Ben Lomond Cottage
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Visit Scotland 4 star rated self-catering cottage. One of just four luxury semi-detached cottages in a magnificent setting with stunning views all around, including Ben Lomond.Within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Sleeps six adults plus 1 infant in travel cot in three bedrooms, two bathrooms (en-suite to double bedroom), one double and two large twin bedrooms.
Ideal base for sight-seeing, walking - from low level easy walking by the loch or in Luss, local forest and hill direct from the cottage or for the more adventurous the Arrochar Alps are close-by, cycling, watersports or just rest and relaxation!
Features - *All power, bed linen (duvets) & towels included * Gas central heating *Electric cooker *Fridge *Freezer *Dishwasher *Microwave *Washing machine/dryer *Kettle/Toaster/Crockery/Cutlery etc. *Complimentary welcome pack for stays of 4 nights or longer *Satellite TV - in lounge and bedroom 2 *DVD player *Radio/CD ipod dock *Wi-fi *Disabled or buggy access (via ramp) *Patio deck with garden furniture & barbecue *Off road parking for 2 cars next to the cottage
Just 40 minutes drive from Glasgow airport and only 5 minutes walk to Loch Lomond at Tarbet Pier which has - visitor's centre, tearooms, bar, restaurant, picnic area and loch cruises.
Regular buses/coaches to Glasgow, Oban and Fort William. Station just 200 metres away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 40 km, Nearest railway: Tarbet and Arrochar 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
About this location
The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park region
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
The National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland and is split into four distinct areas.
It is a place of contrasts from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value.
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park became fully operational on 19 July 2002 and was officially opened by Princess Anne on 24 July 2002.
The Park is 1,865 sq km (720 sq miles) and has a boundary length of 350km (220miles).
50% of Scotland's population lives within an hour's drive of the National Park.
There are 21 Munros (mountains above 3,000ft) in the Park and the highest is Ben More at 1,174m.
There are 19 Corbetts (mountains between 2,500ft and 3,000ft).
There are 22 larger lochs, with numerous smaller lochs and lochans.
About 50 rivers and large burns.
15,600 people live in the National Park (2001 census).
There are two Forest Parks – Queen Elizabeth in the Trossachs and Argyll in Cowal.
Ben Lomond stands guard over Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain and the romantic centrepiece of the National Park. In the north the loch is deep and narrow, bound by steep-sided mountains. Further south it spills into an island studded panorama.
Tarbet is on the west shore of Loch Lomond a short distance from Arrochar. Like Arrochar this is a popular stop on the West Highland Railway for walkers, cyclists and climbers alike.
The road north splits at Tarbet, one branch leading west into the equally beautiful county of Argyll and on to Oban (gateway to the Isles). The other leading north besides the Loch and on to Glencoe and Fort William. Both roads served by regular bus/coach services from Glasgow.
The railway station at Tarbet serves both Arrochar and Tarbet, and is on the Glasgow Oban or Fort William routes. This small hamlet also has cruises run by Cruise Loch Lomond Ltd which leave from Tarbet pier daily. It ialso possible to take Seaplane trips from the loch.
Nearby - Railway Station 200 metres - 2 minutes walk to local Restaurant and Bar - 5 minutes walk to Tarbet Tea Rooms, Hotel Restaurant/Bar, Tarbet Pier and Loch Lomond Cruises, picnic area and visitor's centre by the loch. 2 minutes drive (15 minutes walk)/bus ride to Arrochar for local shops, doctor, pubs, restaurants etc.
Clan MacFarlane - between the cottages and The Ballyhennan restaurant is a burial ground where several of the MacFarlane clan chiefs lie.
We have recently had the lounge, hall and stairs re=carpeted with MacFarlane hunting tartan. There is a book and other information in the cottage about this local clan.
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30 Sep 2014
"Lovely, cosy property in a great location"
We (4 adults in our 30s) really enjoyed our stay here. The property felt a lot bigger than we expected, and was also very clean and modern. The toiletries in the bathrooms and the welcome items in the… More
Sorry about being chased on your departure. It shouldn't have happened at all. We would love for you to stay again sometime. We now have a new cottage manager.
16 May 2014
"Best holiday in the UK"
Thoroughly enjoyed staying here, fantastic location- especially if you're a keen walker like myself. The owners were extremely helpful ad advised us on easiest routes etc. I've already start… More
As keen walkers ourselves it is particularly pleasurable to have other walkers stay in our cottage and share experiences. Always pleased to see our guests return.
25 Apr 2014
"Can we go back please?"
As I look at the photo on this review, I just wish we were still there. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore Loch Lomond and the surrounding areas and it is a wonderful place to "go home to… More
We'd love to see you back too. Thanks for the heads up on the leaflets, we'll get that sorted asap.So glad you enjoyed your stay.
7 Jan 2014
we had a wonderful stay, house great equipped, clean, beautiful landscape :)) thank you very much for everything, I would definitely recommend this place, we will return someday for sure :)stay 31.1… More
12 Aug 2013
"Très belle location"
Nous y avons séjourné une semaine ; maison confortable et très bien équipée. Il ne manque rien ! Bon point de départ pour de nombreuses balades.Prévoir néanmoins l'approvisionnement : ma… More
9 May 2013
"Could not have wished for a better location or a more comfortable stay."
The cottage was comfortable, homely, spotless and superbly appointed, with a wide range of local information provided. The location was perfect, with excellent local amenities, fine walks, and a short stroll to Loch Lomond for boat trips. We also made use of the nearby station to spend a lovely day exploring Glasgow. Plus there were numerous places of interest within a comfortable and scenic drive. I cannot offer a single criticism and thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
20 Oct 2012
"mint modern cottage"
superb cottage,felt we were the first people to rent this accomodation,spotless and well presented,ideally located for loch lomond.we drove many hundred miles to fort william etc and loved coming back… More
28 Feb 2012
"Five Star Cottage"
Lovely cottage with every facillity you could imagine. Easily fit six people and ideally situated for both touring and local walks. The cottage was very comfortably furnished and the cottage manager w… More
2 Feb 2012
"Lovely Cottage - Lovely location"
Our first real visit to Scotland, the scenary was spectacular and the cottage is a fantastic base to explore from.It's a really comfortable cottage and the owners have provided everything you nee… More
27 Jan 2012
"Ideally placed to tour Loch Lomond and Trossachs"
Spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage ideally situated in Tarbet 500 metres from the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. If you are a experienced hiker, casual walker or cycylist (off or on road) the Be… More
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