Lochend Chalets

Lake Of Menteith, Nr Aberfoyle, Trossachs, Stirling
01877 385 268
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Lochend is a beautiful, 38-acre estate hidden away on a tranquil corner of the Lake of Menteith, with spectacular views across the water to Ben Lomond. Luxury waterfront self-catering chalets, log cabins, lodges and traditional stone cottage with hot tub suit different types of gatherings, from romantic escapes and family holidays beside the lake, to clan gatherings and weekends with friends.

A perfect place to relax and unwind, Lochend also has a tennis court and games room, a bike park and rowing boats, and is home to the Nick Nairn Cook School as well as wildlife in abundance. 

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Lochend is a beautiful, 38-acre estate hidden away on a tranquil corner of the Lake of Menteith, with spectacular views across the water to Ben Lomond. Our luxury waterfront self-catering chalets, log cabins, lodges and traditional stone cottage with hot tub suit different types of gatherings, from romantic escapes and family holidays beside the lake, to clan gatherings and weekends with friends.

A perfect place to relax and unwind, Lochend also has a tennis court and games room, a bike park and rowing boats, and is home to the Nick Nairn Cook School as well as wildlife in abundance. Only an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, we lie almost right in the middle of Scotland, so it’s a great base if you’re looking to tour the wonderful Scottish countryside, with the Highlands and Islands, St Andrew’s and Cairngorms all just a day trip away.

This family has been at Lochend since 1958, when Grandma and Grandpa Abell set up a park for caravans. In 1974, their daughter Irene, and her husband, Jimmy Nairn, bought the place over, and put in the first self-catering chalets overlooking the Lake of Menteith. Keeping the family tradition alive, Jimmy and Irene’s youngest son, Topher, bought the business upon their retirement in 1987, and he was joined by his sister Victoria and her husband Chris and cousin Kate. Not far from our lochside cabins, cottages and lodges, in what had been a piggery when Grandpa bought Lochend in 1962, the internationally acclaimed Cook School was established in 2000 by brother, Nick Nairn.

The chalets are located at the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, an area steeped in history and striking natural beauty. Rob Roy and William Wallace both romped around the area, and as an infant, Mary Queen of Scots was hidden on the biggest island on the lake, Inchmahome. There is a diverse range of wildlife to spot including Osprey who feed at the lake, leaping trout, majestic swans and the Mallard ducks that have made a happy home here and provide us and our guests with much entertainment.

Guests can choose from our range of award winning accommodation with unique features that sleeps up to 10 guests. All the properties have been stylishly fitted with comfort in mind and offer spacious open plan living rooms with seating and TV, dining area with table and chairs, fully equipped kitchens, private bathroom and stunning views in peaceful surroundings. You could make your holiday here at Lochend all about Lochend. Many arrive determined to explore the surrounding glens and bens, or to visit nearby cities, then spend all week in and around the comfy lakeside lodges and cabins. With the Nick Nairn Cook School just 200 yards from the chalets, wildlife in abundance and a brand new bike trail and skills park, you need never even leave these tranquil shores.

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5 star ratingBest holiday ever Best holiday ever. I've travelled all over the world including Hawaii, America and Canada but I can honestly say nothing compared to the Lake of Menteith. Stayed in the Widgeon and Nest and the Malard. The views were stunning. The setting is so peaceful and refreshing. The family who own them were all so friendly and helpful and made you feel at home. Enjoyed dinner round at the cook school with Nick Nairn. It's a little haven tucked away in the middle of nowhere but also less than half an hour away from Stirling and other places to visit. Definitely recommend and will be back.

Ann

5 star ratingTotal relaxation from the minute we arrived. From the moment we opened the door to 'Teal' (our chalet) we knew that this was going to be an amazing stay. The view over the lake, with the sunlight sparkling off the water set the tone for the whole week. The owners were all so friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. The chalet was well equipped and beautifully turned out. There was a stair gate, highchair and cot supplied all of which were clean and good quality. The site itself has a lovely nature walk, play area and grounds. Our little girl loved feeding the ducks ( we got through the entire stock of wildfowl pellets I think). We were lucky enough to find a hedgehog snuffling about in the grass on morning and most evenings watched the Osprey fishing. This was a great week and we were so sad to have to leave. Wonderful hosts and a stunning location. We will return of that there is no doubt.

Simon

5 star ratinga relaxing week in a stunning location We (2 adults and a 13 year old) stayed in Pine Lodge for a week and had a really enjoyable week. The cabin was really well appointed, and well equipped, with everything spotlessly clean. The setting is stunning and so quiet - we all relaxed and were mesmerised by the views across the lake! Activities locally are fairly low key, which suited us - we visited the stunning Bracklinn Falls, Stirling Castle, the Alpacca Trekking Centre and Loch Lomond Shores - all very enjoyable!
A real gem!

Bev
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