We hope that you enjoyed the last blog post which featured questions regarding Chauffeur’s Cottage. This weeks’ blog post will take on a slightly different approach as the owner of the Glinngeal property will illustrate the story of how the property came to be along with what you can expect when staying at this beautiful accommodation!
“Having both worked overseas for many years we were looking for somewhere to make a base in Scotland for later in life and for somewhere we could call home – even if working away. We fell in love with Killin, surrounded by mountains and a beautiful Loch only a stone’s throw away and in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it ticked all our outdoor and scenic needs combined with a welcoming community feel. We fell in love with the flat at first sight, or should I say the vision of what it could be, mostly because of the stunning views in all directions that the top floor windows allow.
Many sketch versions later of how to have open plan living, a lovely bathroom but keeping good sized bedrooms and we were ready to commence destruction. It was important for us to keep the traditional sash windows (refurbished to make fully insulated) and maintain the charm of the building but with a modern, fresh, homely layout. Insulation was also key – and so combined with the new layout plan, we took down every single wall inside the flat insulated and rebuilt! Removing the hallway created a large light open kitchen, dining lounge area perfect to relax in by the wood burning stove after a day out climbing one of the nearby Munroe’s or a sailing lesson on Loch Tay.
The hall cupboard was enlarged to make room for a double ended bath with shower in a stylish bathroom – for a relaxing soak of tired legs after a cycle over the bridge at the Falls of Dochart and through the forest or down by the Loch. The beautiful original beams we discovered in the twin bedroom and above the lounge bay window when we took down some of the ceiling just begged to become a feature of those rooms. And the original kitchen became the master double bedroom so you can wake to views of Sron a’Chlachain and Creag Buidhe – which are worth a climb to get the stunning views too.
Centrally located in Killin, Glinngeal is perfect for access to the park, shops (co-op just next door!), restaurants and all the outdoor activities! Killin also hosts a range of superb events from the Killin Music Festival, Highland Games, fun runs, Loch Tay swim and excellent Hogmanay gathering and fireworks. Glinngeal has everything you need to cook and have a cosy night in beside the fire, grab a takeaway or its within easy walking distance for some excellent meals out.
We built and furnished Glinngeal as a home but as our plans changed and job opportunities took us elsewhere we were lucky enough to meet Christine from Cooper Cottages. Christine and her dedicated team helped us ensure everything was in place ready for guests to fully enjoy their stay. Cooper cottages’ efficient booking system, excellent cleaners and warm and friendly staff means that we know if you book your holiday at Glinngeal you’ll have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Now that lockdown restrictions have eased, we hope that you will choose Coopers Cottages and we would love to welcome you to Glinngeal for a relaxing, cosy, scenic and adventurous break!”