Perhaps one of our favourite destinations for a Staycation is the village of Killin, which sits on the western end of the the beautiful Loch Tay in the Lomond and Trossachs National Park area. This is a superb location for hiking, wildlife spotting, canoeing or just taking it easy and taking in the incredible scenery. Imagine mountains, lakes, beaches, castles and you get the general idea. The beautiful Falls of Dochart as well as Finlarg Castle are short walk away. If you enjoy cycling, you have local access to the Loch Tay cycling route. Book here.
The Maragowan Caravan & Motorhome Club site sits on the edge of Killin and is a site we’d most definitely recommend. Once you’ve booked, make sure you arrive at the earliest check-in time so you can a choose pitch backing on to the River Lochay.
Our two spaniels love Killin because they can be off the lead a fair bit and they get a swim in the Loch. You could walk for miles around some of the trails and not bump in to anybody.
There’s a number of good pubs and restaurants nearby, but the one that stands out for us The Courie Inn on Main Street. The food is amazing and the hosts and service are equal to it.
We might go out for the day and rarely move the motorhome unless we’re moving site. Lunch might be at a local cafe or pub or antipasti at the motorhome. This is what staycations are all about.
In the afternoon, we might go for a bike ride, another long walk with the dogs or visit the local town and have a coffee and a cake. The thing is, with the obvious occasional exception of the weather, you can have a perfect staycation and a break from normal everyday Covid life. Book here.
We prefer to eat at the van and rarely venture out to the pubs. On the occasions we have, it’s great to not have to drive, have a good meal then return, full and merry to very comfortable bed in the motorhome.
We can put a pizza in the oven, cook a pasta meal or even a full dinner in the van. Personally, I prefer to eat simply and the pasta, antipasti and salads are my go to favourites. In the evening, this entirely depends on the weather and quite honestly, even if it’s raining or snowing, we have still enjoyed a wonderful staycation in every country in the UK and Ireland. We might sit outside and watch the sun dip into the ground, play cards, scrabble or watch a DVD. In truth, we rarely watch anything on the telly or DVD as there are so many other more favourable options when you’re enjoying your staycation in beautiful surroundings. Our motorhomes have solar power and gas on board so you can easily enjoy a couple of nights off track. Book here.