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4 Star Centre Stables, Luxury Family Accommodation Loch Lomond & Trossachs Park

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Visit Scotland 4 Star, quality accommodation for 6/8 people. Free WIFI.

Centre Stables was part of Boturich Castle Estate, now privately owned and converted, the new owners of Centre Stables have recently refurbished the double coach house, which is now tastefully converted into a stunning lounge with french doors onto the external dining space. With our private cobbled courtyard, there is parking for at least 6 cars. Relax under the porte-cochère, the historic canopy or sit by the fire-pit and toast marshmallows. It is a quiet location, with no passing traffic, a tranquil base to enjoy the best of local attractions and within easy access of some of the best locations in Scotland.

We have recently been awarded 4 Stars with the Visit Scotland, quality assured scheme. Participation in this scheme ensures that we have to maintain a consistent high standard of care and attention to detail, with regular maintenance and care!

Centre Stables is spacious and offers a sociable space with large kitchen, with table and chairs for breakfast or lunch, a more formal dining room is adjacent and through to the newly converted lounge, with two sets of french doors leading to the courtyard. There is also a WC on this ground floor level.

On the upper level, there is the spacious master bedroom, with modern four poster bed and ensuite shower room. Kingsize bed with the White Company bed linen. With vaulted ceiling and exposed beams it is stunning space.

Second Bedroom is standard twin, which can be super king on request. All bedrooms have feature fireplaces.

Third bedroom is kingsize and has both feature fireplace and all bed linen is the White Company.

There are also two single chair beds, suitable for all ages, which can be moved around bedrooms for family use. Please inform us at time of booking, where you wish these located and we will prepare these for your arrival.

Family Bathroom, with separate walk in shower.

More Details

Property Manager
Catrina Petrie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About Catrina Petrie

Welcome to Centre Stables, guaranteed 4 Star with Visit Scotland. We are centrally located to enjoy not only the national park but many of Scotlands wonderful locations, with only a short drive to Stirling, Glasgow, Falkirk or Edinburgh, situated on the main route to the wonderful West Coast you can fill your days exploring or relaxing.

We aim to do our best to meet your needs and do hope that you will enjoy our home as much as we do.

Enjoy Loch Lomond and the Bonny Bonny Banks, I am sure you will be back again and again.

Catrina Petrie purchased this house in 2014

Why Catrina Petrie chose Alexandria

We are Scottish and have family locally. The gorgeous lochside town of Balloch, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is perfectly placed to enjoy many of Scotland's best and most famous attractions, whether you wish to remain local or tour, you will entranced with what this area and Scotland has to offer.

We have searched for many years for just the right place to buy, we have seen many many properties and this was the first one that met all our needs. It is a spacious property, located in a quiet location, near Loch Lomond, a real retreat, it is sociable and is perfect for small or larger groups. With quality White Linen bedding and Denby crockery, we offer a high standard of accommodation.

I do hope you will love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We are new to self catering and have recently converted the coach house,the lounge is absolutely stunning, with 2 sets of double french doors onto the covered portico, parking for several cars, and outdoor space. Centre Stables is perfectly placed for walking or cycling, a pleasant walk to Balloch, through the park to enjoy the local restaurants and facilities.

Within the property, we have tried to keep it all local and our art, is original and limited editions are from Scottish Artists.

Centre stables is spacious and is a sociable space, where extended families can enjoy a great base for a lovely holiday in the Loch Lomond National Park.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed at Stable Cottages over the New Year with another couple on a real spur of the moment whim and we couldn’t believe our luck to find that there had been a last minute cancellation and we got in. Not quite sure where to start, but perhaps with the cottage itself. Firstly, it’s HUGE, open and airy, but somehow cosy too. All he bedrooms are large and spacious and while admittedly the master bedroom with its ensuite and beautiful wooden vaulted ceiling with skylight is a gem, I would not have minded any of the other bedrooms either. All overlook the cobbled courtyard, and have the little things that mean so much such as proper bedside lights (the absence of which is a real personal bugbear), wonderfully comfortable beds and proper cotton sheets and feather pillows and duvets. The decor is of a really high standard, and the whole place is bright and fresh. I’m a bit of a wimp and had been worried that I’d be cold, but if you are going in winter, fear not, it’s wonderfully warm .. I don’t know how they do it in such a spacious property, but it’s positively toasty.

The kitchen is a great size with a stable door, table near the window, lovely wooden floor and is very well equipped with everything you need, from cheese graters to the all important cork screw. I’d never cooked on an Aga before, but there are great instructions/diagrams to hand and we all took it in turns cooking without the slightest problems; leading off is a large dining room which can be as formal or informal as you like, and flowing from there is a great sitting room with wonderful custom made doors opening out into the courtyard. We are hoping to go again in the summer and sit out there just enjoying the peace and quiet.

The location is perfect, with glimpses of the loch and the mountains, Balloch itself is only minutes away with an very convenient Co-Op which stays open until late and stocks just about everything you could need. Lots to do and see even nearby so it is as ideal for a long weekend as it is for a full holiday when you have time to explore further afield. All in all a definite 10 out 10 and worth a stay whatever the season. Oh, and a great music system too so don’t forget your iPod! “
Nov 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bedroom has ensuite shower room, Family Bathroom with Bath and walk in double Shower on first floor. Ground Floor has Cloaks/WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, Kingsize Four poster with ensuite shower room, vaulted ceiling adds to this spacious bedroom Bedroom 2 offers twin accommodation Bedroom 3 offers kingsize bed 2 single fold beds for additional guests, these are mobile and situated in the bedrooms. White Company Bed luxury bed linen.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Centre stables is a historic property, the cobbled yard is uneven and are liable to become slippy with varying weather conditions. The house has several changes of level, two steps as you enter the property and another two as you enter the lounge. The AGA is hot. The owners do not accept liability for any damage to property or injury whilst renting this property. Full details are in our brochure. Outside: We have two sets of garden furniture, one for dining and one bench set for relaxing round the fire pit. This makes it family friendly. We have a small grassed area with a washing line. We allow Disposable BBQ only on stone surfaces. There is a large stone mounting block to the side of the pillared entrance which could be ideal for this. Utility Room: We have ironing board, iron and small step in cupboard in the Kitchen Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen is included. With Fuffy white towels and White Company bed Linen. Other: Dining Room, with social dining and within easy access of kitchen


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4 Star Centre Stables, Luxury Family Accommodation Loch Lomond & Trossachs Park
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful converted stables, excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 in total, over for a family wedding at Boturich Castle. Couldn't have picked a better place to stay, everything was perfect. We had everything we needed and more, larder well stocked, plenty of crockery etc, nothing left out. The house is furnished with flair and is very comfortable.Should have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a lovely time in this beautiful house. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 ranging from 10 years old to 80 years old all enjoyed our stay at this property. The home itself is charming and very well equipped. The AGA was a first for our family and we were fascinated (and now want one:-) We enjoyed walks through the surrounding area, horseback riding nearby, visiting the Highland Games, taking a boat ride and still were within easy reach the Glasgow airport for our departure home. All in all a great time. Would highly recommend. The owner reached out to be sure that we were comfortable and even left a welcome package.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, a positive review is an owners delight as we do invest a lot of time ensuring our property is of a high standard with everything to help you enjoy your stay in Scotland. Being within the National Park is tremendous and we love our location, its tranquility, we also think that our home is great for families and we are so happy it met your expectations. We would love to welcome you again, great guests. The McQuillan family.
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Beautiful relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful Autumn week at Centre Stables. A great base which feels remote and is extremely peaceful and yet is only a 10 minute drive to all the amenities of Balloch town. The whole property has a welcoming, homely feel, is clean and the beds are very comfortable. Loved the country kitchen and the Aga. The kids loved the wi-fi, surround sound TV and the bedroom TVs with DVD capability. Would definitely re-visit as it is a great base to explore Loch Lomond and beyond and also has some wonderful walks and breathtaking views on the doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we enjoyed hosting your family. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs offers so much for the family and we are delighted that you enjoyed our home.
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We've had a great stay last August at The Stables. The house was very clean, spacious and well equipped. It was big enough for our group of 4 adults and 4 children.

The house is attached to the neighbors , but we did not find it bothersome in any way. The neighbors we spoke to are all very nice.

The only downside was that you could not walk to Balloch via a footpath or bridleway along side Loch Lomond. instead you have to follow the main road (not a busy road, but with 4 children a bit tricky) till Balloch Castle & Country Park. From there you can reach the lake and walk straight into Balloch. The walk takes around 40 minutes.

The location is excellent for visiting Glasgow (around 30 min drive) and the Highlands.

We would love to stay again and explore more of the surroundings!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a positive response, we are delighted that the property was suitable for your family's stay and needs during your trip to our wonderful area Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, our national park. Our neighbours are lovely, we enjoy our small exclusive location within Boturich castle estate. We agree that it would be pleasant to have a lochside stroll into Balloch, but there has never been a natural path. We do have the private castle drive to use and a short cut through the Balloch Country Park, which is pleasant in good weather and a very friendly taxi service for the return trip in required. Thank you so much for being such good guests and for caring for our property, it is indeed appreciated. Kindest Regards from all at Centre Stables Loch Lomond
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A short but truly Scottish break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed! - Wonderful warmth of an Aga greets you upon arrival - Beautifully clean and furnished with a modern Scottish feel - The bedrooms are all individually furnished and with crisp 'White Company' bed linen to slip in to - The lodge is extremely spacious and perfect accommodation for a large party. If you want to cook for yourselves the kitchen is well equiped with every thing you need - However if your preference is to eat out - there are plenty of local restaurants to choose from - I'm not normally an Indian food fan - However for Friday night fayre I can highly recommend The Massala Twist in Helensburgh - a small sea side town on The Clyde, which serves the most enormous naan breads and the best Tablet Ice Cream! There are plenty of walks to enjoy and plenty going on at Loch Lomond both on and off the Lake - As cyclists we took our own bikes - a challenging ride at times but so worth the breath taking views! Would love to return - A truly beautiful lodge!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fabulous review, we are so happy that you had a great time both in our holiday home and enjoying the scenery and local restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you back to Centre Stables
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Tullie Inn
Fabulous food, day or night, bustling busy restaurant, which offers a wide variety of fabul...
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Glasgow City
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Balloch Town Centre
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Balloch Town Centre
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Various beaches round loch
Car: recommended

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park was Scotland’s first National Park and comprises 720 square miles of beautiful mountains, glens and lochs.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is home to 21 Munros, 19 Corbetts and 22 large lochs


Special interest holidays:

Our National Park offers a wealth of outdoor activities, sailing, walking, climbing and multiple water sports. Centrally located Centre stables offers a perfect place to call home during tyour stay in Scotland.

Loch Lomond is a popular location for weddings, we have many lovely restaurants and places of interest, no matter which way, each road will take you to a place of beauty and staggering scenery.

Enjoy many of the villages around the edge of the loch, enjoy a boat tour, whether fast or stately you can follow the spine of the highland fault line as it protrudes across the loch. Stop off on an island for a meal and a drink. See if you can catch a glimpse of a wild wallaby on one island.

Enjoy shopping, whether a local boutique or specialist gift shop, the farmers market and Jenners at the famous Lomond Shore.

Head to Luss and enjoy tea at the coach house. A meal at the Tullie Inn or just a drink in the garden. Head east and explore Stirling, or north and head for Oban or Fort William, West to Helensburgh and off to Rest and be Thankful. Climb the Cobbler.

There is no end to what you can do in our area and we would love to share it with you. Welcome to Loch Lomond


There are many small beaches around Loch Lomond, with parking.


Balloch is only 30 minutes from Glasgow Airport


Balloch is only a 20 minute gentle downhill walk. approximately 1 mile

Further Details:

We have many local shops which will fulfill all needs and all budgets


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
We would like 20% deposit with booking and balance 2 months prior to arrival. Full Terms and Conditions are on our website.

Changeover Day:
Normal Changeover day is a Saturday, we can be flexible dependent on booking. Please make enquiry

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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