Ben Bheula - Scotland
This fabulous converted Forester’s lodge sleeps 10 guests over 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It sits in an elevated position at the foot of “The Cobbler” (Ben Arthur), which is one of the most distinctive Corbetts in Scotland. You have direct access to the hills and walks from here, with a footpath starting right next to the house. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Loch and surrounding mountains - the perfect way to relax after a day in the hills, regardless of the weather.
Downstairs are 3 bright & spacious en-suite Double bedrooms (all have TV’s), plus a cosy single room with bunk beds plus the newly renovated family bathroom.
Upstairs there is a cosy seating area, a 5th bedroom with twin beds and a separate shower room.
There is a large lounge with patio doors to the terrace, a modern kitchen and conservatory with loch views and at the rear of the house is the dining room with a handmade, reclaimed wood dining table that will comfortably seat ten.
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, including a Nespresso Coffee machine & Twining’s tea selection which is a welcome extra.
The generous garden has multiple seating areas to take in the different views of the surrounding mountains and Loch Long. A BBQ and utensils are available for your use, and you may also be fortunate enough to see some deer wander close to the perimeter fence!
There is ample parking on site and 2 Dogs are welcome too.(if you have more, please discuss this with us).
Many other thoughtful amenities are available - hairdryers, Netflix, travel cot and high chair for small children, complimentary toiletries and all linen is included.
Arrochar is very popular for mountaineers and has excellent road and rail links and its set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery on the Cowal Peninsula. It is one of the main gateways to the Argyll Forest Park, which stretches from the western shores of Loch Lomond south as far as Holy Loch and you can also enjoy gentle forest walks here. A short ferry ride can also be taken from Tarbet across Loch Lomond to conquer Ben Lomond!
Property type: Detached former Foresters Lodge with 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms
General:Ample parking on site.No smoking.Owners live nearby.
Kitchen: Fully equipped Modern kitchen with Range, Nespresso Coffee machine
Dining: Separate Dining room with Handmade Farmhouse Table with 6 Chairs and Bench - Seats 10
Living: Spacious living room, TV & Netflix, Fireplace
Bedrooms: Downstairs: 3 double bedrooms (all en-suite) plus 1 Single room with bunk beds.
Upstairs: 1 Twin bedroom & separate shower room
Bathrooms: 5 bathrooms (3 en-suite)
Suitability: Not suitable for wheelchair users
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs allowed Inclusive in nightly rate.
Additional pets permitted at management discretion, with additional £50 charge applicable to cover deep cleaning.
Additional fee applies for all lengths of stay.
Outside: Large garden with extensive views of loch and mountains.
Patio with table & chairs.
BBQ & utensils for guest use.
Separate decking area beside small pond at entrance of driveway.
Walking: Walking and hiking trails are available from the door. Enjoy walking by lochs and burns through wooded glens or do the world-famous Ben Arthur (The Cobbler). Mountain biking routes are also available, again right from the door, with way marked routes on forest tracks.
A short ferry ride can also be taken from Tarbet across Loch Lomond to conquer Ben Lomond!
There are several Golf Clubs near Arrochar.
Dining: There are a number of great restaurants and pubs in the area, and even more in the neighbouring towns, covering casual pub food to fine dining.
Relaxing stay! by Colin Noon
Reviewed On: 2022-04-27
Ben Bheula is a very well presented property in a great location with amazing views of Loch Long. Two great social spaces, the sitting room and the conservatory, allow larger groups to find their own area to relax and chat without living on top of each other. The kitchen, utensils, glasses and crockery are plentiful and the kitchen knives are sharp (ok, a small point but its amazing how many times they are only capable of bruising rather than cutting ) Bedrooms are comfortable and en-suites/bathrooms are clean. Linen including towels are of good quality. Outside space is good too, with a nice patio to the front, again with loch views. The road is quite nearby but didnt bother us at despite it being quite busy. Food in the Village Inn was really good but the takeaway pizza (and seasoned fries) from Cu Mara Bistro are amazing! All in all an excellent stay in a fabulous location where you can do as much or as little as you like.