Trossachs Self-Catering


"Very sad to find ourselves at the end of our holiday. The Squash Court is an absolute gem of a place - it has everything you could need. Very cosy and comfortable, loved watching the stars from the skylight windows - magical. Lots of great running trails and walks for the dog nearby. Would love to be back some time soon."
Lorna and John, Arbroath, Scotland, February 2017

"Lovely stay at the Squash Court, our dog has enjoyed the many walks through woodland. Even Storm Barbara did not stop us exploring the many lochs around. The piano was a treat, lots of Christmas songs learnt while waiting for the storm to pass."
Lottie and Jamie, Leicestershire, December 2016

"Many thanks for the lovely week in your beautiful and well equipped Squash Court. Highlights were Ben A'an, cycling round Loch Kathrine, half day canoing on Loch Ard and Inversnaild. Many thanks."
The Flugels, Netherlands, October 2016

"A very relaxing week for us both and took some time in the Forest of Ard to listen to the silence! Great scenery, comfortable cottage and the chance to play the piano."
Robin and Susan, Bognor Regis, September 2016

"Really enjoyed our first visit to Scotland and our stay in this well equipped and wonderful house. Weather has been pretty good. We have done most of the things everyone else has mentioned but didn't manage a Munro - much to my annoyance! Nice lunches and cakes at the Pier Cafe at Stronachlacher."
Dave and Jaquie, Bristol, September 2016

"Lovely stay and thanks for the provisions waiting for us. We were up for a family wedding at Altskeith House but we enjoyed walks in the forest across the water, climbing Ben A'an, view from the hills above Kinlochard and a fabulous enjoyable breakfast at the Wee Blether - one slice of cake could feed a whole family! We appreciated how well equipped the cottage is and the lovely piano."
Dave and Alison, Uk, July 2016

"Our second visit to the Squash Court and once again we have found it a great base for exploring this area. The cottage is well equipped and so light in the sun. Had a fantastic week with fabulous weather. We can recommend canoeing on Loch Ard - Go Country - down the road are very helpful. The safari park is always a good day out as is a visit to Lomond Shores. Hiking round this area is always enjoyable - even better when temps are in the 20s!"
Joanne and family, Tyne and Wear, June 2016

"We enjoyed your very comfortable cottage. Had cold but mostly dry weather. Had several great walks - Loch Katine. Your shampoo and soaps were really appreciate also the fact that we had something in the fridge when we arrived. For dinner we really enjoyed Loch Venachar cafe and for teas and a laugh The Wee Blether. Thank you for a very agreeable 10 days in this beautiful scenery."
Corriedale and Vital, Netherlands, May 2016

"We had a great week in The Squash Court. We loved the big high ceiling and the balcony with the grand piano. It was a pleasure to play such a quality instrument. The property had everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed cycling each day around the surrounding area, including the Duke's Pass, The Three Loch Drive, Stronachlachar and Loch Katrine and Loch Ard. Thank you."
Monica, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, October 2015

"Having visited Scotland four times already I can truly say that the Trossachs have a unique beauty all of their own. My partner certainly enjoyed the area as she hasn't been here before. We were very lucky with the weather. Virtually sunshine throughout. The views of Loch Ard are gorgeous and taking Dukes Pass to Callander were fantastic. Especially as you wind your way round to Loch Venachar. Highlights: Loch Katrine and 14 mile bike ride (don't believe what Keith tells you!), Glencoe (take a camera and plan a lot of time), the walks are very nice and Ben A'an was attempted save for my vertigo! My partner would have made it up! We enjoyed our week here. The Squash Court is lovely, very light and airy, with great acoustics when listening to music. So very chilled when the weather is not so forgiving. Enjoy yourselves, we did!"
Ashley, Wimbledon, London, September 2015

"We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this lovely property. Weather very good apart from 1 or 2 showers. Lovely walks in Queen Elizabeth Forest and several canoeing trips around Loch Ard. We were lucky to be here for the meteor showers when we had clear skies. After watching outside for a while, it was great to come in doors and lie in bed, watching through the skylights! Would recommend Island Cruise on Loch Lomond, Kelvington and Reverside museums in Glasgow, Waterfall Trail near forest lodge and lunch at Wee Blether tearoom (Hugh portions!) This was our first visit to the Trossachs and we hope to be back before too long. Lots of things we didn't get time for! This is a very comfortable place to stay and one of the best equipped we've been to. Many thanks."
Janet and Bob, Hertfordshire, August 2015

"We really enjoyed our week at The Squash Court. After a long drive up from Newcastle it was also great to find some supplies ready for us. Really made us feel at home instantly. The place is beautiful, the surroundings are breathtaking. We loved the Loch Lomond cruise at The Shores, the Blair Drummond Safari Park (our 3 year old loved it). The 3 lochs drive was absolutely amazing. Got a chance to visit Stirling as well, Stirling castle and had a great meal in a Stirling restaurant. All in all, a lovely welcoming place with magnificent surroundings for a truly relaxed holiday. Thanks"
Karen and Matthew, County Durham, July 2015

"We've had a great week in The Squash Court, and really enjoyed staying here. Many thanks for the food left - a thoughtful touch! We have done some great hikes and the weather hasn't been too bad at all. Would recommend the Safari Park and a trip to Loch Lomond. We would not hesitate recommending the Squash Court as a great place to stay! Thanks"
Joanne, Peter, Tyne and Wear, May 2015

"Fantastic week. Thanks for the welcoming essentials. We\'ve had a brilliant time."
Bennett, Uk, January 2015

"We stayed here to watch The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. It was a mind blowing experience staying in this wonderful cottage, watching glorious golf in your magnificent country. We played a round of golf ourselves at the Aberfoyle Golf Club which had stunning views . You really made us feel at home. Thank you."
Egor and party, Netherlands, September 2014

"Accommodation just as expected for our 2 week stay, comfortable and had everything we needed. Tip for the oven, clock needs to be set for it to turn on! We found Scotland and the Trossachs to be great, beautiful scenery and wonderful walking. We joined Historic Scotland and saved on entry fees to many of the castles visited. The Kelpies are worth a visit on the way to Edinburgh."
Andy and family, Norwich, September 2014

"Very warm and comfortable. Having a piano was a real bonus. Thank you."
Vicki and Andy, uk, August 2014

"Great quirky cottage, great place to rest, great place for adventure. A little sanctuary, peaceful and inspiring."
Val, UK, August 2014

"We have had a lovely week here, and would like to stay longer, alas work beckons on Monday. We had a great time thankyou and very much enjoyed our stay at the Squash Court. You have renovated it extremely well and there are so many things to do in the area that we really enjoy."
Pete and family, Derby, May 2014

"Cottage great! Thanks for firewood and food left for us. Rained every day but did: Go Ape, Segways at Castle Rednock, Deanston Distillery, Doune, Doune Castle, Doon Hill Fairy walk, Aberfoyle. Recommend Aberfoyle Butcher, - pies and meat, Forth Inn, very welcoming, Liz McGregors - cakes, and everything you need in the Co-op. Area is very scenic and perfect for exploring and coming back to the fire. The best holiday cottage we have stayed in over the last 10 years."
The Coes, Lancashire, February 2014

"A delightful and well thought out cottage. We very much enjoyed our stay and couldn't think of a better place to spend Christmas."
Paul, London, December 2013

"We had a lovely week here. Enjoyed walks in Ard Forest, Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond. The youngsters had a great time at Go Ape. Lots of swimming in the lochs."
Debbie, Cambridge, August 2013

"Third holiday at The Squash Court. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Visited Blair Drummond Safari Park again and had a great day out. Children loved the play parks in Aberfoyle and Kinlochard. Best meal out was at The Drymen Inn. No shortage of things to do around here."
Simon and family, Lancashire, August 2013

"The boys (6 and 3) enjoyed the small sculpture trail (Loch Ard) and walks. Tea and cake at the Wee Blether was great. Loch Katrine is good for cycling and the tea shop at Brig O Turk is lovely with a small corner for children. Inchmaholme Priory was wonderful especially the little boat trip on Lake of Menteith."
Fiona, UK, August 2012

"Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here. Best bits include canoeing on Loch Ard from opposite the hotel (avoid hiring from Balloch as they don't let you go very far!) Pies from the butcher opposite the Tourist information in Aberfoyle were yummy. Biking around Loch Katrine was fun and was rewarded by good cake in Stronachlacher! A walk up Ben Lomond was very satisfying. Loved the cottage, especially the piano."
Anna and Neal, Cambridge, August 2012

"Lovely house. Shame about the weather. Boat trip from Balmaha to Luss was a nice day out. Ben A'An is a lovely short hill work, about 2 1/2 hours up and down. Go Ape was fun. National Cycle Route No 7 is fantastic. All the way from Aberfoyle to Killin. The McLaren leisure centre in Callander is a good wet weather escape with a 20m pool, badminton courts and a climbing wall."
Hannah, Cherry and Colin, Edinburgh, July 2013

"This is our second family holiday in Scotland. Weather not too bad and we visited Loch Lomond and cycled around Loch Ard. Went to Glasgow and Glencoe which has beautiful scenery and also Stirling where we went to the Jail which was interesting. Loved playing the piano!"
Ian, Alison, Rachel and Sarah, Manchester, June 2013

"Thanks, we had a great time, walking, canoeing, boat trip, Stirling Castle, Wee Blether etc., we loved the house and I enjoyed the piano!"
Symon, UK, August 2012

"Just writing to let you know that we really enjoyed our week in The Squash Court - it is a really lovely place and in the perfect location for everything we wanted to do. Aswell as that we had beautiful weather, not something we were really expecting but it certainly made a difference. Many thanks for the welcome pack you left for us - it was really appreciated."
EC, Ireland, August 2012

"This is our second family holiday in Scotland and we really enjoyed it. We visited Loch Lomond and enoyed cycle rides around Loch Ard. Visited Glasgow and Glencoe and Stirling. The house if beautiful and we hope to visit again."
Ian, Alison and family, Manchester, June 2012

"Glad to return to this lovely house in a lovely part of the world. Had a great week with unbelievably hot weather. Drove to Glencoe and the scenery was stunning. Our 4 year old enjoyed the parks and a paddle at Kinlochard. We discovered a big complex at Braehead called Xscape with cinema, bowling, shopping and climbing wall and indoor skiing."
Simon and Family, May 2012

"What a great week, filled with lots of walking and cycling. Had a great visit to Blair Drummond Safari Park. Really enjoyed the cycle around Loch Katrine. The cottage had everything we needed plus lots of little extras. Shame we have to go back to the office!"
Rowena, Chris and Kyle, Aberdeen, September 2011

"First family holiday in Scotland. We found the accommodation to be excellent, shame about the weather! Scenery is fantastic, the cottage is a good base for travelling around. Plenty of places to visit - a trip on Loch Lomond is recommended."
Rob, Caroline, Maz and Rosie, England, August 2011

"Now is the last day of our first Scotland holiday. The Scots are very nice and friendly people and even the weather was kind to us - one of the warmest weeks ever in Scotland. This is a really nice and wonderful place and the house is nearly perfect. There are so many possibilities for day trips from here like walking, cycling, sightseeing. The most impressive was definitely Edinburgh, but also the drive to Loch Ness is really worth it. Hope to have the possibility to visit Scotland and this place again. Thank you"
Tessa, Janis, Anke and Thomas, Germany, July 2011

"We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and well equipped house. We had our fair share of rain but that didn't stop us from getting out and about. We had a great day at Blair Drummond Safari Park, it wasn't cheap but there was plenty to do and our 3 year old daughter loved it. We went to the Aquarium too which was OK but not very big. It was part of a shopping complex so you could spend a bit of time there. We would recommend The Byre Inn which is on the scenic road between Aberfoyle and Callander and the Waterfall Walk from Callander. The house is a great base to get to lots of places and we wouldn't hesitate to come back!"
Simon, Mandy and Lucy, Lancashire, May 2011

"This is our third visit to the Squash Court and we have enjoyed this visit as much as the others. We enjoyed four super hikes including Ben Venue from up the road and Ben Ledi. We also had a fun morning in Stirling - the jail was great."
Sarah and Andrew, Amanda and Matthew, London, June 2011

"We really enjoyed our stay - a gorgeous place! We loved that it was tucked away but so accessible to most tourist attractions. A great place to come home to after a busy day exploring Scotland. The drive to Loch Ness, although a long one, was certainly scenic and fun. Recommended to see the different landscapes of Scotland. Stirling Castle and the Old Jail are worth a visit too. Thanks and we hope to see you again."
Kylie and Darrin, Australia, June 2011

"This was our first visit to Scotland and what a fantastic introduction! The cottage is beautiful and certainly met our expectations. We went on countless walks and climbs making good use of the fantastic weather. The information pack was very handy and the drive to Fort William, although long, was beautiful with fantastic views. All in all a fantastic holiday!"
Scott and Nicola, London, April 2011

"This was our first visit to Scotland and we were not disappointed! The accommodation is lovely and the open fire is a treat to come back to after a days walking. We had some great walks including some of the trails in the forest nearby as well as climbing Ben Lomond which is well worth the effort on a clear day. We had a day trip to Edinburgh which was good but beware of very expensive car parks! Had a good lunch at the Forth Inn in Aberfoyle. Hope to come back again in the future and see some more sights, maybe even climb some more mountains. We would definitely like to stay here again."
Lucy and Matt, Cornwall, October 2010

"Fantastic holiday home in spectacular surroundings. Such a warm welcome to find basic supplies provided. We had a really relaxing stay and found things to see so local we could be lazy every morning. The safari park was a particular highlight and the Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle was helpful. Great house, well equipped, well positioned and very relaxing. Thanks for a great stay."
Rob and family, York, August 2010

"We were completely new to the cottage and Scotland and couldn't have wished for a nicer place to base our stay. We had some lovely days out and were very lucky with the weather. At this time of year we would recommend catching a Highland Games. We saw one at Callander which really got us in the Scottish mood. A trip on the Falkirk Wheel is fun and interesting, and Glasgow and Edinburgh are very accessible. We managed to make it up as far as Loch Ness for a boat ride on the loch. Closer to home, the Pony Trekking advertised on the approach road from Stirling was a first experience for us and one which we thoroughly enjoyed. A wonderful, modern and charming cottage, we have loved staying here and hope to visit again."
Matt and Amy, Hereford, July 2010

"Although the weather was bad we enjoyed ourselves very much. The house is gorgeous, there is so much light coming in that the heavy rain couldn't depress us much and there was much to see anyway. Went to Stirling Castle and the Old Jail. Our daughter enjoyed the Safari Park and the playground in Aberfoyle. A great attraction is Loch Lomond Shores with its Sealife Centre."
Florian, Jane and Emily, Germany, July 2010

"Beautiful accommodation and very well equipped. Had a lovely time relaxing in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. A great base, ideal for rural walks and visiting local attractions."
Esther, Dave, Jim and Irene, Glasgow, June 2010

"This is our second year staying in the Squash Court and we have enjoyed our stay as much the second time. Great weather all week. The outdoor centre down the road is good. Tried the archery and next time hope to try the rock climbing."
The B family, London, June 2010

"Lovely place to stay, tucked away in the Trossachs. Isle of Bute is worth the drive (although a long one). Inchmahome Priory, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument worth visiting. A walk up by Kinlochard and the Forest is also lovely. Favourite Hill - Ben A'an, a little tough but tremendous views. Fantastic holiday and hope to come again."
Chris and Faye, Staffordshire , September 2009

"Beautiful surroundings and a lovely house, great to come back to after a wet day biking! We climbed Ben A'an and were rewarded with great views of Loch Katrine. A visit to the Falkirk Wheel makes for an interesting half day out. If you get chance cake and coffee is great at the Wee Blether Tea Room. Would love to come back in the future."
The M family, Cheshire, August 2009

"We've had a very peaceful and enjoyable time here in your comfortable cottage. Thank you for all the basic essentials we found in the fridge; they proved to be very useful. The weather has been good - only one wet day. Hope it continues on Skye. Thank you again - we hope to be back."
Barbara and Bill T, Long Eaton, June 2010


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