Luxury self-catering renovated stable cottage at Inveruglas
Inveruglas, Ardlui, Arrochar, G83 7DP
With its lovely loch side location on the banks of Loch Lomond, ‘Stable Cottage’ is a luxury self-catering cottage which was part of the original farmhouse at Inveruglas. It was part of the traditional farm steading and is currently in the process of being renovated. The original farmhouse has been out of commission for a number of years and in the 1950s this part of the old farmhouse served as basic farmhand accommodation. Next door is the old stable, hence the name. It is now a listed building. The luxury self-catering accommodation will comprise a kitchen/living room downstairs and en-suite bedroom upstairs with a king size bed. Features include oak staircase, wood burning stove, and fully equipped kitchen retaining the character of the original building. The cottage sleeps 2.
Things to do around Inveruglas
The Glen Loin loop, the Three Lochs Way and the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way all pass through the farm. The Glen Loin loop is a 18km walking route in the Arrochar Alps which is also suitable for mountain bikes. The Three Lochs Way is a long distance path that links Inveruglas to Balloch at the south end of Loch Lomond. Rarely rising above 250 metres, the route’s 55 kilometres (34 miles) can easily be walked in 3 to 4 days Total ascent is approximately 1,500 metres. The Loch Lomond and Cowal Way is known as ‘Scotland in 57 miles’ because of its varied and stunning views that take in shorelines, forests, hills and lochs. It begins at Portvadie in the south of the Cowal Peninsula and its end point is at Inveruglas. It’s a great route not only for walkers but also for runners and mountain bikers.
Inveruglas Isle – out in the Loch – was purchased along with the house by the family in 1954. On it sits Inveruglas Castle, which was a principal stronghold of Clan McFarlane till it was partially destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s men. The castle ruins are still very evident on the island today. Watch out for the majestic ospreys that have been spotted fishing on the loch close to the farm. Loch cruises and various water sports are other ways to explore and enjoy the water. Further details in the cottage.
Helensburgh, half an hour’s drive away not only offers a good steak and seafood bar but also the opportunity to visit the magnificent Hill House designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Eating out options
The Cattle & Creel at Helensburgh (steak & seafood bar) on sea front – https://www.cattleandcreel.co.uk
Oyster Bar at Loch Fyne (seafood restaurant) – https://www.lochfyne.com
The Drovers Inn at Ardlui (quirky surroundings and pub grub) – https://www.droversinn.co.uk
The Lodge on the Loch at Luss – https://www.loch-lomond.co.uk
The Den at Inveruglas (Coffee Shop) walking distance from the farm.