Luss is one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland.
Located on the edge of Loch Lomond, its rose covered sandstone cottages and quaint streets were the setting for long running tv show Take The High Road.
It is the ideal destination for a relaxing break – particularly over autumn and winter when golden leaves and snow transform the loch and surrounding hills into a scenic masterpiece.
Today’s Big Deal takes you there for an overnight stay in a cosy country hotel pub.
Cosy country hotel pub
The Big Deal is for an overnight stay for two people with a full Scottish breakfast in Loch Lomond Arms Hotel.
The deal is available seven days a week until the end of March 2019 so there’s plenty of time to use it.
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel dates back to the 17th century when it welcomed travellers as a coaching inn.
The rooms are welcoming and quaint, with tartan blanket, plump pillows, antique furniture and vintage prints.
But guests needn’t feel they’re stepping back in time too far – free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Comfort food dishes
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel has a bar restaurant which serves comfort food dishes created using quality Scottish ingredients.
Guests can tuck into mains like North Sea Ale battered haddock and chips, Crombie’s of Edinburgh bangers and mash, and the pie of the day. Desserts like baked apple and winter berry crumble with gingerbread ice cream and warm clementine, polenta and almond sponge with custard taste even better when it’s chilly outside.
The bar has an extensive drinks menu with a carefully curated wine list, 51 varieties of whisky, Scottish gins and a number of local craft ales on tap.
When there weather is milder, guests can enjoy food or drinks in the hotel’s garden (which has outdoor heaters when the temperature drops).
For those who’d prefer to stay indoors, the bar’s log fire keeps things cosy.
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel has a hugely positive reception on TripAdvisor; the hotel has a current average rating of four stars out of five from 806 reviews.
Recent reviews, edited for length say:
‘Absolutely lovely place, nestled in a country (but not isolated) setting. In addition to the beautiful, comfortable accommodations, friendly staff, and great food, we were delighted to visit with a couple of Highland cattle next door (on the other side of a fence, of course!) and with the antics of dozens of little lambs frolicking around a flock of ewes across the road.’
‘Exactly how I imagined a Scotland hotel! The rooms were plush, comfy, clean, and adorable. This hotel has a lot of character, fabulous restaurant and bar, and a very attentive staff. We hope to come here again.’
Explore Loch Lomond
The bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond is one of the most spectacular settings in Scotland and offers a multiple of activities to dive into.
There’s opportunities for jet-skiing, water skiing, kayaking, munro bagging, walking and cycling.
Those who wish to take it easier can enjoy a cruise around the loch or visit the shops and aquarium at nearby Loch Lomond Shores.
The scenery looks incredible during autumn and winter so simply strolling the loch’s banks and taking in the view is entertainment enough.
Available seven days a week until March
Available seven days a week until the end of March 2019, there’s plenty of opportunity to take use this Big Deal.
The country hotel pub and stunning setting would be perfect for a romantic break.
Despite the majestic mountain landscape, Luss is easy to get to from Glasgow – just a 45 minute drive and hour on the bus from Glasgow.