Outstanding 4 Star, 2 bedroom chalet to rent near Crianlarich.

Secluded recently refurbished luxurious property with open plan living in the heart of the central Highlands of Scotland. With an unrestricted view to Ben More this is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay with birds and wildlife in abundance. Free use of rowing boats and kayaks.

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Otter, Portnellan Estate
Glen Dochart, Stirlingshire

Otter is an outstanding chalet on Portnellan Estate which has recently undergone a full internal refurbishment. Privately owned by the same family for nearly 40 years, Portnellan Estate is the ideal location for a holiday. Fishing for fresh run wild salmon and trout is available on the estate lochs and river. There are on road and off road mountain bike trails for all abilities and kayaks and rowing boats are free to use on the river and loch.

Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged on request. Indoor activities include a games room with table tennis, table football and a pool table and there is also a small gym.

Situated in the heart of the central Highlands of Scotland with spectacular loch, glen and mountain views all around Otter'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. We can even offer fresh eggs most mornings from the ducks on the pond and the chickens that roam freely.

Portnellan Estate has a small shop selling homemade meals and fresh organic meat from a local farm, perfect for BBQ’ing. Local information and a variety of board games and DVDs are also available.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 kingsize, 1 twin
  • Bathroom
  • Hotel grade mattresses
  • Egyptian cotton bedlinen
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fan assisted oven + Ceramic hob
  • Microwave
  • Sandwich toaster + Food processor
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Larder fridge/freezer
  • Egyptian cotton bedlinen
  • TV with freeview SKY channels
  • SKY package available to hire
  • Blue Ray DVD
  • Free Wifi
  • Weber 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
  • Crianlarich 3 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
  • Free use of kayaks and rowing boats on river and loch
  • Lochearnhead Watersports Centre - 20km
  • Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged
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family self-catering accommodation
open plan living room in rented chalet dining area


Relax within an open plan living space and a comfy L shaped sofa and arm chair. A walnut effect wooden flooring leads to a galley kitchen with recently refurbished units. All walls throughout are decorated in Farrow and Ball colours with all new soft furnishings throughout. A bathroom with shower over, heated towel rail. Two bedrooms, one king-size double and one twin.

From the open plan living, dining and kitchen area a sliding patio door opens onto your private balcony with garden furniture (BBQ is available to hire) With an unrestricted view to the summit of Ben More and the cascading Ben More burn less than 30 metres from the private balcony, Otter is one of our most secluded chalets. It is often commented by guests that Otter is a very peaceful and relaxing property. It is not uncommon to see nobody apart from me occasionally walking up to check upon the private water supply on Ben More burn that supplies Portnellan. Otter's situation is also known for the abundance of bird life and animals including red squirrel, deer and Pinemarten.


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 and boats on estate lochs and rivers.
A supply upon arrival a selection of tea, coffee capsules, sugar, milk and award winning Taste of Scotland shortbread.

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

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