Hmm, the access road? horrendous! huge jarring potholes - 4x4 recommended.
We arrived from Lancashire long before the 4pm checking in time as severe weather had been forecast but when we enquired, from the lovely reception staff, 4pm it was, which seems rather late in the day to us, do they really need that six hour turnaround!!? anyway we amused ourselves with Stirling castle (been stripped out and turned into an education centre, imo )
Got the keys, parked up at a designated spot, some distance and down steps and a slope from the cabin, cabin 28 might not be for the less mobile!
Exciting spectacular location, loved being the end cabin - no hot tub or log fire in Copper Beech but at £155.40 Mon to Fri., it was well worth it, however, to have our two dogs with us cost another £64!! which is a complete rip off!
The cabin could do with a bit of a refurb, it's basically good, just a touch shabby, very uncomfortable seating in the lounge, taps don't turn, bulb out, TV didn't work properly, kitchen a tad tired, floors need attention, etc., just smallish niggles but it was clean, comfy and cosy and none of these things affected our pleasure at being there honestly.
There's a distinct lack of light pollution, wonderful view of the sky at night
It had snowed and the views, WOW, deer in the morning, glint off the lake, birds a plenty dense forest, these things alone are worth the trip but there's so very much more - the silence, the surrounding landscapes, walks, drives, places of interest and cute little shops, I didn't realise how wonderful Scotland could be.
I'd go again, potholes or no potholes, lol.
...just a few more things to say, I can't stress enough how important it is to choose your cabin carefully, you could end up with one overlooking the car park! No privacy at all, I'd have hated to be there! - and bear in mind, Mon to Fri means Mon from 4pm till Fri 10am, this is three and a half days in effect, feels very short, so book for longer guys, lol
..and if you want some peace and quiet, bear in mind the term times (there's a play area after all!) I would imagine the site could be rather noisy in summer
- Also Known As:
- Strathyre Forest Cabins Hotel Strathyre
- Forest Holidays Strathyre, Scotland Callander