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Benvane Cottage

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Balnaha Forest, near Strathyre, Stirlingshire
Grade 3 Star rating
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This property is located adjacent to the Balnaha Forest - ideal for hill walking, cycling and experiencing the stunning views.

This delightful, semi-detached holiday cottage is situated in the hamlet of Balnaha Forest and has a traditional cedar shingle roof. It is located immediately adjacent to the forest, where hill walks and cycle routes abound, and is also within easy walking distance from the Victorian village of Strathyre. There are endless miles of forest roads and trails to explore, both for walking and cycling, from a gentle stroll by the River Balvaig to a vigorous hike to the summit of Benvane, or a relaxing boat trip on Loch Katrine. The tree-clad slopes around the village which sweep down to the shores of Loch Lubnaig change from spring greens to autumn russets and golds, making the surroundings spectacularly beautiful all year. The area is also rich in Scottish history, with many stories relating to Rob Roy Macgregor, whose grave can be found in the kirkyard at Balquidder. The bustling tourist town of Callander is only 10 miles away and can also be reached on the cycle path. Within easy driving distance are Loch Lomond, Gleneagles, 50 minutes, and Stirling, 1 hour. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth can be reached in 1½ hours. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

9 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room:
With wood burner, satellite TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Sloping ceilings throughout.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With ¾ double bed and single bed.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Telephone - for incoming calls only. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps at the rear of the property. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2018
    The best decision I made, if your looking for a real escape in one of our countries most beautiful settings then this is perfect! The cottage is gorgeous warm and cosy, with local walks and some hikes with some spectacular views. The owner couldn’t have made it more easy and completely felt at home the whole time. I will for sure be booking again.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 13/02/2018
    Lovely location, accommodation requires some updating and maintenance

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/01/2018
    We had a great time at Strathyre. Beautiful weather and nice scienery.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    The cottage was not without its problems but was comfortable enough for us to have a nice Christmas. Warm and cosy. Cooked full Christmas dinner on Christmas day. All the locals very friendly one even towed our car out of the snow.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    We enjoyed a very comfortable stay at Benvane cottage, very clean and cosy. Our bed was extremely comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised by the cottages location, and enjoyed trips to Killin, Callander and Loch Katrine. Plenty of places within decent distance to explore, as well as hill walks. There is a shorter moderate forest hill walk ten minutes walk from the cottage called Benn An t-Sidhean and is sign posted. There isn’t any WiFi at the cottage itself but this proved to be advantageous giving us an escape from the madness of daily life I thoroughly recommend it!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    Lovely cottage, and with utility room, ideal for dogs. Perfect location with plenty of walks and easy access to places of interest. Local Inn - good food, friendly staff and dogs very welcome. Our only gripe was trying to contact the owner , both prior to going and once there ! Messages were left on all three phone nos. and none of our calls were returned. One evening an alarm went off for no apparent reason , high pitched, terrifying the dogs and we couldn't stop it. We tried contacting the owner more than once for advice but to no avail. Eventually, we managed to remove the battery and stop the alarm.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Superb views all around; good location for walks and popular tourist attractions; nice touch having maps and information available on arrival along with DVDs and books; good range of kitchen equipment and comfortable cottage.

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8.1 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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