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Cailness is different. You cannot drive there and no one else can! You must walk in the last one and a half miles with all you need, but once you have arrived you are in an island of calm away from the sea of hysteria. Peace, views over Loch Lomond, eagles, deer, a cosy totally refurbished yet original 19th century shepherd's house, a generator as there is no mains electricity and wood fires - warm, snug and cosy.

The cottage is on the Comer Estate and enjoys a magnificent position right in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is nestled beneath Ben Lomond and has wonderful views over the 'Bonnie Banks' of the Loch Lomond. The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the native woodlands and the rich fauna and flora. For those wishing to walk further a field, the cottage is on the route of the West Highland Way and any climber will be tempted by Ben Lomond and its foothills.

The Trossachs have often been referred to as the 'Highlands in Minature'. There are wild glens and sparkling lochs and the contrast between Highlands and Lowlands is marked. The area has plenty to do and places to go but Cailness offers a unique chance for those looking for peace and tranquility who will appreciate the calm of being relatively cut off - total relaxation. This is the most idyllic hideaway cottage for those wanting to truly get away from it all!
  • Sleeps - 2 - 8
  • Bedrooms - 3: 2 x triple (1 double and 1 single), 1 single with bunks, 1 fold down bed
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Log fire and wood burning stove
  • No electricity, diesel generator
  • Land line telephone
  • Views over Loch Lomond
  • Private garden
  • Outbuildings for the generator and lots of firewood
  • Accessible only by foot
  • Pets welcome
  • Inversnaid 1.5 miles, Aberfoyle 15 miles
  • Glasgow airport 42 miles
  • Nearest rail station Stirling 32 miles
  • Walking
  • Ben Lomond is a good climb
  • Bird watching
  • Loch fishing almost outside the door
  • Loch swimming
  • In the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Peace and tranquility
  • Relaxing!

Cailness is an original 19th century shepherd's house. The furnishings reflect a rural lifestyle rather than a luxurious one but the cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, bathroom, large kitchen with wood burning stove, living room (with sofa bed and open fire) and bedroom with bunk beds. The kitchen has a gas cooker and the stove provides hot water for both the kitchen and the bathroom. Upstairs are two cosy bedrooms each with a double bed plus single bed overlooking Loch Lomond. Out buildings store the generator and lots of firewood!

To reach Cailness from Glasgow International Airport follow the M8 towards Edinburgh and take the M80/A80 which is signed for Stirling. Then take the M9 and exit at junction 10 Stirling and take the A84 west (sign posted to Callander) to Blairdrummond. One mile west of the Safari Park take the A873 to Thornhill which then runs into the A81 to Aberfoyle. Follow the road through Aberfoyle and follow with care the single track B829 to Kinlochard and then to Inversnaid. Park in front of the Inversnaid Hotel (free public car park). Looking at the front of the hotel with your back to the loch, go to the right of the building and take the steps up the hill to a bridge over Snaid Burn. The footpath in front of you is the West Highland Way. Cailness Cottage is on the West Highland Way approximately 1 and a 1/2 miles south of Inversnaid. The walk will take between 30 and 40 minutes. The path is surfaced for the majority of its length but some sections can be wet during periods of heavy weather and there are sections of the path that climb over rocky ground.

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Cailness cottage, Comer Estate, Aberfoyle
Stirling FK8 3TR Scotland, UK

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