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Peaceful relaxing cottage for 2 in stunning scenery beside Loch Lomond

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Pretty bedroom + ensuite shower, kitchen/sitting room, hall, 1 dog allowed.

Lui Cottage is set within the 18th century Lorn Mill, a traditional Scottish farm steading stunningly located in the heart of Loch Lomond's National Park. The property is tucked away down a wooded drive in a private country estate overlooking Loch Lomond with its beautiful islands and magnificent mountain backdrop - a truly unique location with unforgettable scenery.

The cottage offers guests the ideal retreat to relax and unwind. We have just redecorated throughout using gorgeous Farrow & Ball Pale Powder, oatcake-coloured carpets, wooden hall flooring and a completely new ensuite shower room.

Enter the cottage from a gravel path through your own front door into a hall with plenty of space for coats and boots. The double bedroom has a queen size bed, pretty country linen, red gingham curtains, bedside tables and lamps with the latest magazines + radio, dressing table with large mirror and spacious built-in wardrobe. The window looks out to the Mill's courtyard with roses and buddlea in the summer. The ensuite shower room has a power shower, underfloor heating, wash basin and WC. Warm fluffy towels hang on the heated rail. Toiletaries are provided. The kitchen and sitting room are open plan. The kitchen has an oven, hob, fridge/freezer and microwave with round table. The sitting area has two armchairs, sofa, coffee table, side tables with lamps, TV, DVD player, Blue Tooth speaker pod, films and board games. Free wi-fi is available. Original paintings and limited edition prints hang on the walls. Lui Cottage always has freshly picked flowers from the Mill's wonderful garden and welcome goodies awaiting guests. The cottage is centrally heated, warm and cosy with plenty of hot water.

Outside are tables and chairs - have breakfast in the warm morning sunshine listening to our ducks and geese playing on the Mill pond. Play tennis on the private court and enjoy a relaxing drink afterwards soaking up the stunning views of Loch Lomond. Wander round the Mill's beautiful garden or stroll down to the Loch for a picnic. Outstanding scenery, superb accommodation, relaxing days and cosy nights are why guests return again and again to Lui Cottage at the Lorn Mill. We look forward to welcoming you.

More Details

Property Manager
Claire MacLellan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Claire MacLellan

The MacLellan family have lived at The Lorn since 1989 and lovingly restored the old property to bring out its best whilst still retaining its tradition and charm. We hope to provide guests with the real flavour of staying in an old Scottish farmstead. We are a busy family and all enjoy making the most of our surroundings as much as we can: mountains, skiing, tennis, walking, water skiing, painting and photography.

Claire MacLellan purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Claire MacLellan chose Alexandria

We fell in love with The Lorn the minute we saw it - roses round the front door and such an overwhelming feel of how right it was for us.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is tucked away in a private country estate overlooking Loch Lomond and accessed down a wooded drive. You are met with the most stunning view of the Loch, its islands and the majestic Ben Lomond before your turn a bend in the road and see The Lorn. The unique view is so spellbinding and the property so charming, it provides guests with a blissful feeling of comfort and peace.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ensuite shower room with power shower, underfloor heating, basin, heated rail, fluffy towels and toiletries provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed with pretty country linen, dressing table and side tables with fresh flowers, magazines and lamps, large wardrobe with hanging drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Peaceful relaxing cottage for 2 in stunning scenery beside Loch Lomond
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous 3 night stay in this lovely home in fantastic surroundings.

Great walks in all directions straight from the doorstep with outstanding views.

We visited Balloch which can be done as a short 5 min drive or a very nice walk taking around 90 mins. Also visited nearby Balmaha which again was only a short drive away.

Great for golf as The Carrick is only a few minutes drive away.

Claire and Gavin are great hosts and made us feel very welcome immediately.

We would have no hesitation in returning to Lorn Mills next time we visit the area.

Eddie, our dog also had a fab time.

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - it matters a great deal to us that guests have a relaxing and enjoyable time here and return home with happy memories. You made the most of your time and put up with misty, soggy weather with a smile. It is the ideal place to enjoy peaceful dog walks with gorgeous scenery plus the odd round of golf in between! It was a pleasure having you all to stay, thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. It would, of course, we lovely to welcome you back at some future date. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week in glorious weather and beautiful property feeling quite relaxed, I shall miss my breakfast on the patio every morning

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such a peaceful and relaxing time with us and have returned home with happy memories feeling rested and recharged. Holidays are so important and if we can provide accommodation in this special location where guests feel they can truly unwind then we are happy too. You made the most of every sunny day and enjoyed a great deal of what the Loch Lomond area has to offer. It was a pleasure having you to stay.
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Stunning location and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lui Cottage was very cosy and the welcome received when we arrived was very welcoming. The walks from the cottage down to the lakeside was lovely with lots of deers running around, can’t wait to go back for our next holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted to read that you had a happy stay with us and found plenty to fill your days, enjoying this special area and spotting plenty of wildlife. Loch Lomond and the National Park has so much to offer in all seasons so please come and stay again!
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Loch Lomond holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and lovely surroundings. We had our dog with us and there were plenty of lovely walks. Although you were quite isolated, 10 minutes drive and you were in Balloch. Very relaxing weekend

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and enjoyed the local dog walks with Dino and facilities in nearby Balloch - a short break can be just as rewarding as a long break! I hope all went well this week. Thank you again for staying with us.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying in this little cottage, it has everything you could need, it's clean and cosy. After a day out exploring the surrounding area we looked forward to coming back each evening. We didn't have any issues at all and can recommend this cottage to anyone who needs to escape and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review - we are so pleased that you both had such a peaceful and relaxing time staying in the cottage. You explored the Loch Lomond area in all kinds of weather and enjoyed all that it had to offer. You have returned home with happy memories of your time here which is the most important thing. You were delightful guests and left the cottage so neat and tidy - thank you very much.
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  • 5 of 5

A home from home with everything you need, comfortable sitting room, kitchen with all appliances, comfortable bed and a nice shower room. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and a drying room is available for damp/muddy boots after a walk. Talking of walking there are good walks from Lorn Mill and the wonderful views across Loch Lomond. Clare was a wonderful host and we will return. If you want tranquility on the the edge of some mountain scenery then look no further

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mr and Mrs Kelly for your kind review - it was a pleasure having you to stay. You embraced the good and bad weather with a smile, made the most of your time here and returned home with happy memories of Loch Lomond - that is what a short break is all about! Thank you too for leaving Lui Cottage so spick and span. Enjoy the rest of the late summer and Autumn and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tullichewan, Balloch
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Buchanan Castle, Drymen
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Balloch House
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
private beach short walk from cottage
Car: necessary

The 18th century Lorn Mill is in the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park. Tucked away down a wooded drive the property is set within its own 10 acres in a private country estate overlooking Loch Lomond. Enjoy peaceful walks with outstanding scenery straight from you cottage - the magnificent mountain backdrop with Ben Lomond and the Loch's beautiful islands will be a lasting memory. Primroses, bluebells, jewel coloured heathers, golden autumn leaves and crisp frosty woodland trails - in all seasons the local walks from the Lorn Mill are a joy. Have fun on the private tennis court, the sheep and cows will be your audience, or stroll down to the lochside beach with a picnic. Relax with a long drink watching the many stunning sunsets settle over the mountains.

The local train in Balloch will whisk you into Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond. Trains from nearby Helensburgh will take you up to Mallaig, near Skye, following one of the the most spectacular routes through Scotland. Harry Potter has done this journey many times over the iconic bridge north of Fort William!

Play golf on the abundant municipal courses nearby or book a round in one of the more famous clubs. Aberfoyle Golf Course will test your skills just as well as Gleneagles or The Carrick. Another popular day out is to catch the ferry to the Isle of Bute or Arran for 18 holes.

Visit the local whisky distilleries in nearby Dumgoyne or Auchentoshan- samples always generously waiting for your tasting.

Hire bicycles in Balloch or Drymen and follow the beautiful routes through the Queen Elizabeth Forest or just straight from your cottage. Climb the many munroes within an hours drive from the cottage, Ben Lomond being the nearest 15 miles away. The Connich Hill at Balmaha is just as good a climb with 2 rewards - a fantastic view of Loch Lomond from the top and a welcoming pub at the bottom!

A visit to Stirling Castle is always a fun day out and the Wallace Monument too. Edinburgh has so much to offer - the castle, wonderful art galleries and museums and oddles of Scottish history! Shopping in both Edinburgh and Glasgow is always tempting as are the many top class restaurants and bars.

There is so much to see and do whilst staying at The Lorn Mill - come and see for yourselves! We are flexible with booking, minimum stay 3 nights, prices £225- £595. One dog is allowed at a rate of £10 per day. We look forward to welcoming you.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Whilst we do not retain a "house keeping" deposit, we do ask that guests leave the cottage in a clean and tidy manner, as they would find it, otherwise we will charge an extra £50 on departure. The cottage is strictly no-smoking. We allow one dog, pet house rules apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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