On the Hill Aberfoyle
Two charming holiday homes in the Scenic Trossachs area of Scotland
right next door to each other
Aberfoyle is in the scenic Trossachs area of Scotland, just 26 miles north of Glasgow, 22 miles west of Stirling, & 50 miles from Edinburgh. With its beautiful lochs, mountains & woodlands, many call this conservation area a mini Highlands.
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Our Services (in a nutshell!)
TV / wifi / games
Both houses feature Flat screen TV available in the lounge,
broadband/wifi to connect you and your guests for your stay
Whilst there is an additional games room in no 14, no 12 has more spacious bedrooms downstairs with plenty of storage & built in wardrobes
Both houses have a selection of games, books & maps for your enjoyment.
No 12 : Large family bathroom with bath & separate electric shower cubicle
No 14 has a smaller family bathroom with bath & electric shower & additional ensuite wetroom
off master bedroom
Both houses have a cloakroom with toilet & sink next to the kitchen
Fully equipped Kitchen
Both houses have a fully equipped Kitchen with electric hob, oven, toaster, microwave &
No 12 has an undercounter fridge and a larger fridge/freezer in utility area
No 14 has a full height integrated fridge freezer in kitchen
linens & towels & Faith in Nature soaps & gels
Luxury 100% cotton bed sheets & towels included in your stay
We are also delighted to offer guests Faith in Nature soaps, gels & shampoo all in eco friendly refillable bottles to use during your stay.
We are sure youll love Faith in Nature's 100% Natural frangrances, vegan, cruelty free , ethical products.
Spacious utility room with washing machine, AND tumble dryer, iron & sink & drying rack, with space to clean muddy boots & hang clothes
A simple south facing Garden at rear down some steps of both houses -
with a seating area
Off road parking available
outside each house in this handy village location accessed by a shared driveway
You'll be surrounded by stunning Scottish landscape that will take your breath away.
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Things to Do
Queen Elisabeth forest park is a short walk from the door into the forest - up to The Lodge Visitors centre where you can enjoy waterfalls, scenic views, a cafe, lake, wildlife hide where you can enjoy the varied bird life and spot red squirrels . In the forest there's activities for the kids (like building a dam- favourite with adults too), the lodge has wildlife displays & often puts on treasure hunts and activities- please check their website for up to date information. If you've a head for heights there's Go-Ape zip wire experience (one of the longest in the UK ). Hill walkers and cyclists can enjoy many wonderful trails up mountains & by lochs .
Family friendly activities
Castle Rednock Trekking centre is a short distance away and has many activities including pony rides & segway trekking, a playbarn & orienteering.
In the village Intrepid organise bushskills, foraging, camps & outdoor safaris.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is one of Scotland's top attractions and perfect place for a family day out to see the wildlife.
Go - Ape (with its epic zipwires through the forest
Or go see the Red Kites and wildlife at Argaty on a ranger-led tour
The Trossachs and Loch Lomond are the perfect place for a good fishing experience. There are lots of Lochs and Rivers with a range of different fish such as trout, salmon, pike perch and more. You can choose between some of the most beautiful lochs and rent a boat or do fishing from shore Closest fishing is at Lake of Menteith , Loch Ard, Loch Ard, Loch Venacher & Loch Lomond
Aberfoyle is very popular for cycling and mountain biking, with the sustran National Cycle route 7, off road trails across to Callander, and beyond, plus its very own cycling festival Duke's weekender in Sept , there's even a shop in the village where you can hire bikes for all the family.
Callander is a 20 minute direct drive away (or take the longer scenic Dukes pass route ) where you can find a large selection of tourist & traditional wool shops, cafe’s & bars. For those who wish to go further afield, there’s Stirling with its imposing Castle & monument, where Scotland's war of Independence was fought and won Blair Drummond Safari Park, the Falkirk Wheel, Cultural Glasgow, & historic Edinburgh with a miriad of cultural attractions including the famous Royal Mile, Historic Castle, Edinburgh Festival & world famous New Year Hogmanay celebrations
Hikes & Tours
You'll be in the heart of the beautiful Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Nearby you will find Loch Ard, which boasts exciting activities including water sports & wild swimming, Loch Katrine where you can hop on-board a lake cruise on the steam boat SS Sir Walter Scott. Take a boat across to an island on Lake of Menteith, where you'll find Inchmahome Priory, - Mary Queen of Scots once stayed here.
Aberfoyle is an ideal touring base for the scenic trossachs area - incl Loch Lomond, Dukes Pass with the scenic 3 lochs forest drive, or head over to the Eastern shores of Loch Lomond , past the scenic Arrochar Alps, to Inversnaid where theWest Highland Way & Rob Roy Way passes through & has an impressive waterfall & woodland walks or catch a ferry across to the other side.
Scotland is the home of golf as we know it, it originated in this country as early as 1457. The village boasts one of the most scenic golf courses in Scotland-the Aberfoyle Golf Club situated a mile out of the village. Further afield Gleneagles Golf Club which hosted the Ryder cup in 2014 & Loch Lomond have world class golf courses. If you're wanting something for all the family, Callander has a gem of a mini Golf course
There's so much more! Call into VisitScotland icentre in Aberfoyle village when you arrive or check out their website for more information!
A Mini Highlands with lochs & mountains
You'll be in the heart of the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the houses are an ideal base from which to explore the area. Nearby you will find Loch Ard, which boasts exciting activities including water sports & wild swimming, or there's Go-Ape, walking & cycle trails from the door, Lake of Menteith has fishing (permits available) as well as Loch Katrine where you can hop on-board a lake cruise on the steam boat SS Sir Walter Scott or hire a bike and explore on 2 wheels.
Aberfoyle is a popular holiday village, with its local amenities, a well stocked Co-op supermarket (open 7am-10pm daily), cafes, pub, chemist, shops, post office, fuel station, cycle hire shop, and the Scottish wool centre, a regional attraction on the story of wool with live sheep shows, spinning demonstrations and working sheepdogs. The village also boasts one of the most scenic golf courses in Scotland, the Aberfoyle Golf Club.
The house is ideally positioned just above the main street of the village and a short 10 min walk from the door through the forest up to The Lodge visitors centre in Queen Elisabeth Forest Pk with waterfalls, scenic views, cafe, lake & mountain walks &, Go-Ape zip wire experience (one of the longest in the UK). Hill walkers and cyclists can enjoy many wonderful trails across famous bens and lochs, through Dukes pass and onto Callander, around Loch Lomond. For those who wish to go further afield, there’s Stirling Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park, the Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow, & historic Edinburgh with a miriad of cultural attractions. Whatever the weather there’s something for all the family!
Aberfoyle has a special place in our heart!
This part of Scotland is very special to our family. Our great great grandmother was born in a little cottage "Stonefield" by the Lake of Menteith. During the war my mother who was just a child was evacuated from Glasgow to Gartmore ( a nearby village) and went to school there for around 2 years. After she met my dad, they moved to Ireland, but kept dreaming of coming back to Scotland so they settled back in Aberfoyle as No 12 was being built around 30 years ago. Generations of our family have been staying here ever since. In 2018 we opened as a holiday home & welcomed our first guests. In 2019 we decided to expand & add no 14 . We are so happy that our guests love it here too and gave us 5 star reviews (check out what they say on airbnb and trip advisor) but book direct for the best rates.