Creag Darach Cottage ref: UK5313

Aberfoyle, near Callander, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Creag Darach Cottage is a lovely semi-detached property, which is located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, on the outskirts of the popular village of Aberfoyle. Creag Darach, translated to ‘oak tree on rock’, is nestled in the beautiful countryside with many majestic oak trees to see. The holiday cottage, which sits adjacent to the owner’s home, is well-equipped and set over two floors. The setting is dramatically situated between Creag Mhor hill and the Avon Dhu River, which becomes the River Forth 100 yards from the cottage. The property has a downstairs shower room, a large family kitchen/dining room and a comfortable living room with wonderful ornate carved open fire - this room has a delightful view over the river. Upstairs there are three bedrooms – one double, a twin and a single, as well as a family bathroom. The half-acre garden is south-facing with a large lawn, outdoor seating and a shared gravel driveway. From the back garden there is direct access onto Creag Mhor hill.
This is a perfect holiday getaway, ideal if you enjoy long lochside walks, mountain climbing and bike rides. Situated only a few yards from the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Milton entrance, where there are miles of designated footpaths and cycle tracks beyond, this property provides idyllic accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts. A series of fabulous art installations have been made in the forest, adding interest to this fascinating and magical place. This lovely property sits only a mile from the village and all essential amenities, including shops, pubs and restaurants.
Stunning Loch Ard is only 4 miles away, where boat/canoe hire facilities are available, so you can explore the small islands, a crannog or perhaps go fishing. The Trossachs has spectacular mountains to climb, such as Ben Lomond, Ben A’an, Ben Venue and Ben Ledi. Surrounding you there is an abundance of wildlife to spot, including ospreys, red squirrels, deer, wild goats and pine martens to name a few. There are numerous outdoor activities for every age and interests, some of which include, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, guided walks, 4x4 safari’s, quad biking and sailing. For the adventurous, Aberfoyle has a high wire forest adventure park, with the longest zip wire in Britain. There is also a local 18-hole golf course. This is an area steeped in history, with many places of interest to visit. The Loch Katrine Steamship “Sir Walter Scott” is a great cruise, reached by a thrilling drive over the twisting undulating ‘Duke’s Pass’, or experience the 3 Lochs Forest Drive. Blair Drummond Safari Park is only a half hour drive away and a visit to Stirling can provide lots of historical places of interest to explore, or a spot of retail therapy. From this central location you can easily travel and explore the National Park, Stirling and Perthshire. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Economy 7 night storage heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included, remainder at £5 per basket. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    20.5 miles
  • Lake
    10 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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