Sisky's House is a beautiful, high specification upper town house in the conservation village of Drymen, at the heart of Scotland's Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
The generously proportioned modern designed apartment sleeps 4, with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with separate dining area, large attic double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with electric shower. This accommodation has been completely refurbished and tastefully decorated throughout (December 2006), with original artworks, rugs, sumptuous soft furnishings and bedding, with the intention of creating a relaxing home from home. We therefore have included all the gadgetry required for modern living - satellite, Playstation for kids of all ages, and FREE WiFi broadband internet, enabling you to choose whether to bring your laptop to keep in touch with business, research local attractions and activities, book a restaurant, check your share portfolio or just switch them off, it's up to you. We also provide you with a welcome basket to help start your holiday with a taste of Scotland.
No extra charge for heating (at any time of the year)
Dogs welcome and no extra charge for your dog
No extra charge for quality linen or towels
Free WiFi (wireless) broadband internet provided
Minimum of 10% discount for consecutive weeks taken
Rebooking discounts for returning guests
Drymen is set in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is the gateway to the East Bank, which is arguably the most beautiful loch side route in Scotland, with many accessible beaches and slipways for boats and watersport craft.
The village square is the main focal point for Drymen (where a lone piper plays every Thursday evening throughout the summer months), off of which run junctions to Glasgow, Stirling, Aberfoyle and the East Bank of the loch. Surrounding the village green you will find a variety of shops including the post office, a well stocked minimarket, hotels and pubs (one of which is reputedly the oldest Inn in Scotland established 1734), butcher, library and tourist office. The bank can be found further along Main Street across from the bowling greens, just before the health club with swimming pool and the local church.
The house is very conveniently situated about 250m from the village square.
To the north of the village, the loch is narrow and deep, and the surrounding mountains rise dramatically from the shoreline, locally, this is where the most challenging walking and climbing can be found.
On the eastern side, the road passes through Balmaha, a beautiful loch side village with a sheltered harbour and an ideal sailing and water-sports centre, you can also hire boats, launch your own, and get on the post boat for trips to the islands here. It also offers convenient access to Conic Hill, an afternoons ramble to a stunning panoramic vista of the Highland Boundary Fault. The route beyond this passes a RSPB reserve through deciduous woodlands, arriving at Rowardennen. Here many people depart for the summit of Ben Lomond, towering over the eastern shore, but with a relatively moderate grade of walk, this is Scotland's most southerly Munro at 3194ft, an easy one to bag.
At the southern shores Balloch Castle Country Park looks onto the mouth of the River Leven, where those in the know drop their hooks for salmon and sea trout. It is at Balloch that you will also find the main Tourist Information Centre for the national park, based at Lomond Shores, it is well worth a visit for it's displays and extensive information on attractions and areas all over Scotland.
The west bank of Loch Lomond offers access to the main routes to the north west highlands, you have to choose which road to take at Tarbert, either left to Loch Long and Arrochar, hosting the distinctive shape of The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) 2899ft, one of Scotland's most familiar landmarks and a climbing hotspot, beyond this the road climbs 'The Rest and Be Thankful' (drive it to appreciate the name), to Inveraray and beyond to Oban. The right fork continues to contour the lochside, narrow and in places over the water until you reach Crianlarich, beyond lies the imposing Rannoch Moor, leading to the mood bound sight of Glen Coe and onward to Fort William.
Ferries and pleasure cruises depart from the lochside communities of Tarbet (N), Balloch (S), Balmaha (E) and Luss (W), and are a perfect way to view the 38 islands on the 24 mile long loch, which is some 5 miles wide and 600 feet deep. You may pass the championship golf course at Loch Lomond Golf Club, home of the Scottish Open, which has become the precursor for the very many golfing stars competing in the Open Championship.