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Escape by boat to your hideaway Inchmurrin Island on Loch Lomond for swallows and amazons style adventures, romantic escapes, family reconnection time or highland clan gatherings sleeping 4-26.
Your own Island escape
Inchmurrin’s passenger-only ferry runs across the 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, 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 own hunting lodge
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) next to the restaurant as well as The Ben (sleeps 8) and your accommodation The Lodge, sleeping 6, located on the south west of the island with a private garden and adjacent to beach and jetty. Stay at the original hunting lodge on Inchmurrin, with beautiful views south over Loch Lomond. The Lodge is right by the water, where guests can berth at the jetty or be picked up by the island ferry. The property sleeps 6 guests and has 2 double bedrooms with beautiful linens throughout and 1 twin room. Relax in the family lounge area with open fire, TV and DVD player for cosy nights in. The Lodge has a formal dining room/ sun lounge which is great for catching the morning sun or relaxing with a good book.
The kitchen at The Lodge is well equipped including an electric range style cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee machine and washer/dryer. There is also a family bathroom with shower over bath and two w.c’s. All bed linen, towels and electricity are provided free of charge. Cots and high chairs are available free of charge on request. Logs can be purchased for use in The Lodge at a nominal charge. Charcoal is also available to buy for the barbecue. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and there is a small surcharge applicable if bringing Fido! For alfresco dining there’s a BBQ for guests use as well as outdoor seating where you can enjoy the night sky at its best.
Perfect for boat owners
Guests are welcome to use our mainland slipway and parking if bringing their own boat. Berthing is available at the jetty 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 romantic wedding or celebration, whether indoors or outdoors with our marquee. Inchmurrin would be pleased to discuss your individual requirements.
Inchmurrin is superbly placed for open-water swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailing, 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.
Rates from £1390 per week.
BOOKING DETAILS :
The Ben and The Lodge are available by the week, with arrival day Saturday. The apartments can be booked by the week arriving Mondays and Fridays.Short breaks are either Monday – Thursday (4 nights) or Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3 nights) in our apartments. 25% non-refundable deposit is required on booking, with balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. 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 £8 per head return, £4 for under 12’s.
- Guests: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Beds: 4 | Bathrooms: 1 | Rooms: 9
- Baby Cot
- Barbecue Area
- Dog Friendly
- DVD player
- Family Friendly
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Tumble Dryer
- TV Cable
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: Yes
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Party allowed: Yes
- Children allowed: Yes
- 4 Bedrooms
- 8 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 4 Guests