Galen House is located less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and just 15 minutes’ walk from the beautiful town of Callander, known locally as the Gateway to the Highlands, set amongst spectacular countryside near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with far reaching views over Ben Ledi. Approached via a winding driveway, this magnificent home offers privacy and exclusivity, with extensive grounds surrounded by mature woodland and flanked by the River Teith creating a truly idyllic setting.
The mighty oak door and towers and turrets create a dramatic exterior, with all the grandeur you would expect of an historic Highland home, yet stepping through the door whisks you firmly into the 21st century, with lavish contemporary interiors and beautiful artwork created by the owner, the renowned artist McAlpine Millar.
There is elegance and opulence in abundance, with gorgeous contemporary furnishings beautifully complementing the Victorian original features evident throughout. From the fabulous 100ft drawing room complete with roaring fires and sumptuous sofas, to the chic morning room with its glossy marble floor and piano, you will find interesting and thoughtful touches and amazing art work at every turn.
The glamourous dining room is a wonderful setting for special meals, with a series of individually designed chandeliers and bespoke dining chairs featuring art work from McAlpine Miller’s collection “A Time for Reflection”, as displayed in The Savoy, with portraits of past guests including Marilyn Monroe and Katharine Hepburn. A beautiful crystal light tree creates a magical atmosphere and there are far reaching views over the surrounding Highlands.
Galen House is a great place to relax and celebrate, with an amazing games room complete with a 7ft pool table and a fabulous whisky and gin “honesty” bar (other drinks available on request), perfect for relaxing with friends. There is an integrated Sonos sound system throughout the ground floor and a drum kit and karaoke machine, and even its own disco lights to really get the party started.
The gorgeous contemporary kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need to cater for yourselves throughout your stay, or why not enlist the services of the private chef so you can relax and enjoy exquisite cuisine tailored to your exact tastes. We can also arrange any other staff you may wish to include, from cocktail baristas to entertainment and chauffeurs.
When it’s time to retire to bed, the 13 luxurious bedrooms await, each one individually styled and offering supremely comfortable beds and flexible sleeping arrangements.
There are beautiful views from most rooms and several offer four poster beds, with a particularly impressive Emperor suite. There are 3 luxury en-suite bathrooms and 3 family bathrooms, all finished to a high standard with contemporary styling and several with freestanding bathtubs and walk in showers.
The grounds extend to 12 acres and offer beautiful lawns ideal for drinks receptions or a spot of croquet, flowing down the banks of the River Teith with private salmon and trout fishing rights. There are plenty of activities available both in the grounds and nearby, from the private gym, clay pigeon shooting and archery to paddle boarding, wake boarding and boat hire on nearby Loch Lomond or Loch Lubnaig.
We can also arrange bike hire to explore the beautiful Highlands, a walking guide or “Ghillie”, a picnic butler, foraging, whisky or wine tasting or even design your own gin! This list is far from exhaustive so if there is anything you may wish to enjoy please do let us know and we will do our best to arrange this for you.
Why not contact us today to check availability and let us arrange your perfect stay in this beautiful property!