Balmaha Apartment, Inchmurrin IslandInchmurrin, Loch Lomond, Scotland
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Escape the hustle and bustle of life and unwind on Inchmurrin Loch Lomond’s largest island.
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.
Your holiday hideaway
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 your accommodation, the Balmaha (sleeps 4), near the restaurant. The Lodge (sleeps 6) and The Ben (sleeps 8) and both are located on the west side of the island. Balmaha apartment sleeps 4 guests and has 2 twins, with beautiful linens throughout. The Balmaha apartment has a bright, airy living / dining/ kitchen with door to front lawn and lovely views – perfect for a summer barbecue.
The kitchen at The Balmaha is well equipped including an oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge /freezer and microwave. 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!
Perfect for boat owners
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.
As well as enjoying the peace and quiet, guests on holiday can occupy themselves by sailing, fishing, water skiing, boating and exploring the island. 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. Dinghies with engines and rods can be hired from Balmaha boat yard Pike and salmon boat trips can be arranged with Loch Lomond Fishing or premier leisure.
From £650 per week, short breaks from £480.
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. Property is available to rent March to Oct. When booked together Inchmurrin Island properties are perfect for Corporate Retreats!
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.
- Guests: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Beds: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Per Night: £93.00
- Baby Cot
- Dog Friendly
- DVD player
- Family Friendly
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: Yes
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes
Hosted by Morag Scott
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