Scotland

Relax. Explore. Enjoy.

3 Bedroom House

Sleeps 8

Exclusive Boturich Castle Estate

Loch Lomond National Park

The Ideal Getaway
The perfect mix of Historic elegance and modern flair. Centre Stables is a stylish welcoming house that offers all the comforts of a luxury home. Located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Close to the popular loch side town of Balloch. Centre Stables is the perfect base for exploring Scotland, having adventures, or just relaxing with friends and family,
ROOMY + RELAXED
Big social spaces - Centre Stables 3 spacious bedrooms, large breakfasting kitchen with Aga, stylish lounge and covered courtyard. Perfect for sunny or rainy days. Located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Close to the popular loch side town of Balloch. Centre Stables is the perfect base for exploring Scotland, having adventures, or just relaxing with friends and family,
WELL EQUIPPED + INVITING
Comfy beds, luxurious linens, excellent home entertainment system, unlimited Wifi and Netflix, quality kitchenware everything you need in a home from home

BRUCE

Our master bedroom has a contemporary four poster king size bed. Spacious with beamed ceiling and ensuite shower room.

MCCRORIE

Our second bedroom is a family room, normally prepared as a twin, however it can be a Superking on request. With an additional pull out single folding bed which is suitable for adults.

VETTRIANO

Our third bedroom is a family room with kingsize bed and additional single pull out bed.
Loch Lomond
PERFECT LOCATION FOR EXPLORING
Wonderful cosy escape tucked away in the private Boturich Castle Estate. Centre Stables is perfectly placed to enjoy all the gourmet pubs and restaurants, shops at Loch Lomond shores with breathtaking views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond on your doorstep. Feel like exploring? Short drive takes you to Balmaha and the start of The West Highland Way Walk where you will see statue of famous Tom Weir its founder. On Loch Lomond there are adventure sports, famous world class golf courses, cruises and fishing on the Loch, stunning castles, several famous whisky distilleries and breweries, and even a smokehouse.
AMENITIES
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LOCAL FAVES!
We have listed some of our favourite experiences for you to enjoy whilst you stay at Centre Stables.
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    AMENITIES

     

    BEDROOMS / SLEEPING

     

    3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8 ) all bedrooms feature:

    White Company bedlinen
    Multiple USB outlets next to each bed
    Televisions with DVD player
    Hairdryer and Mirror

    BRUCE BEDROOM

    Contemporary 4 Poster King size bed (US Queen)
    Television with DVD player
    Dressing table with seat and mirror
    Ensuite shower room
    Vaulted Ceilings + featured fireplace
    Full length Mirror
    Double aspect windows with garden + courtyard views

    McCRORIE BEDROOM

    Twin bedroom two 3ft single beds (can be Super king on request)
    Built in wardrobe + Window seat
    Feature Fireplace
    Courtyard and Castle views
    Television with DVD player
    Additional Pull out 3 ft Single bed

    VETTRIANO BEDROOM

    King size bed
    Additional Pull Out 3 ft Single bed
    Feature Fireplace
    Television with DVD player
    Views of Boturich Castle + Loch Lomond

     

    BATHROOM/TOILETRIES

     

    FAMILY BATHROOM

    Bath with mixer tap
    WC
    Pedestal Sink
    Double size walk in shower with electric power shower
    Towels
    Loch Lomond Natural Soaps

    ENSUITE BATHROOM

    Quadrant Shower cubicle with electric power shower
    WC
    Small sink
    Towels
    Loch Lomond Natural Soaps

     

    GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM

     

    WC
    Towel

    Loch Lomond Natural Soap

     

    KITCHEN

     

     

    Fully equipped Chef’s Kitchen, including large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave with oven/grill, Dualit Kettle and 4 slice toaster, Boden Cafetiere coffee maker, and teapot, hand mixer, blender, health grill, quality Debby crockery, cast iron ovenware, quality knives in block, quality cutlery and more….
    Aga electric range cooker with 4 Ovens, baking, simmering, cooking, warming
    Breakfast table with seating for 8 persons
    Dresser with board games

     

    OUTDOOR SPACE

     

    Covered Patio with Outdoor table and Chairs for 8 persons
    Garden benches and table with fire pit
    Cobbled yard with parking for 6 cars
    Lawned area with rotary dryer
    Barbecue Firepit

     

    LAUNDRY

     

    Washing machine with Eco features
    Condensing Tumble dryer
    Iron + Ironing Board
    Exterior Rotary Dryer
    Eco Hypoallergenic products provided

     

    FAMILIES/CHILDREN

     

    Travel cot with bedding
    Highchair
    Stairgates
    Step stool
    Toilet training seat
    Children’s dinnerware and cutlery
    Baby training cups
    Board games Adults + Children

     

    FOR USE DURING YOUR STAY

     

    Umbrellas
    Walkingsticks
    Backpacks
    Picnic blanket
    Cool bags with seat
    Picnic ware
    Barbecue/Firepit
    Guidebooks/Local Recommendations

     

    SAFETY FEATURES

     

    Fire blanket
    Fire Extinguishers
    Integrated electric smoke/heat detectors
    First Aid Box
    Torches
    Fire Exits both floors

     

    MISC BASICS

     

    Key safe entry
    Central heating in all rooms
    Feature fireplaces (not for use)
    No smoking
    Dog only by prior arrangement
    Hypoallergenic products and linen

    VisitScotland iCentres

    Balloch

    Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

    Balloch is a charming town located at the southern edge of Loch Lomond and is a great base for exploring the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. For those that enjoy the great outdoors, Balloch is a great place to get active both on land and on water with a wide range of activities on offer throughout the year. A warm welcome awaits you at Balloch VisitScotland iCentre where the knowledgeable staff will assist you in how to spend the perfect day in Balloch, providing you with a local map and many suggestions as to what you can do.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    ADVENTURES

     

     

    Cruise Loch Lomond is a family business operating cruises and Waterbus / Ferry services from Tarbet, Luss, Balmaha, Rowardennan and Inversnaid. 

    The Company fleet of 8 vessels provides cruises with a variety of offerings from a one hour circular cruise to 1/2 and full day adventure in the heart of the National Park. Combine a cruise with outdoor activities on a cruise / walk or cruise / cycle combo. The West Highland Way Rambler and Ben Lomond Hike popular with walkers or bring your bikes on board to explore the eastern shore or West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.

    https://www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk

    4 x 4 Adventures

    Discover the world-famous Loch Lomond landscape from the hilltops, with an exhilarating off road adventure.

    You can choose to experience the thrill of driving our impressive Land Rovers, with the expert instruction of our adventure guides, or sit back and enjoy a fantastic guided tour with our highly skilled adventure guide at the wheel.

    Either way, you’ll enjoy a fascinating tour, exploring otherwise inaccessible rough, steep and challenging off-road tracks, taking you to the very top of the hills for spectacular views across Loch Lomond’s islands.

    Choose from a 1/2 Day or full day adventure and discover two stunning areas, the first overlooking Loch Lomond, and the second overlooking Loch Long and the mountain range known locally as the Arrochar Alps.

    For 1/2 Day Adventures we start and finish at Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss, or on the Full Day we'll collect you from up to 40 miles away. We can even collect from Edinburgh for an extra fee.

    We look forward to meeting you, and showing off this incredible part of Scotland!

    https://www.4x4adventures-scotland.com

     

     

     

     

    In Your Element

    Established in 2004, In Your Element offer a whole host of award-winning, land and water-based outdoor activities and events on and around stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. 

    Our instructor-led activities include: gorge walking, canyoning, canoeing, river sledging (a unique experience outside New Zealand), river tubing, air rifle shooting, walk-on-water balls, hiking, axe throwing and our 5* aerial adventure course Treezone at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch – most of which are scheduled activities and available to book online.

    We also specialise in providing an extensive range of tailor-made group outdoor activity packages aimed at not only the corporate team building and incentive market but also ideal for the most memorable hen or stag weekend. Choose from Highland Games, land and water-based treasure hunts, and lots of other unique water and land-based team challenges and activities!

    School and Youth groups are also catered for and we run half day, full day or even longer outdoor activity sessions. For residential breaks, we work together with the Scottish Youth Hostel Association at the stunning loch side hostel at Rowardennan.

    For those who wish to explore Loch Lomond independently, we also offer a canoe and kayak hire operation and shuttle service - must be pre-booked.

    https://iye.scot

    Loch Lomond is 23 miles long and up to 4 miles wide. This large expanse of water is interspersed with picturesque and mysterious islands, which boast a wealth of history and the surrounding scenery provides magnificent views in every direction. No visit to Loch Lomond would be complete without taking to the water and that’s where Loch Lomond Leisure come in.

    Loch Lomond Leisure offer many fun experience activities around Loch Lomond & suitable for all ages & abilities from; Speedboat Tours, Watersports, Paddlesports, Boat Hire, Bike Hire, Events and much more …

    https://lochlomond-scotland.com

     

    Discover an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the depths of the world's oceans in 7 themed zones. 

    Get up close to over 1,500 creatures - find out what it feels like to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive touch pool, visit our playful family of otters – Lily, Pickle & Cub then journey through the Tropical Ocean Tunnel, where you can come face-to-face with blacktip sharks and other critters of the seas.

     

    https://www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomond/

    Loch Lomond Shores

    Loch Lomond Shores offers visitors a unique blend of indoor and outdoor activities on the banks of one of Scotland's most iconic lochs. Set amid wonderful views, it is the perfect place to shop, eat and play for a whole day.

    Rated 5* by Visit Scotland, outdoor activities include water sports, bike hire, tree climbing, mini-golf, an adventure play park, beach, woodland walks and our bird of prey centre.

    Indoors we have shops including Frasers department store and our mall featuring a range of boutique shops as well as local and high street brands. We also have the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium on site.

    You can also enjoy snacks, coffees and cakes in Caffe at The Shores or simply BBQ on the beach or enjoy a woodland picnic - you decide.

    As one of Scotland's top attractions, we also host events throughout the year - from our twice monthly market to major weekend festivals such as Springfest and our Food & Drink Festival. We also host a wide range of children's activities throughout school holidays.

    For those holidaying with their furry family members, Loch Lomond Shores is dog friendly both inside and out.

    https://lochlomondshores.com

     

    The gateway to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre has trails suitable for all, tree top adventures, a great café, toilets and plenty of information.

    Enjoy panoramic views and scenic trails, from a gentle stroll to a waterfall past a monument commemorating the Women's Timber Corps, better known as the Lumberjills, to more strenuous routes through lofty woods and rocky crags.

    This is a great place to watch wildlife – there’s the easy-to-reach Red Squirrel Hide as well as live wildlife camera feeds in the Visitor Centre, featuring ospreys, red squirrels, water voles and other amazing animals found in the Forest Park.

    The Lodge is also home to the award winning Go Ape. If you want a bird’s eye view of the forest or to leap through the canopy like a red squirrel, then this is the place to be.

    https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park

     

     

    Useful Iinks

    For full list of whats on please go to

    https://www.visitscotland.com

    Historic Scotland

    https://www.historicenvironment.scot

    National Trust for Scotland

    https://www.nts.org.uk

    West Highland Way

    https://www.westhighlandway.org

    Walk Highlands

    https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk

    The Mountain Bothy Association

    https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk

    Wanderlust

    https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/best-walks-loch-lomond-trossachs/

    Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

    https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

     

     

     

     

    Food

    St Mocha Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Parlour is located next to The Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha, Loch Lomond. The name St Mocha was inspired by the Gaelic Bealach Moc-ha, which translates as ‘The Pass of St. Mocha’ where the name Balmaha derives from.

    St Mocha was opened in 2014 by brothers Stuart and David Fraser, who have a huge passion for amazing artisan brewed coffee. As well as winning rave reviews for the coffee, speciality teas and home baking its customers love the relaxed and beautiful St Mocha environment. Especially popular are the fittings, from door handles to toilet chains that are made out of parts from coffee machines and often photographed by customers! St Mocha serves Loch Lomond coffee roasted on the premises.

    http://www.stmocha.co.uk

    Cattle and Creel

    Cattle & Creel is a stunning Scottish steakhouse and seafood bar perfectly positioned on the Helensburgh seafront, offering food with provenance to be enjoyed with stunning views across the Clyde to Rosneath Peninsula. 

    There are cosy booths and a marble bar featuring seafood on ice where you can enjoy a glass of wine and some freshly shucked oysters while you watch your meal cooked in the open plan kitchen.

    Cattle & Creel has become known for its generous seafood platter for two featuring a whole fresh West Coast lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, mussels in white wine sauce, pan-fried scallops, oysters, hand cut chips and bread from a local bakery.

    All our desserts are handmade and include our Helensburgh famous toffee sticky toffee pudding as the restaurant sits on the site of an old toffee shop.

    Just a five minute stroll along the prom will take you to this great Scottish restaurant so why not seek it out.

    https://www.cattleandcreel.co.uk

    La Barca

    This multi-award-winning restaurant offers vibrant, authentic taste of Spain in luxurious, colourful and cosy surroundings. 

    La Barca boasts a boat shaped bar, beautiful harbour scene mural and a generously stocked feature wine cellar.

    Relax in the luxurious surroundings and enjoy delicious tapas and paellas prepared by Spanish chefs and served by friendly, attentive staff.

    Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butcher.

    Not just a place to eat, La Barca is perfect for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee.

    Tapas served daily from 12noon to 10pm with 3 tapas from £9.95 until 6pm. Hasta Luego!

    https://www.labarcahelensburgh.co.uk

    Padrone is Helensburgh's finest pizzeria, perfectly located on the seafront for all day dining. 

    Using our bespoke wood-fired pizza oven, which was handmade in Verona, we have elevated pizza making to an art form.

    Our slow-rising dough is hand stretched and baked at up to 500c to create a thin and light pizza.

    As well as our amazing pizzas we also have an extensive Italian menu offering antipasti, risotto and pastas.

    We have also ensure that the whole family is catered for with many of our popular dishes appearing on our kids menu too.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon!

    https://www.padronepizza.co.uk

    AT HOME

     

     

    JUST RELAX

    The first time we walked into Centre Stables we were struck by its homey feel. We hope you have time to lounge on the kitchen sofa and watch the clouds pass by the skylights, read a book by one of firepits, watch the birds fly in and out of the garden, or have a nap in one of our comfy beds.

     

     

    STREAM FREE MOVIES

    With comfy seating for all, the lounge is the perfect spot to watch a movie together. We have provided free access to Netflix, as well as a number of other apps on the 60” Smart TV. There is also a Freesat box so you can watch or record live television. Use our Multi room Audio for a party or celebration. Grab our comfy throw blankets and enjoy.

     

    PLAY GAMES

    For more interactive fun, check out our selection of board games in the kitchen dresser. Or let your kids play games or run free in the courtyard garden and up the hills to view Ben Lomond.

     

     

     

    WHIP UP A MEAL

    The airy kitchen is our favourite spot in the house. But it is also incredibly utilitarian. Take advantage of its large prep surfaces, Electric 4 Oven Aga , and well-equipped cupboards to create your own culinary masterpiece! You can then choose to eat casually at the big kitchen table, outside on the patio, or go all out and eat in the dining room.

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