One of the best locations on the Portnellan Estate - self-catering near Crianlarich with free fishing

Offering four star holiday accommodation, a 2 bedroom wooden chalet sleeping 4 with incredible jaw dropping views. Ptarmigan faces east along Glen Dochart with the summit of Ben More towering above the house immediately to the South. Free fishing and use of kayaks, rowing boats on estate lochs and rivers. Portnellan is a very popular holiday destination located in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and very centrally located for touring central Scotland.

self-catering Portnellan Ptarmigan Cottage

Ptarmigan, Portnellan Estate, Loch Dochart, Stirlingshire

Positioned high on the hillside overlooking Glen Dochart, Ptarmigan boasts one of the best locations amongst the award-winning, luxury self-catering properties for rent on the Portnellan Estate.

The area around Portnellan estate is steeped in history and full of dramatic scenery. Two miles west of Portnellan lies the village of Crianlarich. In the 1750s two military roads met in Crianlarich and in the 19th century it became a railway junction on what is now the West Highland Line. This spectacular train line was voted the most scenic railway in the world. Nowadays Crianlarich is the meeting point of the A82 and the A85 coming in from Glasgow in the south and Perth in the east respectively.

With Oban in the west and Fort William in the north, Crianlarich and in particular Portnellan are the perfect place to be based in order to explore the surrounding countryside and for taking day trips to Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

To the east of Portnellan lies the beautiful Loch Earn. In the summer the loch is a hive of activity with sailing, water sports and even the occasional sea plane. At the head of the loch is Lochearnhead and as you drive along the northern shore you can take in the stunning scenery, stopping at the various view points. Towards the end of the loch is the pretty village of St Fillans with its sailing school and water sports centre.Beyond St Fillans the A85 takes you on to Comrie, Crieff and then on to the city of Perth which stands on the mighty River Tay.

Ptarmigan offers well appointed 4 star self catering accommodation sleeping up to four people. There is free salmon and trout fishing on estate lochs and rivers, bike hire and use of kayaks and rowing boat on site. on the estate the Visitor reopen offers maps and local information, organic farmed meat, wine, beer, soft drinks, local products and produce and much much more.

mountain to climb
  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2
    (1 king-size double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms with shower overhead - 1
  • L-plan open living space with fitted kitchen
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Fridge-freezer, fan-assisted oven with ceramic hob
  • Dishwasher, sandwich toaster, food processor
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • 32″ LCD TV with feeview SKY channels, DVD
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden furniture, private balcony
  • Double glazing
  • BBQ to hire on request
  • Games room is available offering table tennis,
    pool table, table football and a small gym.
  • Pets strictly by prior arrangement
map to locate property
  • Crianlarich 3kms
  • Airports – Glasgow International 80 kms
  • Edinburgh 100kms
  • Station – Crianlarich 3kms
  • Oban – 45 minutes
  • Geocaching on Ben More
  • Lochlomond 20 minutes
  • Glencoe 40 minutes
  • Stirling and Fort William 1 hour
  • Water sports
  • Pubs and restaurants – lots in the area
  • Golf courses – lots in the area
  • Walking and cycling from the doorstep
  • Bike hire from estate
  • Mountain biking (lots of trails)
  • Free salmon and trout fishing on estate
  • Clay pigeon shooting and paddle boards for hire
  • Free use of kayaks and rowing boats on river and loch
family self-catering accommodation


Ptarmigan chalet is furnished to a high standard and sleeps 4 comfortably in one king-size double bedroom and one twin bedroom.

An bright and spacious open L shaped living space with fitted kitchen, a bathroom with shower and two bedrooms, one king-size double and one twin.

Ptarmigan has one of the best view on the estate, facing east along Glen Dochart with the summit of Ben More towering above. From the open living, dining and well equipped kitchen area, huge sliding glass patio doors open onto a private balcony with garden furniture and an incredible view.

The Kitchen has everything for the self-caterer - a fridge-freezer, fan-assisted oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, sandwich toaster, food processor, toaster, cutlery, Royal Doulton crockery, a wide range of glasses, cooking utensils, pots and pans, tea towels and even an oven glove. Nespresso coffee machines a selection of tea, coffee capsules, sugar, milk and award winning Taste of Scotland shortbread. More coffee capsules can be purchased at Portnellan.

The property is warm and cosy with double glazing and fitted carpets. Comfortable sofas looking out towards the mountain, and youcan enjoy the Sony 32″ LCD TV with feeview SKY channels and DVD. The dining table has 4 chairs to seat guests. The heating is mineral filled low energy electric heating. Ptarmigan has a private balcony with garden furniture to relax and gaze at the view or enjoy your Barbeque!

Games room is available on the Estate offering table tennis, pool table, table football and a small gym.


By Car: From Glasgow: Follow signs for A82. Continue over the Erskine Bridge towards Loch Lomond and follow signs to Crianlarich. Turn right at Tarbet. Continue to Crianlarich. Turn right at the roundabout towards the village of Crianlarich. At the hotel junction turn right onto the A85 towards Stirling. 3 kms outside of the village you will find Portnellan on the right hand side.

From Edinburgh: Follow signs for M9 Stirling Exit at junction 10 for Crianlarich. Continue on A84/A85 towards Crianlarich. Portnellan is situated 1.5 miles before the village on the left hand side.

By Rail: Trains run along the West Highland line from Glasgow to Crianlarich each day. The Caledonian Sleeper (known to many as the Hogwarts Express!) operates overnight every day except Saturday night from London Euston direct to Crianlarich.

What's included:

Bed linen, towels, tea towels and bath mats are all provided.
hair dryer, bedside lighting and alarm clock
Vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board and clothes horse.
Free fishing and use of kayaks and boats on estate Lochs and rivers.

Cost and availability:

This beautiful accommodation is available for short breaks, weeks or longer.
Flexible changeover day
Check in from 3pm and checkout 10am. These times are flexible by prior arrangement.
Short breaks available.

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Ptarmigan, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire, FK20 8QS

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Highland wooden chalet for 4 in the heart of the Trossachs

Portnellan offers the perfect location to get away from it all. Gaze through the windows or step outside your front door to enjoy the dramatic scenery in Glen Dochart. A short walk across the lambing field or along the dismantled railway line takes you to the banks of the Loch.