Loch Side accomodation

Mansefield House, situated in the picturesque  shores of Loch Long, is a fine Grade B listed Victorian house. Full of character and original features and offers a comfortable, homely accommodation. Set in its own grounds and close by village amenities and set to showcase expansive highland scenery too. Mansefield House is a warm and homely house perfectly suited to families with young children, groups of friends celebrating a special occasion or reunion, ideally suited for those wanting a base whilst enjoying Hidden Adventures bespoke canoeing and hill trekking days out.. Well behaved pets are extremely welcome.Sleeps 10 + 2 in 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin room.  Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Upstairs, twin room with 2 additional guest beds. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and stunning loch views. Family sized double with loch views (and cot), and double bedroom. Family bathroom with roll top bath, two en suite shower rooms, separate WC.

Loch Lomond lies 2 miles to the East a popular requested venue for our guests wanting to explore the islands. It could not be easier to arrange a holiday with us as for many years we have worked hard to dove tail our eco experiences with Manse

Team explore the Loch

Highland cow

field house and guests expectations for a wonderful Scottish break.

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Glassy Calm Canoeing 21/8/17

A beautiful paddle today with a family of 5 on holiday from Germany. The water was so calm that we were able to travel a good distance. We visited the islands of Inchtavannach where we saw deer and Highland cows, Inchmoan, where we found deer tracks along the water’s edge and explored a ruined building, and Inchconnachan, where some of us went looking for more wildlife while others made tea and skimmed stones.

27th July Loch Lomond Safari

Team Visible Fiction!

A lovely day on the loch with the Visible Fiction staff team. We set out from Luss in tandem boats, rafted up in windy conditions but were unable to reach the islands. Undeterred, we found a beach of our own for some swimming and the most sophisticated picnic I’ve ever had (asparagus tips and strawberries!). We also chatted about the connection between Clan Colquhoun and the Loch Lomond Islands. Calmer conditions and some excellent team work got us back to Luss in time to glimpse a Highland wedding taking place on the shore. 

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Loch Lomond Safari

Despite heavy rain fall in the afternoon, five clients and I had a great day.

Chris and his father, Tom, (celebrating his seventieth birthday) were joined by Rebecca, Elizabeth and Sarah three friends from Germany for an adventure on Loch Lomond.

We started from the Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel and paddled down to Luss and Fraoch Island. This island is populated with gulls and kittiwakes at this time, whilst they sit on their eggs. No chicks were spotted but next week should see the beginning of the hatch.

From there we paddled to Inchconachan and went on a trek around the island in search of the elusive wallabies. We didn’t see any but we did come across some spoor which seemed quite fresh.

After leaving Inchconachan we visited Inchtavannach before heading back for Luss. It was then that the heavens opened and it rained heavily for the whole of our return journey. Surprisingly, it was great fun. The rain was coming down without wind, the heavy drops almost singing as they fell en-mass onto the still surface of the water. Magic!

Loch Lomond canoe safari

There are places left on this wonderful Spring canoes safari which will be having our most experienced guide Archie running the day. Archie is retired (supposedly) he spent forty years in the outdoor education industry both as an instructor and a manager and he just can’t let go!He tells guests in an introductory e mail “I still love taking people out on outdoor experiences and so I am looking very much towards the day.
You’ll explore out of the way beaches, wildlife watch and learn all about Scots and local heritage through Archie’s fascinating facts and story telling. It looks to be great fun and social too .. interesting in joining this trip there are spaces still left .. get in touch .

Loch Lomond Canoe Safari

The first day of the new season proved to be ideal, with little wind and even a glimpse of warming sun. It was Kimbrley’s ‘Hen’ weekend organised by her pals and trip on the Loch was just one of the many happy events planned.

After following the marked trail to the top of the island we were rewarded with wonderful views of the Loch. We then descended towards the east of the island and visited the ancient churchyard where several local clan chiefs are buried.

Making our way back to Port Bawn, we paddled south ending up where we started, well relaxed and appreciative of the peaceful setting.