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 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 in Loch Lomond Arms Hotel. Option one is for a room only stay. Option two adds a full hot breakfast or continental breakfast, and option three further adds a £20 per person dinner allowance.
The deal is available seven days a week until the end of March 2020 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.
Option three of the Big Deal includes a £20 per person dinner allowance.
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 the 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.
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.
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 over 900 reviews.
Recent reviews, edited for length say:
‘Stayed here for 4 nights whilst away on business. Hotel, grounds and location are beautiful. Breakfast and evening meals were superb. Staff are brilliant, I had heating fail in my room and within an hour they had a plumber out to fix it. Special thank you to all the waiting and front desk staff… you’re a credit to the hotel.’
’...first impressions were very good. Hotel perfectly fitted the lovely village – open fires, lovely bar area and friendly, welcoming staff…. Tartan carpets welcomed us and it was very tastefully decorated overall… the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs were wonderful as was the haggis dinner (the venison pie is also recommended). The Loch is only a short walk away, past the General Store (a place for some lovely gifts) and the view from the pier over the Highlands is beautiful. Thoroughly recommended!!’
Available seven days a week until the end of March, there’s plenty of opportunity to make use of 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.