Self-catering holiday accommodation for 4, just two miles from the village of Crianlarich

With a backdrop of secluded forest and views across Portnellan Estate and down the Glen Dochart, Heron Chalet is a beautiful two bedroom chalet that can sleep up to four people - perfect for a family holiday in the highlands with boats, kayaks and paddle boards available, Loch and river fishing for trout and salmon, and use of games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.

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Heron Chalet, Portnellan Estate, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire

Heron Chalet has arguably one the best position on the Portnellan Estate with a true Highland landscape all around. Situated high on the hillside with commanding views over Glen Dochart it offers the perfect setting for watching birds and other wildlife that are typical of this part of Scotland. From goldcrests and bullfinches to red squirrels and deer meandering down from the hill there is always something to enjoy.

This spacious self-catering chalet, just two miles from the village of Crianlarich, is the perfect base for visiting a whole host of famous Scottish locations. Stirling with its impressive hill top castle and the famous Wallace Monument are an hour away. Nevis Range Mountain Resort which offers skiing in the winter and forest trails to explore in the summer can be reached in 90 minutes. The Jacobite Train which runs from Fort William offers scenic day trips aboard a vintage steam railway with fantastic views of, lochs, rivers, glens and mountains.

Throughout Scotland there are over 120 distilleries to visit some of which are well worth planning a day trip around. Glenturret Distillery 33 miles, Deanston Distillery 37 miles, Oban Distillery 43 miles, Ben Nevis Distillery 55 miles, Dalwhinnie Distillery 60 miles. Nearer to home there is no end to the sights and activities that can be enjoyed. From bagging munros such as Ben More and Stob Binnein to walking along the shores of Loch Lomond, enjoying a restful picnic at the Falls of Falloch or a round of golf at Killin or Dalmally the diverse countryside around Portnellan offers something for everyone wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

The central Highlands of Scotland are home to stunning loch, glen and mountain views all of which add to Heron Chalets appeal.

wooden chalet in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
    – King-size double bedroom and twin room
  • Bathrooms – 1
  • Egyptian cotton bedlinen
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Ceramic hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Larder fridge/freezer
  • Hotel grade mattresses
  • 37in LCD TV
  • SKY
  • Blue Ray DVD
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Free Wifi
  • Games room is available offering table tennis,
    pool table, table football and a small gym.
  • Pets strictly by prior arrangement
  • Crianlarich 2 kms
  • Airports - Glasgow International 80 kms
  • Edinburgh 100kms
  • Station - Crianlarich 3 kms
  • Oban - 45 minutes
  • Geocaching on Ben More
  • Loch Lomond 20 minutes
  • Glen Coe 40 minutes
  • Stirling and Fort William 1 hour
  • On estate visitor shop offering maps and local information, organic farmed meat, wine, beer, soft drinks, local products and produce.
  • Pubs and restaurants - lots in 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
  • kayaks, rowing boats and paddelboards
  • Loch Earn - Water Sports (St Fillans) 20 miles
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wooden chalet in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
sitting room openplan


Indulge in the comfortable Heron Chalet, perched along the picturesque south and west ridges of the Portnellan hillside with unrestricted views over Loch Iubhair, Glen Dochart, the famous Ben More and the surrounding mountains, this truly magnificent Highland setting has unrivalled views that are hard to beat. This exquisite holiday retreat promises a premium holiday experience with impeccable standards and a true sense of home. Designed to accommodate up to 4 people, this well-equipped space is intricately crafted to offer you and your friends or family an enchanting retreat amidst the natural beauty of Scotland.

Enter the L-plan open living space, seamlessly blending contemporary design with warmth. The fully fitted kitchen opens on an inviting dining room and adjacent living room. Revel in entertainment with a Smart TV offering a SKY package, Blu Ray DVD player, and a stereo CD hi-fi.

Discover two elegantly appointed bedrooms—a king-size double and a charming twin room. The bedrooms boast fitted wardrobes, drawers, and bedside lighting for added convenience.

The bathroom showcases a bath with a shower overhead, complemented by a provided bathmat.

Access the private balcony through sliding patio doors and relish the panoramic views of the Portnellan Estate. Additional features include double glazing, fitted carpets, low-energy electric radiators, and a range of amenities such as a vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, and clothes horse.

Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of Heron Chalet, where every detail has been carefully curated for an unforgettable stay.


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. 3kms 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.
Free fishing and use of kayaks, boats and padddel boards.
Upon arrival a welcome pack of a selection of tea, coffee capsules, sugar, milk and award winning Taste of Scotland shortbread.

Cost and availability:

This self-catering accommodation can be rented for long weekend short breaks, weekly rentals or longer vacations.
Check in from 3pm and checkout 10am. These times are flexible by prior arrangement.
Short breaks available.

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Heron Chalet, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire, FK20 8QS

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Portnellan Estate is the perfect base for exploring Central/West Scotland with known landmarks only a short distance away. Oban 45 minutes, Stirling, Fort William and Glasgow just over 1 hour and Edinburgh a 90 min drive. Glen Coe and all it beholds is less than 40 mins drive and the bonnie shores of Loch Lomond are 20 mins by car. Other areas include the truly beautiful Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, Glen Etive, Glen Lochay and Glen Orchy all within the local area.