Loch Lomond Waterfront
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- Hot tub
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsLoch Lomond Waterfront Balmaha
Nice spot to stay shame about the roadworks all night.
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Travel Blogs from Balmaha
Lscully stayed here on Jun 8, 2015 during their trip titled: The British Isles, or a Return to the Auld Country.
... to Edinburgh and is right on the shore of Loch Lomond. The price was great and included breakfast so we called to book it. We expected something small and quaint. Wrongamundo. The Oak Tree Inn is basically the entire town of Balmaha. It consists of the main hotel/restaurant/bar building, an ice cream and coffee shop (St. Mocha), a village store and a number of new cottages along the main (only) street. We're in Aber Cottage, which has six rooms, all ensuite, and ...
... I had felt a bit pressured to keep walking rather than dawdling I had resolved that I was walking my way - which means endless stops to watch baby lambs gambol around, and robins sing, and photos every km or two. In short a meander rather than a march!
As I had already discovered the directions for which way to walk don't make a hell of a lot of sense. Within 500 meters of leaving the hotel I had to ask for direction and within 2 km I was ...
... a tourist destination. It is an extremely pretty town with minimal car access and doesn't appear to have changed much over the centuries. Small slate and stone cottages line each of the streets and the church has graves stones which go back to the Viking invasion! We had lunch in a small inn where we were served by a young guy in a kilt and sat on a couch in front of a coal fire. Brought back memories ...
... place close by to eat so it will have to be one or the other. They do have a fire burning in the bar and a good choice of wines, beers and whiskey so we should both be fine. There are numerous walking tracks and ferries across the loch. We went for a walk along one of the tracks up to a high vantage point and were blown away by the view. The loch contains numerous islands and goes for miles in each direction. Can't wait to explore the area further ...