Historic Scottish Laird's Mansion sleeps 12 in grand and spacious selfcatering vacation rental accommodation in the mountains of a secluded glen and loch in Scotland's National Park. A family and friends gathering and holiday place.
Sleeps: 12 - Bedrooms: 5 - Bathrooms: 5
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 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 middle of October, Christmas and New Year.
The garden is large and secluded. There is free access to all the countryside and mountains and Loch.
Parking at the front of the house with ample space for your cars (12 at least)
The large dining room has five square tables which when fitted together form a large table for the seating of all.
There is a further table with additional chairs.
A breakfast bar with toasters and an extra under counter fridge.
There is an electric organ for that sing song!
There are Five 3 seater sofas. A Bar. A Piano. A Table. An Internet connected PC.
Changeover day is normally Saturday.
Arrival should be after 4pm and departure must be 10am
All linens are laundered and changed weekly.
Each bed has a high tog duvet with a freshly laundered cover.
Hand towels and bath sheets are provided for each guest. These are changed weekly.
A baby crib is provided but please bring your own baby linens etc.
In the area are Castles, Historic Houses (including Stronvar) and battle sites.
Museums, visitor centres, Whisky distilleries,a Safari Park,and excellent restaurants.
At least 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
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.
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 deposit of 30% is required at time of reservation.
The remaining 70% is due two months before arrival.
Your payment of a deposit will be taken as confirmation of you and your party's understanding and acceptance of the following conditions:
A deposit of 30% of the property rental must be paid by cheque, draft or bank transfer in British pounds at the time of booking. Before your booking is confirmed and a contract comes into existence, we reserve the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. No contract will exist between you and us until we have confirmed your booking in writing. Should you later cancel your booking, cancellation charges will become payable in accordance with paragraph 3. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason.
2. PAYMENT OF THE BALANCE
Payment of the balance must be paid by cheque, draft or bank transfer in British pounds at least two calendar months before arrival. If the balance is not received by us by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and cancellation charges will apply. If you book within two calendar months of arrival date, you will be required to pay the full cost of the property rental at the time of booking.
3. CANCELLATION BY YOU
If you (or any member of your party) wish to cancel all or any part of your booking, we must be notified of the decision IN WRITING. The cancellation will take effect from the day the written confirmation is received. The following charges will be payable depending on when the notification of the cancellation is received:
* Two calendar months or more before arrival - deposit forfeited
* Within two calendar months of arrival date - 100% of total booking cost
The above cancellation charges also apply if the booking is cancelled by us due to non-payment of the balance.
4. ALTERATIONS AND AMENDMENTS
If you change the dates of your booking this will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and cancellation charges will apply as at 3 above.
5. ALTERATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS BY US
Though it is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to confirmed arrangements, it does occasionally happen, and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If, for any reason beyond our control, we are unable to provide you with the property you have booked, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and refund the amount paid to us for the property. We will not be liable for any further obligations or claims by the client.
6. NUMBER OF PERSONS/REPLACEMENTS
Only the number of persons agreed may use the property. The number of people must not exceed the number of sleeping places indicated in the brochure except in the case of infants (under two years). Should the owner or the local representative (the keyholder) find that the number of people staying at the property exceeds that on the booking form he may at his absolute discretion, ask you and your party to vacate the property forthwith. No camping is permitted in the property grounds. Fires, Tea lights and Night lights are not allowed in the property or the grounds.
7. MINIMUM LETTING PERIOD
The minimum letting period is one week, except where a "short break" has been agreed.
8. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
You should arrive between 4pm and 7pm and leave before l0am on the day of departure. Please advise us if you cannot arrive and depart at these times.
9. DAMAGES ETC.
You must ensure that the property is securely locked when not occupied during the holiday let. You must replace any breakages, damage or losses, or reimburse the property owner for such breakages, damage or losses as stipulated by the property owner or keyholder.
It is a condition of booking that your party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance. Please note we cannot arrange insurance.
We do not accept responsibility for the breakdown of the supply of water, electricity or heating, though we will use our best endeavours to arrange for these problems to be solved. Any complaints must be notified to the keyholder or the owner within 24 hours of the occurrence giving rise to the complaint and must then be notified in writing before departure. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday, but then to write a letter of complaint upon return. However, should a problem remain unsolved you should make a complaint in writing to us within 14 days of the completion of the holiday. If you vacate the property before the end of the rental period without our authorisation you shall lose all rights to compensation.
The property will be cleaned throughout at the beginning of the rental period.
The person signing the contract is responsible for the correct and decent behaviour of his party. Should you and your party not behave in such a manner the keyholder or owner may at his absolute discretion ask you and your party to vacate the property.
Linen is included.
Photographs taken at our property cannot be used or sold for profit without authorisation.
Any valuables left at the property are left at your own risk. Neither the owners nor the keyholder, nor any agents are responsible for their loss.
17. LAW - JURISDICTION
These conditions and any contract to which they apply are governed in all respects by Scottish law and the Scottish courts only shall have jurisdiction in relation to any claim or dispute arising out of, or connected with them.
Neither the owner, nor the keyholder nor their servants will be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of the owner, the keyholder, their servants, or any other person. Neither will they be liable for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to person or property which the client or any other person may suffer or incur.