Friday, 23 January 2009


In anticipation of our VIPEV ... Very Important European Visitors - what am I saying? We are all part of Europse, are we not? ... coming in June here are photos of the accommodation that has been arranged for Dietrich, Reingard and Sabine. Iain and I will be with them to bring the total, in this house called Bonniebanks Cottage, to five.

The main website is here and it gives geographic location as well as details of rooms, etc.

It is set in trees on the Arden Estate which is on the west shore of Loch Lomond about 5 miles north of Balloch (and a 10 minutes drive from Helensburgh). It is not on the water's edge of Loch Lomond but is set back from the shore in the area which was once used as the place for the coach and horses and worker's cottages. At the moment I do not see the road or trail to the water's edge but it must be here somewhere!

That is a deck outside the French windows. There is also a BBQ area to the bottom left, out of the picture.

On the right of this picture shows the old coachhouse which has been done up to 3 different sizes of apartments. Details, are on the website.

As I drove out of the estate, I saw Ben Lomond in the distance with snow about halfway down. In the foreground were some hardy golfers out enjoying a round on a day which was about 2 degrees Centigrade!

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