Creag-Ard House ref: UK5864

Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Creag-Ard House is the perfect location for friends and family to spend time together. The Victorian mansion dates back to 1887 and has been tastefully furnished to incorporate many of the original features, and guests have a private wing of the owner’s holiday home. With lots of space for guests to enjoy, including a bright hall with a traditional staircase and a comfortable large living room with bay window, which has super views and is perfect for everyone to relax together or plan the day’s activities. The kitchen/dining room is well-equipped for preparing a celebration meal and on the first floor are four en-suite bedrooms, three with double beds and one twin bedroom. An external utility and boot room is a good place to store boots and coats.
There is lots of outdoor space for guests to explore - the patio with garden furniture is ideal for alfresco eating, and there are 3 acres of grounds to explore, where guests have access to Loch Ard and The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park just across the road. For guests who enjoy outdoor activities, this is the perfect location and from your front door you have access to miles of foot paths and cycle ways through some of the most scenic and unspoilt countryside. Loch Ard is perfect for watersports with places to launch sailing boats and kayaks and a popular spot for wild swimming.
If you can bear to leave the house and grounds, guests will find themselves in the perfect location for exploring the local area and beyond. The popular holiday village of Aberfoyle is just over a mile away and is a good place to pick up supplies with a small supermarket, local shops, cafés and restaurants. The local golf club has one of the most scenic courses in Scotland and there are several other local courses within an hour’s drive including the championship courses at Gleneagles. Nearby Loch Katrine offers cruises on the historic steam boat ‘SS Sir Walter Scott’, with various events including jazz, firework displays and pirate cruises and the loch side is a safe place to cycle and walk around the loch.
For a day out, Stirling, which is a under an hour’s drive, is home to many popular tourist attractions which include the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, plenty of places to eat and drink or go shopping. For younger guests Blair Drummond Safari Park and the Wool Centre in Aberfoyle has much to keep them amused. From this idyllic location the vibrant cities of Perth and Glasgow can be reach in just over an hour’s drive with Edinburgh being an hour and a half, ideal for spending time at the festival or exploring the city. Welcoming, spacious and light, Creag-Ard House is a super property that can be enjoyed for family get-togethers, celebrations and reunions, whatever the weather at any time of year. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With oil Aga, electric oven, gas hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Games room: With pool table.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Miscellaneous

2-acre garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: The garden has sloping banks, drops and access to the loch.
  • Nearest town
    Aberfoyle
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stirling
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    21.3 miles
  • Lake
    200 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

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

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.

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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