Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The cottage comprises two single rooms (one downstairs and one upstairs); two double rooms (both upstairs); family bathroom with bath and overbath electric shower (upstairs); separate W.C. (downstairs); dining kitchen; utility room; lounge with open fire; and living room with coal/wood burning stove.
The cottage is furnished to a high standard. Outside there is a gas BBQ. There are various pieces of outside furniture, including a fire pit and surround bench - ideal for toasted marshmallows! Inside, there are a selection of books, board games and DVDs. Terrestrial TV channels are available on the TV.
The cottage is along from Aberfoyle Main Street, although about a mile along from the village centre - so it makes for a relatively straightforward walk/cycle/drive. The cottage is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, with many activities nearby, including outdoor activity centres, Go Ape, bike hire, water sport centres and many good walks. The cottage itself has fishing/boating rights for Loch Ard at the bottom of the driveway, across the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Heating: There is an open coal fire in one lounge, with a coal/wood burning stove in the other. All rooms in the cottage are provided with background heat from radiators linked to the the coal/wood burning stove. There are also some electric oil filled radiators to use if required. There is an electric heated towel rail in each toilet. There is an electric blanket on each bed should you wish to use it. You need them in our winters!
The water heating system is controlled by a timer. Normally you do not need to touch this. Instant electric shower upstairs is heated independently from the main coal/log fire system.The cottage is a REAL country cottage, so you may find rabbits and deer in the garden or the odd spider in the house! There is no gas in the cottage.
Please note that smoking is not permitted within the cottage, but you can smoke in the grounds.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds outside the cottage are large and boundaries marked by wire fencing. The area is mainly grass and trees. The ground can be uneven so care must be taken when wandering around the grounds. Occasionally deer wander into the grounds from the nearby forest, mostly in the evening.
In extreme weather conditions you may have to park at Craigenveoch House and walk up the drive to the cottage (3 to 5 minute walk). The driveway up the side of Craigenveoch to get to the cottage is very narrow at one point (our transit van manages past though) so just go very SLOWLY.The drive is rather bumpy too.
Arrival time is anytime after 4pm and departure time is midday at the latest. This allows us approx 4 hours to ensure the cottage is clean for your arrival. Please respect the need for this.
Sometimes we can accomodate different arrival and departure times but you must ask us first if we can accomodate your wishes.Thank you.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Stirlingshire is ideally situated between Glasgow (to the West) and Edinburgh (to the East), as well as being known as 'the gateway to the Highlands' (to the North).
Stirlingshire is comprised of many towns and villages, and there are plenty of things to keep visitors busy. The region is rich with history, with many historical sites and attractions within easy driving distance. Visit www.historicscotland.co.uk for more information. Much of the surrounding countryside is very picturesque - ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. The City of Stirling is 20 miles away, which, as well as being a very historic place, (Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, etc.) also has a large shopping mall, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Loch Lomond National Park
Aberfoyle is within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The park consists of many hills and lochs, and the main attractions are scenery, walking, and wildlife. Lots going on around the area from music festivals to sheep shearing,visit www.visitscotland.co.uk for more information.
In Aberfoyle there are various shops, restaurants, and pubs. There are outdoor and watersport activity centres (many include rental) ForestHills, Go Ape, etc. The area is very popular with cyclists, walkers, anglers and water sports enthusiasts. Aberfoyle also has a golf course (Callander golf course is also nearby). There is a well stocked Co-Operative shop for all your needs and is open long hours every day. The shops, pubs, etc. in Aberfoyle are a five minute drive or around a 20 minute walk from the cottage.