On the outskirts of Drymen, situated in the heart of leafy Buchanan Castle Estate, Strathendrick House is a substantial 4 bedroom cottage which sleeps 9 people comfortably. Simple yet sophisticated, old but modern, it really is a haven of peace and tranquillity. The house offers a vast garden with private access to the river. Dominated by an enormous fir, and surrounded by mature trees and an orchard, we ensure utter seclusion and privacy.
The village of Drymen is charming. Local amenities include several fine pubs all serving traditional hot and cold food, a supermarket, a bank, a local butcher, a gallery and gift shop, and a well stocked library for books, CD’s and DVD’s. There are a variety of events including regular ceilidhs, agricultural shows and dances throughout the year. If you’re lucky to visit when the hotel in the village square is throwing a traditional Scottish dance night the experience is particularly exiting.
The village also offers a private leisure complex with swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. It also offers 2 squash courts and the latest in gym and fitness equipment. All the facilities are available with good rates to guests of the house.
You can also choose between the historic town of Stirling with its famous castle, battlefields and monuments or Glasgow, The City of Culture and Entertainment. It’s a shoppers’ paradise, second only to London for sheer volume and variety. It’s also very stylish, with funky bars, boutique restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Taxis are abundant if you fancy making a night of it. Both cities are less than 30 minutes by car.
Quite simply our delightful home has something to offer everyone.
Situated in Scotland’s first national park with Loch Lomond and the mountain of Ben Lomond close by, the area is staggeringly beautiful. A huge variety of outdoor activities are literally on your doorstep. (Please refer to the activities page for a more comprehensive list and for all related contact details)
Golfers: The house offers a choice of many top class courses all within easy reach, including the championship course of Loch Lomond, Buchanan Castle Golf Club course located next to the house and the delightful 9 holes of Strathendrick Golf Club only a minute away at the end of the castle driveway. There are also courses near Aberfoyle (15mins) and Callander (30mins)
Fishing: The Drymen and East Loch Lomond area is a veritable paradise for anglers of every level of experience. The waters of this area are the home of many different types of fish including: brown & rainbow Trout, Perch, Pike, Salmon and Roach.
Water Sports: Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, offering probably the widest range of water sports available in Scotland to suit all ages and abilities. Sailing, canoeing, jet skiing and waterskiing are all just round the corner for those who actively choose to get wet.
Sport: Walking, running (part of the West Highland Way if you fancy), climbing, exploring, mountain biking or just being in the fresh air are all on our doorstep for those who prefer terra firma!
Horse Riding: For horse riders, stables are situated within Buchanan Castle Estate adjacent to the house. They are in fact our neighbours! Bookings for both children and adults are available. Just walk round and ask!
Pony Trekking: Popular with the kids for regular walks through the estate, there is a second stables at the far end of the village where you can book.
All the pursuits listed above, and more can be arranged through our house keeper either prior to arriving or during your stay at the house. You only need ask and if it can be arranged we’ll be happy to help. However we have also provided a list of contact numbers and websites in the activities section to help you make your own enquiries.
Please Note: Any additional expenses incurred whilst arranging extra activities must be negotiated with our house keeper directly.