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Perthshire, Scotland  (# 19383)
 Scotland National Park Family Vacations
  VacationsFRBO Perthshire Vacation Rentals Property ID 19383 Stronvar House  

Major City: Stirling
Distance: 20-30 mi

Type:   House
Area: Rural

Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 12
Baths: 5
Size: 1200 Sq M

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

 
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Stronvar House
   
 
 

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Name: Colin Gompertz

Phone: +44(0)1877384688

Languages: English

Personal Website: http://www.stronvar.co.uk

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-03-15

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     Description 


Enjoying a beautiful location in the heart of Scotland, 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 central heating and
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 a PC with
24/7 Internet connection.
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 bedrooms:-
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, colour television, 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,
colour television, 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, colour television, 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, colour television,
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.
Available April to September only.



 

     Amenities 


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!



 

     Attractions 


In the area are Castles, Historic Houses (including Stronvar) and
battle sites.
Museums, visitor centres, Whisky distilleries,a Safari Park, a
Wildlife centre and excellent restaurants.
30 Golf Courses within area for a day's golf.
Pony trekking and Watersports.
Hillwalking and mountains to climb.
The National Cycle track Route 7 passes the entrance to Stronvar.
Bicycles can be rented from Callander
Fishing (Our Loch Voil and many others)
Theatre and cinema and major shopping in Stirling (30 miles - 45km)
A comprehensive up to date information file is always kept in the
house.
There are many pubs with excellent beer in local villages.
Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by Trains from Stirling
or Dunblane which avoids difficult parking in those cities.
Our guests sometimes arrange our local village bus company to
transport them to Edinburgh and back for a very economical price in
a private minibus.
There is no public transport from Stronvar so cars are essential .
Local Village shops (Strathyre and Lochearnhead both with post
offices) are excellent for all general groceries (And local gossip
and advice!) Callander 12 miles (16km) away has two supermarkets.
Churches:Balquhidder is Presbyterian, Lochearnhead is Episcopalian
and there is also Roman Catholic in Callander and all are very
welcoming.
Sports centre with swimming pool at Callander. Tennis in Strathyre.
Our garden is secluded and there is free access to all the
countryside and mountains.
A map is essential and we recommend 2.5km to 1cm scale or borrow the
one in Stronvar House.



 

     Rates 



The price of GBPounds £1650 per week includes all electricity, hot water, linens and towels and a free to use internet connected PC. There are no hidden charges. A non refundable deposit of 30% (£495) is payable at time of reservation with the remainder due 2 months before arrival. Non UK guests please pay by bank transfer.



 

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