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We booked Pear Tree House at short notice, going not via AirBnB but through Stirling Self-Catering (slightly cheaper!). It proved excellent, and I would recommend it wholeheartedly. There were some VERY minor points ..... for example, the lighting was a bit 'dim' in the living room (I blame the eco-bulbs!) so we brought in a bedside lamp for the small table to cheer things up, the flush on the shower room loo is stiff to use (eg, if you are old or very young), possibly because of the (rather noisy!) macerator (but the shower room is not near a bedroom, so didn't disturb). It would have been lovely if the shower room had been upstairs by the twin bedroom, but it wasn't a major disadvantage at all. The main bathroom is very spacious, and next to the double room. Though we didn't cook much, foodies might want a couple more saucepans maybe?? We couldn't find any drinks mats, which was a shame as we didn't want to mark the beautiful hardwood dining table! Everything else was very well equipped throughout. The sofa suite in the living room is retro-sixties style, very smart, but not the kind you sink into at the end of a long day - but there were lots of cushions to 'soften' them. It's a question of taste really, nothing more than that. The whole décor was incredibly smart and clean, and the entrance hallway is very impressive, as are the two staircases. The flat proved an excellent base for exploring - and it was very warm in winter. We were conscious we were above another flat (the lower floor of the beautiful old stone semi-detached house), but were told the lady there is very elderly, and very deaf, so I hope we didn't disturb her. We didn't walk up to the Castle, but it doesn't look too far from there. The shops and restaurants were very close by - about a five minute walk? The flat was immaculately clean! The keysafe was easy to use, and the whole flat was somewhere we 'made ourselves at home in' very quickly. Highly recommended.