Deluxe Self Catering Loch Lomond
2 miles from the property is Gartocharn meaning “Garden of the Cairn”. The cairn or large hill, known locally as “The Dumpling” has breathtaking panaromic views especially of Loch Lomond and its islands with the majestic Ben Lomond in main view in the distance.
Loch Lomond and its surrounding countryside is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. It provides a wonderful setting for glorious walks, picnics on the beach, boat trips, fishing, sailing and kayaking. There is plenty of walking to suit all levels; up hills, in forestry or local walks on the door step. The nearest town is Balloch where there are a multitude of activities including a Sealife Centre and shopping at Lomond Shores.
Day trips can be enjoyed to Glasgow just 18 miles away with the finest shopping outside of London, most of which is under cover. There are many galleries and museums, a science centre, cinemas and various indoor activities, for example, ice-skating, swimming and indoor skiing at Xscape. Other cities, offering similar facilities, include Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling all of which are less than an hour away. Central Scotland has many activities for children, historical castles, monuments, Go-Ape at Aberfoyle and, slightly further away, Deep Sea World at Queensferry.
During the summer months there are a variety of festivals in the area including Agricultural Shows, the Scottish Game Fair, Highland Games and traditional Scottish music festivals.
Scotland is famous for whisky and golf. Dumgoyne distillery is just 15 minutes away, daily tours and tastings are usually available. There are numerous golf courses locally the famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and the Carrick both situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, slightly further afield are Gleneagles at Auchterarder, Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Troon Portland Course just to mention a few within an hour drive. There are also numerous local pay as you play courses.
Boturich Castle, Ross Priory, Cameron House Hotel, Buchanan Arms Hotel, Loch Lomond Arms, Lodge on the Loch, The Millennium Hall in Gartocharn and The Cruin at Arden are just to mention a few local wedding venues which are all within a 20 minute drive.
Where to eat
Drymen, Balloch, Helensburgh and Luss just to mention a few local places where there are numerous pubs and restaurants. Drymen hosts the oldest pub in Scotland “The Clachan Inn”, slightly closer to home in one of our local villages at Croftamie is the Wayfarers what we call “our local”.