Loch Tay Highland Lodges | The perfect location for a lodge holiday in the Scottish Highlands

Largo Leisure Holidays are one of the leading innovators in holiday parks in Scotland. Currently, they have four holiday parks set in the natural beauty of Fife and the Highlands - Braidhaugh Holiday Park (on the banks of River Earn), Sauchope Links (near the fishing village of Crail), Letham Feus Holiday Park (near the village of Lundin Links) and Loch Tay Highland Lodges (in Perthshire).

Loch Tay Highland Lodges in Scotland

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Each of the Largo Leisure Holiday Parks is unique and across the four sites there are a range of high-quality lodges, woodland cabins, beach huts, glamping pods, camping domes, touring pitches, hot-tub hideaways and premium properties to choose from.

We recently stayed at Loch Tay Highland Lodges and absolutely loved our stay.

Read on to know what you can expect at Loch Tay Highland Lodges and why we recommend them for a fabulous staycation in Scotland.

Loch Tay Highland Lodges are located on the shores of Loch Tay, the sixth largest loch in Scotland. The setting is fantastic. The holiday park is surrounded by mountains, lochs and rivers and is close to several popular tourist destinations. Whether you are looking to explore the sights and sounds of the Scottish Highlands or want to enjoy a relaxed weekend away with family & friends, Loch Tay Highland Lodges is an ideal choice.

Accommodation Types at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Loch Tay Highland Lodges offers a wide choice of self-catering accommodation ranging from woodland cabins to glamping pods and from holiday lodges to premium properties with each one having its own unique style.

If glamourous camping is something you enjoy then you can try out Loch Tay's glamping offerings like their Geodesic Domes, their quirky glamping hideouts or their premium glamping pods.

The Geodesic Domes are located in their own scenic 'dome village' with breathtaking views of Loch Tay and Ben Lawers mountain. The domes are furnished to a high quality and some even come with a wood-burning hot tub.

Geodesic domes at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

The premium glamping pods are furnished with a double bed, pullout sofa bed, dining space and a compact kitchen with cooking facilities and all other home essentials included. They even offer private fire pits and outdoor eating areas to take in the beautiful Highland scenery.

Premium Glamping Pods at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

If you are travelling in a large group and need more space, you can opt for Loch Tay's lodges or premium properties. These not only offer more space but are furnished to a very high standard and are just like a home away from home.

Lodges at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, catching up with family or simply enjoying a break with your little ones or pets, you’ll have the choice to choose from a range of accommodation to suit every taste, style and budget.

The Waterfront Lodge

We stayed in one of Loch Tay's premium properties, the Waterfront Lodge, which is a two-bedroom, loch-side lodge.

The Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

It is a brand new unit on the site which looks right over Loch Tay and comes furnished to a very high standard. 

Outdoor seating in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

The lodge is probably one of the best-equipped, self-catering holiday accommodations we have ever stayed in. It had everything one could possibly need to have a lovely holiday. When we first walked into the lodge, it felt like walking into a family home. It was clean, comfortable and had all the creature comforts needed, making it a lovely home away from home.

The Waterfront Lodge has two bedrooms - 1 double and 1 king, both with en-suite bathrooms. Bedding and bed linen were provided and the beds were made up in time for our arrival with towels neatly laid out on the beds. Complimentary toiletries were also provided.

Bedroom in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Bedroom in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Bedroom in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

The lodge had an open plan design with the living room, kitchen area and the dining space creating a cohesive and welcoming space. The decor was stylish throughout and the lodge had stunning views right over Loch Tay from the living area. The furniture in the living area made the best use of the available space and centered around the stylish log burner.

Modern log burner in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Open plan living space in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Open plan living space in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Open plan living space in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Open plan living space in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

The kitchen was well-equipped and included an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and a dishwasher. There was plenty of cutlery, crockery and glasses as well as a good range of pots & pans and kitchen gadgets for all our cooking needs.

Well Equipped Kitchen in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Well Equipped Kitchen in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

A starter pack containing tea, coffee, milk, sugar, eggs and crisps were provided as were cleaning essentials. 

Cleaning Essentials - Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

A bottle of prosecco was also waiting for us to celebrate the beginning of an exciting trip to the Highlands.

The dining area in the Waterfront Lodge at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

It's the little details like this that play a role in making a holiday a pleasant and memorable one. And Loch Tay Highland Lodges certainly scored well on that front. We loved the Waterfront Lodge. With its range of modern conveniences and luxuries, it certainly was a home away from home and the perfect base for our holiday exploring the Scottish Highlands.

Facilities at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Loch Tay Marina

Loch Tay Marina is a purpose-built marina and has a variety of self-drive boats that can be hired on a full/half day basis for fishing or cruising on the Loch. Guests can also bring their own boats and moor them for the duration of their holiday at a small extra cost.

Loch Tay Highland Lodges Leisure Park

The Boathouse Kitchen & Bar

Located on site, beside the marina and overlooking the loch is the Boathouse Kitchen & Bar. Their menu, made using seasonal and local produce, is inspired by Scottish traditions and cooking styles and includes classics like Shetland Island Mussels, Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and more.

The Boathouse Kitchen and Bar at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Children’s Play Area

Opposite the main reception, across the main drive is a play area for children up to 12 years of age.

On-site activities with In Your Element

In Your Element is an outdoor activity company who have a base at Loch Tay Highland Lodges and offer activities like archery, axe throwing, canoeing on Loch Tay, off road Segway rides, gorge walking, stand-up paddleboarding and more. They also offer a number of other activities at nearby locations. You can speak to a member of their team at their office on-site at Loch Tay (opposite The Boathouse Restaurant) or call them on 0333 700 7004 to pre-book your activities.

What to see & do in the local area

There's so much to see and do around Loch Tay that one visit is hardly enough but we managed to make the most of our visit. We've picked out some of our favourite activities from our stay at Loch Tay Highland Lodges. Take a look!

Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

Ben Lawers is the 10th highest Munro in Scotland and gives its name to this National Nature Reserve which is ideal for walkers and nature-lovers alike. You can hike to the summit of Ben Lawers and enjoy panoramic views from Glencoe to the Cairngorms. Or you can explore the Reserve's Edramucky Trail that brings you up-close to the region's arctic-alpine flora which includes many endangered and rare species as well.

Ben Lawers Walk

You can drive down to Ben Lawers Car Park (FK21 8TY) which is under 10 minutes from Loch Tay Highland Lodges and then head out on the walking trails.

A little further along the same road is the Ben Lawers Dam. It was constructed in the 1950s and is a massive buttress type dam across the Lochan na Lairige.

Ben Lawers Dam

Three Sisters of Glencoe

One of the most beautiful places in the Scottish Highlands is Glencoe. As you make your way to Glencoe from Loch Tay Highland Lodges you will be amazed by the abundance of valleys, rolling hills and waterfalls. We felt like stopping at every single viewing point to take in the incredible scenery.

In Glencoe, the most popular visitor point seemed to be the 'Three Sisters'. It is the name given to three ridges - Beinn Fhada (long mountain), Gearr Aonach (short ridge), and Aonach Dubh (black ridge). There is a car park along the A82 towards Glencoe where you can stop and take in the spectacular landscape. There are a number of walking and hiking trails in the area and you can spend hours exploring Glencoe.

Three Sisters Glencoe

The Lost Valley Walk

The Lost Valley Walk is incredible. We parked at the Hidden Valley Car Park (A82, Ballachulish PH49 4HX) and embarked on this walk.

The Lost Valley (also referred to as the Hidden Valley) is a glen between two of the three sisters, Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach. The glen also known as Coire Gabhail ('glen of the capture') is a flat valley that was used by Clan MacDonald to hide their livestock from their enemies.

The Lost Valley near Glencoe

The path to the Lost Valley (around 2.5 miles) is packed with lovely landscape all along the route. There are some flat paths, some scrambling to do, a river crossing, a couple of bridges to cross and some steep sections but it is well worth it. The Lost Valley is stunning!

Scenic Drives in Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are a dream come true for road trip lovers. There are so many scenic drives to choose from. You could try the Loch Tay Circular Tour which is a 48 mile-long circular route starting on the north shore of Loch Tay and returning back by the quieter and narrower south shore road.

Or try the Killin to Aberfeldy route via Bridge of Balgie which offers wonderful views of the Glen Lyon.

And then there is the A82 towards Glencoe which was our personal favourite. It is definitely one of the best drives in the Highlands with the entire route packed with scenic sights.

Scenic drive in Glencoe

Falls of Acharn

Love waterfalls? Love walking? Then the Falls of Acharn Walk is for you. It is a short, circular walk with a little section of steep climb. The total distance is around 1.5 miles and should take you around 1-1.5 hours depending on how many photo stops you make.

The Falls of Acharn

You can park near Queen's Drive in the village of Acharn and follow the waymarked trail to the falls.

River Bug Rafting Adventure in Aberfeldy

If you enjoy adrenaline-filled activities then give 'River Bugging' a go. River Bugging originated in New Zealand but is gaining popularity in the UK and is available to experience in Aberfeldy.

During the experience, you climb on board an inflatable 'armchair' and splash your way down the River Tay or Tummel for a true adrenaline rush.

Book your holiday at Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Our holiday at Loch Tay Highland Lodges was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed the stay. We returned home recharged and rejuvenated. Would we stay again? Absolutely. And would we recommend it? Yes, without hesitation.

Booking your holiday is very easy. You can do it online via www.largoleisureholidays.co.uk If you have any questions, you can also reach Loch Tay Highland Lodges using the details below:

Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Milton Morenish Estate, by Killin,
Perthshire, FK21 8TY
Telephone: +44(0)1567 820323

The Reception Office at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
We stayed as guests of Loch Tay Highland Lodges. All opinions are our own.

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