Ground floor modern studio. Set in large garden with use of BBQ, summer house and garden furniture. Stunning views of the Ochil Hills. Five minutes walk from Alva Glen and Alva Golf course. Next to Cycle route 768. On the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way (The Kings HIghway)
From your first sight of Inglewood House, you know you have arrived somewhere truly special. Set in 25 acres, this stunning Jacobean mansion house has been sympathetically transformed into a luxurious boutique hotel and spa with new woodland lodges. It is now the perfect destination for weddings, relaxing spa breaks, romantic weekends, conferences and other events or celebrations.
Find what you’re looking for at Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village. Nestled at the foot of the stunning Ochil Hills and house big names such as Nike, M&S, Adidas, GAP, plus much more all at discount prices! With free parking, a kids’ play area and loads of events taking place throughout the year, shopping at Sterling Mills is a breath of fresh air. Visit their website to find out more.
From the first sight of Inglewood House, you know you have arrived somewhere truly special. From the grandeur of the grade A listed Jacobean mansion to the luxury of our brand new Lotus Spa, Inglewood House is a perfect place to relax in style.
Designed to respect the body’s complex physiology, ELEMIS spa-therapies work in natural synergy with the skin, body and mind. Every treatment is specifically designed to offer a unique experience, using powerful massage sequences and the most potent actives available in the world today.
Alloa, a lively market town, has recently benefitted from a regeneration programme which has led to enhanced streetscapes, enhanced shop fronts and public art installations.
With a good mix of cafes and local and high street names, Alloa is also developing a name for itself as a home for independent, artisan shops selling creative goods made locally.
Alva Glen is a spectacular gorge situated above the village of Alva at the foot of the Ochil Hills.
Alva Glen is a diverse and attractive glen. The forest floor is carpeted with many wild flowers and there’s a variety of wildlife to spot, such as the kestrel and the long tailed wagtail.
The glen is managed by the Alva Glen Heritage Trust which is run entirely by volunteers. They regularly plant new tree and shrubs in the area as well as removing non-native species of plant.
Each year the formal garden and waterfalls are illuminated by coloured lights. These stunning Alva Glen illuminations have been attracting people from all over central Scotland for many years.
As you follow the path from the car park you reach the first of five waterfalls, the highlights of the glen, including the 23m Craighorn Fall and the Big Fall, a hidden waterfall which cascades magically into the Smugglers Cave. You can also see a number of ancient hill-terraces, known locally as ‘The Delvins’, on the slopes of the glen.
The glen was once the centre of a busy textile industry and the remnants of an old dam and numerous workshops can be spotted. There are a number information signs to tell you about the history of the area.
Boll Holiday Cottages is situated in the hillfoots village of Alva, 5 miles from the city of Stirling. They are ideally located for both country and city pursuits, as well as being surrounded by plenty of hill walking routes. There is rambling, golfing (there are 9 golfcourses within a 9 mile radius), fishing, cycling and even paragliding.
Welcome to Little Doone. They make sweet balsamic dressings.
If you find a normal balsamic a bit harsh and vinegary, and if you don’t fancy paying silly money for an aged balsamic that sits in the cupboard for special occasions, then you really need to try their range of sweet balsamic dressings.
They source their balsamic vinegar from one of the oldest and longest established balsamic houses in the Modena region of Italy, and then then start to play. Were you told not to play with your food as a child? Well, forget that! Playing with food is great fun!
It all started for Harviestoun Brewery in 1983, They would love to say that it was one of the most memorable days for founder, Ken Brooker’s life, but that night he hosted one of his legendary tasting sessions and he can’t remember much about it.
Harviestoun Brews a range of different craft beers from their orginal craft lager ‘Schiehallion’ to their more prestigious barrel aged beer ‘Ola Dubh’
Escape from the rigours of everyday life and unwind at Balquharn luxury self catering cottages in the “Hillfoots”. Stunning views from your holiday cottage at the foot of the Ochil hills, so you can just sit back, relax and revive in the peaceful surroundings.
Balquharn cottages are part of a working farm situated in a quiet attractive setting nestling at the foot of the stunning Ochil Hills on the A91 between Menstrie and Alva in the county of Clackmannanshire, Scotland.
They are tastefully furnished and fully equipped with all utensils and appliances that may be required.
L and L Breaks’ Alva Apartment is a well furnished ‘home from home’, ideal for a relaxing getaway in a peaceful town in the heart of Scotland nestling at the foot of the scenic Ochil Hills.
With two bedrooms, spacious living area, well equipped kitchen and well appointed bathroom, it provides an excellent base for exploring the activities and history of Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire.
Formerly a grand 17th century house, the former lordly estate now acts as an attractive woodland park that cuts through some of Clackmannanshire’s finest scenery.
The Ochil Hills lie north of the Forth valley, straddling Stirling, Alloa, Kinross and Perth. Located near the Wood Hill, between Alva and Tillicoultry, the park is now all that remains of Alva House’s grounds.
Alva House was once home to the Erskine family and it dates back to 1636. Eventually sold to the Johnstone family in the late 18th century, it was rebuilt as a mansion by Robert Adam in 1789. It was further extended in 1820, but when the last of the Johnstones died in the 1920s no new buyer could be found. The house collapsed during World War II.
The old 19th century stable block was designed by architect William Stirling and has now been transformed into a visitor centre for the park, which houses exhibits detailing the formation of the Ochil Hills and the history of Alva House.
The estate offers many woodland walking routes, while display boards provide information on Alva House.
There is also a paper-based trail, which you can download here
You can take in the incredible views Central Scotland has to offer with Real World Riding, a Mountain Bike Coaching and Guiding service.
If you are a beginner and would just like to enjoy the ride, Real World Riding takes all the stress out of the experience by guiding you through it. This will allow you to build your confidence, visit somewhere special and have an adventure.
They also offer bespoke skills sessions and programmed courses if you are looking to develop your trail riding skills.
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Centrally located with ease of access from the motorway network, The Woods offers incredible views with a virtual 180degree panorama of the Ochil Hills The park is quiet and tranquill and is an ideal base for exploring Stirling, Clackmannanshire, The Trossachs, Perth. Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Edinburgh, which are all within easy reach. Park facilities include two modern heated sanitary blocks, extra large pitches, serviced pitches, TV booster system including freeview and so much more!
Lying at the foot of the Ochil Hills in a peaceful country setting, visitors will find The Woodsman Restaurant. Since opening its doors in December 2012, the family run eatery has provided a great spot to enjoy traditional home cooking in a relaxed environment. Sitting at the entrance to the Woods Caravan Park, it has become a local food and watering hole, enjoyed by both holiday goers and the surrounding villages.
In 1321 King Robert Bruce granted the lands of Sauchie to Henri de Annand, Sheriff of Clackmannan. Mary de Annand, his descendant, married Sir James Schaw of Greenock in 1431. He probably built Sauchie Tower soon afterwards. The Schaw family was very influential and in c1460 Sir James’ son became Governor of Stirling Castle. The tower complex included an outer wall on at least two sides, a cobbled courtyard and a large hall with kitchen and bread oven, contemporary with the tower or perhaps built c1460, as the family needed to entertain on a grander scale.
The first of international sculptor Andy Scott’s public art works for Clackmannanshire on the Collylands Roundabout, between Sauchie & Alva, was installed in June 2007.
The sculpture named ‘River Spirit’ depicts a female figure growing out of a trunk base created using a mosaic of steel flat bar segments. Her foliage hands hold woven steel bars in the shape of the River Forth above her head.
While Andy’s sculptures can be admired at dozens of sites, from Glasgow to Australia, the siting of three substantial pieces in close proximity is an unprecedented concentration of his work.
Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1987 Andy has worked across a diverse range of artistic and creative projects. Public sculpture has been at the forefront of his activities, with dozens of commissions completed for a wide client base.
Andy is a figurative sculptor and works in steel and bronze. He combines traditional figurative symbolism and art forms with contemporary fabrication techniques to create iconic sculptures for the public realm.
An exciting short walk exploring the dramatic Mill Glen, one of the gorges that scour the southern wall of the Ochils. There are many bridges and small waterfalls as well as the fabulous glen itself. Clear and popular path; however there are many steps, it is rough in places and there are unprotected drops.
Founded in 1899, the club and course enjoy a backdrop more reminiscent of the Swiss Alps than Central Scotland. Indeed, this was confirmed when, on 20th June 1879 while passing by train, Queen Victoria described Tillicoultry as “lying in a wooded green valley at the foot of the Ochil hills, reminding me of Italy and Switzerland”. The course itself is visually stunning, with magnificent views, some taxing golf and a fiercely proud reputation as a friendly welcoming club, Tillicoultry Golf Club, is a must for the keen amateur (and not so amateur) golfer.
The perfect place to stay, relax and of course use as a base to tour the central heartland of Scotland. Visitors can enjoy exceptional Scottish hospitality in a well appointed converted 19th Century mill workers cottage. They are passionate about providing the best of Scottish and local food. This has been recognised with the VisitScotland Taste our Best Award.
As one of Scotland’s Best B & B’s they have received the 5 Star Gold award from VisitScotland. As well as receiving the Clacks Business Award 2015 for exceptional hospitality and were Regional Finalists in the prestigious VisitScotland Thistle Awards 2015/16 for Most Hospitable B & B..
Wyvis nestles beneath the majestic Ochil Hills in the conservation part of Tillicoultry – in Scotland’s smallest county of Clackmannanshire. They are close to the historic City of Stirling, many of the Outlander filming locations as well as the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gleneagles and St. Andrews. With so much to see and do they cam help you plan your itinerary for each day of your stay.
A warm welcome awaits you in our home with complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.