ABOUT THE AREA
A warm Highland welcome awaits you at our well equipped Victorian whin and sandstone cottage on two floors. Creag Darach (which translates as 'oak tree on rock' in gaelic) cottage is situated one mile from the centre of Aberfoyle and boasts spectacular views, being located at the foot of a hill (Creag Mhor) and fronted by the River Forth. The area has a rich historical and literary past and has famous sons such as Rob Roy McGregor and the Reverend Robert Kirk and has been immortalised by authors such as Sir Walter Scott and Jules Vernes. We are only yards away from the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Milton entrance, with miles of designated footpaths and cycle tracks beyond. A series of fabulous art installations have been made in the forest making it an even more fascinating and magical place to visit. Aberfoyle is the southern gateway to the Trossachs, in the heart of Scotland 's first National Park. The cottage is officially situated on the highland side of the boundary fault line which divides lowland and highland Scotland and some of the country's most breathtaking scenery is on our doorstep.
The cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore a large part of what Scotland has to offer. Callendar, Stirling and Loch Lomond are half an hour's drive away, while Glasgow , Edinburgh and Perth can all be reached within an hour. Aberfoyle itself has a small selection of shops including a supermarket, post office, pubs, butchers and bank with ATM. There are also several excellent restaurants and cafes within the village and in the surrounding area.
WHAT TO DO
The Trossachs is an area of natural beauty amidst mountains, lochs and glens and the range of outdoor pursuits available is immense. Some of the options are mountain biking, walking, climbing, wildlife and bird watching, photography, fishing, golfing, pony trekking, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. The area is steeped in history and was the home of Rob Roy McGregor. Mary Queen of Scots also spent part of her childhood at nearby Port of Menteith at the Monastery on the island of Inchmahome. Within a short drive you can also enjoy a safari park, museums, local art galleries, whisky distilleries and fruit picking not to mention a sail on Loch Katrine on the Sir Walter Scott.