Pier Cottage Trip Advisor
This being our 3rd visit to Auchenheglish Lodges, our 1st to Pier Cottage, we had some idea what to expect. And we weren't disappointed. Beautiful lodge right on the loch edge, fantastic views across Loch Lomond with swans, ducks & boats drifting by. Even the seaplane from Cameron House went by. I don't think there is a better spot to stay, other than the other Auchenheglish waterside lodges. As to the lodge itself, it is a lovely modern well appointed and stylish place. It's smaller than the Heron, bigger than the Cundy. More than enough space for two. It even has a downstairs loo. Lovely big cupboard for coats, shoes etc. A washer and drier should you require them. A dishwasher, fridge AND freezer. All the kitchen equipment you could possibly need. Even olive oil, salt, coffee, tea, sugar. Plus your starter pack which includes a bottle of plonk. There is Sky TV, a DVD player plus some DVDs. Even some board games and magazines. And loads of tourist leaflets informing you of the local attractions. A folder of instructions and free wifi. BBQ and outside table & chairs on lovely decking area. For those who are whining about having to drive to find places to eat, you're in the countryside not the city. In saying that, we've never found a lack of places to eat. Balloch is full of eateries and within walking distance. There is Duck Bay which is 5 minutes walk away, Cameron House has 3 restaurants and is 15 mins walk away. There is The Lodge on the Loch at Luss, about 15 mins in the car. There is another hotel in Luss. And while you've got your car out, there are eateries in Helensburgh approx 15 mins in the car. Agreed none of these are especially cheap but if you went to a city centre restaurant I think you'd find they're not cheap either. And if you're thinking you like a drink with your meal and don't want to drive, we just have a glass or two with our meal then head back to our own lodge with its fantastic views over the loch and relax in the comfiest sofas with our own plonk. What could be better ??
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