Things to do
If you are into activities, or just want a relaxing break away from it all, this is the place for you!
Eating out - there are many places to eat out, either for a simple meal, or something more. Within easy walking distance try the Lochearnhead Hotel or The Clachan Cottage Inn.
A short drive away are many other options, such as The Munro Inn at Strathyre, the Kings House Hotel at Balquhidder, and others in St Fillans and Killin.
Or for something a bit different, The Lade Inn at Kilmahog, near Callander, provides hearty meals and real ales in a traditional pub, with traditional Scottish music every Saturday evening.
The following pictures are all of things we have done without having to get the car out....
Views from the top of the hill behind the house & activities on Loch Earn - for all levels
Walking - there are several walks direct from the house, with many more in the locality for all levels of fitness and experience. Munros (over 30 within a 30 minute drive), Corbetts, long distance cross-country routes or strolls by the lochside. The Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Glencoe are within easy distance also.
Golf - for information on all the golf courses in the area, visit http://golf.visitscotland.com/
Watersports - Lochearnhead is a renowned centre for watersports, with the Watersports Centre offering many facilities, including a slipway for launching windsurfers, canoes, ski boats and sailing boats. Details from www.lochearnhead-water-sports.co.uk
Fishing - Permits can be purchased for fishing of brown trout, salmon and coarse fishing in Loch Tay, Loch Earn or the rivers Dochart and Lochay. Boats may also be hired for use on the lochs.
Cycling - the Glasgow to Inverness Sustrans Cycle route 7 passes close to Lochearnhead, with scenic rides from there in either direction. In the Killin area, there are local trails in woods and single track country roads around the village, providing routes to suit all ages and abilities.
Mountain bikes, canoes and kayaks can be hired from the Killin Outdoor Centre & Mountain Shop www.killinoutdoor.co.uk
The field behind the house/Killin - The Falls of Dochart, Killin & Highland Games (one of many)
Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Comrie
The two boat trips on Loch Katrine/The Edinburgh Festival/Stirling Castle
Castles - for information on castles, visit www.castles.org/Chatelaine
Whisky - for information on whisky distilleries, visit http://scotchwhisky.net/distilleries/index.htm. The Famous Grouse Experience between Comrie and Crieff is a fun day out for the whole family.
For ideas on other activities and attractions, visit www.visitscotland.com and click on the Stirling area of the map, or contact the Visitor Centres at Killin or Callander.