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Annielea Cottage

Helensburgh, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1066979)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “This is the first time that we have booked through Sykes.”

    However, over many years we have booked numerous 4 and 5 star properties through agents who have been since taken over by Sykes. As Annielea Cottage has been graded by Sykes as “4 tick”, we expected its standards to reach approx a 4 star standard. It did not. ...

    However, over many years we have booked numerous 4 and 5 star properties through agents who have been since taken over by Sykes. As Annielea Cottage has been graded by Sykes as “4 tick”, we expected its standards to reach approx a 4 star standard. It did not. The exterior of the property is decidedly scruffy - dirty and peeling paint, dirty windows and a disintegrating doormat. The exterior double doors do not close properly and therefore the vestibule is also dirty with another another filthy door mat. The photograph on Sykes website of the “formal” dining room shows a dark wooden table and 6 matching chairs. The only furniture in that room is a cheap pine-effect (plastic?) table with 2 matching benches and 2 chairs. The bed was fairly comfortable, although very low. The sofas were far from comfortable. The bathroom is big and has obviously been recently installed. Shower was efficient. Wash hand basin was tiny - would suit a small cloakroom but not big bathroom. Only 1 hand towel was provided. We didn’t use the cooker. Hob was old and metal rings around hob plates were dirty. None of the furniture looked new (apart from the TV and floor lamp in sitting room). Rather it looked as if it had been sourced from a junk shop. Nothing matched. Coffee table in sitting room had been painted white. Anything laid on it stuck to the paint and it is consequently covered in scruffy marks. Similarly soft furnishings were of very poor quality, especially the curtains. We will be interested in Sykes’ comments. This experience will make us wary of trusting their “tick” ratings in future.

    - Law, September 2021

The property

Nestled just moments away from glistening waters of Clyde River is Annielea Cottage, a beautifully appointed single-storey cottage, set amidst the excitement of Helensburgh, a graceful Victorian resort town, close to the city of Glasgow.

This exceptional property has been designed with a group of families and friends in mind, perfect for those wishing to getaway to the coastal beauty of Scotland and to enjoy the area's many outdoor activities.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed into the entrance hallway where you can kick off your walking shoes and store your coats before discovering the rest of the property, complete with elegant touches and all the modern conveniences you would expect from such a beautiful home.

The kitchen comes well-equipped with a range of quality appliances that the chef of the group can make use of, as well as the added benefit of a washing machine!

From here, there is a formal dining room, where you can look forward to hosting the entire group to delight in home-cooked dishes, tasty local takeaways and an evening of board games brought from home with drinks.

Alternatively, wind down the evening within the sitting room, a light-filled space, where the plush seating arrangement invites you in to curl up in front of the TV at the end of a bracing day.

Take the far door to slip into the first bedroom, boasting a single bed and small vanity unit, whilst to the other end of the property lies the double bedroom and the master bedroom, notable for its plush king-size bed, make up of quality linens and piles of gorgeous cushions so sleep is sure to come easy.

Concluding the interior is the sleek family bathroom, boasting a shower over bath, allowing you to choose how best to prepare for each day.

Explore your surroundings further as you meander through the bustling town, where an array of independent shops are awaiting to be explored, as well as a superb collection of award-winning restaurants and cafes amidst the handsome buildings, elegant tree-lined streets and the long promenade.

Whilst here, be sure to pack up a picnic and head to the beautiful gardens at Hermitage Park, or spend sunny afternoons exploring the Geilston Gardens, with a ‘Hobbit Hole’ play area and floral mini-maze, which younger guests of the group will enjoy.

Brush up on the local history by visiting the National Trust-owned, Hill House, an exceptional building, which is renowned as the finest example of the famous Scots architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh work.

Alternatively, there is a lot of outdoor action to be had here, including exploring the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail, featuring sandy beaches, caves, sheltered waters and a rich wildlife, whilst the Wild About Argyll Trail promises to be a superb cycling adventure for those bringing two-wheels along.

Avid ramblers look forward to strolling along the John Muir Way and the Three Lochs Way, which promises views of Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long.

If you are willing to travel further afield by car, be sure to visit the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium or head to The Islands, where you will find a sandy beach.

Alternatively, you could leave the car behind and hop on board the train to journey into the nearby city of Glasgow for the day.

Secure your stay at Annielea Cottage and look forward to a fun-filled holiday with loved ones.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link beds, can be made into twin on request), 1 x double bedroom, 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Although the property is set across the ground floor, there is a single step into the kitchen and bedroom, please bare this in mind when booking.

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About the location


Arden 5 miles; Glasgow 30 miles.

Helensburgh is a superb, Victorian holiday resort situated close to Loch Lomond in Scotland. Within this town, you will find stunning buildings, wide elegant tree-lined streets, a long promenade, beautiful gardens, as well as an array of shops, restaurants and pubs to explore. Visitors can also enjoy the sand and shingle beach, which plays host to stunning views and excellent windsurfing and boating trips. Moreover, within the surrounding area you will find a number of impressive attractions including Hillbrook House, Balloch Castle and Geilston Garden. Further afield is the city of Glasgow, home to Victorian and art nouveau architecture, as well as a rich legacy. Helensburgh promises an exciting holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas