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Lodge on Loch Lomond, Luss

Book yourself a room with a view at this stunning hideaway. Tucked in at the quant village of Luss and overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Lomond, The Lodge of Loch Lomond is a great base for exploring the central belt. Visit Scotland’s most romantic church and its fabulous grounds or take a boat out from the hotel’s own jetty.

Price: ££

Where: Lodge on Loch Lomond, Luss, Argyll and Bute, 
G83 8PA

Tel: 01436 860 201

loch-lomond.co.uk

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Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha

A true family business, built by Sandy and Lucy Fraser in 1997 and now run by their kids. Situated on the beautiful and picturesque lochside village of Balmaha, the Oak Tree Inn has everything you could ask for all under one roof, from a B&B, restaurant and bar to a village shop and coffee stop complete with its own ice cream parlour. There’s also an on-site brewery.

Price: ££

Where: The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha, Loch Lomond, G63 0JQ 

Tel: 01360 870 357

theoaktreeinn.co.uk

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(David Cheskin)

The Pineapple, Airth

The Pineapple is an elaborate, 
two-storey summerhouse built for the 4th Earl of Dunmore. Though classical and orthodox at ground level, it grows into something entirely fruity – architraves put out shoots and end as prickly leaves of stone. It is an eccentric work of undoubted genius, built of the very finest masonry. To house the gardeners, stone bothies were built on either side of The Pineapple and that’s where you stay. At the back is a lovely private garden.

Price: ££

Where: The Pineapple, Dunmore Park, Airth, FK2 8LU

Tel: 01628 825 925

landmarktrust.org.uk

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Loch Lomond Holiday Park, Argyll

Loch Lomond Holiday Park offers stunning panoramic views across the Bonnie Banks. The park, which has glamping pods and luxury lodges with hot tubs and its own jetty and children’s play park, is the perfect location for relaxing in the splendour of the mountains, or as a base for exploring the many interesting nearby sights, walks and historic viewpoints.

Price: £

Where: Loch Lomond Holiday Park, Inveruglas, Argyll, G83 7DW

Tel: 0345 459 6412

argyllholidays.com

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Cromlix House near Dunblane

When Andy Murray acquired Cromlix, close to his hometown, it signalled not only a return to his roots but the chance to reinvent the glorious era of grand country house living. Following refurbishment, the US Open, Olympic and Wimbledon tennis champion has transformed the elegant Victorian Perthshire mansion into a luxury 15-bedroom five-star destination. The hotel offers guests the chance to experience the sort of decadent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix, redefined for the 
21st Century in sumptuous surroundings. Cromlix is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden grounds, with its own chapel and house loch. The hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant, offering reasonably priced menus that focus on using locally sourced produce wherever possible. It has five suites and 10 bedrooms, gate lodge accommodation, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, dining room, snooker and meeting rooms.

Price: £££

Where: Cromlix House, Kinbuck, 
Near Dunblane, FK15 9JT

Tel: 01786 822 125

cromlix.com