Moira and Tony Stewart warmly welcome you to West Plean, a country guest house of remarkable character, dating from 1803. It is situated on a mixed arable and livestock farm, about 3 miles from the historic city of Stirling. The house, set slightly apart from the farm steading, is surrounded by extensive lawns with mature trees. Guests are encouraged to stroll into the Walled Garden and also to take a walk through the newly developed Azalea and Rhododendron plantings. From there, follow the paths into the woodlands, where have a superb display of daffodils in Spring. Other highlights include collecting eggs from the free range hens, which children love,, You can also take a short walk within the farm to the site of an Iron Age Homestead with panoramic views of Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, and west to the scenic mountains and hills of Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. When you visit you are welcomed into a farming family home of spacious character and comfort!
West Plean House offers every comfort and is family run with a great deal of care and dedication, ensuring the warmth and restful atmosphere you would expect of a special Country house. Guests have use of their own TV sitting room with family games, books and WiFi available or may also seek the tranquillity of the Drawing room. The Summer House can be used to read and enjoy the gardens, which open under the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme for snowdrops in early Spring and then for daffodils. Children love playing hide and seek on the extensive lawns with their mature trees, or taking the marked trails through the woods.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
At West Plean House, you are welcomed with tea or coffee and home-made shortbread.
Breakfast to your requirements, is served in the wood-paneled dining room.
You will enjoy the highest quality full Scottish breakfast which is generous and varied, with many home produced and locally sourced ingredients.
Special dietary requirements are catered for by prior arrangement.
The City of Stirling:
On The Map: Stirling is located in Central Scotland, less than 45 minutes on the M80/A80 from Glasgow to the southwest & 1 hour on the M9 motorway from Edinburgh to the southeast.
Stirling is a taste of both the Lowlands and the Highlands. It is packed with castles and tales of people who are larger than life, and it is blessed with awe-inspiring, natural beauty. “Hold Stirling and you control the entire country…” This simple strategy has ensured that a castle, or some sort of fortification, has existed here in Scotland since prehistoric times. Stirling is associated with King Arthur and some believe it was the locale for Camelot. In recorded history, we know that Alexander I dedicated a chapel here. Below the castle, Old Town Stirling is protected by the 16th century walls built to keep Mary, Queen of Scots, safe from Henry VIII. And, it was here, that the infant James VI was crowned in 1567. This area was also the home of Rob Roy, whose exploits still echo through the Highlands. There is something about Stirling that feels like a fairy tale. Its sense of time is similar to Edinburgh, but the hustle and bustle is turned down. The atmosphere is easy to absorb. With its winding cobblestone streets, and the old town clinging to the slopes beneath the castle, you can feel the layers of time and heroism. Take a quiet walk in the moonlight on Stirling’s magic streets. It’s an experience to be savored.