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Beautiful Detached House in Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful stand alone Country Cottage

Deep in the heart of leafy Buchanan Castle Estate, Strathendrick House is a haven of peace and tranquility. A vast garden, dominated by an enormous fir, and surrounded by mature trees and an orchard, ensure utter seclusion and privacy.

This substantial 4 bedroom cottage situated in the grounds of Buchanan Castle has two log-burning stoves, and a state-of-the-art maple and granite kitchen. There are two en suites and a master bathroom with free-standing bath, two living rooms, dining room and playroom. This room also acts as the fifth bedroom should numbers require (a dedicated shower room and toilet is available for that room)

There are substantial private gardens featuring an orchard, private access to stream, al fresco dining, trampolines and swings. Suitable for families, large groups, and also suitable for couples looking for a romantic and secluded break.

The village of Drymen is charming. Local amenities include several fine pubs all serving traditional hot and cold food, a supermarket, a bank, a local butcher, a gallery and a souvenir shop and a well stocked library of books and DVDs. There are a variety of events including ceilidhs regular fairs and dances throughout the year. Ideally located for exploring the beauty of Loch Lomond.

Complimentary Welcome Pack upon arrival consisting of Bottle Red Wine, Shortbread, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper. Cleaning Starter Pack provided containing all your essentials.

More Details

J.A. Ker Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

Why J.A. Ker Russell chose Scotland

We wanted a secluded spot, but not isolated, within walking distance to a village and local pub / restaurant. We were looking to bring up a young family in somewhere we could always call home and always look forward to returning to, whatever age we were. And we wanted somewhere special, that excited us each time we arrived. Strathendrick House has achieved everything we wanted and more!

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded and private but not isolated

Big enough to fit friends and family, small enough to feel warm, welcomed and comfortable

Decorated and finished with charm and taste but not flash

An amazing garden with its own private river

A family of deer that treats that garden as it's own

A perfect place to get away but never too far


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alexandria in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm System
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Claw foot
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , A quirky room, really cosy and welcoming
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large guest room with en suite and private balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fabulous south facing views to garden. En suite and balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , All the comforts of home. Adjoining bathroom with claw feet
  • The playroom / games room downstairs is enormous and doubles as the fifth bedroom when numbers dictate. Either twin beds that can be joined into a double or a comfortable, easy to use sofa bed is available when required. There is a dedicated downstairs shower room and toilet allowing guests privacy from the rest of the house
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Detached House in Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Booked the accommodation for a 4 night stay due to our son getting married at Boturich Castle at Balloch. Though not exactly on the door step of the wedding venue (8miles away) it was perfect for our needs. Great that we could enjoy mornings and evenings together before and after the wedding but also in a great location. 10 min walk into Drymen a lovely wee village and on the door step of Loch Lomond and surrounding areas. The house provided everything for our needs but would suggest more hanging space (no actual wardrobes but plenty of drawer space). Dawn (housekeeper) made us feel very welcome and was there for anything else you wanted or needed. Would certainly love to come again and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hangers bought and hanging space being reviewed. Thank you for your thoughts and thank you again for staying. Delighted you enjoyed it so much.
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Large attractive rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted that the house was as nice as described. Interesting furnishings, large rooms with two cosy fireplaces. There was lots of footpaths for exploring, and a quick 10 minute jaunt to the pretty town of Drymen.

The owner was most accommodating, in providing a cot and high chair for a small baby. The older children loved playing on the trampoline.

The only negative was a very dirty oventhat we had to clean before using it. Otherwise we spent a delightful week, and would certainly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer Delighted you enjoyed the house and garden. It's pretty special and also delighted you liked the walks to the pubs and restaurants in the village which are great. I appreciate your comments on the state of the oven so I will have a conversation with my housekeeper to ensure that it does not get in that condition again. Please accept my apologies and be assured it will be dealt with immediately. Regards Ker
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Idyllic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous holiday, in a gorgeous house, close to Stirling, Glasgow and of course the beautiful Loch Lomond. Strathendrick was very spacious and comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Most days we found wild dear chilling in the garden. We had a very relaxing time with lots of fun.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and had everything you could possibly want. We have 2 children (12 & 10) and they loved the place. There is so much room in the house, and every one of them is very comfortable and very well looked after. The kids spent a lot of time in the garden playing, and we made several meals in the very generous kitchen. The evenings were spent around the wonderful log burners (probably didn't need them on as the weather was lovely), which really finished every day off so well. The scenery is stunning and the local amenites are only a short walk away, and the pubs are all friendly and the food is great. You feel like you have your own little patch of heaven, we will definitely be returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful family home in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay from the first glimpse of the house through the trees to spotting the deer as we drove out on our way home. The area was great, the scenery was stunning and there was plenty to do. We were planning a return visit on the drive home!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful weekend break

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding house, we all had a fantastic time, each room was beautiful, I would highly recommend this beautiful getaway and will book again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Drymen Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Buchanan Castle Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Buchanan Arms Hotel
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Directions to Drymen

From Glasgow City Centre (22 miles)

Follow signposts to Aberfoyle (A81) along Great Western Road until Anniesland Cross, turning right onto the Switchback. At Canniesburn Toll roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A809 (signposted Bearsden Cross & Drymen), continue through Bearsden Cross, after 1000m the A809 to Drymen branches to the right, go straight through the next roundabout, Drymen is signposted from then onwards.

From Glasgow Airport (25 miles)

Take the M8 towards Greenock, follow signposts for Erskine Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the A82 to Dumbarton & Loch Lomond. Close to reaching Loch Lomond follow the signs to Balloch, taking you onto the A811, continue through Balloch heading for Stirling & Drymen it is well signposted after this point.

From Stirling (21 miles)

Follow signposts for Loch Lomond and A811, remain on this road and after approximately 15 miles, Drymen is well signposted.

From Edinburgh Airport & Rosyth Ferry Terminal (60 miles)

On leaving Edinburgh, take the M9 towards Stirling, take exit 10 following the tourist route signs to Loch Lomond, this takes you onto the A811, remain on this road and after approximately 15 miles, Drymen is well signposted.

Having arrived in the vicinity of Drymen:

Please note that Strathendrick House is not actually in the village of Drymen but situated in Buchanan Castle Estate. (Please follow the link to our personal website for directions from Buchanan Castle Estate).

Situated in Scotland’s first National Park, and with Loch Lomond, and the majesty of Ben Lomond close by, the area is staggeringly beautiful. A huge variety of outdoor activities are on offer; golfers have the choice of many top class courses all within easy reach, including the championship course of Loch Lomond, as well as the Buchanan Castle course and the delightful 8 holes of Stathendrick, which are only minutes away. The Drymen and East Loch Lomond area is a veritable paradise for anglers of every level of experience. The waters of this area are the home to many different types of fish including: brown & rainbow trout, perch, pike, salmon and roach, whilst Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, offers a wide range of water sports, to suit all ages and abilities, including sailing, canoeing and waterskiing. For avid horse riders, stables are situated within the Buchanan Castle Estate itself.

The village of Drymen itself is endlessly charming, with local amenities, several fine pubs and eateries, a leisure and sports complex open to the public, as well as a variety of events including ceilidhs, agricultural shows, and dances at Hogmanay. With the historic town of Stirling and its castle, battlefields and monuments, and Glasgow, the City of Culture and Entertainment both less than half an hours drive away, this delightful holiday house has something to offer everyone.

Please follow the link to our website for a more informative guide to Strathendrick House and activities in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alexandria, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Season
11 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Holidays under 7 nights are charged based on the following sliding scale:

Days Percentage

We accept the following payment methods: PayPal / Bank transfer. The security / good housekeeping deposit is payable immediately on booking via PayPal secure payments.
The FULL BALANCE is due approx 8/10 weeks before the date of your arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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