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


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

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

    Reviewed by YvonneFeb 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 KristiinaJan 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 SophieJan 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 DeborahDec 2021

  • "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

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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.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas