodation to suit the busy executive or discerning traveller. Recently constructed, the cottage is situated in rolling countryside just outside Milngavie, less than 10 miles north of Glasgow city centre and approximately 20 miles from Loch Lomond. The accommodation, all on ground floor, comprises: Lounge/dining room/kitchen, 1 double bedroom with 5 ft double bed and extensive wardrobe and cupboard space, bathroom with shower and bath. The cottage is fully equipped including: Freeview TV; DVD player; Radio/CD; Fridge; Underfloor electric Central Heating.

Hillview Cottage, Loch Katrine is a 2-bedroom semi-detached self catering cottage in Stronachlachar just 150 yards from the pier where the SS Sir Walter Scott steamer arrives daily during peak season. It nestles in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within 150 yards of Loch Katrine with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue.

The Inn at Kippen is situated in the picturesque village of Kippen, just 20 minutes from Stirling and 40 minutes from Glasgow & Edinburgh, The Inn is a traditional 16th Century coaching house. There are four newly refurbished en suite bedrooms with tea & coffee facilities, flat screen televisions and free WiFi in each room. The aim is to offer quality in all areas and a lot of thought has gone into what a couple or a family would want from a visit to the Inn and hope to combine excellence with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Awarded a Three Star Restaurant with Rooms rating from Visit Scotland. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner using quality local ingredients and prepared to the highest standards. There are some excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. The pub serves local ales plus a great selection of malt whiskies and fine wines. If you are looking for a base to see some of Scotland's historic sights, experience the beauty of the mountains and lochs of the Trossachs National Park or spend some time shopping in our vibrant cities then The Inn at Kippen is the perfect place to stay. Guest facilities include 1 x Twin and 3 x Double rooms, full cooked breakfast, evening meals, lunch, bar, sitting room, garden, parking on site, housekeeper, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, dogs welcome by arrangement, Wifi and King Size Room.

Kennels Cottage has four star bed and breakfast accommodation situated in Dollarbeg near Stirling in the heart of central Scotland. The rooms (one twin bedroom or family room and two double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities) have been recently modernized and include everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay.

Kilronan House provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation and was built in 1853, as a family home located in the Victorian Spa Town of Bridge of Allan, Stirling. There are spacious guest rooms both with ensuite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a Twin/Family room and a Double/Family room.

Loch Lomond Waterfront luxury lodges in Balmaha are right on the waterfront. Each lodge can sleep up to 6 people. Each lodge has a double sofa bed and a hydrotherapy steam shower bathroom and many of the lodges have an open air sauna. The open plan lounge and dining areas are spacious and airy and they all look South towards the Loch over their own private patio. There are widescreen televisions, DVD/CDs as well as Wifi broadband internet connections. The luxury kitchens are fully equipped with everything needed to serve a full scale dinner party. The lodges are all architect designed, locally sourced, and built with Scottish timber from managed and sustainable forests. The living eco roofs, made from sedum alpines.

Old Church House in Dunblane´s Cathedral Square, was originally a row of 18th-century cottages and is now a cosy wee hotel with eleven en-suite bedrooms and a welcoming restaurant serving fresh and tasty food all day, a lovely guest lounge and is fully licenced. In the mid 1950s a row of 18th century derelict cottages which stood to the side of Dunblane Cathedral were rescued from demolition and restored and converted into an ecumenical conference centre "Scottish Churches House". This closed in 2011 but the potential to bring the House back to life and into the centre of the community again has been realised with this new hotel.

Old Smiddy Cottage sits on the water's edge in an isolated corner of Loch Katrine, Stronachlachar and offers self catering facilities in an idyllic location. Recently converted and modernised, the Old Smiddy is now a three bedroom cottage (1 double, 2 twin) able to sleep up to six people. Stronachlachar is a short distance from the villages of Aberfoyle and Callander.

Queen's Hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Bridge of Allan, two and a half miles from Stirling city centre. It was built in the early part of the 19th century but the refurbishment commissioned pieces of art, fine craftsmanship and natural materials to create contemporary styling.

Rockfoot Bed and Breakfast is located at the foot of the Fintry Hills, overlooking the Campsie Fells in Stirlingshire.Centrally located for travel to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs as well as Glasgow and Stirling, which are both roughly 30 minutes drive. There is a warm and friendly welcome to guests all year round. Rockfoot is a modern farmhouse, situated on a working hill farm. The guest accommodation has its own entrance, breakfast/sitting room, two en suite bedrooms and garden for guests to relax in. Both bedrooms overlook the Campsie Fells, with the River Endrick running past the property. Broadband internet is available free of charge. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are within one hour by car. Rockfoot is the ideal location from which to explore central Scotland, whilst being a relaxing and tranquil setting. Guest facilities include x Double and 1 x Family room, afternoon tea and cake, Full Cooked or Continental Breakfast, Wifi, guests get own house keys, housekeeper, parking on site, garden and sitting room.

Rosebank House in scenic Strathyre, on the eastern edge of the Trossachs, 8 miles north of Callander, Stirlingshire offers bed and breakfast accommodation in a spacious Victorian house. There are five bedrooms which are fully equipped with television, coffee and tea-making facilities and from which you can enjoy excellent views of the garden and surrounding countryside. There is also a fully equipped lounge and conservatory and pets are welcome.

Stirling University Vacation Campus is in a picturesque area on the outskirts of Stirling in central Scotland and provides accommodation outside of term time. The student leisure facilities are available as well as the apartments and the site has illustrations of the facilities and details of very competitive costs of rental.

Taigh Lusnambansith Bed and Breakfast is in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. It can sleep up to six people (cots and children's beds available) and is suitable for people with disabilities.Open plan kitchen and dining area, with French doors opening onto the decked area leading to a large garden. There are three very spacious double bedrooms, two of which have private bath or shower rooms, the bathroom benefitting from a spa bath which is available to residents. Taigh Lusnambansith has a private garden with children's trampoline, plenty of parking and rural walks to enjoy. There is gas central heating throughout with instant hot water at all times, bed linen and towels are provided at no extra charge. It is situated 10 miles south east of Stirling and around five minutes drive to major motorway routes allowing you all the benefits of a rural setting but with excellent transport links north and south. Guest facilities include 3 x Double rooms, full cooked breakfast, guests get own house keys, parking on site, garden, sitting room, free Wifi. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Time out Bed & Breakfast is in Balloch, at the southern end of Loch Lomond. This former local County Police Station has five en-suite rooms decorated to a high standard, equipped with free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, alarm clocks, hair dryers, comfortable beds and tea and coffee making facilities. Private off street car parking available.

Valhalla bed & breakfast provides quality accommodation right in the very heart of Balloch, West Dunbartonshire. It is next to the railway station and only a few hundred meters from the picturesque riverside and has en-suite rooms which can cater for single travellers, or parties of up to seven people. All rooms have en suite shower rooms with private toilet and have undergone an extensive refurbishment, with all new decor and totally revamped shower rooms. Valhalla's fresh decor, "legendary" breakfasts, and free wi-fi combine to make it a great choice for south Loch Lomond.

The Waterhouse Inn - or "Tigh an Uisge" in Gaelic - is a Scottish country house hotel in the centre of Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, close to the scenic shores of Loch Lomond. It offers a friendly blend of Scottish hospitality in the traditional lounge bar, modern café bar and 7 luxury guest rooms. It is owned and operated by a family who have been hoteliers in the area for over 25 years.

Wellsfield Farm Holiday Lodges, providing 4-star self-catering accommodation, are located two miles south of Stirling in 220 acres of countryside. There is a Health Club on site which is free to lodge residents and there is also a trout fishery and falconry available.

West Plean House offers 4-star Bed & Breakfast in a country house of character, dating from 1803. It is situated about 3 miles from Stirling. The house is set slightly apart from the farm steading, surrounded by extensive lawns with mature trees and a Walled Garden and woodlands. Other attractions include feeding the ducks on the pond, and taking the short walk within the farm with its panoramic views of Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and the scenic mountains and hills of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park.

The Winnock Hotel is situated on the pretty village green in the conservation village of Drymen, just 14 miles from Glasgow and 4 miles to the east of Loch Lomond. The oldest part of the building dates back to the late 1700's and it has been owned by the Warnes family since 1987. There are 73 bedrooms and the hotel's Merlin Restaurant offers a romantic setting for dinner by candlelight

Individual Locations in South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire and Arran

Auchrannie Country House Hotel, Brodick, Isle of Arran was formerly the home of the Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, widow of the Right Honourable Sir William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas Hamilton, Twelfth Duke of Hamilton and Earl of Arran. In 1990 an additional 16 bedrooms, leisure facilities, bistro and function suite were added. Scottish Tourist Board "five crown highly commended" (at the time of writing, the only one on the Isle of Arran). There are also traditionally built lodges set within Auchrannie's grounds (Scottish Tourist Board graded "5 Crown deluxe"). Auchrannie lodges are affiliated to Resorts Condominiums International (R.C.I.).

Berkeley is a family owned luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of Ayr town centre. Originally built as a private residence in 1803, it has been lovingly restored to offer guests individually designed bedrooms, private walled garden surrounded by a terrace and car park facility for resident guests. Aubergine restaurant offers a delicious dining experience and there is an inviting cocktail lounge.

Doonbank Cottage is a self-catering holiday rental cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, and a short walk to the world famous Brig-a-Doon. It is a beautiful thatched property set within four and a half acres of its own secluded private woodland, perfect for a family break, nature, fishing or golfing holiday, within easy reach of many of Scotland's most famous golf-courses. Doonbank Cottage is also available as a film or photo shoot location.

Dumfries Arms Hotel in Cumnock, East Ayrshire has 26 en-suite bedrooms decorated to the highest of standards and a variety of room styles. Their restaurant has space for over 80 customers and and menus catering for all tastes and appetites. The hotel also provides facilities for all kinds of functions from weddings to boardroom meetings or a family get-together.

Dumfries House Lodge, Cumnock in Ayrshire was built in 1750 and was in use a few years prior to the completion of Dumfries House. The ´Garden Cottage´ as it was known in the 18th century, became the Factor´s house and remained so for over 200 years. Gueasts are encoraged to think of their stay as a home-from-home and to make good use of the facilities during their stay. You will have free and open access to the sitting rooms, dining room and garden area throughout your stay. Guest facilities include 16 x double and 2 x single rooms, full cooked breakfast, sitting room, garden, parking on site, guests get own house keys and dogs welcome by arrangement.

The Dunn Thing Guesthouse is a beautiful Victorian Town House situated in a quiet tree lined street only five minutes walk from Ayr's bustling town centre and tranquil shore front. They offer a free collection service from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport as well as Ayr bus and train station.

Hamilton Cottages are self catering holiday premises in a picturesque rural setting at Shedog on the edge of Shiskine village on the Isle of Arran - that's about 9.5 miles from the main Ardrossan to Arran ferry terminal at Brodick and about 17 miles from the smaller Kintyre ferry at Lochranza. The cottages have been converted from Hamilton Houseµs characterful outbuildings into stylish and spacious holiday cottages. The three cottages are finished and maintained to the highest standard and equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable self catering holiday including modern well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, secluded garden, separate laundry room, free Wifi internet access, satellite TV and family games room.

Kildonan Hotel is but by the seafront only a few minutes walk from Ayr town centre and other amenities. It is a small family-run hotel with 3 twin rooms, 2 family rooms and 1 double room, all ensuite. There are ground floor bedrooms which are suitable for disabled or elderly people, with easy access to a private car park. There is a small snug bar area, with television, where you can relax in the evening and a breakfast room for meals. Evening meals are also available by arrangement.

Miller House Guest House, is a large Victorian house situated on Miller road in Ayr's town centre, providing bed & breakfast. Accommodation is to a high standard with 6 foot beds in most rooms. Wi-Fi, LCD TV, 5 minute walk from Ayr Bus and Train Stations and private off street parking and a private guest entrance to the rear. The owners are members of Golf South Ayrshire who run the municipal courses which they can book for you at a discounted price. A variety of rooms available including twins, doubles, triples and family. All rooms have en-suite and have there own tea/coffee making facilities.

Piersland House Hotel Troon, Ayrshire was built in 1899 as the home for the grandson of Johnnie Walker, founder of the Scotch Whisky firm. The house remained a family home until 1956 and is now a Hotel retaining the original country house character.

Roberta's Guest House in Largs, North Ayrshire is a detached bungalow family run bed & breakfast offering a variety of accommodation including - single, doubles, family and twin rooms. Rooms, all en-suite and on ground level. All rooms have digital TV, fridge, hospitality tray, hairdryer and Wi-fi. Children are very welcome. Private parking by arrangement. There is an an annex at the back of the garden which contains two twin rooms both en-suite, TV, hospitality tray and hairdryer. There is a communal sitting area with fridge, TV and DVD player. Short or long stay bookings.

Seamill Hydro Hotel and Family Resort in Ayshire is a family owned and operated hotel in a Victorian building dating from 1879. It stands close to the beach and enjoys dramatic views over the Ayrshire countryside, the Firth of Clyde and the mountains of Arran. Seamill Hydro Hotel has a mix of Victorian grandeur, modern comforts, personal service and excellent location. The hotel accommodation is flexible and offers something for every budget and the restaurants and bars cater for every taste.

Sundrum Castle is 4 miles from Ayr and is amongst the oldest inhabited castles of Scotland, dating back to the war of Scottish Independence. The present castle, with 12 feet thick walls, was built in the 1360's. However, it has now been fitted out to rent as a whole on a self catering basis, without losing its ancient history.

Turnberry Links Apartments enjoys a quiet, secluded location in extensive private grounds close-by the world-famous Turnberry golf course. The self-catering accommodation and penthouses provide an extremely high standard of holiday accommodation, in a development adjacent to the famous Ailsa Course and one of Scotland's finest golf and leisure complexes. And of course the complex provides an excellent centre for reaching the many other attractions of South Ayrshire.

Individual Locations in Lanarkshire (north & south), Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Castle Levan, Gourock is a 14th century keep and an adjoining 16th century tower overlooking the Firth of Clyde above Gourock, Inverclyde. The site has lots of illustrations of the castle and of the estuary below and some of the ships which have passed by.

Days Inn Hotel Hamilton, South Lanarkshire is part of the Days Inn Motel chain and overlooks Annandale Water in Dumfries, just off theM74) main road from/to England, 1.5 miles from Hamilton town centre. All 38 rooms have en-suite bathrooms, Flat Screen Television, free Wi-Fi access for all guests and a large array of breakfast options at the adjacent Roadchef restaurant.

Lomond Airport Hotel is located at New Sneddon Street, Paisley, and is thus convenient for Glasgow Airport. Most bedrooms are ensuite and the more spacious rooms can cater for up to 4 people. The building was commissioned back in 1824 by a Paisley cotton mill owner and the original Georgian character has been recently restored.

Motherwell Self Catering at Fir View, Lanarkshire is a perfect 4-bedroom house with all conveniences, sleeps up to 7 in four bedrooms; Sky tv in Living Room; TV's in all bedrooms; Broadband Internet Access and Computer; centrally located for Business and Leisure. The site includes informtion on places to visit and local attractions.

New Lanark Mill Hotel was originally an 18th century cotton mill. After years of painstaking restoration work, the hotel opened for business and pleasure in 1998. There are 38 spacious and stylish bedrooms including double, twin, triple, family, suite and 4 accessible rooms, the Mill One Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Health & Fitness Club with Spa facilities. All bedrooms enjoy spectacular views across the River Clyde or surrounding conservation area, and our self-catering Waterhouses virtually rest on the banks of the River Clyde.

Uddingston Apartment is on Main Street Uddingston, a small town in South Lanarkshire, about 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Glasgow city centre. The rooms are large and bright. There is a large bath and electric shower. In the living room the log burning stove gives the place a warm glow in winter. At the back of the apartment there is a large garden to relax in the sun. Accommodation is one double room but the whole flat can be rented out by arrangement and can accommodate up to six people (1 Double room, 1 Twin room and a double sofa bed in the lounge). Breakfast is a continental breakfast but special diets or a cooked breakfast can be provided by prior arrangement. The train station is two minutes away with links to Glasgow, Edinburgh & Lanark. Buses are also near by for Glasgow and Hamilton. Guest facilities include sitting room, parking on site, guests get own house keys, Wifi, King Size Room, private secluded garden.

For Rampant Scotland's links to sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to camp sites in other areas of Scotland or for a page with all the links see the map on the overall Accommodation Index.

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