The Ben, Inchmurrin Island
Inchmurrin, Loch Lomond, Scotland
- The Ben has stunning views across Loch Lomond.
- Your own private beach, overlooked by The Ben's sundeck.
- 2 x double en - suite shower rooms and 2 twin rooms + family bathroom.
- Collection of apartments & cottages situated on Inchmurrin Island sleeps 4-28.
- Open fire, open-plan living room/dining/kitchen with patio doors onto sundeck.
- Inchmurrin is the largest island in Loch Lomond.
- Accessed by passenger ferry.
- The island and its properties are all owned by one family.
Good To Know
- Fantastic area for mountain biking & cycling.
- Well behaved pets welcome (max. 2) - £20 each per pet.
- A few minute's walk will take you to the island's restaurant and bar perfect for a cook's night off or family celebration.
- BBQ available for guests use, charcoal is provided for a small charge if required.
- There are no cars on the island. Guests catch a passenger only ferry from the mainland & parking is available at the ferry terminal with secure free parking.
- Cot available upon request.
- Inchmurrin restaurant and bar (during season) is open 7 days, serving beautifully fresh and tasty meals, either in the restaurant, bar or outdoors from 12 - 8.30pm.
- Co-op in Balloch (4 miles).
- Tesco & Waitrose in Helensburgh (6 miles).
- Glasgow - 35 mins away.
- Edinburgh- 1 hour 30 mins.
- Visit Inchcallioch Nature Reserve or take a flight on Loch Lomond Seaplane.
- Great fishing opportunities on Loch Lomond for salmon, sea trout and coarse fishing (especially pike).
- Pony trek high into the moorland at the south western edge of Loch Lomond for an ‘eagle eye' view of the ‘Bonny Banks' of Loch Lomond, which lies below Ben Lomond, Scotland's most southerly Munro.
- Excellent golf opportunities can be had at Loch Lomond, Callandar and Aberfoyle.
- Visit the Birds of Prey centre or head with the kids to the Treezone Aerial Adventure Course.
- The Water Bus is a great way to experience different locations around the loch (running between March and November).
- Visit Dunbarton Castle, Sea Life Aquarium or take a speedboat tour of the loch.
- There are stunning gardens to walk round at Crarae or take a step back in time in a 19th century prison, Inverary Jail.
- Cruachan Power Station is a superb feat of engineering or climb Ben Lomond, one of the most popular of the munros.
Your unique get-away highland island on Loch Lomond is one of Scotland's best kept secrets; steal away for a dream wedding by the bonnie banks, a family celebration or a water-based adventure - sleeping 4-26.
Your own Island escape
Inchmurrin's passenger-only ferry runs across the loch at guests request.This small island is owned entirely by the proprietors allowing guests the freedom to roam and explore the many walks, beaches and woodlands the island offers. It also has it's own restaurant/bar open throughout the summer season and a total of forty nine archaeological sites including the remains of Lennox Castle, which dates back to the fourteenth century.
Your holiday begins when you step onto the ferry after leaving your car on the mainland in a secure car park. Aside from enjoying the stunning views from the island this location is ideal for those who enjoy water sports, mountain biking, horse riding, hiking & fishing which are all available locally.If you don't feel like cooking the island's restaurant will be happy to serve you, open every day.
At Inchmurrin you can choose from a selection of self-catering options. There are three apartments which are located on the east side of the island The Balloch (sleeps 4), The Boturich (sleeps 4) and the Balmaha (sleeps 4 - 8) next to the restaurant as well as The Lodge sleeps 6 and your accommodation The Ben which sleeps 8, located on the west side of the island with a private decking, garden & beach to explore. The Ben is close by the water, where guests can berth at the jetty or be picked up by the island ferry. The property sleeps 8 guests and has 2 double bedrooms with beautiful linens throughout and 2 twin rooms. Unwind in the family lounge area with open fire with TV and DVD player for relaxing nights in. The property has an open plan living/dining/kitchen with patio door to the sundeck perfect for relaxing with your morning coffee or cooking alfresco on the family BBQ.
The kitchen at The Ben is well equipped including an oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. There is also a family bathroom with shower-over bath. All bed linen towels and electricity are provided free of charge. Cots and high chairs are available free of charge on request. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome and there is a small surcharge applicable if bringing Fido!
Guests are welcome to use our mainland slipway and parking if bringing their own boat. Berthing is available at thejetty adjacent to The Lodge. There is also car and trailer parking at the Duncan Mills slipway in Balloch at the south end of the loch. Boat registration can be done at the slipway, or by post prior to arrival.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
In the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park the best known and beautiful expanse of water is Loch Lomond. The southern end of the loch is surrounded by fairly gentle rolling hills. As you travel northwards, you cross the highland fault line which signals a change in the rock types hence the scenery. Further to the north west you find the long sealochs and freshwater lochs and the rugged mountains more typical of the northern highlands. Loch Awe and Loch Long with Arrochar and the fabulous "Arrochar Alps" being typical examples.
The iconic "Bonnie Banks"
Across to the east you find the beautiful centre of the Trossachs with a variety of lochs, each with its own unique attractions. In the north east you come to Balquhidder, the home of Rob Roy MacGregor and finally to the north, the lands of the Campbells, MacNabs, and Stewarts by Loch Earn, Dochart and Tay. Loch Lomond stretches from its gentle southern end at Balloch to Ardlui, some twenty-one miles to the northwest. Loch Lomond, made famous by the song "The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond " is one of the main attractions of the national park although you must leave time to explore the rest of the park. Loch Lomond is the largest inland expanse of water in Britain for boating. It has the advantage of being large and the safety of being enclosed, but without the disadvantages of tides, large swells and navigational problems. It provides areas sheltered enough for swimming and kayaking but open enough for water-skiing and sailing. The southern end of the loch has many islands to explore and plenty of sheltered anchorages. The north end of the loch, in contrast, provides long stretches of deep, open water.
Celebrations and dream weddings at Inchmurrin
Inchmurrin Island is a truly unique setting for a romanticwedding or celebration, whether indoors or outdoors,marquee or tipi. Inchmurrin would be pleased to discuss your individual requirements.
Inchmurrin is superbly placed for open-water swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailin, waterskiing and wakeboarding. Guests can berth their boats within sight of The Lodge or use the beach in front of the house to get into the beautiful clear waters of Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond is one of Scotland's best lochs for salmon, sea trout and coarse fishing (especially pike). Salmon and pike of thirty pounds and sea trout of ten pounds are caught most years. With the introduction in recent years of the live bait "ruffe" the balance has changed with increasing numbers of pike and decreasing numbers of salmon and trout. The season for salmon and sea trout is 11 Feb to 31 Oct, fishing by fly or trolling with large bait for salmon and smaller bait for sea trout. The record salmon is 44lbs 8oz. The record sea trout is 22lbs 8oz. There is no close season for coarse fishing. Trolling from a moving boat is not allowed when coarse fishing. The record pike is 47lbs 11oz. Day and weekly game and coarse fishing angling permits can be purchased from Balmaha boat yard, tourist information centres, local hotels etc. The Angling map of Loch Lomond and season permits for game and coarse fishing can be purchased locally.
29 Apr - 23 May £1170 or 1/2 £685
24 May - 2 Jun £1330
3 Jun - 27 Jun £1170 or £685
28 Jun - 8 Sep £1330
9 Sep - 3 Oct £1170 or £685
4 Oct - 3 Nov £1330
4 Nov - 19 Dec £890 or £545
20 Dec - 5
BOOKING DETAILS :
Short breaks are either Monday - Thursday (4 nights) or Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3 nights) 25% non-refundable deposit is required on booking, with balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
For bookings within 6 weeks of arrival, full payment is required on booking.
Payment can be
made by bank transfer, cheque, credit/debit card. Check-in 4pm and departure 10am.
Bed linen & towels provided at no extra charge.
Travel cots and high chairs available for infants.
Charcoal and logs available to purchase.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, surcharge of £20 per week per pet.
Inchmurrin ferry is free on arrival and departure. Other crossings are £5 per head return, £2.50 for under 12's.