We went to stay at Portnellan May24th-May27th (a Thursday through to Sunday arvo). I had no idea what it would be like, though we had friends with us who had been before and gave it rave reviews.
First and foremost - the cabins are set in the most beautiful, scenic area against the dramatic backdrop of Ben Mor. Absolutely breathtaking regardless of what type of weather you encounter on your stay. We were lucky enough to get the hottest four days of the year so far - which enabled us to go swimming, kyaking, sunbathing, hillwalking and shoot a short film in the woods behind the main grounds of Portnellan. Amazing!
Secondly, I want to commend the grounds keeper and owner, Cameron, on his AMAZING hospitality and kindness! He was always ready with a smile and would offer to book taxis, pick things up at the local shop for us that we had run out of (mainly beer and snags!) and was always on hand to help with lighting the BBQ or to give advice on the best places to go adventuring (...the ''secret pool'' was my personal favorite!)
As an example, my boyfriend got a tick whilst out and about - being mostly city folk we had no idea what to do. I pulled it's body off and of course it's wee head stuck fast. From all things tick related that I can remember (not much) I know this is a bad thing. I happened to mention in passing to a local farmer who rented his Kayaks to us that we'd had a ''tick situation'' on our hands. By the time we got back to Portnellan Cameron was waiting to ask how my boyfriend was and had already asked his wife to pick up a bottle of TCP at the shops for us! Really, really kind and thoughtfull...and if memory serves me correctly - he didnt even ask us to pay for it! Thank you Cameron!
I highly recommend Portnellan for anyone - familes, friends on weekends away or couples on romantic getaways.
But dont take my word for it - see for yourself!
- Also Known As:
- Portnellan Hotel
- Portnellan Hotel Crianlarich
- Portnellan Crianlarich, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Picture of Perfection in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands. Come and see for yourself.Portnellan has a rating of 98% on TripAdvisor with over 100 reviews being awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence for 2013' for the third year running. We also hold an overall rating of 8.7 out of 10 by ZooverA tasteful collection of 4 and 5 star self catering holiday properties owned and run by the Taylor family for over 30 years. Located just outside the picturesque village of Crianlarich within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, a great central location for touring and visiting many Scottish attractions and adventure.All properties are positioned thoughtfully on a small private estate with magnificent views of loch, glen and mountains.Portnellan are award-winning, luxury self-catering lodges and cottages sleeping 1 to 8 people, with en-suite bathrooms and fitted kitchens -some properties even have sauna and spa bath. They are equipped with LCD TVs, DVD, some even have full SKY package, Blu Ray DVD and Nintendo Wii. WiFi usage is available.There are great hill walking opportunities in the area to suit everyone, 40 munros within a 10 mile radius, wonderful hill running and first rate cycling.On site activities include free boats, Canadian canoes, and 5 miles of loch and river fishing. An on site visitor centre with a small essentials shop, fresh organic meat (perfect for BBQing or home cooking), local information, board games and DVDs. Mountain bike, clay pigeon and target shooting are available and BBQ hire.This beautiful accommodation is available for short breaks, weeks or longer A tasteful selection of 4 and 5 star self catering lodges and cottages sleeping 1-8 people All properties with loch and mountain views. Private balcony or patio with garden furniture. A family business for over 30 years proud of their Highland hospitality. ... more less