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    In the heart of the Trossachs National Park, Balvaig Cottage is the perfect village location for walking, cycling, canoeing or a cruise on Loch Katrine.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Games console - Xbox
      Games console - Xbox
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "In the heart of the Trossachs National Park Balvaig Cottage is the perfect village location for walking cycling canoeing or a cruise on Loch Katrine.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nStep to entrance.\n\nLiving room\n With wood burner 40’’ Freeview TV Now TV movie package Xbox 360 and a selection of games iPod dock and wooden floor.\n\nDining room\n With wood burner and iPod dockCD player.\n\nKitchen\n With electric oven gas hob microwave fridge dishwasher Tassimo coffee machine and tiled floor.\n\nUtilitycloakroom\n With freezer washing machine and toilet.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1\n With kingsize bed.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds.\n\nShower room\n With shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail. \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nOil central heating gas electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.\n\n Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out areas garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars additional parking in public car park. No smoking. Please note There are 3 steps in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £100.\n\n Situated in the heart of Strathyre village Balvaig Cottage retains its Victorian charm whilst offering all the home comforts for a relaxing holiday. This traditional detached red sandstone property dates back to 1897 and features a fitted kitchen and two wood burners. There is excellent internet connectivity and a 40 Freeview TV with Now TV movies package as well as a DVD player via the Xbox 360 which also includes a selection of games. Upstairs the master bedroom has a kingsize bed and original fireplace whilst the generous twin bedroom has built-in wardrobe space and window seat.\nThe property sits in half an acre of well-maintained garden offering space for children to play and explore and to sit and enjoy the views towards Glen Ample and watch the birdlife.\n\nThe village is well-served by the shop opposite offering all the basics including daily newspapers. The local inn a few yards along the road is the social hub of the village. It offers a warm welcome to all including children and dogs and has a good selection of pub grub and guest ales. The café at the south end of the village is well worth a visit and the two hotels are open to non-residents for meals and refreshments.\n\nThe property is ideally located to explore the surrounding Trossachs National Park and beyond by foot bike or car. The Sustran UK Route 7 runs past the car park opposite and provides a dedicated cycleway and footpath to Callander to the south and Glenogle and Killin to the north following the route of the old Callander and Oban railway. Step through the gate at the bottom of the garden and you are on the Rob Roy Way the long distance footpath following many of the routes used by the notorious outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor in the 17th and 18th centuries. For the more adventurous some of Scotland’s best hill walking is within easy reach including the munros Stuc a Chroin Ben Vorlich and Ben Lawyers. Loch Lubnaig a mile south and its tributary the Balvaig River offer fishing and canoeing.\n\nLocal attractions include Rob Roy’s grave in the pretty village of Balquidder 4 miles the Falls of Leny the bustling towns of Callander and Killin and the Falls of Dochart 9 miles north. From the Trossachs Pier 16 miles daily steam ships cruise up and down Loch Katrine. Doune Castle 17 miles is a must for Monty Python fans and 3 miles further on is the Argarty Red Kite Centre.\n\nFurther afield Stirling 25 miles is dominated by the impressive castle and The Wallace Monument whilst for rugged spectacular Scottish landscapes Glencoe an hour’s drive to the north is hard to beat as well as offering skiing in winter. Glasgow 50 miles and Edinburgh 60 miles are served by excellent road connections making them easy destinations for day excursions. Shop pub and restaurant 100 yards. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/106/840/10616864.jpg UK5935

    Balvaig Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.0 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews

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    out of 10

    A very cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Ideally situated for walking and off road cycling. A lovely back garden (our dog was very happy) which led on to forestry tracks which went for miles.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely new year break. Very comfortable we felt right at home. Would book again and recommend.



    out of 10

    Disappointing that there was no welcome pack or complimentary wood for the burners. As others have said, needs a good deep clean. We had to clean the fridge due to mold!!! Don't look under the sofa!!!!



    out of 10

    Lovely warm comfortable cottage with everything you need having been thought of. Great to come back to when you have the spent the day exploring.



    out of 10

    The cottage was beautiful and had everything you would need. There are a few places to drink and eat close by with some being within walking distance. There is a shop a few steps from the front door. The garden is huge and very well maintained. Will be returning in the near future.



    out of 10

    This is a lovely cottage, spacious yet cosy. Generally well equipped but some soap in the bathroom would have been appreciated. It's about 10 mins drive from callander where there are shops and restaurants - there are few options in strathyre. The cottage was generally clean but is looking tired and a bit grubby now. Probably too many quick wipe rounds between tenants and is ready for a good deep clean. The cottage is on a main road which is fairly busy during the day and quiet at night. But we were not disturbed by traffic at any time. The unusual Y shaped staircase may not be suitable for the less mobile, we found it awkward and the treads are narrow in depth. But I'd happily return and would recommend this cottage.



    out of 10

    We had a fantastic stay at Balvaig Cottage. It’s a beautiful, cosy, well equipped house. The beds are very comfortable and the garden is amazing. Positioned in a stunning part of Scotland, with so much to do and see in the area. Ideal for walkers or cyclists & many attractions within driving distance. We stayed here for a week but would happily have stayed longer. Would definitely recommended a stay here.



    out of 10

    If you are looking for a quiet holiday with lots of dog walking then this is the place to go. Excellent well kept cottage with everything you could ask for. Huge well kept garden leading onto numerous trails into the surrounding hills, and across the road an excellent cycle/walking trail leading to Callander and Lochearnhead. For such a small place Strathyre is spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink, with the White Stag Inn almost next door and two more hotels also providing a service. The Broche Café nestles in the woods and is popular with walkers, cyclists and passing motorists and a small store provides essential provisions. All in all we had an excellent week with many miles walked and numerous sunny nights sitting outside with a beer. Would go back again.



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage with a fantastic garden. Beautiful walks from the village and more a short drive away. Handy village shop, pub and cafe.



    out of 10

    Fabulous cottage. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Village is lovely with a great little cafe and dog friendly pubs. Beautiful location, we had a wonderful holiday.



    out of 10

    White stag inn- doesn’t supply midweek lunches- the broch cafe nearby supplied good range of soup and sandwiches which made up for it. The cottage and garden was lovely and would definitely book again.



    out of 10

    The is a beautifully presented and equipped cottage, it is not from Loch Lubniag and a café. If was perfect for us with a Labrador, with walk out from the back of the garden in to the wider hills and walk network. The local pubs in Strathyre need to invest a bit but there are other places in within a short drive ( 10 mins ) such as Mohr 84 towards Lochernhead and a Pub called Laid in Kilmahog. The cottage was spacious, clean and had everything you will need to explore the local area. we will return if we are in the area in the future



    out of 10

    My wife Jennifer and I had a great time at Belvaig cottage in Strathyre . Everything you could ask for is to hand . You’ll be amazed at the spacious surroundings both inside the house and out . Very many excellent walks in the area and also a lot of history attached to the surrounding area . There is also a shop located nit more than fifty yards away and appears to be well stocked . The cottage is a must if your looking for a short break . My hat goes off to the proprietors with regards to their thoughtfulness in every respect Sincerely yours Claude and Jennifer



    out of 10

    Lovely welcoming, homely, well equipped cottage in a good location with fantastic walks on the doorstep or just a short drive away. The extremely large garden was a bonus - our dog loved it. Would definitely recommend Balvaig Cottage ??



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