Vacation Home Tower of Glenstrae
Tower of Glenstrae Lochawe, Dalmally, PA33 1AQ, United Kingdom –
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Takki and Maggie
The Tower of Glenstrae was built in 1895 as a ‘gentleman’s residence’, by Major Grieg of Edinburgh. Built in the Scottish Baronial Style, the interior of the house is heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. The gardens are mature, with fine examples of Scots Pine Trees. In May and June the gardens explode into a riot of colour, with the azaleas and rhododendrons in full bloom. M and I first spotted the Tower of Glenstrae in May 2014 – long before I was even thinking about applying for jobs in Scotland. Looking at houses on Rightmove is definitely a slightly strange Saturday morning pastime but that enabled me to spot this place and save it in my wishlist! Later on we found more background on the Tower in the Daily Record but even when I moved jobs I kept an eye on the Tower praying to the house gods that no one would buy it before we had a chance to sell up down ‘sarf….
I love to cycle and bag some munros when I have the opportunity and Maggie is a teacher of Dance and loves all things creative. Our first six months have been fairly hectic and we have barely had time to enjoy the surroundings beyond our own haven but there have been visits locally to the Cruachan power station, the reservoir and the smokehouse at Inverawe plus a few walks and a number of the local hostelries...
Lochawe village is in the most amazing location on the shores of you guessed it - Loch Awe. It is the longest loch in Scotland at over 26 miles in length and is within easy reach of the West Highland Way. Some rooms have views of Klichurn Castle and there are views of mountains, lochs and the natural surroundings from the 2.4 acres of gardens.The light changes on an hourly basis offering amazing opportunities for even the most inexperienced photographers. There are many varieties of nesting birds, stoats and even deer stalk our gardens. We even have our own private access to Loch Awe train station from our garden with its six trains a day to Oban and six to Glasgow.
Languages spoken: Greek, English
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Closest Landmarks *
Inveraray Castle11.6 miles
Dunstaffnage Castle15.6 miles
Main Basin T-bar16.5 miles
Rannoch Button16.6 miles
Corran Halls16.7 miles
Cliffhanger Chairlift16.8 miles
The Wall T-Bar16.8 miles
Beginners Tow17 miles
Plateau Poma17.1 miles
Access Chairlift17.7 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Glen Orchy Lodge Restaurant2 miles
Brander Lodge Restaurant8 miles
Spar Supermarket8 miles
George Hotel Restaurant16 miles
Cooperative supermarket Supermarket16 miles
Ben Cruachan Inn Cafe/Bar0.2 miles
Lochawe Village stores Supermarket0.2 miles
Natural Beauty *
Ben Cruachan Mountain3 miles
Loch Fyne Lake16 miles
Loch Awe Lake0 miles
Closest Airports *
Glasgow Airport43.9 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Glencoe Mountain Resort18.7 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secure parking
Free! WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Dining table
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Wardrobe or closet
- Body soap
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Game console - Xbox One
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
- Ironing facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
Food & Drink
- Grocery deliveries Additional charge
- Canoeing Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Landmark view
- Mountain view
- Garden view
- Lake view
Entertainment & Family Services
- Kids' TV channels
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Smoke-free property
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