A wonderful blend of friendly informality and elegant formality…

For anyone with an interest in historic buildings, this should be on your 'must visit' list as it is simply magnificent! Built in 1598 as a Tower House with later additions, it occupies a commanding position on rising ground above the River Forth with spectacular views in all directions.

Your arrival begins with beautiful parkland followed by a warm welcome by your hosts and the family pets. Through the main hall, adorned family portraits, you will ascend the grand staircase to your bed and breakfast room, which are spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished with wondrous views. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a small open tower room, with dressing table and stool, leading off it, whilst the second bedroom has a private bathroom.

The house has a particularly fine formal drawing as well as dining room, however, B&B guests will be served breakfast and dinner in the less formal atmosphere of a delightful small Georgian paneled dining room and be entertained in the evening in the charming library in front of a roaring fire.  Or in finer weather, relax on the pretty stone terrace and soak up the sun or explore the glorious garden.

Cardross Cottages

Cardoss Estate is the ideal choice for a family vacation taking in the peaceful Scottish countryside. The fabulous grounds are home to five separate self-catering cottages and barns which sleep up to four persons and can even be combined to include larger groups. Each of the accommodations on offer are well kept and some even offer ground floor only facilities. There is free parking and children of all ages are welcome.

Arnvicar Cottage
A charming whitewashed estate cottage with its own enclosed garden and a south facing courtyard with an adjacent communal games and leisure room. Spread over two floors, it has two bedrooms, a kitchen diner and its own separate lounge area fitted with an open fireplace and can sleep six - eight if you include the sofabed. It also boasts views to the south taking in the Fintry Hills and Campsie Fells, and to the west Ben Lomond

Yew Tree Cottage
Located in the small hamlet of Dykehead, this traditional country cottage has wonderful views over open countryside. All the facilities are located on one floor and there is even a utility outhouse filled with washing machine, tumble dryer and small freezer, BBQ and garden furniture. The two bedrooms share a bathroom and it can sleep up to four guests comfortably, ideal for anyone with walking difficulties. 

Gartur Cottage
Affectionately known as ‘The Bothy’, this cottage is located at the end of a two-mile lane and forms part of a traditional farm courtyard. A south facing lawn garden is a great place to have a BBQ, which is stored in the small shed alongside more garden furniture. On the ground floor is a spacious living room with wood burning stove, bathroom with shower over bath and a fully fitted kitchen/diner, whilst the twin and double bedrooms are located on the second floor.


Hawthorn & Ash Barns
Located side by side and benefitting from west facing views across open farmland are these two mirror-image cottages. On the ground floor are an open plan kitchen and living area with comfy seating and an open fire as well as a W/C and shower room. The two bedrooms are up a short flight of stairs as is the bathroom with shower over bath.  

These two cottages can come as a pair which can be rented together for parties of up to 8 or individually. If you require even more space, you can combine these two with Arnvicar and enjoy the private garden and games room all to yourselves.

Booking terms: 20% payment to secure the booking, balance 6 weeks before. 



Kitchen: Oven, Hob, Kettle, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer, Magimix (Arnvicar Only)
Washer/Dryer, TV/DVD, Garden (Arnvicar Only), Wood Burning Fire

Each cottage has two rooms, which are either double or twin

Each cottage has two, which are either en-suite or private

Pets allowed, Children all ages, Parking, No Disabled access, WiFi (except Yew Tree), Welcome Pack, BBQ


Your B&B Hosts

Archie and Nicola Orr Ewing are your hosts here in Scotland and they are a delightful, charming and relaxed couple with a range of interests from fishing and shooting to music, art, and gardening. They know exactly how to put their B&B guests at ease and ensure their stay is a never to be forgotten experience and are keen to share the glories of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.


Cardross is located at Kippen, by Stirling in Stirlingshire offering easy access from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth and making this an ideal B&B accommodation location for Wolsey Lodge guests wishing to explore both east and west coast attractions, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There are wonderful castles at Stirling and Doune, historic Bannockburn and the Wallace Monument to visit, and magnificent mountains to climb.

01877 385 223


Closed Christmas & New Year

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Contact Information

Sir Archie & Lady Orr Ewing
Cardross, Port of Menteith, Kippen, Stirlingshire, FK8 3JY, Scotland

Tel: 01877 385 223


Prices are per room, per Night based on two sharing inclusive of breakfast
1 Twin (2 x 3'6") B&B Room (en suite) £135 single occupancy £85
1 Twin(2 x 3') B&B Room (private) £125 single occupancy £80

Dinner £40

Self Catering
Minimum 3-night booking, up to 4 guests in each (6-8 in Arnvicar)
Cottages: £105-145 per night depending on season. Discount for booking multiple cottages.

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