Letter Steading, Loch Katrine

Self Catering

Letter Steading, Loch Katrine, Callander, Stirlingshire, FK17 8JA

    Enjoy good quality accommodation in our beautifully renovated detached cottage amidst the spectacular scenery of Loch Katrine, in the very heart of Rob Roy country. "Winner 2012 Top Vacation Rental" by Trip Advisor (Flipkey)

    From two of our very recent clients - "Our 4th visit and the best weather ever!!  Once again we've had a lovely, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.  Thanks Jan and Gordon"

    "This is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.The location is superb - very peaceful with great views. The accommodation is first class - the standard of decor, equipment and cleanliness is very high. Jan and Gordon are great hosts - nothing is too much trouble. We loved the 'wendy house' with the chimenea - spent most evenings there! A great location for walkers, cyclists or kayakers particularly."

    Situated on the private north shore road just over three miles from the Trossachs Pier where the SS Sir Walter Scott and Lady of the Lake sail regularly in the summer months to Stronachlacher, Letter Steading is an ideal base for enjoying all the local area has to offer, surrounded by wonderful countryside. There is fantastic walking, cycling, local history, hill climbing, riding - the opportunities are endless. A lot of our guests rebook with us for a fortnight as they don't manage to do and see all they want to in the first week with us!    For those of you just wanting to get away from it all and relax this is an ideal spot to unwind in one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland. Rest in the very private area at the back of the cottage, light the barbeque maybe and enjoy the stunning views of the loch and beyond to Ben Lomond. 

    Letter Steading is a detached cottage all on one floor and has been sympathetically renovated to show off its thick walls and beautiful stonework. It has two bedrooms - one twin and one double, both carpeted and you will be provided with good quality bedlinen and towels which are included in the price.  We offer a cot, highchair and baby bath for baby's needs.  In the open plan kitchen/eating/sitting area there is a wood burning stove as well as electric wall mounted radiators, and it has an easy to keep clean oak floor.  There is comfy seating and a large bean bag for the kids to take turns on!  The kitchen area is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge, small freezer, electric oven and hob, and everything you might need for a self catering holiday home from home.  Our shower-room has a large shower cubicle, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. It also has grab rails in the shower and near the toilet, with a pull down rail as well so is ideal for disabled guests; the doors are extra wide and there is easy access from the car to the front door of the cottage. We also offer a washing machine and drying area at the rear of the cottage, and an extra worktop-style freezer.  There is a payphone in the cottage but please note, there is no mobile signal at the cottage.   No WiFi in the cottage but if you're desperate you can usually access a 3G signal at the picnic point about a mile away!

    Outside there is a private area to the rear of the cottage, with barbeque and comfortable seating. Although there are no loch views from the cottage itself, there are lovely views from the decking area where there is plenty of seating around a big teak table. Alternatively, seating is available at the front in the evening where you can take in the last rays of the sun, watching the birds feeding at the seed and nut feeders - all kinds of tits and finches, siskins, dunnocks, robins and a pair of lesser spotted woodpeckers.  Or why not take advantage of the 'Wendy House' -  you can light the chiminea on cooler nights and grill your steak over it.   Maybe partake of a glass or two of your favourite tipple whilst drinking in the fantastic views of the sunset over the loch and Ben Lomond in the distance?

    We welcome well behaved dogs, but please note that  the garden is not fenced and we do have cats living within the vicinity!

    Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park - bring your own bikes or hire from the Trossachs Pier (available from Easter onwards to late autumn),  take the boat up to Stronachlacher and cycle back on the private surfaced road. The Steading is in an idyllic situation from which to explore the myriad of cycle tracks and walking paths on the forest roads and trails. Loch Katrine boasts wonderful wildlife - birds of prey, deer on the high hills, pine marten, otters and red squirrels can occasionally be spotted.   It is only a short stroll to the lochside beach and some of the most stunning views you could imagine. 

    And other testimonials......."Beautiful cottage - luxury!  So cosy especially with the log fire.  Such a peaceful haven, time seems to stand still.  Such a joy to stay here.....thank you"

    "Our 3rd visit and relaxing as usual. We love to stay here and we'll never spend our holidays at another place in Scotland!  It always feels like home and you both know how much we love this place.  Thanks again for your warm, warm welcome.  See you in 5 months!"


    4 Self Catering
    Field Sports Welcome Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Short breaks only available during quiet winter months - November, December (exc Christmas/New Year) and January

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Letter Steading
    £360.00 per unit per week

    Prices from £360 - £660 per week. Short breaks may be booked during low season (Nov/Dec/Jan except Christmas and Hogmanay) - prices available on request and dependant on party size and visiting pooches!

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


    • The main entrance has level access


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area Garden is open and not fenced!


    • Equipment Hire Bikes available for hire during summer months from Katrinewheelz at the Trossachs Pier
    • Level Access Level access to front door but please note some is of stone basis.
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Lochside Location Please note there is no view of the loch from the cottage itself. However, there are fantastic views from the decking area and from our own "Wendy House"
    • Remote Location 25 minutes drive to the nearest shop
    • Sea/Loch View No direct loch view from cottage but beautiful views from decking area and Wendy house!

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens Please note there is a slight 'lip' to access shower cubicle
    • Dogs Welcome Dogs not permitted in bedrooms or on furniture please! Please do not leave your dog unattended in the cottage unless prior permission is sought.
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome We have feral cats in the vicinity - they are pretty dog 'savvy' but if you have a chaser, please make sure he or she is under control around the cottage area.
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Lovely walking and cycling in the area
    • Cottage Detached cottage renovated from old bothy farmhouse building
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Seasonal Breaks Short breaks available in winter low season - call or email for details
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available Hang wet clothes in the Wendy House!
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities Outside drying area, and you can hang clothes to dry in the Wendy House
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer small freezer outside
    • Fridge Fridge with freezer compartment.
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided good quality bedlinen included
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove Logs provided and included in the price but please provide your own kindling/firelighters
    • Outdoor Drying Facility Whirlygig for fine weather, or hang in the Wendy House
    • Private Bathroom Shower only, no bath
    • Shower Large shower enclosure, heated towel rail and heated underfloor
    • Telephone Payphone available. Mobile signal just over a mile up the road at the high picnic point!
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Entertainment Available Selection of CD's and DVD's
    • Garden Large area at back of cottage, not fenced
    • Hi-Fi
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Large open garden at the rear, plus Wendy House for adults and children alike!
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV Sky HD available
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted We accept personal cheques or bank transfers - this can be done from abroad


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking Directly outside cottage.

    Road Directions

    From Glasgow airport M8, M80, M9 then A84 to Callander. A821 after Callander signposted Aberfoyle. Loch Katrine approximately 12 miles from Callander.

    From Edinburgh airport M9, then A84 to Callander. A821 as before.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Aberfoyle take the A821 Dukes Pass Road, pass Loch Achray Hotel then take left turn signposted Loch Katrine and the SS Sir Walter Scott. Access to Loch road is through a barrier with private code.

    Getting there by railway:- From Dunblane approx 45 minutes drive, Stirling approx 1 hour.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Either to Edinburgh (more direct route) or Glasgow.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • separate shower unit
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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