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Cosy Accommodation For 4 People In The Heart Of The Trossachs



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
House in Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Only Minutes From Forest And Loch Walks. Own Garden Overlooking Forest

The Hayloft holiday accommodation nestles below the craggy, wooded slopes of Craigmore and the famous River Forth. It is a short walk to the lovely village of Aberfoyle, located in Central Scotland at the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. To see the best of the unspoiled, natural beauty of the Trossachs, you should park the car, get out and walk, cycle or canoe. There are miles of walking and cycling routes through the forest right on the doorstep and many golf courses nearby. The Scottish Wool Centre, Go Ape and the David Marshall Visitor Centre are all within walking distance from the Hayloft. Learn about the history of the area and discover "Rob Roy" country. The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, and the cities of Stirling, Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh are less than 90 minutes drive. Relax! Enjoy the peace and tranquillity at any time of year, spring, summer, autumn or winter. Each season has its own unique appeal.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I am artist. My husband Neil makes television programmes. We moved to Aberfoyle because we loved the area and were always visiting at weekends. When the perfect house came up in the perfect location we couldn't resist! We love living here and hope you will enjoy your visit too. Many of our guests come back every year.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Nice cottage, has everything to make our stay nice and homely. Lots of birds in the garden. Also two goats had a good look at us from the other side of the fence

'Everything we needed was at the Hayloft and Aberfoyle is a great base for touring the Trossachs'

'The Hayloft was the best accommodation I have used for a holiday in many years'

'Superb accommodation, really warm and cosy. Had a very restful week.

'It is a great place and the countryside is the best in the world.

' We have been walking Loch Ard and Loch Katrine, which was easy walking with fantastic views'

'Climbing Ben A'an was spectacular Boat trip on Loch Katrine is a must!

The drive to Loch Katrine and over the top to Calendar has breathtaking scenery also the walk through Loch Ard to Kinlochard. manged to get 2 rounds of Golf in Aberfoyle and Callendar'

'The children enjoyed boating on Loch Lomond and Go Ape in the local forest'

'Horse riding at Castle Rednock was excellent. So many walks on the doorstep.'
Mar 2013
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


ideal location for Trossachs

  • 5 of 5

An excellent cottage in an excellent location, It is very quiet and tranquil with plenty of bird life and very entertaining Red Squirrels. This cottage is perfect for touring the Trossachs. Cottage is well maintained and well equipped. The owners are very friendly and quick to respond to any requests. We enjoyed walks in the very nearby forest and steamboat rides on Loch Katrine. Nearby Aberfoyle has enough shops and Cafes to keep your supplies topped up and the Butcher provides excellent quality meats. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants peace and quiet.

Kind Regards

Marg & Ian

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cosy haunt.

  • 5 of 5

We received a lovely welcome. The accommodation is comfortable and the facilities good. Property was clean and well maintained. Just one problem - keeping midges out whilst ventilating the property on warm days. We had a wonderful day on and around Loch Katrine and lovely views from the top of Ben A'an. Dining at The Byre was excellent but don't forget to book!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Hayloft. You are welcome back anytime! Dorothy
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic well equiped cosy cottage, garden is amazing with direct access to the hill walks behind. Lovely idyllic place to spend a week or two with lots to do nearby. A trip out onto Loch Ard is a must. Offers wonderful peace and quiet to simply relax and watch the wildlife, which there is plenty of. We look forward to returning again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to having you back. Dorothy
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Convenient location for day trips in any direction

  • 3 of 5

Nice property. Warm gracious hosts. Convenient to any number of destinations within a hour's drive and a car is a must. Would recommend this property for no more than two adults due to the small room sizes.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

this is a really well equipped and comfortable cottage. The garden is beautiful and very peaceful. It is well placed for chilling or exploring the local lochs and the owners are very friendly and helpful - they even arranged for us to have sunshine during our visit! Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week at the lovely Hayloft. The accommodation is well equipped, very homely and a perfect base for exploring the delights of Scotland. The owners Dorothy and Neil made us feel very welcome, even providing a huge tub of lego for our son to play with for the week... which made his holiday!

The Trossachs is such a beautiful area with so much to do and explore. We have 2 young children (5 years and 4 months) and we found no end of things to do to keep everyone entertained. Our highlights were a trip aboard the steam ship on Loch Katrine and visiting Blair Drummond safari park.

We would highly recommend a stay at the Hayloft and hope to return ourselves one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The house is ideally situated. We are in the heart of the Trossachs, one of Scotland's most beautiful areas. You can walk out the door to a loch, be up a hill or in the village in minutes. Just a short drive will take you to the most varied scenery. Every season is lovely and the wildlife is endlessly fascinating. We have deer in the woods above the house and ospreys nesting on Loch Ard. it's also really easy to reach Glasgow, Stirling or Edinburgh.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 32 Miles Nearest Barpub : Forth inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Oban at 81 Miles Nearest Golf : Aberfoyle golf club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Stirling at 21 Miles Nearest Motorway : Stirling at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Forth inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Glencoe at 76 Miles Nearest Beach : Inveraray at 58 Miles Car: recommended


2 hours drive to Oban with access to the Scottish islands


Glasgow airport 1 hour

Edinburgh airport 2 hours

Car recommended


Aberfoyle 1 mile

Stirling with its beautiful castle 30 minute drive

Loch Katrine 20 minute drive

Glasgow 1 hour

Edinburgh 1 hour 30 mins

Further Details:

Local shops, pubs and restaurants in Aberfoyle

Lovely pubs include Byre Inn at Brig O Turk, Lake of Menteith Hotell overlooking the water, 'The Pier' at Loch Katrine, 'Black Bull at Gartmore.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Festive season 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner if interested.
£50 deposit require, balance paid 6 weeks before booking

Changeover Day:
Saturday during peak times. Flexible at other times
Arrival time - after 4pm
Departure time - before 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Cosy hideaway in a beautiful rural location. We have wifi.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over plus wc


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with bunk beds - the lower bed is double size


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: French doors open onto a patio with garden table and chairs, and secluded garden with an ancient woodland beyond. This woodland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to a rich variety of animals and plants. Guests have been excited to see red squirrel, pine martin and deer, and birds such as woodpeckers, jays, many varieties of tits, including long tailed tits, and finches, robins and wrens are regular visitors to the feeders and the garden. Buzzards and peregrine may be seen overhead. We have wifi Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property thoroughly cleaned

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