Towards the end of 2017 we commenced the construction of South Shore Lodge – a multi-million pound amenities complex overlooking the loch.
It has taken a number of years to get this project up and running, owing to the area of natural beauty that the holiday park sits within, however following planning permission being given by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park authority works were finally able to get underway.
Perthshire Caravans worked closely with Dundee-based Andrew Black Design and Perth construction company Algo Design to bring the two-storey project to fruition.
On the site of a former steading building, the complex includes the ‘Vista’ Bar & Restaurant, fitness suite, American pool/games room and children’s play area.
Director Ian McCormack said, “By providing this impressive, state-of-the-art facility, we meet and exceed the expectations of our discerning client base and provide a fantastic community resource for those who live in and around Loch Earn.
“While complementing our offer, we also hope that the complex will help boost the local tourist industry, attracting more people into the area throughout the year and not just during the busy holiday season.”
Andrew Black added, “The lower level is built into the existing slope, elevating the upper floor level to maximise views across Loch Earn and the surrounding area.
“As much material as possible was re-used from the ruined steading to increase the use of natural materials. Large feature windows, and an elevated decking area to the north, makes the most of these magnificent views, with the stone for the lower level finishing the look of the building impeccably.”
South Shore Lodge opened a little later than planned in 2020 – at the beginning July – as Scotland was coming out of the coronavirus pandemic “lockdown”.
It marked an exciting new chapter for Loch Earn Leisure Park – the state-of-the-art facility really is the finishing touch to this already amazing holiday retreat.