About the home
Meet Freddie and his team and enjoy their warm Scottish hospitality as you stay in the privacy of the self catering cottages or enjoy bed and breakfast in the home like atmosphere of the Farmhouse.
Freddie and his team have been in the accommodation business for well over ten years, and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life whilst encouraging guests to meet and interact with their friendly herd of alpacas.
The Farmhouse offers a relaxing family atmosphere, with well appointed rooms offering a unique view of the Campsie Fells and the resident alpacas.
In 2011 art4you Scotland has moved with their studio into our converted Byre. art4you Scotland offeres various art classes, art weekends and art holidays. For more information contact artist and art lecturer Ewen Duncan.
Book your Scottish holiday with Campsie Cottages and become spellbound with the peace and tranquility afforded by the surrounding countryside and the resident alpacas and art facilities.
This unique farm has many guests returning time and again for a holiday offering quality service and warm, friendly hospitality. Start your memories of tomorrow today!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
Washing machine and dryer available in separate laundry room in farm court yard.
Internet access, telephone and fax available in Farm house.
BBQ available on request.
Further details outdoors:
Art classes and art holidays can be booked with art4you Scotland. The studio is located in our converted Byre.
Guests can meet and interact with our friendly herd of alpacas. Their are lovely walks around the farm and at the nearby river Endrick.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm a booking.
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Stirling County region
The location is spectacular with views of the Campsie Fells and the farm is bounded to the South by the River Endrick. Ballochruin Farm is close to the villages of Killearn and Balfron and within 2 miles of the Loch Lomond National Park and the West Highland Way. The farm is in a very rural and quiet setting but is accessible to all major cities in Central Scotland. Stirling 30mins, Glasgow 40 mins, Perth and Edinburgh 60 mins.
In 2011 art4you Scotland has moved with their studio into our converted byre. art4you offeres various art classes, art weekends and art holiday weeks. For more information contact artist and art lecturer Ewen Duncan.
At Campsie Cottages we also focuses on our exceptional alpaca herd. We breed from some of the best bloodlines in the UK and this results in a very high standard of animal.
The Loch Lomond National Park / Balfron area
Whilst you stay at Ballochruin Farm you are welcome to join in with the routine care of our alpacas. They require a special mineral hard feed that is given twice a day – a chance to have an alpaca eating out of your hand.
Art Weekends and Art Holidays
Book one of the popular art courses welcoming all levels and age groups. art4you Scotland moved in 2011 with their studio into our converted Byre. Be inspired by the beautiful country side of Scotland and enjoy your holidays in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. The surrounding landscape at Ballochruin Farm and the nearby river offer a lot of scope for wonderful outdoor & indoor painting and drawings.
Cycling - We are close to the wonderful cycling tracks near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. They offer an excellent variety of cycle routes for everyone; from flat tarmac routes or wide forest tracks for families, to hard-core trails and challenging terrain.
Walking – The West Highland Way is only two miles away and The Queen Elizabeth Forest and Argyll Forest Park are 15 mins by car. They are fantastic outdoor resources and providing free access to beautiful, natural spaces all year round. Whether it's enjoying a gentle country stroll through woodland or a breezy coastal walk, trekking long distance routes or scrambling amidst the majestic mountains everything is in close reach.
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.
Golfing - Balfron Golf Society runs an 18 hole course situated 2 miles from our selfcatering accommodation and B&B. Visitors are welcome. The last tee off time during the week is 4 p.m. Visiting groups at weekends cannot play before 2pm. Please consult the fixture list to check tee bookings and competition days when there will be other restrictions. To contact the course Ranger phone 07814 827620 or to access information about course conditions 07833 392422
Swimming - There is a local 25 m Swimming Pool in Balfron located at the Balfron High School open to public at various times (Balfron High School 01360 440469)
Fishing March – October . We have our own fishing rights on the River Endrick. However this is a spate river and the best fishing is in September and October.
Tennis – Killearn has three all weather courts where visitors are welcome. There is an honesty box for £1 per person per session.
Local Shopping – There are two wonderful delicatessens one in Balfron and the other in Kippen. Balfron has a Co-op and in Killearn is a Spar and a Co-op where you can get all essentials. The area is also renowned for its excellent home made steak pies you can get at the local butchers in Killearn, Balfron and Kippen.
How to get there
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From the nearest information centre:- From Stirling follow the A811 towards the Erskine Bridge until T junction with A81 - turn left and follow for approx half a mile under a bridge - slow down and take a sharp left signposted Balfron. Follow road around a corner and in about 400 yards take sharp right hand turn and follow road down towards the Endrick Water. Ballochruin Farm house is on the left with a flag pole and Scottish flag flying!
Getting there by railway:- From Glasgow it is possible to get a a No 10 bus from Buchanan Street Station that will take you to Killearn. From there we can pick you up.
Getting there by aeroplane:-
From Glasgow Airport/ Prestwick Airport you could catch a bus to Buchanan Street Bus Sation and then to Killearn or hire a car. Edinburgh Airport is only an hour away by car.
The nearest village is Killearn and travelling eastwards out of the village towards Balfron in approximately one mile there is a crossroad. Turn Left sign posted Balfron Station. Cross the bridge on the Endrick Water and in 400 yards Ballochruin Farm house is on the right with a flag pole and Scottish flag flying.
Activities near Loch Lomond National Park
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High||24 Jun 12||16 Sep 12||£ 650||£ 175||£ 150||Flexible|
|Mid||16 Sep 12||28 Oct 12||£ 530||£ 145||£ 125||Flexible|
|Low||28 Oct 12||23 Dec 12||£ 400||£ 100||£ 110||Flexible|
|x/mas & New Year||23 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 800||£ 400||£ 400||Flexible|
|Low||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 400||£ 100||£ 110||1 Night|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 650||£ 175||£ 150||1 Night|
|Mid||13 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 530||£ 145||£ 125||1 Night|
|High||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 650||£ 175||£ 150||1 Night|
|Mid||31 Aug 13||26 Oct 13||£ 530||£ 145||£ 125||1 Night|
|Low||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 100||£ 110||1 Night|
|x/mas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 800||£ 400||£ 400||1 Night|
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