Inveruglas Farm Cottage

Inveruglas Farm – Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Between Tarbet and Ardlui

Inveruglas farm cottage is one of our self catering holiday cottage situated on the banks of Loch Lomond. Our self catering holiday cottage sleeps five, with three bedrooms (two double rooms and one single) ideal for a family holiday or a group of friends who enjoy the outdoors. The fully equipped kitchen features a large farmhouse dining table with views to the loch and Inveruglas Isle. Within the spacious sitting room, which also commands views to the loch, there’s a traditional wood burning stove and TV. A supply of logs can be included in your stay. From the patio & picnic table in the garden you can enjoy the stunning loch side views, as well as private loch side access with a minutes walk to the bonnie banks.

The cottage is just north of Tarbet on the A82. So it’s the ideal location to explore the north end of the loch and in particular perfect for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. From the cottage guests have direct access on foot to the hill track, which leads to the Arrochar Alps. Ben Vorlich, Ben Vane, Beinn Ime, Ben Arthur, Ben A’Chrois and Ben Narnain are all accessible on foot from the cottage. The cottage is also situated at the start or finish of the Cowal Way & the Three Lochs Way. As well as the popular circular walk, the Glen Loin Loop which also passes through the farm. Loch Sloy hydro scheme sits in the middle of the farm, which was built in the 1940’s. The dam is within walking distance from the cottage and is a spectacular feat of engineering.

 

 

What's Included
  • Private Loch side Access with spectacular Scenery
  • Access to the Arrochar Alps, Glen Loin Loop & Three Lochs Way.
  • Wood burning stove with logs, kindling, firelighters & matches
  • TV 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Electric Hob
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Cutlery & Crockery
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Central Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Clothes rack
  • Hanging Space
  • Bed Linen
  • Towels & Bath mat
Things to do around Inveruglas

The Arrochar Alps:

Inveruglas Farm is situated within the Arrochar Alps so offers excellent hillwalking and munro-bagging opportunities. The rugged peaks of two munros are on our land: Ben Vane (Middle hill) (915 m/3000ft) and Ben Vorlich (Hill of the bay) (943m/3093 ft). Beinn Ime (Butter mountain), which rises to 1011m/3317 ft is also nearby. As is the craggy Cobbler, the area’s most distinctive mountain – a Corbett – along with Ben Narnain, and A Chrois. Nestled in-between Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich is Loch Sloy, which feeds the Sloy hydro scheme. The dam and the road that leads to it were built at the end of WWII by Scots and Irish labourers with the help of German and Italian POWs. The 3-4 mile walk to the dam makes for a good amble for visitors. . Golden eagles have been spotted soaring high above Loch Sloy and if you take to the hill you’ll find orchids and  flaura and fauna in abundance.

Cycling & Walking Routes:

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:

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.