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About Stronachlachar

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:

  • It's one of the most lovely and peaceful locations in the area
  • It's at the Western end of Loch Katrine.
  • It has a pier where the steamer SS Sir Walter Scot arrives
  • It's a short walk from GlenGyle House, birthplace of Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • It's near 'Royal Cottage', built for Queen Victoria on the occasion of the opening of the aquaduct for the new water supply to Glasgow - she never used it as the windows shattered during the 21 gun salute!
  • It is at the end of the cycletrack / footpath from the Trossachs pier at the east end og Loch Katrine
  • Inversnaid on Loch Lomond is only 5 miles away
  • The drive to Stronachlachar from Aberfoyle is an absolute pleasure and is one of Scotland's most scenic roads


The Stronachlachar Pier Cafe

The The Pier Cafe is open from 10am seven days a week throughout the holiday season.
  • The finest Italian coffees
  • Home-made soups
  • Paninis and special ‘club' sandwiches
  • Home-made cakes and scones
  • Teas - and a choice of cold drinks,
    snacks and ice-creams.
  • We are now licensed. 
  • We also offer free wi-fi and have a lovely new conservatory where our guests can enjoy the views of Loch Katrine while they sample our Italian Coffee and homebaking.

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
Recently converted three bedroom cottage, with log burning fire, on water’s edge of Loch Katrine. Breathtaking views of Loch Katrine, Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue. An ideal location from which to absorb one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. Fishing, walking, cycling with golf, watersports and leisure facilities nearby. 

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

GlenGyle House

The Arrochar Alps beyond

SS Sir Walter Scott

Royal Cottage

Seen from the mountains

The Pier

Looking west from the Pier

The Pier from the West