Every adventure requires a first step
-The Cheshire Cat
We were wandering through the Enchanted Woodland, just a stones throw away from our mansion house apartments on the Carrick Estate, at Cameron Lodges Loch Lomond.
To the left was a quirky little bridge with a hand painted wooden sign “don’t wake the troll.” To the right was a gorgeous little fairy house and washing line with perfectly placed miniature coloured pegs. Set back amongst the trees and shrubs was a beautiful painted wooden gingerbread house, we had entered a fairytale.
We had been invited to spend the weekend at Cameron Lodges on the stunning Loch Lomond, Scotland – I had high expectations… We had visited Loch Lomond during our Scotland road trip a couple of years ago, and thankfully…. it was as beautiful as I had remembered.
We had arrived late on the Friday night and after a lazy lie-in were were up with bright eyes and ready to explore the beautiful grounds of Cameron Lodges Loch Lomond.
We were staying in a two bedroom Mansion House apartment on the Carrick Estate. Walking into the entrance hall we were instantly wowed by the grand spiral staircase, turning the key and entering the apartment, I loved the high ceilings, open plan living space and modern, eclectic style. The apartment had a large master bedroom with ensuite, a twin bedroom with an ensuite and a further bathroom. The large open plan living area was light and airy with beautiful views overlooking the grounds of the estate. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay, and much to their delight the girls stumbled across a little box of games to entertain them whilst we quickly unpacked. I loved the little touches; toiletries in each bathroom, a little parcel of tea towels, bin bags and dishwasher tablets, a selection of tea and coffee, the travel cot put up and placed in the corner of the room… Cameron Lodges had really thought of everything to ensure we enjoyed our stay.
Cameron Lodges is set within The Trossachs National Park on the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland. It is set across two sites with a shuttle bus operating between both sites – making it super easy to explore the grounds. There are restaurants on each site; the Claret Jug over at the Carrick resort and the Boathouse situated in the Cameron House resort offering you the opportunity to dine out if you wish.
What I also loved about Cameron Lodges is that there really is something for everyone here…it caters for all ages and interests. I can tell you that nothing is too much trouble for the friendly and welcoming staff – who are happy to help you arrange activities to ensure you get the most out of your stay.
As I mentioned earlier, our little ones fell in love with the Enchanted Wood – a perfect place for little people with big imaginations to explore and run free.
We also loved that there is a little beach just behind mansion house. It is a beautiful, quiet, sheltered and secluded spot – perfect for a family picnic, and I loved that we often had the little hidden bay all to ourselves to sit and take in the beauty of Loch Lomond.
Now let me tell you about the spa…the stunning and award winning spa. The infinity pool overlooking the Loch Lomond is just a little bit special. The swimming pool and spa offers guests that something extra, the added luxury that makes Cameron Lodges a five star retreat. With onsite family friendly facilities and a designated kids’ swimming time (which was perfect and fitted around nap times!) – we were able to make use of the excellent facilities with our little tribe. In all honesty there are so many activities and things to do here, but I will talk more about that in my next post.
After a jam packed day of exploring fairy houses, skimming stones at the edge of the loch and swimming in the spa – we headed out the the Claret Jug for a family meal. The first thing I noticed is that families and young children are welcomed with open arms…there are high chairs available on request and we reserved a table for 5.30pm – a perfect time for hungry little ones that can often turn ‘h-angry’ if they have to eat late. The food is delicious, the atmosphere wonderful and the staff super friendly. There was also a great choice of food for the younger tribe, Oh and the cake -I don’t need to say anything else about the cake other than it was demolished in seconds.
After a gorgeous meal at the Claret Jug, we wandered back to our apartment feeling super relaxed, with huge smiles, weathered cheeks and looking forward to what tomorrow would bring……
Stay tuned for more on our stay at Cameron Lodges Loch Lomond.
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