EIGHT new holiday cabins on stilts could be built at a site on the western shore of Loch Lomond - if proposals are approved.

Details of the plans for land at the former Bonnie Braes restaurant, just north-east of Tarbet, have been revealed in an application to the National Park Authority.

Applicants Fabulously Scottish Hotels hope to demolish the disused cafe building and introduce the self catering accommodation in a design which would “combine luxury, uniqueness and desirability”.

Supporting information from agents Roxburgh McEwan Architects states: “Previously utilised as a cafe and dwelling, the [Bonnie Braes] business did not thrive and it has been left uninhabited for several years leading to the building’s disrepair.

“The plot is ideally situated for high quality short term accommodation (identified as being in short supply), being easily approached from the road, with great views and accessibility to hillwalkers, tourists and passing visitors alike.

“The cabins are intended to be of exceptional quality, arranged logically, taking account of access and parking, privacy, sunlight and views.

“To the roadside three metre high stilts, with minimal foundations, elevate each cabin in order to both touch the ground lightly and raise the living spaces above road level, in the manner of a treehouse.

“Further protection from traffic is provided by a 1.2 metre gabion wall.”

Drawing inspiration from similar projects in Norway and Germany, the applicants say the pre-fabricated cabins would “exploit breathtaking scenery in a minimal way”.

They also say minimal trees would be affected.

To view the plans in more detail search for the reference code 2021/0244/DET.