Gartfairn Farm

Balmaha, Drymen, Glasgow, Stirlingshire, G63 0AQ

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Gartfairn Farm CL is a quiet site, set on a working livestock farm, in Loch Lomond National Park, overlooking Loch Lomond. Adults/Children/Pets all welcome. The site offers 5 hardstanding pitches with electrical hook-ups and plenty of space for awnings etc.

The site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, being 1 mile from Balmaha, on the banks of Loch Lomond. Balmaha boasts a shop, village pub, visitors centre plus boatyard where trips to Luss, Balloch or round the islands may be booked.

The West Highland Way runs through Balmaha, so fantastic walks up the loch side, or to the top of the Conic, which is 1,200 feet, with the walk starting from the car park in Balmaha.

Drymen is 3 miles from the site and has numerous pubs, restaurants, butchers, post office and gift shops. A bus service runs from the farm road end to Balmaha, Drymen and Balloch.

Further afield, we are 50 miles to Edinburgh, 28 miles to Glasgow or 23 miles to the historic city of Stirling. Explore Stirling Castle or the Wallace Monument.

Facilities on site ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

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Lat 56.083157 / Lon -4.51473
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Drymen, Balloch
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Great Site

Stayed her weekend 8th/9th of March 2019 for my birthday weekend. Choose it because it only has the 5 pitches, with minimum facilities in the hope that it would be nice and quiet, which it was. Great value at £12 a night when you have your own facilities, as a lot of the time we feel we are paying for things we never use on other sites. Great views down Loch Lomond. Woke up to snow on the Sunday morning which was beautiful to see on the hills and surrounding area. 20 min walk to Balmaha which has the shop/pub/coffee shop, and the statue to Tom Weir, lovely little place. Was made to feel very welcome on arrival, and we were left to it the rest of the weekend, which was great. Hopefully going back in the next couple of weeks for another quick weekend away for my partners birthday.

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A 5th Wheel adventure!

This site is a real find and we stayed here for 3 nights in early January 2019. Site approach is a long straight road and care is required to spot the sign. With a 12 Mtr rig we had no real issues accessing but took it slow and careful. Down track and first right up an incline before reaching the farm. Pitches are a bit tight but set out around a circular access road. We were lucky to be the only campers as if 2 or 3 other pitches had been booked it would have been tight. We telephoned before to confirm access and availability which was met with helpful guidance and instructions. EHU worked fine and apart from a bit of water pipe freezing due to early hard frost all went well. Site is exposed and we endured a windy night but the views of Loch Lomond are to die for! Local deer paid an early morning visit and the walks, scenery, nature and local wildlife are stunning. We went on a Loch Lomond cruise, Balloch walks and the site location is excellent for exploring the local area. The Oak Tree in down the road served a nice beer and the food looked excellent.We will return here again (off peak) for sure.

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Gartfairn Farm, What a view!!

This site has 5 well spaced H/S pitches, with EHU, and is accessed by hard farm lane, 3 mls down the B837 from Dryman to Balmaha. It is very quiet and has fantastic views over Loch Lomond, especially from the front 3 pitches. There are a couple of shortish walks along farm tracks from the site, ideal for taking ones dog for a walk, as well as the access road. There is a large free car park just over a mile down the road at Balmaha at the National Park Centre, where there are footpaths up onto Conic Hill and along the loch shore. These also on the route of the West Highland Way. The B827 extends another 5 mls or so and ends at Rowardennan, where there's parking and the start of the path up Ben Lomond. This road is quiet during the week, outside of the holiday periods, so good for cycling, but is extremely busy at weekends especially when the weather is fine. There's a hotel at Balmaha and also another at Dryman, where there is also a small shop, and a number of way-marked walks. At Balloch, on the A811, at the foot of the loch, there's a Co-op and the cheapest fuel can be found at Alexandria, where there's also a Aldi. This site is well worth visiting for the views alone, and a real bargain at £12 pn. We will certainly pay it another visit in the future.

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Lovely tidy CL on a working farm. Good views over Loch Lomond and the hills. Pitches a little tight but good hard standing. Friendly owners so quiet and peaceful too. We only had two nights here to break our journey and the weather wasn't good but sure we will return. The Clachan Inn in Drymen serves excellent food.
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Perfect for Loch Lomond

Fabulous views of Loch Lomond and Conic Hill if you are lucky enough to grab one of the 3 best pitches. All 5 are hard standings making this an all-weather site and great for motorhomes. It’s perfectly located to visit the loch and to walk The West Highland Way. There is a small Spar in nearby Drymen but other than that the nearest choice of shops is around 8 miles away as is fuel. Facilities are fine with everything recycled and TV/Radio reception and mobile on Three very strong.

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