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Glenfinglas Dam Cottage

Brig o'Turk near Callander, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1036811)

4.4

Very good

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Features

  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely place in a fab location- right next to the dam and a great place to explore the area from."

    Mae provided great instructions and was on hand if we needed anything. We'd definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2021

  • "The water was so fresh, the air very clean, the silence of the surrounding mountains and the amazing views made a perfect combination to forget about this madness that is happening in the world!"

    The house itself has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and recharging holiday.

    Reviewed by AlexDec 2021

  • "The photographs don’t do justice to the fantastic location"

    Reviewed by DoreenOct 2021

  • "You have to drive to nearest shop village takes 20mins."

    .Wi-Fi buffer all the time. In general the cottage was really good.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Was lovely & tranquil in a very beautiful area neighbours were wonderfully welcoming they made the stay very happy our dog loved them there are some lovely unspoilt places all around the area & the Lade Inn at Kilmahog is very friendly & dogs are also welcome."

    Reviewed by PhillipSep 2021

  • "Really nice quiet location."

    The cottage itself is clean and well equipped but some elements are a bit dated. There are plenty of walks and bike rides in the area that can be accessed directly from the cottage. However, the closest shop is around 15 mins drive away.

    Reviewed by Alison and MichaelAug 2021

  • "Lovely location and a lovely property - sofa not very comfortable but otherwise it was a pleasure to stay there."

    Reviewed by KennyAug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week in Glenfinglas."

    The cottage is in a brilliant location, was very comfortable and had everything we needed. There are a series of lovely walks from the front door, a great little team room in Brig o'Turk, and surprisingly mild wild swimming in the nearby lochs. The cottage was a perfect set up for the four of us plus dog, who has never looked happier!

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "The MAIN problem was there was no enclosed garden ."

    The back yard had been dug up.I suspect a problem with the drains, leaving a considerable hole which was covered with a piece of plywood this was very dangerous.

    Thank you for your comments. The cottage is set in a magnificent rural setting hence why there is no fenced garden which allows guests to get closer to nature. After previous feedback, we can now confirm that a new water system has been installed. We were pleased with your good scores and glad we 'met expectations' despite the above comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a spectacular location, with beautiful views and walks."

    The first morning we had goldfinches in the bushes outside! We had red squirrels, deer, an array of birds, with sightings of golden and sea eagles. Thiese exceeded my expectations. The cottage itself, though a little dated decor-wise was so comfortable and had everything to make it a perfect holiday. The log burner was perfect for the chilly nights, the kitchen huge and had everything for cooking a large meal from scratch. There's a freezer and washing machine too. The neighbours were lovely and very helpful. I'd definately love to go back to Glen Finglas Reservoir Cottage. A great place to explore the beautiful Trossachs.

    Reviewed by IsabelleMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Though probably safe to drink, the water at this property had a brown hue."

    Thank your for your comments. We have now had a brand new water supply system installed at the property, and there are no longer any issues. We do hope you enjoyed you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BernardOct 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Excellent facilities. Many walks of different levels of ability nearby. It’s better to set sat nav to Callander Village and from there to come to the cottage. Only criticism was that they had no brush or mop or hoover to facilitate cleaning of the place before departure. The local neighbour lent a broom. There was not even on roll of toilet paper. Thank goodness we brought some. Thanks for leaving loads of cleaning products and wipes. That was really appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such a lovely stay with us. In regards to the cleaning facilities, we do keep them all in the cupboard in the twin bedroom. We will of course update our welcome pack to explain this going forward. Also we would like to apologise about there being no toilet roll, this was a mistake made by the housekeeper as we do usually leave a couple of rolls and again we are sorry for this. We really do hope to see you again at Glenfinglas Dam Cottage. Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VidisOct 2020

  • "If you are a flyfisher then you can hire a bat from the local fishing club and spend a day on the loch hunting the elusive brown trout when you do catch one you will nor be disapointed."

    \short drive into \the local town gives you plenty shops and restuarants. But if you just want to be on your own you will be as this is not a place you find passing by, plenty of country walks and wildlife spotting. We had a great tim and will be back nexy year.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely friendly neighbours."

    very clean and loved the fact in had tea, coffee, milk and biscuits were left. it was a great touch especially after travelling 6hours

    Reviewed by JenineSep 2020

  • "If you want a cottage off the beaten track, Glenfinglas Dam is for you."

    Although remote, the very friendly and helpful neighbour made sure we had a good welcome. The cottage is very warm and cosy, with all you need for an enjoyable stay in the countryside. In places, the decor is a bit tired and the outside area is not well kept, but overall we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The walks from the cottage, and within a short drive, were stunning. Our greyhound loved it there, and was impressed by the welcome treats left for him!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The location for this house is spectacular."

    The dam and Glenfinglas reservoir are absolutely beautiful, and the location feels tucked away from everyone, yet it is convenient for Callander and lots of walks in the area. The house is comfortable and has everything you need, though the kitchen is maybe a little dated. It was lovely to get a welcome pack for the dog (including a dog towel, which was much needed after the dog's regular swims!). The landlady was helpful and responded quickly to emails. We loved the wood burning stove, the space and the peace, but most of all the location and surroundings.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2020

  • "There was plenty of equipment, perhaps if there was some egg cups it would have helped but that is just a small issue, also my wife said that she went to use the toilet brush but put it back as it was dirty, but all in all it was a lovely place for a holiday."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The toilet brush has now been replaced and we will look to provide egg cups. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2020

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The property

Callander 10.4 miles.

Glenfinglas Dam Cottage is an idyllic cottage hidden within the rural community of Brig O'Turk, Scotland.

Resting within the raw beauty of The Loch Lomond and Trossachs nature reserve, this delightful dwelling is a great base for families seeking an action-packed adventure in the Scottish Highlands.

As you step inside this splendid abode following an eventful morning exploring the surrounding areas, kick off your mud-splattered boots and take off your coats, before getting cosy on the sofa and unwinding with your favourite shows on the TV with the log burning stove lit on those chilly evenings.

Grab your ingredients from the cupboards and spend quality time with the children, baking in the stylish and well-lit kitchen.

Prepare a tasty afternoon snack for the family to tuck into at the dining table, as you discuss your plans for the evening ahead.

Venture upstairs to the bathroom and indulge in some time to yourself, with a long soak in the bathtub.

The tranquil single bedroom is the perfect place to lose yourself in a book, or drift away for a dreamy afternoon nap.

Wander through to the double bedroom and take your time to select an outfit for the evening from the built-in wardrobe, whilst taking in the breath-taking views over Glenfinglas Dam to the surrounding mountains.

Read the children a bed time story as you tuck them in for bed in the pretty twin bedroom.

Glenfinglas Dam Cottage is ideally located to make the most of the surrounding area with your children and canine companions.

If you don’t fancy getting in your car, numerous walks of varying difficulty can be found right from the front door, as most of them are signposted, including the Mell Circuit where you can climb to a high pass to circle Meall Cala.

If you have a love of mountain biking, then the 16.8 miles Glenfinglas Meall Route starts from the bottom of the driveway!

For the more adventurous the mountains of Ben A’an, Ben Venue and Ben Ledi are only a couple of minutes’ drive away.

The Steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ is only 3 miles away and this is a great day out for the whole family - you can even get the steamship one way and cycle the way back racing the boat.

The beautiful Loch Venacher is just a few miles away; why not enjoy a tranquil walk along the water’s edge followed by a delicious slice of homemade cake at Venacher Lochside café?

Make the most of your time in the area with a trip to Go Ape Aberfoyle for an exhilarating family day out or drive into the nearby town of Callander and be enchanted by the outstanding waterfalls of Bracklinn Falls, and stop off for a light bite to eat at Puddingstone Place where you can try out the national dish of haggis, neeps and tatties.

No trip to Brig O'Turk is complete without a trip to the Trossachs; dust off your bikes and cycle through the surreal National Park, stopping to appreciate the magnificent landscapes and admire the exquisite Loch Lomond.

Enjoy special, memorable moments at Glenfinglas Dam Cottage, where you will be sure to return.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, WC and hand basin
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and Highchair available
  • Parking for up to two cars on private road shared by neighbouring properties
  • Up to three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: WIFI signal/ download allowance limited due to location
  • Shop 10.1 miles, pub 3.8 miles Note: Dogs to be supervised at all times.

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About the location

CALLANDER

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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