Stronachlachar is not so much a village as an odd little collection of cottages and houses some of which once belonged to Scottish Water when they had a base there. Some of the cottages now make lovely holiday lets. Beside the steamer pier there is a tearoom which opens during the holiday season with quite an extensive and interesting menu (see below). To get to Stronachlachar, either park at the Trossachs pier at the east end of Loch Katrine and take the steamer, or you can drive there via Aberfoyle and then north pastii Loch Ard.
Yes - you may well ask 'why bother going to Stronachlachar'? The answer is simple:
Fishing Loch Katrine for Trout and Pike
Until recently fishing was unavailable on Loch Katrine but in 2010 Loch Katrine Fisheries opened at Stronachlachar near the west end of the loch to enable trout and pike fishing on the loch with the convenience of electric powered boats. More information on the Loch Katrine Fisheries page.
Visit the Pier Cafe website for more information
Self Catering Holiday Cottage at Stronachlachar....................More details
Old Smiddy Cottage, Loch Katrine, Stronachlachar, STB award pending
|Hillview Holiday Cottage, Loch Katrine ............. More details
Sleeps up to 6 person. By the west shore of Loch Katrine in the Southern Highlands, this self-catering two-bedroomed luxury holiday cottage is the perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge the batteries. The cottage is well equipped with log burning stove and modern conveniences. Just 4.5 miles from Loch Lomond and the west highland way. . . . WI-FI . .
|Waterside Cottage. West Loch Katrine Sleeps 6......... More details
Waterside Cottage is nestled by Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with breathtaking views of Loch Katrine and the surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue. Close to the birthplace of Rob Roy McGregor at Glengyle House. Steamer pier just a stone's throw from the cottage.
The distance from Aberfoyle is about 11 miles by road.
I can't say much more about Stronachlachar so here are a few photos!
You can see why you need to book early if you want a cottage around here at Stronachlar!
Looking west from Royal Cottage
The Arrochar Alps beyond
SS Sir Walter Scott
Seen from the mountains
Looking west from the Pier
The Pier from the West