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MacLachlan House

Helensburgh, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1058229)


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Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location!"

    BUT... There is no double room with en-suite! We had to vacuum when we got there. The bins were full of previous people’s rubbish. Drawer hanging off in front double bedroom and bedside lights not working. No storage in downstairs twin and noisy boiler in there. Plugs in downstairs twin non accessable. We had to buy roasting tin and pasta dish to cook with. Shower downstairs is like a bath (doesn’t drain), downstairs bath was filthy. No basics like salt, pepper, oil. A pint of milk and some bread might have been nice as we arrived late. Fridge too small for up to eight occupants. Pampas grass seeds get everywhere. Welcome/house instructions poor. No visitor information. No scissors, crockery lacking. Bowls are rubbish.

    Reviewed by JeffAug 2021

  • "Listing not 100% accurate."

    There is no double bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor. There is a small twin room without cupboard storage and a family bathroom. The 1st floor has 2 doubles and a twin and a shower room. Luckily this didn't cause us any problems but it could for some. House had everything we needed, comfy beds, fluffy towels and plenty tea,coffee and biscuits which were a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "We felt the house fitted our needs, being a 3-generation family bubble of 6 plus puppy."

    The house was clean overall and in a quiet neighbourhood. The kitchen was pretty well stocked, and we were pleasantly surprised to see items such as tea and coffee supplies, and dishwasher tablets. However, we felt it was missing a few items: whisk, really sharp knife (we had great difficulty slicing crusty bread), garlic press, and cafetiere or other type coffee maker. The topper on the master bed was quite soft and not to our liking but we adjusted to it. The garden was basic, and the gaps under the fence meant we could not leave our puppy unattended. However, there was so much to do in and around the area that we didn't use the garden much. There are lovely parks, restaurants, ice cream parlours and shops in Helensburgh, and Glasgow is not far. If you are keen on architecture, there's the famous Hill House and the St. Peter's Seminary near Cardross. From a parents' point of view, there is a really good play park close by the house and a swimming pool down at the waterfront. It's also close to Loch Lomond, with plenty of watersports.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "The upstairs toilet failed to remove waste."

    3 visits by "plumbers" because the toilet kept blocking. Each time it was used, it failed to remove waste again. Absolutely no acknowledgement that this was an issue by either Sykes or the householder. Added to that, the house was not clean. Don't be fooled by the photos. Don't stay here.

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2021

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The property

Sitting on the fringes of the spectacular Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, within the delightful town of Helensburgh, you can find this impressive holiday cottage, MacLachlan House.

Boasting a stylish interior, a desirable base and all the amenities you could want from a self-catered stay; it makes a fantastic choice for groups of friends or families seeking to explore the wonder of Scotland.

Step inside to unveil the wonder of this impressive holiday cottage, venturing into the living/dining room where you can unwind in one of the plush sofas amidst the warmth of the gas fire, the perfect spot to spend quality time with your loved ones when you're not out adventuring.

Gather around the glossy dining table to tuck into a tasty homemade meal as you toast to your terrific holiday, the gleaming kitchen hosting all the essentials you could need for a weeklong stay amongst sleek and stylish settings, there's even a dishwasher for your convenience too!

After each day of adventure, seek comfort in one of four equally as elegant bedrooms, with a double on the ground floor boasting its very own en-suite bathroom, this room makes the perfect spot for those less able or a couple seeking a sleeping spot away from the excitement of the group, while up on the first floor you will find a further double and two twins to take your pick from, each offering ample storage space for your personal belongings and a luxurious spot to rest your head.

Begin your day with a rejuvenating shower, before stepping outside in your very own private lawned garden to soak in the glory of the refreshing countryside air ahead of your fun-filled day, a lovely spot for your canine companion to stretch their legs too.

The property benefits from a central location in the bustling town of Helensburgh; a charming Victorian holiday resort on the River Clyde, there are plenty of scenic walking routes and picturesque picnic spots to make the most of, with a good selection of shops for picking up some tasty treats too, or for a more formal dining experience you can choose from a plethora of pubs and restaurants catering to a variety of tastes.

There are a good selection of attractions within the town too, begin your day with a leisurely stroll around Hermitage Park observing its beautiful gardens and old mill, before visiting the Scottish Submarine Centre where you can learn more about the workings of the watercrafts, or delve into the waters yourself at the local swimming pool.

Visit the National Trust delight of Hill House resting decorated in a traditional 'Glasgow style’ by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh with a pleasant café found here too, or enjoy a leisurely game of golf at the fantastic course in the town, with plenty of course to choose from in the nearby area too such as the one in Balloch where you can also find an imposing castle and country park with walled gardens and nature trails via guided tours, as well as the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium, home to sharks, rays, otters and much more.

Venture further afield to discover the vibrant port city of Glasgow, best known for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture it boasts a bustling cultural hub with the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland all being found here as well as a plethora of family-friendly attractions such as museums, galleries and parks, just to name a few.

With easy access to the National Park for a scenic experience like no other too, MacLachlan House makes the perfect choice for an escape to Scotland at any time of the year.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • 1st floor; 1 x double, 2 x twins
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining area
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking on driveway
  • Private rear lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

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

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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.

Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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