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Lakeview Cottages at Mondhui - The Old Barn

Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire
Grade 4 Star rating

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09/06/2019
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Perfect for a romantic break, hillwalking or exploring Scotland, this property has amazing panoramic lake views within some of the most glorious countryside of Scotland.

Ground Floor:
Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room:
With 55" 4K Smart TV (full Sky package) with USB media player, DVD player, beams, wooden floor and French doors leading to porch.
Kitchen: With stove cooker with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over P-shaped bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Covered porch with decking, garden furniture and gas BBQ, leading to courtyard. Shared 42-acre woodland grounds. Guests also have a 10% discount on dining at the fabulous Lake Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant at the side of the lake. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are drops, many steps and sloping banks in the garden. There is a duck flighting pond in the grounds, ¼ mile away and a small pond adjacent to the cottage.

This single-storey barn conversion is attached to the original farmhouse on the private estate of Mondhui, within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The cottage dates back several hundred years and sits in an elevated position in the hills above the Lake of Menteith, Scotland’s only lake, with stunning panoramic views of the lake and historic Inchmahome Priory, founded 1238, which Mary Queen of Scots visited.

Mondhui itself has been a settlement since prehistoric times and above the property there are ’cup and rings’ markings. Within the grounds is a duck flighting pond which is ideal for bird watchers, and beside the cottage there is a small pond. The area is a haven for birds and other wildlife including osprey, red kites, red squirrels, red deer, pine marten and badgers. From the door of the cottage you can walk directly up into the Menteith Hills and join the Rob Roy Way with hundreds of miles of forest track easily accessible.

With panoramic views as far as the eye can see over the Lake of Menteith and the surrounding countryside, The Old Barn is an absolutely perfect location for a romantic escape. This delightful cottage is all one level, has been renovated throughout in 2018 and is in a private and peaceful location. The Old Barn has a large covered porch with panoramic views of the Lake of Menteith and garden furniture including an oak table and comfy wicker chairs with cushions so guests can enjoy the view in all seasons regardless of the weather. The cottage is fitted out to a very good standard throughout with oak flooring and a marble tiled floor in the bathroom. The living/dining room is cosy with a magnificent view of the lake from the French windows, which give access to the covered porch with garden furniture. The living room has a 55" 4K Smart TV (full Sky package which includes sports and movies). The bedroom has a kingsize oak bed with high thread count bed linen and plaid curtains and bedspread made by a local interior designer. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke handmade oak units, granite worktops and quality appliances. The bathroom has a marble tiled floor, metro wall tiles, a ’Downton Abbey’. vanity unit, as well as a shower over a P-shaped bath. Directly in front of the cottage is a private 5mx5m deck with chairs and a barbecue,which is a super spot to watch the stars on clear nights, with little light pollution.

This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas or to use as a base to tour central Scotland. Within 10 minutes from the cottage you can be in Aberfoyle, Callander, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park at the David Marshall Lodge or taking a sail on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine. Nick Nairn’s famous Cook School is only a few minutes’ drive away as is the popular Lake Hotel which serves good food at the lakeside. The Lake of Menteith Fisheries, Scotland’s foremost Trout Fishing Venue, is a few minutes away as is the boat to Inchmahome Priory on the Lake.

Stirling with its ancient castle, is 20 minutes away. Scenic Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in the British Isles, with its charming villages and bays to explore is only half an hour from the cottage. Gleneagles is 40 minutes’ drive. The cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive with Perth and Edinburgh just over an hour away. There are many historic buildings, castles and distilleries in the area. The Trossachs is a wonderful area to visit and no trip to Scotland would be complete without spending some time in the area. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

The Old Barn can be booked together with The Mews (UK5061) and The Stable (UK5062) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks


Customer Comments

  • 10

    15/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2019
    A lovely, well equipped cosy cottage for two. The comfiest bed, with the softest bed sheets! That coupled with the peaceful surroundings, we slept like logs! The view is stunning, which we never tired of looking at. We sat on the veranda every night, looking at the view and watching the wildlife, such as red deer, owls and osprey. Ronnie and Laura are such kind and friendly hosts. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your stay is perfect.


  • 10

    05/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2019
    A beautiful cottage that is comfortable and well equipped. Fixtures and fittings are a high standard throughout. The scenery and views from the cottage and surrounding area are absolutely stunning and there are many wonderful things to do. Our hosts Ronnie and Laura were so very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.


  • 10

    18/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2019
    visitor book. Extra large bath towels. we will return


  • 10

    24/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2019
    We had a very pleasant week this winter at The Old Barn. The place is simply great and is even nicer in real life than it is on the photos. The owners were extremely forthcoming. While it was too cold when we were there, we both believed that it would be great to have breakfast or dinner outside. We would and will definitely return!


  • 10

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Another lovely stay in The Old Barn where Laura and Ronnie make us feel so welcome. We can’t wait to come back to this beautiful cottage.


  • 10

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    We enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Old Barn. Amazing views, a beautifully renovated property & on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Laura & Ronnie made us feel so welcome - a real home from home (and delicious scones!). We can’t wait to come back!


  • 10

    29/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    This is one of the cosiest cottages we have stayed in and we have been to a lot of places in beautiful Scotland over the years. The cottage is very cosy for a romantic getaway. The view is stunning and the cottage is so very peaceful. Laura and Ronnie are the perfect hosts. When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack and Ronnie's home made scones are the best scones we have ever tasted!!! The cottage was immaculately clean. There are lovely walks from the door and parking for your car at the door. There was lots of wild birds to see and we saw 2 deer out on a morning walk. A bonus too was that there were no midges :-) Sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine and a book, watching the sun go down over the lake, or watching the sun come up on a morning (really beautiful), whilst watching many varieties of birds just outside, it was so peaceful and relaxing.... Aberfoyle which is just a few miles away, has a coop which is well equipped with anything you would want, so you don't need to travel far for food items, wine etc. There are some lovely gift shops there. Nice to park up and have a gentle stroll around. Don't really need to say anything else other than, we would recommend this lovely cottage and plan to return. The only negative is that our week was over too quickly.... Thank you so much Laura and Ronnie (and Max) for your warm hospitality and a lovely holiday!!!! K & S & M x


  • 10

    20/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    The best place that we have stayed. Laura & Ronnie are warm & welcoming the hamper was a lovely addition. Ronnies warm scones were melt in the mouth. The property has been converted and furnished to a very high standard. Situated up above the Lake of Menteith the views are spectacular and the barn is the ideal base to see central Scotland. Peter & I were in absolute heaven.


  • 10

    27/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    An excellent holiday. Laura and Ronnie made us most welcome and couldn't do enough. Extremely friendly hosts. The Old Barn is modern, very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Very conveniently located for sightseeing and activities, yet quiet and peaceful. The view from the Living Room is special. We would love to return one day.


  • 10

    15/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2019
    A lovely, well equipped cosy cottage for two. The comfiest bed, with the softest bed sheets! That coupled with the peaceful surroundings, we slept like logs! The view is stunning, which we never tired of looking at. We sat on the veranda every night, looking at the view and watching the wildlife, such as red deer, owls and osprey. Ronnie and Laura are such kind and friendly hosts. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your stay is perfect.


  • 10

    05/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2019
    A beautiful cottage that is comfortable and well equipped. Fixtures and fittings are a high standard throughout. The scenery and views from the cottage and surrounding area are absolutely stunning and there are many wonderful things to do. Our hosts Ronnie and Laura were so very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.


  • 10

    18/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2019
    visitor book. Extra large bath towels. we will return


  • 10

    24/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2019
    We had a very pleasant week this winter at The Old Barn. The place is simply great and is even nicer in real life than it is on the photos. The owners were extremely forthcoming. While it was too cold when we were there, we both believed that it would be great to have breakfast or dinner outside. We would and will definitely return!


  • 10

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Another lovely stay in The Old Barn where Laura and Ronnie make us feel so welcome. We can’t wait to come back to this beautiful cottage.


  • 10

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    We enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Old Barn. Amazing views, a beautifully renovated property & on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Laura & Ronnie made us feel so welcome - a real home from home (and delicious scones!). We can’t wait to come back!


  • 10

    29/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    This is one of the cosiest cottages we have stayed in and we have been to a lot of places in beautiful Scotland over the years. The cottage is very cosy for a romantic getaway. The view is stunning and the cottage is so very peaceful. Laura and Ronnie are the perfect hosts. When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack and Ronnie's home made scones are the best scones we have ever tasted!!! The cottage was immaculately clean. There are lovely walks from the door and parking for your car at the door. There was lots of wild birds to see and we saw 2 deer out on a morning walk. A bonus too was that there were no midges :-) Sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine and a book, watching the sun go down over the lake, or watching the sun come up on a morning (really beautiful), whilst watching many varieties of birds just outside, it was so peaceful and relaxing.... Aberfoyle which is just a few miles away, has a coop which is well equipped with anything you would want, so you don't need to travel far for food items, wine etc. There are some lovely gift shops there. Nice to park up and have a gentle stroll around. Don't really need to say anything else other than, we would recommend this lovely cottage and plan to return. The only negative is that our week was over too quickly.... Thank you so much Laura and Ronnie (and Max) for your warm hospitality and a lovely holiday!!!! K & S & M x


  • 10

    20/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    The best place that we have stayed. Laura & Ronnie are warm & welcoming the hamper was a lovely addition. Ronnies warm scones were melt in the mouth. The property has been converted and furnished to a very high standard. Situated up above the Lake of Menteith the views are spectacular and the barn is the ideal base to see central Scotland. Peter & I were in absolute heaven.


  • 10

    27/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    An excellent holiday. Laura and Ronnie made us most welcome and couldn't do enough. Extremely friendly hosts. The Old Barn is modern, very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Very conveniently located for sightseeing and activities, yet quiet and peaceful. The view from the Living Room is special. We would love to return one day.


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