About the home
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.
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 NOTE: Google Streetmap 4 yrs out of date !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.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
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.
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
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.
Rental is fully inclusive of all linen and towels, electricity and heating fuel. A 'Good House Keeping' deposit (typically £100) is required at time of booking which will be refunded on satisfactory inspection following your stay.
Visitors are strongly advised to take out their own Travel / Holiday cancellation Insurance.
Deposit of 20% of rental to secure booking. Balance to be received no later than 12 weeks before commencement date of holiday.. See Booking contract for details.
NOTE: Spiral staircase to first floor - may not be suitable for all.
NOTE: No fence along burn/stream within grounds may not be suitable for young children or dogs.
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Stirling County 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 !
The Loch Lomond National Park / Strathyre area
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.
How to get there
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From South via M6: M6 onto A74(M) then M74 heading towards Glasgow. Leave M74 at Jnct 4 onto the M73 signposted Stirling, Glasgow. Merge onto the M80 signposted 'Stirling'. Merge onto the M9 signposted 'Perth'. Leave the M9 at Jnct 10. Take 2nd exit A84 on roundabout signposted 'Crainlarich/Callander'. Continue for approx. 25 miles (40 km) through Doune and Callander until you reach Strathyre.
Glenvarloch is the first property on the left as you enter the village over the bridge travelling from Callander
From the South via Edinburgh: A720 City By-pass headed for Glasgow M8 and Stirling M9. Take the M8 turnoff towards Glasgow. At Jnct 2 leave M8 and take the M9 towards Stirling. Then leave M9 at jnct 10 (as above).
Ferries: DFDS Ferries operate a service from Amsterdam to Newcastle upon Tyne.
By Air: Easy Jet operate several routes into Edinburgh Airport:
Activities near Loch Lomond National Park
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 May 2013
Awesome place to stay, very central and we wished we had booked to stay longer as there was so much to see and do.
The lodge was very clean, well equipped and very comfortable. There was plenty of space for all of us to sit together or places to disappear to with a good book and some peace and quiet.
Lovely area for walks, wild life and a good base for visiting the Lochs etc. Oban/Fort William were just over an hour away and worth the drive for the fantastic scenery.
The owners supplied lots of information and links to websites which were very useful.
We would certainly book again when we next come up to Scotland.
Wifi would have been useful but we managed without. One of the best places we have stayed.
21 Apr 2013
We stayed here as a party of 5 adults, 2 children and a dog over Easter. This property is exceptional, it is really well furnished, spacious, spotlessly clean and the owners have thought of... more
Many thanks for your comprehensive review. It's always good to hear feedback, and to know we are doing something right. Try the Creagan Inn or Mhor 84 next time you're up this way for... more
05 Nov 2012
This is beautiful property which was always warm and welcoming when we returned from exploring the surrounding areas. The drive to the cottage is lovely, and the lochs further out the road were stunning. We all loved living on the edge of the forest and nobody wanted to return home.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5th Jan to 9th Feb 2013||5 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|9th Feb to 23rd Mar 2013||9 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|23rd Mar to 25th May 2013||23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 640||-||-||1 Week|
|25th May to 1st June 2013||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|1st Jun to 22nd Jun 2013||1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|22nd June to 7th Sep 2013||22 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|7th Sep to 21st Sep 2013||7 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|21st Sep to 26th Oct 2013||21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 640||-||-||1 Week|
|26th Oct to 16th Nov 2013||26 Oct 13||16 Nov 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|16th Nov to 21st Dec 2013||16 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 2013||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Hogmanay 2013/14||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 930||-||-||1 Week|
|4th Jan to 8th Feb 2014||4 Jan 14||8 Feb 14||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Above rates are fully inclusive of bed linen, towels, electricity and heating fuel.
Special Rates may be available depending on occupancy. Short break rates may be available at certain times of the year.
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20% deposit# secures booking, full balance + Good Housekeeping Deposit* due by 90 days from start of holiday, or immediately on booking if made within 90 days.
*Good Housekeeping deposit £100 - refundable within 2 weeks of end of holiday following satisfactory inspection
# Balance payment is 50% refundable up to 8 weeks from commencement of holiday, and 25% refundable if cancelled up to 4 weeks of start of holiday. No refund if cancelled thereafter.
Customers are advised to take out their own Travel/Cancellation Insurance prior to confirming booking.Book
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