We hope you enjoyed our last blog post which described the history behind the Glinngeal property. This weeks’ blog post will explore the View Cottage as the owner of this lovely accommodation answered questions regarding the benefits that guests can experience when staying at View Cottage!
How would you describe View Cottage?
View Cottage is a 120-year-old stone house overlooking Loch Earn. It is a mix of traditional and modern: on cold days you can warm yourselves with the wood-burning stove, and on sunny days you can take advantage of the climate-controlled sunroom, with its spectacular views of the loch and mountains. It is also set in a rustic woodland garden that hosts visits from red squirrels, deer and other local wildlife.
What can guests expect when staying at View Cottage?
Guests can expect the cottage to live up to its name, with the views across the loch, and can expect a holiday filled with nature, mountains, fresh air and a chance to slow down and relax. The cottage has everything needed for a comfortable holiday. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans and tableware, there is plenty of wood for the burner, and bedding and towels are provided. There is WiFi, and a television for days when the Scottish weather is living up to its reputation.
What do guests love the most when staying at View Cottage?
Guests love the location of the cottage, which is in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It gives the delights of rural Scotland, while also being a short drive away from Stirling, Glasgow and Perth. Guests also love the variety of activities close to the cottage: the Scottish National Cycle Network which is ideal for children and adults to experience the countryside on their bikes, there is fishing and watersports on the loch which is a five minute walk away, hiking and mountaineering are available a short drive from the cottage, and there are countless attractions nearby for days out.
What are some of the nearby locations guests could enjoy if staying at View Cottage?
There is such a variety of locations around the cottage. There is a diverse range of walking routes close by, from the challenging, such as Ben Vorlich, to the more family friendly, such as Bracklinn Falls in Callander. Loch Earn offers fishing and watersports. There are golf courses in St Fillans and Callander. Scottish history can be experienced at the Wallace Monument and the Castle in Stirling which is 45 minutes’ drive from the cottage. Fans of Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander can see locations used for the filming in Doune, just outside of Stirling. The Blair Drummond Safari Park, outside Stirling is perfect for children. A little further afield, the village of Dunkeld is a foodie haven (particularly the Aran Bakery), and the nearby Hermitage offers stunning walks and wildlife all year round.
What does the typically day when staying at View Cottage look like?
A typical day at View Cottage can be slow, peaceful and relaxing: breakfast in the sunroom overlooking the loch, perhaps a walk along Glen Ogle to see spectacular scenery, a visit to Killin or Callander for lunch, and a peaceful afternoon strolling around Loch Earn before dinner back at the cottage. Or a typical day at View Cottage can be an early morning hike up one of the thirty Munros in driving distance, a packed lunch on the summit and a descent through pine forests in the afternoon. Or a typical day at View Cottage can be taking a boat out on the loch for fishing and then cooking what you catch for dinner. A typical day at View Cottage can really be anything you want it to be.
Are there any businesses you would recommend to your guests? i.e. restaurants/cafes/local businesses etc.
Mhor 84 has great food and is extremely family friendly. It’s also within walking distance along the cycle path towards Strathyre. The same people own Mhor Fish and Mhor Bread in Callander, which offer excellent fish and chips and bakery products. Deil’s Cauldron in Comrie specialise in excellent Mediterranean and Scottish food.
Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
It’s our aim to provide everything you need for a memorable and relaxing holiday and to highlight the best Scotland has to offer.