|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
On the shores of Loch Lomond, our beautiful chalet provides exceptional accommodation in Rowardennan. It sleeps six to eight, and is available to book for relaxing and comfortable self-catering stays. Glasgow and Stirling are less than an hour away, and Edinburgh can be reached in only eighty minutes. On the loch, you can watch or participate in a wide range of water sports or enjoy boating or a water bus ride to other areas on the loch. Dogs are very welcome ( maximum 2 ). We welcome guests with a bottle of wine, chocolates and fresh flowers, and you'll find all you want within.
Wunderful home right on the lake with an Equipment-the pleasant and peaceful
Within walking distance :
Rowardennan is at the foot of one Scotland’s famous mountain Ben Lomond –
Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 974m (3,193ft), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.
The National Trust cares for almost 22km2 of land here, including the summits of Ben Lomond, Ptarmigan and Beinn Uird. The mountain is one of Scotland’s most popular hill walks, with over 30,000 people climbing to the summit each year.
Ben Lomond is one of the National Trust's 46 Munros ( a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3000 feet) the most southerly Munro in Scotland.
Much of Ben Lomond is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the range of upland habitats present from low to high altitude. The property is also tenanted as a sheep and cattle farm, and the Trust and tenant are working together to promote a balance between the grazing use and the needs of natural habitats and wildlife.
The area has a rich cultural and archaeological heritage, which you can find out more about through a visit to Ardess Lodge and the Ardess Hidden History Trail. http://www.nts.org.uk/Downloads/Properties/ardess_hh_combined_low_res.pdf
If you’re feeling energetic you could walk part of the famous West Highland Way
The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie, passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.
Or if you just fancy a wee trip on the water try Loch Lomond Waterbus – http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/waterbus
Ferry Leaves from jetty at Youth Hostel to Luss
Leave Rowardennan Leave Luss
The pretty conservation village of Luss is situated almost 10 miles south of Tarbert on the western shore of Loch Lomond.
A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries.
With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebbly strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap High Road which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th century parish church offers a haven of peace and has a lovely ceiling made from Scots pine rafters and some beautiful Victorian stained-glass windows.
Today Luss is a popular stopping-off point for visitors exploring the Loch Lomond area. There is a visitor centre for the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, while nearby at Rossdhu House, there is a championship golf course that staged the Barclays Scottish Open.
While in Luss it’s worth a visit to The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel – good bar lunches !
Back on the East side of the Loch and just a few miles down the road from Rowardennan is the Cashel Forest Walks. http://www.cashel.org.uk/
There are 3 separate walks of various lengths – see which one suits you best or walk them all !
Down the road a bit further is the village of Balmaha where all the action is !
National Park Visitor Centre Balmaha
Make a great day out at Loch Lomond even better by dropping into the visitor centre at Balmaha. Discover what makes this loch and village on the edge of the Highlands so special.
The new Tom Weir statue is worth a visit
The statue was unveiled on December 29 2014, the centenary of Tom's birth. Tom was best known for his long-running STV show Weir’s Way, as well as his trademark woolly red hat and fair-isle jumper. He was also an active campaigner for the protection of the Scottish environment and the first recipient of the John Muir Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Tom passed away in July, 2006 and is buried in the grounds of Kilmaronock Parish Church, near Drymen.
Macfarlanes Boatyard – http://www.balmahaboatyard.co.uk/index.htm
At the boatyard you can hire a boat, buy fishing permits , have Island tours and have a trip on the mail boat, ( Highly recommended). The Macfarlanes have been running the mail service on the Loch since 1948. The mail boat delivers mail to four islands on the Loch: Inchtavannich, Inchmurrin, Inchcruin and Inchfad. In summer months, the Mail Boat stops at Inchmurrin Island for an hour. Visitors are welcome
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|