The best place to stay for boaters in the UK?

Inchmurrin is the largest of Loch Lomond’s islands, situated on the largest of Scotland’s Lochs. Just thirty minutes from Glasgow and a short ferry crossing from the mainland, this is the real Loch Lomond where traditional hospitality and the gentler pursuits of life still count.

The island offers guests self catering accommodation, a restaurant (great food and not expensive), bar and function suite, as well as moorings and free berthing for boats. A ferry service is provided for guests and several jetties are available for customers who have their own boats. The restaurant caters to all needs, from individuals having a bar meal to weddings for eighty people. As well as enjoying the peace and quiet guests on holiday occupy themselves by sailing, fishing, water ski-ing, boating and exploring the Island; or else use the ferry service to travel to the mainland and take advantage of the many attractions in the Loch Lomond area. Private car parking and boat slip is available for guests at the mainland jetty.

Accommodation – There are four self catering units sleeping eight, six, six and four people. All accommodation is rated three star by the Tourist Board. Electricity, clean linen and towels are included in the tarriff.

The Ben : This is a detached cedar clad cottage with its own private sun deck, garden and beach. It is located in the shadow of the remains of Lennox Castle, about 10 minutes walk from the bar and restaurant. The cottage sleeps eight people and has been completely refurbished. It comprises a kitchen with open plan dining area and lounge, two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, washing machine, drier, fridge-freezer and fitted units. There is electric heating and a coal fire in the lounge for which logs and coal are stored in a shed in the garden. A barbeque is also provided. A telephone is not provided but mobile phone reception is adequate. The cottage looks directly on to the Loch with stunning views to the surrounding hills.

Balloch Apartment : Compact loch side apartment which sleeps 4 people and comprises of lounge/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, twin bedroom, en-suite double bedroom (up steep stairs) and shower room. There is a patio overlooking the Loch and a barbeque is provided.

Boturich Apartment : Spacious apartment with patio overlooking the Loch. Sleeps 4 to 6 people and comprises of lounge with double sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen with dining area, one twin bedroom with en suite shower room, one twin bedroom and bathroom.

Balmaha Apartment : Comfortable apartment with patio overlooking the gardens and Loch. Sleeps 4 to 6 people and comprises of lounge with double sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen with dining area, double bedroom with en-suite shower room, twin room and bathroom.

Rates : From £410 to £900 per week.
Pets are allowed. STB 3 Star.
Free Wi-Fi/Internet access

Please note. Prices are from April 2012 and hence could be out of date so please contact them on: 01389 850 245.

Why we like it:  Ok apart from fab food, and the owners looking after all guests like they are part of their family, this is one of the most famous places in the world that should be on everyone’s dream list of things to do especially at those prices!   enjoy!