Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations Balquhidder
Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendation in Balquhidder, Scotland.
Tom na Voil is a comfortable well furnished holiday cottage in the village of Balquhidder, famed as the resting place of Rob Roy McGregor. Local walks begin on your doorstep Kirkton Glen to Creag an Tuirc and the Rob Roy Way, National Cycle Network Route 7 begin nearby. With two kingsize ensuites and a twin bedroom with family bathroom this is a great family cottage secluded yet with internet access.
Cnoc Famh is a charming and deceptively spacious country cottage within the beautiful setting of Scotland's First National Park. It is just two minutes walk from the village of Balquhidder. Set in 8 acres of secluded and private land with spectacular panoramic views the patio looks over the pond with its abundance of wildlife and wildflowers. The garden is bordered by two private rivers with salmon and trout fishing. This is a lovely place for walking, exploring or simply relaxing in such comfortable surroundings. Cnoc Famh is an excellent base for exploring historic Scotland and is superbly situated for outdoor activities including forest walks, cycling, climbing and canoeing. It's just two minutes walk to Loch Voil. The cottage is traditionally designed, bright, cozy and secluded. Downstairs is comprised of a large comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove and doors to the patio, a well equipped kitchen and a shower room with toilet. The spiral staircase leads to three bedrooms, one double & two twin, a bathroom and toilet. There are panoramic views from all rooms. There is double-glazing and heating through out the cottage.
Alladyn Lodge cabin is warm and cosy all year round. Furnished to a high standard, open plan lounge with 42' Plasma TV with Home Cinema, Flame effect fire, dining and kitchen area, 3 bedrooms (master en-suite), main bathroom, washer/ dryer, with parking for 2 vehicles. It is situated on a Scenic site within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Rob Roy country. Graded 4 star by the Scottish Tourist, and AA 3 Pennants, the Park also holds a Silver Green Business Award and Silver David Bellamy Environmental Excellence Award. The Park is on the site of the old Balquhidder Railway Station, the Railway steps, Platform and Tunnel can still be seen. The Park has resident Red Squirrels and wild flowers and butterflies abound! The Rob Roy Walking Trail and Cycle Route 7 which provides safe cycling amongst the beautiful scenery pass across the road from the Park. Nearby Loch Earn is a centre for both fishing and water-sports: water skiing, canoeing and sailing. there is also a sea plane, and lots of walking trails around the area. Only 80 minutes from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth, the Balquhidder Braes are ideal for outdoor activities including golf, walking, water sports, fishing and cycling, also as a base to visit the many places of interest in easy reach.
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