Portnellan House,
Glen Dochart,

large holiday house dramatic higland scenery

Winner of VisitScotland'S 2016/2017 Thistle Award for 'Best Accommodation Provider' in Central, Tayside and Fife.

Portnellan House is situated in a privately owned estate and has spectacular loch and mountain views across Glen Dochart.

The setting is magnificent with a true highland landscape all around and is often complimented for the abundance of bird and wild life that can be seen. It is not unusual to see the deer meandering off the hill and passing nearby the house and into the mature private gardens. The Portnellan Estate has been privately owned by the same family for well over 30 years and offers fantastic facilities, including fresh run salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river, mountain bikes with plenty of trails on and off road for all abilities, Canadian canoes and rowing boats on the river and loch, and clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged.

Centrally located, Portnellan is the perfect base for exploring Central/West Scotland with known landmarks only a short distance away. Oban forty five mins, Stirling, Fort William and Glasgow just over an hour and Edinburgh one and a half hours. Glen Coe and all it beholds is less than 40 mins drive and the bonnie shores of Loch Lomond are 20 mins by car. Other areas include the truly beautiful Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, Glen Etive, Glen Lochay and Glen Orchy all within the local area.

Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush of adventure or lazy days on your doorstep, out and about on the many hills in the local area or exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, Portnellan offers you the warmest of welcomes upon your return.

Portnellan House
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms - 5
    (3 twin/double zip and link beds, 2 double)
  • Bathrooms - 4
    (3 ensuite, 1 x family bathroom)
  • Dishwasher
  • Utility room
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble drier
  • Microwave
  • 2 open fires, 1 log burning stove
    in a kingsized double bedroom
  • Central heating
  • SKY TV package, Blu Ray DVD
  • Wifi - free and unlimited
  • West facing conservatory
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Large private garden
  • Garden furniture and gas fired barbeque
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Open air hot tub
  • Crianlarich - 3 miles
  • In Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Airports - Glasgow 80 km (1 hour drive)
    and Edinburgh - 100km (1 hour 30 mins)
  • Station - Crainlarich - 3 miles
  • Pubs and restaurants -
    a great selection between 5 and 20km
  • Killin golf course - 12km
  • Lochearnhead Watersports Centre - 20km
  • First ever Geocache box in Scotland is on Ben More,
    located in Portnellan House back garden
  • Glen Coe Mountain ski resort - 35km
  • Free fishing on the estate - loch and river
  • Free use of Canadian canoes
  • Great walking and cycling from the doorstep
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country kitchen diningroom


Portnellan House is a gorgeous late Victorian lodge house filled with the romance and beauty of a large traditional country home in the Scottish Highlands. The house was built in the late 19th century and boasts many period features from this time. Having undergone a recent refurbishment, Portnellan House is tastefully presented without losing the character of a Victorian property.

The sleeping accommodation consists of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 3 of which are ensuite and there is a further bathroom with an original free-standing Victorian bath for the other two bedrooms. The large drawing room has an open fire and seated large bay window looking over the gardens. Leading from the drawing room is a west facing conservatory. A fully equipped and fitted Rennie Macintosh country style kitchen with all modern appliances, a snug room and a dining room with table that can seat up to 10 people with an open fire and its own private bar.

The property boasts the highest quality fixtures, fittings and soft furnishings and comes fully equipped with Egyptian cotton bed linen, soft white towels, bathrobes, slippers and Arran Aromatic toiletries. The property is fully centrally heated and is inclusive of all power and oil consumption. Full WiFi is also included as well as the use of a BBQ, SKY TV package and SONOS music entertainment system with premium Spotify (kitchen only).

The residents of Portnellan House have full access to an enclosed private garden with garden furniture, BBQ and a magnificent view up the famous mountain Ben More that towers above the house. They can even feed the chickens and ducks who are penned around the pond area adjacent to the house. Also available and included in the price are the use of mountain bikes, rowing boats, Canadian canoes, fishing on 2 lochs and a river on the Portnellan Estate all located a short walk from the house. There is a dedicated reception offering free use of a DVD library, board games, small essentials shop and plenty of information on local events, attractions and activity.


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What's included:

All heating and electricity is included in the rental price. Logs for the fires, a basket a day when required, are also included.

All bed linen, towels, bathmats, bedrobes and slippers are provided along with toiletries from Arran Aromatics.

Cost and availability:

Portnellan House is available throughout the year.

Check in days are flexible. Short breaks are welcome.

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Portnellan House, Portnellan, Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, FK20 8QS

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Highland house for 10

Enjoy a wonderful holiday with family or friends in this large self-catering house which is centrally located and only an hour from Glasgow airport - ideal for exploring much of Scotland. There are many activities on site, including free use of Canadian canoes as well as loch and river fishing. This is an ideal house if you are looking for group accommodation for a special occassion.