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Family Friendly Refurbished Detached Country Cottage set in Castle Grounds

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect property for family & friend reunions. Stunning interior, amazing garden

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

This prestigious property has been completely upgraded and modernized throughout the winter of 2017-18

In addition to the four charming bedrooms located upstairs, the house now comprises a spacious downstairs bedroom with en-suite, perfect for older family members or those with small children. The newly built state of the art kitchen, with its large island, the centrepiece for socializing and food prep, features a mix of solid wood units, stainless steel and granite.The kitchen adjoins the living area in a vast open plan space, further opening out through french doors onto the beautiful garden and private river. Al fresco dining at your fingertips! The p[roperty has three log-burning stoves dotted throughout the living areas and a cosy TV snug. There are three en-suites and 2 public bathrooms, one with a claw footed, Victorian style bath.

The house is tastefully decorated, in a mix of the traditional and modern, and feels much more like a home than a holiday property. There is private access to the stream at the bottom of the garden, trampolines and swings. Although suitable for families, friends, or larger groups, Strathendrick is also suitable for couples looking for a romantic and secluded break. Remember, it is first and foremost a comfortable family home.

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, souvenir shop and a well-stocked library. There are a variety of events including ceilidhs, regular fairs and dances throughout the year. It is also ideally located for exploring the beauty of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, and the gateway to the West Highlands.

Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all within easy reach.

We supply a complimentary Welcome Pack upon arrival consisting wine, shortbread, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, olive oil & salt & pepper. There is also a Cleaning Starter Pack provided containing all the essentials.

More Details

Owner
J.A. Ker Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Why J.A. Ker Russell chose Drymen

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 our garden as their own

A perfect place to get away but never too far from dining out, a pint or a familiar face

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Drymen in Stirling

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm System
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Claw foot
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to master bedroom
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to large guest bedroom
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Communal shower and toilet off kitchen area
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to large ground floor bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Single room / Cosy & homely. Just right for one!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fabulous views over garden. En suite & private balcon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large guest bedroom. En suite & private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin/double & en suite. On ground floor for limited mobility
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin/double. Adjoining (claw footed bath) bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family Friendly Refurbished Detached Country Cottage set in Castle Grounds
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
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the best place I have ever stayed in my life

  • 5 of 5

This was, hands down, the best place I have ever stayed. Everything was perfect. The kitchen was clean and we'll equipped, the rooms were spacious and clean, and the garden was beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5

Beautiful house and experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a whole family holiday , with a 2 and 4 year old along to keep us active.

The house inside and out is beautiful and well updated and decorated.

There is plenty of accommodation , up to 9 beds in very large spacious bedrooms some with great views of the grounds.

Glasgow and Stirling are about 40 minutes away for serious shopping and Drymen is within walking distance with plenty of restaurants.Lock Lomand is 10 minutes away and North and west this area is the gateway to some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery in the world.

Making the reservation and communicating with the owner was flawless and Dawn the housekeeper could not have been more helpful throughout .

Just a fabulous place to s

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here as a family to celebrate my dad's birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a lovely big house with beautiful grounds and a perfect remote location. Unfortunately the weather was terrible and we didn't get a chance to use the garden which was a real shame as it would have been fantastic. We were told when we were leaving that renovations are being done to modernise the house and I think they will reap the benefits when they do. I'm sure it will be an outstanding place to stay once complete not that it wasn't great before. Would definitely return and I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A really nice house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in August. The first thing to say is that this house feels like someones home, not a holiday rental. It is nicely laid out and tastefully decorated in an ecletic way with lots of interesting pictures. It is fitted and furnished to a high quality - higher than most rented houses. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped and opens into a dining area with an excellent log burning stove. They leave loads and loads of logs. There are two connected lounge areas , one of which which has double doors with panoramic views of the beautiful garden. On a nice evening you can go through the doors and sit with your drink on the cobbled terrace. When it starts to get a bit chilly you can toss a few logs in the fire pit and stay out longer.

The two main bedrooms are large and have on-suites. The other bedrooms are small and there is also a bed in the downstairs play room. The ensuite shower rooms are spacious and there is plenty of hot water delivered with good pressure.

The setting is absolutley beautiful with a large garden and a burn running down one side. There is a pathway to walk to the village of Drymen which takes about 15 minutes and we would highly recommend the Clachan Inn for good beer and food. The pub accepts dogs - not that we had any of course!

The minor negative points are that the ensuite in the main bedroom is a little gloomy because there is not enough lighting. You will bang you head on the staircase at some point. And there is no tumble dryer... in Scotland!!!

Overall we absolutley loved this place and would highly recommend it. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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5

Definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, very high standard accommodation, excellent value for money :) Will definitely recommend :)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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loved the stay.

  • 4 of 5

My party from India and Pakistan enjoyed their stay in this idyllic spot of Scotland. House felt like home from home, and the deer in the garden were a bonus.

The guests have promised to come again. Definitely!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nirmal, we made two promises when you booked. Firstly that you'd love the house and secondly, if you were very lucky, the family of deer would visit you regularly. Both promises have been fulfilled. Please come back when you just need a break. You and your family are welcome anytime!
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Location

The Oak Tree Inn
Great bar food, next to the boatyard at Balmaha with super walks up to Conic Hill. The views...
The Clachan Inn
Super pub grub and a great atmosphere day and night. Very popular with both locals and touri...
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Drymen Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Buchanan Castle Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Balloch
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Buchanan Arms Hotel
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Glencoe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Balmaha
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Drymen, 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
 
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
10 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 4 nights
From
£350
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year Week
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 4 nights
From
£390
£1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
9 Feb 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
7 Sep 2019 - 8 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
9 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 4 nights
From
£350
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
28 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 4 nights
From
£390
£1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

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
3____________70%
4____________75%
5____________80%
6____________100%

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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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