LIVE BY THE EDGE OF ONE OF SCOTLAND'S
MOST BEAUTIFUL LOCHS.
Loch Voil and its western neighbour, the smaller Loch Doine, lie amid beautiful scenery and in a glen steeped in history.
This is part of an area known as Rob Roy country and there are a number of historical highlights relating to the infamous 17th century Scottish outlaw Rob Roy Macgregor. Rob Roy is a Scottish folk hero who became famous through Sir Walter Scott’s novel about his life.
In Balquhidder village, at the eastern end of Loch Voil, you can visit the Old Kirk and the grave of Rob Roy. A viewpoint above the church, called the McLaren Stone, offers a panoramic view over Balquhidder Glen and along the full length of Loch Voil.
From Balquhidder heading west a winding single-track road hugs the northern shores of both lochs for around six miles and leads to the remote location Inverlochlarig. The road is ideal for quiet cycling or a walk and ends beside a small car park where you meet a private farm road. The farm is located on the side of the house where Rob Roy died in 1734. This road becomes a Landrover track that offers further walking – or mountain biking if you are skilled on rough terrain – of around four miles heading west towards Loch Lomond.
A HOME AS BEAUTIFUL AS ITS SURROUNDINGS
What makes Stronvar particularly attractive to anyone looking to create a bespoke new home is that the serviced plots are available with a ‘design and build’ service from a team made up of some of Scotland’s most respected builders and architects.
The well known and highly regarded James Denholm Partnership originally designed a selection of magnificent two-storey traditionally styled country houses, further augmented by designs created by Studio K Architects, all of which are totally sympathetic to the area. W.S. Dunsire & Sons Ltd, a family builder that has been building bespoke one-off homes for over 20 years, is on hand to construct each design to the highest quality.
The available home designs vary in size from 2,000 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft and make full use of local natural materials in their construction. The designs offer considerable flexibility, enabling you to design your own home just the way you want it (subject to planning approval).
The outlook of each house makes the most of the truly outstanding views
that exist in all directions – imagine walking out of your house each morning and gazing out over the loch or looking up into the surrounding hills.
EASY TO GET TO AND LOTS TO DO
Stronvar is close to historic Balquhidder, and deep in the heart of Rob Roy country. The surrounding landscape is renowned for its magnificent highland scenery, and for the peace and tranquillity of the wooded glens and braes that surround the calm waters of Loch Voil.
The local area has many beautiful walks and cycle paths, and is renowned for its wildlife and outdoor pursuits. The famous golf courses at Gleneagles and Loch Lomond are within easy reach, and the challenging 9-hole courses at St Fillans and Killin are both less than half an hour away. Loch Voil, on the doorstep, offers sailing, canoeing and fishing. There are also watersports facilities at nearby Lochearnhead.
For a touch of luxury, the 4-star rated Monachyle Mhor hotel is nearby on the banks of Loch Voil, whilst the equally impressive Crieff Hydro hotel and resort isn’t far away.
There are also inns, shops and restaurants in the nearby villages of Strathyre and Lochearnhead, along with schools in Strathyre and the popular town of Callander.
Getting to and from Stronvar is easy, with good road and rail links from nearby Stirling to Edinburgh and Glasgow (which put the cities’ international airports just over an hour’s drive away). Oban, the Gateway to the Isles, is only one and a half hour’s drive away (a magical journey in itself through dramatic Argyll).
There is also a very handy subsidised taxi service available for the village of Balquhidder and the glen which goes as far as Lochearnhead and Strathyre.
Directions from Stirling
From Stirling, head north west on the A84 following signposts to Callander. Continue through Callander and onwards past Loch Lubnaig and through Strathyre to the junction signposted to Balquhidder. Continue west to Balquhidder for around 1.5 miles, and then turn left at the telephone box. Look for the Stronvar sales signage. Cross the picturesque bridge at the head of Loch Voil and take the right hand turn onto the private road leading into the Stronvar site.
Balquhidder 1km (0.6 miles)
Lochearnhead 6km (3.5 miles)
Strathyre 8km (5 miles)
Callander 20km (12 miles)
Stirling 50km (31 miles)
Glasgow 89km (55 miles)
Edinburgh 109km (68 miles)
All distances are approximate.
Two houses and two plots are available to purchase, with detailed planning permissions granted for all plots. The site is surrounded by magnificent unspoilt woodland and stunning scenery
Viewing by appointment with Walker Group.
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