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The Old Farmhouse

Gartocharn near Balloch, Speyside & The Cairngorms (Ref. 1110749)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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38 Customer Review(s)

  • Alves

    “Just spent a brilliant week at Portnellan Farm staying in the old farm house.”

    Beautiful property right on Loch Lomond, views are fantastic. So much to do in the surrounding area, kids were knackered by the time we had to come home! Thanks to Freda, David & Chris who could not have been nicer. Hopefully see you again in the future

    - Alves, July 2022


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Accessible ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Biomass central heating with Biomass ground-floor under-floor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with decking, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 5.5 miles
  • Note: All bedrooms are a super-king-size zip-link as standard, if you require this to be twin beds please contact us

The property

The Old Farmhouse occupies a magnificent location beside Loch Lomond and offers an oasis of luxury and peace on a secluded farm. The house provides eco-friendly accommodation with one of the finest views from a self-catering property. Almost all the rooms, and the front decked area, enjoy a panorama of the largest loch in Britain and Scotland’s most southerly Munro, Ben Lomond. Ospreys nest near the farm in summer and provide great entertainment as they fish in front of the house but extensive birdlife is constant all year and deer, badgers, pine martens and red squirrels are residents. Experience the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond and its islands by taking a speedboat tour with Chris from the farm’s pier. Take a picnic to the islands, arrange a champagne cruise, or visit by boat one of the many loch-side pubs and restaurants. There is much to learn from your hosts about the history and ecology of the farm, the loch and its islands. Kayaks, or SUP (paddleboards) are available for hire or bring your own. For a small weekly rent, you can moor a boat on the farm. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stirling are easy day trips by car or public transport. Glen Coe, Inveraray and Oban make for a great day of exploration. The West Highland Railway Line – one of the most scenic railways in the world – stops at Dumbarton – and many visitors chose to explore part of the route to Oban or Fort William.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


Helensburgh 8.5 miles; Glasgow 20 miles.

Known as the gateway to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Balloch sits at the south end of Loch Lomond and is on the main road connecting Glasgow to the Western Highlands. Its popularity as a tourist town grew in the 19th century with the increasing number of boats arriving to tour the Loch, as well as foot passengers by rail from Glasgow. Today there are many boats that will tour the loch from Balloch including the elegant paddle steamer The Maid of The Loch. The Loch Lomond Shores shopping complex has a wide range of outlets and cafes and there is also an aquarium and Balloch Castle Country Park with its 200 acres of woodland. As well as the majestic loch, the surrounding scenery includes superb walking and cycling and Ben Lomond at 3196 feet is the most southerly of the Munros. Glasgow and Stirling are both within easy reach and provide a great day trip whether it’s to see castles, galleries or to indulge in superb shopping and dining.

Note: This property has 3 king-size beds all with a zip link that can be set up as a twin room on request. Please specify when booking. Note: This property has a ground-floor king-size and bathroom which is accessible for those with mobility issues. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

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