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.
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 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:- all with private bathrooms, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The MacGregor room has views over Loch Voil and the mountains to the north. Two single beds.
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.
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.
The Carnegie Room is large room with views to both the east and the south.
Three single beds.
The MacLaren room has views over the mountains and the garden to the south. A four poster double bed.
Outside is a large secluded private garden with access to miles of countryside, mountains and loch.
Available April to end of September.
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.
Our nearest Airports are Glasgow (GLA) and Edinburgh (EDI), both are about 60 miles from us.
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.