A charming, detached, rustic log cabin, situated on a south facing hillside with a fabulous view of Loch Earn and Ben Vorlich. Located in the village of Lochearnhead and sitting within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park the lodge is in the perfect location to explore Perthshire, and the outstanding beauty of the Trossachs.
The cabin is warm and cosy enjoying a woodburing stove with open plan lounge/dining area, leading off into the well equipped kitchen. There are three bedrooms; one double, one twin, one bunk room and a family bathroom.
The property is heated with the log burner and electric heaters.
From the lodge we can hear the deer, during the winter months. During the spring you can see the deer locally, and look forward to spotting the red squirrels too.
Glen Ogle Lodge is set on a development of five lodges, to the rear of the cabin is a private, grassy area. There is off road parking for two cars.
You are a short walk from the village itself, which has a shop, two hotels with bars and restaurants. Boats can be launched by prior arrangement.
If you are visiting Scotland for outdoor activities you wont be disappointed. Walkers and cyclists have easy access to the Sustrans route 7 at Lochearnhead. Many local walks start on your doorstep from easy to the more adventurous Munro baggers who are a short distance away from the local Ben Vorlich, Ben Lawers, Ben More.
On Loch Earn you may enjoy your own boat, water-skiing, sailing, fishing, or just sitting watching the Osprey dive for fish from the banks of the water during the summer months.
The central location of the cottage allows visitors to reach Comrie, Crieff, Perth and Stirling within an hour. If you are visiting Edinburgh or Glasgow both are just over an hour’s car journey away and offer great days out for all to experience.
Lochearnhead has walks beginning on your doorstep. Whether you enjoy a strenuous hill walking in Scotland or a quiet evening stroll you’ll find plenty of variety nearby. There are numerous Munros and Corbettsclose by, our two local Munros of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin just minutes away.
Easier walks can be enjoyed from the cottage and throughout the National Park.
Picturesque courses such as St. Fillans, Comrie, Killin, Crieff and Callander are within 30 minutes drive. Gleneagles is easily reached within the hour. The Perthshire Green Card offers discounted green fees on 19 of the county’s courses.
The Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 is close by giving easy access to the 89 miles Sustrans cylcle routes from Drymen to Pitlochry. It passes through Lochearnhead giving traffic free cycling on the former railway track between Callander and Killin. Scenic local rides can also be enjoyed on the quiet roads along Balquhidder Glen and the southern shores of Loch Earn and Loch Tay.
Boats on Loch Earn:
Boat launching and mooring can be arranged by prior arrangement.
If you enjoy trout fishing in Scotland you can fish on Loch Earn, either by boat or from the bank. Permits and bait are available locally. A little further afield you’ll find more than enough lochs and rivers to keep you fishing. James Bayne in Callander sells permits for river fishing on the rivers, Teith, Dochart and Earn.
Why not have a winter break and use the cottage as a base for skiing? Roads are quieter at this time of year making for quicker access to the nearer resorts, Glencoe (40 miles), Nevis Range (68 miles) and Glenshee (76 miles)
Wildlife and tourism go hand in hand in this area, you wont be disappointed. Red squirrels and deer are frequent visitors to the area.The Osprey can be seen diving over Loch Earn, birds of prey can be found throughout the National Park and red kite can be watched at the Argaty Red Kite Centre near Doune. The David Marshall Lodge at Aberfoyle has camera for viewing birds hatching and feeding.
If you would enyoy a wildlife safari our local guide would be happy to take you.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is situated at Doune 20 miles away or a visit to the Auchingarrich wildlife park, at Braco offer great family days out.
Local Tourist Information Centre
In Callander you will find the local Visit Scotland tourist Information Centre and The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park office. Both have a wealth of tourist information to give.