Dollar Riverside Lodges
This peaceful getaway is on the banks of a mountain stream, surrounded by amazing Highland scenery. It's a great base from which to explore - Stirling and Dunfermline are both easily accessible as is Loch Leven Castle at Kinross, thought to be one of the oldest tower houses in Scotland and dating back to the early 1300s.
Dollar Riverside Lodges is a fisherman's dream, but there's plenty more than superb fishing in the Southern Highlands. The Castle and Bannockburn Battlefields in Stirling are both fascinating to visit, and you can play golf, go dry skiing and head for the ice rink in Stirling - and even go microlighting and tandem hang gliding in Perth.
Riverside Spa Lodge is luxurious, spacious and stylish with an open plan living/kitchen/dining area and doors that lead out onto private decking with an outdoor hot tub. It has a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player and a modern and well equipped kitchen.
Enjoy the 'Best of Scottish' food at the Unicorn Bar & Grill in Alloa - Buccleuch beef and seafood are a speciality - or take the Bo'ness & Kinnell Railway which recreates Scottish rail travel during the heyday of steam.
Dollar Riverside Lodges Reviews
There is a large decked area at the back with outside furniture but, as we went in winter, we never used it. The hot tub was to the side of the lodge and when we arrived the owners had switched it on to start heating it up. It was lovely and warm even although it was literally freezing outside and we spent a lot of time in it. The hot tub can be noisy for those in the double bedroom at night when it's self-cleaning...we thought we hadn't switched it off properly the first night! A mention on how to switch off and to expect noise when cleaning would be helpful.
The showers were powerful and the lodge also has an en-suite bathroom.
As we went in winter we used the heating and occasionally the electric fire-both worked perfectly.
Dollar is 2 minutes in the car or ten minutes walk (but there's no pavements) and has a co-op, deli, a few cafes and restaurants. Dollar is quite fancy with its art shop & the like but the food places are fab. We also ordered a take-away delivery one night to the lodge. It's a 25 minute drive to The Kelpies so we visited them but could have also visited Stirling, Edinburgh or Glasgow with ease. As it was winter we never really explored the park or local area on foot.
All in all, we really enjoyed our trip away and would love to go back.
There was meant to be a hot tub but was not installed