In the area are Castles, Historic Houses (including Stronvar) and battle sites.Museums, visitor centers, Whiskey distilleries,a Safari Park,and excellent restaurants.30 Golf Courses within area for a day's golf.Pony trekking and Water sports.Hillwalking and mountains to climb.The National Cycle track Route 7 passes the entrance - cycles may be hired in Callander.Fishing (Our Loch Voil and many others)Theater and cinema and major shopping in Stirling (30 miles - 45km)A comprehensive up to date information file is always kept in the house.There are many pubs with excellent beer in local villa
ges.Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by Trains from Stirling.There is no public transport from Stronvar so cars are essential .Local Village shops (Strathyre and Lochearnhead both with post offices) are excellent for all general groceries (And local gossip and advice!) Callander 12 miles (16km) away has two supermarkets.Churches:Balquhidder is Presbyterian, Lochearnhead is Episcopalian and there is also Roman Catholic in Callander and all are very welcoming.Sports center with swimming pool at Callander. Tennis in Strathyre. Our garden is secluded and there is free access to all the countryside and mountains.
Vacation Rental Property
Enjoying a beautiful location in the heart of Scotland, Stronvar House offers you a unique self-catering holiday for up to 12 at an affordable price. One private unit comprising the ground and first floors of David Carnegie's major Victorian addition - the front door, entrance hall, main hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen and main staircase leading to five en-suite bedrooms.The accommodation is as elegant and peaceful as it was for the original Laird's guests. The modern additions of en-suite facilities make it a little more comfortable for today's guests.Whatever your reason for visiting Scotland:* a family gathering * a group of discerning friends * finding your Scottish roots * taking in the clean mountain air * getting away from the stress of modern life You'll find this central location, on the shore of Loch Voil in the Braes O' Balquhidder, the ideal base.The large entrance hall with oak staircase, leads up to the main hall. The Carnegie crest is displayed in the stained glass window, and the walls are covered with tartans from the local clans. The oak staircase in the main hall leading to the first floor, dominates this hall. Doors lead off to the Drawing Room, and the Dining Room. The natural light supplied by the windows in the roof provide the ideal conditions to view the alabaster sculptures set in the walls and the Laird's collection of antiques and curios that deck the walls. The Drawing Room:-This quiet room has bay windows overlooking the gardens and mountains to the east and south. The focal point is the white marble fireplace with it's carved eagles and hand painted Delft tiles depicting sailing ships. The plaster frieze shows Neptune. This room contains a "pianola" player piano with a selection of music rolls and a PC with 24/7 Internet connection.The Dining Room:-The beautiful and impressive marble fireplace, the thistle cornice and the large picture windows provide the grandeur in this room. The breakfast bar gives you breakfast with a view. The other door in this room leads to the kitchen. This modern kitchen with traditional feel provides you with the facilities to cook for your party. This long room was the servery, where the food was brought up from the kitchen to be finally prepared before serving. The original crockery cupboard has been retained and the fitted kitchen has been built to be sympathetic to this large piece of furniture. Appliances include electric cooker, washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven and kettles. A tumble dryer is situated in the north tower.Outside is a large secluded private garden with access to miles of countryside, mountains and loch.
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
The 5 bedrooms:-The MacGregor room has views over Loch Voil and the mountains to the north. Two single beds, private bathroom with toilet in the north tower, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.The MacLeod room has views over Loch Voil, the mountains to the north, and the glen to the east. A four poster double bed and a single bed, private bathroom with a second toilet in the east tower, color television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.The Robertson room is situated over the entrance hall with commanding views of the mountains and the glen to the east. A double bed, private shower room,with WC, color television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.The Carnegie Room is a large room with views to both the east and the south. Three single beds, private dressing/bathroom, two WCs, color television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.The MacLaren room has views over the mountains and the garden to the south. A four poster double bed, private bathroom with WC, color television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
Satellite TV in each bedroom. Vodaphone and O2 cell mobile phones reception only available at the house. Other networks on the main A84 4 miles distant. No land line available in house. A broadband PC in the Drawing room is available for Internet and email access at no cost.There are no working fireplaces and candle and tea lights are not allowed because of the ancient nature of the house.
Note :- self catering
It is a vacation rental
only - Not an Hotel
Policies & Restrictions
No Smoking in the house.No pets.
Rates & Availability
The House is only available Easter to end of September.
The price is GBP £1,650 per week for up to 12 persons.
Arrival should be 4pm. Departure 10am.
Changeover day is Saturday.
Non refundable deposit 30% (GB£495) payable at time of reservation.
Remainder due two months before arrival.
Please read full conditions on web site.;
An up to date information file of visitor attractions is situated in the Dining Room.
Help yourself to free postcards.
The House is in the heart of the countryside. You will possibly meet the local Deer, Pine marten, squirrel and spectacular bird life.
This is a comfortable old house with creaking floorboards plus perhaps an old ghost or two.
If you want Victoriana with even older historic features this is the place.
If you want a modern antiseptic new build with no character, you must go elsewhere!
Directions:-From Glasgow follow signposts to Stirling (M8 and M80)[From Edinburgh M9] then at Stirling, do not go into Stirling town, but at Junction 10 (M9) turn on to A84.(Signpost says Crianlarich and Callander) and follow this road for about 25 miles, through Callander, then Strathyre. In about 2 miles turn right at brown tourist sign at Kingshouse " Rob Roy's Grave, Balquhidder Church" Follow signs to Balquhidder and after Church and Rob Roy's Grave on right go about 200 yards and turn left ( at village hall and red telephone box, Loch Voil in front of you) Over narrow stone bridge and immediately turn right up our drive for about quarter of a mile and follow black and white sign (bearing left at junction) and you are here! You can of course visit Stirling which has the big supermarkets which are on the outskirts of the city for food and then rejoin the A84 North. Or there are smaller "Co-op" and Tesco supermarkets on the main street in Callander which stay open at least until 10pm.
Colin & Daphne GompertzStronvar House Scotland National Park
Scotland National Park Family Vacation R
Balquhidder, United Kingdom FK19 8PB View Interactive Map
|30 Golf Courses||7-20 miles|
|Water Sports||4 miles|
|Historic House||0-100 miles|
|countryside||0 - 200 miles|
|National Cycle track||0 - 100 miles|
|Lake||0 -100 miles|
|Mountains||0 - 200miles|
|Historic sites||0- 200 miles|
|safari park||25 miles|
|National Park||0 - 70 miles|
|Edinburgh Festival Aug 10 -Sep 2, ||55 miles|
|Local Taxis and Mini bus hire||2 miles|
|civilisation and people||miles|
|Low||High||per week 1-12 persons|
|April to end September 2009||GB1650||GB1650||per week 1-12 persons|
|April to end September 2010||GB 1650||GB 1650||per week 1-12 persons|
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