I make no secret of the fact that, as much as I love travelling abroad, I also love travelling in my beloved Scotland. Road trips are pretty much the perfect way to do that, and so a couple of weeks ago Thomas and I jumped in the car ready for a much-needed Scottish getaway.
Our destination was the Four Seasons Hotel, nestled on the banks of Loch Earn and less than 2 hours drive from home. Our route took us through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, several forest parks and along some seriously stunning routes that had me struggling to keep my eyes off the scenery and on the road.
Along the way we stopped into Venachar Lochside, an adorable eatery right on the banks of Loch Venachar. It’s casual, cosy and sits in the most gorgeous spot overlooking the water. Ideal for a lunchtime pit-stop!
After lunch we jumped back in the car for the remainder of our journey, passing by several more lochs along the way. When we finally arrived at Four Seasons Hotel we were blown away by it’s amazing location right on the water.
We checked in and were shown to our lovely four-poster room (I do love a good four-poster bed!). The rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and have everything you could want from a three-star hotel, but the real beauty is outside.
The majority of the rooms look out over Loch Earn and the views are so incredible that I found myself just sitting staring out and getting lost in thought. The windows were open and all I could hear was the sound of ducks swimming in the loch and the rustle of the wind through the trees.
With all that beauty right outside our window we didn’t stay inside for long and instead headed out to explore the tiny village of St Fillans next to the hotel. We went for a stroll, found a cute spot to sit and enjoy the September sunshine and were soon surrounded by a bunch of little ducks!
Aside from the views and extremely serene setting, the other fantastic thing about the Four Seasons Hotel was the food. Their Meall Remhar Rosette Restaurant was where we ate and the food was incredible (and we even got to eat looking out over the loch too!).
The food was delicious, the service couldn’t be faulted and we had a wonderfully relaxing time. A truly great place for a quick Scottish getaway!
Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Four Seasons Hotel, however, all opinions and romanticised musings on the beauty of Scottish lochs are entirely my own.