Unique 6 Bedroom Lodge, Views Of Loch / Sir Walter Scott Steamboat, Pier Cafe

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6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
Smart TV, fireplace, books, stereo
6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
Smart TV, fireplace, books, stereo

Overview of Unique 6 Bedroom Lodge, Views Of Loch / Sir Walter Scott Steamboat, Pier Cafe

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Unique 6 Bedroom Lodge, Views Of Loch / Sir Walter Scott Steamboat, Pier Cafe

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

6 bedrooms5 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Stronachlachar, Stirlingshire

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLoch Katrine21 min drive
  • Popular LocationBen Lomond34 min drive
  • AirportGlasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.)100 min drive
  • Popular LocationLoch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park109 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 12
4844 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Unique 6 Bedroom Lodge, Views Of Loch / Sir Walter Scott Steamboat, Pier Cafe

Waterfront holiday home with kitchen and balcony
This superb six bedroom (12 person) lodge rests on the banks of Loch Katrine in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Boasting superb loch views, the property is situated on the pier of Stronachlachar, from where the Sir Walter Scott Steamship departs on daily trips around the loch. There is also a cafe located on the pier which serves excellent food and drink (licensed) and rents out boats for fishing.

The area is a popular destination with walkers and cyclists, with permit fishing available for anglers. The nearby village of Aberfoyle offers a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, with many golf courses available throughout the region. Loch Lomond is easily accessible by car, offering loch side cruises, a spa hotel, championship golf courses, an aquarium and selection of water sports. miles. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are all accessible by car.

The Lodge comprises 1 x Super-king Bedroom, 2 x King-size Bedroom, 1 x Double Bedroom & 2 x Twin Bedrooms. It can accommodate 12 adults, plus infant (cot provided).

Ground Floor: Living room with wood burning stove, wooden floor & views over the loch. Spacious kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove and gas range (for cooking). Games room with slate bed pool/snooker tables, books & games. Separate toilet.

First floor: Double bedroom with Super-king bed. Double bedroom with King size bed. Twin bedroom with 2 x single beds. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

Second floor: Double bedroom with King Size Bed, balcony and views over Loch Katrine. Double bedroom with Double bed & ensuite shower room. Twin bedroom with 2 x single beds. Shower room with toilet.

Outside (Upper Garden) - is located adjacent to the house. Whilst the area is mainly laid to grass, there is a BBQ area next to the kitchen. This area has wooden benches and a charcoal BBQ which can burn several different types of fuel, allowing you to cook on charcoal for eating and then move onto logs or firewood for when you want to sit around the fireplace and keep warm.

Outside (Lower Garden) - The lower garden fronts onto Loch Katrine and is next to Stronachlachar Pier. There are two patio areas with wooden benches and a large flat lawn area. There is also small forest area for exploring.

Things to do:
- 30 Seconds Away: The Pier Café. The home of great coffees and food...and some of the most spectacular views in Scotland is located at the bottom of the garden of Stronochlachar Lodge.

- 30 Seconds Away: Steamship Sir Walter Scott. Your stay at Stronachlachar Lodge will not be complete without a sail on the steamship the “Sir Walter Scott” or the “Lady of the Lake”. This is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Loch Katrine.

- 30 Seconds Away: Cycling Loch Katrine (from Stronachlachar or Trossachs Pier. It’s easy to hire a cycle for an hour or longer - or take your bike on board ‘Sir Walter Scott’ or ‘Lady of the Lake’ for the morning sail up to Stronachlachar then cycle back on the road along the scenic shores of Loch Katrine. With bikes for adults and kids it’s the perfect family day out - or you can even hire a tandem or electric!

- 30 Seconds Away: Walk Around Loch Katrine. There is a lovely walk along picturesque Loch Katrine that leaves from Stronachlachar Pier ....and can be combined with the steamer sailing from Trossachs Pier.

- 10 Minutes Away: Loch Ard Sculpture Trail. The Loch Ard family Sculpture trail consists fo 16 miles of routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. It runs through a wide variety of terrain and past many impressive sights, including Loch Ard itself, Loch Chon, Duchray Water and Kelty Water.

- 10 Minutes Away: Lochside Yoga. Based in the village of Kinlochard, Lochside Yoga offers regular yoga classes and activities for anyone interested in developing their yoga practice, or who just likes to get a good stretch and feel relaxed at the end of a yoga class or session.

- 10 Minutes Away: Go Country, Kinlochard. Go Country is one of the premier outdoor activities organisation in Scotland based in the idyllic Trossachs on the shores of Loch Ard. They offer a range of outdoor activities to suit all interests and ages. They provide a full range of activities including their unique waterpark with an iceberg, hamster wheel and trampoline. Other activities include quad biking, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, climbing / abseiling, cliff jumping, gorge walking, hillwalking, archery, white water rafting, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and 4x4 off road driving.

- 10 Minutes Away: Forest Hills Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, Kinlochard. The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa is situated on the banks of Loch Ard. The spa provides you with an equal balance of luxury and tranquillity; with a staff of trained experts standing by to help you relax and unwind. They also have a range of fitness facilities including a gym and 18m heated pool.

- 30 Minutes Away: Go Ape, Killearn. Go Ape in Aberfoyle is located at the David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre and is a great high wire experience suitable for adults and children alike. It boasts two the UK's longest zip wires, 30 Tree Top crossings, plus a high wire obstacle course. Go Ape is guaranteed to thrill and keep participants talking about it for days.

- 45 Minutes Away: Glengoyne Distillery, Killearn. For lovers of the finest Scotch Whisky, a visit to Glengoyne is a great experience! Dating back to 1833 Glengoyne is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. The favourite tipple of the late Queen Mother, Glengoyne was given a hard to achieve Royal By Appointment seal of approval. Glengoyne Distillery has a great range of tours for visitors all year round.

- 60 Minutes Away: Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre. Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre: Home to 35 birds & over 25 species, meet & get close to Orla the Golden Eagle & Smudge the little Owl.

Facilities in Lodge • Wood Burning Stoves (Logs Provided) • Elecectricity, full gas CH, bed linen and towels included • Cot, H/chair • Freesat TV, DVD • CD • 6-ring gas range, Two m/waves • W/machine, T/dryer • D/washer • American f/freezer • Extensive enclosed garden with patio and furniture • Balcony • BBQ • Ample parking • Games room with 7ft x 4ft sleight bed pool table, board games, books and toys.

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Cath McLaren

Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Games room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Boating on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 4844 sq ft (450 sq m)


  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Unique 6 Bedroom Views Loch Sir Walter Scott Steamboat Pier Cafe
Unique 6 Bedroom Views Loch Sir Walter Scott Steamboat Pier Cafe

About this area


Located in Stirling, this holiday home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Doon Hill and Fairy Knowe is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Loch Katrine and Ben Lomond. Waterskiing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Loch Katrine - 21 min drive
  • Loch Ard Forest - 32 min drive
  • Ben Lomond - 34 min drive
  • Queen Elizabeth Forest Park - 35 min drive
  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park - 109 min drive

Getting around

  • Alexandria Balloch Station - 37 min drive
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 100 min drive


  • Wee Blether Tea Room - 8 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 52 out of 63 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 63 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 63 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 63 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 63 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful retreat in the Scottish Highlands
Stronachlachar is a magical place. After an initial hiccup checking in (an email went astray), Graham moved heaven and earth to get us in, and to make sure everything was great for our large party. The road in from Aberfoyle is .... interesting, and I do wish it were legal to fish in Loch Katrine, but those have nothing to do with the place per se. Definitely wonderful for a family get-together. Our six-year-old did not want to leave!
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great Escape
Peaceful getaway, house had all the amenities and more to ensure all were entertained. Great Pier Cafe on the doorstep and an invigorating cold water swim in the loch made for a wonderful escape! Thank you!
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Position
Three generation family holiday..House was perfect for all. Spotless,great kitchen with good equipment,lovely bedrooms with good quality beds and bedding.Sofa’s not very comfortable perhaps due an update.This house is in a perfect position on beautiful Loch Katrine.The Pier Cafe gave us exceptional service and delicious food stayed open late for us on our last night also had lovely meal at the Bunkhouse.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Family celebration
The property could have been cleaner, the toilet seat was broken ,the cover on one bed was full of dog hairs, some of the dishes were chipped, one of the micro waves was not working, the ice maker in the fridge was broken and clogged with ice. the sofa's were low and uncomfortable. The location was great.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Lodge stay
We had a lovely family holiday we had 9 people and the lodge offers plenty of space in a beautiful location
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021