Amazing scenery, ideal for exploring the National Park, Stirling and the Trossachs or the west coast of Scotland.

Welcome to Crosskeys Loch Lomond

Set within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Crosskeys sits at the head of Glen Fruin, just 2 miles from Loch Lomond. Whatever your interests, Crosskeys has something for everyone. Amazing scenery, good road links to local amenities in Helensburgh, Balloch, and Dumbarton and further afield for exploring the National Park, Stirling and the Trossachs or the west coast of Scotland.

Glenfruin Lodge

A modern spacious ground floor apartment with oak wooden floors throughout and under floor heating it offers an ideal relaxing country get away.

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Crosskeys Cottage

This traditional Scottish stone cottage offers you a unique chance to stay in an iconic local landmark with a 300 year history! Tasteful fixtures and decoration give the cottage today a fresh, modern and cosy ambience.

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Comments from our Guestbook

We spent a very pleasant stay in your comfortable cottage.

We enjoyed the Scottish sun and the beautiful landscapes around Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine and Eck …..

without forgetting the digestion of the local beers in the garden and the visit of the distillery of Oban

The Trossachs are a peaceful place where he can live well !

Celine ,  Thierry , Lucile , Emeline

Toulouse France

21st – 28th July

We have enjoyed another Christmas at Crosskeys.

Thanks Craig & Alison for your hospitality and the card & gifts.

Look forward to next Christmas!

Jim & Frances, Peterborough

21st to 27th December 2019

Fantastic little place, great location for the loch and surrounding areas. Peaceful and warm and toasty! Would recommend to anyone visiting the area that needs a private peaceful place to stay near Loch Lomond. I hope to visit again! Craig was very helpful and friendly. He organised the firewood for us and gave us the privacy we wanted for our family! Thank you Craig, you’re a star! Highly recommended, lovely lovely place

Charlotte & Family
London

30th January – 1st February 2023

Lovely cottage (Crosskeys cottage), great views – shame there wasn’t more sun.  However, we did get out to Stirling, Oban and especially the lovely park in Balloch. Plenty of walks suitable for dogs & people alike.

Many thanks, Pam & Ray Green and ‘Bella’

9th – 23rd September 2017

We had such a cosy stay!! Such a beautiful Cottage and location, perfect space for a relaxed get away!
We loved staying here, the bath and the heated floors were amazing!!

Holly & Evan

3rd – 8th April 2023

We had a lovely stay at Crosskeys Cottage. The cottage is beautifully equipped with great décor. The week was mixed re weather, but we got out and enjoyed and explored the area.

We particularly enjoyed ice cream on the promenade at Dinos in Helensburgh (a bargain at £2.00 for a cone).
We did an amazing (but long) day to the Isle of Mull. It was stunning, beautiful, dramatic and empty (for August). It is a long drive (70 miles) to Oban, but it’s definitely worth it.

We went to Balmaha (on Craig’s recommendation) and walked up Conic Hill. It’s a hard steep walk up, about 1 hour, but the views of Loch Lomond from the top are amazing. Great coffee at the St Mocha coffee shop and ice cream parlour in Balmaha.

On a rainy day we went into Glasgow on the train from Helensburgh. It’s cheap and did the Modern Art Museum, Cathedral and Brewdog Bar in the Merchant City. It’s only 45 mins on the train.

Walked up Tom na h-Airdh just outside Helensburgh and the Balloch loop walk up Whinny Hill. Beautiful and no one about.

Thank you Craig & Alison for a fantastic stay and thank you Scotland!!

Gary & Denise, Devon

13th – 20th August 2022

Thank you Alison & Craig for a wonderful holiday here at Crosskeys.  The Cottage boasted everything we needed and more and was in a perfect location.

The weather has been surprisingly warm and sunny nearly non-stop this week!

We visited Balloch Castle Country Park, the lovely ‘Village Rest’ in Luss (nice scenes!) and climbed Conic Hill (and realised we were very unfit!).  We discovered a nice 2 hour walk starting from the back of the Hill House in Helensburgh that goes through woods & farmland that I’d recommend (google it!).

Thanks again for a great Scottish holiday.

Kat & Danny, Norwich, Norfolk

12th – 19th April 2014

We’ve had a lovely week in “Crosskeys Cottage” – very warm, cosy & characterful place to stay.  A warm welcome too when we arrived.

A good base from which to enjoy the beautiful Loch Lomond & Trossachs area.

Some of the places we have visited and walked our 2 dogs that we would recommend:-

– Comic Hill & Balmaha – steep walk, but fantastic view from the top & Oak Tree Inn opposite!!

– Pucks Glen near Dunoon.

– Aberfoyle & Loch Ard Walk

– Fort William (2 hour drive) through Glen Coe was spectacular

– Balloch Castle Country Park

– Luss

– The Cobbler – only looked as it’s a bit of a more serious climb!

We visited far more places including Helensburgh (for shopping & take-aways!!) to mention.

Thanks very much.

Pam & Gary, Leighton Buzzard, Beds.

22nd – 29th March 2014

We had a lovely family holiday here.  The lodge is in a good central location for visiting all the nearby lochs.

There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the website and therefore we did not bring a high chair, however the owner very kindly went and bought one the following day for us.  The bed is very comfortable (hotel quality) and was very well equipped, it was a shame we didn’t get to sit in the garden because of the weather.

Lots of nice picnic locations nearby, I recommend Balmaha.

Faye, Matthew & baby Joshua Ainsley, Newcastle

29th July – 5th August 2017

Thank you Alison & Craig for a really wonderful stay at Crosskeys cottage. This wee cottage was perfect, very well equipped and very comfortable. We had wonderful weather all week and couldn’t have wished for a better part of the world to stay in.

Thanks to your tips Alison, we went to Luss, Loch Katerine, Oban, Loch Awe and Conic Hill (love a smaller walk with great views!). The dog loved the outdoor space too.

Best of luck with all the summer ahead and hopefully see you again!

Chloe, Mark and Zebo (the dog)

29th May – 5th June 2021

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Things to do

Activities

Loch Lomond Sealife CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomondPhone: 01389 721500 Loch Lomond Bird of Prey CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.llbopc.co.ukPhone: 01389 729239 Treezone Ariel Adventure CourseLocated in Balloch and open Easter to October (Weekends only in the winter)Website: www.iye.scot/treezone-loch-lomondPhone: 01389 496055 Loch Lomond Pony TrekkingLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.lomond-pnytreks.co.ukPhone: 01389 […]

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The Duke’s Pass – starts at Aberfoyle

Regarded as one of Britain’s best drives, the A821 road between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape.https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/dukes-pass

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The Hill House (National Trust property) – Helensburgh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a revolutionary architect and designer and The Hill House is considered to be his domestic masterpiece. Mackintosh and his wife Margaret created almost everything, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles. More examples of his work can be seen in Glasgow.https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-hill-house

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