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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay at Heatherbank."

    The hot tub was a definite plus. Dougie and his daughter were there to help out if needed. All three couples have decided to go back at a later date with different groups of friends.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "Would definitely recommend."

    Great base to start exploring this part of Scotland. Good rail links from Helensburgh. Hot tub a bonus after a long day exploring.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2023

  • "Heatherbank was a fantastic property for our family holiday,layout was superb,facilities excellent and views fabulous,dougie(owner)was always contactable if required."

    If staying in the area again we wouldn't hesitate to rebook. Many thanks,alan & family

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thank you Dougie for a marvellous week in your beautiful property."

    We had everything we needed, all lovely and clean and the hot tub was a bonus!!. Visited so many places in such a short time and even made it to Ben Nevis. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about visiting, Perfect Frances and Andy

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2023

  • "Heatherbank is a lovely property and immaculately clean."

    Firstly the inside: good size living area with internet tv which includes Netflix and Prime. The kitchen area is well equipped with a large fridge freezer, hob & oven, toaster kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and air fryer and plenty of cups, plates etc. there was also basic supplies of oil, salt,pepper, kitchen towels, tinfoil etc. Bedrooms were all of a good size as were the shower rooms. Beds were very comfortable and plenty of towels supplied. Outside was a large seating area with gas fire pit on the table. On upper area which has lovely views, was a large hot tub (newly installed the day before we arrived) beside which was a further table and chairs, just below this area is a large stone built BBQ. The owner Dougie is very friendly and attentive and took time to explain how everything worked. He is doing a copious amount of work in the garden which doesn’t infringe on present guests and when finished will included a large decked area further up the garden and even a golf practise area, would love to come back and see the finished product ! Had no negatives with this property and even the short rough track is perfectly accessible if driven slowly. If walking to the village it takes approx 12-15min and there is a good taxi service if you prefer. Had a lovely meal in The Anchor hotel and delicious carry out from the Chinese which sadly is closing end of September. Would definitely recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Ucilla5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property on initial assessment was very good but as the week progressed small things added up to spoil the assessment."

    Property sleeps 8 but only a 2 seater and 3 seater sofa in the lounge area. No sky tv as advertised and tv reception poor/ non existent. Bar takes up too much space. Kitchen facilities lacking decent pans/frying pan, sharp knives, oven dishes etc. Hot tub smelt after 5 days so was unused after this. Views amazing and with a little more attention to detail in the property would receive 5 stars every time.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Aug 2023

  • "The lodge was spotless and had everything we needed for our girls weekend away."

    Rooms, bathrooms were clean and spacious. After reading some other reviews about the drive up to the lodge we were a bit concerned, but tbh it is nothing to worry about, it’s like going up any other steep hill

    Reviewed by Irma5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great week at Heatherbank, helped by the lovely weather."

    Property was lovely. Clean, plenty of space and well maintained. Kitchen was well kitted out with plenty of cups, glasses, plates etc. Beds were comfy and bathrooms were very clean also. Dougie was available by phone if any issues arose. Only problem we had, which is why I gave 4 stars, was the track up to the house. It was steep and very uneven. My children, who did the driving, were scared they would damage their cars. If driving a 4x4 it wouldn't be a problem though.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing property which the description or pictures dont do justice at all."

    Driveway isnt for the nervous driver. The singular thing i have to find fault with is the bridge on the driveway needing repair but the timber had been delivered and was ready to go. House was immaculate and extremely well equiped.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing stay."

    Owner was brilliant

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2023

  • "Heatherbank is a lovely property in a very peaceful location."

    Well equipped, clean and plenty of space for the whole family.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property was gorgeous."

    Had everything you could ask for. Hot tub was amazing. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a girls trip for a birthday celebration and the cottage was perfect."

    The pictures actually didn’t do it justice. The views are amazing and the cottage has everything you need. We had some issues with the electrics tripping and we couldn’t get the lights outside on. This impacted on the hot tub use as you had to navigate decked stairs in the dark. Certainly not for the infirm. The local pub was about a 15 minute walk and the food was good. We will be back for sure and the assistance prior to arriving from the owner was excellent.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely time for a birthday celebration with my family."

    The house was well equipped and the hot tub was a welcome bonus. We only had 2 nights and with entry 4pm and departure 10am(although Dougie the owner said there was no rush to leave.)It wasn't long enough! Dougie was extremely helpful with keys etc. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have had a brilliant holiday based at Heatherbank."

    It was far enough out of the busyness of normal life but close enough to access things we needed. The setting of the house is quite deceptive when you drive through the housing estate, but when you go up that short lane it feels like the middle of the countryside. However, that lane is quite tricky to drive up and we found ourselves taking a deep breath every time we crossed the bridge and climbed the corner in the car. Once up there, the house itself is perfect. Our party consisted of two families of four (8 people in total). The spaciousness of the property and the 3 bathrooms all meant that we never felt crowded. Everything was clean, tidy and in good working condition and the kitchen was pretty well stocked. The decor was all in good taste. The hot tub was an extra bonus and we enjoyed sitting in it in the evenings looking up at the stars after a busy day out and about enjoying the beautiful scenery around. All topped off by a very helpful and friendly host. We are keeping this house as a favourite.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great place to stay, warm clean and everything you need is there."

    Hot tub after a days walking was great to relax in. Nearby Helensbrough had some nice places to eat in and shops to replenish our supplies.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Owner came to check everything was OK a few hours after arrival and to run through using the appliances / facilities which was very helpful."

    Property was very spacious, the images don't do it justice. Views were fantastic, very quiet and peaceful. The track up is a bit daunting the first time but like anything once you've got it mastered it becomes second nature. Exterior improvements are currently in progress to the rear garden so not all the exterior lighting was working but this in no way impacted on the stay. Have already recommended to family members and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2022

  • "Good facilities and helpful owner."

    Steep driveway needed some practice to negotiate.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Aug 2022

  • "House was really lovely and the owner was really helpful, but unfortunately the hot tub wasnt cleaned and was a bit murky."

    The access track is really small with no passing places and was unfortunately being dug up for installation of a new water main which felt like being on a construction site. Left early mainly due to illness, but also noise / no hot tub.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2022

  • "Overall our stay was amazing, just what we were looking for."

    If there was anything to recommend it would be an arrangement with recycling and rubbish collection. It was overflowing by the time we left as we were in directly after other guests. Also the parking situation with the neighbour should be advised, the neighbour came to the door saying we were parking in a used area. Apart from that, AMAZING

    Reviewed by Leeanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for 4 couples as we had everything we needed. The only disappointment was the weather.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Feb 2022

  • "I visited this beautiful place with 5 of my friends for a weekend getaway for my 25th birthday, and I must say, it did not disappoint."

    The house was immaculate, spacious, comfortable, and oh so warm in the middle of January. The living room was incredibly comfortable, with a good working TV (and Netflix)! The surrounding area was a beautiful place to walk about in, with Loch Long and Loch Lomond a short drive away. But now onto the main attraction: the hot tub. Oh the hot tub was a dream come true. The lights leading up it were beautiful. We must have sat in there for many hours each day without a care in the world (despite it being the middle of January!). And when I had any questions or potential issues, I just sent over a message to Mr Bloomfield and he came over within hours to fix it! The whole experience was amazing, and went well beyond any expectations I might've had. Truly, one of the best weekends I've had in my life. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Kristiina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Property is done to a high standard with no expense spared, great facilities and a lovely location."

    Property owner was very friendly and helpful, will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed at Heatherbank for Christmas 2021 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is spotless and has large airy rooms. The property is quite out of the way from the small town in which it is situated but it's only a few minutes in the car or a 15 to 20 minute walk. We got stuck trying to get up the access road on our day of arrival as it was wet and dark at the time and the car was very heavy with supplies but we emptied the car and were able to get up to the house. I would put some hooks for coats in the hallway and some hooks in the bathrooms but all in all it was a home from home and we enjoyed our Christmas dinner in the lovely dining area. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Dec 2021

  • "Heatherbank is a beautiful cottage, I was bit expecting that view from the deck, stunning!"


    Reviewed by Daneka5.0Feb 2020

  • "Road rather difficult."

    Bathroom small.not fun top marks.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy and warm cottage Lounge and bedroom are dual aspect so rooms are bright and airy The decking area with the hot tub is large and set to the side of the cottage and is secluded with good views across the hills Parking right at the front door giving easy loading and unloading of the car."

    We appreciated the friendly welcome from Dougie (and the welcome pack !) It's an easy 15 minute walk to the village which has 2 mini markets and a decent pub - The Anchor Inn is a friendly place with good pub grub Also recommend the Chinese takeaway in the village There is a local bus service which runs every half hour or so into Helensburgh (20 min journey) Note that there is not a freezer in the kitchen although the additional fridge in the outside shed has a freezer compartment. The forest track leading to the cottage has a few potholes and is quite narrow but it's only a few yards and if you drive slowly then should not be a problem

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful clean cottage."

    Were welcomed by the owner and shown around on where everything is and how it worked. The welcome pack was lovely and to top it Dougie also got us a bottle of champagne along with a balloon as we came there for our honeymoon. Loved everything about the place with the hot tub as an added and welcome extra.

    Reviewed by Jeannette4.4Jan 2020

  • "Was really peaceful and relaxing time for my family"

    Reviewed by Narges4.1Nov 2019

  • "The cottage is a peaceful romantic hideaway yet walking distance from a well serviced village."

    The owner is a charming man and nothing too much trouble. The hot tub and decking area is absolutely stunning after dark.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful setting, on the edge of a forest and a pair of deer were frequent visitors."

    The cottage is very well appointed and the owner, Mr Bloomfield seems to have thought about everything as far as equipment goes. The hot-tub in the garden is a welcome feature. The welcome pack provided was very generous. A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting and only half an hour's drive from beautiful Loch Lomond. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "The shower cubical & shower room are very small, so quite a struggle fo my tall husband, Dishes to use for cooking ie microwave."

    Reviewed by Joan3.8May 2019

  • "We have just returned from a lovely peaceful week at Heatherbank."

    This beautiful cottage, set in a tranquil position, had everything we could wish for, we even had the company of four deer on more than one occasion. A more than generous welcome pack was very much appreciated. There was an excellent array of information offering ideas for things to do and places to visit as well as a huge selection of cd's, dvd's and books. Loch Lomond and the Trossocks National Park was only a short drive away and well worth a visit as the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. A beautiful property set in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2019

  • "I have already made my feelings known by email, thank you."

    Basically it is not FULLY refurbished and the entry road is not easy to get up/down in a hatchback that is built for speed. No casserole dishes etc. just pans. Lounge great. Towels great.

    Reviewed by Janet2.8Feb 2019

  • "The peace, solitude and rural surroundings."

    Quiet remote and well appointed. I would return here again for a restful visit and maybe next time if the weather is better experience a few countryside walks.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely and well equipped cottage, and Dougie has provided with ample pamphlets and material showcasing the attractions for the surrounding area."

    We used it as a base to explore places as far as Iona, Staffa and Mull, the Dunoon Peninsula, Oban, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The driveway up to the cottage was fine for our little Clio in a low gear. The Wi-Fi and Sky TV were bonuses!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2018

  • "Nice clean cottage, well equipped, access roadway needs to be improved."

    The cottage would not suit a family with young toddlers due to on going works in the garden area.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2018

  • "Cottage going to have hot tub in next couple of weeks."

    Reviewed by George3.8Jul 2017

  • "We have married near by the cottage and have a great time there."

    The Landlord of the Cottage is very friendly and helpful...

    Reviewed by Uwe4.8May 2017

  • "The track leading up to the cottage is very rough and more suited to a 4x4 than a family car."

    Reviewed by Winifred4.2Apr 2017

  • "Fabulous location, great for access to Loch Lomond and the coast."

    Track surface to property a bit of a challenge, uneven and pot holed, but didn't detract from holiday. Welcome pack was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Sep 2016

  • "The cottage is well equipped, clean and modern."

    There are two disadvantages: 1. The approach lane is rough and steep - not good on tyres 2, The wash basin in the shower room is very small and tucked under a large mirror cabinet so that it is difficult to wash one's face. I suggested to the owner that it would be better to replace the cabinet with a wall mirror as the window shelf is sufficient to accommodate any toiletries. He agreed that that might be the answer as others have commented in the visitors; book

    Reviewed by David4.2Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms
  • 2 x double beds with en-suite, 2 x double bed with shared bathroom
  • Dining area, living room with bar, new refurbished kitchen.
  • Electric central heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Dishwasher, washing machine,, BBQ, Hot Tub, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), USB sockets in each bedroom, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Gardens to the front with new patio, side and rear garden secure
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The road leading to the property is of good quality
  • Note: The hot tub may not reach temperature until the morning after check in

The property

This is a charming, fully refurbished traditional cottage, ideally located on the rural edges of Garelochhead in Scotland's beautiful Argyllshire.

Restyled inside to provide contemporary accommodation, this cottage is ideal to use as a base for exploring the many hills and lochs that surround the village.

Set all on the ground floor, the cottage has four double bedrooms, (two en suite) plus a shower room, a kitchen with a dining area and a relaxing sitting room.

Outside is a front garden and a patio with wonderful views over the mountains beyond, the perfect place to relax and drink in the tranquility as you plan your day's activities.

The village of Garelochhead, on the shore of the Gare Loch, has pubs and shops, and the West Highland Line stops at the local station.

Apart from the many Munros offering superb walking, Garelochhead is close to Helensburgh, a popular and busy seaside resort.

Dramatic Loch Long and beautiful Loch Lomond are only a short drive away and Glasgow is within easy reach either by car or train.

A wonderful cottage with fantastic walking all year round.

Heatherbank has been designed and built with golfers in mind.

There is a golf practice net, two bunkers, a 30-yard pitching hole, pitching areas and putting hole.

Also available is a drying room complete with charging facilities for trolley batteries.

So, whether you want to warm up before your round of golf, practice your shots or just have some fun all aspects of the game are covered.

Clubs and balls are provided.

We can also provide lessons on site by a PGA tour professional (7 days' notice required) and can arrange full golf holiday itinerary, please contact the owner direct for further details.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AR-00309-F

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About the location


Helensburgh 7 miles; Loch Lomond 11 miles; Glasgow 30 miles.

The village of Garelochhead developed as a tourist resort with the steamer sailings from Glasgow from the 1820s, and then further with the arrival of the West Highland Line to Fort William. Sitting at the head of the Gare Loch, a sea loch running into the River Clyde at its southern end, the village offers a selection of pubs and shops. The loch itself is ideal for sailing and sea angling and is home to Faslane Naval Base and its associated peace camp. Surrounding the village are many Munros (mountains over 3000ft) and the surrounding hillsides are popular with walkers throughout the year. With Loch Lomond only a short drive away, with its beautiful scenery and renowned golf courses, Garelochhead is an ideal base to explore this dramatic and scenic part of the country.

Note: The hot tub may not reach temperature until the morning after check in
Please Note, to ensure the property is well maintained, the owner and other appointed staff may need to attend mid-week for routine garden maintenance. This should cause minimal disruption and will be weather dependant. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to call us on 01244 345 700.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas