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Escape to Nature's Embrace: Discover Dubh Loch Cottage, Your Gateway to Tranquillity

Dubh Loch Cottage is a historic cottage, built in the 1750’s, sitting on its own loch (Dubh Loch) but on the east shores of Loch Lomond.

We, (Susie and Simon) the owners, are passionate about nature and the natural environment and fell in love with the cottage and its location instantly. We have worked hard to fully refurbish the interior to ensure it offers modern day comforts yet keeps its historical charm.

A Journey Through Time and Serenity

Stepping into Dubh Loch Cottage is akin to stepping back in time, yet with all the modern comforts one could desire.

Our ethos echoes the rhythm of sustainable living, weaving a tapestry of eco-friendly practices into the fabric of hospitality. From providing an EV charger to eco-conscious products, every detail is a testament to our commitment to nurturing the environment.

A Haven for All Explorers

Whether you seek solitude amidst nature’s embrace or a spirited adventure with loved ones, Dubh Loch Cottage welcomes you with open arms. With two sitting rooms, the cottage caters to every whim, offering a snug sanctuary for adults and a playful haven for little ones including a TV.

As fellow dog lovers, we understand the importance of including our furry friends in the journey. The expansive garden and babbling burn provide the perfect pet-friendly playground for wagging tails and joyful barks, ensuring every member of the family has a holiday to remember.

Take the challenge of having a dip in Dubh Loch cottage’s very own plunge pool, sitting under a under a gentle waterfall. And on rainy days (it is Scotland of course!) still enjoy the garden from the free-standing conservatory where you can stargaze at night through the glass roof.

The cottage is the ideal place for guests who seek nature-based holidays, yet it is still within easy reach of the cities should they wish.

Unveiling the Wonders of Loch Lomond

Dubh Loch Cottage serves as the gateway to the wonders of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, a sprawling canvas of outstanding landscapes spanning over 700 square miles. Loch Lomond, with its shimmering waters and picturesque islands, beckons adventurers to explore its depths through kayaking, wild swimming, or leisurely cruises. As the words of the famous song describe, it truly is “The Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond”.

For those drawn to the call of the wild, the nearby mountains and hills of Ben Lomond and Conic Hill offer panoramic vistas that stir the soul.

Join the West Highland Way across the Dubh Loch and meander north along the shores of Loch Lomond to the Rowardennan Hotel for refreshments. For a slightly longer walk head south instead to Balmaha and enjoy the cafes/restaurants there.

Where Wildlife Roams Free

Wildlife is plentiful in the cottage garden and wider area. It is a prime area for red squirrels which can often be seen in the garden. Our frequent visitors are the rare pine martens. Make sure to leave out some peanut butter sandwiches or eggs and watch them from the dining room table. Also enjoy watching the many birds at the feeder, including our resident woodpecker.

The local area has highland cattle, deer, and even wallabies on an island and wild goats!

Local Events

There are numerous events in the area especially during the summer months. There are Highland Games in the surrounding towns and the Drymen Show is Scotland’s longest running agricultural show. Enjoy the weekly piping during July and August in Drymen square. Explore Loch Lomond on one of the many cruises and take a trip on the steam ship, Sir Walter Scott on nearby Loch Katrine.

Coorie Up at Dubh Loch Cottage

Don’t forget winter which is also a magical time to visit. Wrap up for a walk then snuggle up in front of the open fire with an unlimited supply of logs and furry throws. We love the natural beauty of the area in the winter, with deserted beaches and less crowds.

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Image Credits: Loch lomond Cruise, richard johnson from Getty Images | Highland Games, Elnur, Canva


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