THE owners of a former restaurant near Helensburgh are seeking permission to turn a garage and dwelling into self-catering accommodation – and to replace a summer house with a holiday cabin.

Rebecca and Wayne Cleworth have applied to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority for proposed works at Fruin Farm.

The application states that no external alterations are planned to the main building, a former steading, apart from the installation of windows, doors and skylights.

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In the formal planning application document, which has been published on the park authority’s website (, the couple say they have a longer term vision for creating ‘glamping’ holiday accommodation at the site, but in the meantime want to put existing redundant buildings on their land to better use.

The couple, who have run Fruin Farm since it opened in 2015, announced in February of this year that the restaurant side of their business was to close that month as they changed the focus of their business towards providing a dedicated venue for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

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