Summertime in Scotland is a picture you just can’t paint.
Will there be weeks of pure blue skies and sunshine? Is the rain and wind going to make an appearance just a few days too many?
One thing you can guarantee to look like picture of perfection is yourself relaxing at The Old Schoolhouse in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
It is the perfect location for those seeking a tranquil break with family or friends. And, less than an hour from Glasgow, it is also very convenient for an easy getaway.
A two minute drive from the shores of Loch Lomond, The Old Schoolhouse is a unique collection of four self-catering holiday cottages.
All four properties have been lovingly restored and furnished to give a contemporary, luxurious feel.
Getaway with friends or family
Valid from 1st May until 30th June, this Big Deal is very flexible.
Option one is for a four night, Monday to Friday, stay in a two bedroom cottage. The two bedroom cottages sleep up to six people on two double beds and a sofa bed.
Option two is for a Friday to Monday stay in a two bedroom cottage.
Option three is for a four night, Monday to Friday, stay in a three bedroom cottage sleeping up to eight people on three doubles and a sofa bed.
Option four is for a Friday to Monday stay in a three bed cottage.
Fully equipped cottages
The living rooms in the two bedroom cottages have an open-plan, contemporary feel and feature stylish wood flooring and hi-tech amenities, including flat screen TVs, Sky movies, Sky sports, and Wi-Fi.
In addition to the above, the three bedroom cottages are set over four levels and have a beautiful, natural-slate feature wall, viewed from the mezzanine living area.
The three bedroom cottages have a modern family bathroom as well as a shower room opposite the master bedroom.
The two bedroom cottages have a modern, stylish shower room.
Each cottage is equipped with all necessary appliances for a convenient stay: dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, hairdryer, iron, travel cot.
Naturally, there is free onsite parking for two cars per cottage. The nearest train station is Balloch and there is a bus link available to The Old Schoolhouse
See & do
Loch Lomond is a two minute drive or twenty minute walk from the house.
The views from the shores of Loch Lomond are breathtaking, and even more impressive from the peak of Ben Lomond, which can be climbed from Rowardenan, seven miles from The Old Schoolhouse.
You can experience a piece of history by visiting Rob Roy’s Cave near Inversnaid in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.
Nearby Balmaha also offers fishing from the pier and regular boat trips to the nearby islands including Wallaby Island, home to Scotland’s only colony of wallabies.
You can boat from Milarrochy bay and cycle and walk along the nearby West Highland Way and Conich Hill.
Loch Lomond is also the perfect base to visit several world famous, Scottish golf courses including Loch Lomond, Gleneagles, St Andrews Old Course, Turnberry and Carnoustie.
While there is an amazing choice of things to see and do in the local area, there is nothing to stop you doing as little as possible.
Many guests like to hire the hot tub at The Old School House and soak in the scenery while immersed in bubbles.
You can hire for a cost of £139 with a two-bedroom cottage and £159 with a three-bedroom cottage, subject to availability.
The Old Schoolhouse has many admirers on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from longer, recent reviews:
‘Old School House was a real home from home… We stayed in cottage three… very spacious, modern well-equipped lounge kitchen and dining area… The lounge had a flat screen TV with free internet and Sky Q box which included Sky movies and sport… bathroom was spacious, modern and had a lovely big walk-in shower… comfortable beds, fresh bedding and fresh, crisp white towels…. ample parking for several cars. All in all we had a great stay… we will most certainly return… have already recommended it to family and friends.’
‘It’s clear the property has recently been refurbished to a high standard with coordinating soft furnishings. It was immaculate with newly laid carpets and a modern shower room too. Everything from a coffee machine to Sky Q has been thought of…. It’s in a great location for Loch Lomond and we enjoyed some fantastic walks and meals in local restaurants…’
‘Lovely place for a break… I recently stayed here with four other girls for my hen weekend,
We stayed in cottage four, which was lovely and clean. The whole house was warm, cosy, and well looked after… great WiFi connection… The beds were so comfortable… Loved the nice quiet surroundings of the cottage but also that it is only a few minutes away from a shop/pubs etc… We definitely recommend.’
With spring setting in and summer on it’s way, this is the ideal time to start planning a convenient getaway.
Easy to reach, The Old Schoolhouse would be perfect for a get together with friends and family.