- Cosy woodburning stove.
- Outdoor patio area with BBQ.
- Peaceful private location close to the historic village of Luss.
- Romantic roll top bath.
- Spacious living area with wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, stone feature walls and large picture windows.
Good To Know
- Well behaved pets welcome by prior arrangement.
- Wi-Fi throughout.
- Easily accessible from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.
- Secure car parking.
- Enjoy a coffee and cake or light meals at The Village Rest in Luss or the Coach House Coffee Shop.
- Fish lovers will love the eat-in and take-away fish restaurant at the Inn at Inverbeg. All of the fish is simply prepared, locally caught, where possible with varied menus changing daily, including non fish dishes.
- Visit the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel - fresh seasonal vegetables where fruit and aromatic herbs are grown locally. Black-faced lamb, pheasant and venison are sourced from the surrounding hills and salmon is fresh from the nearby sea lochs.Open for lunches and dinners.
- Visit the Loch Fyne Oyster bar where you can reserve a table or buy fresh seafood to take home with you.
- Take a day trip to Inverary Jail & Castle, the two-storied prison and experience what like was like behind bar.
- Take a trip on the Clyde & West Coast on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle-steamer in the world or visit Glengoyne Distillery to sample a dram and watch master craftsman produce world famous whisky.
- Visit Stirling Castle or take time out to explore Geilston Gardens designed more than two hundred years ago, combining several features (traditional walled garden, kitchen garden and wooded area).
- Visit the Sea Life Aquarium with their turtle reef on Lomond Shores or learn about Birds of Prey with "Hands-on Experience "at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre.
- Take a day trip to Glasgow to visit the Science Centre, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Burrell Collection, Botanic Gardens, River Taxi, open-top bus tours, Royal Concert Hall and theatres.
- Relax with a Spa Experience in the Spa In The Walled Garden, Loch Lomond Golf Club. The Carrick Spa at Cameron House or The Lodge on Loch Lomond.
- Take the steam train on the West Highland Line for breath-taking scenery or walk part of the West Highland Way. Rowardennan to Inversnaid (12 km). Drop-off & pick-up by ferry.
Beautifully styled luxury holiday home for 8 easily accessible from Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - the perfect base for family gatherings and family adventures on nearby Loch Lomond with many munros and cycle tracks on your doorstep.
One of three individual luxury properties
Cruach Dubh is one of three luxury properties that can be booked individually or collectively and can be booked along with Piper's Cottage or Quarry Cottage to sleep up to 18 for larger gatherings.
Cruach Dubh's ground floor twin bedroom has en-suite bathroom with separate shower. 3 further bedrooms upstairs; one king-size bed with en-suite shower room, one king-size bed with en-suite bathroom including separate shower, one twin room plus family bathroom with shower. Lounge with woodburning stove and patio doors leading to garden with seating area and barbecue. Spacious kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher & fridge/freezer leading to bright dining room. Cloakroom toilet and utility with washer and drier.
Exploring the area
Luss on the western shores of Loch Lomond has a spellbinding history and is renown as the "must visit destination" when visiting the world-famous Loch Lomond and Trossachs region.
Scotland's first National Park covers an area of 720 sq. miles and is full of stunning scenery and jaw dropping landscapes. Luss was immortalised in the television series Take the High Road. The village was originally known as Clachan Dhu and there are two similar romantic stories about how Luss received its name. Around 500AD, an Irish missionary St Kessog, arrived introducing Christianity to the area. St Kessog's body was embalmed with herbs which grew around his grave and the village is said to have been later renamed Luss, taken from the Gaelic name for the herb that grew there. Legend also has it that the village takes its name from an adaptation of the French for the heraldic flower, the iris, or Fleur de Lys. According to the legend a local girl married a high-ranking French officer in the 14th Century. She died in France but her body was returned to be buried by Loch Lomond; Fleur de Lys strewn on her grave by her husband and grown here ever since.
Both stories are as intriguing as the village itself being a conservation village and subject to very strict planning and regulations, which helps to preserve the village in its original layout. To the south of the centre of the village is Luss Church, built by the Colquhouns in 1875 with a fascinating graveyard and the church interior is especially worth exploring.
Golf is a huge attraction to the Loch Lomond area and there are a multitude of golf clubs with challenging courses to enjoy with nearby Loch Lomond Golf Club playing host to the Scottish Open close by. Local golf clubs in the area include The Carrick Golf Club, Loch Lomond, Helensburgh Golf Club,Cardross Golf Club, Buchanan Castle Golf Club, Vale of Leven Golf Club, Dumbarton Golf Club, Milngavie Golf Club, Hilton Park and Windyhill Golf Club.
Mountain biking and climbing enthusiasts have an amazing playground to themselves with over 21 Munros (mountains above 3,000 feet) in the park. Loch Lomond National Park is the fourth largest in the British Isles, with a total area of 1,865 km² (720 mi²) and a boundary of some 350 km (220 mi) in length. It includes 21 Munros (including Ben Lomond, Ben Lui, Beinn Challuim, Ben More and two peaks called Ben Vorlich), 20 Corbetts, two forest parks (Queen Elizabeth, and Argyll) and 57 designated special nature conservation sites. The West Loch Lomond Cycle runs from Balloch through to Tarbet and is very popular amongst cyclist at all times of year.
For cyclists the West Loch Lomond Cycle runs from Balloch through to Tarbet and is very popular amongst cyclist at all times of year while water sports enthusiasts can enjoy wakeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming and cruising on Loch Lomond, the largest surface are of fresh water in the UK.
Wildlife and National Park
The two Forest Parks, Queen Elizabeth in The Trossachs and Argyll Forest Park in Cowal offer excellent bird watching and are exceptional for wildlife enthusiasts. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park also contains one of the UK's largest National Nature Reserves, The Great Trossachs Forest where more than 2.5 million trees have been planted with the planting project programme set to continue for a further two hundred years.
Cruach Dubh offers comfortable and stylish luxury accommodation in the heart of Loch Lomond. Accessible to all the activities the Trossachs has to offer in a peaceful location surrounded by natural beauty.
Short Break prices from £840 (3 night weekend Fri-Sun or 4 night midweek from Mon-Thurs).
2020 Rates £1400 to £1680 per week