A recently renovated farmhouse in the heart of Perthshire, within driving distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and with the wonders of the Highlands and Islands on your doorstep.
Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish poet and writer, once described Breadalbane as 'the land where beauty lies in the lap of terror' and it is here, along the slopes of Benmore and the banks of the turbulent Dochart, that one finds Innishewan Farmhouse, nestled in 'the grandest part of Perthshire, the fairest part of Britain', the home of Rob Roy.
Innishewan (Gaelic for 'Ewan's Meadow') is part of Auchlyne Estate and has been in the family since 1888. The estate extends to 18,000 acres of mainly unimproved hill ground, and is home to a fold of pedigree Highland cattle, as well as flocks of Blackface and cross-bred sheep.
Innishewan is located in the heart of Highland Perthshire, but remains easily accessible; Edinburgh (1hr 35mins), Glasgow (1hr 15mins), Oban (1hr), Perth (1hr) and Stirling (45mins) are all within comfortable driving distance. The nearest station is at Crianlarich (7 miles away) which has a daily service to Glasgow Queen Street. Innishewan is within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and a variety of wildlife can be seen, including Golden Eagle, Osprey, Grouse, Peregrine and Buzzard, as well as Red and Roe Deer.
Recently renovated, decorated and furnished to a high standard, Innishewan Farmhouse has one double and two twin rooms, all ensuite. It enjoys a fully-fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. The adjacent utility room contains a washing machine and drying facilities. There is a separate dining room, and the comfortable sitting room has a wood-burning stove and boasts beautifully framed views of Glendochart. All rooms are double glazed and centrally heated, with hardwood floors downstairs, fully carpeted upstairs, while the bathrooms are fully tiled and have underfloor heating. The farmhouse has a private garden, patio and parking for three vehicles.
Killin, with its famous Falls of Dochart, is 7 miles away and has a supermarket, post office, bank and other shops. Fuel can be found at Lix Toll Garage (5 miles East, towards Killin).
There are 2 hotels and a restaurant within 5 minutes drive. Both Suie Hotel and Luib Hotel are 2 minutes away down the glen towards Killin. The Old Flax Mill is another 2 miles further on.
The area has a number of Munros - mountains over 3,000 ft - including Ben More and Ben Lawers. It is a great place for hiking, and Glencoe - 45 min drive away - provides some serious climbing and walking challenges.
Innishewan is ideally situated for trips further afield. To the North West are the breathtaking vistas of Rannoch Moor and the world-famous Glencoe, boasting such features as the Aonach Eagach ridge, Buchaille Etive Mhor and White Corries ski resort. Continuing on brings you to Loch Leven, Fort William and the Great Glen. From Fort William you can head further West to Mallaig and the Isle of Skye.
Heading West brings you to Loch Awe and the Cruachan Power Station. Continuing along the road through the Pass of Brander eventually brings you to Oban, the Gateway to the Isles, where you can catch ferries to Mull and the Outer Hebrides.
Heading South West along the winding A82 brings you to the famous Loch Lomond, home to the paddle steamer 'Maid of the Loch' and the renowned Cameron House Hotel.
To the South East lies Callander and historic Stirling, with its imposing Castle and the Wallace Monument. South from Callender over the Duke's Pass takes you to the Trossachs and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, home to Loch Katrine and the steamship Sir Walter Scott. The adventure park at Aberfoyle also boasts the longest zip-line in the UK.
To the East is Loch Tay, which leads past Ben Lawers to Kenmore, home of Taymouth Castle and its 18-hole parkland course, and on to Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, with its Festival Theatre, salmon ladder and the House of Bruar.
The River Dochart is one of the main tributaries of the River Tay, Salmon and trout fishing on the river and several local lochs is available by permit on request. Deer stalking is also available on the estate, in season (Stag stalking from July to October, Hind stalking from October to mid-February).
For golfers, there are 9-hole courses in Killin, Kenmore, Strathtay, Taynuilt and Oban, 18-hole courses at Callander, Kenmore, Cameron House, and Gleneagles.
|Innishewan Farmhouse||£607 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.