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EXPLORE SCOTLAND FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

Exterior of historic Keepers Cottage, by the Braes of Balquhidder, Central Scotland. The apartment occupies the second floor of the house. Photo © Home At First.
A comfortable lodging surrounded by outstanding beauty & history.
A great home base for exploring Scotland located in
Loch Lomond
& Trossachs National Park
in the home of Rob Roy MacGregor.

KEEPERS

COTTAGE

APARTMENT


BALQUHIDDER

CENTRAL SCOTLAND

 Photos copyright © HOME AT FIRST

 

KEEPERS COTTAGE APARTMENT is a beautifully done 2-person capacity accommodation on the second floor of a historic home in Rob Roy's home village. The cottage is the historic centerpiece of the tiny village of Balquhidder and 100 yards from the church where Scotland’s hero Rob Roy MacGregor is buried. There are lovely, easy walks and more challenging hiking as well as cycling on National Route 7 just outside the cottage's front door.
      Recently redone with new furnishings and

Comfortable, nicely furnished living room at historic Keepers Cottage Apartment. Photo © Home At First.
Comfortable, nicely furnished living room
at historic Keepers Cottage Apartment.

fixtures, the cozy apartment is comprised of a

 

 

double bedroom with twin beds, a comfortable open-plan

Pat Barber, owner and hostess at historic Keepers Cottage in Balquhidder, Central Scotland. Photo © Home At First.
Pat Barber, owner and hostess
at historic Keepers Cottage in
Balquhidder, Central Scotland.

living/dining/kitchen (oven, microwave, range, coffeemaker, TV), and small bathroom (with shower, no tub). The historic cottage has individual electric heating units in each room and an auxiliary electric fire in the living room. The apartment's private entrance is at the front of the house and the owner's entrance and living area is in the back.

THE OWNER/HOSTESS — a retired HOME AT FIRST staff person who resides elsewhere in Keepers Cottage — is both welcoming and knowledgeable, and makes her guests feel comfortable at the cottage and in this beautiful part of Scotland she knows so well.

BALQUHIDDER has history and wonderful views, but no shops or stores or a pub. It does, however, have a small tea room offering light meals and fresh baked goods,

 

virtually across the street from Keepers Cottage.

One must drive 5 minutes to reach the Rob

 

Roy Pub and the Mhor 84 Restaurant at the King's House, and ten minutes to reach the little shops, tea rooms, restaurants, and petrol stations of the villages of Lochearnhead and Strathyre. Ten to fifteen minutes south of Strathyre brings one to the region’s market town of Callander, which has two supermarkets, several restaurants, several other shops, including some noted woolen mills, and the tourist office for the Trossachs region of Scotland's Central Highlands, Rob Roy country. Interestingly, one of Britain's most awarded country restaurants, Monachyle Mhor, is set among spectacular Highlands scenery a five-minute drive west of Keepers Cottage.

Double bedroom with twin beds at Keepers Cottage Apartment. The thick walls of the former tavern keep the cottage warm in winter, cool in summer, and insulated against any street noise. Photo © Home At First.
Double bedroom with twin beds at Keepers
Cottage Apartment. The thick walls of the
former tavern keep the cottage warm in
winter, cool in summer, and insulated
against any street noise.

 

Balquhidder Kirk, final rest of Rob Roy MacGregor. Photo Mike Mullen.
Balquhidder Kirk, final resting
 place
of Rob Roy MacGregor.

Photo Mike Mullen © Home At First

SCOTLAND'S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS are, of course, best known for their bad-boy favorite son, Rob Roy MacGregor, legendary Scottish patriot, whose infamous cattle rustling, inter-clan feuding, and Highland high jinks made him something of a Celtic Jesse James to the Crown’s red-coated army of Scottish occupation. And, while it’s impossible to know where his legend ends and historical reality begins, the Rob Roy story only adds dimension and color to the already mystical landscape of mountains, glens, lochs, heather, and gorse that make the Trossachs the beautiful southern gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

 

Central Scotland is a great base from which the

Highlands, the Trossachs, the Inner Hebrides isles, coastal

 

lands east and west, and the great Scottish cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverness can be reached in a series of day trips by car. (See two sample day trips: Sail Loch Etive and See Highland Seals, and Hiking over the Devil's Staircase from Glen Coe. Our 100+ page accompanying "Scotland Activities Guide" provides dozens of suggestions of all kinds.) The region’s beauty, its friendly, welcoming residents, its castles, golf courses, Highlands festivals, challenging hiking, cycling, salmon fishing, and many other attractions combine to provide Central Scotland with the best of Scotland.

 

Hiking in Rob Roy country
above Balquhidder village.

Photo Mike Mullen © Home At First

Hiking in Rob Roy country. Photo Mike Mullen.

 

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(800) 523-5842, or contact us by e-mail at: info@homeatfirst.com.

 

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