Scotland National Park Family Vacation (#289)
Balquhidder, Scotland

Bedrooms:5 Sleeps:12
Bathrooms:3+ Handicapped:No
Pet Friendly:No Smoking:No
Pool:No Term:1-30 days

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
The accommodation is as elegant and peaceful as it was
for the original Laird's guests. The modern additions of
central heating and 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
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 handpainted 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.
The 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, colour 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, colour
television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The Carnegie Room is large room with views to both the
east and the south.
Three single beds, private dressing/bathroom, colour
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, colour television, clock radio, trouser
press and hair dryer.
Outside is a large secluded private garden with access to
miles of countryside, mountains and loch.
Available Easter to end of September.

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Other Fees & Taxes

No hidden charges

Deposit Requirements

Non refundable deposit 30% payable at time of reservation.
Remainder due 2 months before arrival.

Rental Policies

Changeover day Saturday

Refund Policies

Deposit non refundable. No refund within 2 months before

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Features and Amenities Nearby Activities
All bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Freesat TVs, Hair
dryers, .bedside lights, clock radios, shaver points
110v/240v in shaver lights in bathrooms.
Lounge 30ft X 25ft with bay windows overlooking
mountains and gardens to the east and south. Setee
seating for 12. Piano. Internet connected PC Plus wireless
connection for laptops. Bar to serve your drinks!
Dining room 26ft X 25ft with tables for setting in
various configurations to suit the party. Overlooks
mountains to North and East. Breakfast bar with
refrigerator under. Ice bucket. Separate table and 4
chairs. Electric organ. Sideboard with tourist information.
Door to Kitchen
Fully equipped with Ceramic 4 ring hob cooker with
double oven. Microwave, Coffee machine, kettle, food
processor, Freezer, Fridge, Belfast sink with mixer taps.
Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer. Iron and
ironing board, toasters, kitchen scales. Ample cooking
utensils, crockery, cutlery. Washing basket, clothes
airers. Vacuum cleaner.

In the area are Castles, Historic Houses (including
Stronvar) and battle sites.
Museums, visitor centres, Whisky distilleries,a Safari Park,
a Wildlife centre and excellent restaurants.
30 Golf Courses within area for a day's golf.
Pony trekking and Watersports.
Hillwalking and mountains to climb.
The National Cycle track Route 7 passes the entrance to
Bicycles can be rented from Callander
Fishing (Our Loch Voil and many others)
Theatre 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
Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by Trains
from Stirling or Dunblane which avoids difficult parking
in those cities.
Our guests sometimes arrange our local village bus
company to transport them to Edinburgh and back for a
very economical price in a private minibus.
Our nearest Airports are Glasgow (GLA) and Edinburgh
(EDI), both are about 60 miles from us.

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 centre with swimming pool at Callander. Tennis in
Strathyre. Our garden is secluded and there is free access
to all the countryside and mountains.
A map is essential and we recommend 2.5km to 1cm
scale or borrow the one in Stronvar House.

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