Lorn Mill – Local Area
The Lorn Mill is in the heart of the National Park. Tucked away down a wooded drive the property is set within its own 10 acres in a private country estate overlooking Loch Lomond. It is heaven for artists, photographers and birdwatchers.
The property dates back to the 18th century and was once a busy working farm, the mill wheel last turning in the 1950s. The mill pond is now home to domestic geese and ducks, mallard and heron. The owners have lived here for 30 years and lovingly restored and upgraded the property whilst still retaining its traditional charm.. The 2 pretty cottages provide a truly relaxing retreat – guests return again and again to the Lorn Mill because of its unique location and superb accommodation.
Enjoy peaceful walks with outstanding scenery straight from your cottage – the magnificent mountain backdrop with Ben Lomond and the Loch’s beautiful islands will be a lasting memory. Primroses, bluebells, jewel coloured heather, golden autumn leaves, frosty tracks – in all seasons the walks area a joy. Look out for deer, red squirrels and hawks along the way.
The colourful and rambling garden is also the perfect setting to soak up the magical views. Relax with a long drink and watch the many stunning sunsets settle over the mountains. Have fun on the tennis court, your audience will be sheep and lambs, or stroll down through woodland and field with a picnic to the Lochside beach.
Alternatively take advantage of the many other diverse options the area has to offer – please see our Activities page for suggestions and details on castles, distilleries, galleries, mountains and water sports.
- TENNIS: We have a superb tennis court in the garden – the view of the Loch will put you off your game! The cows and sheep love to watch.
- BOATS: Boat trips are available in nearby Balloch or Balmaha. You can hire small boats or take the Mail Boat around the islands. Guests’ own boats can be launched at the public slipway in Balloch.
- LOCH LOMOND WATER SKI CLUB
Water ski and wake board Tuition on competition class boat.
- LOCH LOMOND STEAMSHIP COMPANY
The last build paddle steamer in Britain sitting on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Open to the public & available for hire.
The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch G83 8QX
t: 01389 711865
- SWEENEY’S CRUISE CO LOCH LOMOND
Daily sightseeing cruises, waterbus services and venue hire.
Balloch, Dunbartonshire G83 8SS
tel: 01389 752 376
- LOCH KATRINE CRUISES
The Steamship Sir Walter Scott Ltd.
Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine, Callander FK17 8HZ
- FISHING: Permits can be bought in the local Tourist Information Centre in Balloch
- GOLF: The area has many superb municipal courses. The Carrick Golf Course on the west side of Loch Lomond (15 minutes away) offers championship facilities on a pay-as-you-
play basis 01389 713655.
To spectate at the Loch Lomond International Golf Championship in July, the course in just 20 minutes away.
- CYCLING: Bring your own bikes or hire them and enjoy the local paths and tracks
- WHEELS CYCLING CENTRE
Invertrossachs Road, Callander, Perthshire FK17 8HW
Tel 01877 331100
- MOUNTAINS & HILLS: Climb the spectacular local Munros: Ben Lomond, Ben Vane, Ben Vorlich, Ben Namain and Ben Bhuidhe – all part of the Arrochar Alps. The smaller hills and glens offer an equally rewarding day.
- WALKING: There are many beautiful walks straight from your cottage.
- BIRDWATCHING, PHOTOGRAPHY & PAINTING: Binoculars, cameras and easels are essential in this beautiful area.
- RSPB LOCH LOMOND
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is a stunning mix of woodlands, wetlands and grasslands on the south-east shores of Loch Lomond.
- CASTLES, GALLERIES & GARDENS: Visit Dumbarton, Inverary, Stirling and Edinburgh Castles. Spend the day enjoying the wonderful galleries in Glasgow and Edinburgh, or enjoy spectacular gardens in Argyll.
- GLENGOYNE DISTILLERY
Traditional, highland distillery offering whisky tasting experiences and whisky shop.
Dumgoyne, Glasgow G63 9LB
- TRAINS: From nearby Balloch Station, trains will take you to the centre of Glasgow and on to Edinburgh.