Last weekend, was our Road Trip to Scotland, first stop Cameron House in Loch Lomond. This place is so peaceful and picturesque, I can't even begin to describe it. It was my first time to travel this far North and even the drive itself was beautiful.
When we arrived our room wasn't quite ready, so we took the opportunity to go out for a walk to see what the area had to offer. We headed towards the Marina and Boathouse, admiring the wonderful views along the way. We sat outside on the deck with a glass of prossecco to enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves and the not so peaceful sounds of the ducks!
After an hour or so we headed back to the hotel to check into our room and have a cup of tea before setting off to explore the hotel. The view from our room window could not have been more perfect. How could you wake up to this and not be put in a good mood for the rest of the day?
The hotel boasts an amazing golf course and leisure club. And although we had brought along our swimsuits to make use of the facilities, we ended up browsing the gift shop and relaxing in the bar area instead. This is a hotel that feels as though it would take a lifetime to fully discover, with so many nooks and crannies. Beautifully decorated rooms, several restaurants & bars, swimming pool, snooker room and Carrick Spa a short drive away.
After returning to our room to get changed for dinner, it was lovely to take in again the wonderful scenery of the Loch, before heading on to The Grill restaurant for dinner. I liked the traditional tartan theme running gently throughout this restaurant, with the huge 'feast' mural lining one of the walls.
Our stay at Cameron House definitely ended up being all about the food. The selection, standard and presentation was second to none. We both started with Hot Smoked Organic Salmon, Beggars Toast and Cauliflower Cream. My main course was Seared Cod Fillet, Red Wine Risotto & Wild Mushrooms along with a portion of Fries. My friend enjoyed the Lemon Sole Fillets, Lobster Mac n Cheese with Seasonal Vegetables. And for desert, mine was the Caramelized Pear Tart with Star Anise Ice-cream and my friend's option the Heather Honey Crème Brulee with Lavender Honeycomb & Vanilla Shortbread.
One would think after a huge feast the night prior, we would not possibly be contemplating food again. But after heading down to the The Grill again to see the most amazing breakfast selection I have ever seen, food was very much on the agenda again. Hotel breakfast food is always quite average I often find but once I spotted the Vegetarian Scottish breakfast, I was blown away once again.
For me, Cameron House is the perfect retreat if you are looking to escape the hecticness of city life and embrace the calm and peaceful countryside. The focus and ambience of this hotel is pure relaxation. The fact that it is not that close to anything else (Glasgow being roughly a 30 minute drive away), ensures that you will enjoy all Loch Lomond has to offer in the way of tranquility.