Campsie Cottages

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Ballochruin Farm, Balfron, Stirlingshire, G63 0LE

    Ballochruin Farm is a traditional red sandstone building with spectacular views of the Campsie Fells. In the guest lounge there is an open fireplace with a log fire, comfortable sofas and a lovely dining room which overlooks the gardens.

    The bedrooms have en suite bathrooms comfortable super king size beds and fine linen, The Butterfly Room boasts a 'bath for two' whilst the Orchid Room has a walk-in shower. This is very much a working farm with Galloway cattle, geese, ducks and hens and a growing herd of friendly alpacas which guests are encouraged to get to know. Fishing is available on the River Endrick that runs through the farm and you might be lucky enough to glimpse some of the otters and kingfishers that inhabit this area.

    Close to Loch Lomond and the West Highland Way, The Queen Elizabeth Forest with walks, cycling and horse riding and Mugdock and Balloch Country Parks make this a wonderful area to enjoy this beautiful country. It is equally as good for those interested in the history of Scotland with Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument close by and the Glengoyne Distillery within easy reach.

    Ballochruin Farm is a traditional red sandstone building that has been sympathetically renovated keeping the original features but adding a touch of luxury. The two guest bedrooms are generously proportioned with spectacular views of the Campsie Fells and the alpaca herd to the front of the house. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms - The Orchid room has a walk in shower and the Butterly room has a 'bath for two'. The beds are either twin or superking with fine Egyptian linen. There is a guest lounge with an open fire on the chilly evenings. l

    For guests interested in the alpaca herd there are opportunities to join in with the feeding normally between 4-5 pm each day. The female alpacas give birth to a cria (spanish word for creation) each year and these are spread out between May and September. Ballochruin Farm is also an accredited training centre for British Alpaca Society courses on various aspects of alpaca care and assessment. They also have free range hens, geese, ducks, Galloway cows and Max and Holly the two family dogs. There are many walks around the area, close to the West Highland Way and Loch Lomond. Mugdock and Balloch Country Parks are an easy drive away. The main cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth are all within an hour by car. Fishing is available on Ballochruin's own stretch of the River Endrick.

    As the Endrick is a spate river the best time is in September and October. The farm is a paradise for nature. It is possible to spot and otter on the river and a kingfisher flashing by. There are herons, wild ducks, lapwings and a barn owl and many other resident and visiting birds.There are good eating places closeby in Killearn, Balfron, Fintry and Kippen. It may also be possible to dine at Ballochruin Farm. Supper or Dinner can be served by arrangement around a communial table with wonderful views to the Campsie Fells.

    Find out more at www.campsiecottages.co.uk/getaway

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    4
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Super Kind Room (Orchid)
    £45.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Super King Room (Orchid) - Single Occupancy
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Super King Room (Butterfly)
    £45.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Super King Room (Butterfly) - Single Occupancy
    £70.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Farm

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Room Service Available

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Transport

    • Parking

    Catering

    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Bath Ensuite
    • Drying Facilities
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome By arrangement
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Single Travellers

    Road Directions

    From Stirling follow the A811 to the Erskine Bridge. Follow this through Arnprior, Buchlyvie past the first sign to Balfron and to a T junction. Turn left and keep left past The Aizle coffee shop and under a bridge. About 200 yds beyond the bridge is a sharp turn to the left signposted Balfron - take this and follow for about 0.5 miles until you see a double road sign for a corner and a junction - slow down you are going to take the sharp right turn - watch out you have to do this carefully this is a dangerous turn - peep your horn. We are the only farm on the left side about 500 yds down the road.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Stirling follow the A811 to the Erskine Bridge. Follow this through Arnprior, Buchlyvie past the first sign to Balfron and to a T junction. Turn left and keep left past The Aizle coffee shop and under a bridge. About 200 yds beyond the bridge is a sharp turn to the left signposted Balfron - take this and follow for about 0.5 miles until you see a double road sign for a corner and a junction - slow down you are going to take the sharp right turn - watch out you have to do this carefully this is a dangerous turn - peep your horn. We are the only farm on the left side about 500 yds down the road.

    Getting there by railway:- Trains are available to Stirling and Glasgow it is possible to get a bus to Killearn or Balfron.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports are less than an hour away.

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