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School House

Strathyre, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1034841)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Fisher

    “School House is a pleasant cottage and the hot tub saves it really, as for the price paid we did expect a greater level of finish.”

    The bathroom is new, the kitchen has been poorly painted but was ok, aside from the fact that although this is a new rental property, the fridge doesn’t close properly and I had to use a spoon handle to work the washing machine buttons. There was no clothes airer however and so no where to dry clothes/towels. When we came it rained non-stop for 3 days, so drying our things was a bit of a problem. ...

    The bathroom is new, the kitchen has been poorly painted but was ok, aside from the fact that although this is a new rental property, the fridge doesn’t close properly and I had to use a spoon handle to work the washing machine buttons. There was no clothes airer however and so no where to dry clothes/towels. When we came it rained non-stop for 3 days, so drying our things was a bit of a problem. The heating isn’t great, our first night it sounded like non stop water was leaking from somewhere everywhere time the heating came on, and the tops of the radiators don’t get warm. My husband had to top up the pressure in the boiler several times on order for this sound to stop, but if someone didn’t know how to do this then it would have meant that sound was constant. Hot tub was great, however there was an outdoor table next to the hot tub but no chairs to sit on which was strange. There were chairs in the greenhouse but the door was broken so it meant we couldn’t get in, it was hold on by one of the latches at the top but we couldn’t slide it open which was disappointing. Although it is an old property, we’ve stayed in old properties before which have been clean and well presented, this one however there is black mould and damp on most windows as in the mornings the windows are wet through with condensation. There’s a hole in wall in the hallway and just the general overall finish should be of a higher speck for the prices charged. There’s a local shop that closes at 5pm, a local cafe which is still opening however the pub is closed due to Corona. After 5pm, the nearest shop is a 20 minute drive so just make sure you have your supplies in! The cottage is also near a cycle path so great for running/walking/cycling. We were there when the school was on half term, but the cottage is directly opposite so I imagine school drop off/pick up times could get busy.

    - Mrs Fisher, October 2020

The property

Resting in the village of Strathyre, just a few miles from the charming town of Callander within the Scottish countryside, you will find the charismatic bungalow, School House.

Renovated to a high standard this delightful dwelling offers both stylish and contemporary features combined with a bright and airy decor, most suitable for families or a group of friends.

Be welcomed into the friendly ambiance of the sitting room with magnificent views across the surrounding hillside, as well as boasting traditional Chesterfield sofas and a woodburning stove for that added warmth during the winter months.

Gather for an evening meal at the spacious dining table as you plan the days ahead and toast to a wonderful holiday break.

The farmhouse style kitchen has lovely colourful units and wooden worktops, housing all the necessary appliances for some home-cooking.

Choose from a super king-size, double and twin bedroom on the first floor, all furnished to a high-standard for storing your belongings and overlooking the countryside; the perfect view to wake up to each morning.

To the rear of the cottage is a lawned garden and patio area, complete with a selection of furniture so you can dine alfresco during the summer months.

Or choose to enjoy a cool dip in the hot tub and let those bubbling jets work their magic on your tired and aching muscles.

Situated a few miles from the popular tourist town of Callander, you are within a short drive of a number of attractions that are well-worth visiting during your trip, including Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park.

The property is set on the edge of a national cycle route, perfect for those keen cyclists looking to explore the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and its picturesque views.

Located near the river Balvaig as well as the local Loch Lubnaig, School House is the ideal choice to use as a base for some water sporting activities, particularly swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, not to mention dog walking and cycling in the beautiful countryside.

Just over an hour's drive away is the charming city of Stirling which comes packed with things to do you'll struggle to fit everything into one trip!

Stirling Castle dates back to the middle ages, or venture towards The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum for a spot of culture and local heritage.

School House is the ultimate choice for a family break to the heart of Scotland.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 100 metres, and pub 200 metres

About the location

STRATHYRE

Callander 7 miles.

The small village of Strathyre, Gaelic for 'broad winding valley', lies at the head of Loch Lubnaig, sheltered by Ben Ledi, Ben Vane and Ben Shian, just seven miles from the historic town of Callander. Strathyre has long been popular with visitors, starting as a resting place for cattle drovers and today offering a café, a local village shop, Post Office and a pub serving food. Beautiful, lush green forests cover the hills on each side of the valley, attracting walkers, cyclists and fell runners annually, with the Strathyre Stuc a Chroin 5000 hill race (a gruelling 5000 ft ascent) competing every May. A short drive will take you to Callander, with its 18-hole golf course rated to be among the top ten courses in Scotland, whilst a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants and the McLaren Leisure Centre are also available. Every July, Callander hosts the World Highland Games, and the town’s Rob Roy Tourist Information Centre and riverside walks through The Meadows are not to be missed! A lovely location for all the family!

Note: There are currently no photographs of the kitchen, as this is undergoing refurbishment and will be ready by the end of March 2020.

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