Buchanan Castle Estate
near Loch Lomond
Within the scenic Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
A house for art and garden lovers.
With easy access to:
Glasgow: 30 minutes, Stirling: 30 mins,
Loch Lomond: 10 mins
Tessa and John welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast and enjoy their home, on a quiet private road, hidden among the trees and shrubs of Buchanan Castle Estate on the outskirts of the historic and pretty village of Drymen.
Staying here, for a few days, in your 'home from home' in Scotland is relaxing and peaceful, with wonderful scenery and countryside walking all around. The large garden overlooks Buchanan Castle Golf club (non members welcome.)
Long and expansive, and all on one level the house is a delight to be in , and you are surrounded by a collection of 19th and 20th century Scottish art. John is a retired architect and interior designer.
Ardochmhor is a perfect location for exploring Loch Lomond and the National Park, historic Stirling, The Trossachs and travelling north to the Highlands. The vibrant city of Glasgow is only 40 minutes away.
John and Tessa are delighted to advise guests on where to go and what to see.
Double bedroom with Kingsize bed, a television, and private bathroom next door.
Double bedroom, standard 4'6", with television, private shower room a few steps away.
Big towelling bath robes are provided in each bedroom.
The Double bedroom's bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc.
Free Wi-Fi for your laptop or iPad.
Right; Breakfast is served in the dining room.
Tessa prepares a full Scottish cooked breakfast, using locally sourced ingredients, or a lighter continental one, if preferred. Special diets can be catered for, with advance notice.
Included in the morning menu : fresh fruit salad, home made muesli, fruit compote, speciality teas, sourced from The Rare Tea Company.
For lunch and evening meals:
Ardochmhor is a few minutes drive from Drymen where a range of pub food is available.
Within a 20 minutes drive there is an excellent choice of restaurants, including several in picturesque locations overlooking Loch Lomond.
Tessa and John are delighted to advise, and make guest bookings.
£38 per person per night, for 2 people sharing a room, including breakfast.
£48 per room per night for a single person in a double room, including breakfast.
Discounted rates available for stays of 3 or more nights
In the afternoon, a range of teas , sourced from The Rare Tea Company, or coffee, accompanied by home made goodies, is on offer.
Sorry, the house is not suitable for children.
No pets in the house, and no smoking please.
What to do very close by:
Walk along The West Highland Way: Walks from Drymen – 6 circular and 2 longer walks.
Golf and riding within the estate.
Boats trips on Loch Lomond.
To enquire or to book:
Tessa and John Thomson
Buchanan Castle Estate
Drymen G63 0HX
Tel: 01360 661294
Mobile: 0777 5896438 or 07836 371460
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1360 661294
Mobile: 44 777 5896438 or 44 7836 371460
Please tell Tessa and John you found Ardochmhor through About Scotland!
Buchanan Castle, past ancestral home of the Dukes of Montrose, was built in 1854 by the 4th Duke. The two-storey Baronial style mansion was designed by William Adam with gardens modelled by "Capability" Brown. Many of the magnificent trees and shrubs remain within the Estate. During the Second World War the castle was commandeered as a military hospital. One of its most famous patients in 1941 was Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy, who was treated for injuries sustained after crash landing his aeroplane in Eaglesham. Sadly the castle, still the centrepiece of the surrounding area, has now become a fairytale, ivy clad, crumbling edifice following the removal of the roof in the 1950's to avoid paying taxes. The future is uncertain.