Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located on the western side of mighty Loch Lomond and only two miles from the loch itself and its superb range of visitor facilities is Glenfruin Lodge, a lovely, one-bedroomed, semi-detached cottage that can accommodate 2/4 guests. The pretty, character-filled interior is well presented and the vaulted ceilings exude a sense of space and depth. The property has wooden flooring throughout with the added attraction of wooden shutters on all the windows. The delightful, fully tiled bathroom has the added luxury of a free standing whirlpool bath. The lounge boasts a feature wood burning stove with an oak beam mantle above. The single, well proportioned bedroom can be utilized as either a twin or super king and there are patio doors leading out to the garden. The property has a grassy garden complete with patio area and outdoor seating. By virtue of its superb, central location, Glenfruin Lodge is the ideal base for couples or an individual wishing to explore the beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Glenfruin Lodge can be booked independently or together with the nearby Crosskeys Cottage (SC property ref: 523028) to provide accommodation for up to eight people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Helensburgh|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation is all on ground floor level has oil fired under-floor heating and electric heaters and comprises: Lounge / diner: with wood-burning stove, two sofas; one being a sofa bed (for +2), Freesat TV, DVD, radio/CD, dining table and chairs Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer and washer / dryer Bedroom: with two single beds which can zip ‘n' link to one super-king size bed on request, TV/DVD; patio doors lead to garden Bathroom: with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
All oil, electricity bed linen and towels included. From October to March an initial basket of logs for stove is supplied, any additional supplies can be purchased. Travel cot available on request.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
This region has a contrasting landscape of lochs, mountains, forests and coastline and it's therefore no coincidence that it's one of the most popular holiday destinations in Scotland. Its popularity is easy to understand when you consider the mouth watering attractions within its boundaries; which include the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in the west and the wonderful forests, mountains and rivers which are characteristic of Tayside and Perthshire to the east. The city of Stirling can also be found in this area, with its rich historical significance in Scottish history and connections to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The beautiful and unique coastlines here, both on the west coast and east coast, are ideal holiday destinations. Stretching in the west from Oban in the north down to Strathclyde and the Ayr coast, and in the east the coast extends from Dundee and Angus south the along the Fife coast to Edinburgh.
Loch Lomond National Park
Glenfruin Lodge is the perfect gateway for seeing at first hand the glorious landscape of this region and this need not all be done by road as there is a cycle-way close to the property running the two miles to either Loch Lomond or Helensburgh. The quiet roads around Glen Fruin are ideal cycling country with numerous way-marked paths within the surrounding forest to explore, where you may also hear and see wild peacocks! The national park itself offers truly sublime walking and climbing country and has several munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) to conquer such as Ben Lomond. Whilst not a munro, Ben Venue is no mean climb and does offer fantastic views over the Trossachs from its summit. The wildlife in this area is rich and diverse and is one of the few remaining strongholds of the Scottish Wildcat. Loch Lomond offers a variety of boat trips and boat hire and fishing are also available. To the west lies the friendly holiday town of Helensburgh. This has a good range of amenities and great railway links to either Glasgow or northwards to either Oban or Fort William. The town is also home to the internationally renowned building known as “The Hill House” designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh, a must see for lovers of fine buildings and exquisite design.