A highland retreat

Cameron House

Set among the epic landscape of Scotland, Cameron House offers an evocative hotel stay in five-star luxury with unrivalled experiences

Nestled on the picturesque banks of Loch Lomond, Cameron House Hotel is a splendid 17th-century baronial estate with a storied history, offering 208 guest bedrooms, including 28 luxury suites, designed with exceptional attention to detail. Sitting at the gateway to the Highlands, yet only 25 minutes from Glasgow Airport, it can also claim to be among the best located resorts in the UK.

“The Auld House is at the heart of the resort,” says Resort Director Andy Roger. “It was fully restored in 2021 and throughout their stay guests will enjoy unique special touches paired with unrivalled facilities.”

Guests residing in the Auld House will find sumptuous comfort. Inspired by the captivating landscape of Loch Lomond and with interiors influenced by local designers, the suites celebrate the history and heritage of the original building. Whether staying in a lavish duplex apartment or a romantic one-bedroom suite, guests will enjoy enhanced amenities including in-suite check-ins and chauffeur transfers. Balconies and terraces boast views across the shimmering water of Loch Lomond to the tranquil countryside.

Keen golfers may try their hand at The Carrick golf course, where the front nine and back nine are split across the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands for a unique twist to the game. Spa enthusiasts will be drawn to the extensive and reviving wellbeing, thermal and hydrotherapy experiences, with treatment menus providing the ultimate in relaxation. From the rooftop infinity pool, the mesmerising panorama extends across the loch, Ben Lomond and beyond.

With the great outdoors at your fingertips, an enriching programme of activities can be arranged with the experienced Cameron House team. Navigate the 400 acres of grounds by two or four wheels, either on the exhilarating mountain-bike trails, Segway safaris or challenging 4×4 driving routes. Guests can try the ancient art of falconry or clay-pigeon shooting, or head out on the water to experience the serenity of the loch by paddleboard or kayak. Keen anglers may reap the water’s hidden rewards. For the ultimate sense of freedom, guests can take to the skies on the Loch Lomond Seaplane to fly over the stunning Scottish scenery – the lochs, glens and rugged mountain peaks. “The resort has a dream location right on the edge of the Highlands, making sights such as Glencoe and Stirling Castle as easy to reach as Glasgow and Edinburgh,” says Andy.

Dining is a highlight of every stay, with plenty of choice. From the signature restaurant the Cameron Grill, to fine dining at Tamburrini & Wishart, or the more casual Boat House with its seafood-rich menu, each venue shares a passion for local produce. A fine Scottish tipple awaits in the Great Scots Bar, where the renowned Whisky Bar has more than 300 drams to choose from. Alternatively, enjoy a cocktail from the talented mixologists in the elegant Lobby Bar where the grand marble bar invites guests to pull up a chair and try something new.

“Cameron House is an ideal spot for conferences, and we host corporate events,” says Andy. “It’s even more popular for celebrations, with guests coming for weddings, honeymoons, birthdays and anniversaries to enjoy an unforgettable experience.”

It is no wonder that the house’s famous resident, the Scottish writer Tobias Smollett, once remarked, “I have seen Lake Garda, Albana, de Visco, Bolsetta and Geneva. Upon my honour I prefer Loch Lomond to them all.”