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Superb lodge. Well presented, clean and well equipped. Good base from which to explore the area. Restaurant and shops short drive away with one (very good) restaurant within walking distance.
Exploring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs from Glen Fruin Lodge as a base,
The cottage was in a perfect location to explore Loch Lomond and the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Helensburgh. We climbed Ben A'an and Conic Hill and were rewarded with a lovely view of Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond respectively. A road trip up Loch Lomond stopping at Loss, Inveruglas and the Falls of Falloch and a visit to Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Tenement) were just some of the trips we made.
Craig and Alison were very welcoming all adding to a perfect holiday.
Home from home
This was a retreat for both of us ladies who have been through heartache one recently divorced and one recently separated. A retreat is what we needed, headspace, fresh air to clear our heads from the grind. Thanks to this beautiful cottage we had exactly that.
Very peaceful, lovely space, wonderful hospitality
My daughter is ASD with extreme anxiety so I was looking for a very quiet space to take her for a few days just to give her (& I) a small break.
The cottage was clean, bright, spacious, tastefully decorated & well located for us (I don't drive). Close to bus stop & about a tenner in taxi to get into Helensburgh. Walking distance if I chose & no people in sight which was vital for her needs. WiFi was good (super important for our situation) & if she had wanted them, games were available (ps2, 3, etc).
I definitely plan on returning for a longer stay & bringing her laptop & drawing software. TV in both main room & bedroom, dvd in living room, fully equipt kitchen & lovely bathroom so loads to do without even leaving the cottage. This time, I'd brought my mother along & we were all comfortable--next time just me & the wee one when we need a break from the larger town.
Highly recommended especially if you've a child with anxiety who just needs peace & quiet. I say this bc I know just how rare it can be to find such a space where you know you and your child can just relax.
Thank you for your kind words
I was delighted that you found the Lodge to be such a peaceful relaxing place to stay for your break with your daughter , hope to see you again soon.
Lovely stay in a beautiful place
We had a wonderfully relaxing 2 week stay here, the cottage is lovely, it has everything you need, such a comfy bed & a luxurious bath. Under floor heating & the log burning fire were both great on chilly days. Plenty of places nearby to visit, Loch Lomond is just beautiful.
Nice luxury accomodation
We had a lovely stay in this neat cottage. Plenty of room for two. Excellent bathroom en the bed was spacious. A small point of criticism is that the cottage is fairly close to a roundabout which gives some noise when outside. The scenery is beautiful, a lot to do for holiday lovers. We saw a number of bikers, next time I will bring my own. Biking is possible, walking is great.
Glenfruin Lodge is located at the head of Glen Fruin which offers bird watching, wildlife, cycling and walking on the doorstep. It is also right on the cycle path between Helensburgh and Loch Lomond.
You don't have to be a hill walker or cyclist to enjoy the outdoors - there are some fantastic scenic drives such as Dukes Pass between Aberfoyle and Callendar, and the drive to Glencoe (Skyfall country). You could also get a ferry to Dunoon, Argyll peninsular or the Island of Cowal. The location is so centric to so many places options are endless.
Places of interest include Luss Village on the banks of Loch Lomond, a conservation village which featured in 'Take the High Road' (for those who can remember!). Also Inverary is worth a visit and has a great scenic drive along the sea lochs to get there as well as Inverary Castle and grounds (only about 1 hour drive).
Glasgow is also only 45 mins away, a good way to travel is by train (every 30 mins) from either Balloch or Helensburgh. Or you could travel on the West Highland line to Oban, Fort William & Mallaig enabling everyone to sit back and enjoy the spectacular views.