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“Tranquility in a beautiful surroundings”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Gartocharn, Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Anna A
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tranquility in a beautiful surroundings ”
Reviewed January 22, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Was staying in the Alders cottage from 26th to 30th December.
The welcome from Claire the owner was warm and couldn't ask for a more pleasant stay. I only have one gripe... there was no snow :) but the weather was mild so the 45min to 1hr walk to Balloch from the cottage was good and was able to take in the country ambience, once there you have plenty of places to eat & drink.
The cottage itself was clean and beautifully furnished to give it a cosy feel and I felt at home straightaway. The little touch of a Christmas tree was spot on and the welcome pack of prosecco and panettone was much appreciated.
Can't wait to book again as there was still more I would have liked to see and do around the area.
I would highly recommend booking a staying here.

To relax even more I managed to also book prior to my arrival a massage with The Secret Therapist in nearby Alexandria which made my chilled few days complete :)

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Solo
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Notsohots...
Wales, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant!!!!”
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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My daughter and I stayed here (mother and daughter time). We had cottage no. 3. The welcome on arrival was so lovely, we had a welcome hamper of goodies and everything we needed was provided in the cottage.

If you leave the cottages and head right down the private path, the views of Loch Lomond and walk are simply amazing, we didn't want to leave. It was snowing here which made it extra special too. If you are a keen walker, you can follow the private path down, and head into town, (going through Balloch Castle Country Park)....we took our time walking and managed to get into town in around 40 minutes or so.

Enjoyed our stay.

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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JayneW61
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location”
Reviewed September 16, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Gorgeous cottages overlooking Loch Lomond. The owner, Claire, is very warm and welcoming, she greeted us on arrival and made sure to speak to us again before we left. This is the second time we have been to Lorne Mill and cannot recommend it enough. The views are amazing and the cottages very well equipped. It was bliss to sit in the evening with the only noise the clock ticking.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
Your age range 50-64
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mapcat_00...
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 10, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Wonderful cottage with beautiful views. Couldn't believe how quiet it was. I mean really really quiet! Absolute bliss. Some great walks around the area and so lucky to have access to the surrounding grounds and woods. The walk into Balloch (about 3 miles) is well worth it. Look out for bench in the trees which offers some nice views over the Loch. It is possible to walk down to the Loch from the cottage although we went the wrong way but ended up following a path that took us on a nice walk through the woods. A good base for exploring. There is a train from Balloch (free parking) to Glasgow at a very reasonable £5.60 return. The owner Claire is such a lovely person. Very warm and welcoming. We felt very much at home. Cant wait to go back next year.

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Ruth H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quiet, cosy retreat in beautiful location”
Reviewed June 26, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Really lovely old stone cottages at the foot of loch lomond - as part of the directions Claire sent us she mentioned rounding the corner to a stunning view over the loch before descending down to the cottages and she was spot on! Claire was the perfect landlord - there to greet us on arrival, around for a friendly chat (and useful local recommendations!) when required, but otherwise left us to it.

Cottage itself was well equipped and so so quiet inside thanks to the 3 foot thick stone walls. These did mean not a lot of natural light inside but you can get plenty of that outside gazing over the loch or on the numerous walks and activities available nearby.

Location wise we found it the perfect place to use as a base to explore the surrounding area, and while small would recommend nearby Balmaha for its coffee shop and pub restaurant.

It was a lovely retreat from the busy-ness of day to day life and we'd thoroughly recommend you to visit!

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Sue-Mark6...
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great base”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Had a fabulous 8 nights. Spent the first couple of days walking in the woodland and down to Balloch and lazing in the grounds. We drove out to Killin. Oban. Inverary and many other places. Falls of Falloch were well worth a visit. As was Kilchurn Castle. We had booked 7 nights but enjoyed it so much asked if the 8th night was free!

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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weshpengu...
Lancashire
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have just recently had the pleasure of staying in Lui Cottage for a week & loved every minute. The cottage was beautiful & a pleasure to return to at night with so many extras which made all the difference!
The location of the cottages was ideal for us to explore the area with the amenities of Balloch only 10 minutes away. Not forgetting that stunning view over Loch Lomond from the bottom of the garden. We had a fantastic sunny September week & will hopefully return!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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