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Gaidrew Cottage

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Drymen, Loch Lomond & Trossachs Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just stayed at Gaidrew Cottage and it has been a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage is so clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Fiona really has thought of everything you might need during your time there. As the kitchen, lounge, dining room are all open plan, the living area feels so spacious and light. The bifold doors out to the patio are great, it sounds cliché but they really do bring the outdoors in.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2024

  • "The Gaidrew property is of an exceptionally high standard in all respects."

    It is also wonderfully peaceful with a delightful rural outlook. We return every year, which gives an indication of how highly we rate everything about Gaidrew. As well as the view, we love the decor, the comfort and the superb appointments including excellent kitchen facilities. Gaidrew has everything we want from a holiday property and we recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0May 2024

  • "We stay in a lot of cottages Gaidrew is one of the nicest most comfortable and well equipped we have stayed in it was immaculate with everything we needed and more, the hosts and neighbors were very helpful and friendly especially about the area and places to visit a week to remember."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a find!"

    Tranquil setting, yet with so much to see & do on your doorstep. The cottage is immaculate; the welcome from Fiona & Gill warm. Superb hosts who have thought of absolutely everything. From the minute you open the door, you can see how much love & thought has gone into this cottage. Cannot recommend Gaidrew enough, we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous stay, very clean and lots of helpful information."

    Only slight quibble was very soft pillows which I do appreciate is a personal preference.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Mar 2024

  • "Unique and Peaceful Cottage and Location We have just stayed at Gaidrew Cottage for a second time after enjoying a week there back in October."

    Very comfortable, light and airy accommodation with lovely decorative touches. Very well equipped and homely, Fiona made us feel very welcome and we appreciated her delicious home bakes on arrival. A good base from which to explore The Campsie Hills, Loch Lomond and plenty of interesting local walks from the cottage too.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Perfect experience."

    The host goes above and beyond! I will be recommending her!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very spacious,comfy cottage with great contryside views with lots of wildlife to be seen."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you could need and the cakes baked the owner were amazing. Quite easily the best cottage we have stayed in and will definately return.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "Jill and Fiona have created a haven that is equipped to an exceedingly high standard and leaves you lacking for nothing."

    The cottage is situated in an idyllic spot and surrounded by fabulous walks and everyone made us feel welcome and at home.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Nov 2023

  • ""Gaidrew has it all" Fiona and Gill gave us a warm welcome."

    We take our time when choosing a cottage and do our research.The accommodation usually has these features 5* - location-quality--comfort with style."Gaidrew has it all". There is plenty of places to visit. Take a trip on Loch Lomand or Katrine on one of their boats. Feed the highland cows at Calender (The woolen Mill at Kilmahog) they sell a bag of food in the shop to feed the cattle. Have a special meal at Nick Nairns (cel.chef) at lake Menteith. Gaidrew is in a beautiful location. Well thought out with every creature comfort and tasteful decor.The beds were super comfortable and hard to leave but too much to do in the area .. so we were tempted to leave it. Fiona made us some beautiful cakes.Would highly recommended Gaidrew for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We booked Gaidrew Cottage because we wanted somewhere we could relax."

    What a great choice, we were made to feel so welcome when we were met at the cottage and given a quick tour, everything was immaculate and the owners have clearly taken a lot of time to consider the decoration of the cottage, the furniture is comfortable and the overall ambience of the property is wonderful. The beds and bedding are something else, comfortable, warm and tasteful. Cleanliness is obviously important to the owners and the cottage is spotless without being clinical, a home from home for us. Everything you need is at the cottage and the owners provide things you never even considered. As a base to explore Loch, Lomond, Loch Katrine and The Trossachs the cottage is ideally placed and Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are within easy reach. The village of Drymen is really close by and the Spar there is well stocked, there is also a bakery/deli, two pubs, The Clachan is well worth a visit. But back to the cottage, if you are considering booking then go for it, we cannot recommend it highly enough and we doubt you will be disappointed. We certainly were not and at some point we will be returning. Beautiful.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Oct 2023

  • "Having used holiday properties for over 35 years I can honestly say that this holiday property must be about the best ever."

    Cleaned to the highest of standards, well equipped and with so many little touches that made the property feel so homely. The welcome pack just an added extra much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Last year when we were searching properties for our next sojourn north of the border we stumbled across 'Gaidrew'."

    It was a little bit more than our budget allows but it was in an area of Scotland that we hadn't explored before. When reading through the previous reviews, I must admit we thought, "Really? The cottage can't be THAT good!" Nevertheless, we decided to give it a go. To say that it it is as good as the previous reviews would be be doing Fiona, Gill and Crawford, aka 'The A Team', an injustice. If Venice Simplon-Orient Express, Cunard, or for that matter Carlsberg did holiday cottages, 'Gaidrew' would be up there with them. The quality of the furnishings, the equipment, the fittings and the attention to detail is simply outstanding. Not to mention the most comfortable bed we have had the pleasure to sleep in away from home, ever! To stay in a place like this with 90 acres of farmland where you can wander freely with 400 sheep for company is heaven. There is even a little nature area set up by a burn that feeds into Endrick Water, the river that runs through the farm, where you can sit quietly soaking in the peace and tranquillity with the company of the deer. There are plenty of walks either from the cottage or a short drive away to take in the breath taking scenery. An unforgettable holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic, furnishings were above expectations with a fully equipped kitchen rarely seen when holidaying."

    The owners were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area and also allowed us to ramble through the property which is unusual for a working farm. Such a great find would recommend highly to all ages.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2023

  • "Gaidrew Cottage was absolutely perfect."

    The decor, equipment, small details beautiful. Fiona provided cakes, fruit, tea, coffee and milk. It was home from home and more. We had a wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings in a fabulous cottage. Just amazing.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "An amazing place to stay!"

    In 40 years of staying in self catering cottages we have never stayed in such a clean, well equipped one. Absolutely brilliant!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is by far the best holiday cottage I have stayed in."

    Very well maintained, warm and the owner, Fiona, was an excellent host and very welcoming and informative. The countryside around is beautiful and we found plenty to do.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "This holiday house is absolutely beautiful, fantastically comfortable and impeccably presented."

    The view and situation was very relaxing and we we would recommend 100%. The owner Fiona was quick to respond to email and has clearly thought through every detail with excellent taste and style. We loved our visit, thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We will definitely give Gaidrew cottage a 5* rating."

    It was perfect in every way. A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings, with a secluded garden and patio furniture.The owner has thought of everything, a well equipped cottage. We were welcomed on arrival by the owner herself which we appreciated. A very comfortable and relaxing stay and we highly recommend booking this property. Only downside of which the owner was not aware of at the time of our booking the cottage was that it was listed as having EVC point. As we have an electric car this was a plus point towards booking the cottage. Then to find out by the owner herself after making the booking there was no charging point at the property. This was removed from the listing due to the owner contacting Sykes Cottages immediately. We managed to sort out where to charge in the area before we left for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Everything was excellent this Cottage could not be faulted, this was the Best Cottage we have ever stayed in both in the UK & France."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the Owner who was very friendly. We would like to wish the owner every success. Roger & Barbara

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Gaidrew Cottage, which in itself shows how highly we rate the accommodation."

    Everything is very well planned and the fixtures and furnishings are tasteful and of very high quality. The owner has put a lot of thought into what she provides for her visitors and we cannot recommend the cottage too highly. It is beautifully sited. There are numerous places to visit and activities to take part in not too far distant, but this year we wanted nothing other than peace and quiet - and that we got in spades. A lovely place to spend time in.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gaidrew Cottage is one of the best self catering cottages we've stayed in."

    A thoughtful and communicative owner combined with a fantastically well equipped cottage, in a great location - we couldn't find fault with anything. We will very likely be back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Gaidrew Cottage is fabulous; a great cottage, very clean, well-equipped, comfortable, spacious, with a high quality finish and furniture, in a wonderful countryside location."

    Easy access to Loch Lomond and local villages (plenty of good places to explore, eat and drink) or drive to historic Stirling within 30 minutes. Good walks on-site and locally. We were welcomed by Fiona our friendly host with tasty home-baked treats. Can’t recommend highly enough…. really lovely. Top-notch accommodation!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2023

  • "The house is beautiful & very comfortable a home from home only better."

    Nothing was too much trouble we had a lovely welcome including a birthday cake & gorgeous bakes & fruit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Spotless clean, Beautifully decorated and everything was provided."

    We have stayed in a lot of places and this one is by far the best yet,

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, location and owner."

    More spacious than the photos may look. Simply great facilities, so comfortable and clean with everything you could possibly need for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Pirie Family."

    15th - 29 July,22. We were excited to return to this property for a second time. Boy did it not let us down.Everything was exactly as we remembered on our first visit.Absolutely faultless & 5 star plus.An avid cottage rental family,Gaidrew Cottage is still up there at the top.Fiona,Gill & Crawford (The A Team) are amazing hosts.They are all very approachable at any time,if you need to. They all go that extra mile for the guests. Nothing is too much trouble. I can even go as far as to say,it felt like our home from home,on returning to the cottage.The cottage & area all felt familiar.Loads to do & see in the area.We were there for two weeks & still would need longer to stay at the cottage.The weather this time was absolutely amazing ,like all areas.The patio,brolley & furniture were never out of use.We spent more time at the cottage,outside than inside.The views are logged in our memories,as is the cottage.We miss the home bakes,now we’re home,with the fruit etc.It was a lovely welcoming treat for us on arrival.We would love to return to the cottage at some point.We would like to thank The A team (Fiona,Gill & Crawford),who all made our stay a most welcome & restfull break.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property, quality fixtures and fittings."

    Really comfortable furnishings. Fiona was excellent, everything was organised and the home made cakes were to die for. Great location for nature lovers, fantastic walking opportunities from the front door. We will definitely return. Thankyou Fiona

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Gaidrew is an amazing cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The accommodation was first class with high quality furnishings and supplied with everything you would ever need. You would be hard pushed to find accommodation better than this.

    Alan GrieveJun 2022

  • "We have now stayed at Gaidrew Cottage on two occasions and each time we were absolutely delighted with everything."

    The Cottage has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and furniture and fittings are of similar very high quality, with very comfortable beds. The kitchen is well set out and excellently equipped, whilst the bathroom and shower room are absolutely splendid. The integrated kitchen, dining area and sitting room is light and airy with superb views over pasture, valley and woodland. If the weather is poor, or you just wish to crash out and do very little, then the sitting room is an ideal place, and in better weather the lawn and terrace are delightful. Mind you there are plenty of places to visit in the area - Stirling is not far away and the excellent Antique Centre at Doune can occupy you for at least half a day. Walking and cycling are well catered for, with the Queen Elizabeth Forest well worth your time. Local walks (gentle or more vigorous) from the Cottage are very enjoyable. Really, there is nothing not to like about Gaidrew. We will be going a third time!

    Visitors BookMay 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the house was very comfortable Well equipped together ..."

    We enjoyed our stay, the house was very comfortable Well equipped together with delightful views Greeted by the friendly owner who left us Lovely home made cakes

    Bob LoveridgeNov 2021

  • "What an amazing,faultless cottage."

    Such a beautiful scenic area to explore.5 stars does not rate the Gaidrew Cottage high enough.What an exceptional find on LHH.We have many many years experience of self catering cottages.Gaidrew Cottage is up at the top.The cottage has been made so welcoming,so we’ll equipped.Every item you need supplied, even many items that you can sometimes forget are in the cottage,to take you out of a fix. We were made feel so comfortable on arrival meeting Fiona.The homebakes are to die for.Fiona,Gill & Crawford,are the A team.Nothing is too much bother. The advice on the beauty spots & area’s worth seeing,were most welcome.The weather was kind to us too,which made a perfect week. A week is definitely not long enough,& we hope to return next year,but for longer next time.We wish the A team every success with their new adventure. Best wishes to you all.

    The Pirie Family.Aug 2021

  • "This cottage has a tremendous amount to recommend it."

    First of all it is set in lovely, rolling countryside with distant hills. It is within easy driving distance of numerous lovely places for walking and relaxing and also of some good historic venues to explore. Or there is the option of sitting in the restful, well-tended garden and admiring the view. The accommodation itself is spacious, light and airy and well-designed. All the furnishings and fittings are tasteful and of high quality and it is very easy to rest and relax there. The additional facilities such as TV and DVD are extremely good. The bathrooms could not be better while the kitchen is excellently appointed. It is just a lovely place to stay and we cannot think of anywhere we have rented before which matches the high standards here. Highly recommended.

    B GardnerJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gaidrew Cottage in June 2021."

    Even the weather was perfect. The cottage is very spacious for four people. It is newly renovated to a very high standard. It is furnish and equipped to a high standard. The cottage was spotless when we arrived. Fiona is very organised and information and instructions on use of all appliances was left easily to hand. The cottage has nice views across farmland towards the valley. The cottage is a short drive or walk from Drymen and the surrounding attractions of Loch Lomond but is set in a very peaceful location.

    KennyJul 2021

  • "We were lucky enough to be the first LHH booking in this lovely cottage - the place has been beautifully finished and is immaculate."

    Kitchen is very well equipped, bathrooms great, good shower, very comfy bed, lovely wood burning stove....... everything has been finished to a very high standard and felt very luxurious. We had great weather for October and were able to sit out on the terrace which is a fantastic sun trap. Although there are close neighbours it is private and we didn't feel at all overlooked. The area is great - so much to do - we did lots of walking around Loch Ard, Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine - all absolutely beautiful scenery. Right on the doorstep of the cottage you have the John Muir Way, West Highland Way and Rob Roy Way for running, cycling etc. 2 weeks wasn't nearly enough for everything! Fiona, Gill and Crawford made us feel very welcome and Fiona treated us to home baking which was delicious. LHH have never let us down and this cottage was one of our favourites - we will be back!

    Ray & SianOct 2020

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with low-level entry walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • 2 x Smart TVs, DVD player, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Private off-road parking
  • Enclosed gardens with lawns, patio, shed and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: The bed in bedroom 1 is a super-king-size zip-link as standard
  • If you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise

The property

Drymen 2.8 miles.

Enjoying a superb location close to the village of Drymen in the Highlands is this superb country cottage, Gaidrew Cottage.

The ideal destination for a family or couples travelling together, Gaidrew Cottage has been lovingly renovated and its stylish interior is testament to this labour of love.

As soon as you walk into the cottage the attention to detail is obvious with the open-plan living space offering a warm and inviting area in which to spend time.

The attractive seating area has a feature woodburning stove which provides an effective focal point and makes you want to curl up on a squishy sofa or armchair, grab a blanket and relax with your family and loved ones.

The cool and contemporary kitchen has all the mod cons any discerning traveller would expect and is the perfect space for whipping up some fabulous food for the family.

The breakfast bar overlooks the elegant dining area which has a big, rustic dining table ready to seat the whole family and where you can imagine long, languid meal times spent together enjoying holiday time.

The dining area has French doors which open directly onto a pleasant patio area so if the sun is shining you can eat alfresco and soak up the views of the surrounding Campsie Hills while you are there.

A great alternative space in the cottage if you want to get away from everyone else is the snug which has its own TV and seating area and is perfect for families with teenagers who may want to do their own thing for a few hours or for someone who might want to make sure they don’t miss an important sporting event!

Both bedrooms are superbly appointed and tastefully furnished making them charming places to spend time in whether you opt for the super-king-size or the king-size.

Take your pick from the easily accessible shower room perfect for a refreshing shower in the morning or the attractive bathroom complete with corner bath ideal for a long, hot soak after a hard day of holidaying.

Talking of holidays there is nowhere better to spend your holidays than in the Highlands so let’s get exploring.

The West Highland Way passes close by for keen cyclists and walkers, or why not try some wild swimming at Loch Lomond?

Climb Ben Lomond or have a round of golf at any of the local courses, such as Strathendrick, Cameron House, Buchanan Castle and Carrick, all within a short drive of the cottage.

Glasgow is easily reachable for a day out from Gaidrew Cottage and other attractions include Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Aquarium.

A rural idyll awaits with a stay at Gaidrew Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ST-00044-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

Drymen

Loch Lomond 4 miles, Aberfoyle 10 miles, Stirling 21 miles

The village of Drymen, nestling within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, was popular with Highland Cattle drovers in the 18th and 19th centuries due to its location and legend has it that Rob Roy MacGregor used Drymen as a base for his exploits against the Duke of Montrose. Today the village is popular with tourists who enjoy not only its attractive village green and selection of pubs, shops and restaurants, but also its location allowing access to Loch Lomond. The West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way both pass through the village and nearby Conic Hill and mighty Ben Lomond and perennial favourites with walkers. Drymen is the ideal base for exploring most of central Scotland with both Stirling and Glasgow in easy reach. Drive up the west shore of Loch Lomond and explore further into Argyll with Arrochar and Inverary an easy day trip – just don’t be too distracted by the stunning scenery.

Note: The bed in bedroom 1 is a super king-size zip-link as standard. If you require this to be a twin, please contact us to advise. Note: electricity is included in the rent and logs are provided