Cameron House, located on the banks of Loch Lomond, is a stunning five-star venue; ideal for a stay close to Glasgow Airport (only a 35 minute drive) and offers excellent leisure and golf facilities as well as a variety of dining options.
The hotel’s chairman Stephen Carter has recently been awarded Hotelier of the Year 2011; an accolade made even more prominent as it is selected by past winners of the award which has now been running for 29 years.
During Stephen’s 3 year period working at the Cameron House he has managed the property through a £50m refurbishment which can now boast a resort containing 128 bedrooms, 115 lodges, the spa (inclusive of 17 treatment rooms) and a PGA championship course.
Cameron House is a five star De Vere hotel situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, just 25 minutes from Glasgow Airport. I recently had the pleasure of staying overnight, which was the first time I’d stayed since its £25 million refurbishment in 2007. The end result is a fantastic traditional hotel with a great Scottish feel to it and a property fitting of a great location on the ‘Bonnie Banks’. The bedrooms are tastefully designed with tartan rugs and deep colours, giving it a very homely feel. Personally, my favourite part of the hotel is the Great Scots Bar; where pictures of famous Scots (Colin Montgomerie, Sean Connery, William Wallace, Billy Connolly, etc) hang on the walls. Spend 15 minutes wandering round the bar looking at all the pictures…….it’s an education!
Whilst it’s a difficult property to include in a typical itinerary (you wouldn’t use it as a base when playing any of Scotland’s top links courses), it will often fit in perfectly at the end of a trip. For example, if you’re in the Highlands or St. Andrews and you’re flying home from Glasgow, it’ll be much more enjoyable to stay at Cameron House on your last night, than it would be to stay at a typical airport hotel.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.
If you happen to be staying in the Loch Lomond area or are playing at the Carrick Golf Course, might I suggest you stop by the Cameron House Hotel for lunch or dinner. With 4 different dining areas to decide from, you’re bound to find an experience to suit your mood or occasion.
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond opened in 2008 and is the hotel’s fine dining restaurant which offers a classic, chic setting in which to enjoy the fine food on offer. TheBoathouse is a New England style restaurant placed in a picturesque position by the water’s edge while The Cameron Grill is a more informal dining experience set in a contemporary atmosphere and showcases an open feature kitchen and walk-in wine cellar. Finally, The Claret Jug; this is the golf club house, but do not be put off by this, it is a stylish and relaxed eating area which presents local, timeless fare. So now all you have to do is decide which restaurant to go for –whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed!