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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Sofas are a bit uncomfortable and bike facilities could be better so left bikes in cars."

    Could do with electric in shed for charging e bikes. Lovely property would recommend had a great stay.. Good location in a nice village. Would stay again. Beds very comfortable place was very clean.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2024

  • "The property is in a great location, close to the village centre amenities, with some lovely local walks in beautiful countryside."

    The large main bed in the loft bedroom is one of most comfortable I've ever slept in. The two sofas in the living room became a bit uncomfortable after prolonged use when watching the TV however. Also, for me the hand-wash sink in the bathroom is way too small for face-washing etc., although the large kitchen sink nearby is fine for this purpose. Overall, we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Mar 2024

  • "This is our 2nd visit and it was as good as the first."

    Very clean and comfortable. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket.

    Reviewed by Jeanine5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    It was warm and welcoming, with decor finished to a high standard. We especially appreciated the welcome pack. The cottage also benefits from Off road parking. One very minor drawback is the bathroom with its very small sink, but for a short stay it’s manageable. The cottage was well placed for lots of visitor attractions, walks and climbs in the area, and Drymen is well serviced with good places to eat and drink, and self catering amenities.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation and great location for exploring the Loch Lomond region."

    It was warm, comfortable, clean, with modern kitchen/bathroom facilities. The hosts provide some really useful local info and have a lovely kids corner bookshelf that my daughter was thrilled with. Great place to stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location We really enjoyed our stay here, great little village with good Cafes and the food in the local pub is very good, also used the swimming pool in hotel next door."

    Easy to get to Loch Lomond, Stirling and Glasgow, there are also lots of walks close to the cottage. The only issue we had with the cottage was the lighting in the kitchen making difficult to cook after dark. Otherwise we had a great holiday and would use the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Nov 2023

  • "I think the lighting in the kitchen needs to be brighter as not very bright when cooking especially in the winter months ."

    The sofas seem to be a bit soft as when you sit in the middle they sink down other wise a really lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little house."

    Lovely location, great views, nicely decorated. Bed was very comfy. Sofas not very comfy - especially for two adults sitting on one. Great for one couple. Shame there isn’t a wardrobe - or at least a hanging rail, in the upstairs bedroom. There is a small wardrobe in the downstairs bedroom but for two couples ( luckily we were just one couple) another hanging space would be necessary.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in Drymen and the accommodation was exactly as described."

    Very comfortable beds, a good shower room with a well equipped kitchen. Ideal for the four of us and we hope to book again in the future. Love the village with its pubs and shops nearby. Had a couple of meals at the Clachan which were excellent. The Spar shop has to be the best one in the country, lovely staff and a great selection.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage in a lovely location."

    Good communication with the hosts and very detailed information provided about the cottage on arrival. The welcome basket was a pleasant surprise and very generous. The location is perfect for exploring the Trossachs and there is an excellent village pub.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Everything you needed was there. Beds were so comfy. Ellanderroch cottage is in a really good place to visit lots of places. The welcome basket was a very nice treat too. Anyone that stays at this cottage will be delighted that they picked here to stay it's stunning.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in the quieter part of the village, the only issues were having to strip the beds and package the laundry up in large bags."

    Especially as both my mum who is 81 and recovering from radiotherapy and we are both registered disabled.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7May 2023

  • "Nice cottage in ideal location."

    Perfect for two people, might be a squeeze for four people, especially with one small bathroom, however everything was clean and comfortable. Drymen itself had more to offer than we realised.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Ellanderroch cottage!"

    The house was lovely and comfortable. The village was great and had everything we needed- good restaurants, chemist, shop, lovely walks, ice cream for the kids etc. and very convenient to Loch Lomond. We would definitely recommend it. Thanks Naomi! Kate and Josh

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely & warm, great shower, comfy beds, great cocktail glasses etc."

    Seriously, we had another great week in Drymen - The Clachan excelled.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Feb 2023

  • "Couldn’t fault the cottage, everything was provided for our needs."

    Plenty too do and see in the area and the village had lovely places to eat and drink. Communications from the owner were excellent and they provide a lovely welcome hamper. 10 out of 10 / 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in."

    Beds were supremely comfortable. Interior was a very tasteful blend of modern and traditional. Nice welcome pack, which was very much enjoyed. Sadly we couldn’t get our Tesla Model 3 down the driveway. It bottomed out at the top of the steep drop down the driveway. You’ll be fine with a Seat Leon, but we parked in the adjacent hotel car park and it was close enough to run an extension cable to charge it up. We left electricity money for car charging, The fridge has a freezer compartment, but it wasn’t large enough for all our items. However the host was very happy to put our surplus food into their freezer. One area of improvement required. There was only one toilet roll provided, with no spare in any cupboard. I always bring a spare roll, but we ran out of that as well 3 hours before departure leading to a toilet roll emergency. This seems to be trend among cottages sadly and I’ve never understood why.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Nov 2022

  • "Very nice stay here."

    Clean and comfortable and a good welcoming basket. Very near to Drymen - walking distance. A smashing, attractive little Scottish town. Many good places to eat including the "award winning" pub The Clachan Inn - brilliant meals. Make sure you book. As well as Loch Lomond, Helensburgh is near to visit (a lochside town - with a big "sea" front). Very attractive to drive up that coast and Glasgow very near too

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We appreciate the effort put in to make the cottage as stylish and contemporary as possible and it was quite well equipped for two guests."

    However, we started in downstairs bedroom but had to move upstairs due to being able to hear conversations next door and noisy water pipes in the walls. Lovely welcome pack. Well positioned for walking/exploring and Drymen is a super little village.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Sep 2022

  • "In a delightful setting, scrupulously clean with a welcome basket ."

    Very helpful owners. Wonderfully comfortable beds with lovely linen . Great kitchen and super bathroom.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and very well presented."

    The welcome basket was amazing and a really lovely touch. Really lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    .very friendly owners and beautiful scenery

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Ellanderroch."

    The cottage is beautiful and is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. It's clean , cozy and the king sized bed upstairs is so comfy. There's amply off road parking and a garden with table and chairs on which we enjoyed a relaxing evening meal , weather permitting. The cottage is also perfectly situated to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "A well cared for cottage with a lot of thought given to its overall décor set in a small village."

    Ideal point for visiting Loch Lomond and other Lochs . A thoughtful basket of goodies made you feel welcome on arrival. We had a peaceful and enjoyable holiday break

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage, Naomi left us a lovely basket of goodies which was a nice touch."

    We did a lot of local walking and further afield all with stunning scenery. There was no dishwasher but not a deal breaker my Hubbie did it all! Although the bed was very comfortable, when we came to strip it off on the day we left the mattress was badly stained, we were glad we hadn’t seen it at the beginning of our stay.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Mar 2022

  • "This is the perfect holiday cottage for a week in the Trossachs."

    Everything is well thought through and all the practicalities were easy to follow. It was very clean and felt safe. It's so well insulated we couldn't feel the gale blowing outside! The starter pack was great and very thoughtful. The bedrooms are particularly comfortable. We look forward to revisiting.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location - close to Glasgow and Loch Lomond in a village that has everything you need."

    Well equipped kitchen and thoughtful selection of books and films. We will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Berry5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really well presented comfy and cosy cottage well located for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have just returned from our stay ay Ellanderroch and thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

    The cottage was very light, airy,relaxing and very clean. It is ideally located in Drymen for pubs,restaurants and walks straight from the doorstep and those visiting should take advantage of the walk to Balmaha over Conic Hill, views are stunning and driving a little way to climb Ben Lomond which provided the most fabulous views. We visited Stirling and Glasgow both within 20 miles of Drymen and are well worth the trip.(we used the local bus to Balloch then train direct into Glasgow all ran to time and it was good to leave the car behind so we could enjoy a little tipple) All in all we had a great holiday made a little more special by Naomi's welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location."

    There are great pubs and restaurants in the village. Great place to explore Loch Lomond. We were met with a welcome pack from the owner which was lovely. Initial impressions were that cottage was clean, the bedding looked fresh and the cottage is well decorated. We didn’t find the sofas at all comfortable but that may just be us. The beds were very comfortable. However the washing up bowl had food debris in, the oven was dirty with greasy grill pans left inside. The soap drawer of the washing machine wasn’t clean. In the shower room there was mould on the sealant in the shower and on the shower screen. The rug in the lounge was very grubby. The drawers in the downstairs bedroom had hair and dust in. During our stay I dropped something down the side of the bed in the downstairs bedroom, the dust and hair there was unacceptable. Before leaving we were asked to strip the beds, we found only one bed had a mattress protector and there were no pillow protectors. Four out of the eight pillows were stained as we’re both duvets, one with what appeared to be blood. This really is unacceptable at any time, but in the current situation with COVID it seems worse. I didn’t speak to the owner at the time as I didn’t want people coming into the cottage while we were staying there so in they’re defence they weren’t given opportunity to put things right. The reality is though this should never have happened. We’ve stayed in Sykes cottages many times but have never experienced this before. Really disappointed.

    Dear Mrs Sweet, Thank you for highlighting your disappointment to us. I am so sorry the cleanliness of the cottage was not up to standard. The comfort and safety of our guests is our upmost concern. I can assure you that the duvets and pillows are cleaned and checked regularly but I apologise if we have missed noticing a stain. We will replace these immediately. We have taken this weekend for maintenance so we can deep clean the cottage and ensure this will not happen again. I have informed my cleaning team of the issues and have asked them to be extra vigilant, taking more time to check all corners and crevices are thoroughly cleaned in future. It is a shame that you did not inform me of this while you were here as we spoke on a couple of occasions and I could have offered a solution at the time. I’m sorry that you were disappointed by the cottage, it has been a busy season and we have not had access to the cottage for deep cleaning until now. This is something that we will keep in mind for future years to ensure the property meets our high standards. Many apologies once again. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage, exactly as described."

    Lovely place to spend a week away, and ideal for a base to explore. Situated in a lovely village with plenty of amenities. The kids loved the added bonus of the books, games and dvd's provided for them to use. Would totally recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Property was lovely and very well situated in the village."

    You do get noise from the water pipes in the downstairs bedroom but it didn’t really disturb my kids. I would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an amazing time."

    Ellanderroch was a beautiful cottage and suited us perfectly. The hosts were lovely and we couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, my 2 year old loved the fact there were so many books aimed at children across the cottage."

    Reviewed by Sherif5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were woken up at 6-30 on a morning by the owners water pipes and when they turned them of they banged ."

    We do not go on holiday to be woken up at this hour ! Do not go if you have a long car as it is difficult to get out of the drive due to tall hedges and traffic measures out side the property. The property is ok but the stairs are steep and twisty .

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent for our family of two adults and two children."

    It was very clean, and had lots of books/games available for the children to play with if the weather was bad. Fortunately for us the weather was great. The location was excellent for our needs, with day trips to Loch Lomond, Aberfoyle, Stirling and Glasgow. A large grassy area was for great for the kids to run around in during the evening.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "Super cottage- we were a little concerned prior to arriving as we say they accepted dogs and don’t normally rent properties which have had dogs."

    However the cottage was super clean. It was private too even though it adjoined the owners property. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The accommodation was wonderful. Location was brilliant. The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be a twin upon request),1 x ground-floor 2'6" twin (zip/link singles, can be a double upon request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, radio, a selection of books, games and DVDs, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared lawned garden to front with outdoor furniture and secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception is variable at this property
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in first floor bedroom
  • Note: Balcony on first floor landing overlooks sitting room, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: One step down from hallway into kitchen
  • Note: One step up into ground floor bedroom from sitting room

The property

Set in a quiet location within the quintessential village of Drymen, forming part of the owner’s property, is the beautiful mid-terraced cottage of Ellanderroch.

Renovated to a high-standard throughout, this picturesque property makes an excellent base from which to explore the encompassing highlands of the incredible Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Make yourself at home in the restful sitting room emanating character and charm through the open ceiling beams, the perfect space to relax and unwind as you flick on the impressive Smart TV.

Take to the lovely country kitchen to whip a hearty home-cooked dinner with the help of the appliances and utensils that lie within, before serving up at the sociable dining table and enjoying quality time with your nearest and dearest as you crack open a bottle of wine.

Outside, guests can delight in a lovingly prepared picnic out on the shared lawned as you plan all of your upcoming adventures for the rest of your days.

Back inside, a contemporary shower room completes the ground-floor.

There are two good bedrooms, both of which can be set up as a twin or a double, providing flexible sleeping arrangements for guests.

Positioned within reaching distance of the stunning Loch Lomond, the cottage is surrounded by many scenic walking routes and enthralling off-beaten cycle tracks just waiting to be explored, including the wonderful Balmaha West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way.

Spend the day in the neighbouring city of Stirling, home to the fascinating ruins of Holy Rude and Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirling Old Town Jail and the imposing 12th century fortress of Stirling Castle.

Also within easy touring distance, the vibrant port city of Glasgow is filled with an abundance of actives and attractions for all to enjoy such as George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, and the Riverside Museum.

Hang up your oven mitts and indulge in a delicious evening meal out in one of the many local restaurants, or grab some ingredients from the well-stocked supermarket and head back to the comfort of your holiday home.

Escape to the highlands with your loved ones on an unforgettable holiday to Ellanderroch.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: We are only able to accept winter short breaks (2 night minimum), either arriving on a Friday or a Monday - short breaks booked outwith these days will have to be cancelled.

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About the location


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: We are only able to accept winter short breaks (2 night minimum), either arriving on a Friday or a Monday - short breaks booked outwith these days will have to be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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