2 bedrooms, stunning views, central heating, multi-fuel stove, lochside location
Jules, Loch Dhu Cottage
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Surprisingly large cottage next to a small loch and hill with only yourself and the owners in the surrounding area. Most relaxing holiday ever!
I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely relaxing holiday Amy! Your feedback is very much appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back in the future!! All the best x
Lovely and quiet, wonderful views, well equipped house
cottage was larger than the impression given by online photos. Full of character, too.
Thank you for your invaluable feedback Alison! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay! Warm regards, Jules
Spacious cottage with amazing views
Overall we had a great time and the cottage is lovely, very spacious and beautiful location. Shower can be improve as water pressure is very slow and the road condition to the cottage is terrible so many potholes! We had great time though. Thank you!
HI Beth, Thank you so much for your invaluable feedback! I've waited until now to respond, as I wanted to let you know that the Forestry Commission have finally started working on the road and the potholes are being filled in :) I hope to welcome you back to Loch Dhu cottage again in the future! All the best..Jules
Extremely Comfortable and Great Location
The cottage was really suitable for our family of five and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.
Happy Families is our aim. thank you!
Lovely location and views. Spacious and comfy cottage.
Beautiful views and well appointed cottage. We were very comfortable and enjoyed walking directly from the cottage.
More happy guests! thanks, guys!
Cottage was everything we expected and wanted. Great area and lots to do. Would definitely go back
Belated thanks and so glad you were happy with everything!
Loch Dhu Cottage is located 2 miles from Kinlochard (7 miles from Aberfoyle) on the B829 from Aberfoyle to Inversnaid. It is easily accessed from both Glasgow & Edinburgh, with journey times from both airports being about 75 minutes....
LOCAL PLACES TO VISIT
Continuing north on the B829 road from Kinlochard travel past Loch Chon on the left, with its attractive picnic spots and, taking the right hand turn at first T-junction you reach, the road narrows and heads down to Stronachlacher on the west shores of Loch Katrine.
Turning left at the T-junction, travel towards Inversnaid. The wild landscape around Loch Arklet, framed by the craggy peaks of the Arrochar Alps, suddenly drops down to the shores of east shores of Loch Lomond (the largest body of natural freshwater in the UK). The road descends steeply for 300ft to reach Inversnaid, with its beautiful waterfall & rock pools.
ABERFOYLE (7 miles)
Green Gallery - has 7-8 exhibitions each year from both established artists & craftsmen, and new graduates. Paintings & craft items for sale.
Scottish Wool Centre - tells the story of Scottish Wool, weaving exhibitions, sheepdog demos with ducks & sheep, various shows, clothing, gifts & local foods for sale, coffee shop.
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Visitor Centre (David Marshall Lodge) - includes exhibitions introducing the Forest Park, shop, restaurant & picnic site. On A821, 1 mile north of Aberfoyle.
SPFA World of Football Museum - football memorabilia.
INVERSNAID RSPB NATURE RESERVE (8 miles)
You can explore the reserve by walking along the West Highland Way on the shores of Loch Lomond from the Inversnaid Hotel, or by taking the nature trail up through the woods to spectacular viewpoints on the woodland edge.
LAKE OF MENTEITH (11 miles)
This is Scotland's only Lake (rather than Loch , apparently due to the misunderstanding of an early mapmaker!). You'll find picnic areas along the picturesque eastern shore, look out for aquatic plants & wildfowl. Beautiful Inchmahome Priory, which briefly housed Mary Queen of Scots, sits on an island reached by motorboat from a carpark on the B8034, just south of Port of Menteith. Open April to end of September.
TROSSACH'S PIER (A821 from Aberfoyle - 11 miles)
Visit the centre, souvenir shop with restaurant and bike-hire or enjoy a walk or cycle along the east side of Loch Katrine with wonderful views of Ben Venue. The Sir Walter Scott steamship runs tourist cruises on the Loch from Easter to October.
CALLANDER (17 miles)
Rob Roy & Trossachs Visitor Centre - includes exhibitions & film on the notorious & colourful character, Rob Roy MacGregor. Open daily Mar-Dec, and weekends only Jan & Feb.
Kilmahog & Trossachs Woollen Mills - at Kilmahog, 1 mile north of Callander on A84, includes a working water wheel & weaving shed. Large mill shops and coffee shop. Also visit Hamish, the friendly resident Highland Cow!
Falls of Leny - A84, 2 miles north of Callander - the turbulent waters of the Garbh Uisge constrained by the narrow Pass of Leny. Haunt of dippers & grey wagtails.
Bracklinn Falls - off Bracklinn Road, Callander. 0.75 mile walk from carpark to stepped falls in impressive wooded gorge.