A magnificent Georgian country house for 21 guests set in 34 acres of grounds and woodlands with stunning views over Loch Lomond has recently joined House Parties collection of large, stylish properties available for short breaks and longer stays.
Ideal for celebrating anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions, or for families and friends planning a relaxing holiday together, Grade 1 listed and luxuriously furnished Stuckgowan House boasts a combination of extras rarely found in self-catering properties. These include a private cinema, games room/bar, gym, children’s play room, Wi-Fi, hot tub and a ‘mud room’ for dirty boots and outdoor clothing. Professional catering is also available for those preferring not to cook dinner for themselves, while fresh water is supplied by a Highland spring.
Almost 200 years old, the house has been lovingly restored with great care from being almost derelict to become one of the finest holiday homes in Scotland. It now offers ‘no expenses spared’ light, bright and spacious accommodation within the old thick granite walls providing everything the holiday maker might possibly want.
Accommodation is set across three levels with the living rooms and nine bedrooms on the ground and first floors, while the lower ground floor is best described as the entertainment zone, a great place to escape on poor weather days. Here the cinema features a 126-inch screen with full surround sound and an extensive film library of DVD, Blu Ray and 3D movies as well as interactive games; mood theme lighting, comfy sofas and bean bags complete the experience. The games and children’s play rooms, small gym and mud room can also be found at this level.
The ground floor is home to a study/library, dining room and the large sitting room, which has an open fire and panoramic views, plus two bedrooms and the superbly fitted kitchen with its breakfast bar for 14. A further seven bedrooms are on the first floor above accessed via two staircases and a beautifully galleried landing. All the bedrooms are named after the trees found growing on the estate, which include a 45 metre Sequoia, believed to be the joint tallest in Scotland, and many rare specimens.
Outside there’s a large terrace with dining for 16 and the sunken seven-seater hot tub with mood lighting and an integrated sound system. Guests are also welcome to explore the 34 acres of private grounds.
Stuckgowan House is perfectly located for outdoor enthusiasts with excellent walking, golf, fishing and boating on its doorstep, but if this sounds too active guests can just sit and admire the wonderful views from the terrace or relax in the hot tub.The property is within easy reach of Glasgow airport from where there is a train service to Balloch, around 16 miles away. There is also a train station at Tarbet, two miles north of the house, with connections to Glasgow Central and Fort William.