HOW TO GET TO LOCHEND CHALETS
Lochend lays on the southern shores of the Lake of Menteith, on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We are about one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, 25 minutes from Stirling station. Click here for our location and here are the Google Map Co-Ordinates –
Unfortunately, Sat.Navs. mostly want to take you along a farm track to our very patient neighbours, so here is a detailed guide on how to get to Lochend Chalets. Click here for photo-directions describing the final few miles of your journey.
From Glasgow airport: follow signs for M8 Greenock. Travel 4 miles, then join M898 (Erskine Bridge-Toll). At the end of the bridge, take the left slip road (signed A82, A81 Crianlarich). Continue on A82 for 9 miles (still following signs for A81) until the roundabout at Balloch, taking third exit onto A811 (signed A81 Stirling). Continue along A811 for approx 12 miles until the T-junction with A81. Turn left and continue north for approx 8 miles towards Aberfoyle. Just before Aberfoyle (Rob Roy Inn to your left), turn right, signposted for Port of Menteith. Continue until Port of Menteith. Turn right onto the B8034 and drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.
From Edinburgh airport: follow signs to M9, then drive NW on M9 to Junction 10 (ignoring Junction 9 turn off to Stirling). At Junction 10, take the first exit onto A84 (signpost Crianlarich); just after Blairdrummond Safari Park, turn left onto the A873, through Thornhill and onto Port of Menteith. At Port of Menteith turn left (signpost Armprior) on to B8034 and drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.
From the North: take the A9 south towards Dunblane. Take the A820 exit towards Doune. At Doune, turn left onto the A84, then in less than a mile, turn right onto the B826, then right again onto the B873 just before Thornhill. Carry on another five miles to Port of Menteith, then turn left onto B8034 (signposted Arnprior). Drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.
From the North West: follow the A84 to Callander. At the 2nd set of traffic lights after Tesco’s, turn right onto the A81 (signposted Glasgow), then out past the High School and Leisure Centre. Continue on the A81 for approximately 5 miles after the High School (watch out for the sharp right after 1.3 miles), then turn right at the T-Junction at the bottom of the hill. Continue on A81 to Port of Menteith, then then turn left onto B8034 (signposted Arnprior). Drive approx 1.5 miles, passing Lochend Fisheries and The Lake Hotel. Pass Inchie Farm on the right, turn right into the road signposted Lochend Chalets.
Our nearest bus stops are at Port of Menteith (1.5 miles north of Lochend) and Arnprior (4 miles south of Lochend). Click here for bus information from destinations across the country, or visit Traveline Scotland.
Our nearest station is Stirling, approximately 25 minutes east of Lochend. Europcar offers a meet-and-greet service from Stirling station, or try any of the following taxi services shown.
Tam Stewart (07594 271942)
Buchanan Cabs (01877 385666)
Trossachs Cabs (01877 382108)
Crescent Cabs (0800 7563069)
ACTIVITIES AT LOCHEND CHALETS
Nick Nairn Cook School
NICK NAIRN COOK SCHOOLWithin the grounds of Lochend, in what was once the estate piggery, lies the acclaimed Nick Nairn Cook School, run by our big brother, Nick Nairn. Fun, informal, and fuelled by some of Nick’s favourite wines, the Nick Nairn Cook School offers a brilliant day out, with a huge variety of amazingly
FISHING AT LOCHEND CHALETSThe Lake of Menteith is one of Scotland’s premier trout fishing waters, frequently hosting fly-fishing national and World Championship events. The lake is stocked with 30,000 fish every year, all over 1lb in weight, and draws anglers from across Scotland and beyond. Guests in our waterside lodges and chalets often comment that
MASSAGE AT LOCHEND CHALETSWho needs whale music when you can have a massage with the quack of ducks paddling about in the lake beside your chalet? Jane Baron (pictured on the right) is back in action this year! With a full body massage, in your chalet, for £35 for an hour. She has looked after
GAMES ROOM AT LOCHEND CHALETSStage of many a keenly contested family grudge match, our games room is a great place for young guests to hang out with newfound pals. Housed in its own separate chalet just next to the tennis court, the games room has a table-tennis table (bats and ball are provided in each
PLAY AREA AT LOCHEND CHALETSSheltered 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 – not to mention their parents! The play area also has a
WATER FUN AT LOCHEND CHALETSStretching out in front of our chalets, cabins and lodges, the lake dominates life at Lochend. Here are some of the ways you can enjoy the lake while you are here:Getting out on the lake on holiday at LochendPADDLING The lake shelves incredibly gently away from the shore, so it’s brilliant
TENNIS AT LOCHEND CHALETSWe have a full-sized concrete court at Lochend (we supply rackets but not balls) – stage of many a weeklong, family Wimbledon!Play tennis on holiday in the TrossachsThe tennis court is also a great place for impromptu games of cricket, football-tennis, basketball (there is a net and board at one end), or
Bikes At Lochend
BIKES AT LOCHEND CHALETS“This would be an amazing place to stay and train,” said Tour de France-winner, Chris Froome when he stayed at Lochend as a teenager. He’s right: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National park is a cycler’s paradise, packed with fantastic off-road cycle and mountain-biking routes over mountain passes and lochside forest trails.Bike-tastic
WILDLIFE AT LOCHEND CHALETSHidden 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. Perhaps the star at Lochend is the humble mallard! They were wild once, but know a good thing when they see
PHOTOGRAPHY AT LOCHEND CHALETSPerhaps one of the most interesting things about shooting photos around Lochend is the light that Scotland’s season offers. Even snapping on our phones, we are aware of the quite amazing shore views giving, in one picture, a perfect summing up of the Trosscahs… the Menteith Hills (Scotland’s Fault line that divides
WELLNESS AT LOCHEND CHALETSThis ancient piece of land we’re lucky to inhabit is a fabulous place to practice meditation or indeed yoga on the lawn and last year we had a wonderful family from China and every morning he would practice Tai-Chi in the tennis court! But even just rowing into the middle of the
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.