Gamekeepers Lodge ref: UK35302

Port of Menteith, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Bathrooms
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No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Gamekeepers Lodge is the most recent addition to Lakeview Cottages at Mondhui and it must be said that it’s arguably the finest. Hand built by the owners with attention to detail and fine craftsmanship the quality is hard to ignore. Constructed with Siberian Larch and finished with high quality oak the cottage gives a cosy almost log cabin feels yet presents a real guest experience. Situated on a hillside with one of the most beautiful views across the Lake of Menteith and the Trossachs towards the Campsie Hills.
The open plan living space emphasises the quality timbers used in the build. The bespoke kitchen is handmade again by the owner with impressive precision. Everything you’ll need to prepare, cook, and enjoy a meal is found including everything from quality crockery and glassware to appliances like a dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. At the end of the day the King Size 4 poster bed will be welcome sight and is very comfortable with Egyptian Cotton sheets. Completing the property inside is the shower room, almost a Wet room this space is tiled tastefully and as expected has quality sanitary ware fitted. All of Lakeview Cottages have their own private space and gas BBQ, the private space at Gamekeepers Lodge has arguably the most private position and has the finest, uninterrupted view over Inchmahome Priory and the Lake.
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. It really is in the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, golf, pony trekking and fishing - the Lake of Menteith is Scotland’s premier trout fishing venue. It is also a great location for those simply wanting to chill out and enjoy the fabulous view of the Lake.
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. 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 ten minutes from this 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. 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 to visit in the area.
Gamekeepers Lodge can be booked together with The Mews (UK5061), The Stable (UK5062) and The Old Barn (UK5871) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Smart TV and French doors leading to decking/balcony.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With four poster kingsize bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Aberfoyle
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Stirling
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    15 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

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

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Loch Katrine

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

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

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