When we were invited to check out the facilities at Taymouth Marina, the answer had to be yes! Their breath taking views over Loch Tay were as beautiful as the water front accommodation. We love to discover new places around Scotland and this was a completely new area for us. We have done a fair bit of coastal and Island trips, but never inland and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
We enjoyed a leisurely drive through the countryside as we travelled from the North of Scotland before arriving at the waterside complex on Loch Tay. It was easy to find and even for those arriving later in the day, like we did, there is a key safe to collect your welcome pack on arrival.
The Accommodation at Taymouth Marina
The townhouse that we stayed in was called 5 Lawers View and had 2 bedrooms, one double with and ensuite and the second was kitted out with a single bed and a bunk bed, also with an ensuite. The townhouse had all the amenities you’d expect for a weekend away, with enough tea, coffee and dishwasher tablets to see you through until you get to the shops. There is also a downstairs toilet and separate utility with a washer/drier and iron & board. Perfect for families!
There were TV’s in both bedrooms, with inbuilt apps for Amazon, Netflix etc (just remember to remove your login details before you leave!) and there is also a TV in the living room with a DVD player, selection of DVD’s and board games. There is also a balcony in both the master suite and the living area. With a hot tub on the lower balcony.
The hot tub isn’t covered overhead, but we didn’t mind getting our hair wet when we gave it a whirl mid Scottish shower!
Taymouth Marina Facilities
The Taymouth Complex itself is absolutely stunning! With friendly reception, who can help you plan your watersport activities, such as Kayaking, paddle boards, pedalos and inflatable trampoline. They provide wetsuit hire also. We weren’t blessed with the weather when we stayed, so we stayed on dry land. They also have a wood burning hot box sauna, which overlooks the loch.
Where to Eat near Kenmore
There are a number of family run places to eat both in the local Kenmore and Aberfeldy. We ate lunch at The Paper Boat, which is just across the loch and is the most heart warming Scottish/Scandi inspired coffee shop. You can enjoy home bakes and also hearty sandwiches (recommend the fish finger sarni!) and they do kids portions too. They have a little wood burning stove and have created a real magical space, in an even more magical location.
We had dinner in The Upstairs restaurant in Aberfeldy, which again has a great choice for kids. Their home made chips are truly enormous!
We also popped in passed the Three Lemons, which is rather insta worthy!
What To Do near Kenmore
Besides the watersports facilities for those dry days, you can also venture into Kenmore, where they do Loch Tay boat Safari’s. As we had a dreich day (Scottish for rather wet!) we ventured through to Aberfeldy to the Watermill, which is a bookshop, art gallery and design shop. They also have a coffee shop downstairs. The building itself is beautiful and make sure you pop up to the top floor, which is very quaint.
Another couple of trips were would have done, had we had better weather, was the Red Deer centre and Highland Safaris. Certainly something we’ll do when we return, as I’m sure we will!
Disclaimer: We received a gifted stay as part of this honest review of the area.