Carnmore Cottage can be found tucked away in a secluded spot surrounded by flowers and wildlife in the sweet little rural settlement of Balquhidder, near Loch Voil in the gorgeous Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Once inside it is immediately evident that great care and attention has been put into the elegant furnishings and chic styling by the thoughtful owners whose finishing touches make it feel extra special. The heart of the house is the open plan sitting/dining room that is sure to be the place that draws guests in to relax and appreciate its welcoming atmosphere. What could be better than snuggling up in front of the roaring open fire of an evening with the beautiful views of trees and hills providing delightful distractions from whatever is on TV? At the entrance at the rear of the house a conservatory porch with seating further showcases the amazing scenery.
The well-appointed kitchen has the benefit of a large gas Aga to whip up some tasty delights on and there is also the alternative of a gas hob and electric oven if preferred. Off the kitchen, the little utility room keeps any laundry neatly out of the way and has useful storage space for boots and coats, etc.
All three bedrooms lie off the central hallway, along with a family bathroom, a cloakroom/WC and a snug area that is the ideal place to sit and devour a good book in peace and quiet. With two spacious double bedrooms, each with generous king-size beds and wonderful valley views, and a twin room to choose from the accommodation here offers everything desired plus so much more.
Once the gate is safely shut, the garden is completely enclosed which is perfect for children and pets. The cottage sits up around 500 metres of driveway with a gravelled parking area at the top with space for up to 3 cars. As the sloping garden is south-facing it gets the sun well into the evening and has a lovely outdoor dining and BBQ area that is positioned facing the outlook of the loch. A path meanders through the trees and wildflower meadow which makes for an idyllic walk.
A few minutes’ walk away in the kirkyard of Balquhidder Parish Church is the final resting place of the famous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor who was nicknamed the ‘Scottish Robin Hood’.
As freshwater Loch Voil is also only a short walk away it is a good place to head to for a paddle on fine days or to venture out onto the water in a canoe or kayak. Fishing for salmon and trout is also possible with permits available to buy from nearby Muirlaggan Farm.
Mhor 84 (2 miles) is a restaurant, café and bar which serves food all day long so it is an ideal stop off point for a drink or bite to eat at any time of the day. Its sister restaurant at the Monachyle Mhor Hotel (4 miles) further along the banks of Loch Voil offers more formal dining for those special meals.
Walkers and climbers will find plenty to keep them amused with nearby Ben More and Stob Binnein (20 miles) offering a challenging but rewarding climb with stunning views from the summit that make for good photo opportunities. Several downhill mountain biking trails run around the Kirkton Glen or, for a more serene ride the 4 Glens Loop allows for Glen Kendrum, Glen Dubh, Glen Dochart and Glen Ogle to all be taken in (20 kilometres in total).
Of course, no holiday in this area would be complete without a trip over to wonderful Loch Lomond itself (30 miles). On the eastern shore of the loch the towering Ben Lomond munro offers more opportunities for climbing and the chance to be one of the 30,000 people that make the trek up it every year.
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.
Sitting/dining room with open fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, gas Aga, fridge/freezer, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (coal available to buy at £10 per bag). WiFi is available. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,495.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£1,195.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£995.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£1,195.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£895.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,395.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,395.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023||£895.00|
|04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023||£995.00|
|01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023||£1,195.00|
|22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023||£995.00|
|06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023||£1,195.00|
|27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023||£1,395.00|
|03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023||£1,195.00|
|24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023||£1,395.00|
|22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023||£1,495.00|
|26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023||£1,195.00|
|16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023||£995.00|
|07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023||£1,195.00|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£895.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,395.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,395.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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.