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Kestrel

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

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Kestrel and her views

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Kestrel Cottage is ideally located for those seeking peace and tranquility or for those seeking thrills and adventure.

Take your pick from Go Ape ( High Ropes/ Zip Wire experience ) Go Country water sports, high quality dining nearby, country pubs, castles and tourist shopping.

Those seeking Romantic breaks will be delighted with the ambience and personal touch to Kestrel . Kestrel was recently refurbished in December 2013. Be one of the first to enjoy the brand new kitchen, bath/shower room, solid oak floor throughout and lush Scottish soft furnishings.

If you enjoy any of the following then Kestrel is for you: Cycling, mountian biking, walking, hiking, wildlife watching, golf, running, fishing, sightseeing, views and of course relaxation. Kestrel receives fantastic comments week after week throughout the year.

Kestrel is set in 4 acres of formal gardens and is attached to Buzzard cottage. If you need more space or would like to bring your dog then please do take a look at Buzzard. The owners house is also situated in the formal gardens. Guests are made to feel very welcome and given peace and privacy.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Helensburgh
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow or Edinburgh 45 km, Nearest railway: Stirling 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Kestrel guests have breathtaking and uninterrupted views of the Lake of Menteith and the hills from the outdoor seating area, living room, bedroom and dining room. There are 2 garden chairs on the terrace for guest to relax and soak up the scenery. Take a walk straight from your doorstep at anytime of the day and marvel at the scenes or listen to the owls at night.

Further details

Fishing boat available to hire. Magnificent rural setting.

The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park region

The National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland and is split into four distinct areas. Nether Glenny is within the Trossachs which is famous for it's wild glens and sparkling lochs between Callander and Aberfoyle. A highlight is the climb or drive up through the twisting Duke’s Pass to Loch Katrine.

It is a place of contrasts from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value.

There are 21 Munros (mountains above 3,000ft) in the Park and the highest is Ben More at 1,174m.

There are 19 Corbetts (mountains between 2,500ft and 3,000ft).

There are 22 larger lochs, with numerous smaller lochs and lochans.

About 50 rivers and large burns.

Aberfoyle

Wildlife Watching - The woods, mountains, lochs and coasts of the near Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are rich in wildlife. Throughout the year National Park Rangers organise and support a wide range of activities and events exploring the fascinating wildlife of the Park - for more details see the Loch Lomand & Trossachs events calendar.

Swimming - There is a local 22 m Swimming Pool in Callander located at the McLaren High School open to public at various times ( Mc Laren Leisure Centre (01877 330000) The inflatable fun session on a Friday evening is a must for under 13yrs.

Indoor Climbing wall / Badminton and gym also located at the Mc laren Leisure Centre. Fishing March – October

GO COUNTRY - offer quad biking, our unique waterpark, canoeing, climbing/abseiling, cliff jumping, archery, mountain biking, orienteering and many more www.gocountry.co.uk - based at Loch Ard

FLY FISHING - it is widely reputed the the Lake of Menteith is the best location for fly fishing and rainbow trout/ brown trout fishing in central scotland. www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk/

CASTLE REDNOCK TREKKING CENTRE - orienteering, shetland driving, pony trekking, segway trekking (Port of Menteith) 01877385276

GO APE Aberfoyle www.goape.co.uk Climb rope ladders up into the treetops and experience the thrills of trekking from tree to tree, some 40 feet above the forest floor! A must for adventures and thrill seekers.

ABERFOYLE GOLF COURSE - Aberfoyle is a hilly course that lies only a mile out of the village on the main Stirling road. It is one of the many James Braid-designed heathland courses in the country and was established as far back as 1890.The course has stunning views west to Ben Lomond and south to the Campsie Hills, so the overall panorama is quite superb. Although relatively short, it is a tricky par 66 course with a number of neat little holes including the fourth, where a good tee shot leaves a short uphill approach to a green cut into the hillside.

CYCLING IN THE TROASSACHS -One Of The Best Ways To Explore the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national Park is by bike. Besides all the walking paths, the Park has literally hundreds of miles of cycling routes. f Flat tarmac routes or wide forest tracks for families, to hard-core trails and challenging terrain. www.trossachs.co.uk/cycle.php

HILLWALKING IN THE TROSSACHS -The Trossachs is a great place to start Hillwalking in the southern highlands. Mountains, lochs, forests, old railway lines, rocky mountain passes, drove roads, there is something for everybody on hill walking holidays in the Trossachs. Rob Roy way passes close to the Nether Glenny Estate.

BIRD WATCHING - If you are a bird enthusiast then Nether Glenny is the place for you. The Nether Glenny estate is home to yearly house martins and swallows who visit our barn and build their nests in the roof of the main house. Our cuckoo is busy at the moment searching for his mate and birds of prey area are in abundance around the estate. www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

INCHMAHOLME PRIORY - Beautiful island based Augustinian monastry founded in 1238 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk Views across to the priory are accessible from the Estate. The ferry port for the priory is only a few miles from Nether Glenny.

Distilleries and Whiskey Trail

Glengoyne www.glengoyne.com

The Famous Grouse www.thefamousgrouse.com

Tullibardine www.tullibardine.com

The Whiskey Trail

BANNOCKBURN - In 1314 King Robert The Bruce routed King Edward's army to win freedom for the Scots

LINLITHGOW PALACE - This magnificent royal palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and residence of many Stewart Kings. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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15 Nov 2014

5/5

"Wonderful views, perfect location and clean and cosy cottage"

My partner and I absolutely loved our stay here. The cottage was in great condition, clean tidy and very charming. The views from the conservatory/dining room and living room were so beautiful and the… More

Thank you so much for your excellent feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful views. We hope to welcome you back to Nether Glenny one day. Best wishes, Alison and Matthew

23 Oct 2014

4/5

"Lovely, cosy cottage affording beautiful views over Lake of Menteith."

Over from Canada for a family wedding, we were fortunate to stay at Kestrel Cottage for 4 nights. We enjoyed meeting Alison who was very hospitable and helpful. The cottage was laid out very well, we … More

Thank you very much for your review. It is helpful for other guests to know that there are sometimes children staying in the large cottage. It's important to add that although the cottages are adjoining, there is a large tool shed in between them and of course the walls are very thick stone. We have never had a noise issue at Glenny and pride ourselves on providing a place of peace and tranquility. Best wishes, Alison and Matthew

20 Oct 2014

5/5

"Beautiful cottage in a spectacular setting"

Just a wonderful place to stay.Alison is so helpful without being intrusive.Our first time to visit Scotland and it captured our hearts! From the first glimpse of sunrise to the final sunset the views… More

So glad you enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets. This week they have been particularly stunning.
Best wishes, Alison and Matthew

13 Oct 2014

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay and do day trips from."

The hosts were pleasant and helpful but respectfully allowed us our space. Kestrel Cottage has been renovated recently and everything is kept spotless and beautiful. The cottage is located in the quie… More

Hello and thank you for your lovely feedback. Both Matthew and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and that Kestrel was all that you had hoped. I have relayed your comments about the temperature to Mathew and we will adjust the heating accordingly. Although beautiful outside it's getting chillier. Very best wishes to you both. Alison and Matthew.

10 Oct 2014

5/5

"A lovely wee gem in a beautiful location"

We have just returned from a very relaxing 4 night break in this lovely little gem of a cottage. Beautifully refurbished modern well equipped kitchen and lovely bathroom with Arran Aromatic toiletries… More

So very pleased to hear this great review of our Kestrel cottage. I hope you enjoyed the damson jam and I must get about making another batch as we are totally out! It's also good to hear you mention the bathroom luxuries as this is something I really enjoy supplying for our guests. Very best wishes and we hope to welcome you back one day. The NG Team.

26 Aug 2014

5/5

"We would certainly recommend Kestrel Cottage"

We were delighted with Kestrel cottage. Perfect for two. A newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. Well decorated and clean throughout with central heating. A very pleasant conservatory and outside seating… More

Thank you for this informative review. I was grateful that you mentioned the outdoor seating area with magnificent views as I believe that this is Kestrel's most delightful feature. It was one of the reasons that I invested in some comfortable cushioned chairs that are indoor/ outdoor. Every guest, in fair weather, should sit outside and soak up those views with morning coffee or a glass of wine after a day in the hills. Best wishes to you from the NG team and thank you again.

21 Jul 2014

5/5

"The perfect spot for a peaceful getaway"

We wanted a quiet space to escape for our first ever trip to Scotland. We trawled through so many different cottages and evetually settled on Kestrel Cottage. Not only did the cottage have stunning … More

This really is a helpful review, thank you. I am glad that you mentioned the two super butcher shops in Aberfoyle as we do very much like to promote local businesses. It's great that you explored the area via Kayak - real adventurers. Appreciating whether guests want to talk and those who'd prefer to be left alone is something that we work very hard at. We are a sociable family and always ready to answer a question or hear a story of that day but do certainly appreciate that most people chose us to get away from hustle and bustle and unwind in these stunning surroundings. Hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes from both of us.

1 Apr 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage in a calm, beautiful location"

Very cosy cottage, lovely to have a wood burning stove on in the evening as well.

Owners met us on arrival & were happy to help with anything & full of good suggestions of activities to do in the local area.

Kitchen was very well equipped, as was the rest of the cottage.

Really enjoyed our stay, thanks again for a lovely time.

2 Mar 2014

5/5

"Amazing scenery, wonderful walks and great owners."

We have now stayed twice in this wonderful little cottage with the most amazing views over the Lake of Menteith which we enjoy every evening from the patio of the cottage. From this location you have … More

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