Perfect Lochside Break

“I don’t often write reviews on places I stay but I really wanted to commend the Loch Lomond Waterfront lodges on the overall experience we received from start to finish.

We arrived a couple of hours early for our stay in Mellerstein (we knew we wouldn’t be able to enter our lodge until 4pm due to extra cleaning measures being made) and the owner kindly suggested plenty of options to pass our time until our lodge was ready. The lodges own their own little beach (photos attached) where you can fish (licence purchased from village shop).

The wait was really worth it. The lodge itself was pristine. In the current climate where cleanliness is of the utmost importance, I can completely commend the cleaning staff. You could tell they hadn’t just sprayed a load of bleach around in hope it would smell clean. They had taken the time to remove every item and cleaned behind every cupboard to ensure the accommodation was as clean as it could be.

So once settled, we awaited our grocery delivery. We had complimentary tea, coffee and milk to get us started and the hot tub was ready to be used.

The layout of the property is great and spacious. Easily enough space for 6 adults, there is 3 bathrooms too.

There is a large entrance hall to keep all of your shoes and coats.

They supply you with plenty of cleaning products too (dishwasher tabs, laundry cleaner bin bags), along with salt and pepper so you don’t need to bring those with you. Lots of pots and pans to choose from too.

The actual area of Balmaha is lovely. So many walks for all ages. Conic Hill is a steep ascent to some amazing views (attached) and is located just across the road, roughly takes about 1.5-2 hours up and down.

We visited Luss for the day, a beautiful little village. We went on the Faerie trail and had lunch at Colquhouns. The Duck Bay is also well worth a stop. We used the sweeny cruises from Balloch for an hour cruise and walked around Balloch Country Park.

Unfortunately, the restaurants on the east side of the Loch are currently closed but we had a takeaway from The Oak Inn (300m from the lodges) and the food was delicious so I can imagine the pub itself would be lovely if it was open.

We currently have an ongoing list of places we would like to visit in the future and have rebooked for April next year.

Would really recommend to anyone. Thank you for having us.”

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