Lakeview Cottages at Mondhui - The Old Barn ref: UK5871

Port of Menteith, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Barbecue 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

This single-storey barn conversion is attached to the original farmhouse on the private estate of Mondhui, within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The cottage dates back several hundred years and sits in an elevated position in the hills above the Lake of Menteith, Scotland’s only lake, with stunning panoramic views of the lake and historic Inchmahome Priory, founded 1238, which Mary Queen of Scots visited.

Mondhui itself has been a settlement since prehistoric times and above the property there are ’cup and rings’ markings. Within the grounds is a duck flighting pond which is ideal for bird watchers, and beside the cottage there is a small pond. The area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels, red deer, pine marten and badgers. From the door of the cottage you can walk directly up into the Menteith Hills and join the Rob Roy Way with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.

With panoramic views as far as the eye can see over the Lake of Menteith and the surrounding countryside, The Old Barn is an absolutely perfect location for a romantic escape. This delightful cottage is all one level, has been renovated throughout in 2018 and is in a private and peaceful location. The Old Barn has a large covered porch with panoramic views of the Lake of Menteith and garden furniture including an oak table and comfy wicker chairs with cushions so guests can enjoy the view in all seasons regardless of the weather. The cottage is fitted out to a very good standard throughout with oak flooring and a marble tiled floor in the bathroom. The living/dining room is cosy with a magnificent view of the lake from the French windows, which give access to the covered porch with garden furniture. The living room has a 55" 4K Smart TV (full Sky package which includes sports and movies). The bedroom has a kingsize oak bed with high thread count bed linen and plaid curtains and bedspread made by a local interior designer. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke handmade oak units, granite worktops and quality appliances. The bathroom has a marble tiled floor, metro wall tiles, a ’Downton Abbey’. vanity unit, as well as a shower over a P-shaped bath. Directly in front of the cottage is a private 5mx5m deck with chairs and a barbecue,which is a super spot to watch the stars on clear nights, with little light pollution.

This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas or to use as a base to tour central Scotland. Within 10 minutes from the cottage you can be in Aberfoyle, Callander, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at the David Marshall Lodge or taking a sail on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine. Nick Nairn’s famous Cook School is only a few minutes’ drive away as is the popular Lake Hotel which serves good food at the lakeside. The Lake of Menteith Fisheries, Scotland’s foremost Trout Fishing Venue, is a few minutes away as is the boat to Inchmahome Priory on the Lake.

Stirling with its ancient castle, is 20 minutes away. Scenic Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, with its charming villages and bays to explore is only half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes’ drive. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive with Perth and Edinburgh just over an hour away. There are many historic buildings, castles and distilleries in the area. The Trossachs is a wonderful area to visit and no trip to Scotland would be complete without spending some time in the area. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

The Old Barn can be booked together with The Mews (UK5061) and The Stable (UK5062) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room:
With 55" 4K Smart TV (full Sky package) with USB media player, DVD player, beams, wooden floor and French doors leading to porch.
Kitchen: With stove cooker with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over P-shaped bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Covered porch with decking, garden furniture and gas BBQ, leading to courtyard. Shared 42-acre woodland grounds. Guests also have a 10% discount on dining at the fabulous Lake Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant at the side of the lake. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are drops, many steps and sloping banks in the garden. There is a duck flighting pond in the grounds, ¼ mile away and a small pond adjacent to the cottage.
  • Nearest town
    Aberfoyle
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Stirling
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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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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