Sisky's House

Self Catering

Sisky's House, Drymen, Stirlingshire, G63 0BW

    Sisky's House is a beautiful, high specification upper town house in the conservation village of Drymen, at the heart of Scotland's Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

    The generously proportioned modern designed apartment sleeps 4, with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with separate dining area, large attic double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with electric shower. This accommodation has been completely refurbished and tastefully decorated throughout (December 2006), with original artworks, rugs, sumptuous soft furnishings and bedding, with the intention of creating a relaxing home from home. We therefore have included all the gadgetry required for modern living - satellite, Playstation for kids of all ages, and FREE WiFi broadband internet, enabling you to choose whether to bring your laptop to keep in touch with business, research local attractions and activities, book a restaurant, check your share portfolio or just switch them off, it's up to you. We also provide you with a welcome basket to help start your holiday with a taste of Scotland.

    Key Points
    No extra charge for heating (at any time of the year)
    Dogs welcome and no extra charge for your dog
    No extra charge for quality linen or towels
    Free WiFi (wireless) broadband internet provided
    Minimum of 10% discount for consecutive weeks taken
    Rebooking discounts for returning guests
    Drymen is set in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is the gateway to the East Bank, which is arguably the most beautiful loch side route in Scotland, with many accessible beaches and slipways for boats and watersport craft.

    The village square is the main focal point for Drymen (where a lone piper plays every Thursday evening throughout the summer months), off of which run junctions to Glasgow, Stirling, Aberfoyle and the East Bank of the loch. Surrounding the village green you will find a variety of shops including the post office, a well stocked minimarket, hotels and pubs (one of which is reputedly the oldest Inn in Scotland established 1734), butcher, library and tourist office. The bank can be found further along Main Street across from the bowling greens, just before the health club with swimming pool and the local church.

    The house is very conveniently situated about 250m from the village square.

    To the north of the village, the loch is narrow and deep, and the surrounding mountains rise dramatically from the shoreline, locally, this is where the most challenging walking and climbing can be found.

    On the eastern side, the road passes through Balmaha, a beautiful loch side village with a sheltered harbour and an ideal sailing and water-sports centre, you can also hire boats, launch your own, and get on the post boat for trips to the islands here. It also offers convenient access to Conic Hill, an afternoons ramble to a stunning panoramic vista of the Highland Boundary Fault. The route beyond this passes a RSPB reserve through deciduous woodlands, arriving at Rowardennen. Here many people depart for the summit of Ben Lomond, towering over the eastern shore, but with a relatively moderate grade of walk, this is Scotland's most southerly Munro at 3194ft, an easy one to bag.

    At the southern shores Balloch Castle Country Park looks onto the mouth of the River Leven, where those in the know drop their hooks for salmon and sea trout. It is at Balloch that you will also find the main Tourist Information Centre for the national park, based at Lomond Shores, it is well worth a visit for it's displays and extensive information on attractions and areas all over Scotland.

    The west bank of Loch Lomond offers access to the main routes to the north west highlands, you have to choose which road to take at Tarbert, either left to Loch Long and Arrochar, hosting the distinctive shape of The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) 2899ft, one of Scotland's most familiar landmarks and a climbing hotspot, beyond this the road climbs 'The Rest and Be Thankful' (drive it to appreciate the name), to Inveraray and beyond to Oban. The right fork continues to contour the lochside, narrow and in places over the water until you reach Crianlarich, beyond lies the imposing Rannoch Moor, leading to the mood bound sight of Glen Coe and onward to Fort William.

    Ferries and pleasure cruises depart from the lochside communities of Tarbet (N), Balloch (S), Balmaha (E) and Luss (W), and are a perfect way to view the 38 islands on the 24 mile long loch, which is some 5 miles wide and 600 feet deep. You may pass the championship golf course at Loch Lomond Golf Club, home of the Scottish Open, which has become the precursor for the very many golfing stars competing in the Open Championship.
     

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Awards
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Sisky's House
    £57.14 per unit per night

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

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles

    Domestic

    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Iron Available
    • Telephone
    • Electric Cooker
    • Linen Provided
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Drying Facilities
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking

    Location

    • Village Location
    • Rural Location

    Transport

    • Cycle Locker
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Private Car Space
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Highchair Available
    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area
    • Fax/Email Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • CD Player
    • Television
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Young People
    • Business Travellers
    • Pets Welcome

    Road Directions

    From the South
    Follow signposts for The North, Scotland, M74 then the M8 to Glasgow, leave the M8 at junction 17 and turn right following signposts to Aberfoyle (A81) along Great Western Road until Anniesland Cross, turning right onto the Switchback. At Canniesburn Toll roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A809 (signposted Bearsden Cross & Drymen), continue through Bearsden Cross, after 1000m the A809 to Drymen branches to the right, go straight through the next roundabout, Drymen is signposted from then onwards.

    From the North
    Follow signposts for Glasgow & Loch Lomond, passing down the west side of Loch Lomond, turn left after the loch and enter Balloch, taking you onto the A811, continue through Balloch heading for Stirling & Drymen it is well signposted after this point.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- There is no direct train access to Drymen, the nearest train stations are Milngavie (16 miles) or Balloch (11 miles).

    GNER and Virgin Rail both operate train services throughout the United Kingdon, to and from Scotland. From Glasgow, First Scotrail operates services to Milngavie and to other destinations around the country. From Milngavie it is then a 30 minute bus journey to Drymen.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow International Airport (25miles) is the nearest airport to Drymen and is approximately 30 minutes by car. Alternatively, you can take the airport shuttle bus into Glasgow (journey time approx 25 mins), and then take a bus to Drymen.

    Glasgow Prestwick Airport (49m) - Further down the coast and is the main hub for Ryanair, approximately 100 minutes by car. A train service operates between Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Glasgow City Centre (journey time 45 mins).

    Both airports offer a wide choice of car hire facilities.

    Getting there by ferry:- Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkstone, the follow signs for M25, The North, Scotland.

    Ferry routes from Ireland and the Continent

    From Ireland -
    Irish Ferries
    Norfolkline
    P&O Irish Sea Ferries
    Stena Line

    From the continent -
    Brittany Ferries
    Hoverspeed
    Norfolkline
    P&O Ferries
    Sea France Ferries
    Stena Line
    Superfast Ferries operate services between Zeebrugge and Rosyth (near Edinburgh). It is then approximately a 75 minute drive to Drymen.

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