The Wee Local

Tarbet near Arrochar, Scotland (Ref. 27081)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Arrochar 1.2 miles. This delightful, cosy cottage annexe sits attached to the owner's home, on the outskirts of the village of Tarbet near stunning Loch Lomond in Scotland's beautiful Argyllshire. Well-appointed throughout and providing comfortable accommodation, this Arrochar self-catering apartment is ideal for a couple wishing for a quiet break amongst some of the most spectacular scenery that Scotland has to offer. All ground floor and with views of Ben Lomond from the sitting room, this Loch Lomond self-catering apartment has a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room. A well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a sitting room with a sofa bed, a dining area and a cosy woodburner complete the accommodation. A ramp allows wheelchair access and there is shared use of the front garden at this Arrochar cottage as well as a private patio area to the side with a BBQ. This is a tranquil place to relax while enjoying the view of Ben Lomond and the surrounding hills and you may even be lucky enough to see some red squirrels in the garden. The village of Tarbet is in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and boasts a tea room and gift shop, Post Office and the Tarbet Hotel. From here you can take cruises on Loch Lomond or catch the train on the famous West Highland Line. The village of Arrochar is just over a mile to the west and has a full range of shops and amenities as well as superb walking in the Arrochar Alps. A superb Loch Lomond cottage and the ideal base for a couple wishing to visit the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.


All ground floor. One twin bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Sitting room with sofa bed, dining area and woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of front garden, private side patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a ramp for wheelchair access.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent Value”
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    • “I stay regularly in Scotland as a keen mountain climber. This cottage is one of best rentals I have ever taken up. Cosy, clean and fantastically well equipped and in a brilliant location for the Arrochar Alps. I wish they were all like it!”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Perfect apartment”
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    • “Myself and husband stayed here for a week at the end of June. The annexe is perfectly situated to explore this beautiful area. The accommodation is a home from home, very clean, comfortable beds, with all the wee extra touches like toilet roll, hand wash,washing up liquid etc already there for you, together with a small amount of tea, coffee, sugar and milk to get you started, not forgetting a bottle of wine and shortbread too! A great TV with sky + an added bonus with both the World Cup and Wimbledon to watch! Situated between Tarbet and Arrochar (ten mins walk to Tabet and about twenty five to Arrochar with a fair few eating places dotted about. The train station is a few minutes walk up behind the property and there are regular buses to all the different areas. Lots of wildlife at the annexe with its own private patio at the side - seen red squirrels regularly. So peaceful and quiet even though it's situated near the main road and railway station with lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. One tip though - the nearest big supermarket is 17 miles away so stock up before you go. There are a couple of village shops in Arrochar for bits and pieces.”

    PJardine, Stranraer, July 2014

    • “Alles super”
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    • “Wir waren eine Woche im The Wee Local. Und es hat alles gepasst. Die Wohnung ist toll eingerichtet und vollständig ausgestattet. Von Tarbet aus kann man wunderschöne Wanderungen unternehmen. Der Loch Lomond ist nur ein paar Gehminuten entfernt.”

    EdithConrad, Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 2014

    • “A wonderful base for touring.”
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    • “The Wee Local is in a superb place for touring. The Wee Local had everything we could possibly want and more. Spotlessly clean and lots of extras with wonderful views”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Warrington, January 2014

    • “Highly recommended for any couple visiting the Loch Lomond area.”
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    • “Visited during October half term as we wanted a place to do local Munros. Good location for Arrochar Alps, Crianlarich Hills and Ben Lomond. The cottage itself is half the ground floor of a large d'état he'd building with nice views of nearby hills. The owners live in the other 3/4 of the building but we barely noticed them and the space we had was very large for just two people. The cottage was as expected but with lots of nice little touches - from a fair bit of coal and wood to free wi-fi, wine on arrival and supplies of things like dishwasher powder and cooking oil. Price also seemed fair given the time of year. When we arrived there were two small defects with the house - a broken door handle and toilet seat - which we told the owner about as we left to go out on the first morning mainly so we weren't charged for damage. Yet by the time we got back a few hours later both had been fixed! Very impressed. Otherwise everything was in very good condition. Would visit again if I had any more Munros left to do in the area!”

    DevonTraveller2013, November 2013

    • “just what we needed”
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    • “we stayed here for a 2 week last 2 weeks of July, we used this a a base as we spentt a lot of time watching the Commonweath games in Glasgow, this was a great place for location as we had a 20 min drive into Dumbarton were we caught the train into Glasgow the first few days we explore this beautiful area and the annexe is perfectly situated to do that . The accommodation is a home from home, very clean, comfortable beds A great feature is that they have here is the full Sky package very rare for a Rental cottage. The location is perfect for train rides into the highlands it is a 5 min walk to Tarbet and Arrochar railway station were we caught the train to Fort william what a treat that was the views were breath taking. Also you can see the Sleeper train go past the cottage it goes south in the evening and passes the cottage at about 7am in the morning going north. . Also the wild life is great we saw the red squirrels regularly from our bedroom window along with a great veiw of the local birds that visited the garden.Next time we visit this part of Scotland we we be using this cottage again.Next time we visit this part of Scotland we we be using this cottage again. Can't fault it even when the nearest supermarket is a few miles away.”

    Terry W, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom, September 2014

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    • “The cottage had a real home from home feel. We enjoyed seeing the garden birds and red squirrels outside our door. As hill walkers the location was perfect for us.”

    Mr Burnell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, October 2015

    • “The cottage was very comfortable and very clean. The location was very relaxing with lovely views of the mountains.”

    Mrs Brook, Halifax, September 2015

    • “My mother and I had a very comfortable stay in The Wee Local. We were very comfortable, with the added bonus of wi-fi. I would recommend a stay in this cottage.”

    Mrs Choy, Brisbane, September 2014

    • “The property was a home from home - everything was perfect. Beautiful area and the property was an ideal base to explore. Great walking all around with enough eating places in the two nearby villages.”

    Mrs Jardine, Stranraer, June 2014

    • “The cottage is in an excellent location, close to a station for day trips to Glasgow, Oban and Mallaig. We went to climb The Munros and Corbetts, there is plenty to keep you occupied. The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain are both nearby. The facilities are excellent for a small party, it's a very warm cottage so your gear dries well overnight. It has everything you need to self cater. We will be returning.”

    Mr Dillon, Rossendale, January 2014

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About the location


Helensburgh 15 miles.

The village of Arrochar lies at the head of Loch Long, the most northerly point in the network of lochs that extend north from the Clyde Estuary. Surrounded by mountains, the area has become a focal point for climbers wishing to climb Ben Arthur, affectionately known as the Cobbler and other popular mountains in the immediate area, which all lie within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Arrochar itself offers a large selection of shops, restaurants and pubs and is situated just a mile and a half to the west of the Loch Lomondside village of Tarbet, with both villages sharing a railway station that lies near the high point of the valley connecting the two. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in Britain offers a variety of activities. Enjoy a gentle stroll through the Balloch Castle Country Park or the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, which will guide you past attractive lochside villages and sandy bays, or, for the more adventurous, the mountains offer challenging walks and climbs. For a family day out the nearby town of Helensburgh, with its broad avenues, is well worth a visit.