This luxury loch-side lodge with its two spacious bedrooms sleeps four and is a five-star treat for any discerning holidaymaker. From its wraparound slate veranda and hot tub to its hi-spec interior with a jukebox, wet room, beamed ceilings and unsurpassed views from all angles, it is a holiday home with a difference.
Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and boating are activities on Loch Long and Gare Loch that are at your fingertips.
Visit the Linn Botanic Gardens at the head of Cove, your closest village. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, thousands of temperate plant species thrive, such as magnolias and bamboos thrive here.
With its garden sloping to the banks of Loch Long, this architect-designed lodge has two bedrooms, one a shower en suite, a bathroom, and a wet room. It has underfloor heating throughout and picture sliding doors leading out onto the slated patio with a sunken hot tub.
Outdoors is geared for alfresco dining and the chef’s kitchen comes with a six-burner range. A contemporary open tread staircase leads up to the bedrooms, a king-size and a super king, one with an en-suite rainfall shower room.
The multi-aspect open plan living area, complete with a telescope, has stunning views of the loch and comes with a jukebox too.
If water sports are your bag, then this is an ideal destination. Your lodge is elevated close to the village of Cove, with its established lawns sloping down to Loch Long. It is a sea loch that extends 20 miles from the Firth of Clyde at its end in the southwest. Besides kayaking, canoeing, boating and windsurfing, which nearby Loch Lomond offers, diving is a popular sport on Loch Long. The numerous wrecks that scatter the loch bed make it that much more interesting. Keen anglers are often seen on the banks of the loch, casting out for cod, whiting, plaice, mackerel, skate, wrasse and pollack.
The Arrochar Alps ranger is a magnet for hikers who like a challenge, such as Cobbler on Ben Munro and Munros of Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime, offering summit goals. Take the Restful and Be Thankful climb to 803 ft above sea level. It divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe and the top of the beauty spot, you can see the old valley road, engineered during the subjection of Scotland following the Jacobite Rebellion.
The marked pathways and trails of Argyll Forest Park, close to Arrochar, which is half an hour’s drive from Cove, are great for mountain biking or short walks. The atmospheric woodland and views never fail to disappoint and look out for crossbills in the treetops and red squirrels, especially early in the morning and evening.
If you are gaga about gardens, then you have a choice of three, the Linn Botanic, Benmore Botanic and Glen Arn Gardens. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, plants generally found in warmer climes thrive in this region.
If you are keen to experience Scotland at its best but don’t want to travel too far north, then this luxury lodge is an ideal destination to see a part of the UK that is totally unique.
Your accommodation is truly five-star in a lodge designed by an architect with the purpose of seamless living. From the picture windows, you can take in the views over Loch Long and if something piques your interest in the distance, there is a handy telescope. The large slate patio is excellent for watching the sunrise and set and you can luxuriate in the warm bubbles of a sunken hot tub that is enclosed to protect you from the elements. There is even a wall-mounted TV above the hot tub.
The open plan living sweeps around the tread-free staircase and the well-equipped kitchen leads directly through to a dining area that seats eight. Upstairs the main bedroom has a rainfall shower where you can ease away the aches and pains of an energetic day out, and it has sliding doors leading out to a balcony equipped for a table and chairs for two.