Self-Catering Holidays, Scotland
Self-catering holidays at Cameron Lodges in Scotland, UK provide you with that all-important privacy you would struggle to find anywhere in the city. Our wide range of rural accommodation, including lodges, luxury apartments and cottages, will ensure you’re spoiled for choice.
What are Self-Catering Holidays?
Self-catering holidays are a type of holiday option which provides visitors with all the comforts of home within a luxurious holiday setting. Far more flexible than any other holiday option, self-catering breaks are perfect for couples and families looking to set their own menu at a time that suits them. Without having to adhere to a strict schedule of when they can and can’t eat, guests are free to come and go as they please and explore the wonderful countryside surroundings.
The sumptuous self-catering holiday accommodation available with Cameron Lodges provides quests with a place that can be called home, plus the freedom of choice to take control of meals, whether you would prefer to stay in and prepare your own food or choose from the fantastic dining options on offer at the resort.
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Luxury Self Catering Accommodation
Cameron Lodges has a wide variety of holiday apartments and lodge types at both of our locations, Cameron House Lodges and Cameron Club Lodges, including a 4 bedroom coach house which can house 8 guests and a 2 bedroom detached lodge which can sleep up to 6 people. With no distractions, you can relax in some of the most peaceful and beautiful countryside Scotland and the UK has to offer. Our great selection of luxury properties provide the perfect self-catering holiday in Scotland. If you’re looking for a cottage perched amongst dramatic scenery, an apartment with beautiful terrace views or a cosy lodge looking out towards Loch Lomond you’ll find it here at Cameron Lodges.
Loch Lomond Self-Catering
Loch Lomond has a natural beauty which provides visitors with a stunning setting and the most memorable views. The picturesque landscapes are sure to make any break extra special. The location of our self-catering, holiday accommodation offers guests the opportunity to make the most of a UK staycation whilst taking in the magnificent scenery around the area including Ben Lomond and the loch itself. . Booking a self-catering holiday in Loch Lomond, Scotland allows you to take control of your holiday, whether you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping with activities in and around the resort or simply sit back relax enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment at our Cameron Spa, the choice is yours. Or if you are looking to travel slightly further afield, there are a number of scenic areas just a short drive away, as well as some of Scotland’s largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
If you are looking for a short break or a slightly longer holiday, Loch Lomond is one of the most popular destinations in Scotland for:
At Cameron Lodges, there are also a wide range of luxury 5 star amenities for guests to take advantage of. These include the award-winning Cameron Spa, which has 17 treatment rooms, a range of spa treatments and even a rooftop infinity pool. For golfers, there is the championship level Carrick Golf Course and the 9 hole Wee Demon course and for those looking to dine out, book a table at The Clubhouse at Cameron Restaurant & Bar or The Boat House Restaurant & Bar.
For those who do want to venture a little more into the great outdoors, there are also plenty of activities on offer including clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking. Or if you prefer, you can spend the afternoon on our PGA approved Championship Golf Course.
Self-Catering Holiday Tips
Here are our top 5 tips for making the most of your self-catering break whilst visiting Loch Lomond:
1. Plan for all weather eventualities
June, July and August are normally the warmest months of the year in Scotland, with temperatures reaching 17 degrees on average. Despite the warmer temperatures, you should still expect the odd rain shower and it’s best to pack the following essentials:
- Light rain jacket
- Sensible footwear
For more information on the weather in Loch Lomond at other times of the year, read our blog article Weather In Loch Lomond Throughout The Year.
The best thing about Loch Lomond is the vast range of activities available throughout the year, no matter what the weather is like. Here are our top picks –
Dry day activities
- Segway Safari– book an hour’s Segway Safari and experience the Cameron House resort like never before. Before heading off to explore the resort’s off road trails and lochside pathways, our friendly instructors will teach you all the basics, so it’s a great activity for all the family.
- Faerie Trail– located in Luss, your little ones will have a ball exploring the miniature homes of the local faerie population, whilst avoiding menacing trolls along the way.
- Treezone – situated at Loch Lomond Shores, Treezone will let your little monkeys experience the thrills of high ropes courses, zip wiring and hanging platforms and balance beams. Big kids can join in too, so the whole family can get involved!
There’s also some fantastic annual events such as Highland Games and other sporting events, food and drink festivals, and agricultural shows. Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for more information on local events.
Outdoor Family Activities: Loch Lomond Faerie Trail. Photo Credit: Facebook @lochlomondfaerietrail
Rainy day activities
- SEALIFE Loch Lomond– kids will love visiting the largest collection of sharks in Scotland, as well as real-life Nemo and Dory, rays, starfish, seahorses and many more.
- Hill House– the jewel in Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s crown and showcasing the epitome of Glasgow’s arts and crafts movement in the early 20th century, visitors can explore the home of Scottish publisher Walter Blackie, created by Mackintosh and his wife, artist Margaret Macdonald.
- Glasgow Science Centre– situated 40mins from Loch Lomond, you’ll find Glasgow Science Centre on the banks of the River Clyde. Adults and children alike will love exploring how the body works, the night sky, space and energy. The centre also has a huge IMAX cinema, viewing tower and many special exhibitions to explore.
2. Remember the essentials
Here at Cameron Lodges, we provide a starter pack of dish washer tablets, laundry detergent and washing up liquid (more can be purchased if you run out), as well as toilet rolls, Tassimo coffee pods and luxury toiletries. However not all self-catering properties will offer the same level of service. Therefore, make sure you pack the essentials for your trip. Make a list of everything you consider an everyday essential for your family, consider how long you’re staying, and find out if there’s a nearby shop in case you need to stop on your way to your accommodation.
3. Take to the water
The UK’s largest freshwater lake, and five miles wide at its broadest point, Loch Lomond offers visitors a huge range of water-based activities. Here are our favourites:
- Celtic Warrior Luxury Cruise– take to the waters of Loch Lomond on board the Celtic Warrior, our stunning 46ft luxury motor yacht. One of the most popular things to do in Loch Lomond, you can enjoy an indulgent champagne cruise on the loch, setting sail from the Cameron House marina.
- Inchcailloch Island– situated on the Highland Boundary Fault, this small island is accessible by waterbus and is a great place to enjoy a picnic or explore one of the two nature trails on the island.
- Swimming – home to the Great Scottish Swim every year, Loch Lomond offers numerous spots for open swimming along its shores however we would recommend following the warning signs and guidance available at each beach to make sure you enjoy a safe swim.
4. Explore the National Park
Full of breath-taking views, wonderful wildlife and amazing history, the National Park can be explored on foot, by bike, car, Segway, boat or plane. Why not choose to experience the park in all its beauty with our selection of adrenaline-filled activities below.
- Seaplane trip– departing from the jetty in front of Cameron House Hotel, there is no better way to enjoy the spectacular views of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs than with a bird’s eye view from the comfort of the Loch Lomond Seaplane.
- In Your Element– the leading provider of adrenaline-filled activities in Loch Lomond, including canoeing, gorge scrambling, paddle-boarding, and the only river sledging experience outside of New Zealand.
5. Enjoy the views
With 21 Munros (mountains higher than 3000 feet) and 20 Corbetts (mountains between 2,500 and 3,000 feet), The Trossachs National Park has some great summits for hikers of all abilities, and you can enjoy spectacular views from each. Ben More is the tallest (and arguably most difficult) munro to climb at 3,851 feet and is situated near Crianlarich. The most popular is Ben Lomond but why not try Conic Hill, Ben Vane or The Cobbler for an alternative hike. No matter what one you decide on, make sure you are well-equipped with plenty of water, snacks and warm clothing – oh and don’t forget to make sure your phone is fully charged so you can reap the rewards of your efforts when you reach the summit!
For more tips on bagging your first Munro, read our blog Everything You Need To Know About Munro Bagging.
Our Auchentullich luxury holiday cottages are the most luxurious of our self-catering, accommodation options. Hidden away in our resort, the development has the highest level of appliances and amenities.
So if you haven’t decided on where to go for your perfect self-catering break and want to relax in pure luxury away from the stress of everyday life, then book now or get in touch for more information.
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