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Garelochhead near Helensburgh, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 17420)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


23 Customer Reviews

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


    Reviewed by DanekaFeb 2020

  • "Road rather difficult."

    Bathroom small.not fun top marks.

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 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 RobertFeb 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 JeannetteJan 2020

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

    Reviewed by NargesNov 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 ClaireOct 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 MichaelAug 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 JoanMay 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 JudithMar 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 JanetFeb 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 GraemeDec 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 MattAug 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 DavidMay 2018

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

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 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 UweMay 2017

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

    Reviewed by WinifredApr 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 RebeccaSep 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 DavidSep 2016

  • "Perfect size and location!"

    In beautiful greenery and up the hill, Heatherbank was a great fit! Thanks so much for everything!

    Reviewed by AlyssaOct 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage with really nice fittings and equipment, lovely welcome pack and great selection of DVDs and books."

    The owner was really helpful and the location great. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by AilsaAug 2014

  • "We felt the cottage was nice enough to be a permanent home and had a perfect holiday."

    Mrs EkinsJul 2014

  • "The cottage itself was immaculate and contemporary, plus on arrival a very welcome 'Welcome Pack' greeted us."

    The garden seems to be a work in progress but was natural and not manicured or landscaped which we felt would spoil its natural surroundings with woods climbing upwards at the back and views to the front to die for. With the sound of streams and bird song, for us it was a little piece of heaven! We didn't mind the short walk from where we parked to the cottage as it added to the experience which included passing over a small wooden bridge with a very loud but pretty stream rushing beneath it. As an added bonus we had beautiful sunshine for a few days too. So a big thank you to the owner from two very happy and now totally chilled out holiday makers!

    Reviewed by CarolynApr 2014

  • "I was pleasantly surprised as to the spaciousness and cleanliness of the rental upon arrival, it was much larger than one might have guessed from the outside."

    Everything was rather new looking and clean and was easy to maintain and clean.

    Reviewed by JoshuaAug 2013

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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.


  • 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

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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