Welcome to our Guest House in Falkirk!
Oaklands is a spacious detached Edwardian villa built in 1910 as a home for the Young family, Boot Manufacturers of Laurieston.
The house is built in an elevated position on the Antonine Mound which dates back to Roman occupation in AD 143. This ancient fortification was built by Antoninus Pius and stretched from Old Kilpatrick on the River Clyde to Bo'ness on the River Forth, a distance of 60 kilometres. The famous wall is easily visible at Callendar House just along the road from our B&B in Falkirk.
There are records of habitation in Laurieston, or 'Happy Valley' as it was known, since 1765, and the land on which Oaklands now stands bounded property owned by the Marquess of Zetland.
The house retains many of the period features of the time including a magnificent stained glass window which depicts the Falls of Lennie, north of Callendar. Evidence of the 'art nouveau' style of the period exemplified by the work of the Scottish artist Charles Rennie Macintosh is to be found in this window, and in the magnificent oak dresser in the dining room, while fireplaces in living room and dining room have been installed to reflect the period.
Full Scottish or Continental breakfast is served in the magnificent dining room whose pine floors have been recently uncovered and restored, and which features a 10' long Victorian oak dining table dating back to the 1880’s.
Owners Helen and Andrew Bruce warmly welcome all visitors to their unique home which offers top quality accommodation in Falkirk.
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“We felt as though we were your first guests! Such wonderful
hospitality and your home is beautiful. Hope to come again.”
(Tracey & Lindsey - Ontario, Canada.)