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EXPLORE SCOTLAND FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

— GREAT HOLIDAYS BEGIN HERE —

                     <---- THE
                             HIGHLAND
S

         <---- RESTAURANT
<----
GROCERY STORE

<---- THE PATIO FLAT
        
             
                      MAIN ST. CALLANDER

THE

PATIO

FLAT


CALLANDER

CENTRAL SCOTLAND

THE PATIO FLAT, MAIN STREET, CALLANDER, CENTRAL SCOTLAND — GATEWAY TO THE HIGHLANDS

 

T

he Patio Flat is a comfortable, well-

equipped, ground floor apartment across the street from the home of its owners/ hosts. The flat is the lower

floor in one of the traditional stone homes

homes on the main street of the Central Scotland market  town of Callander, gateway to the Highlands and southeastern entry point to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Comfortable, attractive living room with fireplace at The Patio Flat. Photo © Home At First.
Comfortable, attractive living room
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

 

Double bedroom with queen-sized bed at The Patio Flat. Photo © Home At First.
Double bedroom — queen-sized bed
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

THE ACCOMMODATIONS:
          Conveniently located for touring, this comfortable one-story apartment sleeps up to four persons with
two double bedrooms (one with a queen bed , one with twin beds), and one bathroom with shower and tub.
          Common rooms include a comfortable living room furnished with TV, overstuffed upholstered sofa and chairs. A fully-equipped kitchen (electric range, oven, microwave, large fridge, with freezer) plus washer/spin dryer. Guests have access to their own small, private, enclosed patio through French doors off of the queen bedroom and through a back door from the kitchen. The cottage is warmed by gas

 

central heat. Private, off-street parking is

adjacent to the back of the flat. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

 

Double bedroom with twin beds at The Patio Flat. Photo © Home At First.
Double bedroom with twin beds
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

The modern, well-equipped kitchen at The Patio Flat. Photo © Home At First.
modern, well-equipped kitchen
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

THE HOSTS: The owners/hosts reside across the street in their own stone home. And while the hosts both still work during weekdays, they actively see to the comfort of their guests.

 

Plan of The Patio Flat, Callander, Central Scotland. Drawing © Home At First.

Drawing © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

C

ALLANDER (population 2,500) is an important regional market town near the geographic center of Scotland. All of Callander’s services are within a five-to-eight-minutes

walking distance of Ailsa’s Bungalow. Callander has a good selection of pubs, restaurants, food shops, a launderette, craft shops, woolen goods outlet stores, an outdoor activities center, a challenging 18-hole golf course, and 2 or 3 banks. The important regional tourist bureau anchors the center of town in a building that also incorporates the Rob Roy Centre. This attraction is dedicated to the region’s most famous historical resident, Rob Roy MacGregor, legendary Scottish patriot, whose infamous cattle rustling, inter-clan feuding, and Highlands hi-jinks made him something of a Celtic Jesse James to the Crown’s red-coated army of Scottish occupation. Although it’s impossible to know where legend ends and historical reality begins, the Rob Roy story adds dimension and color to the already mystical landscape of mountains, glens, lochs, heather, and gorse of the Scottish Highlands.
 


The Rob Roy Center,  Callander.
 Rob Roy's  gravesite is 20
minutes northwest of  Callander
in the Loch Lomond &
Trossachs National Park.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

 Window of Scottish woolens shop — one of many in Callander featuring tweeds and tartans. Photo © Home At First.
Window of Scottish woolens shop — one of
many in Callander featuring
tweeds & tartans.
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

          Callander’s central location makes it an ideal touring base from which it is possible to explore much of Scotland in a series of day trip drives. The east coast at St. Andrews and the Inner Hebrides islands just off the west coast are within reach, as are the principal Scottish cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness.
          Much of the most magnificent scenery of the Highlands is also within reach by car touring from Callander. (See a sample day trip:
Hiking over the Devil's Staircase from Glen Coe.) But regardless of which direction you travel, you will always feel your return to Ailsa’s Bungalow provides a warm Scottish homecoming.

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES:
          Callander
is located in the Central Scotland region called The Trossachs at the southeastern gateway to the
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and the Highlands of Central Scotland. Outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and climbing, are within easy reach. Callander's central location makes it ideal as a touring base for much of Scotland, including much of the best scenery in the Highlands.  Our 100+ page accompanying "Scotland Activities Guide" provides dozens of suggestions of all kinds.

The rugged landscape of Scotland's Central Highlands invites outdoor activities from hiking to fishing to cycling to touring by car. Photo © Home At First.
The rugged landscape of Scotland's Central
Highlands like Glen Coe pictured above) invites
 outdoor activities including hiking, fishing,
golf, cycling, and touring.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST 

 

 

 

AVAILABILITY:
For current availability information,
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or contact us by e-mail at
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— CENTRAL SCOTLAND PROMISES MUCH; BUT IT DELIVERS MORE —

          Don’t take our word. Take that of Queen Victoria. And those of Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, Queen Elizabeth II, Andrew Carnegie, Sandy Lyle, and Ian Fleming. All of the above fell in love with Central Scotland. Most established homes here when they could have lived almost anywhere. And why not? The region offers outstanding natural beauty and great sporting traditions. Its towns and villages steadfastly maintain the practice of traditional Highlands hospitality. A dramatic history has been woven from the struggle between the region’s rugged natural setting and its hearty people. Local Scots understand the challenges of living with Central Scotland’s ever-changing weather in a sometimes unforgiving landscape. If the rural Scots are often considered dour, know that as only one response to living in a kind of grudging harmony with Big Nature in the northern latitudes on an island in the North Atlantic. Commonly, Scots are also fiercely independent, scrupulously honest, tough, hard-working, fun-loving, a little shy, unpretentious, as well as welcoming to and interested in foreign guests. Intrigued? You should be. Come to Central Scotland. We have just the location for you.

 

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