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Glenvarloch in Spring with An Sheaan in the Background
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Glenvarloch in Spring with An Sheaan in the Background
Huge Open-plan Kitchen with Island and Dining room / Atrium
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Glenvarloch in Spring with An Sheaan in the Background
Huge Open-plan Kitchen with Island and Dining room / Atrium
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 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
River Balvaig iced over - Glenvarloch cosy even in -20C
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Strathyre, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
15 Aug 2013
Many thanks for your generous comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Rest assured we take note of all comments and have a continuous list of improvements to put in place at the end of each season as part of our commitment to you, our guests, to ensure that each year Glenvarloch is an even better venue than the previous year for your hard earned holidays. Best Wishes, J&G
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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 26 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: The whole place
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
1 Jul 2013
Many thanks for your review - we are looking have more German visitors such as yourself in future, plesae pass the word ! It was a pleasure to have you stay @ GlenvarlochS. Best Wishes, John & Glenise
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Liked best: The open plan downstairs area - a very social area when cooking etc
Liked least: Lack of wifi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Tyne & Wear
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“Fabulous!!”
Reviewed 21 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We stayed here as a party of 5 adults, 2 children and a dog over Easter. This property is exceptional, it is really well furnished, spacious, spotlessly clean and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Lovely kitchen area with plenty of crockery etc (even a spare set for when the other is in the dishwasher.) There are lounge areas both upstairs and down, which works well if you are part of a larger party. The bedrooms were all really comfortable with good quality bedding. I was a little nervous beforehand as one of the reviews mentioned traffic noise caused some sleep disturbance at night. I can honestly say there is no traffic noise at all. The property is set back from a road but the bedrooms are all at the rear of the property so you don't hear anything. The traffic is very light during the night anyway, so I imagine that even if you were at the front of the property you would not hear anything. There is a small but well stocked shop just a few minutes walk away and a pub accross the road, we did'nt think the food was great there - just ok - but the staff were very pleasant and friendly. You are right next to the forest, so there are several walks you can do which are right on the doorstep, all are well signed. There is also the Strathyre Circuit that you can do, which is good for kids and lasts about an hour and a half at most. there are loads of things you can do in the area, I can reccomend Rob Roys Burial Ground (nice walks), the Falls of Dochart, and Aberfoyle. We also enjoyed a trip on the steamer on Loch Katrine which will appeal to children, but make sure you wear something warm!! Doune Castle is well worth a visit, there are some really lovely walks right by the river. The Red Lion pub in Doune serves really nice food and is very reasonably priced and the owners are very welcoming. Blair Drummond Safari Park was excellent. If you dont fancy cooking breakfast in the morning, the Woollen Mill at Kilmahog has a two for one offer for breakfast which is really good value and worked out at about £3.00 each, we did this on the day we went home to save us cooking. We had a great week here, there were still lots of things we did'nt have time to fit in. Also, it is much nicer than our own house! I would'nt hesitate to recommend this as a great place to stay.

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Liked best: Quality of Accomodation, location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2013
Many thanks for your comprehensive review. It's always good to hear feedback, and to know we are doing something right. Try the Creagan Inn or Mhor 84 next time you're up this way for superior local food.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: The constant warmth and attractiveness of the property
Liked least: To say anything would be nitpicking
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: The space and the fridge/freezer complete with ice maker.
Liked least: The spiral staircase
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Appley Bridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: style and layout, an unique house to find in Scotland
Liked least: traffic noise as we live in a quiet street, but again this is a personal criticism
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
15 Nov 2012
Many thanks for your kind comments ! You rightly point out some of the advantages of Glenvarloch being within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and of course the ease of access to a primary road provides great scope to reach the highlands & islands normally out of normal range - or even go skiing at Glencoe!It's a quiet spot set back from the road with the gurgling burn for company. We'd be glad to have you back !
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