Lochend lies almost exactly slap bang in the middle of Scotland, so it is a brilliant base for exploring the rest of Scotland – we think, the most beautiful country in the world! It may feel wonderfully remote once you’re here: nothing but swans, ducks and fishing boats to disturb your view across the lake to Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills. But Lochend is only one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, 75 minutes from Glencoe, and only minutes from a myriad of lochs and bens, golf courses and biking trails, castles and distilleries in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.


Whether it’s your first time here or your 40th (some of our guests have been coming here since they were kids), we hope you’ll find this guide useful for trips close to home and further afield.


Lochend is a beautiful, 38-acre estate at the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, an area steeped in history and striking natural beauty. Hidden away on a tranquil corner of the Lake of Menteith, with spectacular views across the water to Ben Lomond


Lochend may be a great base for exploring the Trossachs, the East Neuk of Fife coastal towns and the west coast Highlands & Islands – but there is a huge amount to do right here on the estate, without even getting in the car. For many guests, Lochend isn’t just somewhere to stay, it’s somewhere to be.

The lake dominates life here: it’s right outside your window on every chalet, cabin and waterfront lodge. So whether you’re sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun go down over the Menteith Hills, picnicking on the shore, or heading out in our fishing or rowing boats (or even in your Speedos!), the lake offers a huge amount of fun.

Lochend lies at the quiet southeastern corner of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, a spectacular 720-square mile pocket of loch, glen and ben centred around Loch Lomond. Not for nothing the area is known as the Highlands-in-Miniature: the park has a wild, dramatic Highland feel, but is also relatively compact. As remote as Lochend feels as you stare from your chalet across the lake, we’re actually never more than half an hour from an array of castles and distilleries, golf courses and pretty, mountain villages.

A man powers a motor boat on the waters of loch lomond.

Lying almost slap bang in the middle of Scotland, Lochend Chalets is an ideal base for exploring the best of Scotland – the list of things to do within a daytrip of Lochend is almost endless. Within a two-hour drive you can be walking up Ben Nevis, sipping single malt whiskies in Speyside, skiing in Glencoe, mountain-biking down a World Cup trail, or playing golf at some of the best golf courses in Britain, including St Andrews.

Lochend Chalets lies as close to the centre of Scotland as it’s possible to get without a GPS and ruler! A brilliant base for exploring the best of Scotland’s cities and scenery, Lochend lies only 30 minutes from Loch Lomond and 60 minutes from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. Dramatic Highland scenery more your thing? Then Glencoe is only 90 minutes north, while the East Coast’s pretty seaside villages and beaches and the West Coast’s magical wild isles are never more than a couple of hours away – well within a daytrip of the chalets.


 We want to help you make the most of your holiday so please get in touch for any information or to find out what else is going on and where you should go when you visit Lochend Chalets at the Lake Of Menteith.