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About Gartclach Farm

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Gartclach holiday homes are located on our family farm which is on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We are a husband and wife team and have 3 children of primary school age. Callum initially purchased Easter Gartfarran farm in Gartmore in 2006. As a couple we moved to Gartmore in 2013 and expanded in 2017 with the purchase of Gartclach farm, making the combined farms a total of around 700 acers. We farm a combination of beef cattle and sheep consisting of mainly native breeds, predominantly Aberdeen Angus and Shorthorn cows and traditional scotch mule sheep. After the purchase of Gartclach we made the decision  to diversify and build holiday houses. The build started in November 2018 and was finally ready for letting in November 2022.

The farm also consists of a large area of woodland. It is from here that the wood provided for the holiday houses comes. We do not cut down any trees and only use  ones that have fallen due to wind. We also use reclaimed wood left over from building the houses and dead timber making it very sustainable. Gartfarran woods are a site of scientific interest which we manage in conjunction with nature Scotland. We have planted roughly 75000 trees creating a new woodland. We opted for traditional mixed trees in keeping with the species already growing.

We farm with the environment in mind with a low input forage based system where cattle are grazed on grass and only inside for the worst of the winter weather. In the future we plan to undertake a carbon audit to find out where we can make in improvements in carbon sequestration.

Gartclach farm is located on the edge of The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is close to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park making it an excellent location for those who are looking to explore this beautiful countryside. It is a mile from the national cycle network route 7 and is close to numerous popular walks. It is within a 30-minute drive of many local attractions such as Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Go Ape and Blair Drummond Safari Park. Gartclach is also located 22 miles from Glasgow and 17 miles from Stirling city centres and is a 10-20 minute drive to the villages of Buchlyvie, Aberfoyle, Balfron, Drymen and Killearn. These villages cater for local services such as cafes, restaurants, shops, petrol stations and electric car charging points. The property is within walking distance of a café, gift shop and garden centre and 2 miles from Gartmore village, home to a community owned pub and restaurant.

We love what we have created at Gartclach Farm and hope that our guests love it too and form many fond memories for years to come.

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