Situated in the fantastic location of the Trossachs National Park, these beautifully renovated 18th-century barn conversions, accessed via a rough track, lie in a peaceful location offering breathtaking views over Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. Gartmore is the perfect setting for those who love outdoor pursuits, with hundreds of kilometres of forest track easily accessible. Back Borland has two large fields, both with a stream running through them, in which guests are welcome to take children and/or dogs. The ‘endless’ swimming-pool provides optimal swimming conditions for a single swimmer and the current can be adjusted to a preferred level of difficulty. Even without the current, it still makes a lovely sized pool in which children can swim and have fun.
This is an ideal location to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Track 7, which both pass through Gartmore. Visit the Tossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or a little further afield, why not enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling - with its ancient castle - is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip.
The surrounding district is steeped in history and there are many characters in Scottish history who have had vast amounts written about them, but few as famous as Rob Roy Macgregor, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, all of whom had a part to play in the history of this area. Shop 1? miles.
- Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
- Elec, heating, bed linen and towels inc
- T/cot avail on request
- Freeview TV
- Video (small library)
- DVD (small library)
- Shared laundry room with use of w/machine and t/dryer
- Parking (for 6 cars)
- Shared ‘endless’ indoor heated swimming pool, (15ft x 10ft) avail all year round
- Shared infra-red sauna
- No smoking
Adjoining the owner’s home. Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove and French doors/dining room/kitchen/conservatory with wooden floor and beams throughout. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with whirlpool double ended 6ft bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and adjacent shower room with toilet.
- Small enclosed garden
Customer Reviews of The Byre, The Trossachs - Sleeps 8
1st comment: Thank you for a great holiday, we loved your cottage and the spacious open plan accommodation and the views. The pool and wood burner were an added bonus, the kids really enjoyed the pool. Overall, both families had a wonderful time and we would love to come back in the summer! Dec 2011.
2nd comment: Excellent location for getting around. Plenty of space for 8 people. Aug 2011.
3rd comment: Fantastic views from this lovely cottage. It is west-facing so gets all the afternoon sun. Rooms are good and beds very comfortable. Plenty of room for eight people in main living area. May 2011.
4th comment: As per brochure. Feb 2011.
5th comment: Spacious and clean. Jan 2010.
6th comment: The property was lovely and worked really well for our party. The owner had left flapjack and cava for our arrival, which was a lovely gesture and much appreciated. Sept 2010.
7th comment: Peaceful location and the owners made you feel very welcome. A great swimming pool that was great fun. Sept 2010.
8th comment: Stylish accommodation, very kind and helpful owners. Track up to the property. July 2010.
9th comment: Lovely open plan accomodation which suited us all. April 2010.
10th comment: Plenty privousy as bedrooms were well spread out. Size of living area and kitchen were excellent. Feb 2010.
11th Comment Gorgeous house. Jan 2010.