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The Witch Woods

  • 4 guests

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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An old forester’s cottage set on an ancient family estate beside the dark Ochil hills, this fairytale retreat is surrounded by over a thousand acres of woods, butterfly-filled meadows, mossy wetlands, and rugged heath teeming with wildlife. Start your day alongside the dawn chorus before tucking into a breakfast of jams and rustic sourdough bread on the private patio. You might spot a red squirrel or pine marten rustling through the trees, or, if you arise at dawn, roe deer grazing in the fields nearby. Ramble through the ferns and mossy floors of the woodlands, and later climb the hill to the Witch’s Stone – one of many curious secrets furrowed away in the estate. When night comes, take an idyllic moonlit stroll through the woods, roaming through gigantic ancient trees with a bat detector in tow. Later, gather around the outdoor fire pit and roast jumbo marshmallows beneath the stars. When you’re ready to retire for the night, languish on a soft sheepskin throw. by the ceramic wood-burning stove. Despite its remote location, the cottage is well-placed for adventures in the surrounding area. The scenic village of Dollar is less than a ten-minute drive away and includes some delightful independent restaurants and shops, meanwhile, the cultural sights of Edinburgh and Glasglow are within a one-hour drive.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore Castle Campbell, positioned high above Dollar Glen, and only a twenty-minute drive away

Explore Castle Campbell, positioned high above Dollar Glen, and only a twenty-minute drive away

Curl up on a sheepskin by the ceramic Nordic wood burning stove

Curl up on a sheepskin by the ceramic Nordic wood burning stove

Ramble through acres of stunning woodland, meadow, wetlands and heath right on your doorstep

Ramble through acres of stunning woodland, meadow, wetlands and heath right on your doorstep

Enjoy a delicious welcome breakfast of locally sourced treats such as wild jam and freshly baked sourdough bread

Enjoy a delicious welcome breakfast of locally sourced treats such as wild jam and freshly baked sourdough bread

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Home truths

    Accessible parking is available

    On arrival, you'll receive a breakfast hamper of sourdough bread, eggs, local jams, honey, and yogurt

    The gardens are planted with various edible herbs

    Your host kindly requests that you keep canine friends on a leash outdoors

    Extra beds and cots for little ones can be provided

    Binoculars for wildlife spotting, a lantern, and wellie boots are available for loan

    The property is fully wheelchair accessible

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 3 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Cab booking

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Restaurant reservations

Additional fees

  • Your host welcomes well-behaved dogs here for an additional fee of £40 per dog

  • Speak to your host if you'd like to pay extra for catering at this home – this includes dinner and/or breakfast

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of extra services during your stay, including bicycle hire, meal kits, fridge re-stocks, celebration cakes and cards, champagne, fresh flowers on arrival, and various tours and activities for an additional fee

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Explore Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

A fantastic day out for the whole family. Get up close with animals, enjoy the drive-thru safari, petting zoo, and dinosaur exhibit. Well worth a visit!

30 min
Explore Stirling Castle's Rich History

Explore Stirling Castle's Rich History

Discover the 12th-century castle and former Renaissance royal palace, with its well-maintained interiors and informative actors. Enjoy stunning views, a guided tour, and attractions for all ages.

30 min
Experience the Fascinating Falkirk Wheel

Experience the Fascinating Falkirk Wheel

An innovative and unique rotating boat lift connecting canals, offering a fun-filled family day out with friendly staff, a well-run visitor centre, activities for children, and food outlets.

27 min
Explore the National Wallace Monument

Explore the National Wallace Monument

Elaborate Victorian stone tower commemorating William Wallace, offering breathtaking views and an immersive historical experience.

26 min

Get around

Airport

Edinburgh

39 min

Perth

57 min

Glasgow

59 min

Train station

Alloa

12 min

Bus stop

Izatt Terrace

7 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

8 min

Cafe

8 min

Pharmacy

10 min

Points of interest

Beach

Aberdour Beach

34 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Victoria

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. A biologist by trade, Victoria is committed to regenerating her family's 700-year-old estate and is passionate about eco-tourism. She is friendly, hospitable, and eager to introduce guests to the local wildlife, beauty spots, and legends of the Brucefield estate.

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