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Craigdarroch Cottage is a quaint, newly refurbished coachman's cottage which dates back some 100 years. It is located in a peaceful spot in the centre of St Fillans in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. St Fillans is a pretty village situated on the banks of Loch Earn.The cottage is ideally located to explore the National Park and the Southern Highlands. There is plenty to do including walking, cycling, golfing, fishing and water-sports. You can access several walks directly from the cottage from a gentle stroll along an old railway or be more adventurous in the surrounding mountains; both providing stunning views of Loch Earn. Wildlife is in an abundance in the surrounding area including red deer, ospreys on the loch and red squirrels. Each season brings its own stunning scenery and...Craigdarroch Cottage is a quaint, newly refurbished coachman's cottage which dates back some 100 years. It is located in a peaceful spot in the centre of St Fillans in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. St Fillans is a pretty village situated on the banks of Loch Earn.The cottage is ideally located to explore the National Park and the Southern Highlands. There is plenty to do including walking, cycling, golfing, fishing and water-sports. You can access several walks directly from the cottage from a gentle stroll along an old railway or be more adventurous in the surrounding mountains; both providing stunning views of Loch Earn. Wildlife is in an abundance in the surrounding area including red deer, ospreys on the loch and red squirrels. Each season brings its own stunning scenery and provides fantastic photography opportunities. The cosy cottage benefits from a loch view which you can enjoy while relaxing with your feet up in front of the wood burning stove after a day in the Scottish countryside. The living area is open plan with a kitchen, cooker island with breakfast bar, dining table and comfortable sofas surrounding the log burner. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering.A new decking has been built which can be reached by climbing approximately 30 steps and affords a stunning view down the loch. Bed linen and towels are provided and heating is included in the rental price. A starter fire pack will be provided. Further wood and peat can be bought locally either in the Village Store or nearby Comrie. Dogs are welcome but are not permitted in the bedroom and a small fee is applicable. St Fillans Village Store is located a few minutes walk from the cottage where you can buy groceries and newspapers. It also has a cafe providing snacks, coffee, ice cream and cakes. You can purchase fishing permits here for Loch Earn.There are two hotels in the village which offer evening meals if you feel like dining out (please note they have seasonal opening dates and times). The third one has just been purchased (Aug 2013) by Arran Breweries. It is reported that it will be refurbished and facilities will include a micro brewery, bar and restaurant. The bar is now open but again has seasonal opening times.St Fillans has its own 9 hole golf course, each hole is challenging and the scenery is breathtaking. There are many golf courses to choose from the vicinity including the prestigious Gleneagles. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling can all be reached by car within 1 hour 15 mins.Well behaved dogs are welcome in the cottage (extra charge applicable).Short breaks may be possible in low season or last minute. Please contact owner for availability. Please note changeover days are not available on Sundays.More
I strongly advise that you take out holiday insurance to cover cancellation , should you be unable to take your holiday due to illness, poor weather etc.
The cottage sleeps two people and under no circumstances will additional people be allowed to stay due to insurance restrictions.
NO candles in the cottage due to insurance restrictions.
Dogs are not allowed in the bedroom. If your dogs are likely to join you on the sofas please bring sufficient throws/towels to protect the furniture.
Stayed in Craigdarroch Cottage for two weeks with our dog Charlie. The cottage was perfect for us in an amazing area. The cottage has every amenity you could wish for with walks from the door step where we saw red squirrel, dear, bats and all...More
Craigdarroch Cottage has been restored to the highest standards! We stayed here for a week & were impressed by the standard of cleanliness & homeliness! The cottage is compact but loads of room for 2 people. We had our dog with us too which was...More
Absolutely perfect little cottage in the beautiful location of St Fillans. All essentials for a comfortable stay provided including a massive bed! The cottage is immaculate.
Plenty of stunning walks locally and in the surrounding area including the remote Glen Tarken and a few Munros,...More
We had a glorious week at .Ailsa cottage and had good weather. The cottage has everything you need for your comfort, if you want to go for a walk or out for the day and then come back to your own space. Fantastic views from...More
A lovely weeks stay in this charmingly refurbished cottage. Well-equipped, bright and clean. Relaxing views of the loch across the road from the living room area and a small area of decking at the back of the cottage from which to enjoy an elevated position...More
Lovely well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean with a giant comfy bed. Location in the village is perfect for many walks from the door. Printed walking guides are in the cottage and we enjoyed all of them. The weather wasn't great but it did not spoil...More
Fantastic cottage for 2 people and one dog. Very spacious. Beautiful view of Loch Earn from the living room window. Lots of nearby walks, recommend walking from St Fillans on the old railway track, which is behind the cottage to Comrie, 6 miles one way,...More
Date of stay: June 2021
Pioneer502313, VR Owner at Craigdarroch Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2021
Thanks very much for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your holiday at my cottage. Apologies for the overgrown area around the decking which must have sprouted with the mixture of good sunshine and rain we have had. Unfortunately I wasn’t aware however it...More
We've just had a week at Craigdarroch Cottage. This was our second visit, delayed on two occasions due to covid.
Owner Ailsa keeps in touch and contacted us as she had late availability.
The cottage is well equipped, including a dishwasher, a good oven and...More
The cosy, welcoming and perfectly formed Craigdarroch Cottage is a hidden gem.
Located in the picture perfect loch side location of Loch Earn in the tranquil village of St.Fillans.
We couldn’t have found a more idyllic quiet spot to explore Loch Lomond & Trossachs National...More
We had a wonderful week away in Craigdarroch cottage. Loch Earn is a really beautiful spot and the views of the loch from the cottage and the deck were an added bonus.
The cottage was comfortable and equipped with everything we needed, even a super...More