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Letter Steading

Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1013210)

3.0

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Features

  • 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/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Everything you would need for a living a quiet peaceful break. We loved it and would return. With regard to previous remarks. We took our bed topper so bed was comfortable. It was a very short walk to waterside but what an absolute treat when you get there, shallow entry, crystal clear and stays 4 degrees throughout the ... Continue reading

    Everything you would need for a living a quiet peaceful break. We loved it and would return. With regard to previous remarks. We took our bed topper so bed was comfortable. It was a very short walk to waterside but what an absolute treat when you get there, shallow entry, crystal clear and stays 4 degrees throughout the year.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "We were thrilled by all the lovely thoughtful things the owners had provided for a wonderful restful and memory building holiday, the setting is superb, beds very comfortabĺe, and seating cosy and relaxing, we will definitely be back."

    ♥️

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely place very quiet and peaceful but there were a few issues."

    The double bed had a mattress protector on it that had dirty marks in places which should of been changed. The bed mattress was so very hard that we did not get a decent nights sleep and ending up moving out the last 3 nights to a hotel. The sofa was not at all comfortable and had definitely seen better days so that ... Continue reading

    The double bed had a mattress protector on it that had dirty marks in places which should of been changed. The bed mattress was so very hard that we did not get a decent nights sleep and ending up moving out the last 3 nights to a hotel. The sofa was not at all comfortable and had definitely seen better days so that meant sitting on the 2 remaining chairs. I loved this location the scenery was amazing but feel that improvements could be made on this cottage. H

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "Our photos of this dusty and dirty cottage are at https://stellarbedding."

    Joomla.com showing unflushed toilet, disgusting shower, dirty windows, leaking fridge, falling apart hob. And broken beds.

    Reviewed by DenisAug 2021

  • "The location does not make up for this tired and rundown cottage."

    This could be a spectacular cottage if the owner replaced the sofa and mattresses which are very old and no longer usable. No-one got a decent night's sleep on any of the beds and we fought over the limited comfortable seating! The fridge door does not close and the dishwasher doesn't clean! On the upside, the garden ... Continue reading

    This could be a spectacular cottage if the owner replaced the sofa and mattresses which are very old and no longer usable. No-one got a decent night's sleep on any of the beds and we fought over the limited comfortable seating! The fridge door does not close and the dishwasher doesn't clean! On the upside, the garden is lovely and the location peaceful. Although the edge of the loch is not accessible or as close as the pictures suggest. Would love to say I'd be back, but unless the owner invests in this property, I'll be looking elsewhere for our next visit!

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "The front door key is very stiff from the outside and impossibly so from inside."

    The T.V does not function. We loved the location ,the cottage (especially the imaginative decorative window sills.) We appreciated the kitchen supplies and facilities on arrival. We left one day early -no problem. usually there is some slight communication with owners of properties,(at least there is in England and Wales ... Continue reading

    The T.V does not function. We loved the location ,the cottage (especially the imaginative decorative window sills.) We appreciated the kitchen supplies and facilities on arrival. We left one day early -no problem. usually there is some slight communication with owners of properties,(at least there is in England and Wales !1 Here not so ,but it is Remote,I suppose. A little advice or even a spray against MIDGIES would be a s splendid P.R. coup. I thought they were only on West side of the country!! A long way from Dorset by car (with dog ,but we will return by air soon) Simon,Angie and Emma Lauder

    Reviewed by SJul 2021

  • "Great holiday, accommodation and location was superb, cottage had everything we needed, lack of mobile signal and no wifi may be a problem for some, however was a welcome break away from the mobile."

    (PS there is a land-line).

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and located in an idyllic spot close to the loch on a private road."

    It was just what we were looking and hoping for. The cottage had everything you would need for a short break.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "Beautiful area, private road all along Loch Katrine so peaceful and quiet, nice cottage although not secluded as shown in pictures, other houses and buildings just across from front door."

    All surfaces in bathroom dusty. Sink in bathroom not very clean. Cooker hob wasn’t very clean and printing round hob knobs very worn making it a guessing game as to which one is on. Nice large tv although screen needs cleaning, not that we used it much as we were out most of the time. Double bed was like sleeping ... Continue reading

    All surfaces in bathroom dusty. Sink in bathroom not very clean. Cooker hob wasn’t very clean and printing round hob knobs very worn making it a guessing game as to which one is on. Nice large tv although screen needs cleaning, not that we used it much as we were out most of the time. Double bed was like sleeping on covered cobbles, one side creaked and clacked from springs when moving in night!

    Reviewed by David BJun 2021

  • "For the first time ever, I can truly say that I don't need a holiday after just having one."

    Totally relaxed and loved Letter Steading and the surroundings. Yes the bed mattress is a little uncomfortable but I can forgive that for everything else was more than perfect. Shed a little tear driving down the loch side road on leaving. Will be coming back for definite!

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "Bed mattresses not comfortable at all."

    Could feel the springs from them digging in. Beds not made up on arrival and had to search for bedding. Could only find 2 pillow slips for a double bed and 2 singles. Sad really as beautiful setting and place was clean and well stocked with everything else. Had realised that there was no WiFi or signal for phone before ... Continue reading

    Could feel the springs from them digging in. Beds not made up on arrival and had to search for bedding. Could only find 2 pillow slips for a double bed and 2 singles. Sad really as beautiful setting and place was clean and well stocked with everything else. Had realised that there was no WiFi or signal for phone before we went. Not too much of a problem for us but would benefit the place if this was available especially as there is no signal.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2021

  • "This was our 3rd time staying at this lovely clean and well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We love it and have booked it again for later this year, Only one problem no mobile signal..but we coped.

    Reviewed by KayApr 2021

  • "Letter Steading is in a lovely and unique location on the private road alongside Loch Katrine which is stunning."

    The cottage is cosy and well equipped but would benefit from WiFi as there is no mobile signal. The double mattress and sofa are also a bit tired and becoming uncomfortable and replacement of these would make this lovely cottage even better. The email from the owners with lots of useful info was very much appreciated ... Continue reading

    The cottage is cosy and well equipped but would benefit from WiFi as there is no mobile signal. The double mattress and sofa are also a bit tired and becoming uncomfortable and replacement of these would make this lovely cottage even better. The email from the owners with lots of useful info was very much appreciated on arrival as all info has been removed from the cottage with Covid 19 precautions.

    Reviewed by NickyOct 2020

  • "The property was just perfect - stunning location, wonderfully warm, clean and very well-equipped."

    The garden was great for our dog and the road leading to the property just perfect for cycling with and without her.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage, to high specs."

    The last leg of the journey to the cottage along the lake is spectacular. This is a very special place, and the cottage had everything we needed! We enjoyed the quiet surroundings tremendously, but had to cut our stay short due to lack of WiFi and signal - which we couldn't manage due to family commitments (we have to ... Continue reading

    The last leg of the journey to the cottage along the lake is spectacular. This is a very special place, and the cottage had everything we needed! We enjoyed the quiet surroundings tremendously, but had to cut our stay short due to lack of WiFi and signal - which we couldn't manage due to family commitments (we have to be reachable at nearly all times). Also, the double bed mattress was rather uncomfortable (we are of average stature and could hear/feel the springs when moving) - might need a change?

    Reviewed by EleonoreSep 2020

  • "Steading is actually next door to another property so not so excluded as shown in the photos."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2020

  • "The cottage is in a spectacular location perfect for a get away from it all holiday."

    The scenery is truly wonderful.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "One of the best holiday rentals I have been to."

    The most beautiful scenery, so peaceful and secluded! Could have stayed forever!

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2019

  • "Fabulous location, really warm cosy cottage The only thing missing is WIFI."

    Reviewed by SeanNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and a perfect location ."

    An opportunity to enjoy the peace of rural living even down to drinking the mountain stream water !

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Arrived at a frozen cottage ( usually the cottages we go to at this time of year has heating on for us arriving ) After a look round the cottage it was evident that it hadn't been cleaned from the previous occupants , we found a pair of socks under the telly on top of the DVD's, an old phone charger in a socket , a fousty Malteser next to the shower ( which hadn't been cleaned and had dirty Mark's on the glass and a lump of hair ) and a general layer of dust on some other items in the cottage."

    The towel rail in the toilet wasnt working ( the fuse had been removed) we contacted the owner about this and it was agreed it would be best if we left it alone incase it was out for a reason , so this resulted in us having to hang our wet towels over chairs in front of the radiators . Only half the toaster was working ... Continue reading

    The towel rail in the toilet wasnt working ( the fuse had been removed) we contacted the owner about this and it was agreed it would be best if we left it alone incase it was out for a reason , so this resulted in us having to hang our wet towels over chairs in front of the radiators . Only half the toaster was working and none of the 2 back outside lights were working . We usually have a cottage trip 2 or 3 times a year and can honestly say this is probably the first one we wouldn't return too , it's a pity as it's in a lovely area , the cottage just needed same TLC

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "A wonderfully peaceful location due to the private road."

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2019

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The property

Callander 31.8 miles.

Overlooking the captivating Loch Katrine within the majestic Loch Lomond & The Trossaschs National Park, is the characterful stone-built cottage, Letter Steading.

This rural retreat is ideal for a family seeking to explore the delights of this part of Scotland, carved by an interesting history, rugged scenery and delicious local food to suit a group of all ages and tastes.

After an action-packed day, look forward to relaxing into your evening with the refreshing interior boasting carefully selected furnishings and quality features and appliances to ensure a relaxing holiday to the countryside setting.

Be welcomed into a spacious open-plan living room, where you will be greeted by a contemporary kitchen, with sleek white units and a striking red splash back which houses everything you will need to cater your own delicious meals.

Joining the kitchen is a dining table and a quaint sitting area, where you can look forward to curling up on the plush sofa and tuning into the TV, whilst the woodburning stove fills the room with tranquillity during a winter’s afternoon.

As the evening draws to a close, look forward to retiring to one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double and a twin.

Each bedroom has been designed with a refreshing colour palette, ample storage and picturesque views to wake up to each morning.

To the outside, there is a large garden area where you and your loved ones can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst soaking up the views of the loch as you tuck into your meal and your canine companions roam the lawn area to stretch their legs during a balmy afternoon.

The town of Callander houses all the amenities you could possibly need, including a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, look forward to exploring the banks of the Loch Katrine on foot or bike, or admire the breath-taking landscape on the 118-year-old Steamship which still offers tours on the waters on Loch Katrine.

Further afield attractions include the pretty Bracklinn Falls which are situated to the north-east of Callander, climbing the mountain peak of Ben Lomond and the endearing Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Letter Steading is a wonderful base for a family seeking to tour this majestic part of Scotland.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Fridge with ice-box, electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs, Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • High chair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear garden with lawn area and decked area with table and chairs
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 5 miles, shop within 11 miles Please note we request guests bring their own bed linen and towels regarding the Covid situation

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About the location

ABERFOYLE

Stirling 19 miles.

The village of Aberfoyle lies within The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, a popular tourist destination. From Aberfoyle there is easy access to Loch Katrine, where you can take a gentle boat cruise, or the Lake of Menteith, reputed to be the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout in Central Scotland. Aberfoyle itself offers a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. It has its own 18-hole golf course, and for the more adventurous, the largest ‘Go Ape’ experience in the country, situated at the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre. Approximately 20 minutes’ drive away is the Glengoyne Distillery where you can enjoy the Scottish malt whisky experience, or head towards the shores of Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in Britain, offering a variety of activities. Within The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park there are a huge variety of attractions; enjoy a gentle stroll through the Balloch Castle Country Park or the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, or, for the more adventurous, the mountains offer challenging walks and climbs. For a family day out, stop off at the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park on your way to the nearby city of Stirling, with its ancient castle and Wallace Monument of great historic interest. Further away, the city of Edinburgh is well worth a visit.

Please note we request guests bring their own bed linen and towels regarding the Covid situation

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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