Enjoying a beautiful location in the heart of Scotland's Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Stronvar House offers you a unique self-catering holiday for up to 12 at an affordable price. One private unit comprising the ground and first floors of David Carnegie's major Victorian addition - the front door, entrance hall, main hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen and main staircase leading to five en-suite bedrooms.
The accommodation is as elegant and peaceful as it was for the original Laird's guests. The modern additions of en-suite facilities make it a little more comfortable for today's guests.
Whatever your reason for visiting Scotland:
* a family gathering
* a group of discerning friends
* finding your Scottish roots
* taking in the clean mountain air
* getting away from the stress of modern life
You'll find this central location, on the shore of Loch Voil in the Braes O' Balquhidder, the ideal base.
The large entrance hall with oak staircase, leads up to the main hall. The Carnegie crest is displayed in the stained glass window, and the walls are covered with tartans from the local clans.
The oak staircase in the main hall leading to the first floor, dominates this hall. Doors lead off to the Drawing Room, and the Dining Room. The natural light supplied by the windows in the roof provide the ideal conditions to view the alabaster sculptures set in the walls and the Laird's collection of antiques and curios that deck the walls.
The Drawing Room:-
This quiet room has bay windows overlooking the gardens and mountains to the east and south. The focal point is the white marble fireplace with it's carved eagles and handpainted Delft tiles depicting sailing ships. The plaster frieze shows Neptune. This room contains a "pianola" player piano with a selection of music rolls and large screen Television.
The Dining Room:-
The beautiful and impressive marble fireplace, the thistle cornice and the large picture windows provide the grandeur in this room. The breakfast bar gives you breakfast with a view. The other door in this room leads to the kitchen. This modern kitchen with traditional feel provides you with the facilities to cook for your party. This long room was the servery, where the food was brought up from the kitchen to be finally prepared before serving. The original crockery cupboard has been retained and the fitted kitchen has been built to be sympathetic to this large piece of furniture.
Appliances include electric cooker, washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven and kettles. A tumble dryer is situated in the north tower.
The MacGregor room has views over Loch Voil and the mountains to the north. Two single beds, private bathroom with toilet in the north tower, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The MacLeod room has views over Loch Voil, the mountains to the north, and the glen to the east. A four poster double bed and a single bed, private bathroom with a second toilet in the east tower, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The Robertson room is situated over the entrance hall with commanding views of the mountains and the glen to the east. A double bed, private shower room, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The Carnegie Room is large room with views to both the east and the south.
Three single beds, private dressing/bathroom, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The MacLaren room has views over the mountains and the garden to the south. A four poster double bed, private bathroom, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
Outside is a large secluded private garden with access to miles of countryside, mountains and loch.
Only available April to end of September each year
The House is in the heart of the countryside. You will possibly meet the local Deer, Pine marten, squirrel and spectacular birdlife.
This is a comfortable old house with creaking floorboards plus perhaps an old ghost or two.
If you want Victoriana with even older historic features this is the place.
If you want a modern antiseptic new build with no character, you must go elsewhere!
Stronvar House - Balquhidder - Stirlingshire
Contact: Colin and Daphne Tel: +44 (0) 187 738 4688 - Website: > (Click Here)