Callander Self Catering Trossachs





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Callander Self Catering Trossachs

Moorend Cottage East Invertrossachs Road Invertrossachs Stirling FK17 8HG

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A secluded Self Catering Cottage close to Callander in the Trossachs set in a beautiful private estate very much in the heart of Scotland.

The Trossachs sometimes described as the Highlands in miniature, offer a fabulous landscape of lochs, forest and hills which surround the house. This cosy self catering home from home is set within stunning sheltered countryside of ever changing scenery and colour. There is Permit Free Loch fishing available on the estate and wonderful opportunities for bird watching and loch swimming if you fancy it. There is also plenty of walking and the chance to totally relax - an in-house speciality! This is an idyllic place to stay in the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park - one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

The popular town of Callander "The fictitional Tannochbrae made famous for the TV series of 'Dr Finlay's Casebook is just 6 miles away with all town shopping facilities and selection of cosy Inns and restaurants. Further afield you can day trip to Stirling, 22 miles, with all the shops and services of a major town as well as an historic and dramatic castle and the Wallace Monument.

If golf is your passion there are a whole host of courses to choose from in the surrounding area and if you wanted to travel further a field there are the famous Championship courses of Gleneagles and St Andrews.




The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National park


The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is best known for it's beautiful expanse of water Loch Lomond. However the Trossachs itself is a small woodland glen between Ben An to the north and Ben Venue to the south, with Loch Katrine to the west and Loch Achray to the east.

The name is used generally to refer to the wider area of wooded glens and braes with quiet lochs, lying to the east of Ben Lomond. The southern end of loch Lomond is surrounded by fairly gentle rolling hills. As you travel northwards, you cross the highland fault line which signals a change in the rock types an hence the scenery. Further to the north west you find the long sealochs and freshwater lochs and the rugged mountains more typical of the northern highlands. Loch awe and Loch Long with Arrochar and the fabulous "Arrochar Alps" being typical examples. Across to the east you find the beautiful centre of the Trossachs with a variety of lochs, each with its own unique attractions. In the north east you come to Balquhidder, the home of Rob Roy MacGregor and finally to the north, the lands of the Campbells, MacNabs, and Stewarts by Lochs Earn, Dochart and Tay. Loch Lomond stretches from its gentle southern end at Balloch to Ardlui, some twenty-one miles to the northwest. Loch Lomond, made famous by the song "the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond " is one of the main attractions of the national park although you must leave time to explore the rest of the park.

Lake Mentieth and Beautiful Loch Katrine on your doorstep



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Loch Katrine

A short trip to the West brings you to beautiful Loch Katrine roughly 13 kilometres long by 1 kilometer wide a popular destination for tourists. From here you can cruise the Loch on the wood-burning, steam-powered boat named the SS Sir Walter Scott or hire your own boat and visit several small islands in Loch Katrine such as Ellen's Isle (Gaelic: An t-Eilean Molach "the shingly isle"), the Black Isle and Factor's Island (Gaelic: Eilean a' Bhàillidh). Also Fly and boat fishing for trout is permitted on the loch from spring to autumn.


Ben Lomond & Loch Lomond hills to the South and Loch Katrine it's Islands to the West



Fantastic Day Trips



Historic Stirlingshire


A short trip to the East brings you the County of Stirling the registration county of Scotland, based around Stirling the former county town.  It borders Perthshire to the north, Clackmannanshire and West Lothian to the east, Lanarkshire to the south, and Dunbartonshire to the south-west. Stirling (Gaelic: Sruighlea, Scots: Stirlin) is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area. The city is clustered around a large fortress. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Stirling was granted city status. It is a centre for local government, higher education, retail, and light industry. Its population (as of the 2001 census) was 41,243, making it the smallest city in Scotland. One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a Royal burgh by King David I in 1130, which it remained until 1975, when the county of The Trossachs (Scottish Gaelic, Na Trosaichean) To the North Callander is a burgh in the region of Stirling, Scotland, on the River Teith.


The city of Stirling and the Forth basin (scene of a major battle "William Wallace" in 1297)


The town is located in the former County of Perthshire, and is a popular tourist stop to and from the Highlands. The town serves as the eastern gateway to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the first National Park in Scotland. Due to its location it is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Highlands” The former St. Kessog’s Church is now the Rob Roy Centre, offering tourist information for the area. Dominating the town to the North are the Callander Crags, a visible part of the Callander railway station opened on June 1870 and closed on 5 November 1965.


Historic Stirlingshire feature castles, famous statues and the Wallace monument

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Images are ©Doug Houghton Images are ©Doug Houghton



Callander, Loch Katrine & Loch Tay

Further to the North but within easy reach of Aberfoyle lies the lovely Northern Lochs of Katrine and Tay, the idillic villages of Callander, Killin and Aberfeldy and of course the cascading "Falls of Dochart" Encompassing around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland and seems miles away from the bustle of city life, yet it’s less than an hour from Aberfoyle. Lochanst is an area of contrasts, from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north the southern end of the loch is surrounded by fairly gentle rolling hills. As you travel northwards, you cross


An ariel view of Callander and the high street of local Aberfoyle


Pitlochry and Perthshire


To the West lies the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie scene of the famous battle, with a visitor centre operated by the National Trust for Scotland and the falls of bruar near blair atholl.....Site of the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 where the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired. In Blair Atholl, see the white-turreted Blair Castle with its superb collections of paintings and armoury, then learn about more humble ways of life at the Atholl Country Collection, the Blair Atholl Mill, a working oatmeal mill, or at the Clan Donnachaidh Centre at Bruar. Emerging from the north end of Loch Garry, the River Garry flows southeast for 22 miles (35 km) through Atholl in highland Perth and Kinross before joining the Tummel 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Pitlochry. On its course through the Pass of Drumochter and on to the Pass of Killiecrankie, the river falls nearly 300m (1000 feet) and skirts the settlements of Calvine, Blair Atholl and Killiecrankie. Described by Queen Victoria as "very fine, rolling over large stones, and forming perpetual falls", the principal tributaries of the Garry are the Edendon, Ender, Bruar, Tilt, Allt Girnaig and Errochtry. Nearby Moulin has a more ancient history. The Earl of Atholl granted Moulin Church to Dunfermline Abbey in 1180. In 1511 Moulin became a burgh of barony. The Kirk was rebuilt in 1613 and the Moulin Arms dates from 1695. In common with much of Perthshire

Views of Pitlochry (Perthshire)


Beautiful Perthshires glorious castles and gardens

Perthshires Key towns include Perth, Crieff, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry..and fantastic castles such as Balmoral and Braemar to stately homes such as Scone Palace. Choose from Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park - Woodland walks and views across Perth to the Tay and beyond. Quarrymill Woodland Park - Outdoor activities north of Perth. Norie Miller Riverside Walk - Walk along the banks of the Tay through landscaped gardens. Perth Museum and Art Gallery - Gallery includes Scottish colourists. Rodney Gardens - Pleasant formal garden in the grounds of the Rodney Pavilion and close to the Norie Miller Riverside Walk. Bell's Heather Garden - Garden devoted to Scotland's ubiquitous shrub. Branklyn Garden - Wonderful two acres of arden owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The Fair Maid's House - Home of the Catharine Glover, the Fair Maid of Perth.

Panorama of Ben Nevis


Fort William and Aviemore

To the North of Callander within easy range is the tourist resort of Aviemore, popular for skiing, winter sports and hill-walking in the Cairngorm Mountains. The CairnGorm Mountain Ltd Ski Area, tel: +44 (0)1479 861261 is notable for being near the freely grazing reindeer herd at Glen More, the only one in the UK. The resort has variable quality of snow and weather conditions. Aviemore also has a railway station is on the Highland Main Line with regular services to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is also the southern terminus of the lovely Strathspey Railway, a heritage steam and diesel railway, currently being extended to Grantown-on-Spey. To the southern end of the Great Glen on the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil is Fort William the largest town in the west highlands of Scotland. It is close to the beautiful Glen Nevis, Ben Nevis and Nevis Ski Range, the highest mountain and ski area in the British Isles. It has full skiing and snowboarding facilities, ski/board hire and instruction and Gondola runs all year round. The town is a major tourist centre with Glencoe just to the south, and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is an important centre for hil lwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and other mountains. It is also well known for its famous Downhill Mountain Bike Track and its connection to the Great Glen Way. From June to October you can take a day trip on Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, passing over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct seen on the "Harry Potter" films.



Wildlife and Nature

The Trossachs is a fantastic area for viewing birds, wildlife and wild flowers. After you have enjoyed the resident rabbits, sheep, buzzards and deer, you can explore further within this area and see Stags, Rut and Mountain Hare. With winter good timing Stoat visitors including Fieldfare, Redwing, Snow Bunting, Waxwing and Brambling. Many birds including Flocks Pink Footed Goose, Whitefronted Goose, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose visit the Cairngorms every year. Also Badgers, Red Squirrel, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, and Long Eared Owl,  Pipstrelle, Long Eared Bats


The endangered Red Squirrel


Around Moorend Cottage, you may will see some of the endangered Red squirrels they have a typical head to body length of 19 to 23 a tail length of 15 to 20 cm and a mass of 250 to 340. The red squirrel is slightly smaller than the common eastern grey squirrel, unfortunately the grey squirrel is the main reason for the red squirrels decline and you will see particularly in this area of Cowal, the many measures taken to try to preserve this endangered species such as their own rope bridges and tunnels across the busier roads!!

For detailed information on the Red Squirrel please visit Wikipedia!



Activities on your doorstep



Multiples of activities including golf, fishing, water sports, horse trekking, and bike hire. There is even a local whisky distillery and the famous Aberfoyle woollen mill. For the the walker the start of the West Highland Way is just 5 miles away. There are also many other great walks in the area both gentle and level, to the more challenging. We are situated approx 10 miles from Callander where you could enjoy a lovely day out, there are plenty of shops and eating places you will be spoilt for choice.

Go Ape

Just a short journey away to the South lies Aberfoyle and the renowned Go Ape facility is local to Benview Lodges is an award-winning high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides... all set high up in the trees. Providing a fun day out with friends, families or colleagues, you'll be fitted with a climbing harness and given instruction before trekking from tree to tree high above the forest floor. Split into a number of different sections, the experience takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to complete but may vary depending on how many people are up in the trees. Tel 0845 643 9215. Local mountain bike / cycle hire is available through Trossachs cyclesTel 01877 382614 and local Quad Bike hire is also available.


Activities In Callander

Apart from the fictitional Tannochbrae made famous for the TV series of 'Dr Finlay's Casebook. The popular tourist town of Callander lies just 6 miles away with a selection of quality Inns & Restuarants. Here you will also find many gift shops and cafes along with well stocked Spar Shops.

Callander also host the annual World Highland Games July, The Callander Classic Weekend August. The Trossachs Beer festival September and the Callander Jazz & Blues Festival October. Callander also has an excellent cycle way utilising the dismantled Callander to Oban railway line.

Local area information and an evening out



Alternatively the tourist town of Aberfoyle is an easy drive from your accommodation and has a further selection of excellent Inns, restaurants, fast food takeaways. The town is situated at the base of Craigmore (1271 foot high) and on the Laggan, a head-water of the River Forth. Since 1885, when the Duke of Montrose constructed a road over the eastern shoulder of Craigmore to join the older road at the entrance of the Trossachs pass, Aberfoyle has become the alternative route to the Trossachs and Loch Katrine; this road, known as the Duke's Road or Duke's Pass, was opened to the public in 1931 when the Forestry Commission acquired the land.


Cottage Accommodation

Cosy Cottage Accommodation in the Trossachs





The accommodation at Moorend is all on one level in this single storey semi-detached cottage.

All the fixtures and fittings are to a very high standard and the cottage is extremely well appointed.

The traditional Fitted Kitchen is complete with and Aga cooker, washing machine, Oven and Hob, Fridge Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, plus all the usual kitchen essentials including, Cutlery, Crockery, Cookware, Baking Tins, Corkscrew ect. There is also dining and seating for 6 people.

There are Three bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and the two twin bedrooms all with ample hanging and drawer space.

There is a Luxury Bathroom with a separate shower room and the convenience of a utility room. The sitting room has a sofa and easy chairs with Sky TV, DVD player and a roaring Log Fire.

The cottage looks out over a mature garden with an ornamental pond with views over woodland and open hill. The estate has an open access policy and cottage guests are welcome to explore the many paths and tracks.


Fully Inclusive

All linen bedding and towels are provided including kitchen and hand towels. Wood and all heating, electricity is included in the rental price. Change over day is Saturday, 12pm


Pet Friendly

Well behaved Pets are welcome by prior arrangement at this holiday home


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The Red Squirrel (left) and Sea Eagle (right) are local inhabitants



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We have had a lovley xmas week here. We have been very comfortable and felt very much at home. We really appreciated the kind touches. Thankyou very much! scenically this is an outstanding area.  

Carol and Dave, Leeds, West Yorkshire



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