If you follow my blog on a regular basis then you’ll know that I’m a country girl at heart. I live in a little village and absolutely love being surrounded by natural beauty. I also have a penchant for being near water and both of these loves of mine were on my doorstep during a recent stay on the banks of Loch Lomond.
This was my stunning view from the patio of my beautiful luxury Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodge. The green trees, blue skies and the waters of the loch in the distance were absolutely perfect, and gazing at them from my private hot tub wasn’t bad either!
This area is part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, which happens to be one of my favourite natural spots in Scotland. A place as peaceful and idyllic as this is hard not to fall in love with.
Leaving the comforts of my lodge behind it was only a gentle 2 minute stroll down the path to the edge of the loch. Standing there with a view like this on a stunningly sunny Scottish day was absolutely wonderful.
The little beach area in front of the lodges is reserved for residents only, and we had it entirely to ourselves on one of the hottest days of the year. I could have sat there all day listening to the gentle lap of the waves and enjoying the sun warming my skin as my dog wandered along the beach picking up sticks and splashed in the shallow water.
After a perfect blue sky day and plenty of sunbathing, hot tubbing and wine drinking I wandered back down to the edge of the loch just in time for sunset. As the sky changed from deep blue, to golden, to pink and finally begun to darken the colours were wonderfully reflected in the almost still water of the loch.
Looking around I couldn’t see a single other person or sign of life anywhere and it felt incredibly peaceful.
It was no wonder I was reluctant to leave after a few perfect days spent surrounded by natural beauty like this. It’s moments like this that often make me stop and remember how lucky I am to call Scotland my home country. Having spectacular scenery like this on my doorstep is one of my favourite things about Scotland, and something I’m sure I’ll never tire of.