"Winner of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle award for "The Best Accommodation provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife. Winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from Tripadvisor for the 8th year running and rated 9.3 out of 10 by Booking.com.
Kestrel is a beautiful 3 bedroom holiday chalet that can sleep up to 6 people. With a large open plan kitchen, living and dining area, a private West facing balcony with garden furniture offering views up Ben More and the surrounding mountains. A truly magnificent Highland setting.
With all the comforts from home (and more) the Kestrel has recently undergone a complete interior refurbishment to include a beautiful fully fitted galley style kitchen complete with built in oven, ceramic hob, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. New carpets, new pressurised hot water system providing plenty of hot water and a power shower. The bathroom is fully tiled with a heated floor and new low energy, mineral oil filled Rionte radiators to heat the chalet throughout.
The chalet has been completely redecorated and is equipped to a high 4 star standard with a king size double bed in the master bedroom with built in mirrored wardrobes. Two further twin bedrooms with large single beds all supplied with soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels and Arran Aromatic toiletries. We pride ourselves on the comfort of our beds. A holiday would not be a holiday without a good night's sleep. Bathroom with bath and power shower over.
Situated on the Portnellan Estate with commanding views up Ben More Kestrel has a magnificent setting with a true Highland landscape all around. Often complimented by the abundance of bird and wild life that an be seen on the estate. It is not unusual to see the deer meandering off the hill and passing nearby your chalet.
The Portnellan Estate has been privately owned by the same family for well over 30 years and offers fantastic facilities to include fresh run salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river, mountain bikes with plenty of trails on and off road for all abilities. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and rowing boats on the river and loch. Clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged. Wifi is available throughout the estate as well as Weber gas BBQ (upon request), DVD library and a large selection of board games. We can even offer eggs from the chickens on the estate and a selection of organic meat products fresh from a farm locally. perfect for the BBQ or home cooking.
Kestrel is so centrally located for exploring Central/West Scotland with known landmarks only a short distance away. Oban 45 mins, Stirling, Fort William and Glasgow just over an hour. Edinburgh 1.5 hours. Glen Coe and all it beholds is less than 40 mins drive and the bonnie shores of Loch Lomond are 20 mins by car. Other areas include the truly beautiful Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, Glen Etive, Glen Lochay and Glen Orchy all within the local area.
Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush of adventure or lazy days on your doorstep, out and about on the many hills in the local area or exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, Portnellan and the Kestrel offers the warmest welcome for your return.
This beautiful accommodation is available for short breaks, weeks or longer.
"A really great base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland, and lots to keep the family occupied, from canoes and bikes, to games and DVD's. Lodge very clean, well maintained and equipped, and with plenty of its own space. The loch and mountain views, the peace and restfulness of the place, even the purity of the tap water, all make you want to stay. Review posted 13th August."
"My daughter rented two cottages at Portnellan for the celebration of her 21st birthday. We had no idea what to expect before we arrived, and we had travelled from the United States to attend her birthday. The magic of Portnellan added to the magic of seeing my daughter turn 21. What a beautiful location, and the cottages were lovely vacation homes with everything we could need."
"Everyone had a terrific time, the young ones and us old-timers! Thank you to the gracious staff (namely Cameron's family.) You made us feel welcome and made her celebration a delight!"
"I highly recommend these cottages for anyone who loves a magical place to sleep and roam in one of the most magical places I've ever been! Review posted 14th August."
"Outstanding as usual. A warm welcome from Cameron and family. Spotlessly clean lodge , stunning scenery and great touring base. Would recommend this to anyone looking for luxury self catering in Scotland. Review posted 12th August"