General

Widgeon Lodge is one of three semi-detached lodges situated on the shoreline of the beautiful Lake of Menteith. Located in the heart of Scotland, it is also part of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Widgeon Lodge is one of three semi-detached waterfront lodges each with huge glass sliding doors showing of the spectacular view over the lake toward Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills.

Widgeon can now accommodate up to 8 people with the addition of the Nest, which is a separate modern building offering a stunning kingsized bedroom that enjoys spectacular views across the lake. There is also a hot tub and private sauna.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

NEST: First Floor superking bed with large picture-window with stunning views of the lake.

WIDGEON: First Floor kingsize fairy-lit 4 poster bed with views out onto the forest, ensuite shower room with WC & hand basin.

First Floor superking double (or two full sized singles if requested) with a large flat-screen TV & views over the water to Ben Lomond.

Ground Floor twin bedroom with views out onto the forest.

Ground Floor family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, WC & hand basin.

Pets

Pets are not accepted at this property.

Terms & Conditions

The deposit is £100 or 25%, whichever is the higher amount, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to the holiday.

Sorry, no smoking.

For large groups & non family bookings a damage deposit is required - please check when booking.

Check in - between 4.00-6.00pm & check out is 10.00am.

Weekly breaks: Fri - Fri or Mon - Mon
Weekend breaks 3 nights: Fri - Mon
Midweek breaks 4 nights: Mon - Fri

An optional 'End of Stay Clean' is available for an extra charge of £70 - if you do not wish to add this to your booking please see the terms & conditions for details on how the lodge should be left on departure.

Location Information

There is a games room with table tennis table (bats/balls provided in each cabin), pool, air hockey, table football. There is also a computer with internet access.

Free tennis courts (racquets provided), please bring your own tennis balls.

Childrens play area - offering toddlers play boat, (built with the 18 month to 10yrs olds in mind), a rope swing and giant chess board.

Nick Nairn cook school is on site but must be booked in advance.

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Optional Extras

  • Cot, high-chair & stairgate are available on request.
  • BBQ Hire is available at a cost of £10 per stay inclusive of 2 bags of easy ignition coals (1.5kg each).
  • Rowing boats are available to hire by the hour, (available on a 1st come 1st serve basis) at a cost of £5 per hour. Available from April to end of October.
  • An optional 'End of Stay Clean' is available for an extra charge of £70 - if you do not wish to add this to your booking please see the terms & conditions for details on how the lodge should be left on departure.

Terms & Conditions


Important: When you submit a booking via our online reservation system you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address you provide in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your booking is subsequently confirmed by email or letter and a deposit or full payment is taken.

Pets: We do not allow pets – sorry.

Smoking: All properties are non smoking and smokers should ensure all windows and doors are shut while smoking outside the property.

Booking Deposit: A Deposit of 20%, of the Letting fee (minimum £100) per property is payable on booking. The balance is due 10 weeks before arrival. If you plan to take your holiday within the ten weeks of your booking date, payment must be made in full at the time of booking.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you have suitable travel insurance to cover you in the event of cancellation.

Cancellation: We strongly advise that you take out insurance protection against an unavoidable cancellation of your holiday.

If you have booked directly with us and are forced to cancel after booking the following conditions apply:

  • If you have booked and paid a deposit: We will attempt to re-let the property. If we successfully re-let the property we will refund 50% of the deposit paid (subject to a minimum charge of £100). This would be refunded after the last day of your holiday date.
    If we do not re-let the property the full amount of the deposit paid is forfeited.
  • If you have booked and paid in full: We will attempt to re-let the property. If we successfully re-let the property, we will refund the full amount, less a £100, of the amount paid by the new customer (the amount paid may have been discounted). This would be refunded after the last day of your holiday date.
    If we do not re-let the property the full amount paid is forfeited.

The decision of Lochend Chalets on all claims will be final.

Letting Payments: The balance payment is due eight weeks prior to arrival. Payments: We accept all debit cards, credit cards (except American Express and Diners) and cheque with no fee. If transferring monies between banks incurs charges, you are responsible for all charges.

Security Deposit: On group and non family bookings a damage deposit is required. Anything from £250 to £500 per property will be applied. This needs to be paid 24 hours before arrival and will be refunded 24 hours after departure, all being well. NB some banks may hang onto these funds for 3-4 days. Please check with your bank.

2 Person Discount: Is only available if you book direct through OUR site. Simply book as normal but in the ‘VOUCHER CODE’ box put “2orless” and a 10% discount will be deducted. The 2 person discount applies to bookings of one or two persons. A child under 2 not needing a bed will also be allowed.

Number of Persons in Your property: is limited to the number of persons on your booking form. Casual overnight guests are not permitted unless agreed in advance with the management.

Additional Visitors: It is natural for you to want people you know who live locally to visit you while you are here. Please inform us if you are planning to have additional visitors during your stay. This is for safety purposes. Large gatherings whether during the day or the evening are not always suitable and not always permitted.

Accommodation: We take every care that your property is ready for your arrival. However, in the unlikely event that the property, or its facilities, is damaged by circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to relocate you to another property of similar grading and size. In the event of there being no alternative accommodation, a full refund on your property rental will be given.

  • All linen and towels are provided with beds made up for your arrival.
  • Arrival time is from 4.00-6.00pm After 6pm contact us for key collection.
  • Departure time is by 10.00am.
  • Cleaning fees are optional – see ‘Additional Charges’.
  • On departure, if you have not taken the ‘end of stay clean’, we ask all guests to strip the beds, vacuum throughout, leave the bathroom, kitchen, and appliances clean and fat free. Guests will be liable for any cleaning charges incurred in the event that any property is left in a dirty condition.
  • Smoking if occupants have been smoking inside the building, or smoking outside with windows open, we reserve the right to make an additional charge.
  • Waste. Recycling properly is important at Lochend. Please take extra care to ensure No Glass or Recyclables are placed in these bins as Stirling Council will charge us for any Recyclables going to Landfill and this charge may be passed onto you.

Additional charges:

  • BBQ’s – £10 per stay with 2 bags of coals.
  • Hot Tub – £150 per stay.
  • end of stay clean – see cost in each accommodation page.
  • non-recycling charges – £10 per bin.
  • late departure. By arrangement.
  • early arrival. By arrangement.
  • Rowing – £5 per hour.
  • Bike Shed facilities – free.
  • Premium wifi package – Call for details.
  • Electricity – in Log Cabins see the accommodation page.
  • Logs for Pine Lodge, £5 per bag.

Accessibility: If you have someone less able in your party, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Groups: Group bookings are at our discretion but unlikely for Stag or Hen parties, or large single sex groups or groups of under 25’s.

Safety: Whilst we have attempted to make Lochend Chalets Ltd as safe as possible, there are natural hazards associated with a rugged Highland location such as this. Responsibility for your well being (and that of any of your children) lies with you.

Damage, Loss and Nuisance: We reserve the right to refuse admission to any or all guests for any just reason. Similarly, we reserve the right to evict offensive persons.
No refunds will be made. The hirer agrees to pay for any damage or loss, excluding reasonable wear and tear, incurred during their occupation. We reserve the right to make charges against deposits or payment cards or to invoice for over occupancy, additional cleaning or damages.

Vehicles: Cars, vans, bicycles, trailers and their accessories and contents are left entirely at their owners’ risk. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage thereof or thereto from any cause whatsoever. We do not permit large camper vehicles or caravan’s.

VAT: VAT is included at 20% in all our prices. However we reserve the right to change the prices should the VAT rate change.

Property Features

  • NEST:
  • First Floor superking bed with large picture-window & electric blind with stunning views of the lake.
  • The sauna is in the mirrored room on the ground floor of the nest.
  • Between 'Widgeon' & 'The Nest' you have a private area with Cedar electric hot tub.
  • WIDGEON:
  • First Floor:
  • Kingsize fairy-lit 4 poster bed with views out onto the forest, ensuite shower room with WC & hand basin.
  • Superking double (or two full sized singles if requested) with a large flat-screen TV & views over the water to Ben Lomond.
  • Ground Floor:
  • Twin bedroom with views out onto the forest.
  • Family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, WC & hand basin.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with an island which has an extension on one side for sitting on sheepskin bar stools.
  • Toaster & kettle, Nespresso machine, cafetiere, scales & hand blender are provided.
  • Fridge/freezer, hide-away recycling, dishwasher, oven & microwave are all integrated & the hob has a extractor fan.
  • Washing machine is hidden away in a laundry cupboard.
  • All necessary utensils, crockery & cutlery are also provided.
  • Sycamore topped dining table with seating for 8 plus corner sofa.
  • Open-plan living & dining area overlooking the lake, through large panoramic windows.
  • Large wall mounted flat-screen TV with Freeview & integrated DVD-player.
  • UE bluetooth speaker.
  • Sliding doors onto granite decking furnished with a picnic table & rattan chairs with views over the lake toward Ben Lomond & the Menteith Hills.
  • Bed linen, towels, tea towels, eco cleaning products.
  • Beds are all made up with 100% Egyptian Cotton linen.
  • All heating & electricity included.
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • There is space for 1-2 cars at the back of each waterfront lodge.
  • WIFI available free of charge.
  • 'Starter Pack' provided on arrival - Fair-trade tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, milk & Tunnock's teacakes & wafers.
  • An optional 'End of Stay Clean' is available for an extra charge of £70 - if you do not wish to add this to your booking please see the terms & conditions for details on how the lodge should be left on departure.
  • Cot, high-chair & stairgate are available on request.
  • BBQ Hire is available at a cost of £10 per stay inclusive of 2 bags of easy ignition coals (1.5kg each).

Local Fishing Information

Loch Tay Harbour

Important Information

  • Fishing available on-site at the Lake of Menteith.
  • Ideal for fly-fishing, one of the best trout fishing waters in Scotland.
  • There is no bank fishing, but there are two boats going from the shore which can be booked in advance.
  • Lake of Menteith is stocked with over 30,000 rainbow and brown trout every year, all over a 1lb in weight.
  • There are 2 boats available for guests however you can also visit the fishery (approx 1 mile away) for more options.

Local Attractions

The Harbour at Loch Tay

Local supermarkets - Co-op is a 10 minute drive away in the village of Aberfoyle.

Closest villages - Aberfoyle & Callander.

Go Ape! - Aberfoyle - Longest zip wire in Britain, 400m.

The Lake Hotel and Port Bar - 1.5 miles from Port of Menteith, Great location, on the north shore of the Lake, big roaring fire in winter and fabulous area for al fresco dining when suitable. Both bar food and fine dining.

Nick Nairn Cook School - This award winning Cook School is not only on the estate - fantastic way to spend a day out whether your into cooking or not.

Inchmahome Priory - Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith.

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park - Located just a short drive away.

Stirling Castle - 25 mins away.

Nae Limits outdoor activites - Adventure activities including white water rafting, canyoning and quad biking.

Golf - There is an 18 hole golf course on-site, as well as an 18 hole putting green.

Deanston Distillery - 'local' distillery just 20 minutes from Lochend.

SS Sir Walter Scott - The Steamship Sir Walter Scott has been sailing sedately on Loch Katrine since 1900.

Glencoe Visitor's Centre - 1.5 hours drive away.

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