About this property
Stronachlachar Lodge is an outstanding country home, set in a sought after elevated position above Loch Katrine. The property is currently run as a successful holiday let business, with an extremely high occupancy level and profit margin. The business (including the majority of the hard/soft furnishings, electrical goods, future bookings, website, Facebook page (with 4k followers) and third party booking channels) can be purchased under separate negotiation; further information can be made available upon request.
The property is approached by a sweeping driveway, which leads up to the front of the house; there is a generous parking area and gardens.
The partially glazed wooden door gives access to the entrance porch, which opens into the impressive kitchen and dining room. This room has wooden flooring, traditional decorative cornicing and a 12kw wood burning stove. The dining area which seats 12, has a large bay window overlooking the extensive upper garden. The kitchen area features a range of floor units, integrated appliances including a range cooker, there is also a central island with breakfast bar.
The kitchen accesses the main hall where there is a magnificent open staircase from when the lodge was a hotel, with decorative wooden banisters and handrail leading to the upper floors.
From the hallway is the drawing room, which has exceptional views through large bay windows, overlooking the loch and Factors Island. The room has wooden flooring, an 8kw wood burning stove with decorative mantel and ornate cornicing with decorative ceiling plasterwork. Also located off the main hall is the games room which has wooden flooring, an open fire (not currently in use) and a door leading to the front of the house. Finally there is a WC at this level.
On the first floor there is a galleried landing overlooking the hall. Off here are three good sized bedrooms, all of which have stunning views. The family bathroom includes a WC, free-standing bath, wash hand basin and a separate shower cubicle. There is also another shower room on this floor.
The staircase continues from the first floor landing to the top floor accommodation. A large window overlooks the staircase and provides an abundance of natural light. Situated off the second floor landing are a further three bedrooms. One of the bedrooms benefits from access to a balcony which looks out onto the loch and another is en-suite. One of the rooms is currently used as a storeroom, but has the potential to be a seventh bedroom, subject to Regulations. The second floor accommodation is completed by a shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
The house is approached by a driveway which passes through the garden to the front of the house. On one side of the driveway is a large flat area laid to grass. On the other side is a wooded area, which is perfect for exploring. From the large parking area at the front, a set of steps lead down to the lower lochside garden. The garden is largely laid to lawn but also features two patio areas next to the loch. Stone steps lead down to the loch at the front and to the side is a large wooden non prescribed jetty.
- Stronachlachar Lodge occupies an enviable elevated and wonderfully private position above Loch Katrine, in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Combining traditional features with modern technology including high speed broadband make this a unique property.
- The lodge occupies an enviable corner position, situated next to Stronachlachar Pier and The Pier Café. The property overlooks Factor’s Island, where Rob Roy MacGregor held the Duke of Montrose’s Factor for ransom. The pleasure steamer, the Sir Walter Scott, which is Scotland’s only surviving screw steamer in regular passenger service, calls at the Pier.
- The Kinlochard and Aberfoyle area has excellent leisure facilities including a sailing club on Loch Ard near the MacDonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa. Within 5 miles of Stronachlar is the eastern shore of Loch Lomond which is accessed via Inversnaid. A boat regularly calls at the pier and provides easy access to Loch Lomond. It is hoped the historic paddle steamer, the Maid of the Loch, will return to Inversnaid one day.
- Aberfoyle provides a full range of facilities including a primary school, shops, post office, supermarket and a variety of hotels and restaurants as well as an 18 hole golf course.
- Nearby Callander offers a wider range of restaurants, bars, cafés and bistros, with banking facilities and two supermarkets also to hand. Secondary schooling is available in Callander at McLaren High School with private education available at Dollar Academy or the independent schools of Glasgow.
- The Trossachs form the heart of Rob Roy MacGregor’s Scotland and it was in this area with its delightful mix of lochs, burns, hills and glens that he was born and lived his life and where some of his more famous exploits took place. The Trossachs have a diversity of wildlife including magnificent golden eagles, peregrine falcons and red deer, which coexist with creatures like roe deer, wildcats, foxes, feral goats, badgers and red squirrels.