Portincaple, Loch Long, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park
Inverallt House is a charming, elegant B listed villa set in beautiful extensive grounds right on the shore of Loch Long in the peaceful hamlet of Portincaple, just 2 miles from Garelochhead in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Inside the house is warm and inviting with spacious accommodation to spread out into and a choice of places to relax with a cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove at its centre, a separate snug/reading room and sun porch with seating overlooking the loch. The kitchen is modern and bright, with a double oven to cook up a storm on and a central island with seating for enjoying a drink at in the evening whilst keeping the nominated cook company. There is also a formal dining room with a window seat where you can sit and read a book, a utility room with laundry facilities and a useful WC.
Upstairs, the master double bedroom (king-size) has a wonderful outlook over the garden to the loch beyond, with lovely big bay windows that really showcase the view. There is a further double bedroom (king-size) with a modern en suite shower room, a small double bedroom, a spacious twin bedroom and a modern bathroom that has the bonus of having both a double-ended bath and a huge walk-in shower.
There is plenty of parking by the house and the delightful patio area (with furniture) is a great place to sit and relax or enjoy alfresco meals with views to die for. The extensive gardens are full of mature plants and the trees to three sides give a very peaceful, private feeling. There are rocky outcrops and a burn (with steep banks) running through the garden so care should be taken, particularly with children.
Steps lead down to the shoreline where a pretty summerhouse sits right on the rocky shore. It is a wonderful place to take in the ever changing light bouncing off the water, watch the oyster catchers, or perhaps be lucky enough to spot seals or the family of otters that often visit. You can fish directly from the shore or the slipway and there is even a mooring for a small craft if you wish to bring your own along.
Loch Long certainly lives up to its name as it stretches for 20 miles from the Firth of Clyde all the way up to Arrochar at its head. The nearest village Garelochhead (2 miles) has two general stores, a pharmacy, PO, petrol station, pub and takeaways. The Three Lochs Way walking route passes Portincaple and can be joined in either direction.
From the train station in Garelochhead you can be in Helensburgh in 10 minutes and right through to the centre of Glasgow in just over an hour for a day trip. Glasgow has all the shops you could wish for as well as well as beautiful Botanic gardens and a range of galleries and museums. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is particularly interesting with its unusual ‘heads’ exhibit, soothing organ music to listen to on your way around and even a working beehive! The new Transport Museum and Science centres are also fabulous and well worth a visit.
You can also take the the famous West Highland Line to all points north including Oban, Fort William and Mallaig passing over the Harry Potter viaduct at Glenfinnan on one of the world’s most scenic railway journeys.
The area boasts several spectacular golf courses including Loch Lomond Golf Club and Cameron House Golf & Spa Resort which are both only 12 miles away. The seaplane from Loch Lomond offers spectacular hour long low level flights taking in the Clyde Estuary and the islands of Bute, Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha as well as the mountains and lochs of Argyll.
Shandon Country Pursuits (5.5 miles) has a range of outdoor activities on offer from pony trekking and quad biking to clay pigeon shooting and archery. They also run offroad driving challenges where you can test your driving skills by negotiating around 800 acres of bogs, hills and steep slopes in a 4x4.
If you fancy exploring on two wheels you can hire bikes in Helensburgh where there is a pretty 18 hole golf course with lovely views out over Clyde estuary, several eateries, a choice of supermarkets and the National Trust’s Hill House which is regarded as the finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s works.
Inverallt House is right on the edge of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park where you can try watersports, mountain biking, walking and mountain climbing or hire a rowing/pedal boat and set out on the water yourself to explore the beautiful islands or fish. There is a wealth of hill-climbing in the area with the ‘Arrochar Alps’ nearby (8 miles) and other popular climbs including the fabulous Cobbler (Ben Arthur), Bein Narnain, Ben Vorlich and Bein Ime which all offer spectacular scenery.
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD
Kitchen with induction hob and electic oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Utility/boot room with washing machine and fridge
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Small double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £100 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED with additional logs available to purchase). Wi-Fi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- Save 15% - Whit Week 2017 From 27/05/2017 to 02/06/2017
- Save 15% - June 17 From 03/06/2017 to 16/06/2017
- Save 10% - June 17 From 17/06/2017 to 30/06/2017
- Save £200 Summer 17 (CD7) From 27/05/2017 to 21/09/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£1,775.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£1,395.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£1,775.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£1,395.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£995.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£1,395.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£875.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||POA|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||POA|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018||POA|
|15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018||POA|
|13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.