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

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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). 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. Shower room and toilet.

Second floor: Double bedroom with King Size Bed, balcony and views over Loch Katrine. Double bedroom with Double bed & ensuite shower room. 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

Owner
Cath McLaren
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 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 Stronachlachar

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stronachlachar in Stirling

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Top Floor Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Top Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    First Floor Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    First Floor Bathroom 2 - Toilet , 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-rooms (x2) & ensuite (x1) comprise a WC, shower & wash hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 - King Size Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Bed is dressed in Teracotta Paris. Ensuite Shower room.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
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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Unique 6 Bedroom Lodge, Views Of Loch / Sir Walter Scott Steamboat, Pier Cafe
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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: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

amazing lodge, location, weather and spacious rooms

  • 5 of 5

loved every thing about the site and location

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was absolutely fabulous! The house is truly amazing and in a great location. We enjoyed the convenience of the "Pier Cafe", the ferry that just leaves in front of your door, and the amazing scenery all around us! Top Marks!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect lodge, very well equipped, lot of room.

Perfect spot, no matters the showers, for fishing, trekking, riding, sailing, cooking, napping... with good friends and or family.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Stunning, Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

Very impressive peaceful location, stunningly beautiful. Lots of activities for all, including teens, Go ape, water sports, clay pigeon shooting etc in surrounding areas a short drive away including Kinlochard, Aberfoyle. Spa facilities nearby at McDonald Forest Hills hotel excellent too. One highlight is also the Pier cafe...a stones throw away ( excellent coffee/ lunch and dinner...very good food! and the Sir Walter Scott paddle steamer that comes to the pier daily. This was the third time we have stayed at this lodge, it has been perfect every Time! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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rilliant holiday, great house, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Brilliant holiday, great house, perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Inversnaid Bunkhouse
Nearest Ferry
0.01 Miles
Sir Water Scott Steam Boat
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Stirling
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
M80
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pier Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Loch Katrine
Car: recommended

Stronachlachar Lodge rests on the banks of Loch Katrina. In addition it is only 10 minutes drive to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond.

Travel:

Take the A84 from Stirling and follow the road for 5 miles past Blair Drummond Safary Park. Take a left to follow the A873 to Thornhill. Continue on the road past the Lake of Monteith, until you reach Aberfoyle. From Aberfoyle, take the B829 through Kinlochard. Follow the road for approximately 10 miles until you reach a T-junction. Turn right, go down the hill & you will find the Lodge on the left.

Stirling is the nearest railway station.

Glasgow Airport is approx 1 hour away

Distances:

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.

The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are all accessible by car.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stronachlachar, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October 29th to December 19th
29 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,650
 
 
December 20th to December 27th
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
December 28th to January 4th
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
January 5th to 27th March 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 27 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
£1,800
 
 
28th March to 4th May 2018
28 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
 
5th May to 1st June 2018
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,790
for 7 nights
£1,790
 
 
2nd June to 29th June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
30th June to 27th July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
28th July to 31st August 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
1st Sept to 28th Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
29th Sept to 26th Oct 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,790
for 7 nights
£1,790
 
 
27th Oct to 21st Dec 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
£1,800
 
 
22nd Dec to 28th Dec 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
29th Dec to 4th Jan 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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