This slick hotel in a baronial-style mansion on the banks of Loch Lomond doesn’t seem to loose character for being part of a chain (the DeVere Group) or having furnishings that are more contemporary boutique than antique country-house.
Instead the place does manage to reflect the “majestic world of heather-dappled glens and roaring open fires” as its marketing blurb puts it, in the hotel’s “graceful nod to the Loch’s wild and baronial past.”
The rooms also celebrate Scottishness, with their dark wood and tartan decor, and include the likes of monsoon showers, ipod docks, Egyptian cotton linen and high end toiletries.
Diners can chose from four restaurants, including the Michelin-Starred Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s best. And there’s a dedicated whisky bar too.
Another great forte of the hotel is its 18-hole golf course, The Carrick (shuttle service), beside which lies a superb spa (£49/day; hotel guests £39/day). It’s genuinely one of Scotland’s Best with its rooftop pool and “various thermal experiences, aromatherapy steam room, holistic studio, gymnasium and pool”.