Central Scotland Self Catering cottage, The Studio, Dunblane, sleeps 2

The Studio
Central Scotland

The Studio, Dunblane, Central Scotland
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £238.00 - 410.00

This delightful detached studio cottage is situated in the owner's grounds amidst beautiful rolling countryside 2.8 miles from the picturesque cathedral town of Dunblane and can sleep two people in one double bedroom.

The Studio is a delightful detached studio cottage situated in the owner's grounds amidst beautiful rolling countryside 2.8 miles from the picturesque cathedral town of Dunblane and can sleep two people in one double bedroom with a sitting area. The rest of the property contains a ground floor shower room and kitchen. To the outside of the property there is off road parking for one car, bike storage, a private patio with furniture and use of a shared lawned garden. The Studio is an ideal romantic retreat for those looking to explore Scotland.


Nice place, pity about the wifi.
Giving this place only three stars is actually unfair - it depends what you are looking for. It's a very clean and nice-looking place, with games and books and a comfortable bed, and the kitchen is reasonably well-equipped, including some decent sharp knives?but I find myself making the same comments as I have so frequently made about B&Bs. First and most important: please, please, if you don?t have reliable and fairly speedy wifi, please don?t simply say that you have wifi; clarify. For some of us that is a deal-breaker and it is infuriating to arrive at a place that says it has wifi only to discover that at best it is slow and that it frequently drops out altogether. Much of the time I couldn?t even check e-mails or research websites, let alone watch the videos I needed for the presentation I was supposed to be preparing. I had to go home after three days to get my work done, just writing off the cost of the rest of the week's rental. In the blurb the owner says that mobile reception is variable (actually, it?s not bad) but not a word about the wifi. Second, why is there never enough light to read by ? let alone work by? Lots of lamps with feeble bulbs and thick shades ? and overhead lights that might as well not be there. Fortunately I had brought a tiny lamp that plugs into the usb port of my laptop so I had a tiny pool of bright light. My eyes were still pretty unhappy by the time I left. Third?the shower was lukewarm, with no possibility of regulating it (there is no temperature control on the shower itself). The owner came and felt it and said ?oh, is that as warm as it gets?? When I said yes, she said she hadn?t known about that and ?nobody has ever complained before?. She also said that about the wifi, in the same breath as admitting that it was unreliable ? and claiming that she had said so on the website (she hadn?t). How is that supposed to help me? Fortunately the weather was warm for January, but I still didn?t appreciate a chilly shower. The bottle of wine and packet of shortbread was a nice touch ? it?s not their fault that I rarely drink alcohol and need to be gluten-free!
Kate M

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating. Gas hob with combination microwave oven and grill, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lockable bike storage. Patio with furniture and use of shared lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Adults only. Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable. Note: There is an unfenced pond in the shared garden. Note: Sloping ceiling in living area.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Dunblane Cathedral - 2 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Doune Castle - 4.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Blackhill Roman Camp - 5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Wallace Monument - 5.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Stirling Old Bridge - 6.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Stirling Castle - 6.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum - 6.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Cambuskenneth Abbey - 6.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Church of the Holy Rude - 6.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mar's Wark - 6.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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