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Mansefield House Nominated for Regional Thistle Award

We are delighted that we have been shortlisted to be a regional finalist for the Scottish Thistle Awards Best Self-Catering Accommodation Experience, sponsored by Bruce…

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Winners of a European Holiday Home Association Award!

We are absolutely thrilled to have won the European Holiday Home Association Award for best Pet Friendly Holiday Home 2018 in the whole of Europe!…

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5 Ideas for Rainy Day Activities

We have basked in splendid sunshine for weeks and weeks, but what to do when faced with rainy days? Never fear, there are any number…

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Mansefield House Achieves Green Tourism Silver Award

At Mansefield House we are committed to providing a good quality service while also minimising the environmental impact of our activities. We are surrounded by…

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Arrochar & Tarbet Paths Map

The Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust has launched a new map to guide you through the local scenery, discovering the rich heritage of the…

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We Now Provide Bike Hire!

Want to explore the National Park, but you don’t have your own bike? We offer a bike hire service from our very own Campbell Bike…

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5 Spectacular Waterfalls

5 Spectacular Waterfalls   Inversnaid  The needle-like stream Just a short distance south of the Inversnaid Hotel on the eastern side of Loch Lomond, the…

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Half Term in the Snow

It’s February. It’s Half Term. What do you do with the kids? Build snow men, of course! Great big huge snowmen. Or….. go skiing /…

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Arrochar – What’s in the Name?

The name of the parish has been a matter of some dispute.  Thought to have been derived from the Gaelic “Ard tir”, the high land;…

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Autumn

There’s only one thing that isn’t so wonderful about having loads of beautiful trees in the garden at Mansefield. Autumn. Looks like we’ll be raking…

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The Enjoyable Rut Blog

“Driving up the House’s drive is a statement in itself, and just off the road which hugs the loch, you’ll find a picture-perfect dolls house…

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Shiny Diggers and Pretty Gravel

There have been diggers and machines all over the grounds today, scraping back the old driveway in preparation for the arrival of 40 tonnes of…

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Great Dog Walks: Tarbet Isle

Tarbet Isle An easy circuit, through pinewoods and oakland with lovely views over Loch Lomond. Circular Walk Distance: 2km / 1.25miles Walk Time: 45 minutes…

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Chill at the Carrick Spa

Nothing beats a day relaxing at the Carrick Spa on Loch Lomond. Sheer, unadulterated luxury. Float around in the hydro pool, look out over the…

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Step Back in Time: Inveraray Jail

Experience one of the finest and best preserved jail and courtroom complexes in the world: step through the doors of inveraray jail and step back…

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Great Dog Walks: Glen Loin to Inveruglas

One of our favourite walks from the village is to take the Glen Loin Footpath from the head of the loch. Park opposite the caravan…

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Shopping on the Doorstep

Right on the door step is Mansefield Studios, contemporary craft gallery. Showcasing the work of independent Scottish designers and makers, you’ll find harris tweed homeware,…

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Backdrop to a VisitScotland / EmbraceScotland Marketing Campaign

Mansefield House, Daisy and latest addition, Scrabble were used as models and backdrop for the launch of a marketing campaign about pet friendly self-catering accommodation…

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Installing the new Range Cooker

So, the old range was tired and overworked. Queue excitedly choosing a new range cooker. We went for a top of the range, beauty courtesy…

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Jumping off the Pier at Tarbet

It’s sunny. It’s hot. What else would you do? Get your wet suits on and head over to Tarbet on Loch Lomond. Join all the…

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Puck’s Glen

Dripping with greenery, padded with moss, a tumbling burn: the magical world of Puck’s Glen is surely one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. The paths weave…

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The Gruffalo Trail, Ardkinglas

“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood”. Take your little ones on an imagination inspiring adventure through the stunning Ardkinglas woodland gardens,…

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Great Dog Walks: Inversnaid to Rowardennan on the West Highland Way

A wonderfully hidden, out of the way, fairly easy 7 mile wander along the Eastern shore of Loch Lomond, surrounded by ancient oak woodland with clear…

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Canoe on Loch Lomond

Accompanied by specialist sea safari guides from Hidden Adventures, you can launch from Mansefield House, or head over to Loch Lomond and investigate some of…

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Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens

A lovely 3km walk through beech and oak trees, stunning azaleas, hydrangeas and Mountain Ash. Beautiful pinks and purples in spring and early summer, and…

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