Craigmuick Cottage ref: UKC2635

Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
10
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
SAT
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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Set in a unique location in the middle of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Craigmuick Cottage is perfect for guests wanting a holiday in a superb, secluded location. Your journey to the cottage will take you through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond into The Trossachs National Park, where the cottage, accessed via a forestry metal gate and a forestry track with pot holes, is set in one and a half acres of landscaped and natural woodland. Due to the location you can enjoy a peaceful holiday without any mobile phone coverage, although you can still keep in touch with loved ones and make calls via the Wi-Fi. The bubbling River Duchray passes by at the side of the grounds, and the area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels and red deer. The cottage is located just 2 miles from Aberfoyle where you can pick up supplies from the local supermarket and a delicatessen with an award-winning butcher. You can also enjoy the good selection of eating places.
Dating back to the 1800s, the property was once the home of Scottish poet William Glen (1783-1826). The cottage has been lovingly renovated and furnished to a very good standard, keeping some of the original features alongside contemporary and excellent quality fittings. The spacious property can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. On the ground floor, the spacious and airy open plan living area boasts a traditional stone fireplace with an Aga wood burner in the living room, and is just the place to relax on a chilly evening. The dining area with a large table is the perfect spot for the whole group to sit together at breakfast and plan the day’s activities. The contemporary kitchen offers excellent quality appliances including a range cooker, and is thoughtfully equipped with everything you will need to prepare a family meal or a celebration dinner. Just off the kitchen is a spacious utility room with laundry facilities, handy for hanging wet coats and storing muddy boots. There is also a cloakroom and double bedroom with en-suite facilities. A great bonus for families with children of all ages is the TV/playroom, complete with a cosy seating area and a selection of board games, DVDs and books. On the first floor, guests will find four spacious bedrooms, two of which offer en-suite facilities, a large family bathroom with twin wash hand basins and a walk-in shower.
Stepping out into the garden, the patio is perfect for al fresco dining and playing games, and in the evening, star gazing in the forest. If you can tear yourself away from the cottage, you are in the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits. From your front door there are miles of forest tracks to explore on foot or bike. The area is great for hill walking, mountain biking, golf, pony trekking and fishing on the lochs. For days out, Stirling with its historic monuments, ancient castle and shopping centre is a mere 25 minutes’ drive. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, has charming villages and bays to explore, and is just half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes away, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive, and Perth and Edinburgh are just over an hour away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
3 steps to...
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 22" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Bosch coffee machine.
TV/playroom: With 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, DVDs and board games.
Utility/boot room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and storage for boots and coats.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet, heated towel rail and double basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial 10GB Wi-Fi and initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Enclosed 1.5-acre landscaped, natural grounds with woodland. Trout fishing on-site. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole. There are sloping banks and a fenced river in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £400.
  • Nearest town
    Aberfoyle
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Balloch
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    800 yards (loch)

About the local area

Loch Lomond is the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles. The broad island-dotted shallows in the south gradually narrow into deeper water surrounded by steep sided mountains dominated by Ben Lomond. The loch is ideal for sailing and water-sports and there are some beautiful walks.

Talk a gentle stroll through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park or Balloch Castle Country Park and visit charming lochside villages and sandy bays. There really is something for everyone. If hill walking, cycling, boating, golf, wildlife watching, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing or mountain biking are your thing then this is THE place to go!

Nearby to the north is The Trossachs National Park, with heather-clad peaks known as `The Highlands in Minature'. This place includes the Crainlairch and Ben Lawers mountain ranges, which are amongst the highest in Scotland. A true haven for keen walkers and hikers. For more relaxing activities visit one of the many historic buildings in the area or take a guided bush craft tour, try bird watching, or do a spot of retail therapy. The Trossachs is a wonderful area to visit and no trip to Scotland would be complete without spending some time in the area.

Things to do nearby

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Loch Lomond Aquarium

The Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium is home to the biggest collection of sharks in Scotland and offers breathtaking views of the Loch from the Café.

High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Loch Lomond Golf Club
Loch Lomond Golf Club

Host to the Scottish Open since 1996, Loch Lomond Golf Club is one of the most well known golf clubs in the National Park.

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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