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Annfield House, Callander: The Gateway to the highlands

Escape to Annfield House in Callander, the perfect cosy base for exploring all that the Highlands have to offer Sponsored post With the past few years behind us, the idea…

Escape to Annfield House in Callander, the perfect cosy base for exploring all that the Highlands have to offer

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With the past few years behind us, the idea of getting away from it all expresses the longing we all feel to be able to escape and let go of the stress of modern life. The concept of travelling back in time has great appeal –  to an era when life had a slower pace, a more gentle rhythm and we could just ‘switch off.’ If this appeals to you, or you’re looking for a special place to celebrate and relax with family and friends, Annfield House in Callander is your answer.

Callander is descibed as “The Gateway to the Highlands“: nestled at the heart of The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the town sits right on the lowland-highland fault line. The steep hills known as the ‘Crags’ lie to the north of the town, and the River Teith snakes it’s way through the centre. Gaelic was spoken here until about 1900.  

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Annfield House

Annfield House sits at the end of North Church Street. Built in 1875, many visitors it has a unique and cosy atmosphere. The spacious Victorian house easily accommodates groups of ten people. With five bedrooms, two sitting rooms, a modern kitchen and a large dining room and private garden, it’s the perfect place to call home when you visit Scotland.

Annfield is detached and quiet, except for the sounds of birdsong and occasional owls at night. Indeed, it’s easy to feel a sense of nostalgia if you stay here and allow yourself to unwind and relax.

These days, much is written about the benefits of ‘forest bathing’ and ‘wild swimming’ and the rich landscape of the Callander area is ideal for such activities. The power of nature really does restore and refresh us. It helps us beat the stress that has become such an ingrained element of modern life.

However, at Annfield House we believe that this happens naturally. Step outside the front door and the friendly little town and stunning landscape envelops you. A few minutes’ walk from Annfield will take you into the woodlands, where you can enjoy the tumbling Bracklinn Falls – a series of dramatic waterfalls that surge over the Keltie water. Or you can walk down to the main street and on to the Coilhallan Woods, up to Ben Gullipen or down towards the Invertrossachs area – where you’ll drink in the purest air alongside Loch Vennachar in the shadow of Ben Ledi.

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Callander is your gateway to the Highlands

You’ll enjoy many miles of cycle tracks, climb rugged mountains and swim in crystal clear lochs. You’ll feel stress melt away, breathe more slowly, sleep more deeply.

Callander is also an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Scotland, being an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The medieval city of Stirling is less than seventeen miles away, and the ancient castle there is well worth a visit. Loch Lomond’s bonnie, bonnie banks are also only a forty minute drive away.

Whether you are visiting Scotland to research your ancestry, explore the landscape, visit the distilleries and castles or simply relax with friends, Annfield House prides itself in giving you the warmest of welcomes and the most comfortable stay possible.

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Annfield House

For more information about Annfield House visit, email, or call 01877 330204 / 07726 996939.

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