29th August – 5th September 2015

September 5, 2015 by in

A lovely, charming, quaint cottage ideally located.  Peace, quiet, relaxation is what you get if it’s what you need.  It was great to come back to a place I haven’t been since the 70’s.

Loch Lomond is beautiful and you must go to the Birds of Prey centre (10 mins away) and if you walk up the lane from cottage you might catch a glimpse of a buzzard on his hunt.  We saw him 3-4 times, wonderful to see.

Another must is Glencoe and Fort William (or venture further on) the highlands are amazing.  Just a short drive to Luss and the Loch is just perfect – chill and peace.  You will get a lovely meal at the Loch Lomond Hotel and if you fancy ‘take away’ ‘indian meal’, then go to the ‘Akash’ in Helensburgh – on Sinclair street.  Lovely – we went twice!

It was great that we could bring our dog ‘Jake’ – he loved it also.  Would love to come back and encourage friends and family to do the same.

Thanks for a lovely time.

Charlie, Julie & ‘Jake’, Seaham, Co. Durham

Things to do

Auchendrain Village

Auchendrain museum – just south of Inveraray

The preserved buildings from the 1700s give an authentic insight into how people lived and worked in the north and west of Scotland. You can wander freely around the houses and farm buildings furnished with everyday objects from time gone by.

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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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Day trip suggestions

Inveraray – Day tripA marvellous day out, Inveraray is on the western bank of Loch Fyne north of Arrochar beyond the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Inveraray Castle  was used in the series Downton Abbey for a ChristmasSpecial. The Bell Tower dominates the town and houses the second heaviest ring of ten bells in the world and is open to the public spring /summer. […]

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