Award winning self-catering accommodation
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Gamekeeper is located on the Portnellan Estate and offers a wonderful 4 star self catering chalet accommodation sleeping up to 6 people with free fishing and use of kayaks and boats on estate lochs and rivers.
Gamekeeper, Portnellan Estate,
Glen Dochart, Stirlingshire
Situated in the heart of the central Highlands of Scotland with spectacular loch, glen and mountain views all around Gamekeeper's setting is magnificent where a true highland landscape awaits you and it is often complimented on the abundance of bird and wild life that can be regularly seen. It is not unusual to see the deer meandering off the hill and passing nearby the property.
The Portnellan Estate has been privately owned by the same family for nearly 40 years and offers fantastic facilities including fresh run wild salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river, mountain bikes with plenty of trails on and off road for all abilities, a games room with table tennis, table football, pool table and a small gym. Kayaks and rowing boats are free to use on the river and loch. Clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged.
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.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms – 1 kingsize, 2 twin
- Hotel grade mattresses
- Egyptian cotton bedlinen
- Wood burning stove
- Mid height double oven
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Ceramic hob
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- Larder fridge/freezer
- Hotel grade mattresses
- Egyptian cotton bedlinen
- LCD TV
- Blue Ray DVD
- Free Wifi
- Weber BBQ on request
- Pets strictly by prior arrangement
- Crianlarich 3 kms
- Airports - Glasgow International 80 kms.
- 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
- Free use of kayaks and rowing boats on river and loch
- Lochearnhead Watersports Centre - 20km
- Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged
"Winner of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle award for "The Best Accommodation provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife. Winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from Tripadvisor for the 7th year running and rated 9.3 out of 10 by Booking.com.
Having recently undergone a refurbishment in an 'Alpine' theme with subtle Highland touches Gamekeeper has been designed to put you in touch with being in a timber chalet within the great outdoors. Many guests have commented how much they look forward to simply lazying around the Gamekeeper chalet or returning to a warm and cosy chalet after a full day in the outdoors. A testament to the detail and care put into the internal design, features and facilities on offer.
Comprising of 3 bedrooms the configuration is a king sized double and 2 twin bedrooms all fully carpeted with light pine wall covering rising behind the beds and handmade fitted wardrobes and vanity area complete with internal sensor lighting. A holiday would not be a holiday without a good nights sleep and this has not been over looked. All beds are hotel grade, 2000 spring pocket sprung with Cashmere top covered with sumptuous duvets and pillows all covered in Egyptian Cotton bed linen.
The bathroom is fully tiled in Rainforest White with a deep composite Carron bath with overhead shower. All fittings are the premium brand Hans Grohe.
A fully fitted Pasidena styled kitchen with aluminium carcass lining and all Bosch modern appliances including built in mid height double oven and microwave, a ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and larder fridge/freezer. Furthermore, a day in the great outdoors can lead to clothing and footwear needing dried so leading from the kitchen is a heated boot and coat cupboard. Nespresso coffee machines and now supply of a selection of tea, coffee capsules, sugar, milk and award winning Taste of Scotland shortbread.
The living layout is fully open plan with light pine wood effect flooring and a deep L shaped living room suite with arm chair. A wall mounted LCD TV with freeview SKY and Blu Ray DVD.
Not that you will need a television to watch as you can gaze through the sliding patio door and your breath will be taken away by the stunning views all around you. Gamekeeper commands a high hillside position on the Portnellan Estate with sensational views across Glen Dochart, Loch Iubhair (pronounced Ewar) and the dramatic and rugged mountains. You can be at one with nature and marvel at the scenery from the safety and comfort of a brand new fully enclosed decking and garden furniture.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge as well as Weber BBQ hire. There is even an onsite visitor centre with a small essentials shop, fresh organic meat from a farm locally for sale (perfect for a BBQ or home cooking), Lucy's ready made meals (should you not wish to cook of an evening), local information, a varied selection of board games and DVDs.
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.
Bed linen, towels, tea towels and bath mats are all provided.
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.
To book this lovely self-catering cottage, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates
direct to the owner
Gamekeeper, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire, FK20 8QS