Welcome to the next installment of our UK pet friendly travel series. Over the next few issues we will be taking readers and celebrity dog lovers alike on a tour of different pet friendly holidays across the UK. This issue we travel to Drymen in Loch Lomond with readers Lisa Heslington and John Milton alongside their three dogs, Lily a Standard Poodle and Blue and Dolly, two rescue Bichon Frises.
Meet Lisa and John...
We own three lovely dogs and we always try and plan our holidays and short breaks with their needs in mind. So when the opportunity arose for us to review Sisky's House, self catering holiday accommodation in the beautiful location of Drymen in Loch Lomond, Scotland, we jumped at the chance.
Upon our arrival we were greeted with homemade goodies for both people and dogs, dog toys and a fantastic gift from the owners, Karen and Bernie, which was THE nicest way to start our holidays!
Sisky's House is just perfect for us, it is warm, comfortable and ideal for people with or without dogs, you park directly outside the house and the entrance is great as you can keep all of your doggy/outdoor stuff there and there is plenty of room to clean off dogs and people before you go upstairs to the wonderfully equipped and cosy living room and kitchen, I like to eat out when I am away but as the kitchen is so well equipped and the fresh produce available in and around Drymen is so good we probably ate in more than out whenever we have stayed which is almost unheard of for me on holiday.
There are some lovely pubs in the village too, all well within a short walk, our favourite for drinks and food is the Clachan in Drymen where you are made so welcome with and without dogs too although they did rather like our Standard Poodle as they thought she was a dead ringer for Rod Stewart we were made very welcome at all of the public houses in Drymen.
For a nice close dog walk we walked every morning at Gallowhill woods, this is about a 10 minute walk away and we met some great local people and dogs here too.
Drymen is just perfect for touring all over the Trossachs however and we visited lots amazing places, Sisky's House has a fantastic library of information to tell you where are the best places to visit and Karen and Bernie who own it are always on hand if you need to call them to give you personal advice on where to visit and places to explore. While we have been at Sisky's we have visited Glasgow, great for shopping and history, Glencoe, with scenery to totally take your breath away, Fort William, Loch Lomond of course with some amazing walks all round it and if you are up to it the 5 hour walk up to Ben Lomond will reward you for your efforts.
After a long hard day of enjoying yourself then Sisky's is the perfect place to relax and unwind, we slept like babies and even on a nasty day there are lots of DVDs and games to keep you amused so all in all Sisky's was just perfect for us, the only thing I would change is that it was not quite so far away from us.
Some pictures are attached of our holidays oh and just an additional note, my darling partner has a little problem with OCD where cleanliness is concerned, no problem at Sisky's House as it is one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed in and John was in heaven because of it too.
Thanks so much Karen and Bernie for the best holiday destination we have ever had with our dogs!
Find out more at Sisky's House: www.lochandlake.com/
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