Scottish Tourist Board
Leny House is a Listed Building of special architectural and historic interest which has seen extensive restoration work during 1998-99(Details). Built in 1513 as a fortified house after the original Leny Castle burned down, strengthened in 1691, extended in 1845 then restored and upgraded in 1998.
The house has featured in much of the history of Callander, particularly during Bonnie Prince Charlie's expedition to seize the throne. It was used for arms storage and clandestine meetings and was first used for Bed & Breakfast by the Jacobites when marching to the Rebellion in 1745!
Leny House has been extensively refurbished inside and out and in order to learn more about the restoration visit the Restoration page.
A private driveway through paddocks containing sheep, cattle and angora goats, leads to ample parking in front of an imposing entrance tower. This architectural feature with its massive curved door was first used here at Leny House and was later repeated in other Scottish castles and became known as the Leny Entrance Tower. Because of the rural setting we regret that we cannot accommodate dogs at Leny Estate.
A chandelier-lit hallway with grand piano, adjoins the comfortable, relaxing drawing room which offers views over lawns to the mountains and glens of The Trossachs. The impressive staircase leads to the spacious, comfortable Victorian bedrooms some of which have 4 poster beds and the original cast iron fireplaces in working order.
Snuggle by the open fire, sip a dram of your favourite tipple and enjoy a cosy end to the day. All the bedrooms have an en-suite bath or shower room that is fitted to the highest standard in Victorian style complemented by thick, fluffy towels to wrap yourself in.
Antiques, tapestries, Victorian prints and baronial surroundings complete the atmosphere of the house set in grounds with spectacular rhododendrons from the Himalayas, ancient trees and colourful azaleas. The Gallows Hill, used from the 6th. century and known as the Knoll of Justice is still visible in the grounds.
While enjoying a full Scottish breakfast plan your day which may include for the intrepid visitor exploring our own private glen with its abundant wildlife (boots and machete recommended). We can advise you on your plans and will help you to remember your Scottish holiday. You'll wish you had planned to stay longer.
Open Easter to October, prices are from ?45 per person based on 2 sharing a room. There is a choice of double or twin bedded rooms. We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under 12 years old. For further details see the Tariffs and Offers Page by clicking here (quicker) or on the icon below (more fun).
Please note that in order to conserve the fabric and tapestries and for the comfort of all, Leny House is a non-smoking home.
Some of the comments from our guests include:
"It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and see deer grazing right under our window."
"It was so quiet a setting we really felt refreshed and rested."
"We never imagined that this part of Scotland was such a beautiful mixture of stunning mountains, glens and lochs."
"I have never slept so well in years."
"It was good to enjoy stillness of the estate but then go to the estate pub and join in the ceilidh music in the evening."
"One day I came out onto the sun deck and surprised a dozing pheasant."
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