Been at Strathyre about seven times in all, and over the years there have been many improvements which have made things more middle class by the year.
The road in can be a hassle, as sometimes the potholes have been many and my car's poor suspension has taken a real pounding. The upside is that there ain't many passers-by at the best of times.
If you don't like to be surrounded by kids, avoid the school hols. It doesn't bother me, but it can be noisy if the weather is good and there's children just trying to play (I did it years back!!!)
Been in most of the cabins and not had any real complaints. Plain for some people, but I like the feel and at certain times of the year the four day deals are cheap as chips. For not much, you can spend 4 days in a hot tub with a glass in your hand surrounded by stars.
Walks from the cabin can be strenuous (up, up and up) or flat towards Strathyre or Callander. Every time I have walked to Strathyre nought has been open, even when I have checked things out a day before.
Good idea is to walk to Strathyre and time it for a bus to Callandar, then walk back from there stopping at the put 2/3 of the way back. Give plenty of time for the bus, which is erratic, and rund about twice a DAY (honest).
Bring lots of food and drink, as prices locally can be steep. There's a Tesco but prices can be higher than the norm.
The heating in the cabins can be a pain, and after many years I have not got a clue how to work it. They should run a degree course in this, if you ask me.
Beds are comfy, showers are decent, and there's loads of room for your things in general. Watch you don't leave the curtains open or you might get an early morning shock when your neighbours stroll past.
Never been anywhere with so many robins in winter, and there's deer aplenty, if you get up early and walk towards Strathyre.
The Loch is right on the edge of the site, and is truly spectacular. Good to have a cabin with the view if you can, but far from essential. In fact, the cabins at the back (up the hill) are actually quieter in my experience.
All in all, a decently priced break apart from peak season, where I don't think it is such good value for cash.
- Also Known As:
- Strathyre Forest Cabins Hotel Strathyre
- Forest Holidays Strathyre, Scotland Callander