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Name: Colin Gompertz
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Location: Stirling, Central, Scotland
Property Type: Rentals Home or Villa
Bedroom(s): 5
Bathroom(s): 7
Sleeps: 12
Lot/Acres: 1 hectare
Sq.Footage: 9000
Handicap Accessible: No
Smoking: No
Pets: No
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Long Description: Top
Enjoying a beautiful location in the heart of Scotland, Stronvar House offers you a unique self-catering holiday for up to 12 at an affordable price. One private unit comprising the ground and first floors of David Carnegie's major Victorian addition - the front door, entrance hall, main hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen and main staircase leading to five en-suite bedrooms.
The accommodation is as elegant and peaceful as it was for the original Laird's guests. The modern additions of central heating and en-suite facilities make it a little more comfortable for today's guests.
Whatever your reason for visiting Scotland:
* a family gathering
* a group of discerning friends
* finding your Scottish roots
* taking in the clean mountain air
* getting away from the stress of modern life
You'll find this central location, on the shore of Loch Voil in the Braes O' Balquhidder, the ideal base.
The large entrance hall with oak staircase, leads up to the main hall. The Carnegie crest is displayed in the stained glass window, and the walls are covered with tartans from the local clans.
The oak staircase in the main hall leading to the first floor, dominates this hall. Doors lead off to the Drawing Room, and the Dining Room. The natural light supplied by the windows in the roof provide the ideal conditions to view the alabaster sculptures set in the walls and the Laird's collection of antiques and curios that deck the walls.
The Drawing Room:-
This quiet room has bay windows overlooking the gardens and mountains to the east and south. The focal point is the white marble fireplace with it's carved eagles and handpainted Delft tiles depicting sailing ships. The plaster frieze shows Neptune. This room contains a "pianola" player piano with a selection of music rolls and a PC for Internet and Email connection.
The Dining Room:-
 The beautiful and impressive marble fireplace, the thistle cornice and the large picture windows provide the grandeur in this room. The breakfast bar gives you breakfast with a view and the ample tables and comfortable chairs are ready for your own banquet. The other door in this room leads to the kitchen. This modern kitchen with traditional feel provides you with the facilities to cook for your party. This long room was the servery, where the food was brought up from the kitchen to be finally prepared before serving. The original crockery cupboard has been retained and the fitted kitchen has been built to be sympathetic to this large piece of furniture.
Appliances include electric cooker, washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven and kettles. A tumble dryer is situated in the north tower.
The bedrooms:-
The MacGregor room has views over Loch Voil and the mountains to the north. Two single beds, private bathroom with toilet in the north tower, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The MacLeod room has views over Loch Voil, the mountains to the north, and the glen to the east. A four poster double bed and a single bed, private bathroom with a second toilet in the east tower, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The Robertson room is situated over the entrance hall with commanding views of the mountains and the glen to the east. A double bed, private shower room, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The Carnegie Room is large room with views to both the east and the south.
Three single beds, private dressing/bathroom, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
The MacLaren room has views over the mountains and the garden to the south. A four poster double bed, private bathroom, colour television, clock radio, trouser press and hair dryer.
Outside is a large secluded private garden with access to miles of countryside, mountains and lochs (lakes)
Be Monarch of the Glen!

Amenities: Top
Each bedroom has trouser press, hair dryer, Television, Clock radio with alarm, bathroom, (Robertson room has a shower room) baths also have shower attachments. Dual voltage shaver points. All rooms have views over gardens and mountains.
All towels and linens provided and new supply is provided each week. Hot water and electricity included.
Cot and high chair. Dining Room has breakfast bar with refrigerator and toasters. It has an electric organ. Dining tables with ample seating. The adjoining kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and tumbledryer in the attached north tower. Cooker has two ovens, grill and hobs. Refrigerator, Freezer, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, pots pans and crockery, glasses etc.
Drawing room has bar and "Pianola" player piano with music rolls. Views over the garden and mountains. Ample comfortable seating. Entrance hall and inner hall is decorated with tartan drapes over the staircases and antiques, memorabilia and curios displayed in glass cases on the walls.
High speed Internet connection.

Activities: Top
In area:--Castles, Historic Houses and battle sites.
Museums, visitor centres, Whisky distilleries, excellent restaurants.
30 Golf Courses within area for a day's golf.
Pony trekking and Watersports.
Hillwalking and mountains to climb.
Fishing (Our Loch Voil and many others)
Theatre and cinema and major shopping in Stirling(30 miles)
A comprehensive up to date file is always kept in the house together with games and jigsaws.
There are many pubs with excellent beer in local villages.
Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by Trains from Stirling.
There is no public transport from Stronvar so cars are essential .
Local Village shops (Strathyre and Lochearnhead both with post offices) are excellent for all general groceries (And local gossip and advice!)Callander 12 miles away has a supermarket.
Churches:Balquhidder is Presbyterian, Lochearnhead is Episcopalian and there is also Roman Catholic in Callander and all are very welcoming.
Sports centre with swimming pool at Callander. Tennis in Strathyre. Full details in house.

Deposits: Top
30% at time of reservation.
Remainder payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments by guaranteed cashier's check or inter Bank transfer.

Cancellations or Refunds: Top
allowed 8 weeks prior to arrival. Deposit non refundable

Policies: Top
Conditions of rental are on website http://www.stronvar.co.uk/conditions.htm
Property only available April through September.


Price: Top

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$3100.00 per Week (April to September)

Price Information: Top
Available April through September price per week (Not per person) GBPounds£1650 for the exclusive rental and includes all electricity, hot water, towels and linens for up to 12 people. Also a free to use 24/7 Internet PC in Drawing Room.
Deposit 30% payable at time of reservation with remainder payable two months before arrival. There are no hidden chages.



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