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A warm welcome awaits you at Loaninghead where this courtyard conversion is new to the market for spring 2007. Situated 3 miles from Drymen and set amongst mature trees and beautiful unspoilt countryside, the imposing 18th century red sandstone former hunting lodge and farm offer a perfect setting for a self catering holiday in Stirlingshire.

In the days of Rob Roy McGregor, the local outlaw, this was a hunting lodge on the estates of the Dukes of Montrose. The courtyard has however been recently converted by local tradesmen to a very high standard. The Stables has been tastefully furnished and offers the utmost comfort. The aim is for guests to have the best holiday possible and go home with a wish to return again and again.

The Stables is in an idyllic, peaceful location where there are spectacular views of unspoilt countryside. The area is Scotland's first National Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs. While enjoying the rural setting, it is only a short drive to Drymen where you can stock up on provisions for your holiday, eat out at one of the restaurants or get active on one of the golf courses. It is also possible to hire bicycles or you may well prefer to take your boots and embark on some walking. If you want to cycle, fish, play golf, walk, read a book, sail, relax or simply breathe the air the Lomond area offers the unique opportunity to enjoy these activities, and many more, amongst the most inspiring natural scenery of The Campsie Hills and Endrick Valley.

Within easy striking distance are some wonderful castles including Stirling, Edinburgh and Inveraray. There are also Scottish palaces to explore at Scone, Linlithgow and Holyrood. If you are interested in architecture then visit the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House and see the stunning architecture and design of one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Glengoyne whisky distillery is only 4 miles away and is a great venue for a tour, some tasting and some tax free shopping. If you are looking for the buzz of the city then Glasgow with its museums, galleries, exhibitions and shops is only a few miles away.

Aside from the magnificient hills the panorama from Loaninghead consists of a patchwork of farms and small villages. This is a beautiful rural retreat for those wishing to enjoy all that nature can offer from the comfort of quality Scottish self catering accommodation.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (2 super king sized/twin beds)
  • Bathrooms - 1 + downstairs cloakroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Gas log effect fire
  • Cot and high chair available
  • LCD HD TV, video, DVD player
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • No pets
  • Free use of the Buchanan Leisure Centre
    Gymnasium facilities, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Squash Courts, Table Tennis and 17m Swimming Pool
  • Internet access Wi-Fi
  • Locked Cycle Storage
  • Stirling - 20 miles, Glasgow - 20 miles
  • Nearest airport Glasgow - allow 1 hour
  • Nearest rail station Milngavie, 10 miles
  • Approx 10 different eating places
    all within 5 miles
  • Many golf courses in the area -
    Balfron 3 miles, Drymen 3 miles
  • Bird watching at David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle
  • Fishing on the Lake of Menteith
  • Walks in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
  • Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Shopping at Lomond Shores
  • Sailing to the Isle of Bute

Accommodation:
The accommodation is all finished to a high standard and the cottage is tastefully furnished offering the utmost comfort. There is gas central heating and also gas cooking. The large kitchen has good quality crockery, cooking utensils, gadgets, everyday glasses and crystal for that special occasion. There is also space to dine in the kitchen which has large windows and is finished to a wonderful standard with a rangemaster gas cooker (double oven, heated drawer, grill, 4 rings plus extra ring for wok, and a warming plate). Also the cottage is equipped with large American style fridge/freezer, tiled floors, a utility room with washer/dryer and downstairs cloakroom.

Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, each with Super King sized beds, and the master bedroom, there is a bathroom upstairs. The second bedroom can be either a super king or twin room. Both the bedrooms have allergy free duvets and pillows.

The hall and sitting room have wooden floors whilst the bedrooms all enjoy the warmth of carpet. The sitting room has a gas log burning effect stove, comfy sofas and patio doors which lead out into the garden. There is ample space for parking. We are please to be able to provide internet access Wi-Fi for your convenience.

Whilst staying in 'Stables Cottage' guests now have access to the local private leisure club. The 17m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium etc are available without charge. See swimming pool picture at the bottom of this page.

Directions:
From Glasgow.
Take the A81 north to Aberfoyle. Follow this through the villages of Strathblane and Blanefield and past Glengoyne Disitllery. After 3 or 4 miles you will come to a junction with A811 Stirling - Drymen road, you turn left on to the A811 to Drymen. Loaninghead is 0.5m on the right.

From Stirling.
Leave the motorway at junction 10. Follow signs for Loch Lomond and leave Stirling on the A811 to Drymen and the Erskine Bridge. Travel through the villages of Arnprior and Buchlyvie staying on the A811 until you come to junction of A81 Glasgow / Aberfoyle road. Take a left turn and immediately right, staying on the A811 and following signs for Drymen. Loaninghead is 0.5m on the right.

What's included: All bed linen and towels are included. A starter pack of tea/coffee/sugar/milk/shortbread/eggs and a bottle of wine to help you relax are also provided.


Cost and availability.
Rental period is Saturday-Saturday, arrival 4pm and departure at 10am.

Weekend or short breaks are available in the low season. Return visitors and bookings of multiple weeks may attract a discount. Guests in the cottages have free use of the Leisure Centre.

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Stables Cottage, Loaninghead Farm, Drymen, Stirlingshire G63 0SE, Scotland, UK

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