Discover what real life is like on a traditional Scottish family farm!
If your looking for a day out with a difference or an authentic Scottish experience then why not visit us at Portnellan Farm. Portnellan has been home to our family since 1952 and over the last 65 years or so a lot has changed. Join us on a Farm Tour to learn about the history of Portnellan Farm, why we farm the way we do and how we have diversified in recent times.
Private Tours – £20pp
Perfect for smaller groups, a private tour of Portnellan allows you to get behind the scenes and really understand what life is like on a working farm. On arrival guests will be given a warm welcome by a member of the family and given an introduction to the farm. You’ll then be taken for a farm walk where you’ll learn about organic farming, how things have changed since the 1950’s and have the chance to see the cows of course, all whilst enjoying panoramic view over Loch Lomond. After the farm walk we’ll take you down to the loch where you’ll be able to see our water based activities and get a photo or two from the farm pier. Before you depart you will be invited into the farmhouse for a cup of tea or coffee and some homemaking. Its the ideal chance for you to ask any questions you might have about the farm.
For private tours there is a minimum charge of £50 and a maximum of 12 participants.
Large Group Tours – £POA
We are also very happy to host larger groups and offer tours tailored to suit varying interests and levels of expertise. We have hosted a number of large groups recently, including farmers from Germany and the Netherlands and French cookery school students looking to learn about Scotch beef production. Tours generally last between 90 minutes and 2 hours and will include an introduction to the farm including its history, what organic farming means and its role in sustainable food production, grassland management and diversification. The tour will conclude with refreshments in one of the farm sheds with plenty of time allowed for questions and discussion at the end. We can cater for groups of up to 50 people and there is plenty of room to get a 52 seater bus up to the farm and turned.
Farm Tour & Speedboat Tour – £POA
To create a totally unique experience we can arrange for speedboats to collect the group from the pier after the farm tour for a truly memorable way to experience Loch Lomond. The speedboat tour will include highlights of the loch such as the islands that make up the Highland Boundary Fault Line and famous Loch Lomond Golf Course. You also have the option to visit Inchcailloch, an island that forms part of the National Nature Reserve with beautiful walks and views or Inchmurrin where you can enjoy the very best of Scottish food and drink in the islands pub.