No. 5: Trossachs guest suite for outdoor adventure

Entire guest suite hosted by Elaine

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Our fresh, Scandanavian-style guest-suite has e-bike charging, secure storage for bikes & outside space for washing bikes and storing kayaks. A perfect base for hiking, biking & water sport around Callander & the Trossachs, & also very central for exploring Scotland. Adjoined to our family home, this studio living space has a cosy sleeping area, en-suite shower room and modern cooking facilities. We use eco-friendly, locally sourced products where possible and donate income to charities.

The space
Situated on the edge of Callander, our home, with separate annexe, has parking on our driveway and separate entrance at the side (adjoining door to our home will be locked. You will hear us when we are passing the internal door). Outside there is a tap & hose, Asgard (very secure) bike shed, with e-bike charging socket inside. There is a table & chairs outside, although we would ask you to be respectful of our neighbours.
Inside, there is a cosy, comfortable double bed & a bed-settee with mattress topper (comfortable for 1, cosy for 2!).
The shower room has electric shower.
Full, modern cooking facilities.
Heated clothes dryer for drying outdoor clothing.
Large, detailed map of Trossachs national park.
For longer stays, laundry facilities negotiable.

Where you'll sleep

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1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Callander is located in the heart of the beautiful Trossachs National Park and is an ideal base to reach other parts of Scotland.
Our house is walking distance into the small tourist town of Callander, featuring views of the mountain and beautiful River Teith. There is also a cycle-path and river walk into town.
The town has two supermarkets, located at opposite ends, many coffee shops restaurants and pubs, often featuring Scottish music. There are endless walks, cycles and access to a multitude of outdoor sports and interesting places to visit. If you have a particular interest, we would be happy to forward you information or answer any questions. We have a file of information to help you enjoy your time here.

Walking distance from house:
River walk (20 seconds!)
Cycle-path (5 minutes across main road)
Co-op Supermarket (15 minutes)
Petrol station and basic shop (2 minute walk)
Coffee shops (10-15 minutes)
Mhor Bakery (20-25 minutes)
Deli Ecosse (20 minutes)
Restaurants (15 minutes)
Famous fish and chip shop (15 minutes)
Bracklinn Falls waterfall walk (30-45 minutes to reach waterfall)
River walk into town (5 minutes to start)
Playground (20 minutes)
McLaren Leisure Centre (30 minute walk, 7 minute drive): swimming, climbing wall, badminton courts, gym
Banks (15 minutes)
Health Centre (5 minutes)
Bus stop (5 minutes)

Loch Vennacher (15-20 minute CYCLE)
Loch Lubnaig (30 minute CYCLE)


Travel
Bus stop (5 mins from house): Bus to Stirling (50 minutes)
Train station: Bridge of Allan, Dunblane (20 minute drive/both free parking) or Stirling (25 minutes drive). You can reach Glasgow or Edinburgh in less than an hour, or further afield – Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Motorway (12 miles to M9/A9 & M80)
Edinburgh airport (40 miles), Glasgow airport (47 miles)

Things to do

Walk: Can walk from house or drive short distances to massive number of beautiful walks – long and short. We have details of many walks in forests or along loch sides and also little coffee shops/restaurants to visit en-route). Nearby David Marshall Lodge, Lendrick Hill Visitor Centre, Druim Wood, all have lovely walks for children.

Cycle: There is a cycle path in Callander from which you can access the National Route 7. Loch Venachar and Loch Lubnaig are the closest lochs. The well known, Loch Katrine is a 30 minute drive. Here you can cycle to the top (1-2 hours), enjoy the restaurant and take the Sir Walter Scott steam boat back to your car (must book). There is another cycle path between Doune and Dunblane (15 minute drive to start). From Dunblane, you can cycle across the Glen road to the spa village of Bridge of Allan, where many people enjoy ice-creams and the many restaurants and coffee shops lining the vibrant main street.
Mountain biking (hire and tracks) are available from Wheels in Callander or at the well-known Comrie Croft woodland campsite.

Mountains: Ben Ledi is our local mountain, accessible by bike from our house or a short 10 minute drive to start. Ben Aan is a 25 minute drive and good for smaller children, although can be busy. Ben Venue can be reached from Kinlochard, beside the beautiful Loch Ard. Further afield are Ben Vorlich near Lochearnhead, Ben Lawers on the most stunning Loch Tay, near Killin or Schiehallion.

Lochs: The Park is home to 22 larger lochs. In addition to the lochs accessible by bike; Loch Lomond, Loch Ard, Loch Earn, Loch Tay are all 40-60 minutes drive from Callander). Visitors who explore the Park by car, on foot or bike will also come across countless smaller lochs and lochans.
There is a well-known 3 Loch drive which takes approximately one hour or stop off and picnic and walk around Loch Drunkie.
In addition, there are several sea lochs on the western fringes of the Park, such as Loch Long and Loch Goil. Loch Ness is a 3 hour drive.

Boat: Steam boat at Loch Katrine.
Small boat to visit a Historic priory at our only Scottish lake, Lake of Menteith (20 minute drive).
Historic Scotland boat to Kerrera from Oban (the island of Kerrera has no roads and few houses. You can walk to a castle and wonderful tea-garden whilst gazing on the western isles beyond!)

Outdoor Activities: Horse-riding (Castle Rednock), Watersports (Go Outdoors, Loch Ard; Ardeonaig, Killin), Sailing, Falconry, Off-road driving, Go-Ape (climbing tree-top challenge, David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle).

Golf: Callander has a golf course as well as nearby Dunblane and Bridge of Allan. The famous Gleneagles golf course is 30 minutes drive.

Castles: Doune castle (20 minute drive), famously known as film location for Outlander, Monty Python and Game of Thrones. Stirling castle (30 minute drive or 50 minute bus journey) has wonderful views towards Edinburgh and back to the mountains near Callander. This castle is beautifully decorated and furnished and has many hands-on activities for children.
Castle Campbell, Dollar
Blair Castle
Scone Palace
Edinburgh Castle has a commanding view of coastal Edinburgh and can be reached by train from Dunblane or Bridge of Allan (free parking at both).

Scottish History/National Trust Properties: We have guides for both. Close to home are the Wallace Monument, Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Inchmaholme Priory. Crannog on Loch Tay (ancient, round farm dwelling, built on the water. Brilliant children's activities).

Science: Science Centre, Glasgow; Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh; Falkirk Wheel.

Sport: The Peak, Stirling is a large leisure centre/sports village with large swimming pool, ice rink and much more. Stirling University has many sports facilities.

Museums: Kelvingrove, Glasgow; V&A, Dundee; Discovery (Robert Scott's Antarctic ship), Dundee; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; National War Museum, Edinburgh. (many Scottish museums are free).

Art Galleries: The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling; Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth; Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

Cinema: Callander Hostel shows films, McRobert Cinema at Stirling University or The Vue at Stirling.

Distilleries: There are so many close by in Callander and Deanston or further afield in Crieff, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Fife, Highlands & Islands and Speyside.

Festivals: Callander hosts an Arts and Crafts Summer Festival in July and a Jazz & Blues Festival in October. The amazing Edinburgh Festival is in August.

Ceilidhs (Scottish dancing) and Highland Games: are a must, we can help locate these.

Beaches: Our favourites are St Andrews (West Sands and East Sands), Tentsmuir Forest Beach (Leuchars, near St Andrews); Ganavan Sands, Oban or Tralee Bay near Oban. We also play in the water at River Teith behind Doune Castle or The Scout Pool, Keltie Glen, Callander or at the many lochs around Callander.

Other:
Kelpies, Falkirk; Blair Drummond Safari Park (15 minute drive); Auchingarrich Wildlife Park (1 hour drive),;Bird viewing (search RSPB – Red Kites, Argatay, Doune; Perth), David Marshall Lodge, Visitor Centre and beautiful walks, Aberfoyle).

Visit nearby villages of :
Dunblane: a small cathedral town steeped in history, home town of Andy Murray, Tennis legend and Wimbeldon winner.
Bridge of Allan: a Victorian spa town on the River Allan, features beautiful walks, restaurants, coffee shops. There is a popular walk linking Dunblane and Bridge of Allan and the train also links the two towns if you prefer.
Doune
Comrie, Crieff
Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Pitlochry
Stronochlachar
Balquidder, Strathyre, Killin, Brig o Turk
Loch Ard, Aberfoyle, Port of Menteith, Gartmore
Kippen
Killearn, Drymen, Balmaha, Luss

Further afield:
Stirling (25 minute drive). Has park and ride scheme or can park in centre)
St Andrews (1hr 30 minute drive)
Edinburgh (1hr 15 minute drive. We prefer train or park and tram.)
Glasgow (50 minute drive. We prefer train.)
Dundee (1hr 13 minute drive)
Perth (50 minute drive)
Oban (1 hr 50 minute drive)

Supermarkets: we have 2 small supermarkets in Callander.
We also have a new refill, Eco-Den, based at Feeds & Stoves in Callander.
Dunblane has a larger Tesco and Marks & Spencer.
Stirling has a wide variety of larger supermarkets (Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Sainsbury, Aldi, Lidl) and many shops.

Markets: Doune has a farmer's market on last Sat of month, Stirling has a Fruit and Veg market every Tues, Wed, Thur (McKechnnies Farm Shop).

Scottish gifts: Callander has gifts (most tasteful at Creative Callander). Doune Chic, Doune and Made in Stirling, Stirling also stock tasteful Scottish gifts.

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