Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Near Aberfoyle, Perthshire
Craigmuick Cottage is set up a private gated drive in a lovely woodland spot, rarely located in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Its extraordinary location and seclusion belie its accessibility, being only 2 miles from Aberfoyle and 22 miles from Stirling.
|Sleeps: 10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 4|
This traditional cottage dates back to the 1800s and has been completely refurbished to a high standard to create a very stylish and modern holiday home that is still in keeping with its beautiful natural surroundings.
The living area is open plan and very spacious with cosy seating around the Aga wood-burning stove in its traditional stone feature fireplace making it the ideal spot for curling up in the evening. There is a dining area alongside that leads through to a vast kitchen area that is very well-equipped with built-in appliances, a large range cooker and plenty of space to cook or bake. A handy utility/boot room off the kitchen houses the laundry facilities and provides useful extra storage.
There is an additional WC and a TV room with satellite TV that the party can spread out into to cater for differing viewing tastes. There is also a light and spacious double bedroom with en suite shower room on this level.
Upstairs are four further bedrooms that are all bright and beautifully presented. The two double bedrooms both have king-size beds and sleek en suite bathrooms and the two neat twin bedrooms share a large, modern family bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower.
Outside there is plenty of parking right by the door and surrounding the property is a landscaped grassed garden with seating. Beyond the garden and beneath a towering monkey puzzle tree you find the natural landscape of the national park, including Duchray Water, a bubbling river that runs alongside the property. From here there are numerous short walks and forest trails to be enjoyed.
The cottage is set in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park that is part of the larger Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. As such there are lots of natural mountain biking trails in the surrounding countryside, as well as plenty of different walking routes.
If you fancy tackling something strenuous there are several munros in the nearby area including the mighty Ben Lawers (9 miles), which stands at nearly 4,000 feet! There is also plenty of fishing nearby and a swimming pool only 1.5 miles away.
Aberfoyle (2 miles) is the nearest place to stock up on supermarket supplies and there are a range of interesting little independent shops and an 18-hole golf club that welcomes visitors. Just outside Aberfoyle the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre (4 miles) has some picturesque forest walking trails, a waterfall and a red squirrel hide. It is also home to a treetop adventure course featuring two of Britain’s longest zip wires.
Further north at Loch Katrine you can go out on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott, a peaceful boat trip that allows you to relax and take in the beautiful scenery whilst listening to an experienced local guide.
On the way towards Stirling the Blair Drummond Safari Park (16 miles) has a whole host of exotic wildlife from elephants and giraffes to tigers and zebras, as well as native animals such as deer and otters. It also has pedal boats, a miniature funfair and some charming little picnic spots.
The famous university city of Stirling (22 miles) has a wide array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Walking tours explaining the city’s history are available and you can even try a spooky late night ghost tour.
History enthusiasts will enjoy a guided tour of historic Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s largest and most important castles and the National Wallace Monument is also worth a visit. It is quite a climb up over 200 steps to the top but it is definitely worth it for the views that can be admired from there. The bustling city of Glasgow (28 miles) is easily reachable for a day trip, as is the town of Falkirk (32 miles), where you can see the famous Kelpie sculptures, the largest equine sculptures in the world!
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan living area with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, Aga wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, etc
Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
WC and wash basin (three steps down)
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size) with shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and double wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by ground/air source INCLUDED and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Satellite broadband is INCLUDED, subject to provider and limited to 10GB a week (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix, etc). No pets. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£100)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 10|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£1,875.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£1,595.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£1,350.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£1,595.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£1,100.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||POA|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||POA|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'A beautiful house, a peaceful, lovely, spectacular location with the only noises of birds and a bubbling river in the background. You have done inspiring things with this house ...'
'Thank you for a wonderful home for our holiday. We have had so many great days out to Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Bannockburn and Glasgow ... '
'Enjoyed a wonderful break here with family. House very comfortable and well-equipped - a real 'home from home'. Did lots of exploring the surrounding area and nature trails.'
Haslam and Ross party
'What a gorgeous house in an amazing setting. We were extremely lucky to have great weather and managed a couple of walks.'
'Cottage is amazing, location, space, outside - the lot! Overall we had a great time!'
'Fantastic house! Enjoyed a great weekend here. 10 of us celebrating a 50th birthday. We will certainly be back.'
Butler and Graham party