Kestrel Chalet, Portnellan Estate, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire
Located within the expansive Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, this region showcases Scotland's grandeur with its largest lake, Loch Lomond, and the picturesque Trossachs—a landscape of wooded hills and serene Lochs.
Crianlarich, a historic village just 2Km away, proudly claims the title of "the gateway to the Highlands." Positioned in Glen Strathfillan, it offers a genuine Highland experience, surrounded by glens, peaks, and waterfalls. The village, an essential hub for various transport routes, is traversed by the A82 and A85 roads, the West Highland railway, and the West Highland Way footpath.
Within reach of Portnellan, the Falls of Falloch along the A82 present a breathtaking spectacle, part of Scotland's Scenic Routes. Only a short drive away, this 30-foot waterfall is a picturesque spot for picnics and nature appreciation.
Further afield, 60 miles south, Glencoe beckons with its rich history and dramatic beauty, attracting outdoor enthusiasts to its mountainous terrain. Renowned as "The Weeping Glen" for the tragic Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, the area exhibits the untamed allure of the Scottish Highlands, showcasing rugged cliffs, streaming waterfalls, and captivating landscapes. Portnellan, situated amid these wonders, provides a perfect starting point for an immersive Scottish Highland experience.
Embark on a journey of exploration from this vacation rental in the heart of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, where a myriad of outdoor adventures awaits.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes while indulging in activities like boating, kayaking, water-skiing, and fishing on the expansive Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest Loch. Challenge your spirit at adventure parks, visit historical sites, and explore charming small towns. For whisky enthusiasts, delve into distillery tours, or savour the flavours of local produce at farmers' markets.
Portnellan's proximity to Ben More, the highest peak in the National Park, beckons hikers to conquer its majestic summit, offering panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. Discover hidden gems like Conic Hill, a short yet rewarding hike with Highland Coos as companions, or embark on the ascent of The Cobbler for awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.
Wildlife enthusiasts can experience the thrill of the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, while history buffs can delve into the tales of Inveraray Castle. Loch Katrine, an 8-mile lake steeped in history, invites exploration through serene boat cruises or invigorating cycling along its shores. Cool off at the bottom of the Falls of Falloch, a 30-foot waterfall, perfect for wild swims in warmer weather, and a conveniently close to this holiday home.
- Number of bedrooms: 3
- Bedroom 1: One king size bed. Bedroom 2 and 3 have twin beds
- Hotel grade continental pocket sprung bed mattress
- Egyptian cotton bedlinen
- Sleeps: 6
- Number of bathrooms: 1
- Entertainment, 43inch Panasonic HD smart LED TV with Sky + Freeview
- LG Blu Ray DVD, Nintendo Wii and sound system
- Washing machine
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Cot and high chair available on request
- Pets allowed by prior arrangement
- New for 2024 are the hire of our BBQ huttes that can seat up to 10 /16 people offering a real flame BBQ experience with friends or family regardless of the weather.
- Use of games room situated on the estate offering pool table, table tennis, table football and a small gym.
- Crianlarich (2km)
- Tyndrum (7 miles)
- Ardlui (11 miles)
- Bridge of Orchy (14 miles)
- Dalmally (19 miles)
- Airports - Glasgow 80 km, Edinburgh 110km
- Station - Crianlarich 3km
- Oban - 45 minutes
- Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Inverarnan and Killin have a good selection of restaurants and pubs
- On estate visitor shop offering maps and local information, organic farmed meat, wine, beer, soft drinks, local products and produce.
- Killin golf course 16km
- Great walking and cycling from the doorstep
- Free fishing on estate - loch and river
- Lochearnhead Watersports Centre - 20km
- Glen Coe Mountain ski resort - 35km
- Mountain biking - bike hire available locally
- Paddle board hire available
- Kayaks and rowing boats on the river and loch
Nestled in the heart of the enchanting Scottish Highlands, Kestrel Lodge invites you to indulge in a special holiday experience. Recently refurbished to impeccable standards, this 3-bedroom self-catering cottage accommodates up to 6 guests, making it ideal for large families and groups of friends. As you approach, private parking awaits alongside a charming garden encircling the Lodge. Step onto the undercover private balcony, where panoramic views of the iconic Ben More mountain unfold in all its majestic glory.
Upon entering, the Lodge unveils an open-plan layout seamlessly blending a fully fitted Oak-styled kitchen, a spacious living area, and a dining room. The living room beckons with an entertainment system, featuring an LCD SMART TV, Blu Ray DVD, and SKY, ensuring delightful evenings with loved ones.
The kitchen, equipped to the highest standards, boasts modern conveniences including a washing machine, separate tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, ceramic hob, and oven. Ideal for culinary enthusiasts, it provides all necessary crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils for crafting exquisite meals.
The 3 bedrooms, adorned with ample wardrobe space and a vanity area, promise serene nights. The master bedroom offers a king-size double bed, while large single beds are found in the 2 other twin bedrooms. The fully tiled family bathroom, with a heated floor, invites relaxation with its bath and power shower.
Directions to Crianlarich:
Portnellan rests within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, situated a few miles south of Crianlarich in the enchanting heart of the Central Highlands, often regarded as the epitome of authentic Scotland. Whether portrayed in picture books, cherished by expatriates, or capturing the immediate awe of a first-time visitor, the essence of this magical landscape permeates throughout the year. Conveniently, Portnellan's vacation rentals are merely a 1 hour and 30-minute drive from Glasgow and a 2-hour journey from Edinburgh, providing easy access to its captivating surroundings.
From the South via Edinburgh
Leave the city by the M9 and follow signs for Stirling. Stay on the M9 until you see Stirling Castle on your right-hand side and the signs for A84, Crianlarich at junction 10. Continue on the A84 through Doune, Callander, Strathyre until it joins the A85 at Lochearnhead staying on the A85, following the signs for Crianlarich. The A85 takes you to Portnellan about two miles before the village of Crianlarich. The estate will be on your left, and is signposted well. Continue up the driveway following the signs to your lodge. Names plates are on each property and parking is alongside.
From the South via Glasgow
Follow the M74 to Glasgow, then the M9. Proceed as from Edinburgh above.
Alternatively continue on the M74 to Glasgow picking up the signs to the Erskine Bridge. Follow the signage from the Erskine Bridge to Crianlarich. Continue along the A82 and turn right at Tarbet. Drive on through Ardlui, Inverarnan until you reach Crianlarich. Turn right at the first roundabout into the village and turn right at the T junction beside the Crianlarich Hotel signposted Perth/Stirling. Approximately 2 miles outside the village you will see the road signs indicating Portnellan on the right-hand side. Continue up the driveway following the signs to your lodge or chalet. Names plates are on each property and parking is alongside.
Heating is included. Bed linen, towels, tea towels and bath mats are all provided. Upon arrival a welcome pack of a selection of tea, coffee capsules, sugar, milk and award winning Taste of Scotland shortbread.
Boats, kayaks and paddle boards available.
Cost and availability:
Flexible change of day. Check in from 4pm and checkout 10am. These times are flexible by prior arrangement.
Weekend/short breaks available.
To book this highland holiday lodge in the Trossachs, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.
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Kestrel Chalet, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, FK20 8QS
Trossachs vacation rentals
Portnellan Estate offers cottages to rent near Crianlarich in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. From here you can explore the surrounding area and take part in holiday sporting activities like fishing, hiking, and boating on Loch Lomond, and visits to the Falls of Falloch. The picturesque village of Crianlarich and nearby attractions like Inveraray Castle and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park add to the appeal of this Highland retreat.
Traverse part of the renowned West Highland Way along Loch Lomond's shores or unwind at the enchanting Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. From leisurely walks to exhilarating adventures, this picturesque region surrounding your self-catering cottage promises an unforgettable blend of nature, history, and outdoor pursuits.