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
Living room with wooden floor, wood-burning stove and double sofa-bed (for +2)/well-equipped kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.
Customer Reviews of The Steading Holiday Cottage, The Trossachs, sleeps 2/4
1st comment: Care needs to be taken when driving up the track to the property, but OK, if drive slowly. Excellent base for walking and cycling in the surrounding areas. March 2012.
2nd comment: It was finished to a very high standard, as we arrived late the fire was lit and a bottle of cava and flapjacks were waiting. It was a lovely welcome, very cosy and inviting. Nov 2010.
3rd comment: Accommodation lovely. Oct 2010.
4th comment: The property was in the perfect setting, peaceful and relaxing with plenty of scenery, also within a few miles drive of some great walks and hiking. Sept 2010.
5th comment: It was well equipped and welcoming. Beautiful surroundings. The pool was fab! The track to The Steading was about half a mile long, but my car got up it easily. It was really nice. Aug 2010.
6th comment: Beautiful setting with stunning views. Modern accommodation, ideal as a romantic get away. May 2010.
7th comment: They made us feel really welcome and the break was just what we wanted. March 2010.
8th comment: Very cosy accommodation and friendly helpful owners. Fabulous location - felt like it was in the middle of no where but was very conveniently located within easy reach of Glasgow and the Trossachs National Park. Feb 2010.
9th comment: In a nice peaceful location with all mod cons and more! The sauna is a welcome bonus. Jan 2010.
10th comment: Excellent location, beautiful views and wonderful cosy accommodation. Jan 2010.