On the Hill Aberfoyle, Self Catering Holiday Homes, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

5 out of 5

15 reviews

0% recommend

5 location

5 staff/service

5 cleanliness

4.8 facilities


Guest from Ickenham
16th September, 2021

4.8 of 5

Had everything we needed, great location being just around the corner from shops and pubs and beautiful walks from the boor step.

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Tips for other travellers
The Faerie Tree Inn and the Queen Elizabeth park.

Guest from Tetbury
22nd August, 2021

5.0 of 5

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Guest from Stockport
18th August, 2021

5.0 of 5

Really easy to book, great communication and lots of information provided about the area both before and at the accommodation. Great location in the small village of Aberfoyle, easy to find. Off road parking right at front door so easy to load things in and out of the car. The place has absolutely everything you could need. Jill has thought of everything. 3 separate bedrooms:- one double and one twin downstairs and one single upstairs. Lovely thick cotton bedding. Bathroom with separate electric shower and also a bath with a towel radiator. There’s a separate laundry with optional dryer, £3 honesty box per load if you use the dryer. You don’t need to take anything really, hairdryer , iron it’s all there. The living room has a huge sofa, so comfy, and you can sit there looking out at the hills. We only cooked breakfast but once again it has everything you could possibly need if you wanted to cook and a large dining table to eat at. Lovely local photographs of the area around taken by Jill, a professional photographer. The location for us was the biggest plus. Just up the hill from the village about 3 minutes. Only took us 4 hours from Stockport to get there.

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The village itself has a big Coop for all your food shopping etc. Post Office , Royal bank of Scotland, Pharmacy, the best fish and chip shop ever! 3 pubs:-the Faerie Tree, food ok, limited menu due to Covid. The Aberfoyle Inn , great burgers and fish and chips from the chip shop next door. Our favourite was the Forth Inn. All pubs are very dog friendly ( we don’t have a dog but clearly lots of people do there). Forth Inn was more expensive but the dining experience was more restaurant-like if you ate in the back rooms. The staff at all these places in the village are so lovely and friendly. Liz MacGregors cake shop , amazing cakes and great for sandwiches and coffee. Also further up is a sweet shop, Maggies shortbread and tablet delicious and more fabulous coffee and cake shops, a few gift shops dotted around and a great butchers and bike shop ( you can hire or have fixed here). Petrol station , visitor centre , big Scottish wool centre, lots of Scottish gifts , maybe a bit old fashioned but bought a fabulous Harris Tweed jacket, with walks right from the car park there, what a fabulous village, can understand why some people just relax around the village and don’t even get their car out. Loads to do:- we didn’t do everything available but thoroughly enjoyed the following:- Walked to the waterfall , turn right out of the door 10 mins up the hill, saw deer , hammocks to relax in and generally a great view at the top. Go Ape is there too. Stirling Castle-36 mins away, roads generally good and quiet. Visited Battle site at Bannochburn. Visitor centre - restaurant there. Loch Katrine - about 16 mins away in the car, went twice , once to walk around and second time hired bikes to get a bit further around it. You can get a cruise round the Loch here and also lovely restaurant and public toilets. Loch Lomond - we headed into Balloch-28 mins drive away. Castle and country park and a slightly larger village than Aberfoyle. Took one of Sweeneys cruises round Loch Lomond, recommend, only an hour but was lovely. Another day drove to Balmaha, about 23 mins away in the car. If like us, you are not a family of big trekkers or hill climbers this is a great place to pull up and climb Conic Hill for a fab view of Loch Lomond. You can be as quick or slow as you like and the terrain is fairly good going. There also a lovely walk around the base if you don’t want to climb. Lots of steps on the climb to start, though not really arduous. We didn’t day trip to Edinburgh or Glasgow but I can imagine that would be a very assessable thing to do, we just ran out of time. We saw highland cows near Loch Ard, 9 mins away in the car. Overall for us the location was great, the scenery is magnificent. Pack several pairs of trainers or your walking boots and waterproofs, we did get soaked but we really didn’t care. No midges in August. Our first time up there and certainly won’t be our last.

Guest from Manchester
16th August, 2021

4.8 of 5

Really liked the location and set up. I think Pandemic has heightened awareness about cleanliness and house was immaculate when we arrived.

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Bring or buy an ordanance map. Google maps didnt work and phones don't always have coverage. Our three hour walk turned into a 5.5 hour walk - but we loved it. We were just a little worried as we left the teenagers at home