Waterfront lodges right on the Lake of Menteith
- Bedrooms 3/4
- Sleeps 6/8
- Bathrooms 2, including Jacuzzi bath
- Free Wifi, not suitable for streaming
Our three Waterfront Lodges – Widgeon, Teal and Mallard – have all been extended towards the lake with huge glass sliding doors showing of the spectacular view over the lake toward Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills.
As well as being bigger, the Waterfront Lodges have been given a stylish, contemporary makeover. Flooded by light, they now have cool, Scandi-minimalist interiors, softened by huge corner sofas, sheepskin bar stools, Chris’s handcrafted wooden tables and squishy rugs. Artsy touches – birch branch hangers, hand-made lights, colourful cushions – add a touch of fun; vast floor-to-ceiling windows bring the stunning lake landscape in.
Our two-storey lodges each have their own Bannockburn-granite patio right by the lake, with larch picnic tables – handcrafted by my husband, Chris – ideal for drinking up the views on long summer evenings.
New this year, a separate one-bedroom designer pod with sauna and hot tub – we’re calling it The Nest – has given Widgeon an extra, ultra-romantic bedroom, so that it now sleeps eight. Widgeon also features a sheltered outside window seat for slumbering in the sun.
Each Waterfront Lodge has a brand-new modern kitchen with sheepskin bar stools, a stylish kitchen island, and unit handles crafted by Chris from a beech tree that once stood by the lake. A funky toaster, kettle, Nespresso machine, cafetiere, scales and hand blender are all provided. A large fridge/freezer, hide-away recycling, dishwasher, oven and microwave are all integrated and the hob has an extractor fan. The washing machine and Victorian pulley are hidden away in a wee laundry cupboard/drying room. Click here for a full inventory.
Living / Dining Area
Our Waterfront Lodges now have a very luxurious open-plan space for living and dining, overlooking the lake, through large panoramic windows, with corner sofa, large wall mounted flat-screen TV, UE bluetooth speaker and a sycamore topped dining table, handmade by my husband Chris
Each Waterfront Lodge has one downstairs twin and two upstairs doubles. The downstairs twin features modern tartan carpets and wee splashes of art that have caught my eye. Upstairs, the woodland-view back bedroom has a super-king double, en-suite shower and loo (and in Widgeon’s case, a four-poster trailing sparkly fairy lights); the front bedroom has a super-king double (or two full-sized singles if requested), a fluffy sheepskin armchair, plus a large flat-screen TV and endless views over the water to Ben Lomond.
In addition, Widgeon – now sleeping eight – has The Nest. Clad in larch and reflective stainless steel, this striking, two-story, architect-designed pod has a private sauna and cedar hot-tub downstairs, and mighty picture-window views of the lake, right from your upstairs super-king bed, with a James Bondesque electric blind. Note, The Nest cannot be rented separately, but is an integral part of a stay at Widgeon.
All three Waterfront Lodges have a downstairs bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, plus an en-suite shower room upstairs.
There is space for 1-2 cars at the back of each Waterfront Lodge.
Bed linen, towels, tea towels, eco cleaning products, and all heating and electricity is included in the price of your stay. Also on arrival, you will find fair-trade tea, coffee and sugar in your accommodation, as well as salt, pepper, milk and Tunnock’s teacakes and wafers.
What’s Not Included
An optional ‘End of Stay Clean’ for a Waterfront Lodge costs £50 in ‘Teal and Mallard’ and in ‘Widgeon’ it costs £70.
1 Superking zip and link bed, 1 Kingsize bed, 1 twin room; 1 en-suite shower, 1 Jacuzzi; dishwasher, washer/dryer; Flat screen TV with integrated DVD-player; UE Bluetooth speaker, free Wifi; usb ports; patio furniture; Nespresso machine. All biomass heating, electricity, bed linen, towels included; cots and high-chairs free on request.