Buzzard, Portnellan Estate, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire
Buzzard Lodge invites you to embark on a Highland adventure. This enchanting retreat is a gateway to explore the treasures of the Highlands, boasting an ideal location within the renowned Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. A short drive from Portnellan leads to Inveraray, a captivating port city, and Auchindrain, a historically rich open-air museum.
Portnellan Estate proudly stretches along a 5-mile watercourse, embracing river and loch, inviting visitors to fish or embark on exploratory journeys. Beyond its immediate surroundings, the estate is an ideal home base for venturing into Scotland's diverse attractions. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, the fourth-largest national park in the British Isles, unfolds with iconic landscapes, habitats, and communities. The park is adorned with 21 Munros, including the majestic Ben Lomond and Ben More, centred around the expansive Loch Lomond.
Buzzard self-catering lodge is situated at the base of the mountain of Ben More, just 2km from Crianlarich, known as the "gateway to the Highlands". The village offers a blend of medieval charm and modern convenience, hosting pubs and restaurants. Tyndrum and Killin are local markets. Nearby Glen Falloch beckons with steep-sided hills, gullies, and waterfalls, providing a backdrop of remote wilderness.
A short distance south from the self-catering holiday accommodation, discover the Falls of Falloch. Part of Scotland's Scenic Routes, they captivate with a 30-foot waterfall and picturesque landscapes. Further afield, Glencoe awaits, a landscape steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Renowned for its wild beauty, Glencoe is a haven for hillwalkers and climbers, with a haunting legacy from the Massacre of Glencoe.
From this holiday home, nestled within the breathtaking Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, you are ideally positioned to embark on a myriad of outdoor adventures. Immerse yourself in the natural splendour as you explore the largest Lochs in Scotland, Loch Lomond. Engage in activities ranging from invigorating hikes through Munros like Ben More to leisurely walks on Conic Hill, where panoramic views of the loch unfold. Traverse the iconic West Highland Way near your holiday retreat, offering a scenic walking trail by the water's edge.
Ben More burn provides our own pools to swim within on the estate, and there is an abundance of wildlife including regular visits from by red squirrels that feed on the feeders throughout the estate, Pinemarten, beavers and deer.
For a tranquil escape, cruise along Loch Katrine on the historic Steamship Sir Walter Scott or cycle the picturesque Loch Katrine cycling route. Delight in the refreshing pool at the base of the Falls of Falloch or uncover history at Inveraray Castle.
The region around Buzzard cottage extends beyond nature, with opportunities for whisky distillery tours, golfing, and exploring quaint towns.
Whether stargazing, bird-watching at the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, or challenging yourself on The Cobbler, Portnellan's surroundings promise an unforgettable blend of outdoor pursuits and cultural discoveries.
- Number of bedrooms: 2
- Bedroom 1: One king size bed. Bedroom 2: Two single beds
- Hotel grade pocket spring bed mattresses throughout
- Egyptian cotton bedlinen
- Number of bathrooms:2 (1 shower room, 1 bathroom)
- 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 - 3km
- 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 serene beauty of Portnellan Estate, Buzzard Lodge stands as a unique 4-star two-bedroom chalet, exquisitely extended and upgraded to offer unparalleled comfort. Positioned in a tranquil location on the estate with sweeping views of Loch Iuibhair, Glen Dochart, and the majestic Ben More, Buzzard Lodge promises a retreat into the heart of the Highlands.
The Lodge's uncluttered interior blends traditional pine chalet décor with modern comforts, adorned with beautiful Scottish artwork. The spacious living area, bathed in natural light, features a luxurious Duresta suite, oak-effect flooring, and a 43'' Panasonic HD smart LED TV with Sky + Freeview. A private wrap-around balcony, furnished with garden furniture, extends the living space outdoors, offering breathtaking panoramic views.
Buzzard Lodge boasts a well-equipped kitchen, separated by a large worktop island, featuring modern essentials such as a NESPRESSO coffee machine, blender, and dishwasher. The dining room, with new oak-effect flooring, invites guests to savour meals in a bright and spacious setting.
The two lovely bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds, each come with en-suite bathrooms. Egyptian cotton bed linen, high-grade cotton towels, and The Scottish Fine Soaps Company soap provide a touch of luxury. The chalet is equipped with full double glazing, energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting, and modern amenities like a washing machine, Nintendo Wii, and sound system.
Whether marvelling at red squirrels and wild birds from the lounge window, enjoying the view on the balcony, or indulging in the enchanting surroundings, Buzzard Lodge ensures a magical Scottish experience.
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 cottage. 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.
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Buzzard Lodge, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, FK20 8QS