Strathendrick House Holiday Cottage
On the outskirts of Drymen, situated in the heart of leafy Buchanan Castle Estate, Strathendrick House is a substantial 4 bedroom cottage which sleeps 9 people comfortably. Simple yet sophisticated, old but modern, it really is a haven of peace and tranquility. The house offers a vast garden with private access to the river. Dominated by an enormous fir, and surrounded by mature trees and an orchard, we ensure utter seclusion and privacy.
Quite simply our delightful home has something to offer everyone. Situated in Scotland’s first national park with Loch Lomond and the mountain of Ben Lomond close by, the area is staggeringly beautiful. A huge variety of outdoor activities await!
The house comprises of:
Master Bedroom, with a Black Watch tartan carpet throughout, the bedroom adds to the Scottish experience. There is also a King-sized Cherry Sleigh Bed, very romantic, if the mood takes you! and of course the ubiquitous French Doors to the Juliet Balcony. The elevated views to the gardens and river from this room are the best in the house! Master bedroom en-suite oversized (1.5M) glass showering cubicle with a large chrome, ceiling mounted shower head. The showering space is huge. Modern, wall mounted porcelain wash hand basin WC . This en suite is really modern and allows plenty of space to set out all your personal bits.
Guest Bedroom 1, this huge guest space is finished in chocolate and beige and creates a warm modern feel To compliment the wall colours. We’ve fitted a soft cream carpet throughout this room. We’ve installed an oversized panelled double bed, matching bedside tables, a matching 5 drawer tall boy and a chest of drawers. Storing your clothes and personal effects won’t be a problem! . With masses of light, this room also benefits from French Doors and a Juliet Balcony to view the garden. Guest bedroom en-suite. Again we’ve fitted an oversized glass showering cubicle. Everyone loves the extra space. This shower room arguably boasts the best shower in the house. It really does blast it out! Built in porcelain wash basin with oodles of shelving, a WC and a fully fitted cream carpet to match the bedroom.
Guest Bedroom 2, this is the twin room of the house. The twin beds make this room ideal as the 2nd guest bedroom or an ideal room for the kids. Storage is provided by matching chest of drawers and a tall boy. The colour scheme is white and lilac stripes. The room has a view across the driveway to the woods and the bridge used when entering the property and is extremely light and airy with the morning sun.
Guest Bedroom 3, this room is the only single room to our house . Originally our eldest daughter’s room, the bedroom is soft white with an eclectic mix of painted multi coloured spots, She painted the spots herself, fortunately rather well! A single white wrought iron bed . A Built in hanging space and a stand alone storage unit are also available. Distributing the contents from your case of all your clothes and personal effects will not create a storage issue in this room either. There is also a portable TV.
Playroom, also doubles up as a fifth bedroom with double sofa bed available to those that require extra sleeping space. The play room / games room also has it’s own shower room, toilet and basin which can be exclusively used by guests sleeping in that area. This room also has double glass patio doors similar to the balcony doors upstairs in the guest bedroom and allows direct access to the garden.
The kitchen is a large, well-equipped breakfasting kitchen which is the hub of our family friendly home Features Include: A stylish maple and granite kitchen with a double Belfast sink. Hardwood breakfasting bar with chrome and leather stools. 5 ring Halogen cooking hob. Double electric oven & grill. Integrated stainless steel microwave. A huge stainless steel fridge
Master Living Room, A supremely elegant main sitting room, tastefully furnished in warm tones, with a huge “L” shaped red sofa. It’s very modern and trendy! A railway sleeper coffee table is situated in the middle of the room to serve drinks, coffee or simply use for newspapers and reading material. After all you need somewhere quiet to sit and relax.
The room has direct access through the French doors to the main gardens and the garden dining area. The garden furniture, designed by the Italian manufacturer “Emu” is FAB! 6 chairs and a table are provided but there is room around the table for substantially more people if you need. The cobblestone patio really is a great location to have an al fresco party!
Cosy ‘Snug’ here you’ll find a quality Multi-Fuel Stove set into the hand built stone fireplace. It’s thoroughly atmospheric either in summer when burning low, remember this is Scotland! or as the centre piece to the room during a blustery, wet, wintery night. We’ve also installed a large Flat Screen TV and DVD with remote control and access to all Satellite Channels. There’s a large and very comfortable sofa, a relaxing armchair and an occasional chair situated by the fire. Walnut and glass drinks cabinets sit in each corner of the room. If you can’t relax here then there is something seriously wrong!
Dining Room, you’ll find another Multi-Fuel Stove of the same make located on a slate hearth in the centre of the room. With the fire set low, this can also be used in summer for effect by creating a lovely glow to the room, remembering gain….this is Scotland! However, in winter with the winds howling or the snow falling, open up the vents, light the candles and this stove can help create an incredible dining experience. The walnut dining table is “quite unique” and can accommodate up to 10 when fully extended. There are 10 antique Queen Elizabeth chairs to seat all should the need arise.
Communal Bathroom, is situated at the top of the main stairs is the main bathroom. It contains a claw footed free-standing bath. A bit posh! A shower is located in the bath however the shower is only supplied to rinse hair and help wash the kids. It is not to be used as a standalone shower as there is no glass splash back provided. A porcelain basin and antique WC are also fitted.
Utility Room comes complete with washer dryer, ceiling mounted clothes horse, Utility sink, great for storing muddy boots and wet jackets.
Garden, Our substantial private gardens feature an orchard, a cherry tree, apple trees and plum. We have exclusive access to a fast flowing stream travelling the length of the garden, flowing sedately in the quiet months but it can change rapidly to snarling rapids after a seasonal downpour. (Please be aware of the power of the river, particularly with children if it has been raining hard).
We offer al fresco dining facilities with our Italian designed dining table and chairs all reached through either the main door or using the French Doors of the main lounge which access the terrace.
We have in situ a large trampoline for “anyone” with an appetite to bounce. This is not solely just for the kids and can be great fun. We also have a double swing area built from logs; the area is covered entirely in safety bark providing a safe area for you and your kids to have fun in the fresh air.You can play hide and seek, climb, play football and sledge down the hill in winter. With trees and bushes everywhere, a huge lawn and a little imagination, you just can’t go wrong!
Access to Property
Access to the house is always 4pm on the day of arrival. If you require access earlier than 4pm, please seek premission from either the owner or the housekeeper to see if this is possible.
Vacating the property
Please vacate the property on the day of departure by 10am. Leave the key on the work surface by the cooker. Our house keeper will be arriving in the morning to strip beds, wash, iron and clean etc and prepare the house for the next guests. It is extremely important that the house is free by 10am to allow this work to be completed.
A £250 security deposit is required to book the property, this is payable over and above the balance, the full balance is due 8 weeks before entry. Credit cards are acceptable subject to 2.75% surcharge. Deposit returnable in full upon vacating property in the condition in which it was found.
If your stay is for less than 7 days, then the following sliding scale is applied to the weekly rental:
If your stay is for seven days which overlaps 2 weekly start rates then the highest weekly rate is used.
If your stay is more than seven days then each day is assigned an appropriate day rate according to the week in which it lies, and totalled up.
Twin/double rooms available
Towels provide on request - free or for hire
Short Breaks available
Private car park
Private bath and/or shower for some bedrooms
Golf course (nearby)
Ensuite bath and/or shower for some bedrooms
Cycle hire nearby
CD player available
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