Fisher Chalet, Portnellan Estate, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire
Within Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, it unveils Scotland's largest lake, Loch Lomond, surrounded by attractions and recreational opportunities. Portnellan Estate itself features a 5-mile water stretch, inviting its self-catering visitors for fishing and exploration.
With its luxurious holiday rentals, Portnellan's central location makes it a perfect base for venturing into diverse Scottish attractions. Just 2 km from Crianlarich, a historic village in Glen Strathfillan, it epitomizes the rugged Scottish landscape with long glens, peaks, and fast-flowing burns. Crianlarich, a pivotal transport hub since medieval times, connects major routes like A82 and A85, with the West Highland railway dividing toward Oban and Fort William. The West Highland Way footpath also weaves through the town, offering scenic walks.
Crianlarich hosts tourist services, including pubs and restaurants. Glen Fallon, nearby, entices walkers with steep-sided hills. South of Crianlarich, the A82 unveils the Falls of Falloch and the 'Woven Sound', a scenic spot standing at 30 feet, where the River Falloch cascades down Glen Falloch. This area is part of Scotland's Scenic Routes and provides a perfect pause for visitors to savor the breathtaking surroundings.
Nestled within the enchanting landscape of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Portnellan’s area beckons adventurers and leisure seekers alike with a myriad of captivating activities for your holiday getaway.
Immerse yourself in the pristine outdoors through invigorating hikes, serene boating, and adventurous kayaking on Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest and most picturesque lake. Cast your line into the crystal-clear waters for a peaceful fishing experience or embark on a thrilling water-skiing adventure.
For the daring, challenge yourself at adventure parks or conquer the towering peaks of Ben More and Stob Binnein, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding Strath Fillan, Glen Dochart, and Balquhidder Glen. Snuggle beneath starlit skies, experience the rich history of small towns, and explore cultural attractions that whisper tales of the past.
Indulge in the finer pursuits, from whisky distillery tours to a leisurely round of golf. Traverse the park's diverse landscapes by foot, reveling in the tranquility of rowing, canoeing, and sailing on its pristine waters. A cruise on Loch Lomond unveils the majesty of Ben Lomond and the rugged beauty of the Arrochar Alps, while visits to the loch's islands add a touch of enchantment to your journey.
Escape to a holiday destination where every moment is an adventure, and every landscape tells a story.
- Number of bedrooms: 1
- Bedroom 1: One king size bed.
- Hotel grade continental pocket sprung bed mattress
- Egyptian cotton bedlinen
- Sleeps: 2
- 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
- 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
As you approach your self-catering cottage, a dedicated parking area leads to your private patio, basking in sunshine throughout the day. Take in the panoramic views of Portnellan Estate and the theatrical Glen Dochart from your comfortable patio furniture. Enter Fisher Chalet through a spacious glass sliding patio door, revealing a bright open plan living area adorned with a large, inviting suite and an entertainment system featuring Blu Ray DVD and SKY system.
The galley-style kitchen beckons with modern appliances, including a washing machine, dishwasher, and fan-assisted oven with a ceramic hob. The dining area, furnished with a table and four chairs, sets the stage for intimate meals.
The bedroom, adorned with a sprung bed and continental-size memory foam mattress, ensures a restful night's sleep. Wrapped up in soft Egyptian Cotton bed linen, dreamland awaits only you. Exuding comfort, the bedroom is also fitted with a wardrobe, drawers, bedside tables, and high-quality curtains.
Featuring a shower over bath, the bathroom is supplied by a pressurized hot water system. Indulge in high-grade towels and The Scottish Fine Soaps Company soap, completing the luxury self-catering 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 Fisher 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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Fisher Chalet, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, FK20 8QS
Trossachs holiday houses to rent
These cottages near Crianlarich in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on the Portnellan Estate are a tranquil haven, offering not just a retreat but a gateway to the soul-stirring wonders of the Scottish Highlands. Outdoor activities on the doorstep challenging those of all ages and stages.