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Auchentroig House

Buchlyvie, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1044859)

3.5

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is extremely spacious in its own beautiful grounds."

    It is well located for exploring Trossachs, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Aviemore, Glemis, The Hill House and more. Sykes and Alexander were polite and efficient in dealing with our requests. We would recommend to others for a very memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by LAug 2021

  • "Really spacious property."

    Lots of seating and large tables. Easily seats 12 people. Beds are all doubles. Some twins would be nice. A few sink issues but owner sent a plumber. Really enjoyed this house for a family get together.

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2021

  • "The house has amazing wow factor; all of us were agog when we spied the house from it's private drive."

    Very stunning. The hall, sitting rooms and kitchen are all lovely, set off by the grand piano, beautiful stairway and chandeliers. Location for the Trossachs was super. However, one shower leaked through the ceiling, the other tripped the electric and would not 'untrip'; the kitchen was not equipped for 7 never mind the full number of residents possible; the microwave did not work; the heating was on to obscure how damp the property is, and we could not open the inward opening windows fully as the blinds have been fixed across them; the upstairs desperately needs refurbishing. The property has incredible character and with attention could be stunning. We emailed the handling agent twice and had no reply. We did not contact the owner directly.

    Reviewed by PippaJul 2021

  • "This place really could be spectacular with some Refurbishment and money spent on it."

    We have a feeling we were the first people to stay in this place for a while. Many of the taps were seized, the bath tub and shower both came leaking through the downstairs ceilings, when it rained also the ceilings leaked. In fairness to the owner he did react promptly to these issues getting a plumber out to fix them. The place itself is wonderful, the downstairs layout is brilliant and very traditional, really fits the feel of the place nicely. The upstairs however is a bit mish mash, some older rooms some newer rooms. I feel the upstairs could maybe do with updating and everything being made to a similar spec/standard. It would have been nice if the gas fire in the living room worked and wasn’t just decorative. Overall we would return to this place, but only knowing that such issues had been fixed and maybe a bit of tlc shown to some areas of the property. Good location though for walking, lochs and fishing etc.

    Reviewed by KieranMay 2021

  • "The owner was lovely and phoned before our arrival to ensure we knew here we were going."

    The place itself is incredible! like stated, its one of 4 apartments, and it looks like the one we stayed at was the biggest. Its the full of the front of the building! There is so much land around the building and tonnes to explore (including a river that my sister fell into). The inside was spacious, and well decorated. There is a local shop about a 5 min drive, and the only thing i would recommend is to follow the directions stated (I thought i was clever and put google maps on, and it took me to the back of the house where there is a gate, although its easy to get to the front) during October, it was a bit cold downstairs, until the owner changed the heating, and it wasnt to bad. The upstairs was warm enough. One of the best parts of the house was the log fire, which we had going every evening! The only downside was the Wifi, because its in the countryside, you dont really get reception inside the house (for most of us,it was really nice to have a break from internet, but my dad had work to do while we were away, and struggled) In the living room, you get the most internet. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Achentroig house, and i would go back again!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Overall this property was excellent the period features and decor are amazing The jacuzzi was awesome and the kids made the most of it The internet & phone coverage is poor I would recommend bringing WiFi boosters The main lounge is not as warm."

    As the rest of the house All the bedrooms are spacious and have plenty of light The grounds and garden area are vast and the kids will enjoy playing games etc The property could do with some TLC the blinds were a bit awkward to use Some of the taps in the bedrooms were dripping. However this did not take away from our experience we had a fantastic stay and the owner Alex was very friendly and accommodating he provided extra bits when required and dealt with minor issues immediately Would highly recommend this place Our family had a brilliant time

    Reviewed by NAug 2020

  • "The House was situated in a beautiful place with lots of outdoor space."

    Rooms were big and ample space. When we got there it was quite dusty and we had to dust everywhere as lots of flies on the window sill , in corners etc. For a place that holds 14 people the fridge/freezer was very small. Not enough pots and pans and we had to call the person in charge every so often as we weren’t sure about things in the house. The place was very cold when we got there and majority of the fire places were there for show. We weren’t told about the fire place that did work and had to go to the local Tesco to buy fire lights and matches to get it started. We had to find the the log cupboard which was situated at the back of the house but the neighbours told us where that was. One of the bathrooms needed a lot of work , lots of rust and just didn’t look nice, had a dirty feel to it. The toilets downstairs were so old and horrible as well. In general the amount of money paid for the week is really not reflected in the house. The internet was awful and never worked . We then found a fireplace in the kitchen actually worked and had a small fan heater under it but we discovered it 5 days after we got there. It’s a beautiful house and very close to lots of local places and I would go back as we know how to work the house and what’s where. But a lot of work needs doing in the house or the price should be dropped. The post stated 7 rooms yet we only had access to 6 , the beds were quite squeaky , so every time you turned it made a noise . All rooms had a sink but half didn’t work. There was no wood burning stove as stated in the post either . Some of the windows didn’t open either as it’s fire hazard as well . We were not told how to get rid of rubbish either but after speaking to the person in charge that was explained. Like I said it’s a beautiful house but needs modernisation. If your like us and happy to go in and dust it down you are fine. Just need a book of instructions on what works and what doesn’t and what’s where .

    Thank you for your comments and feedback. I am sorry that you felt the house was quite dusty, I did check the cleanliness of the property before you arrived and wasn't aware of any issues. I was also on hand to respond to any queries you had. We will certainly take your suggestions on board, however I would like to mention that we do have a folder in the utility cupboard for guests which explains how to use the fire and appliances. Additionally, this is a listed property and modernising would take away from the charm and character of the place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TaleshAug 2020

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The property

This huge apartment is one of four to reside within a grand castle-style country house, surrounded by private land, countryside and offering distant views of Loch Lomond, in the small village of Buchlyvie on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Auchentroig House offers grand and spacious accommodation across two floors for a group of family and friends wanting to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil break, while being within easy reach of the countryside and lochs of the nearby national park.

The property is accessed up a long driveway, with ample parking in front of the house, surrounded by stunning countryside and with a communal lawn to enjoy.

Enter the apartment into a stunning entrance hall with exposed wooden flooring, a woodburning stove with seating placed around it and even a grand piano that those who are musically inclined will enjoy playing.

From this huge open-plan space, there is a spacious kitchen/diner with plenty of space to prepare and enjoy group meals, while the utility room houses a range of handy appliances, including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

The living/dining room offers an alternate spot to enjoy meals together, as well as ample seating to relax onto, while enjoying the view of the surrounding grounds, with a quirky curved space in the corner, surrounded by windows, where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea or a spot of lunch whilst enjoying looking out onto the garden.

Also on the ground floor is a convenient powder room with two toilet cubicles and two basins.

Heading up the grand staircase to the first floor, you will find six generously-sized double bedrooms, most of which have their own feature fireplace, and all of which are bright and airy and have lots of storage space for your belongings and are spread out along two corridors that are accessed up three small steps.

You’ll be spoilt for choice upstairs not only for sleeping arrangements, but with bathrooms – there is one shared by two of the six bedrooms, which has a stunning Jacuzzi bath and a separate shower cubicle, as well as a family bathroom with a shower over bath.

On this floor, there is additional socialising space in the snug area with seating, where you can sit peacefully with a good book or enjoy watching TV with the rest of the group.

Buchlyvie lies on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and offers a pub and restaurant, as well as access to the nearby Flanders Moss nature reserve, an important wildlife habitat formed over 8000 years ago, Strongend mountain, which is the highest peak of the Fintry Hills and offers some breath-taking scenery at the summit, while the hills themselves offer several scenic walking routes to enjoy.

Head into the national park and explore the Lochs on foot, bicycle or by boat, the most famous of which is Loch Lomond, known for its legendary monster thought to inhabit its waters!

Join the West Highland Way, a 154km-long path that runs from Milngavie to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and offers hill walking as well as opportunities for mountain biking and horse riding, and is Scotland's first Long Distance Route, designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by Scottish National Heritage.

Hikers will enjoy the challenge of climbing Ben Lomond, on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, standing at 974m and on a clear day, is visible from Ben Nevis and why not spend an afternoon exploring the grounds and gardens of Balloch Castle and Country Park, surrounded by 200 acres and offering nature trails, guided walks, and picnic lawns, so you can enjoy lunch whilst overlooking the pretty Loch?

The city of Stirling is a short drive from the property, with its medieval castle set on a craggy volcanic rock, as well as the National Wallace Monument, a site commemorating William Wallace and proudly displaying his sword.

There are endless opportunities for days out enjoying your exquisite surroundings from this incredible Scottish holiday home.

Summary

  • Ground and first-floor apartment
  • Entrance hall with woodburning stove
  • Six double bedrooms on first floor: 4 x doubles, 2 x doubles with Jack-and-Jill Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor powder room with 2 x WC cubicles and 2 x hand basins
  • First-floor family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • First-floor snug.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Grand piano, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high chair & stair gate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large shared lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2.7 miles Please Note - Due to the new Government legislation the price of this property has been reduced from 11th December to 23rd December 2020 and from 27th December to 31st December to accommodate smaller groups in line with the Rule of 6 regulations
  • The bedrooms only available during this time are 2 x double with Jack and Jill bathroom access and one of the other double bedrooms.

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About the location

BUCHLYVIE

Aberfoyle 11 miles, Loch Lomond 11 miles, Stirling 14 miles.

The village grew originally in the 17th century due to its location on the old military road which is now the A 811 and developed further with the arrival of the railway between Stirling and Balloch, at the south end of Loch Lomond. A further connection was added to Aberfoyle to accommodate the increasing tourist numbers. The lines were all discontinued by the 1950s and the main route through the village is the main A811 between Stirling and Loch Lomond. The village today has an inn, a supermarket, post office and coffee shop/ pottery shop and an art gallery. Most of central Scotland can easily be accessed from the village with Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling and Glasgow all within easy reach.

Please Note - Due to the new Government legislation the price of this property has been reduced from 11th December to 23rd December 2020 and from 27th December to 31st December to accommodate smaller groups in line with the Rule of 6 regulations. The bedrooms only available during this time are 2 x double with Jack and Jill bathroom access and one of the other double bedrooms.

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