Sunday, 3 April 2011

Cameron House - Loch Lomond

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

31 comments:

  1. Everything look soooo gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful photographs. The hotel looks and sounds stunning.

    We spent our honeymoon in Scotland many years ago. Never been back since but should be venturing there this June.

    X x

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  3. Gosh how beautiful! The food especially! I am planning a little summer retreat to Scotland this year, will definitely bear this in mind!

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  4. Food sounds too tasty, even at ten in the morning I am now craving the Creme Brulee. Scotland is indeed a beautiful place.

    FiFi

    http://kiss--on--the--lips.blogspot.com/

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  5. Looks like a beautiful place indeed. Loch Lomond is magical. Xxxx

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  6. Oh my, look at all these lovely and luxurious spread! I'm in awe!

    We passed by Loch Lomond on our road trip to the Isle of Skye and it was so beautiful. Actually everywhere that we passed by along the way is just breathtaking.

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  7. WOW. Looks like the perfect weekend getaway. I am ashamed to admit that I have never actually been to Scotland.

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  8. Oh my, Cameron House looks so amazing :) i love your photography! the photos are truely amazing :) x

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  9. You do travel in Style my dear friend. I could stay in every phot for a long while, while dreaming of lovely Scotland.
    Have a gand Sunday.
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  10. Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! I WANT TO GO!!!!

    xx

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  11. Oh wow what a beautiful place, so want to visit Scotland this summer xoxo

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  12. Hotel looks stunning and the location is fantastic, some wonderful photographs.

    I think we can often forget how wonderful british food can be, and Scotland boast one of the best natural larders in the world.

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  13. I'm not entirely sure what to say but...WOW! Absolutely stunning.

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  14. ww everything look perfect! this place loks really amazing and calm..

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  15. The view is stunning and that looks like the best hotel breakfast ever.

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  16. oh my everything just looks absolutely perfect. from the view, to the interiors, to the food. sounds like a gorgeous trip away x

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  17. i'm sure hollie went there for a wedding, the name sounds so familiar. it just looks flawless. great choice of food and the presentation is all top notch. i've never seen a breakfast look as good. i would have gone for the caramalised pear too

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  18. wow, that place looks so comfy. the food looks amazing too, i really dig the honeycomb, great presentation. glad you enjoyed it :)

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  19. The food and surroundings look spectacular. x

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  20. I discovered your blog today and I liked it a lot!! Great pictures :)

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  21. Added to my "To Visit" list, for sure. Lovely place, the view seems breathtaking.

    xxxİpek
    http://dizzytea.blogspot.com

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  22. you make me want to get up and travel north.
    gorgeous pgotos. x

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  23. I love Loch Lomond and that surrounding area. We stopped there on a trip to The Isle of Mull one summer. Your photographs are beautiful :)

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  24. Oh this place is achingly beautiful. The view, the hotel room and all the yummy food! Wow.

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  25. I'm so happy I found your blog just now! New favourite! Absolutely love your photography :) x

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  26. !!!!beautiful. and very enticing...
    ça donne envie! ;)

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  27. Cameron House is a truly fantastic and beautiful hotel, my cousin and her husband had their wedding there a couple of years ago and it was just stunning.

    The staff are also so welcoming and helpful, so the whole place just has the most relaxing atmosphere doesn't it?

    Thanks for the comment on my blog the other day, the shoes are by Sperry.

    Hollie

    lipstick and balloons

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