Lochend

ACTIVITIES AROUND LOCHEND CHALETS

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.

COOK SCHOOL

Within the grounds of Lochend, in what was once the estate piggery, lies the fun, informal and acclaimed Nick Nairn Cook School, run by our big brother, Nick Nairn.

FISHING

The Lake of Menteith is one of Scotland’s foremost premier trout fishing waters which frequently hosts the fly-fishing national and World Championship events.

MASSAGE

Who needs whale music when you can have a full body massage, in your chalet with the quack of ducks paddling about in the lake beside your chalet?

GAMES ROOM

The stage of many a keenly contested family grudge match, our games room is a great place for young and sometimes old guests to hang out with newfound pals.

PLAY AREA

Sheltered below an ancient oak tree just back from the lake, our play area has a wooden play-boat that is always a real hit with younger guests, and a rope swing that is popular with children of all ages

TWITCHING

There is a fabulous array of birds to be seen at Lochend, from the Ospreys who fish in the lake all summer to the Tawny Owls who nest each year in the giant Scots Pine at the bend in the drive.

WATER FUN

Stretching out in front of our chalets, cabins and lodges, the lake dominates life at Lochend. You can enjoy paddling, swimming, rowing, fishing, sailing,, kayaking and canoeing while you are here.

TENNIS

We have a full-sized concrete court at Lochend (we supply rackets but not balls). The tennis court is also a great place for impromptu games of cricket, football-tennis, basketball and family friendly rivalries.

BIKES

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National park is a cycler’s paradise, packed with fantastic off-road routes over dramatic mountain passes and amazing lochside forest trails.

WILDLIFE

Hidden away on 38 tranquil acres beside the Lake of Menteith, the shore and woods around our cabins and lodges shelter a wealth of birdlife and all sorts of other wildlife

PHOTOGRAPHY

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about shooting photos around Lochend is the light that Scotland’s season offers. Check out what months bring new subjects for you to shoot

WELLNESS

This ancient piece of land we’re lucky to inhabit is a fabulous place to practice meditation or yoga on the lawn. Find out all the amazing places to relax and rejuvenate at Lochend

WHAT TO DO ON HOLIDAY BESIDE THE LAKE

Away from the lake, but only 200 yards from the waterfront chalets, there is also a Cook School, run by our big brother, Nick. Even if you don’t fancy attending a class, it’s still worth popping in to drool in the shop, which is packed with chef-standard kitchen goodies.

Lochend is also a wonderful place for families. In summer, the lake – very shallow for yards away from the shore – is always full of paddling toddlers and children with their fishing nets.

Away from the lake, we have a play area, games room, tennis court, nature trail, mountain-biking trail and trials bike skills. I have really happy memories of long, summer Scottish nights spent playing hide-and-seek and climbing trees with younger chalet guests when I was a child, and it’s always a thrill to see children roaming around Lochend today with oodles of newfound friends. Best of all, Lochend is a place where children – and their parents – can feel free.

MORE THINGS TO DO AT LOCHEND CHALETS

With so much on offer at Lochend Chalets we have listed our favourite things to do for you. Browse all the amazing things you can do when you enjoy a short break ta The Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore the local landscapes. Take a day trip somewhere further afield or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever you want to do there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.