Loch Long, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National ParkGuest Rating
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.
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.
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.
Loch Lomond Shores (11 miles) was voted Scotland’s Best Visitor Centre and is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The park offers an excellent range of activities for all the family including a fabulous sea life aquarium, RSPB Bird of Prey centre, Treezone and Loch Lomond Pirates as well as shops, cafés and restaurants. You can try watersports, mountain biking, walking and mountain climbing or hire a rowing/pedal boat and set out on the water yourself to fish or explore the beautiful islands. 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.
Local Events and Attractions
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, Smart TV/DVD and Sonos music system
Kitchen with induction hob and electic oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, Sonos music system, etc
Utility/boot room with washing machine and fridge
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin and Sonos music system
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 £50 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).
- Valentine's Week From 10/02/2018 to 16/02/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£875.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£995.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£875.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£995.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£1,395.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£995.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£1,395.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£1,775.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£1,395.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£1,775.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£1,395.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£995.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£1,395.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£875.00|
|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.
'Everything we needed in the house and more. Loved every minute of the changing view and tracking the vessels on the loch! Our stay was too short .. we'll be back.'
'Wonderful private house set in a stunning location with the best possible aspect. We spent three solid days just enjoying the peace, views and watching the world go by. Highly recommended!'
'Beautiful, warm house with stunning views. Enjoyed cruises on the loch, hill walking and lots of historic sites. A great place to relax ... thank you!'
'The house is set in a stunning location with the best aspect. We spent our days enjoying the peace, views, and watching the world go by. Wonderful private house - highly recommended.'
'What a beautiful house with stunning views of the loch. We have enjoyed our week's holiday and seen an array of wildife including plenty of birds, deer, otters and seals. Would love to return one day!'
'We have really enjoyed staying, seeing all the birds, boats and stunning views. Grandpa said it was the best holiday house he had ever stayed in. We hope to come back some day.'
'What a beautifully appointed house in a fantastic setting! We enjoyed the ever-changing loch, the wildlife and the fresh Scottish air. We look forward to visiting again.'
'We had a wonderful time in this lovely, relaxing house. The views of Loch Long were unforgettable but the whole area is superb. What a shame to have to leave!'