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Alma Cottage

Tyndrum, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 6858)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage Had a nice relaxing week Ideally situated for mountain walking"

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and you could tell a lot of effort has gone into making it as pleasant and as comfortable stay as possible."

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area but not far from all the amenities of Aviemore."

    The enclosed garden was great as we have a large breed dog and it was secure for her. Lovely welcome pack and also very thoughtful of the owner I asked about the local vets as our dog has a health condition and the kindly left a print off of opening times for us. Would recommend this well equipped spotless cottage and would book again if in the area.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by GinaSep 2021

  • "Perfect location and absolutely gorgeous cottage."

    Well catered for us 4 adults with a few extra thoughts for the dog. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "Nicky the owner was friendly and helpful on the phone."

    The cottage was comfortable and well situated, within easy walk of the local shops, pub and food outlets, with lots of nearby walking options and in easy driving distance of lots of places to visit. Tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, biscuits and a pint of milk were waiting for us on arrival. The lounge and dining room were comfortable and roomy, with lots of electric sockets and good Wi-Fi; the beds were comfy too. I did not find noise from the road troublesome. The kitchen is modern (induction hob and good utensils) but the space is limited. The bathroom was accessed from the kitchen. The private parking at the back of the property was accessed by a sharp turn directly off the A82; turning right out of the property was a little hair-raising, but the speed limit is only 40 mph so not too bad.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "Ideal location for the Highlands, Perthshire, Argyll & Bute region."

    Cottage was clean with all necessary amenities.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "Central location warm and cosy very comfortable beds ideal for walking train travel and driving."

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "Alma cottage is a fabulous place to enjoy all there is to do with the highlands, the west highland way up to glen Coe then the ferry from Curran turn left follow your nose and enjoy the views, then east across to ben lawers and Aberfeldy ."

    The cottage was a great home for a week to have as a base to explore, it was very clean with plenty of room and very comfortable I would definitely recommend this place to stay

    Reviewed by AlistairOct 2020

  • "Great holiday home, couldn't fault it, comfortable, clean with everything we needed."

    The only thing we had a problem with was the boiler which kept cutting out and this happened about 3/4 times a day. No big issue for us as we hit the reset button and it came back on but issues with the boiler had been highlighted in a couple of reviews from earlier in the year so this is clearly an ongoing problem and during the winter months this is not ideal especially for anyone who doesn't want to have to reset a boiler multiple times. As I said not a problem for us but could be for others.

    Thank you for your feedback. - As you have rightly said this has been a recurring problem. The last thing we want is continuing hassles for our customers, so we had a new boiler fitted in April 2021. We do hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2020

  • "Great cottage, lovely owner, ideally placed for exploring the Highlands, whether on foot or by car"

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Great holiday."

    Cottage perfect and good location

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2020

  • "We loved Alma Cottage."

    Perfect location for visiting so many places and, of course, for the West Highland Way, other walks and not far from Loch Lomond. The Real Food Cafe is excellent for fish and chips. There's a grocery shop just across the road. House looked beautiful - very well decorated and equipped - and was very clean. Lovely to have a separate dining room. Bathroom is downstairs but that was fine. We were concerned booking that it might be noisy next to the road. You could hear the road, obviously and there is traffic at night but it didn't bother any of us at all. It certainly didn't affect our sleeping. Absolutely loved it. Would go back again tomorrow.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2020

  • "A cottage full of wonderful facilities - with extras like milk in fridge plus bed & treats for dogs."

    Even magnetic torches on light switches if needed during the night. Sykes tend to tell you to bring loads of things eg oven gloves, but this cottage had taken care to provide everything. Boiler was a problem but the owners acted promptly to get it fixed. They carefully tell you of things to note, and the only slightly inconvenient aspect in our opinion is that the bathroom is downstairs.

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your understanding in getting the boiler fixed as quickly as we could manage. Unfortunately, due to the location of the property it often takes a lot longer than people expect to get tradesmen out to repair things. We have had a new boiler fitted in April 2021. We do hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "We stayed her for 10 nights in Feb 2020 - arriving with Storm Ciara and leaving with Storm Dennis."

    Although the weather was not the best we still had a lovely stay. The cottage is warm, clean and comfortable. We had a bit of a problem with the boiler (hot water not working) but is was sorted by the owner quickly. As previous reviewers have commented there is quite a bit of road noise (HGVs pass within a few feet) but surprisingly it didn't keep us awake at night. The kitchen, as mentioned, is small but manageable for 2 (wouldn't like to have had more people there!). There is a little shop over the road and a pub within a short walk which serves good food. Be careful if you park your car at the back of the property as you enter the road on a blind bend

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and had a really well equipped kitchen which is rare in a holiday property."

    The efficient boiler meant we had lovely hot showers every day. The beds were very comfortable. The cottage is ideally placed on the West Highland Way - we were able to venture out on several beautiful walks from our doorstep. Great local shop and very handy pub with friendly staff and good food. In summary, we would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2019

  • "The owners have done a great job of renovating Alma Cottage and it was very cosy and comfortable."

    Lovely to have a king size bed. It’s a great position for exploring and useful to have facilities on the doorstep. Shame about the road noise but they have done all they can to prevent noise intrusion in the house and we were warned about it beforehand The kitchen is very well equipped just a shame it’s not a bit bigger. We only heated things up and made picnics but we would have struggled to do much more and it must be difficult for 4. No idea how it worked with 6! Also the fridge is too small and the thermostat quite erratic. The dining room would have made a great kitchen/ diner but we realise when they did the conversation that was used as a bedroom. A lovely touch to leave extras for the dogs. They enjoyed their treats ! It’s a shame part of the garden can’t be enclosed. It would have been lovely for our dogs to potter around off lead.

    Reviewed by JudySep 2019

  • "Location was perfect for us."

    Everything was central to the cottage and within easy walking distance. The Cottage sits at the start of a row of other cottages available for holiday rental so is perfect for larger family holidays to all be beside each other but with own privacy.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Fabulous location for touring and or walking."

    Good eateries on the doorstep and great transport links.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The accommodation was beautiful with serene surroundings."

    Credit to the owners. The only drawback is the presence of a bathroom downstairs and that too in front of the kitchen

    Reviewed by ArunkumarAug 2019

  • "The cottage is beautifully renovated and despite being next to the A82 is totally quiet inside."

    It is on the West Highland Way and folk trek past on their journey. We used it as a base for the walk and I drove the walkers to their start points and picked them up at the end. Of their day. All loved the fact they’d a lovely very comfortable cottage , bath , bed and shower to come back to. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "The cottage is warm and comfortable."

    The location is really amazing for walkers, with proximity to the West Highland Way, and very well equipped stores and cafes. Brilliant location with generous parking and outside eating areas. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2019

  • "Alma cottage surpassed our expectations."

    It was in a perfect location, right on the West Highland Way with shops within easy walking distance and two train stations. We didn’t bring our car on holiday, and we didn’t miss having it! A wonderful week! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Dave + LindaJun 2019

  • "Conversion of this old building has been excellently done, kitchen especially."

    Although beside main road, traffic noise hardly noticeable indoors. Tyndrum very well placed for exploring area, both its hills/mountains nearby and daytrips further afield.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2019

  • "The beds and lounge furniture were very comfortable, the rooms spacious and there were many extras provided by the owner."

    Top class accommodation.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2019

  • "Alma cottage is in the perfect place for most off what Scotland as to offer and ..."

    Alma cottage is in the perfect place for most off what Scotland as to offer and right on the west highland way which we enjoyed several walk's on and the weather played it's part beautiful

    Reviewed by GeorgeApr 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage."

    Lovely inside and out, excellently stocked kitchen and lovely decor throughout. Great private parking and plenty local shops etc within 2 minutes walk. Views around the cottage are stunning. Perfect location, lovely drive for anyone wanting to take on Ben Nevis but not stay in Fort William. Would definitely recommend and would revisit.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Cosy and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2019

  • "Alma cottage was great it was left clean and tidy and provided a wonderful home to return to after a full day in the hills."

    The sofas and bed were very comfortable the central heating kept us nice and toasty. The appliances in the kitchen were first rate and worked well. Wifi was reliable and helped us keep in touch with the outside world. At the time of booking Alma cottage was advertised for 6 people I understand now the downstairs bedroom is being converted into a dedicated dining room and the cottage will go back to 4 people. This is a very good decision as cottage did not feel large for the two of us. Do not be put off by the proximity to the main road we had full road works going on during our stay (which we were informed about) and it barely disturbed. I have paid a lot more for a lot less Alma cottage was very good value and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2018

  • "Had a bit of a plumbing issue."

    Owner could not have been more helpful. A lovely wee cosy cottage. May well return as I have a few unconquered Munro’s in the area.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2018

  • "Fridge freezer were small."

    Aside from this , we really enjoyed staying at the cottage which was cozy.

    Reviewed by ShirazJul 2018

  • "Great base for walking Ben Nevis."

    Clean cottage with all the essentials you could need. The house keeper was very helpful regarding the local amenities, would recommend.

    Reviewed by LizaJul 2018

  • "Good location."

    Very comfortable beds. Iron not working but we didn’t ask th to fix it. Fridge a bit too small. Excellent shower and bath, plenty hot water. Excellent WiFi and tv facilities. Lovely to have a packet of biscuits on our arrival!

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage, restored tastefully and with a lot of attention to detail."

    Felt at home immediately. The ventilation system allows you to keep windows closed at night, thus keeping the midges out. The only concern is that the fence panels at the back restrict visibility when driving out onto the main road, where vehicles approach at high speed from both sides, but there is the option of parking across the road near the village shop. Along the same lines, a gate would be helpful to prevent small children or pets from getting out onto the road.

    Reviewed by AngelikaJun 2018

  • "Alma Cottage is a delightful, well equipped and comfortable property that fully met our requirements."

    There is very little to comment upon as the description given very accurately describes the property. This includes the few negatives, including the proximity to a busy road, which can be very busy but very quiet in the evenings, and the house appears to be well insulated against both the cold and the noise outside. The car parking, as described, is a little awkward for two vehicles parked along side each other. There is enough room to park but manoeuvring in and out of the parking area can be awkward. One vehicle would not have a problem. There is no 'dining area' only a low, drop leaf table in the lounge. It could be remedied with a full height folding table and stackable stools. However this would not stop me renting the cottage again. The lounge chairs and sofas are very comfortable but would benefit from the addition of supportive 'scatter" cushions ! We were a party of 4 adults who managed to 'choreograph' using the bathroom without much difficultly. However, for a party of 6 the single bathroom facility in the property might prove a challenge ! The property is extremely well placed for exploring the area; walking sections of the West Highland Way, which passes the front door; and accessing this part of Argyll and beyond. The village itself is very well catered for with Post Office, grocery shops, 'petrol' station, train services, cafe, pub and restaurant and good quality gift shops all within close walking proximity. A lovely property, thoughtfully renovated to a very high standard. It was a delight to stay here.

    Reviewed by TrishMay 2018

  • "I stayed at Alma Cottage for a week whilst working in the area."

    The cottage was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. It has a good and reliable WIFI service. It is conveniently located with shops across the road. and eating places within easy walking distance. There is good off road parking at the rear of the property. The owners have made a photographic story book of their renovation of the cottage which was interesting to look through, and reveals the hard work that has gone into preparing the cottage for rental.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "Cottage was fabulous and to a very high standard, very comfortable and loved being there."

    The parking was also really great with ample opportunities to purchase food, goods and meals very close by. Hope to be back one day!

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2018

  • "Superb cottage- it is really cared for, clean, well equipped and plenty of room."

    It’s right on the west highland way - you can walk to two railway stations so you could just park up and forget your car and plenty of choice to eat out between two cafes and an inn. You can even look for gold in the river.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2018

  • "We had a pleasant holiday in Alma Cottage."

    It is a cosy little place. As pointed out by previous tenants, there is no dining table and the kitchen is relatively small (albeit modern and well equipped). I guess that the dining room was sacrificed for the sake of an extra bedroom. As such, the cottage is well suited for people who like to dine out in the evening (the local Real Food Cafe is recommended), but it is less than ideal for people who prefer home-cooked meals. We belong in the latter category, but we managed, and at the end of the day, we were happy to have the extra bedroom. The cottage is right next to the A82/A85; however, due to its thick walls, the cottage is well insulated against traffic noise, and it did not bother us. The cottage is also right next to the West Highland Way. If you have a dog, then it needs to be on a lead whenever it is let out as the garden is not fenced off. Other than the aforementioned minor issues, we enjoyed our time at Alma Cottage.

    Reviewed by AndreasMar 2018

  • "This cottage does not offer a dining table to sit and eat at, which I was disappointed at!"

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2018

  • "Whilst the listing was accurate (by omission) for the cottage, we were surprised to discover there was no table that could be used to sit at and eat."

    That meant that all meals had to be eaten whilst sat on the sofa, which is not something we do. The cottage has sleeping for six people and this would have been a challenge. Fortunately there were only two of us, so we got by, but it was disappointing not to be able to sit down and eat properly after a long day on the hill. This is the reason we would be very unlikely to book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2018

  • "Cottage is in a lovely location and lots of walks from the cottage."

    Reviewed by GeorgeDec 2017

  • "Good location for our needs, couple of nice touches like a wee packet of biscuits!"

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    Reviewed by GaryDec 2017

  • "The Alma Cottage was in the right location for our holiday as we like to tour around the west coast of Scotland When we arrived, we found there was tea, coffee, sugar & milk to make a hot drink (even a packet of biscuits!"

    !!) We found the cottage very clean, warm and cosy, a real home from home. Even though it is situated next to a busy road, the double glazing and excellent soundproofing meant there was no traffic noise at all, even during the night The bed was very comfortable and we had a good nights sleep every night The views from the cottage are very nice and must look even better when covered in snow I would definitely recommend the Alma Cottage to anyone wanting a holiday in this area

    Reviewed by IanOct 2017

  • "Only that if you have a lot of luggage there are no wardrobes to put your clothes in."

    Just a clothes rack so not much room. Lovely warm cottage in a great location. Very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by GwenSep 2017

  • "Really happy with the cottage, had passed it many times and this was the first time I'd stayed."

    Hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2017

  • "Great place to stay, very clean and comfortable, and convenient for local shops, pubs."

    . Bit of road noise but that didn't bother us. No tea towels for some reason, but no big deal we enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by AlfDec 2016

  • "Had a lovely time great walks with dogs,great location"

    Reviewed by KennethNov 2016

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Lovely location

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2016

  • "Loved the cottage and the owner Nicky went above and beyond and made my husbands birthday special will definitely book again the cottage had everything you needed and more."

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2016

  • "Such a fantastic cottage close to all the shops ,restaurants,walks and pubs you could ask for."

    The only problem we experienced was the close ness to the road for a dog/child friendly cottage a fence on rear of property would have been great so rear door could be opened with no fear of dog escape. Aside from that great place in stunning area.

    Reviewed by DaleAug 2016

  • "When the cottage is at capacity, 6 adults staying, one toilet is not enough."

    The cistern takes a long time to fill too. I don't know that much could be done about that, the stay was very much enjoyed. The cottage immaculate and very well suited to social gathering, from the layout of the lounge to the garden tables. The holidaymakers had a very lovely break. Thanks to Alma Cottage and those who keep her.

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2016

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy."

    You could not wish for a better cottage.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2016

  • "In a great central location, was clean and tidy with plenty of space."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2014

  • "Overall an excellent cottage in a nice location."

    The Cottage was really great, generally well facilitated and was an enjoyable stay. Very warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by FrankAug 2014

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The property

A delightful, traditional end-terrace cottage, ideally located in the popular tourist village of Tyndrum in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland.

This Tyndrum cottage provides comfortable accommodation, and is a great base for families or friends wishing to explore this stunning part of the country.

This cottage in Tyndrum offers flexible sleeping arrangements with two zip/link bedrooms on the first floor offering a choice of hard or soft pillows.

Your lovely Tyndrum cottage also has a sitting room and a kitchen, which has access to the rear lawned garden, plus to the front of this Highlands holiday home there is a seating area, across a quiet road set on the banks of the river.

It's location near the centre of Tyndrum means this Highlands cottage is within easy access of all the facilities that this bustling village has to offer, as well as being in the middle of some of the most spectacular walking and cycling scenery in Scotland.

With the West Highland Way passing in front of the cottage and the spectacular Rannoch Moor and Glencoe a short drive away, there is plenty to appeal to the walker or cyclist.

Taynuilt Golf Course is also 20 miles away with a spectacular scenic drive to reach it, plus you can delve into your ancestry as Alma Cottage sits at the heart of the Clan Campbell country, and just over an hour's drive away is Glasgow Airport.

A charming Tyndrum cottage superbly located for exploring the Highlands.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, 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 2 cars at the rear of the property or alternatively, there is parking allowed for one car at Brodies Mini Market on the other side of the main road
  • Front seating area accessed across the road
  • Rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Stairs to the first floor are steep
  • Note: A small river runs through the rear garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: The front seating area is situated across a road, and there is a low fence with a drop off down to the river
  • Note: Cottage situated next to the main A82 road through the village, some traffic noise may be experienced

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About the location

TYNDRUM

Crianlarich 5 miles; Inverary 27 miles; Callander 35 miles; Oban 36 miles.

Sitting within the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and with the Gaelic name Tigh an Druim, meaning ‘the house on the ridge’, Tyndrum began life on the drovers’ routes bringing cattle from the Highlands to markets in central Scotland. Its importance for travel in the Highlands is still apparent today with two railway stations and a petrol station feeding the popular road, which divides just north of the village to go to either Oban or further north over Rannoch Moor. Tyndrum boasts a Tourist Information Centre, a couple of restaurants, a pub and the famous Green Welly Stop, which contains a shop and restaurant and is always popular with visitors. For walkers, the West Highland Way passes through the village and continues north to the majestic Rannoch Moor and spectacular Glencoe. Visit Ben Cruachan and the power station situated inside the mountain, or take a trip to Inverary on Loch Fyne and sample some delicious seafood. You can even try your luck hunting for gold as there is a history of gold mining in the area. Tyndrum is an ideal base for your Highlands holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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