A spacious property set on the banks of Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond / Trossachs National Park with the never disappointing views all year round. Enjoy the outdoors or venture off to visit the many historical and or cultural experiences Scotland has to offer. Though Craigruie feels and looks remote, you can easily plan your adventures to head off and return to base within the timescale of a day trip. Please contact me for a special pricing structures. Special Christmas/New Year rates.
“A wonderful house in a breathtaking setting - we had a fantastic time! A few recommendations if you're planning a visit (in no particular order...): try the amazing hiking nearby to find your own way up open access mountains, get Sainsbury's to deliver a load of food and take a refreshing dip in the loch!”
We built the cabin to a high specification, it is in the middle of the forest with incredible views down to the loch, a burn running close to the front door and all the hill walking and wildlife around you that you could expect in Scotland.
“We spent New Year's in Abbey's cabin with four people and had a lovely relaxing time. We enjoyed cooking in the extremely well-equipped kitchen, spending time in the cosy living room by the fire and going for walks in the forest. The location is spectacular and well-worth the slightly bumpy car drive down the forest track. We never met Abbey (who seems to live in another house on the same property) but she was very quick and helpful when replying to messages, which made for a smooth stay.”
The Skipper's Hut is located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in the beautiful Braes of Balquhidder and situated on a wooded knoll overlooking Loch Voil. The hut in its earlier days was used by the skipper of the estate's electric launch for trips on high days and holidays.
“We booked the Skippers hut for my bday wend. We liked the look of this place as it was unique and we weren’t disappointed. Fiona was a great host. Very responsive to any messages and stopped by on fri nite to personally say hello. On arrival at the hut there was a note and some lovely homemade biscuits left for us. Fiona cane by on sun to drop off some more wood. It was a lovely drive to the hut though the last rd is quite bad with pot holes but it’s worth the drive. You can unload outside the hut and then u park the car just down from the hut. There is a key safe to let u in and in the drive up Fiona supplies the code. Once you go into the hut it’s just so cosy and a great space with everything you need rite there. On the back wall is the bed area which is the most comfiest bed I’ve slept on and was so warm and cosy. There is 2 chairs in this area and a storage box that had more throws incase we were cold. As there was no wardrobe we just placed our clothes on the chairs. Above the bed area was a mezzanine level with a ladder which led to another lovely comfy bed where u can star gaze out the windows. Unfortunate it wasn’t the weather to see the stars for us. In the Lounge area there is 2 chairs and a very comfy sofa with plenty cushions and more warm throws. There is a bookcase with loads of books and maps of the areas and some playing cards. There’s a sideboard where all the cutlery and glasses and cups are. The main focal point is the wood stove which heats the room up nicely and lasts for a few hrs. The kitchen is separate from the lounge and the toilet and shower are separate too. The kitchen is very compact with a fridge, kettle, toaster, stove, oven and all the utensils u cud possibly require. The toilet is a proper toilet although no hand basin but hand sanitizer is provided. There is a small heater in there that heats the room up fairly quickly. The shower is great and works well and heats up quickly. Overall we had a fabulous stay it was great to switch off and get away from everything. Wud defo come back and recommend to anyone looking to escape the city and enjoy the tranquil setting.”