Loch Lomond and the Trossachs was Scotland's very first National Park and covers an area of over seven hundred square miles of rolling hills, craggy mountains, deep glens and sparkling lakes. Scenic splendour abounds in this most beautiful of areas, making it an ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday.
There is a fabulous choice of holiday cottages in Lomond and the Trossachs which includes the contrasting areas of Argyll and Bute, Glasgow and the Clyde, Perthshire and Stirlingshire; you will be spoilt for choice. Use our extensive feature list to make sure you find your perfect property such as rural or coastal, golf nearby or private hot tub, the choice really is yours.
Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of freshwater in the United Kingdom and contains over thirty islands with lush greenery sitting atop sparkling waters. In addition to the idyllic surroundings, the shores of Loch Lomond offer a huge variety of leisure activities ranging from energetic water sports to wildlife watching. A good starting point would be the National Park Visitor centre at Balmaha where you can get your bearings and learn all about the wonderful places to visit and the many outdoor pursuits available within the region.
The mountains, lochs, woods and coastal areas are perfect walking territory plus a superb variety of wildlife, both here and in the adjacent Queen Elizabeth and Argyll Forest Park. Wildlife watching is popular throughout the year and Park Rangers organise a host of activities for those wanting to learn more about the local wildlife. You may spot badgers, pine martins, red squirrels, owls and both red and roe deer, ospreys are also summer visitors to the area.
With a host of charming towns and villages also waiting to be discovered plus the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow a short distance away, this is a holiday destination with a lot to offer. The traditional food and drink can be enjoyed across the region and that not to mention a trip to a whiskey distillery to have ‘a wee dram’.
The Loch Lomond Water Bus Service is a great way to explore the loch and can be joined at various points around the shores. Many water sports are available including kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. In fact lovers of outdoor leisure activities are most definitely spoilt for choice here, whether it’s walking, cycling or horse-riding you can enjoy wonderful fresh mountain air and stunning scenery at every turn.
Take a look at our cottage rentals in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and book your perfect Scottish holiday.