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Beautiful Old Farmhouse in Scotland

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stirling farmhouse description

In the heart of Scotland, this rural retreat provides a perfect location for exploring central Scotland, the Trossachs and beyond. Windy-Yett Farm was a prestigious dairy farm between the 1600 and 1800s. Now the period farmhouse provides beautiful self-catering holiday accommodation. Windy-Yett is set in 9 acres of rolling fields with its own private lochan (small loch). Wild geese, herons, ducks, toads, badgers, deer, owls, and swallows all frequent Windy-Yett farm regularly. For outdoor fun, croquet, swing ball, and barbecue facilities are all available. The games barn also houses bar-football, table tennis and darts. Wireless broadband internet, wide screen television and x-box all provided for inside entertainment.

The surrounding area provides many opportunities for walking and cycling. Scenic forest, country, canal, river walks and cycle paths can all be found within a few miles, some starting at the local village.

Windy-Yett Farm dates from the 1600s. Now the historic farmhouse, original stone outbuildings, and surrounding landscape and lochan provide a beautiful self-catering holiday location in the heart of Scotland.

Inside the farmhouse is crammed with period features - exposed stone walls, fireplaces, wooden beams, cornicing, original staircase etc. The main house is on 2 levels. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms and 1 triple bedroom. The public rooms and bunk room are downstairs. An extra double sofa bed is found downstairs in the 2nd sitting room / music room. The main sitting room forms the heart of the house with exposed stone walls, wooden ceiling beams, a wood burning stove and patio doors onto the garden. A cosy second sitting room/play room/games room gives additional public space or can function as an extra bedroom. The large luxury dining kitchen has been recently renovated with beautiful custom slate flooring and granite worktops.

It houses an electric oven/hob and integrated microwave, an oil fired Raeburn cooker and integrated dishwasher and washer/dryer. A separate dining room with oak table and leather chairs provides an alternative more formal dining setting.

Outside, Windy-Yett is set in 9 acres of rolling landscape with its own private lochan. Wild geese (including rare Bean geese), herons, ducks, toads, badgers, deer, owls, and swallows all frequent Windy Yett farm regularly. The Games Barn houses table tennis, barn football and darts for use by residents. The patio area has garden furniture and barbeque facilities and views of the water. Additional quiet outdoor space can be found in the orchard. Croquet and other outdoor games are available.

Windy-Yett is in an enviable position right in the centre of Scotland. Within 10 minutes drive is Linlithgow Palace, Torphichen Refectory, Cairnpapple ancient burial mound and Falkirk Wheel.

Within 30 minutes; Stirling Castle, Hopetoun House, cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 baby crib


              • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • Family room has a double bed and a single. One double rooms is an optional sofa bed in the music room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Toys
              • Video Library
              • Video Games
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Family
              • Historic


              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Spelunking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Negotiable

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Iron & Board
                              • Living Room
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Firewood
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Fireplace
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Wood Stove
                              • Parking
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided


                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Kitchen


                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Barbecue

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached


                                      • Seating for 8 people


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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Rental rates quoted in: £
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2014
                                      2 night min stay

                                      Mar 3 - Apr 4, 2014
                                      2 night min stay

                                      Apr 5 - Apr 25, 2014
                                      7 night min stay

                                      Apr 26 - May 30, 2014
                                      2 night min stay

                                      Jun 2 - Jun 30, 2014
                                      7 night min stay

                                      Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2014
                                      7 night min stay


                                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

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                                      Rental period is Saturday-Saturday, arrival 3pm and departure at 10.00am. Weekend/short breaks considered during off peak times.

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                                      Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                                      18 Miles
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      5 Miles
                                      Nearest Ferry
                                      1 Miles
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      5 Miles
                                      Nearest Golf

                                      In the general are there are plenty of activities such as horse riding, golf, fishing, walks and cycle routes. Also there is a rich historical landscape with castles, palaces, roman walls, canals and old steam railways to explore.


                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 2006

                                      About the owner: We're a Scottish family who have lived at the farm and now stay nearby in Edinburgh.

                                      Why the Owner Chose Stirling:
                                      We fell in love with the place and so will you. Now can't bear to sell it so rent it out.

                                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                                      Homely farm remote enough to feel in the country but on the door step of the Scottish Highlands, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Only 25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

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                                      Speaks: english


                                      • Windy-Yett Farm

                                        Windy-Yett Farm

                                      • Main Double Bedroom

                                        Main Double Bedroom

                                      • Early morning over lochan

                                        Early morning over lochan

                                      • Walking towards house from lochan

                                        Walking towards house from lochan

                                      • Daffodils in the orchard

                                        Daffodils in the orchard

                                      • Music and games room

                                        Music and games room

                                      • Sitting room at night

                                        Sitting room at night

                                      • Kitchen


                                      • Main Farmhouse and outbuilding

                                        Main Farmhouse and outbuilding

                                      • Bathroom


                                      • Games barn

                                        Games barn

                                      • Sitting room

                                        Sitting room

                                      £1,295 per week (GBP)

                                      5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 11

                                      View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
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