Enjoy a relaxed active holiday in this spacious lochside property with its own private shore with jetty, offering stunning loch and mountain views.. Enjoy a relaxed active holiday in this spacious lochside property with its own private shore with jetty, offering stunning loch / mountain views. Carsaig is an immaculately presented, detached holiday cottage in an unrivalled setting on the shore of Loch Venacher in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. The holiday property is set in 3 acres of grounds which lead down to a private lochside beach and jetty with outstanding views across the loch and the surrounding hillside and Trossachs. Carsaig offers spacious accommodation and makes a wonderful base from which to venture out with friends and family to enjoy the area and all it has to offer. Wander round Carsaig’s garden Woodland Fairy Trail, enjoy a game of petanque and savour long evenings round the wood burning stove in the outdoor seating area.
The loch is ideal to swim, SUP or on windier days is great for windsurfing. Guests are welcome to bring their own unpowered craft which can be launched from the beach. There are endless miles of forest roads, footpaths through woodlands and around the loch. For the more adventurous, there are hills and mountains to climb such as Ben Ledi, Ben Venue and Ben A’an. For cyclists, the Dukes Pass offers an unrivalled road riding route and for gravel riders, there are over 200 miles of single and wide tracked gravel tracks.
Carsaig is situated near the famous Route 7 which is is part of the National Cycle Network, which takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. For mountain bikers, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is home to Britain’s largest off-road cycle network. This area is ideal for golfing with several local courses close by, and the famous Gleneagles course is only 40 minutes’ drive. Kids can enjoy local activities such as the treetop adventures of Go Ape at Aberfoyle or the waterpark assault course at Loch Ard. The bustling Highland town of Callander, with a variety of quaint shops, tearooms, restaurants, and bars, is only 5 minutes’ drive and ideal for sourcing supplies. After exploring the local area, unwind in the hot tub or relax on the decking with a glass of wine and enjoy the incredible views across the loch to Ben Venue. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, red kites, and ospreys as well as local birds which are frequent visitors. The award-winning restaurant, Venacher Lochside, is next door serving coffee and cakes, relaxed lunches, and dinners.
Within an easy drive is Stirling, 30 minutes, whilst Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Perth, 1 hour. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles, restaurants 3 miles.. Three steps down to large living room with wood burner, loch views and patio doors. Three steps up to large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with 5 ring gas/electric range (for cooking), loch views and wooden floor. Utility. Master bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, garden and loch views and en-suite with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, garden and loch views and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (access also from hall)..
- Wood burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
- Travel cot and high chair available on request
- Two Freesat TVs (one 40")
- Blu-ray/DVD player
- Bluetooth stereo speaker
- 5-ring gas/electric range
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker
- Large enclosed 3-acre garden with petanque court, children’s swing, garden furniture and barbecue
- Seating area with wood burner
- Private parking for 4 cars
- Hot tub (private)
- Fishing on-site (no licence required)
- Welcome pack
- No smoking
- Please note: There are 5 steps from the decking to the garden; sloping banks and 15 steps to the jetty and private shore with unfenced loch frontage, 10 yards away
There are steps within the property.
There are steps to external facilities.
Cats are not allowed at the property.
There are steps or steep slopes in the garden.
There is open water in the property grounds.
We provide a starter supply of tea bags, coffee and sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, washing up liquid, soap, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls and we provide all bed linen, towels, hot tub towels and tea towels. Carsaig has a coffee grinder and a Sage coffee machine with a starter supply of coffee beans. The hot tub at Carsaig uses a lot of energy so we would be grateful if you could let us know if you do not intend to use it and we will switch it off for the duration of your stay to save on energy. There is a gas BBQ for your use, instructions in the kitchen drawer. We supply kindling, firelighters and an initial supply of logs which can be replenished from our Logs Honesty Box at £8 per bag (leave cash in the tin on the kitchen shelf). Dogs are very welcome. All we ask is that they are not allowed on the furniture or on the beds and that they are not left unattended. Please bring some of your dog’s own bedding to help them feel at home. We don’t allow car charging at the house - we only have a domestic supply, not a 7kw car charging outlet and our supplier is very expensive. There are number of public use chargers in Callander in the Station Road Car Park, next to the Dreadnought Hotel and there are also charging points in Strathyre and Aberfoyle. You can bring unpowered watercrafts which can be launched from the beach. No powered crafts allowed on the loch.