Welcome to the Clan Ross Apartment
In a city steeped in history lies this wonderfully large Georgian 3 bedroom (sleeps up to 6), property that is shrouded in it’s own 250 year history. There’s more on that later if you’re interested.
The historical importance is reflected in the property being a Grade B listed building. It’s been lovingly and sympathetically restored to a high standard. The original listed architectural features have been maintained, such as the sash and case windows, high skirtings and mouldings. With stunning views of the Wallace Monument and Stirling landscape, this home will bring a lot of joy to your visit to Stirling.
It is a top floor maisonette, that benefits from 3 large bedrooms:
- The first contains a double bed, en-suite shower room and TV.
- The second has a kingsize bed which can be split into two singles (please let us know at the time of booking if this is required).
- And the third bedroom has two single beds and TV.
- A travel cot and high chair can also be provided for those with a little bundle of joy.
It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, washing machine, large double oven and coffee machine. The window seat overlooking the gorgeous large walled garden is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. The main bathroom has a bath and hand-held shower.
There is a spacious living room with spectacular views of the city, Wallace monument and the Ochil Hills. The downstairs is completed by a period featured dining room, large wooden dining table, real wood fire and complimented with the same stunning views of the living room. A luxurious way to enjoy your meals.
The top level of the maisonette has a game room with full size traditional pub pool table for big and little kids. Unwind after an eventful day in the Scottish themed snug – chill out, read, watch tv or play the many board games we’ve provided.
The location is perfect. It’s a short 10 minute walk in a straight line to the Castle. Stirling’s oldest pub is only 2 minutes from the apartment and en route to the castle. Stirling’s only gin distillery is a further 2 minutes away from the pub and well worth a visit.
It’s a 5 minute walk to the town centre, bus and train stations. There are regular buses to the Wallace Monument – I’d get off at the University – it’s only 5 minutes away and the grounds are stunning. There are also regular trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Falkirk if you wish to explore further.
In town you’ll find lots of places to eat and drink (I’ve left recommendations of my favourites in the apartment). Also within walking distance are the Stirling Court, Central library, Old Town jail, the King’s Park and the Smith Art Gallery and Museum – all worth seeing.
The property is in a very peaceful location. The street is located in what is informally known by locals as “the top of the town” (traditionally regarded as an affluent area) – this gives it a bit more seclusion from the hubbub of the busy town.
About this property
The property was built in 1747 for Miss Irvine, a wealthy acquaintance of Bonnie Prince Charlie. He had recently occupated Stirling to raise an army which would then fight at the battle of Culloden. It was the first house built in the street which was then named Irvine Place.
More recently the property has been a loving family home of our client for decades. His grandfather bought it in 1938 and has now housed 4 generations of his family (the Ross family).
During World War II, Grandad offered his home to German Prisoners of War, even giving up his bed to ensure they were comfortable.
Our clients father was born in the home in 1947 and even bought the property downstairs when he married our client’s mother. Most recently, our client has been living in the property to restore it to it’s current high standard. This meant a long-standing Ross family tradition of celebrating Christmas together in the property continued once again in 2019.
The gateway to the Highlands
Stirling is known as the gateway to the Highlands and it definitely lives up to this name. So, whether you’re a castle hunter, golfer, whisky lover, Outlander fan or just love the great outdoors, on the doorstep you have:
- 9 castles
- 5 whisky distilleries
- Over 10 golf courses (including the famous Gleneagles course)
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
- Falkirk Wheel
- The Kelpies and Helix Park
- Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Falkirk are easily accessed in less than an hour via the train station
Parking is free on one side of the street outside the flat
- Bus and train stations: just 10 minutes walk away
- Castle: 5 minutes walk
- City Centre: 10 minutes walk
- Local business and innovation parks: all within a 10 minutes drive