Our lovely log cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, overlooking a river a stroll from the beautiful highland village of Strathyre. Nestled amongst mountains with magical woods and scenic lochs, you’ll find yourself immersed in the best rugged beauty and wild landscapes that the Trossachs National Park has to offer. This is a location where you can truly unwind and enjoy life’s simple pleasures but once refreshed and restored, it provides a great base for exploring.
The open beamed accommodation is over two floors offering a comfortable lounge with log burner, dining area, modern kitchen and shower room on the ground floor. This open plan layout is great for allowing everyone to interact whilst catering and kids can escape upstairs. A spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms, the double bedroom has a lovely balcony with a splendid outlook to the mountains and seating for enjoying your morning coffee or to take in some amazing star gazing. The triple bedroom has fabulous views over the river and towards the village. The wonderful wood burning stove is the focal point, radiating warmth throughout and adding to the rustic alpine ambience. A veritable home from home, we can't think of anything you might miss. We provide logs for your stay and our cupboards are well stocked with all your kitchen staples. Even in poor weather there's plenty of entertainment with smart tvs, fibre broadband and a great selection of dvds, Wii, Playstation and board games.
Set in a tranquil picturesque estate, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it's a great place to relax and just drink in the scenery. Red squirrels are frequent visitors to our bird feeders. Children love exploring the grounds which offer lots of space to run around enjoying the wild, rural countryside. Around the cabin there are extensive grassy areas and the River Balvaig flows by our door where you can cast a line. You are licensed to use two rods from the river bank, mostly for brown trout. There's a little shingle beach by the cabin where you can launch kayaks, with nearby sailing and other watersports at Loch Earn. The cabin is also in a superb location for cycling so bring (or hire) bikes here since the tracks leave right from the door. You can take up the Bliss Trail from here - an award winning sculpture trail. If walking's your thing, you have access to gentle walks along the loch or to the neighbouring village of Balquhidder or more challenging hikes uphill! The woods around Strathyre are dog heaven too!
The Cabin is located very close to local amenities with shop/off licence, three lively hostelries, cafe, etc, just a short stroll away. For families, there's a playpark, tennis/recreation ground and an indoor pool/spa, sports courts and climbing wall in the bustling Trossachs metropolis of Callander with its plentiful tearooms and shops. Safari park, wildlife centres and working/petting farm are just a short drive. Water sports centres and canoe and bike hire nearby. Indeed, all the sporting and wildlife watching opportunities of the national park are easily accessible. There's all manner of sighting opportunities with bushcraft, tracking, navigation and wildlife observation days available or you could try a landrover safari outing to spot deer or maybe an eagle. The area offers a wide range of activities for families and children, including: Junior Ranger trails and Bushman fun in the forest. Wilderness trails, Twilight walk, Bike Hire, Canoe Safari and Geocaching and much more. 'Total Wipeout' fans can don a wetsuit and have a go at conquering an iceberg themselves at 'Go Country' and for a bit of monkey business there's 'Go Ape', an aerial treetop walkway with UK's biggest zip wire. Excellent golf courses afford fantastic views and pony trekking can be arranged.
For foodies, a visit to Monachyle Mhor and Mhor 84 (Scottish gastropub of the year with its weekly folk sessions) in Balquhidder glen (2 mile walk) is a must (as well as their fish and bakery outposts in Callander). Strathyre is well served locally having three pubs, all serving great food, cafe and even an ice cream parlour in the village.
The cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth are easily reached and it's perfectly possible to visit a west coast island, Glencoe or Loch Ness for the day. With numerous delightful villages and attractive towns to visit, you'll find a myriad of sights to see and things to do. There are umpteen delightful days out to different lochs but of special note is the paddle steamer around Loch Katrine or a cruise on Loch Lomond. Uncover the history by visiting an impressive selection of castles and don't miss Rob Roy's grave when you're in the heart of his homeland.