House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Luxury detached house within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Accommodation is on two floors with open plan kitchen/diner/atrium and 1 x double + 1 x twin bedroom and large power shower room on ground floor. Spiral staircase to first floor - King size bedroom with ensuite power shower and whirlpool bath. Living room TV area. minstrel gallery, and reading area/substantial double sofa bed.
Less than 60 mins to Glencoe Mountain Ski resort on priority ploughed A84.
Forest Walks and C7 cycle way virtually from the front gate. NOTE: Google Streetmap 4 yrs out of date !
Ideal accommodation for touring Scotland: Oban, Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, St. Andrews, Gleneagles, Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond all within easy reach.
Sat to Sat
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On River Balvaig 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 86 km, Nearest railway: Stirling 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Underfloor heating provides cosy background warmth plus radiators to bathrooms and first floor.
Linen, electricity and heating included in price. Whirlpool bath & two power showers
Master Bedroom contains a King size double, further double and a twin bedroom on ground floor. Substantial sofa bed in 'snug' on first floor.
Dining table seats 6 plus 3 round kitchen island and/or 4 round atrium table.
Lounge seats 6 on sofas and armchair plus 2 on occasional chairs.
I-pod docking station
My wi-fi limited internet access via Orange Dongle
|Further details outdoors|
Large private garden with table, sunshade and chairs. A burn runs through the grounds and is unfenced (care with young children and untrained animals !). Hose for washing down mountain bikes provided. Ample parking space for 3 cars on driveway inside gate.
Strathyre is located 10 miles north of Callander on the Rob Roy walking trail and C7 cycleway, on the River Balvaig which flows into Loch Lubnaig. Fishing permits are available from the village shop for Brown trout.
Rob Roy McGregor's grave is located in Balquidder Church Yard, a pleasant walk, cycle, drive away. The area around Strathyre is abundant with Wildlife.
Whirlpool Bath in Master Bedroom ensuite.
Rental is fully inclusive of all linen and towels, electricity and heating fuel. A 'Good House Keeping' deposit (typically £150) is required at time of booking which will be refunded on satisfactory inspection on departure, within 2 weeks of your stay.
W/end will be considered out of main season.
Visitors are strongly advised to take out their own Travel / Holiday cancellation Insurance.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Glenvarloch is in Perthshire, with the local council being Stirling County. The property is overlooked by An Sheaan part of the Ben Sheaan peak and is located in a glacial valley now mostly wooded. The 'Munro's of Stuc o'Chroin, Ben Ledi, Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich are all within easy distance of Glenvarloch.
There are several cycle trails nearby other than the C7 which takes you directly from the house to either Killin to the North over the Glen Ogle viaduct, or to Callander and Aberfoyle to the South and South West.
The area is steeped in ancient history with the City of Stirling being the site of the battle for Stirling Bridge made famous by Mel Gibson in 'Braveheart' and the new Pixar movie 'Brave'. The magnificent Stirling Castle and William Wallace monument are located within 25 miles.
Numerous local walks and cycle trails are available almost from the doorstep, and with the property being 'pet friendly' there should be no reason why
The Cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy reach less than 1.5 hours by car.
The climate in Strathyre is unique - it being part of a North/South glen which can channel the weather in Winter, and yet protect from the worst of the Westerly winds at other times. It is best to be prepared for all 4 seasons - there being no such thing as bad weather - just inappropriate clothing !
Loch Lomond National Park
Within 300 metres of Glenvarloch is a part completed 'Broch' - an ancient dwelling house. The property is within strolling distance of Loch Lubnaig and a short drive brings you to the Falls of Leny, Bracklinn Falls and Callander. The spectacular Falls of Dochart at Killin to the north also feed off the sometimes inclement weather - so any rain has a positive effect ! Fishing is available in the nearby Balvaig River (permit from the local shop) and at numerous locations nearby. There are a number of excellent Golf courses nearby including St. Fillans, Comrie, Callander and Gleneagles is only 52 km away
The village of Strathyre has an Inn and a Restaurant, with the nearest 'The Inn at Strathyre' being less than 200m away.
Skiing at Glencoe Ski Resort barely 60 minutes away on priority cleared 'A' road.