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Unique 6 Bedroom Lodge, Views Of Loch / Sir Walter Scott Steamboat, Pier Cafe

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cosy Open Fires, Beautiful Contemporary Living, Large Enclosed Gardens Fronting Onto The Loch Katrine.

This superb six bedroom (12 person) lodge rests on the banks of Loch Katrine in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Boasting superb loch views, the property is situated on the pier of Stronachlachar, from where the Sir Walter Scott Steamship departs on daily trips around the loch. There is also a cafe located on the pier which serves excellent food and drink (licensed) and rents out boats for fishing.

The area is a popular destination with walkers and cyclists, with permit fishing available for anglers. The nearby village of Aberfoyle offers a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, with many golf courses available throughout the region. Loch Lomond is easily accessible by car, offering loch side cruises, a spa hotel, championship golf courses, an aquarium and selection of water sports. miles. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are all accessible by car.

The Lodge comprises 1 x Super-king Bedroom, 2 x King-size Bedroom, 1 x Double Bedroom & 2 x Twin Bedrooms. It can accommodate 12 adults, plus infant (cot provided).

Ground Floor: Living room with wood burning stove, wooden floor & views over the loch. Spacious kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove and gas range (for cooking). Snug/games room with slate bed pool/snooker tables, books & games. Separate toilet.

First floor: Double bedroom with Super-king bed. Double bedroom with King size bed. Twin bedroom with 2 x single beds. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor: Double bedroom with King Size Bed, balcony and views over Loch Katrine. Double bedroom with Double bed & separate shower. Twin bedroom with 2 x single beds. Shower room with toilet.

Outside (Upper Garden) - is located adjacent to the house. Whilst the area is mainly laid to grass, there is a BBQ area next to the kitchen. This area has wooden benches and a charcoal BBQ which can burn several different types of fuel, allowing you to cook on charcoal for eating and then move onto logs or firewood for when you want to sit around the fireplace and keep warm.

Outside (Lower Garden) - The lower garden fronts onto Loch Katrine and is next to Stronachlachar Pier. There are two patio areas with wooden benches and a large flat lawn area. There is also small forest area for exploring.

Things to do:

- 30 Seconds Away: The Pier Café. The home of great coffees and food...and some of the most spectacular views in Scotland is located at the bottom of the garden of Stronochlachar Lodge.

- 30 Seconds Away: Steamship Sir Walter Scott. Your stay at Stronachlachar Lodge will not be complete without a sail on the steamship the “Sir Walter Scott” or the “Lady of the Lake”. This is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Loch Katrine.

- 30 Seconds Away: Cycling Loch Katrine (from Stronachlachar or Trossachs Pier. It’s easy to hire a cycle for an hour or longer - or take your bike on board ‘Sir Walter Scott’ or ‘Lady of the Lake’ for the morning sail up to Stronachlachar then cycle back on the road along the scenic shores of Loch Katrine. With bikes for adults and kids it’s the perfect family day out - or you can even hire a tandem or electric!

- 30 Seconds Away: Walk Around Loch Katrine. There is a lovely walk along picturesque Loch Katrine that leaves from Stronachlachar Pier ....and can be combined with the steamer sailing from Trossachs Pier.

- 10 Minutes Away: Loch Ard Sculpture Trail. The Loch Ard family Sculpture trail consists fo 16 miles of routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. It runs through a wide variety of terrain and past many impressive sights, including Loch Ard itself, Loch Chon, Duchray Water and Kelty Water.

- 10 Minutes Away: Lochside Yoga. Based in the village of Kinlochard, Lochside Yoga offers regular yoga classes and activities for anyone interested in developing their yoga practice, or who just likes to get a good stretch and feel relaxed at the end of a yoga class or session.

- 10 Minutes Away: Go Country, Kinlochard. Go Country is one of the premier outdoor activities organisation in Scotland based in the idyllic Trossachs on the shores of Loch Ard. They offer a range of outdoor activities to suit all interests and ages. They provide a full range of activities including their unique waterpark with an iceberg, hamster wheel and trampoline. Other activities include quad biking, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, climbing / abseiling, cliff jumping, gorge walking, hillwalking, archery, white water rafting, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and 4x4 off road driving.

- 10 Minutes Away: Forest Hills Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, Kinlochard. The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa is situated on the banks of Loch Ard. The spa provides you with an equal balance of luxury and tranquillity; with a staff of trained experts standing by to help you relax and unwind. They also have a range of fitness facilities including a gym and 18m heated pool.

- 30 Minutes Away: Go Ape, Killearn. Go Ape in Aberfoyle is located at the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre and is a great high wire experience suitable for adults and children alike. It boasts two the UK's longest zip wires, 30 Tree Top crossings, plus a high wire obstacle course. Go Ape is guaranteed to thrill and keep participants talking about it for days.

- 45 Minutes Away: Glengoyne Distillery, Killearn. For lovers of the finest Scotch Whisky, a visit to Glengoyne is a great experience! Dating back to 1833 Glengoyne is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. The favourite tipple of the late Queen Mother, Glengoyne was given a hard to achieve Royal By Appointment seal of approval. Glengoyne Distillery has a great range of tours for visitors all year round.

- 60 Minutes Away: Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre. Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre: Home to 35 birds & over 25 species, meet & get close to Orla the Golden Eagle & Smudge the little Owl.

Facilities in Lodge • Wood Burning Stoves (Logs Provided) • Elecectricity, full gas CH, bed linen and towels included • Cot, H/chair • Freesat TV, DVD • CD • 6-ring gas range, Two m/waves • W/machine, T/dryer • D/washer • American f/freezer • Extensive enclosed garden with patio and furniture • Balcony • BBQ • Ample parking • Games room with 7ft x 4ft sleight bed pool table, board games, books and toys.

More Details

Cath McLaren
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Cath McLaren

We purchased Stronachlachar Lodge back in February 2013. As well as running the Lodge as Holiday Accommodation, we use the Lodge for family holidays. As such, we have created a home away from home and have spent a lot of time upgrading the property and ensuring it is fully stocked with everything you will need.

Cath McLaren purchased this house in 2013

Why Cath McLaren chose Scotland

Part business and part pleasure. In addition, we have family connections with the area and my Dad's brother actually worked on the Sir Walter Scott Steamboat.

What makes this house unique

Discounts secured for Guests:

(1) Daily passes to the local Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel’s swimming pool and gym (10 minutes away by car).

(2) 20% off Steamship Sir Walter Scott, Loch Katrine.

(3) 10% off Go Ape, Killearn.

(4) 10% off Glengoyne Distillery, Killearn.

(5) 25% off Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre, Loch Lomond,

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is an amazing house, I loved it.
Sep 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stronachlachar Lodge Review

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a superb location and is an excellent property for a large family group or a large group of friends. Great sized rooms with with fully equipped kitchen make this property very comfortable. The views are fantastic with walking and cycling right on the doorstep. Would stay again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible holiday let - looking forward to booking again!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house surrounded by incredible scenery. The house is spacious and immaculate, fitting 12 guests comfortably.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely House, Amazing Views, Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

This house is AMAZING. Kitchen is huge and accommodating for the big group of us, very well equipped with plentiful plates, glasses etc. The beds are all really comfy and livingroom is a great space. Graham and Cath were so helpful with information before we arrived.

The only tiny tiny weakness was that the WIFI isn't great and as the boys wanted to stream the live football they weren't able to, this is to be expected as it's in a remote location - but that won't stop us from coming back as we absolutely LOVED our stay.

Thanks so much Graham and Cath

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly wonderful home from home. A great space , every need and comfort was provided.

  • 5 of 5

Fell in love with Scotland and all surrounding views, walks and cycle rides. Go ape was perfect for all the family. Canoeing on the loch was loved by all....and no disasters! The local cafe was a hit as was the walk across country to Loch Lomond. The games room was great and we enjoyed many games of pool. We were very lucky with the mild weather. Ok we did miss a pub not being in walking distance but that was all. Would not hesitate to recommend this to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, impressive accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time. The views and surrounding area were beautiful. The lodge was impressive, spacious and comfortable. The amenities were all good except for one - the advertised wifi connection was very poor.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Family break

  • 5 of 5

Myself along with 9 other adults, 2 children and 1 baby all stayed here for a long weekend and had a wonderful time. The home is beautiful and extremely well kitted out for a large group of people with plenty of utensils crockery etc to use. The location is just spectacular with fantastic views, it is a little remote so not a great deal to do out and about but that is what we wanted. Plenty of fire wood to have them going too. The only thing I did find was the house was very cold when we arrived and took quiet a time to heat up, it would have been nice to arrive to a warm house given that it was very cold outside.

I would highly recommend for a relaxing break away and most definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
January 6th to March 31st
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 1st to April 28th
31 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 29th to May 26th
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 27th to June 30th
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 1st to July 28th
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 29th to September 1st
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2nd to September 29t
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 30th to October 28th
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 29th to December 19th
29 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 20th to December 27th
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 28th to January 4th
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
- Provisional reservations are held for 24 hours. Thereafter a booking must be confirmed, and followed up within 4 days with the payment of a non refundable Booking Deposit of 25% (or full payment if within 6 weeks of rental date).
- The balance is due in full no later than six weeks prior to your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
During the High Season changeover day is a Saturday. Check in time is 3pm on day of arrival and 10.00am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for last minute bookings (within 2 weeks).

Short breaks are available on request during our Low Season (1st November to 31st March, excluding Xmas / New Year), minimum 3 nights stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stronachlachar, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have electric underfloor heating: The Family Bathroom comprises a Victorian design WC, free-standing bath, wash hand basin & a separate shower cubicle. The Shower-room comprises a WC, shower & wash hand basin.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st Floor - King Size Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed dressed in Plumb.
    1st Floor - Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Beds dressed in Green Athens.
    Top Floor - King Size Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed dressed in Teal Athens. Balcony with view over Loch.
    Top Floor - Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Beds are dressed in Chocolate Athens.
    1st Floor - Super-King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed dressed in Plumb Manhattan. View over Loch.
    Top Floor - Double Size Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Bed is dressed in Teracotta Paris. Freestanding shower.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 x Double Bedrooms: 1 Super-king solid oak bed (with view over loch), 2 King size (one with balcony and view over loch), 1 Double bed. 2 x Twin Bedrooms: Each with two solid oak single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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