Our cottages make the ideal base for the many activities in the Loch Lomond area and with such a wide range there is sure to be something for everyone. Here are a few ideas, please click on the title to reveal more.
With 2,628 cubic metres of water in Loch Lomond, spectacular scenery, islands to sail around, pubs to visit, slipway provision, a choice of marinas, plus all the space of the largest freshwater loch in the UK, Loch Lomond is simply one of the finest inland waters in the UK.
A family run business who have been established on Loch Lomond for over 100 years, offering a variety of cruise options to visitors. From a number of locations around the Loch.
Cruise Loch Lomond
Offers cruises thoughout the year allowing you to experience the beauty, tranquillity and adventure on Loch Lomond. Vessels operate from points around the Loch and cruises will appeal to day trippers, holiday makers and seadogs of all ages. Tarbet is the ideal location from which to explore the dramatic, fjord northern end of the Loch. New cruise departures from the village of Luss focus on the islands ‘gems’ of the Loch. The cruises allow you to access the less accessible eastern shore, reduce your carbon footprint and experience the West Highland Way or climb the ‘Ben’.
For visitors staying in the Trossachs and Stirling area and day trippers, Inversnaid provides a suitable embarkation point from which to enjoy a memorable cruise on the ‘Queen of Scottish Lakes’. Walkers on the West Highland Way and those staying around Rowardennan may wish to consider cruises, from Rowardennan pier. These give many options for exploring other parts of the Loch.
Can You Experience Co Ltd
Can You Experience offer a wide range of outdoor activities on and around breathtaking, world famous, Loch Lomond. Outdoor instructors cater for all ages and abilities including: corporate team building, hen and stag outdoor activity events, school and youth groups, leisure events for individuals and groups. The outdoor activity events on offer are: canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, power kiting, abseiling/climbing, team building, treasure hunts, mini highland games, survival skills, segway safaris, 12-hole mini golf and more. A mountain bike, pedal boat, canoe and kayak hire is also available.
Loch Lomond Boat Hire
A family run business, with generations of family being involved in boating on Loch Lomond. Available to hire from Loch Lomond Shores on Loch Lomond (even at short notice).
Water Bus Loch Lomond
You can now visit key destinations around Loch Lomond using the new, daily (seasonal) Water Bus service.
Loch Lomond Wakeboarding
Loch Lomond Wakeboard is Scotland’s first purpose-built wakeboard and wakesurf school and will guarantee you the ride of your life.! Based on the shores of Loch Lomond next to the Ardlui Hotel.
Maid of the Loch Paddle Steamer
The Maid of the Loch by the world famous Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, at Balloch Pier, is the last paddle steamer built in Britain and the last in a long line of paddle steamers on the loch, dating back to 1818. Moored on the shores of Loch Lomond the Maid of the Loch and the surrounding area offers a great day out for all the family.
Loch Lomond Shores
Loch Lomond Shores is a principal gateway to Scotland's first National Park. It is Scotland's most spectacular visitor destination combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch. The site is open all year round and access is available to enjoy the stunning scenery all day every day. The buildings are open daily from 10am.
Antartex Village Alexandria
A Great Retail Village and Tax Free Shopping, this former sheepskin factory in Alexandria, near to Balloch, has been transformed into a fantastic retail village, and has a wide shopping selection of branded products plus a Whisky shop, food hall, souvenir shop and restaurant.
Conquer more than 500 steps to stand atop one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds – Dumbarton Castle. The iconic Rock of the Clyde has heritage as breath-taking as its views over the Clyde, Loch Lomond and Argyll. You can explore its many fortifications with our interactive family trail.
World of Golf & Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf
One of Scotland’s most popular driving ranges, World of Golf Glasgow offers 72 all-weather heated bays overlooking our floodlit course. Entertaining for all the family, why not test your skills on our stunning Jurasssic Parrr adventure golf course. Play if your dare - you may want to play it more than once! 2nd round half price when played on the same day.
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium
Situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores, the aquarium offers great fun for all the family, whatever the weather!
The Clan Museum - Clan Colquhoun Heritage & Visitor Centre
Located in Shore Cottage, in the village of Luss, Loch Lomond, and set in the homelands of the Colquhouns, which tells their story through the last 800 years.
An unforgettable high ropes activity for adventurers at least 7 years old and 1.1m tall. Ideal for adults and kids, groups, families and corporate events
Glengoyne Distillery snuggles in to Dumgoyne Hill, just 14 miles north of Glasgow, with the mountains of Loch Lomond in the distance.
Visit Glasgow’s closest distillery. Auchentoshan is the only Single malt Scotch whisky to triple distil every drop, the perfect introduction to our triple distilled Single Malt Whisky.
Situated in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 1 mile from Queens View and within easy reach of Glasgow. This peaceful area allows you to enjoy a quiet and relaxing few hours, whilst you enjoy a sport that is loved by many.
Carman Trout Fishery
Carman Trout Fishery is situated in the hills above Renton in West Dumbartonshire, the fishery is stocked with hard fighting Brown Trout and Blue Trout, also some Rainbow Trout, situated in beautiful surroundings and rich with wildlife, including resident Mallard Duck and Geese, Buzzards and Kestrels can often be seen and in summer evenings it is a joy to see the Osprey hunting along the waters edges,all these birds are encouraged and protected by the Fishery Management, a days fishing on Carman is a very enjoyable and relaxing experience, and all Anglers are assured of a warm welcome by the fishery owner Angelo.
The Carrick 1.4miles
The Carrick on Loch Lomond is the 71-par course designed by the acclaimed golf course designer Doug Carrick, this stunning course uses every inch of the dramatic landscape straddling the fault lines between the Scottish lowlands and highlands with nine holes set in each. Located a stones throw away from Cameron House.
The Wee Demon
Nine holes, that's all it is you tell yourself. But it's so much more than that. "Wee Demon" by name, "Wee Demon" by nature. You slalom the course, avoiding the deviously placed sand traps and water hazards. Hole by hole the "Demon" tests you to the full. Even the par threes are tricky. Then you hit the par five. Magnificent and wickedly clever. You long for the undulating vastness of the Carrick, but feel strangely intrigued to continue with this enigma of a course. 'I thought I was a single handicapper', you question as the "Demon" confounds you all the way back to the clubhouse.
Helensburgh Golf Club 5.4 miles
Nestling on the shore of the great river Clyde, Helensburgh is only 23 miles north west of Glasgow. With excellent train and road links Helensburgh is easily accessible.
Vale of Leven Golf Club 4.6 miles
Vale of Leven Golf Club was founded in 1907. Situated in Alexandria, close to Loch Lomond, it boasts a beautiful 18-hole course with stunning views over the loch and surrounding mountains, including Ben Lomond itself.
Cardross Golf Club 9.2 miles
Generous undulating fairways and large deciduous trees are features of the golf course and it tends to play much longer than the yardage suggests. Less than 6 miles from the world renowned Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, with stunning views over the river Clyde and only 20 minutes from Glasgow Airport, makes Cardross not only easily accessible but a must on any golfing holiday. Visitors and Societies are most welcome to come and play.
Hilton Park Golf Club 17.2 miles
The only thirty six hole golf club in the area. Set in acres of rolling moorland, facing south over the city centre of Glasgow.
Buchannan Castle Golf Club 12.4 miles
Buchanan Castle Golf Club is a special tranquil place providing an almost tangible tonic to the system. It is one of Scotland’s hidden golfing splendours nestling in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, close to Loch Lomond and the picturesque village of Drymen - only half an hour from Glasgow city centre.
Aberfoyle Golf Club 20.8 miles
Sitting at the foot of the Menteith Hills, on the southern border of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Aberfoyle is one of Scotland’s most scenic and interesting golf courses.
Stirling Golf Club 31.8 miles
One of the most picturesque courses in Scotland, with inspiring backdrops of the Old Town of Stirling, built on ancient volcanic slopes, crowned by the historic Castle rising above spectacular crags…and there are stunning views in all directions across Central Scotland, the Ochil and Lomond Hills to the east, and the Carse of Stirling, the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands beyond.
Gleneagles Golf Course 46.1 miles
With three championship golf courses, Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy, and a member of Great Golf Resorts of the World – golf is at the very heart of Gleneagles. Whether it is the stunning vistas the courses provide, the thrills and challenges along the way or treading the same turf as some of the legends of the game, there are so many reasons to play golf at Gleneagles.
If you love food you'll love Loch Lomond’s dining choice. There are several options for fine dining, some overlooking the loch itself.
There is an excellent variety of places to eat out locally and Chinese deliveries can be made to your cottage door. The local villages offer food and drink from cafes to fine dining. The nearby town of Balloch hosts something for every pallette, whether you fancy fish and chips, Chinese, Italian, Indian or traditional fayre.
Don't tell the kids, but you will even find a McDonalds.
The nearest supermarket is 1.5 miles away in the town of Balloch. Alternatively, why not do your shopping online and have it delivered? All major supermarkets deliver to us.