Callander House

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Sleeps: 12 - 24 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Ideal for Parties

Callander House really is one-of-a-kind, it is the private residence of the Scottish artist Stuart McAlpine Miller and his wife, Nikki. It beautifully showcases the unique and contemporary style of the artist and makes a wonderfully unique base for your Scottish escape. The handsome country Scots baronial house dates back to 1835 but has been elegantly modernised and today boasts state-of-the-art interiors and a range of modern amenities. It holds a fabulous location nestled amongst twelve acres of private land with uninterrupted views over Ben Ledi and the Highlands and makes the perfect base for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The house can accommodate up to twenty-two guests across twelve luxurious bedrooms. The impressive living accommodation can be found on the ground floor and comprises of a 100ft reception room, a morning room boasting a baby grand piano and a spectacular dining room with bespoke seating featuring “The Savoy Series” of artworks. The library makes a cosy place to curl up with a good read next to the open fire while the entertainment room with its 7-foot pool table is the perfect way to spend an evening with close friends and family. 

Heading upstairs, on the main floor guests will find the Emperor suite with its impressive feature Jacuzzi and an assortment of four poster and king-size double bedrooms. Upstairs again, on the third floor are a further three double bedrooms which share the use of a luxury family bathroom, a self-contained kitchen area and a turret cinema room! Going back downstairs, on the basement gallery level are a further three bedrooms, family bathroom boasting luxury double shower as well as the art gallery where a range of art works, including the luxury silk sleepwear are available to purchase.

Outside, the 12 acres of gardens are completely private surrounded by mature trees, hedges and the River Teith to the west, the property has fishing rights to both salmon and trout. Guests will never get tired of admiring the uninterrupted views over Ben Ledi with the impressive highlands in the distance. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is a river running through the property with fishing rights, care must be taken however with young children as it is fast flowing and can be accessed from the grounds.

Property Features

Heritage Collection Internet BBQ Cable TV Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor

- Reception room (100ft) with several seating and dining areas
- Morning room with digital baby grand piano and games cupboard, including croquet set
- Library with large assortment of books and open fire
- Kitchen with double electric oven, Aga, boiling hot water tap, 2 x dishwashers, American-style fridge freezer and breakfast bar
- Dining room with bespoke seating featuring "The Savoy Series" of artworks (*can seat between 12-18, a further round table can accomodate a further 8 guests)
- Entertainment room with 7 foot pool table and drum kit

Main Floor (sleeps 12)

- Bedroom with four poster double with en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin double beds and en-suite bathroom
- Emperor suite with double bed and luxury en-suite bathroom boasting feature Jacuzzi with underwater music and lights system
- Bedroom with four poster double and access to shared bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size double and access to shared bathroom

Third Floor (sleeps 6)

- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with four poster double
- Bathroom
- Self contained kitchen
- Turret cinema room

Basement Gallery (sleeps 8)

- Bedroom with four poster double
- Bedroom with superking size double
- Family room with twin single beds
- Bathroom with luxury double shower
- Art gallery with a collection of art works for sale
- Gym with running machine, spin bike, free weights, aerial yoga swing and powerplate

Exterior Grounds

- 12 acres of private grounds
- Salmon & trout fishing rights in the River Teith

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Sonos music system throughout the ground floor
- 2 x washing machines & dryers

Location

About the surrounding area of Callander House
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Callander House has a fantastic location in easy reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh and makes a excellent base for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The house is situated in the small town of Callander, known as the "the gateway to the highlands", here handy local amenities can be found including shops and restaurant just a 15-minute stroll from your front door.

Local Activities
These activities, and more, can be arranged upon request, or can be used as a guide to explore yourself.

  • Fishing – private fishing rights for Salmon and Trout on our private section of the River Teith
  • Bike Hire - lots of trails nearby, including the Rob Roy Way from Callander Meadows
  • Water sports – anything from paddle boarding ‘SUP’ on nearby Loch Lubnaig to learning to Wake Board on Loch Lomond, the perfect way to explore the Lochs
  • Hiking – a ghilly can show you all the local routes, including the beautiful Ben A’an, pictured here. Other nearby locations include The Crags, Bracklin Falls, Rob Roy Way, Ben Ledi and the numerous Lochs and mountains
  • Picnic Butler – a luxury picnic of local produce can be arranged with our private ranger. Who also offers guidance on foraging, how to build a fire and the local wild life
  • Honesty Gin & Whisky bar, cocktail menu provided
  • Private Gym – offering Aerial Yoga, VibraDon Plate, Body Pump,
  • Spin and Running (no classes but DVD’s, tutors can be arranged upon request)
Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(70km)

Nearest Town/City Stirling

(24km)

Nearest Village Callander

(2.5km)

Nearest Shop Callander

(1.1km)

Nearest Restaurant Callander

(2.4km)

Nearest Golf Callander Golf Course

(2.2km)

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

Private Chef

Luxury catering can be offered from an award winning caterer can
be arranged. We can create menus which are individual crafted. Whether we are producing a canapé menu for a drinks reception, an intimate dinner party menu, a wedding breakfast or a corporate dinner for VIP clients, we always work closely with you to produce a menu that reflects your food preferences. As well as our menus reflecting individual taste we will always accommodate dietary requirements and ensure that all guests enjoy the same culinary experience.

Below are sample prices, please enquire for the full menu information and for up-to-date pricing. Prices are per person. Courses can be paired with wine, £40 per person.

  • High Tea for Guests on Arrival - from £25.
  • Simple 2 Course Supper - from £40.
  • Light Lunch - from £25.
  • Sunday Lunch - from £50.
  • Evening Hot Buffet - from £40.
  • Breakfast Hampers - from £15.
  • 3 Course Evening Meal - from £60.
  • 10 Course Tasting Menu - from £90.

please note: 2 week notice period is required for catering and outside caterers are not allowed at the property

*Please note: Callander House does not allow external caterers at the House.

Private Concierge - VIP services tailored just to you

Bespoke Tours
From a half day to a whole vacation, walking tours to helicopter charters we have your every request covered. Traveling in luxury around Scotland using a combination of transport options as required from your base.

Golf
Scotland, the home of Golf. There are so many prestigious golf courses in Scotland all available to play on your visit to Scotland. Our team is able to put together a package of the best courses in Scotland for you. With transport available across various options we have the perfect package to suit.

Whisky
Scotland, the home of great Scotch whisky. Luxury whisky journeys throughout the country to explore and experience. Our team is on hand to offer flights throughout the regions to dazzle your taste buds. From the peat and smoke of an Islay to the rich heritage of the Speyside malts, we have everything covered right up to a bespoke tour inyour favourite distillery.

Chauffeur Drive & Transfers
Luxury chauffeur driven options tailored to meet your every requirement. We understand the importance of travelling in style, comfort and luxury at all Dmes, which is why we ensure only the highest of standards when it comes to the vehicles and chauffeurs chosen. We have a vast range of luxury chauffeur driven options at your disposal.

Luxury Vehicle Rental
High quality, sophistication and performance, all-in-one. Finding the right vehicle for you can be challenging, as there are an almost infinite number of opDons out there. We narrow them down by focusing on the ones that suit your needs the best and end up with the perfect match.

Aircraft Charter

Offering you reliable and luxurious private aircraft charter services, perfect for travelling either for business or pleasure. We ensure that our services are tailored to individual requirements.

Boat & Yacht Charter
Style, simplicity, luxury. We create the perfect boat and yacht experience. Champagne cruises to wake boarding experiences, making Loch Lomond and the National Park, both enjoyable and the perfect place to relax.

Fishing

Our local fishing expert can take you fishing on the grounds of the house and to other local spots of interest. The price includes a buffet lunch and all equipment £100 p/h,

Archery
Can be offered on the lawn by our local archery expert in full Scotish
regalia. Price includes a bottle of malt whisky to the winner. Why not add the picnic butler lunch to this day.
£40 p/h

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Beautiful scenery, expert tuition from national champions and some of the most thrilling clay target challenges anywhere in the country - what more could a clay shoot require?
£100 p/h - this includes travel to local award winning shooting range

Ghillie for a day
Our knowledgeable ghillie is full of character and can offer a fun day out exploring all the local beauty spots. This can be tailored to your requirements, whether it is climbing a Ben or taking a stroll around a loch or a tour to visit as many places as possible, the day is yours.  For a half day/ 3 hour guide the price is £120 p/h – for 10 people, a group price can be arranged for additonal guests. A luxury picnic butler lunch is an additional £20 per person, £15 on the full day/ 5 hour tour. Add a Mimosa or Pimms for £7 per person!

Health & Fitness

Yoga
Our expert yoga instructor can be booked for private tuition or a group.
We can also offer Aerial yoga instruction, although we only at present have 1 available at the house (another in a tree on more pleasant weather). Hot Yoga? This can be arranged for groups of 10+.
Yoga on a paddle board – everything possible, just ask.
£50 per hour for private tuition, more if a group

TRX / Spin
An instructor can be arranged in for TRX or Spin classes, at present we can only offer this for groups of 3. Loud music and lights compulsory!
£50 per hour for private tuition, more if a group

Body Pump
A house favorite, whilst we do have a subscription to the Les Mills channel if you would like an instructor please do let us know.
£50 per hour for private tuition, more if a group

Personal Instructor
We can offer your very own personal instructor. Whether this is to enjoy
the facilities in the gym, or a bootcamp in the grounds, we can tailor this to meet your group requirements, Prices upon request

Canoeing / Paddle Boarding
This is a great way to explore the beautiful lochs surrounding us.
Prices upon request

Wake Boarding
This can be arrange at our local wakeboarding center in Loch Lomond,
travel can also be provided. Prices upon request.

Massage

Our husband and wife team professional masseuses can be booked to ease away the pains of the activities. Prices upon request.

Spa Treatments

We can arrange for our local Beauty Health Aesthetics team to visit you during your stay.

Please note that we do require a minimum of 6 people to arrange these treatments prior to arrival

Clinical Chemical Peels
A range of chemical peels designed to help treat dry, dehydrated, dull or oily skin.

Skin / Weight Supplement’s
A full body analysis and advise on advance nutrition supplements. Individual Ultrasound Skin Analysis to diagnose and advise on your specific skin requirements. Available to purchase, Beaute Pacifique skin care and Image skin care.

Skin Advice
Individual Skin Analysis / Advice, Image Skin Care, Beauté Pacifique  Skin Care, Environ Skin Care

Skin Rejuvenation
Includes: Dermal rollering, Mesotherapy, Sonopheresis/ionopheresis DF 11 advanced facial, Carboxytherapy, Deep Cleansing and anti-aging facials

Skin Tightening
Including: Dermal Rollering, Carboxytherapy, Lipofirm Plus, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

Make Up Service
We use Jane Iredale® mineral cosmetics which provide flawless coverage while caring for skin. So effecDve, the range is used by professional makeup artists and worn by celebrities the world over.
Semi-Permanent Make up and Micro-Blading Lip blush, eye liner beauDful brows by micro-blading. Please note that a consultation and patch test must be performed prior to this treatment

Eyes
Treatments such as eyebrow, wax Dnt and eyelash Dnt, HD Brows, LVL

Waxing

A full waxing service is offered

Nails
Luxury Pedicure and Manicures, alongside Gel Nails or treat yourself to
Swarovski crystals and MINX Foils

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

A private chef can be arranged 2 weeks prior to your stay. Please be aware the owners do not allow outside caterers at the property

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 due on arrival and fully refunded subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 12pm
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? Well behaved pets may be allowed on a request basis, please enquire before booking. There is an additional charge of £30 per dog
End of stay cleaning included? £400 cleaning charge paid directly to the owner

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 29th 2019 £7,725 £9,013 £10,300 £10,300
* St Andrew's Day (Scotland) £9,270 £11,073 £12,876 £16,480
Dec 5th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 £7,725 £9,013 £10,300 £10,300
Dec 19th 2019 - Dec 26th 2019 - - £15,450 £18,540
Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020 - - £15,450 £18,540
Jan 2nd 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 £7,725 £8,884 £10,043 £15,450
* Easter £9,270 £11,073 £12,876 £16,480
Apr 17th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £7,725 £8,884 £10,043 £15,450
* Bank Holiday - May Day £9,270 £11,073 £12,876 £16,480
May 8th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 £7,725 £8,884 £10,043 £15,450
* Bank Holiday - Spring Bank Holiday £9,270 £11,073 £12,876 £16,480
May 29th 2020 - Jul 31st 2020 £7,725 £8,884 £10,043 £15,450
* Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday (Scotland) £9,270 £11,073 £12,876 £16,480
Aug 7th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 £7,725 £8,884 £10,043 £15,450
* Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday £9,270 £11,073 £12,876 £16,480
Sep 4th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £7,725 £8,884 £10,043 £15,450
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - £15,450 £18,540
Dec 26th 2020 - Apr 20th 2021 - - £15,450 £18,540

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 29th 2019 €8,546 €9,834 €11,121 €11,395
* St Andrew's Day (Scotland) €10,255 €12,058 €13,861 €18,232
Dec 5th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 €8,546 €9,834 €11,121 €11,395
Dec 19th 2019 - Dec 26th 2019 - - €17,092 €20,510
Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020 - - €17,092 €20,510
Jan 2nd 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 €8,546 €9,705 €10,864 €17,092
* Easter €10,255 €12,058 €13,861 €18,232
Apr 17th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €8,546 €9,705 €10,864 €17,092
* Bank Holiday - May Day €10,255 €12,058 €13,861 €18,232
May 8th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 €8,546 €9,705 €10,864 €17,092
* Bank Holiday - Spring Bank Holiday €10,255 €12,058 €13,861 €18,232
May 29th 2020 - Jul 31st 2020 €8,546 €9,705 €10,864 €17,092
* Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday (Scotland) €10,255 €12,058 €13,861 €18,232
Aug 7th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 €8,546 €9,705 €10,864 €17,092
* Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday €10,255 €12,058 €13,861 €18,232
Sep 4th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €8,546 €9,705 €10,864 €17,092
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - €17,092 €20,510
Dec 26th 2020 - Apr 20th 2021 - - €17,092 €20,510

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 29th 2019 $9,511 $10,798 $12,086 $12,681
* St Andrew's Day (Scotland) $11,413 $13,215 $15,018 $20,289
Dec 5th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 $9,511 $10,798 $12,086 $12,681
Dec 19th 2019 - Dec 26th 2019 - - $19,021 $22,825
Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020 - - $19,021 $22,825
Jan 2nd 2020 - Apr 10th 2020 $9,511 $10,669 $11,828 $19,021
* Easter $11,413 $13,215 $15,018 $20,289
Apr 17th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $9,511 $10,669 $11,828 $19,021
* Bank Holiday - May Day $11,413 $13,215 $15,018 $20,289
May 8th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 $9,511 $10,669 $11,828 $19,021
* Bank Holiday - Spring Bank Holiday $11,413 $13,215 $15,018 $20,289
May 29th 2020 - Jul 31st 2020 $9,511 $10,669 $11,828 $19,021
* Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday (Scotland) $11,413 $13,215 $15,018 $20,289
Aug 7th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 $9,511 $10,669 $11,828 $19,021
* Bank Holiday - August Bank Holiday $11,413 $13,215 $15,018 $20,289
Sep 4th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $9,511 $10,669 $11,828 $19,021
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 - - $19,021 $22,825
Dec 26th 2020 - Apr 20th 2021 - - $19,021 $22,825

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owners
Nikki & Stuart

How long have you owned the property?
Only 8 months, we purchased the property late 2016 and have since until now lovingly renovating it from a traditional baronial property to the contemporary interior you see today.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

Where do I start?  Our search area consisted of France, Spain and most of England. We ultimately fell in love with the house, it’s elegance and beautifully proportioned rooms. Every window offers a stunning view, like looking out onto a painting.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The property has a rich history and dates from 1835. It was substantially rebuilt after a fire in 1901. The property was interestingly commissioned as hospital in the second world war for norwegian soldiers. In more recent years it has been both a school for boys and a small hotel.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?

It would have to be the main sitting room, the floor to ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views over the River Teith and Ben Ledi, the sunsets really are incredible.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Walking! The best way to see the Highlands is on foot. We are surrounded by waterfalls, mountains and lochs. Even though this is a popular area the unspoilt beauty and peacefulness of the highlands transports you back in time. We are also situated on the popular hiking route of Rob Roy Way.

Really eat? Anything from our kitchen garden or fish from the river!

Really see?

I would suggest hiring a car and driving to see the Lochs, for the journey as well as the destination.. We have Loch Venachar with its amazing café overlooking the water.  The famous Loch Katrine steamship. Loch Lubnaig, Loch Achray and the Lake of Mentieth (Scotlands only Lake with its monastery) plus Loch Lomond which is great for watersports are all on our doorstep. You can even take a canoe from the property

The property is also a perfect base for exploring the highlands and islands with stunning places such as the white sands of Arisaig (you could almost be in the Bahamas on a sunny day!), the beautiful remote Glencoe and Oban, the gateway to the islands, are all within 2 hours drive.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Great cycle paths and you can even drink the water.

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Reviews

  • The best!

    Posted by V on 24/02/2019

    Had the most amazing time at Callander House and can not wait to come back. The whole house is fabulous. James looked after us very well as did the owners sister who is just lovely. If you want special then you visit Callander House, just so so wonderful. Food amazing, drink fab, hosts brill, thank you for such a great time and making memories.

  • Perfect unique venue!

    Posted by Philippe on 27/01/2019

    Callander House is very special. It is a modern and very comfortable house with amazing art, giving a unique feel and experience. The bedrooms spread is excellent with amazing bathrooms. We booked for a birthday, everyone will remember their weekend.
    We were 21 to Clay Pigeon shooting organised by the house, that was memorable with fantastic people running it, surrounded by most beautiful Scotland.
    The communication with the owner Nikki was easy and professional. The staff, Chef and agents could not have been nicer, helpful and efficient.
    I do hope we will have another event in the future at Callander House, Bravo! and a big thank you to everyone involved.

  • The most beautiful home...

    Posted by Nicole on 02/01/2019

    We filmed at this stunning location, fabolous setting and hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for letting us take a peak into the dream world you have created!

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