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“A wonderful building in a lovely area.”
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Huge Open-plan Kitchen with Island and Dining room / Atrium First Floor Living Room with Smart TV
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Huge Open-plan Kitchen with Island and Dining room / Atrium
First Floor Living Room with Smart TV
Sociable Kitchen
Window seat in atrium
Ground Floor Double Bedroom with adjacent Shower Room / WC
Ground Floor Twin Bedroom with adjacent Shower Room / WC
First Floor King-size Master Bed with Ensuite Shower / Whirlpool Bath
First floor Master Bedroom with ensuite
Master Bedroom Ensuite - Whirlpool Bath / Shower
First floor quiet area and King Size sofa bed
Minstrels Gallery on first floor
Glenvarloch Entrance and atrium from South East
Suspension Bridge at Strathyre 200 metres
Broch at Strathyre 150 metres
Strathyre 'Beach' on River Balvaig 200 metres
Loch Lubnaig from An Shean - well worth the effort !
Glenvarloch decorated for Christmas
Atrium in Winter with Tighanes Burn running along Southern Boundary
River Balvaig iced over - Glenvarloch cosy even in -20C
Glenvarloch in Spring with An Shean in the Background
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Strathyre, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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MikeB8448
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“A wonderful building in a lovely area.”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Glenvarloch is a lovely place, well-furnished and spacious inside (at least when there's only two of you). It's well-placed for outdoor pursuits involving lochs and mountains, and surprisingly convenient in other respects: Callander isn't far down the road and the Tesco there has enough choice to keep you supplied for a week, and there are several decent places to eat fairly close by (including the pub across the road: the decor may be basic, but the food is good and the menu more varied than I'd have expected from a pub in a small village. However, for the love of God buy the bottles or cans of Coke/Pepsi instead of trying the stuff on draught). The Italian restaurant in Callander is also well worth a look, especially the haggis lasagne.

The only issue I have with the place at all is the surprising and somewhat run-down caravan in the back garden, which is a little bit of an eyesore. However, it didn't really detract at all from a thoroughly enjoyable holiday, and the rest of the scenery on view more than made up for it.

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Liked best: Hard to pick.
Liked least: The caravan.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 22, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Liked best: All home from home comforts our son loved the Jacuzzi bath😀
Liked least: Nothing all was good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2016
Many thanks for your comments ! It's always good to read that the effort put in to ensure our visitors holidays are a success is appreciated.
Best wishes, J&G
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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 29, 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2016
So glad you all had a ball over Christmas at Glenvarloch ! A home from home in the Highlands of Scotland ! Best wishes, J&G
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Liked best: Luxurious house and in a great location.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Oct 25, 2015
Hi Kathleen ~ many thanks for your great comments and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay ! We have not provided a hairdryer as some friends almost burnt their house down with one of the powerful modern models ! So it is not included in the extensive inventory. Besides who needs a hair dryer when you're staying in the highlands of Scotland ? ! A wee walk on the wild side and a good breeze . . . . .
Thanks for leaving the house in good order.
Best wishes,
John & Glenise
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Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Liked best: The open plan living, with that beautiful green oak frame through out.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Oct 5, 2015
Many thanks for your comments. So glad your group appreciated the location and space that Glenvarloch provides. Best wishes, Glenise & John
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Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2015
Glad you all enjoyed your stay at Glenvarloch Liz ! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad to have you back anytime. Best wishes J&G
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Sarahelli...
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“Luxury Living for a week”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Just spent a week at Glenvarloch, Beautiful house in a lovely little village with a small post office/shop and a pub across the road.
The house was excellent for our party of 3 teenage girls, as they could spread out and utalise the study, lounge and bedrooms. The kitchen had loads of utensils/pots, pans etc which is rarely seen in self catering acommodation and the addition of a washing machine and dryer so I didnt have to take a mountain of washing home was a bonus.
The master bedroom with the en suite bathroom was great and the spa bath was lovely after long walks and cycle rides.
THere were loads of walks and cycle routes right on the doorstep, just wished the weather was a little better.
The location of the property is stunning, we never tired of the fantastic views from the house, and the walk up the hill behind the property is a must for any visitor to see the stunning views from the top.
We all really enjoyed our stay and used the local pub across the road a few times and also used the Lade Inn near Callender and the Riverside Inn in Callender for some really good meals.
Thank you for a lovely stay and hopefully will return in the future.

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Liked best: size of property for family and added extras
Liked least: midges!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2015
Many thanks for your positive comments ! Alas we cannot change the weather which has been the wet for most of the UK this Summer - but at least the Waterfalls are more spectacular than usual ! So glad you made use of and appreciated the space you get when booking Glenvarloch. We look forward to you returning another time. Best wishes, John & Glenise
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