This outstanding holiday home has a lovely and welcoming reception hall, a bay windowed drawing room with a feature fireplace, a bay-windowed dining room with period style feature fireplace and ample seating and dining space for 9 people.
A welcoming, large floor plan makes it easy for your group to spend time together AND find quiet moments to yourself. Recently refurbished and modernised with top-quality furniture and beds make St Michael’s the perfect setting for your next family holiday, corporate retreat, or romantic getaway.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The property accommodates up to 9 guests, with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The ground floor has 2 bedrooms: one has a king-sized bed with views to the rear of the property and also has the use of the family bathroom with over bath shower. Perfect for less mobile guests, this bedroom allows access to all of the property’s amenities without having to worry about the stairs! The other bedroom has premium quality wooden bunk beds and views to the front of the property
The second floor has 3 bedrooms—the master suite with a plush king bed, an extensive dressing room/walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with a shower cubicle. The views offered from this room are incredible. A further bedroom has the flexibility of zip and link beds which can be configured as either 2 x narrow width single beds or 1 x king size bed. The final bedroom on this floor is a large sized bedroom with coombe ceilings and a standard size single bed.
These two bedrooms share a full-sized bathroom with over bath shower. All bedrooms are fitted with black-out curtains and/or roller blinds.
The Living Spaces
The ground floor features a roomy and sunny living area with a flat-screen TV, nap-worthy sofas and windows that fill the space with natural light. There is room here for everyone to lounge together after a day of activities! From here, access through the French Doors onto the decked balcony overlooking the rear garden and take in the views from comfy outdoor dining furniture. This room also boasts a wood-burning stove for cosy winter nights.
Outside, there is ample space to enable the little ones to play and enjoy the long Scottish summer nights ( it doesn’t really get dark in the summer!)
Kitchen and Dining
The kitchen is fully equipped and stocked, with all of the appliances and amenities you’d find at home, including a coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine and the large pantry has plenty of room for your self-catering holiday groceries. The kitchen island with 4 chairs makes a great “kids table” or a space for you to relax and chat with other members of your group whilst cooking. And don’t forget the outdoor dining furniture on the decked balcony!
The exceptionally large, bay-windowed dining room with period style feature fireplace and ample seating and dining space for 8 people is perfect for your group feasts and family board game nights.
Things To Do Nearby
Kippen is a small, interesting village that is in a commanding position, nestling between the Gargunnock and Fintry hills with extensive views to the north of the Trossachs mountains beyond Callander. Kippen and the nearby Kippen Muir are steeped in some of Scotland’s most colourful history. Perfectly located for hillwalkers, this property is only a 30 min drive from the heart of the hillwalkers’ paradise of the Trossachs.
The name Kippen probably comes from the Gaelic (indigenous language of the Scots) word An Ceapan meaning place of the little stump, outcrop or block. This refers to the geological nature of the village of Kippen as it sits on an outcrop of the Gargunnock Hills.
Despite its small size, the village boasts some wonderful cafes and restaurants and a gastropub: The Inn at Kippen, the Woodhouse, The Cross Keys and Rhubarb Lime to name but a few are only a few minutes’ walk from the house.
The General Store in the village is open from 7 am-7 pm and also has a Post Office service.
Time for adventures beyond St Michael’s and Kippen? You have plenty of choices. There are loads of family-friendly places to visit nearby: Briarlands Farm, Blairdrummond Safari Park, The Alpaca Trekking Centre, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Argaty Red Kite Centre, Rednock Trekking Centre, Lake of Menteith boat trip to Inchmahome Priory to name but a few.