Leitters Cottage self catering holiday home sits in an elevated setting with spectacular views. Located at Balquhidder Station, a small hamlet at the former stop on the Callander and Oban railway, east of Balquhidder famed as the resting place of Rob Roy McGregor.
The cottage is a 200 years old stone farm building, first renovated in 2006, then extended and fully modernised in 2010. Leitters cottage has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 guests and sits in 1.26 acres of grounds. The external porch gives access to the entrance hall with large coats cupboard. The oak door leads into the open plan lounge, diner and kitchen, with wonderful views down the glen towards Balquhidder Braes. The kitchen incorporates hand made oak base and wall units with a large larder unit. A Belfast sink, granite worktops, incorporating breakfast bar with stools. Off the lounge is a large walk in cupboard.
From the lounge/ diner a corridor leads to the sitting room, with utility room off. The sitting room gives panoramic views to the North, South and West, here is a bookcase with DVDs and board games for your use. An external door leads onto the balcony area where in the warmer months the view can be enjoyed from the patio furniture. Stone steps lead down to the extensive gardens. The Utility room has base and wall units, sink, Bosch washing machine a hat and coat rail and ample drying space.
Off the lounge area is a cloakroom with sink and w/c, a short corridor leads to the double bedroom, up two steps to continuation of the corridor to the shower room and twin bedroom.
From the dining area, a solid oak spiral staircase leads to the landing and corridor with bathroom and twin bedroom with built in wardrobe. The cottage has been fully modernised to a high standard with a range of quality modern fixtures and fittings while still retaining an abundance of character and truly is a home away from home.
Balquhidder Station, East of Balquhidder, is a small hamlet at the location of the former railway stop on the northern line, which continues along the Glen Ogle Viaduct and south towards Callander. Along the line you can now follow the Sustrans Route 7 Cycle path, which connects several villages of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Killin).
The Braes of Balquhidder are the ancient lands of the Mclaren and Mcgregor clans,the most famous been Rob Roy McGregor who lies buried at the Balquhidder Kirk. There are a number of walks in the area; follow the path alongside Loch Lubnaig, or Kirkton Glen to Creag an Turc, Balquhidder, or for the more ambitious our local Munros Ben Vorlich,Ben Sheann, Ben Lawers, Ben Ledi and Ben More start a short drive away. Fishing is available locally in Loch Voil and the River Balvaig (permits can be bought locally at Lochearnhead). Cycle hire is available in Strathyre as well as other activies organised by Strathyre Outdoors. The location is extremely peaceful and a particular feature is the lack of any light pollution at night, giving amazing starry skies. Wildlife in the area include red squirrels, deer, pine martens, foxes and osprey.
The Golden Larches restaurant is close by. The Mhor 84 is 1 mile away and offers open fires for those winter evenings, a good menu and bar with entertainment on selected evenings. Lochearnhead and Strathyre are a short drive away where there is bars and restaurants and a Village Store and Post Office.
Local events include the Lochearnhead Highland Games, Lochearnhead Black Face Sheep Shearing Competition, Balquhidder Bike Fest, The Balvaig Music Festival, The Mhor Festival, Rob Roy Challenge.