|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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.
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, bedside tables and lamps with the latest magazines, 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, CD player, TV, DVD and board games. Free wi-fi is available. Limited edition botanical 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.
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
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.
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.
We stayed in cottage number 2 in October 2016 for 4 nights. the location is beautiful and so scenic, great opportunity for some great photography. Claire is a great host, advising on where to visit and local walks to try. The cottage is cosy and well looked after, everything you could need for a short break such as a small kitchen with all appliances is provided. Would highly recommend to couples or individuals/friends wanting to visit Loch Lomond as it has a walkway right down to the loch itself, which isn't to be underestimated.
Highly recommended place to stay.
We only had time for a short stay but enjoyed it here. The description and pictures of Lui cottage (#2) show the pleasant accommodations. The location, overlooking the loch is beautiful and an ideal place for nature walks. Claire, the owner was very pleasant and responsive to our questions and needs. It is a short drive to Balloch for shopping and loch activities. Despite the rain during our visit we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Lorn Mill at Gartocharn. The unpaved road into the property will probably,by now, have the potholes filled since the heavy rains during our visit have ended.
Comfortable cottage clean and with everything we need! Great views at the lake and great sunset
Can only echo all the other reviews. Wonderful cottage with beautiful views. Couldn't believe how quiet it was. I mean really really quiet! Absolute bliss. Some great walks around the area and so lucky to have access to the surrounding grounds and woods. The walk into Balloch (about 3 miles) is well worth it. Look out for bench in the trees which offers some nice views over the Loch. It is possible to walk down to the Loch from the cottage although we went the wrong way but ended up following a path that took us on a nice walk through the woods. A good base for exploring. There is a train from Balloch (free parking) to Glasgow at a very reasonable £5.60 return. The owner Claire is such a lovely person. Very warm and welcoming. We felt very much at home. Cant wait to go back next year.
Really lovely old stone cottages at the foot of loch lomond - as part of the directions Claire sent us she mentioned rounding the corner to a stunning view over the loch before descending down to the cottages and she was spot on! Claire was the perfect landlord - there to greet us on arrival, around for a friendly chat (and useful local recommendations!) when required, but otherwise left us to it.
Cottage itself was well equipped and so so quiet inside thanks to the 3 foot thick stone walls. These did mean not a lot of natural light inside but you can get plenty of that outside gazing over the loch or on the numerous walks and activities available nearby.
Location wise we found it the perfect place to use as a base to explore the surrounding area, and while small would recommend nearby Balmaha for its coffee shop and pub restaurant.
It was a lovely retreat from the busy-ness of day to day life and we'd thoroughly recommend you to visit!
We arrived around 6 pm on Christmas Eve, and the moment we opened the door we were met by the smell of pine coming from a beautiful Christmas tree. This was our first Christmas away from home and we couldn't have chosen anywhere better to spend it. thank you Clair an Gavin for making our Christmas extra special. And a big thank you for rescuing our Christmas dinner. Turkey and all the trimmings wouldn't have been the same without gravy.
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. We look forward to welcoming you.
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.