Will you be Gramping on your hols this year?

A survey discussed in The Telegraph has found that three quarters of families with young children intend to go on holiday this year with the grandparents in tow.

The appeal of extended family holidays is increasing not only because it is a way to share holiday costs, but also because it can reunite disparate families. Many grandparents do not live in the same town as their grandchildren and therefore do not see them as regularly as they would like. By taking a holiday together they are able to spend time building bonds and relationships in a relaxed and fun environment. Parents find it the ideal situation as they are able to share the childcare with the grandparents and perhaps even their own siblings and take some much needed alone time.

The rise in popularity of websites such as, which offers large homes for holiday lets, emphasises the growing popularity of this style of holiday.

The article in the Telegraph notes that ‘Gramping’, as this type of holiday has been dubbed, follows hot on the heels of the latest trend of ‘stay in the UK’ holidays. UK holidays are now in vogue more than ever due to both the increasing cost of overseas travel and the renewed British love affair with the British coast and countryside.

You don’t have to watch many hours of TV to see this obssession with the UK in full swing in programmes such as CountryFile, Lambing Live and Escape to the Country. Self catering holidays in the UK are adapting to meet both of these trends and large quality holiday homes are becoming the new holiday hot property.

So, will you be Gramping this year?


A warm welcome in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

You’re lucky. No, seriously..(you are)… the middle of 720 square miles of some of the finest scenery in Scotland. If not the UK. If not the world.

Where else can you find 39 miles of coastline curling round three sea lochs, island-studded freshwater lochs, 50 odd rivers and the land of the giants? All just an hour away from half of the population of Scotland……Now that’s what we call lucky.”

This message is part of the National Park’s new branding and business toolkit called Business in the Park. Rhumhor Holiday Lodge is proud to have signed up to this initiative and be part of that brand experience. It is a brand that encapsulates all that businesses in the park offer – a warm welcome, quality of service and an apparelled visitor experience.

The Park website offers a huge amount of information for visitors, you can find out details about outdoor and indoor activities, events and visitor centre information.

A visit to the park is truly special and we will ensure that your stay here is equally special by providing quality accommodation and a warm welcome for you, your family and friends.

Visit us now to book your stay in the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.


Rhumhor Holiday Lodge Upgrade


Welcome to the first post from the owners of Rhumhor Holiday Lodge. This beautiful large Victorian holiday home sits on the shores of Loch Goil in Scotland.

As new owners we have been spending the last few months lovingly upgrading the property. This upgrade has involved installing two new bathrooms, redecoration throughout, new light fittings, new carpets and new furniture. This is a unique and beautiful property and therefore we are thrilled that we have completed the upgrade and are now ready to open to our guests. We are pleased to be taking bookings from families looking for a relaxing holiday or a place to hold a special celebration.

Upgrading a large property such as this is no easy task. We have set our tradespeople tight timescales and they have not let us down. The bathrooms look beautiful and the new decoration compliments the existing features of the house. The house is perfect for entertaining. With this in mind we have opted to have comfy sofas in the entertainment room so that family and friends can sit and relax together, watch a film or maybe have a play with the Wii games console.

For guests who would like to relax and enjoy the views we have the drawing room with its cosy log burner. Here you will find a place to sit and soak in the wonderful atmosphere of this characterful house.

At meal times guests will appreciate the elegant dining room and of course their own galley kitchen. This has been fitted with a dishwasher and two fridges. Perfect if you are celebrating a special occasion!

Outside our guests have the lovely grounds to enjoy and these include a private decking and garden area to the side of the house. Of course as this big holiday home is located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You are treated to spectacular views of both loch and mountains. There really is no better place to enjoy your holiday or short break.