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Fois House

(Ref. 979442)

Callander, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely little cottage, had everything we needed even though the WiFi was limited but we didn’t mind as it was the relaxing holiday well needed!"

    Loch Lomond was lovely little village Luss! Plenty of walks some attractions where closed due to time of year! The Chinese in Callander was really nice but get takeaway as it doubles in price to sit and eat!

    Thank you Sarah Very glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope you can return. Wi fi is hopefully not far away now. It has started to be implemented in the village. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic stay great space with quality kitchen and showers."

    Only down side is lack of mobile signal, no WiFi but we knew that and it’s a true getaway!

    Thank you very much Craig. I am very glad you enjoyed your visit. BT fibre is coming to the village shortly. Kind regards Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Dec 2023

  • "Amazing! Not much more I can say."

    High standard,spotless and a fantastic location. Loved it.

    Thank you Ron, I am delighted you had a good and enjoyable holiday. I look forward to your return. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful house."

    Tastefully furnished and everything we needed. I’m not a walker due to my health but the tranquillity and comfort made this an ideal relaxing break. I loved watching (and trying to name) the various birds who chose to visit the veranda. I loved the intense colours of the countryside. A great holiday and not too far to Callander which had everything we needed. I’m definitely going back

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you were able to enjoy the birds who come to feed near the house, and the trees and tranquillity this area offers. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fois House was perfect for us."

    It was spacious and very comfortable, a real home from home. It was beautifully clean and we loved both indoor and outdoor spaces. We struggled to connect to the Wi-Fi but in the end I think this added to the charm as we could ‘switch off’. The surroundings were beautiful, lots of interest and walks from the front door. The owner was quick to respond to messages prior to our arrival and was very friendly. A great holiday in a great location- thank you!

    Thank you Helen I am very glad you enjoyed staying in the house and glad you enjoyed its surroundings. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this property especially sleeping with the windows wide open and only hearing a beautiful waterfall in the distance, no traffic just nature."

    There is no Wifi which is advertised but that turned out to be a massive positive. How often does anyone actually turn off and read a book? Our 17 year old spent most evenings curled up laughing with us, that would never have happened with her phone glued to her hand. We all had chance to log on and look at places of interest during the day when out and about. Would defo brave the 9 hours car journey and return one day.

    Dear Louise Thank you so much for your comments and I am glad the sound of the water falls and bird sounds brought you as much pleasure as I get when there. All the very best Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely holiday home in a great location, spacious, and well equipped with everything you would expect in your kitchen at home."

    It would have been good to have WiFi, but we weren't expecting any so can't complain.

    Thank you David for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed visiting the cottage and the area around it. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely break at Fois House."

    The house is very well kept and is stocked with all you could ever need! Sue really has thought of everything and is a lovely lady! The location is so peaceful and set in beautiful surroundings. When we stayed the temperature was unusually high for Scotland so we did struggle to keep the house cool without letting in lots of insects/flies/midges but there is a fan in the bedroom. When sitting at night we would open the sliding doors but keep the curtains closed to try and limit the number of tiny visitors! We loved having the washing machine aswell, so you don't need to take a whole week's worth of clothes! We loved the house, honestly can't think of any negatives- thankyou Sue!

    Thank you Myra. I am glad you had a break. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Myra4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous place."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly, the cottage had everything we needed, the bed was comfortable and the showers good. The fence was sturdy and contained our dogs (a rescue Labrador and a Westie) perfectly well. There was great walking from the door in the Woodland Trust's Glen Finglas estate and further afield, both for a bit of a toodle under the trees in hot weather and for longer walks. A great holiday.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed the area and that your dogs were safe within the garden. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday home, comfy, warm and well equipped, that said it could benefit from a new picnic table or comfy outdoor seating for four."

    Park the car and have a week of soaking up nature with wonderful walks from your doorstep. Stunning countryside.

    Thank you for your feed back and very glad you enjoyed your week. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2023

  • "It was noticed that there were a number of crockery items with chips in same."

    Thank you for your feedback. A new set of crockery has now been placed in the property. The crockery was checked and a chip found in a side plate and a bowl hence renewal of all. Sue Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.1Mar 2023

  • "Very clean, spacious and welcoming, the area is surrounded by woodland, was peaceful and great for walks."

    Wifi issues are ongoing which the owners are aware of and trying to rectify. I would 100 percent recommend and try to book again when next in the area

    Thank you and I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Fois House, clean , modern, peaceful, and a safe garden for the dog."

    A great base to explore the area and loved watching the wild birds around the bird tables. A short stroll up the lane to the dam was very impressive, as was the drive out to Glen Coe. Already recommended to a friend who has booked for next year and looking to return in the summer when a few more attractions are open. Five stars for the property and surrounding area and many thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a truly lovely cottage, very well equipped, and maintained to a high standard."

    It is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Brig O'Turk, with walks close by and abundant wildlife. This is a gem of a cottage hidden in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - Highly reccomended.

    Reviewed by Marshall5.0Feb 2023

  • "Just what we needed!"

    A lovely cosy modern cottage with lots of walking routes on our doorstep. It was great to have a detox from our phones for the week. Being out of season (January), we knew that some places such as the commended tearoom in Brig o' Turk would be shut but just something for you to bear in mind. So much to love about this place: the fireplace, underfloor heating, powerful showers, comfy king-size bed, and a lovely view out to the trees and birds. Sue kindly provided a high chair and cot for our little one. Honestly, nothing to fault!

    Thank you Callum for your feed back. I am very glad you and your family had a lovely, restful week. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    Had everything you needed for a comfortable stay plus with the added extras from the owner which was thoughtful. Very clean and cosy and the bonus of a secure garden for the dog was so welcoming. Even down to the bird feeders so we could look and watch the birds was fabulous. Had the best week staying and would definitely recommend and go back in an instant.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated. Look forward to your return. Warmest wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning holiday cottage in the perfect location."

    Fois House is out of this world with comfort and mod cons and had everything from coffee to all household condiments. Log fire at night was tranquil. If you looking for ***** star luxury and comfort this is the place for you. Owner was wonderful thank you. We will return for our stunning walks and drives next year. Many thanks for having us. The McGanns x

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation so peaceful, plenty of walks in area."

    Fois house really hit the mark and it’s presentation is a credit to its owner,

    Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad you had a good time. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "A super home."

    Perfect for us as walkers with a dog. Would recommend if you want a holiday away from it all.

    Thank you for your lovely comment. My little spaniel loves it to. She knows where we are as I turn off the motorway. Best wishes Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful house and location for exploring the area and our family and small dog had a great time!"

    Bright, modern and we loved the balcony for a morning cuppa or evening beer. The Wednesday quiz at the tea room was good fun. Nothing to fault the owner for and would definitely stay again. Not so happy with the info on the Sykes listing and subsequently received via chat. The listing says there is no washing machine...but there is! As a result we brought extra clothes that took up space in our overloaded car which could have been avoided if the listing was more accurate. Please attend to this Sykes, especially to your chat team when asked to double-check. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Aug 2022

  • "Stayed here 3 times now and won't be the last, it's a hidden gem, very well ..."

    Stayed here 3 times now and won't be the last, it's a hidden gem, very well equipped and cosy property, fantastic walking routes right on the doorway, and plenty of room in the lovely garden for dogs to explore

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "2nd time at Fois."

    Such a well placed & well equipped, comfortable, cosy house. Thoughly Enjoyed my 2nd time there. Met owner this time. Seems to be a very pleasant, caring lady

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Everything that you would need for a break was included. Excellent walks right from the door.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2022

  • "Great cottage and location."

    Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "Really lovely stay."

    Everything was provided for us to enjoy our time in this beautiful area, the birds feeders were an added bonus and we enjoyed watching all the activity, including the deer who obviously comes in for the far balls.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great time holidaying at Fois House."

    The house is lovely & modern in a lovely little village its surrounded with beautiful countryside hills, mountains & wild flowers absolutely fabulous it's our second time here & we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous house, spotless, well equipped and in a great location."

    Very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay here."

    The small touches around the property were lovely: cookbooks, milk in the fridge, homemade flapjack, spices and herbs, books, games, and so many cleaning products! It took us a while to work out how to keep the fire alight - once we found the instructions we were warm! The location was perfect for us, tranquil and light. There were a few minor issues though: 1. There were stains on our bedsheets - not nice to sleep on 2. The towels were rather lacking: in variety of sizes and softness 3. I can understand why post it notes were placed around the property but we did feel rather 'watched' by these, so we took them down! 4. The vacuum was blocked - we fixed this. These are minor points and will not stop us coming back again - we plan to book for next year.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Fois House, which is actually quite a bit bigger than some of the images suggest."

    The property was very well equipped and perfectly clean. The location was beautiful, with plenty of walks around and a pub just down the road (although it was mostly closed while we were there). Lots of bird life (owners had filled the feeders) and the garden was secure enough to let dogs out without worry. Downstairs shower room really handy, especially if you have dogs. Showers were also very powerful. Beds very comfy. Overall I would definitely recommend Fois house to anyone and would like to stay again. Only a couple of small downsides. First was the lack of WiFi or cell reception (our fault, the owner does notify of this on the listing). We're all for disconnecting but it's actually quite hard to plan walks, days out etc without using the internet (I use OS MAPS app, for example). Also, on rainy days, of which there are a lot in Scotland, it's helpful to have internet for entertainment purposes (Netflix et al) – and the property didn't have a huge selection of books or DVDs (we actually bought some from a charity shop in Callander to add to their stocks!). They did have some good board games though. I believe owners are working to rectify WiFi issue. Generally we found there was not enough hot water in the tank for four adults to have showers consecutively, so two of us usually had showers in the evenings, which is fine. Finally, when we arrived the house was extremely cold, but once we had the fire going and heating up it was ok. Can't fault their eco credentials on these last two points though, and owners used eco-friendly cleaning materials which was great.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Feb 2022

  • "A lovely clean and tidy holiday home with everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "We were absolutely delighted with the cottage and the lovely walks from the door and in the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location is nice and tranquil, but still with good connection to the Loch Kathrin area."

    The only downside to us was the internet connection. At the time we made our booking, it was not as clear as it is now, that there is no internet (there is a weak WiFi signal [as well as 3G to 4G] on the balcony, but none inside). On the plus side, there is a washing maschine that is not listed.

    Reviewed by Burkhard T.4.4Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay in Fois house."

    Beautiful house & a wonderful situ. Would love to go back asap. Great base to explore surrounding area. Very comfortable & upto date accommodation. Loved every minute of staying there.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fois House is fantastic, clean and comfortable with everything you need."

    Location is perfect for exploring the Trossachs and Loch Lomond, the area is beautiful. Would highly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7May 2021

  • "Fois cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The location was brilliant great walks straight from the door. The cottage was so warm we did not even put the log burner on. Ben Ledi and Ben Venue great mountains to climb and only a short drive from the cottage. We will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "A great quiet retreat."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "There were some lovely touches, like home baked flapjacks and the bird feeders which kept the garden full of wildlife for us to watch."

    Covid-19 restrictions meant that the local pub/restaurant was closed, which was very disappointing as there aren't really any alternatives. We struggled with the slow, feeble Wifi which was only accessed out on the veranda!

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Aug 2020

  • "Best cottage I’ve ever stayed in and so many activities in the local area."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fois House is in a really quiet idyllic location, and there are lots of walks and circular bike rides (on and off road) straight from the property."

    Its a fantastic house with a modern open layout yet a very homely feel. With the underfloor heating and log fire I bet its great in winter too! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful. House was beyond expectations Area was beautiful owners were marvellous"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2020

  • "The accommodation was perfect, exactly what we wanted and very clean with great facilities."

    What wasn't very accommodating was the customer service from Sykes. I understand it was an unusual experience with our flights being cancelled due to Flybe going adminstration but my options for potentially adjusting my booking were very limited and were placed under a end of the day deadline, which was very stressful on top of already trying to seek alternative transport. Sykes said no refund was available, only that we could change our dates once and once only. The issue was that we had no idea when we would reschedule our booking for as who knows when a different airline would pick up the Southampton to Glasgow route in place of Flybe. We had no choice but to keep our booking with very little support from Sykes. I don't blame the cottage owner at all as she seemed more than accommodating and understanding when we met. However I shall not be booking with Sykes again in the future.

    Reviewed by Cam5.0Mar 2020

  • "The house was stunning , high end , and home from home ."

    lovely bed linen , spotless clean , well maintained and fully stocked with everything you need . Also loved all the eco range cleaning products , and attention to detail. can highly recommend the house for peace and quiet and a perfect family or couples getaway .

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was great - enjoyed our week - beware that the pub may not always be open when it says it is !"

    If you go to Callander try the Crown Hotel - excellent food & drink.

    Reviewed by David4.4Feb 2020

  • "The house itself is amazing."

    I would have to say though that the images, suggesting it is near a loch are quite misleading as it is mikes from the nearest loch. I would suggest that it requires better mirrors in bathrooms - one is too high and the other is too small. I would however say that we still had a very enjoyable break.

    Many thanks for your feedback. There is a picture of the Loch Cafe which is 2 miles away from Fois House and Sykes will move this picture to the end of the photos to avoid any confusion. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and the House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Dec 2019

  • "Warm cosy cottage in a great area, with good places to eat not too far away."

    The Trossachs are a great location to visit with a great range of walks.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fois house is one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "Location excellent for walks, plenty from the cottage and also many within a few miles drive."

    A nice level of finish, very clean. Great that some basic things like spices, oil, sugar, tea were in the cupboard and a pint of milk was very welcome as nearest shop is about 8 miles away.

    Reviewed by Shenagh4.7Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage everything you could possibly need plus extras not expected ..."

    Beautiful cottage everything you could possibly need plus extras not expected lots of walks near by and a bonus was good weather

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2019

  • "WiFi would be beneficial to this property, as phone signal isn’t the best when stay here."

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Aug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage fully equipped with what you would expect and more A great ..."

    A lovely cottage fully equipped with what you would expect and more A great position for both visiting places of interest and with walking on the doorstep A nice touch from the owners with cake and flowers in the property on arrival Thanks for helping us all having a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Outstanding location with simply stunning scenery."

    So many walks and cycle tracks on your doorstep. Super comfy house with soothing log burner. The flapjack on arrival is the best I've ever tasted. Enjoy:)

    Reviewed by Ainsley5.0May 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King Size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Air source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.4 miles
  • 'Cafe by the Loch' 2 miles Please note: This property no longer accepts children, existing bookings will be honoured

The property

Callander 7.4 miles.

Fois House rests within driving distance of the Loch Lomond, within The Trossachs National Park, near the welcoming town of Callander.

The Scottish Gaelic meaning translates to 'peace' and 'rest" which accurately describes the tranquil setting of the cottage, presenting landscape views from every window.

It is ideal for couples, friends or a small family looking to get away from it all and discover a new adventure in a superb region of Scotland.

Step inside from the long driveway and fully relax within this modern accommodation, tied together with bright colour schemes, handy appliances and plush furnishings, for that well-earned break.

Gather in the lounge and get cosy by the woodburning stove, or throw open the French doors in summer and let a cool breeze fill the space.

Rustle up a tasty meal in the fitted kitchen and dine together around the large table, a lovely sociable space for catching up over the day's events.

Up the twisted staircase is a bright and airy twin room and across the hall, a double, each with Velux windows and built-in wardrobes.

The family bathroom glistens on the landing, whilst the ground floor shower room is ideal coming in from a long muddy walk.

Long summer afternoons beckon you onto the veranda from the sitting room, where you can enjoy balmy sunsets melting behind the hills beyond the trees.

The bustling town of Callander offers a plethora of amenities to suit all tastes.

You are completely surrounded by beautiful scenery, walking and cycling trails as well as picturesque lochs, historic sites and a myriad of wildlife.

This is the escape you have been waiting for at Fois House.

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Stirling 14 miles, Loch Lomond 30 miles, Perth 37 miles.

The popular tourist town of Callander, in the Stirling region of Scotland, sits on the River Teith and is known as the Gateway to the Highlands. Located on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and surrounded by beautiful scenery, Callander has been a favourite stopping point for tourists on their way to the Highlands for over 150 years. There is evidence of a settlement here reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, and to demonstrate this, a little way east of the town is Scotland’s largest chambered cairn, along with several Iron Age forts to the west. A disciple of Columba of Iona, Saint Kessog preached in this area in the 6th century and there is a knoll, Tom na Chessaig or Hill of Kessog, named in his honour, set near the River Teith. The town today is brimming with shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, providing plenty of amenities. There are many walks and cycle paths around the town as well as the many lochs and hills of the nearby National Park. Callander is within easy reach of Stirling and Perth, and even Glasgow and Edinburgh can be found for a pleasant day trip either by car or train from Stirling.

Please note: electric car charging is not permitted.

Starter pack only for Wood Burning Stove (if you bring your own, it MUST be kiln dried wood)

Please note: This property no longer accepts children, existing bookings will be honoured

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas