Gargunnock House is the centrepiece of the Estate bearing the same name. Two thousand acres of farm and moorland surround the house on all sides providing a quiet peaceful haven in Stirlingshire, the very centre of Scotland.
Gargunnock, built during the 16th and 17th centuries has in recent years been sympathetically and extensively restored. Whilst approaching the house along the drive one experiences the grandeur and ambience of a 300 year old house, you will find that within the walls the georgian and victorian interiors have been blended with all the amenities and comforts necessary for its occupation in the 21st century.
Parkland, formal gardens, rhododendron and azalea studded woodlands, a walled garden, a do’cote and hundreds of mature and rare trees surround the house.
In recent years Gargunnock House has been let out to guests from all over the world by the Landmark Trust. Suitable for large parties the four double bedrooms, four twin bedrooms and 5 bathrooms allow 16 people to sleep comfortably in the house. The fully fitted kitchen has an electric cooker, two dishwashers, two fridges and a full complement of cooking utensils crockery, cutlery and glass. (Click here for availability.)
The house has a large dining room which seats 18, an impressive drawing room which includes a grand piano reputedly played by Frederick Chopin when he visited the house in 1845, a library, a games room and a separate sitting room.
Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth are within an hours’ drive of the house and Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, and Stirling within half an hour. There are local opportunities for many outdoor activities including fishing, sailing, hill walking and bicycling.
Stirling Castle (which includes the Regimental Museum of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ), the Wallace Monument, Doune Castle, the Macrobert Theatre in Stirling University and the Falkirk Wheel are all nearby.
Gargunnock House remains a statuesque memorial to all who, over the last 300 years, have called it home and a reminder today, to those who come to stay, of a way of life that in the 21st century is rarely experienced.