Local Area Information

Local Amenities

The nearest grocery shops are in Balfron village - about a mile from the cottage. There you will find a Co-op, fruit & veg shop, butcher, baker, newsagent, ironmonger and a gift shop.

There are lots of lovely coffee shops and good pub restaurants within a short driving distance.


Whether you enjoy walking, hill climbing, cycling, golfing, sailing or even flying there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay.

A fantastic way to appreciate the scenery is via a boat on Loch Lomond - trips can be arranged through any of the following: Sweeney's Cruises, Loch Lomond Leisure and Balmaha Boat Yard


The list is endless. You could start with the Campsies to get get a different perspective on Edenwood! How about a stroll along part of the West Highland Way or follow some of the trails in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park ? You can't beat Loch Lomond for stunning views. The Walk Highlands website provides excellent information.

Hill Walking

If hills are more your thing then Ben Lomond is a must and Ben A'an is an easier option with amazing views.


Road cycling is very popular in the area, and there are many excellent mountain bike tracks nearby.


Pony Trekking

Duncryne Equitation and Trekking Centre take treks over beautiful countryside with scenic views of Loch Lomond and the surrounding hills. All levels catered for, from complete beginners to experienced riders.

Loch Lomond Pony Trekking take you high into the moorland at the south western edge of Loch Lomond.  You will get and ‘eagle eye’ view as you look down onto the ‘Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond, which lies below the majestic peak of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro

Castle Rednock Farm do pony trekking in some of the most scenic countryside within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. 



Balfron Golf Society runs an 18 hole course just 1.5 miles away. 

Other courses in the area are: Strathendrick Golf Club (Drymen), Buchanan Castle (Drymen), The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Aberfoyle Golf Club.

Other ideas

The historic city of Stirling is just a 25 minute drive away and well worth a visit - the views from both the castle and the Wallace Monument are fantastic.

Glasgow can be reached by car (approx 40 minutes depending on traffic) or by train from Milngavie. 

Perth is also only an hours drive away - Scone Palace is another place worth visiting.

If you are a Monty Python, Game of Thrones or Outlander fan then you might want to visit Doune Castle - a 14th century courtyard castle featuring in all three productions.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

For more idea on things to see and do go to:

 Visit Scotland