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Peaceful relaxing cottage for 2 in stunning scenery beside Loch Lomond

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

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 Scotland

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 Scotland

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 ...
  • 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 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Wondeful time at Lorn Mill

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Lorn Mill - the cottage is really cozy and has everything you could possibly need. Plus, Claire and Gavin were always helpful and very friendly. Add the stunning view of Loch Lomond and you have the perfect holiday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you both had a happy stay with us, thank you for your lovely review. You had a mixed bag of weather but it never seemed to put you off exploring the Loch Lomond area and enjoying all it has to offer. It was a pleasure having you to stay and have taken home good holiday memories. Thank you again for staying with us.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage along with a lovely setting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Mr and Mrs Gray Many thanks for your lovely positive review - we are delighted you enjoyed your time in Lui Cottage at the Lorn Mill and the weather was on your side for most of the week. If was a pleasure having you to stay + your gorgeous golden boy too! I hope you have all returned to the north east with happy memories of Loch Lomond and look forward to seeing you again should you choose a return visit. I wish you a happy rest of the summer and many thanks again for staying with us. CM
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First class. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week. A beautiful peaceful setting. Made to feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mr and Mrs Smith Thank you so much for your review, we are always pleased to read that guests have had a happy holiday and the cottage was all part of their good time. You embraced the mixed weather and made the most of your days with Inca trotting along too! Thank you for leaving the cottage spick and span and we look forward to seeing you again perhaps or any of your friends you may recommend us to. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Kind regards Claire
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Fantastic setting, comfortable and well equipped accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Lovely views and walks to and around the loch by foot and by car. The welcome from Claire was warm and her keenness for us to enjoy our holiday was evident. Our dog accompanied us and she can highly recommend the accommodation and the walks!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am very pleased you all had a happy time here and gone home with a good getaway feeling - holidays are important and we hope to provide a relaxing and comfortable place for guests to enjoy. The Loch Lomond area provides a lot of options and I'm glad the weather allowed you to enjoy the hills and islands and Luna some great fresh water swimming! Thank you for leaving Lui Cottage spick and span. Many thanks again for staying.
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Beautiful Cottage in Loch Lomond

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely positive review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed all the cottage and its immediate surroundings have to offer. The peaceful location here is ideal for couples to relax and unwind, soak up the scenery and potter off down to the Loch! I hope you have returned home with many wonderful photographs and happy memories of your time at Loch Lomond in Lui Cottage.
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Lovely quiet location overlooking the eastern shore of Loch Lomond

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you to stay. You managed to get a good taste of what Loch Lomond has to offer in your brief visit and I'm only sorry the sun didn't shine for all of your time with us. It's always interesting to talk to guests who have travelled such a long way coming to Scotland and choose to stay with us - thank you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on holiday and have returned home with happy memories.
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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. We look forward to welcoming you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alexandria, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

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.
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