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Cosy Accommodation For 4 People In The Heart Of The Trossachs

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Dorothy Parker
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Dorothy Parker

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.

Dorothy Parker purchased this house in 2010

Why Dorothy Parker chose Scotland

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.

What makes this house unique

Cosy hideaway in a beautiful rural location.

We have wifi.

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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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

2 hours drive to Oban with access to the Scottish islands

Travel:

Glasgow airport 1 hour

Edinburgh airport 2 hours

Car recommended

Distances:

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Milton in Stirling

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over plus wc
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cosy and quaint

  • 4 of 5

The dog loved the garden so did we, also listening to the red deer in the evenings and watching the great spotted woodpecker on the bird feeder was a real joy. The hayloft is in a great central position for exploring the lovely countryside with its numerous locks rivers and forests.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean place set in beautiful location.

Highly recommended.

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to the property, and found a bottle of wine and shortbread sitting on the table. The garden was wonderful with access to a wood directly behind which provided a wonderful place for the dog to explore. Forest walks were within easy walking distance as well as good shops and places to eat. The garden was visited by numerous birds, including two different species of woodpecker. The accommodation was comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The bed was very comfortable. We had a very enjoyable long weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location, lots of space

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Hayloft for a few days with two friends as we explored Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The location was great: the surrounding area is picturesque, there are many short walks nearby, and the drive to the longer walks was not difficult. There's a supermarket in Aberfoyle for supplies and it's an easy walk up the road to get dinner there. Dorothy was an excellent host, she was easy to get into contact with and between her messages and the information she left in the accommodation we had everything we needed for our stay. Her recommendations for restaurants and hikes really helped us get the most out of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Hayloft (well, apart from the Scottish weather which was a bit wetter than we would have liked, but I guess that should have been expected!). This is a lovely property with plenty of amenities, and within easy walking distance of both Aberfoyle and Loch Ard. Our children loved the swings in the garden and playing in the woodland behind the house. Thanks very much for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, cosy and warm. Everything you need to hand, immediate hot water. Use of lovely garden but if you have a dog needs to fastened as not escape proof. My wifes only complaint - would prefer cup and saucer rather than mugs! Much better than your normal holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David I'm glad you enjoyed the Hayloft Dorothy
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Milton, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£580
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
 
 
spring 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
 
 
late Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
From
£100
 
 
autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£590
 

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 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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