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Mertrick Bothy

Loch Lomond, Trossachs, Fife & Perthshire
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
2 Dogs

Mertrick Bothy provides the ultimate romantic getaway or peaceful retreat and takes its name from the Scottish name for Pine Marten, which can be regularly seen in the surrounding Woodlands and meadows. This cosy eco-bothy, constructed from timber provides contemporary open plan accommodation for you to be able to switch off from every day and reconnect with nature.

The spacious accommodation is finished to an exceptionally high standard, and was built on a fabric-first approach ensuring that it has a low environmental impact. Nothing has been spared with a Morsø Wood Burning stove, underfloor heating and fully fitted kitchen. The living area features sliding doors leading to a south facing deck from which you can relax and enjoy the surrounding tranquil woodland setting. An ideal spot to unplug from the pressures of ‘the usual wheel of day-to-day life.’

With Eco Tourism at its heart, History and Wildlife tours of the surrounding Estate can be booked for an additional charge. There are cycle routes from the door which allow you to explore the immediate area and link to public transport in Alloa for those wishing to travel further afield without the need for a car.

Well worth a visit are The Kelpies, icons of Scottish Folklore, these majestical feats of engineering stand over 100 feet tall, beside the Forth & Clyde canal, combined with a canal boat trip on the Falkirk wheel is a great day out for those of all ages. If you get the opportunity to enter the Kelpies, then do so. The best way to admire the workmanship above is by lying on the floor. St Andrews the ‘Home of Golf’ and the East Neuk of Fife are easily accessible for a day trip to the coast, with Scotland’s Secret Bunker, this historical site of a cold war operations centre allows you to experience the life of those who kept the UK safe at the time.

For those looking to explore Scotland’s rich history and culture the city of Stirling is less than a 30-minute drive away. Stirling Castle has played a key role in Scotland’s history over the centuries and is well worth a visit, as are the views from The Wallace Monument surveying the lands where William Wallace victoriously led his troops at the battle of Stirling Bridge. With more colourful history at the Battle of Bannock Burn where Robert the Bruce famously defeated King Edward II of England. The cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are less than an hour away and have good train links from nearby Alloa.

Mertrick Bothy accepts bookings with an arrival on a Monday (for a minimum of 4 nights) and a Friday (for a minimum stay of 3 nights).
£150 Damage Deposit

Accommodation for 2 on two floors:
Ground Floor;
Accessed via wooden decking for the unloading area to sliding patio doors leading to an open plan Living area with Morsø Wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided) and separate fully equipped Kitchen area; shower room with large walk-in shower, wash basin and wc.
First Floor: Accessed by steep wooden, open tread ladder to bedroom area with Super King size bed which can become 2 Singles. Please let us know your preference when booking.
Outside: Wooden deck area with BBQ, Firepit area and patio furniture with bike storage underneath.

Services: Underfloor heating included * Bed Linen and towels provided * Electric oven, Steam oven and 2 ring hob * Fridge (with small freezer box) * Locally sourced welcome breakfast hamper, with locally sourced Sourdough bread, Jam & Honey, Butter and Eggs * Morsø Wood burning Stove with initial supply of fuel * BBQ * Firepit * Patio furniture * Bike Storage * Parking area * Maximum of 2 well behaved dogs welcome, additional charge includes dog bed, bowls, waste bags, towels and treats.

Note: Mertrick Bothy is not suitable for infants or children under the age of 12 years. Dogs are charged at £40 per dog/ stay and must be kept on a lead when on the Estate due to farm stock and wildlife.

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

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