Dream Cottage ref: UK5807

Strathyre, near Callander, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This delightful, Scandinavian-style cottage lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which is well-loved for its magnificent scenery and open spaces. It is located in an elevated position, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding mountains.
Dream Cottage is a welcoming detached holiday cottage and perfect for couples and families to spend time together and explore the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the surrounding area. The cosy open plan living space has patio doors which enables guests to take full advantage of the views. There is ample outside space for guests to relax and enjoy with a pretty summerhouse, which has a large window over looking the loch, which is ideal for birdwatching, and board games for children, decking and garden furniture for al fresco dining, or on a clear night, star gazing.
The highland village of Strathyre is just 2 miles away with a local shop, coffee shop, restaurants, hotels, children’s play area, many walks through woodland and an abundance of family-friendly cycle routes where you can join the Sustrans National Cycle Network on route 7. The area is renowned for outdoor activities and there are many to choose from such as mountain biking and cycling, water sports, golf, horse riding and trekking, fishing and hill walking or gentle woodland walks. It is steeped in history and folklore with the famous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor’s grave in the grounds of the parish church at Balquhidder and there are many other archaeological and historic sites to visit in the surrounding area including Doune and Stirling castles, the Wallace Monument and Inchmahome Priory. The popular tourist town of Callander is within easy driving distance and has an abundance of coffee shops, pubs, galleries, local shops and restaurants. An all year round destination, the town hosts summer and winter festivals, highland games and a jazz festival. For days out, Stirling, with its historic monuments, ancient castle and shopping centre is a mere 45 minutes’ drive. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, has charming villages and bays to explore and is also 45 minutes’ drive from the cottage. Gleneagles is 50 minutes’, the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh is just over 1 hour away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric coal-effect fire, 58’’ Satellite Smart TV and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with 2 decked patios, garden furniture and summerhouse. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There are steps, drops and a sloping bank in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 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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