Loch Venachar Lodges
Spectacular family and dog-friendly sanctuaries with al fresco hot tubs, surrounded by nature in the heart of the Trossachs, right on the shore of the shimmering freshwater loch.
Extending from Callander to Brig o'Turk, the pristine, shimmering Loch Venachar is beautifully positioned in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park... a haven for lovers of nature at its most breath-taking.
Nestled right on the shore, Loch Venachar Lodges showcase these dreamlike surroundings to perfection. Offering direct access to the area's many delights, you'll also enjoy a wealth of upscale creature comforts that include panoramic windows, huge TVs, and al fresco hot tubs.
Named after the Scottish word to snuggle or nestle, Coorie is a striking black timber-clad lodge that was designed by a renowned team of Glasgow architects.
Surrounded by whispering trees, and mere steps away from the scenic lochside, the front garden leads to a beach with views of Ben Venue and Ben Ledi, while the back garden features a pétanque court and the aforementioned hot tub.
Inside the two-bedroom lodge awaits a sumptuous first-floor living, kitchen, and dining space, complete with enormous windows and a soft-glowing wood-burning stove. Head downstairs to discover the cosy bedrooms; a double with an en-suite shower room, and a twin with access to a bathroom and shower.
Carsaig, meanwhile, is a heavenly three-bedroom haven that sleeps up to six guests, set amongst three blissful acres. Why not take a wander through the magical Woodland Fairy Trail in the garden, fire up the barbecue for an epic family feast, or take a good book down to the outdoor snug, light the wood-burner, and get lost in the sounds of nature...
...before watching the sun set over Ben Venue from the supreme comfort of the six-person hot tub?
Inside, you'll be captivated by stunning scenery from floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, while the large, well-equipped kitchen is ready and waiting to handle banquets of every description, to be enjoyed at the dining table with enthralling loch views. Three en-suite bedrooms include a master with a 6' bed, a double, and a twin.
After a sound night's sleep, take a wander down to the lochside beach and indulge in a swim, or set out on one of the many enchanting footpaths and cycling trails you'll find in the surrounding area. If you're a keen wildlife-watcher then you're in luck, as here you can spot everything from grazing cattle, deer, and playful red squirrels, to soaring ospreys and bats.
If you prefer a drive, simply jump in the car and head along the famous Dukes Pass, winding your way through the mountains.
You certainly won't feel anywhere close to the bright lights of the city, but if you feel like paying a visit, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth are just an hour away.
After a wonderful day of doing whatever you choose, you can steal away to the comfort of your lodge, pour a wee dram, and settle in for an evening of watching the stars appear in that vast, clear night sky... pure bliss.
Things to note
Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay in each lodge. The lodges are located next to an award-winning wedding and events venue, Venachar Lochside. Please note there is sloped access to the unfenced loch frontage.
Region: Nr Callander, Perthshire
Cost (from): £240 per night (Coorie)
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Bathrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 2078
FacilitiesCoorie (4 guests): upside-down retreat with double en-suite bedroom, twin bedroom with bathroom access. First-floor, living, kitchen and dining space with wood-burning stove, large TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Sonos speaker with Alexa, USB charging sockets, books and games, kitchen with 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, welcome pack. Furnished balcony. Garden with hot tub, barbecue, pétanque court, bike wash, on-site sports equipment storage. Luxury linen, towels, and toiletries provided. Parking for 2 cars.
Carsaig (6 guests): master bedroom with 6' bed and en-suite bathroom, double en-suite bedroom, twin en-suite bedroom with luxury linen, towels and toiletries provided. Open-plan living, kitchen and dining space with wood-burning stove, large TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, wood-burning stove, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker, piano, books and games, kitchen with five-burner gas/electric range, oven, American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, welcome pack. Large 3-acre garden with furniture, barbecue, hot tub, woodland fairy trail, pétanque court, outdoor snug with wood-burning stove, bike wash, on-site sports equipment storage. Parking for 4 cars.
Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, woodland trails, fishing, watersports, swimming, forest routes, mountains, shops, restaurants
At a glance
- Sumptuous lodge retreats with stargazing hot tubs, nestled directly on the shore of Loch Venachar, a freshwater loch that forms part of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
- Architect-designed Coorie sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, while the majestic Carsaig sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. Both lodges are family and dog-friendly.
- There is a lochside beach in the summer accessible from both lodges, and gardens that feature a pétanque court and a barbecue (set amongst 3 acres, Carsaig also boasts a magical Woodland Fairy Trail).
- Walk or cycle through the never-ending wildlife trails, or jump in the car and traverse the famous Dukes Pass. If you're craving city life, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Perth are just an hour away.