Escape to the country
Leny Estate is surrounded by acres of farmland in the Leny Hills, Kilmahog, just to the west of Callander. Renowned for its natural beauty, as immortalized by Sir Walter Scott, it is the ideal location for a unique holiday experience. Leny House, an elegant Scottish Baronial country residence, sits proudly in the heart of the estate and offers award winning self-catering accommodation in its magnificent North Wing Castle Suite, holiday cottages and lodges in the surrounding grounds.
Set within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, a holiday at Leny Estate offers the perfect combination of relaxing amidst the breathtaking scenery and enjoying the many local activities available including cycling, loch sailing and hill walking.
Original Leny House dates back to 1513
Loch Venachar, with boating within 2 miles
Callander offers a variety of shops, galleries & restaurants
Edinburgh & Glasgow are within easy reach
Popular hill walking on the doorstep, including the highest peak in the Trossachs, Ben Ledi
in the area
A modest baronial mansion and estate of NE Stirling, Leny lies to the north of Kilmahog, 1¼ miles (2 km) northwest of Callander. Leny House began as an L-plan tower house in 1513, was strengthened in 1691 and largely rebuilt 1845-46 by David Bryce (1803-76) as a Jacobean-style mansion. Part of the harled 16th C. original can still be seen on the north side. Bryce first used a round entrance-tower here, which became a familiar feature in his subsequent houses.
Leny was long the property of the Buchanan family, most notable amongst whom was Francis Buchanan (1752 – 1829) who explored NE India, wrote several works of natural history and introduced many unusual plants to the grounds at Leny. An earlier Francis Buchanan was hanged by the Jacobites in 1746 when the Head of Clan Stewart was shot an Leny. The house was restored in 1998 and is now used as a family-run self catering business.