Luxury Lochside Accommodation With Views As Far As The Eye Can See
I've just arrived back from another amazing trip to Scotland, where once again I stayed at the dreamy loch side cottage, Morelaggan. I have stayed at Morelaggan on several occasions, in summer and in Autumn. Each visit has offered spectacular seasonal scenery and as a photographer, it is a dream location for me. The house is situated right on the edge of Loch Long and has a pathway opposite the house which leads down to it's own private beach. The view from there is inspiring and it is just a perfect place to sit, contemplate and unwind. Because of the house's proximity to a wealth of world class walking tracks, you can literally step out of the front door and hike up to the highest vantage points in the area, the scenery is mind blowing. I am a keen hiker and I have felt spoiled for choice each time I have visited the area. There are short walks directly from the house and then for the more adventurous, there are more challenging hikes, I enjoyed both very much. I always take my dog with me on my adventures, and he loved every minute at Morelaggan. The house is very dog friendly, with huge gated and secluded gardens, so my dog was able to run free at the house without worry. One of the things I love so much about the area is how helpful and friendly the local people are. You don't have to go far to ask for local knowledge and people are so happy to help. The owners of the house are lovely and they go out of their way to make sure your stay is a perfect one. There is a lovely pub with a beer garden just down the road, which you can walk to from the house along a track from the garden. This walking track can be quite an exciting walk in summer, as the vegetation runs riot, the land is so lush, but it is passable and worth the effort. A 5 minute drive into the village, there is a convenience shop where you can buy essentials, there is also a garage where you can buy fuel. The nearest shop for supermarket shopping is in Helensburgh, on every occasion I have visited, I have stocked up for the week before I have arrived at the house and have not had to worry about the cupboards going bare. There has been a four year gap in between my last two stays at Morelaggan and I was amazed at the transformation that has taken place during that time. The house has been completely renovated and last week I was amazed to see the difference. All the rooms have been modernised to a very high standard, immaculate and very comfortable. I think though, the thing that impressed me most was the new architecturally designed extension. The extension has huge windows which look out onto the Loch and the very plush and comfortable leather suite in the living room is positioned so you can sit and relax to enjoy the view out of the windows. There's a gorgeous wood burning stove that is a focal point of the room and a well stocked wood shed behind the house. Evening's at the house are quite magical. There's a lovely patio outside the extension with seating to dine outside if the weather is good, and there is also a fantastic gas powered barbecue to use if you want that. If you like to tickle the ivory, there is a beautiful baby grand piano in the room so you can play whilst taking in the view, it really is something else. From the moment you arrive at the house, you feel at home. The place just has a great vibe and as soon as you drop your bags inside, any stress you might have had just melts away. There really is something special about this place, house and location combined. Each time I have stayed at Morelaggan, I have thought 'I wish this place was mine'. Such a wonderful place and I can't say enough great things about it. I'm keen to plan a stay in the winter next, in the snow would be amazing. For me, I don't think it would matter what time of year you stayed at Morelaggan, it is a property that has it all and I love it.
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I am so happy we booked here. Delightful house in a lovely location. The house is very cozy and luxury and everything is just great. The welcome brochure made everything clear.
This property is located in a lovely quiet and peaceful location with superb views over Loch Long. The property was finished to an excellent standard. Very clean and very spacious. The owner (Linda) is friendly and welcoming and always on hand should you need anything. I have to say the place is absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this house to all my friends and family.