Loch Lomond Holiday Cottages
The rental companies below provide a varied range of Loch Lomond cottage properties and self catering holiday homes. Prices generally start at £250 p/w although special deals of offered for a good number of their properties. Visit the sites for up-to-date news of availability and pricing.
Cottages 4 You
- 60 Loch Lomond holiday cottages
and self catering accommodation from £300 for seven day bookings. Most are graded with four stars and include farm cottages, holiday apartments and wooden chalets. A number of discounts are available.
- 11 Loch Lomond cottages
including other types of self catering properties such as luxury log cabins and riverside holiday homes. Booking rates start at about £250 for week-long holiday breaks during off-peak times.
Holiday Rentals -
8 cottages in Loch Lomond, Helensburgh and Dunbartonshire including a 19th Century castle, traditional cottages and luxury apartments. Their holiday properties can be booked from £300 during low-season - user reviews are also included in many cases.
Independent Cottages -
4 Loch Lomond self catering cottages from £250 for week-long breaks. Some have attained 4 star gradings for their location and standards while others are able to accommodate up to 10 people. Pets are also permitted in certain cases.
Loch Lomond holiday cottages are set near the largest loch in Scotland. Surrounded by wooded mountains and soft green hills, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is perfect for holiday cottage rental and weekend breaks.
The loch itself is 23 miles long and ranges between half a mile and five miles wide. Some of the scenic attraction lies in the loch's 30 islands. These were once home to 5th century Irish Missionaries seeking refuge from marauders. The remains of their monasteries can still be seen.
A winding runs on the eastern side of the Loch following the shore from Balmaha
to Rowardennan that passes some wonderful scenery. The majestic Ben Lomond at 3192 ft is nearby as is the attractive little town Inversnaid.
The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
is located on its shores offering some wonderfully scenic countryside. One will also find many attractive bays around the area filled with trout, pike and powan. Further information about Loch Lomond visitor attractions, activities and places of entertainment follows below.
Loch Lomond visitor attractions
One of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions, cottage holiday makers will find Loch Lomond - 22.6 miles long and the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain - the perfect holiday destination. Set in unspoiled countryside, with a majestic backdrop of mountains, it is well situated for touring the Highlands to the north.
The loch is in Scotland’s first national park extends into the Trossachs and walkers are able to explore the glens and mountains, and experience parts of the West Highland Way
. Serious climbers can tackle Ben Lomond
or Ben Arthur and in winter, West of Scotland Snowsports centre provide excellent facilities for enthusiasts. Trike Tours
Scotland offer an intriguing way of sight seeing and enjoying the scenery and provide helmets, leather jackets and gloves.
Take some lessons at Strathblane Falconry
or fish at Carberth situated on the outskirts of the Loch. There are waymarked walks through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Shandon Country Pursuits, ten minutes from Loch Lomond, offers a number of activities, among them clay target shooting and fishing. Alternatively, go cruising on the famous loch. Contact Sweeney’s Cruises
for booking information
Food and drink
From country inns to rural pubs and to-class restaurants, Loch Lomond offers a range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Colquhouns Restaurant
offers traditional and contemporary cuisine in breathtaking surroundings.
Mr C’s Bar at the Inn at Inverbeg specialises in locally caught fish. In Beardsen, Las Ramblas is a popular Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy traditional pub fare an ales at the Black Bull
in Killcarn. And the Craigard Tearooms at Helensburgh offers traditional Scottish specialities.
History and Culture
The land of Scots heroes Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace affords the tourist many interesting historic sites to visit. Castle Campbell, located at the head of Dollar Glen is worth a visit. Mary Queen of Scots stayed there in 1563.
But for sheer magnificence, see 16th century Stirling Castle
It is one of Scotland’s grandest castles which is spectacularly sited on a volcanic rock and has been home to several Scottish kings. Open all year April - September 9.30 - 5.30 and October - March 9.30 - 4.30. Book shop, café and wheelchair access.
is one of the oldest religious site in the area. Built in the 12th century, a standing stone was discovered buried in the grounds bearing a cross ascribed to the earliest Christian period.