Cauldhame Estate

Country House & Cottages

Cauldhame main house Main House

Sleeps 13
7 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

Cauldhame main house Stable Cottage

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom

Cauldhame main house Barn Cottage

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom

Cauldhame is ideally situated for access to Central Scotland and the Highlands with their associated history, historic buildings, food & drink and natural environments which really need exploring further.

Dining Out



Starting closer to home, there are several excellent restaurants in Dunblane (3 miles), Bridge of Allan (3.5 miles), Stirling (6 miles) and Perth (30 miles). Here are a few suggestions:


The Riverside Inn, Dunblane: www.theriversidedunblane.co.uk

- CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT - The Sheriffmuir Inn

Cromlix House, Dunblane www.cromlix.com

Gleneagles Hotel www.gleneagles.com/hotel/dining

Monterey Jack's, Dunblane www.monterey-jacks.com

India Gate, Dunblane www.mr-singh.co.uk/gate - Will also deliver to Cauldhame

Old Churches House Restaurant, Dunblane www.oldchurcheshouse.com/restaurant

Bologna Italian Restaurant, Bridge of Allan www.vecchiabologna.co.uk

Jam Jar Restaurant, Bridge of Allan www.jamjarcafe.co.uk

The Meadowpark, Bridge of Allan www.themeadowparkstirling.co.uk

Birds n Bees Restaurant, Causewayhead www.thebirdsandthebees-stirling.com

The Riverhouse Restaurant, Stirling www.riverhousestirling.co.uk

Roman Camp Hotel, Callander www.romancamphotel.co.uk

Barley Bree Restaurant, Muthill www.barleybree.com

Scotland in the Movies


In a recent BBC article, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) www.historicenvironment.scot said more people were visiting after Scotland was used as a location in films such as Mary Queen of Scots, Outlander and Outlaw King. For those of you interested in seeing these wonderful locations for yourselves, we have listed below some of these castles and houses etc. with the distances/travelling times from Cauldhame. More info on these special places can be found on the HES website (link above) and the Welcome to Scotland website (link below).


Doune Castle (Castle Leoch in Outlander) is 8 miles away - 20 minute drive

Stirling Castle (link to website below) - 10 miles/21 minute drive

Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots AND as Wentworth prison in Outlander) - 29 miles/40 minute drive

Dunfermline Abbey (now the real-life final resting place of Robert the Bruce) 34 miles/48 minute drive.

Aberdour Castle (used as the monastery in episode 16 of Outlander) - 40 miles/1 hour drive

Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness - 182 miles/3 hour drive

Edinburgh Castle - 45 miles/1 hour driving/train

Blackness Castle in West Lothian (stands in for Fort William in the first series of Outlander) - 34 miles/45 minute drive

St. Andrews Castle - 59 miles/80 minute drive

Fort George - 144 miles/2 hour drive

Glasgow Cathedral - 35 miles/45 minute drive

Skara Brae, Orkney 281 miles/8 hours drive & ferry


Real film buffs will know that Scotland has long been used for movie locations. One early example is the 1959 version of The 39 Steps, starring Kenneth More, which had extensive location filming in Scotland, including North and South Queensferry, Dunblane, Balquhidder, Altskeith and at the Falls of Dochart in Killin, as well as other parts of Stirling and Perthshire such as Brig o' Turk and its 1930s wooden tearoom, which featured as "the Gallows" inn. The film also includes a large section in Edinburgh at Waverley Station and at Princes Street Station (closed in 1965), and on the Forth Bridge.

Before the Outlander series, Doune Castle was better known for its role in the 1975 movie, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, as it became a must see venue for countless Python fans.


Catering


If you would like someone to come and cater for your cocktail/dinner party Wendy Gudgeon is an excellant local caterer, who knows Cauldhame well and has catered for ourselves and many of our guests. Her contact details can be found on this website: www.wendygudgeon.co.uk

Another private chef with experience of Cauldhame is John Watret, who specialises in catering for shooting parties as well as private dining and corporate events. Further details can be found on John's website, here: www.johnwatret.com

If you really want to relax during your stay at Cauldhame, we can also supply details of an excellent "live-in" cook, who could help with all meals, or as many/few as required. One of our adjoining cottages may be booked for the cook to stay in.

Places to visit



Link to Cauldhame's listing on "Welcome to Scotland" website, where you can find loads of links to activities, attractions, events, entertainment etc. within 25km. www.welcometoscotland.com


Nearby is Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park www.blairdrummond.com, which is an ideal destination for family trips. Here you will find lions, bears, chimps and elephants, as well as many other adventure activities.

Adjacent to the Safari Park is Briarlands Farm (www.briarlandsfarm.co.uk), which is one of Scotland's leading farm parks, welcoming over 40,000 visitors each year and providing an educational, safe, fun experience for children and their families.

Stirling itself, is well known for the imposing Stirling Castle (www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk) that sits above the town, as well as the Wallace Monument (www.nationalwallacemonument.com) and The Thistles shopping centre (www.thethistles.com).

Fishing is available locally, information on Stirling Council's website Fisheries around Stirling.
For golfers, there are excellent courses locally at Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Stirling, whilst the world famous Gleneagles (www.gleneagles.com) is within a 20 minute drive.
Deanston Distillery (www.deanstonmalt.com) & Doune Castle are also in the vicinity. Tullibardine Distillery offers tours (www.tullibardine.com).
Day trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow are popular.


Clay pigeon shooting at the Scottish Clay Shooting Centre (www.scottishclayshootingcentre.co.uk) is an excellent day out when combined with a visit to Tentsmuir Forest and a picnic on the wonderful, huge sandy beach (www.tentsmuir.org)

Other nearby visitor attractions include:

Dunblane Cathedral - www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk

Dunblane Museum -www.dunblanemuseum.org.uk

The Falkirk Wheel - www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk

The Peak Sports Village, Stirling - www.the-peak-stirling.org.uk

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