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Rosemount Cottage

Helensburgh, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 983692)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A much bigger property than we had realised."

    Plenty of space and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieApr 2022

  • "Lovely light property, warm and comfortable."

    Plenty to do and see in local area and garden and woods for dog. Sketch map of location was a godsend, Thankyou.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Rosemount Cottage which is a really comfortable and cosy place to stay."

    The owners were very helpful ahead of our stay as the property is quite tricky to find and so they have a hand drawn map showing exactly how to get to the place and where to park. The location is excellent overlooking Gaer Loch and a few minutes' drive from the lovely town of Helensburgh. The town has everything you would need having a mixture of supermarkets and local shops, Callaghan's butchers was particularly good with friendly service and top-quality meat. The house had everything we needed for our stay and is in a very peaceful location. As a base for exploring this corner of Scotland it was excellent within easy reach of Loch Lomond and other attractions. It is also well situated for exploring the other lochs and stunning scenery. We can also recommend The Hill House in Helensburgh as a place to spend an hour or so looking round a fantastic house. Helensburgh also has some great restaurants; we particularly enjoyed meals at La Barca Tapas and for a special treat a seafood spectacular at Cattle and Creel. All in all we would heartily recommend the house and the local area.

    Reviewed by DrewOct 2021

  • "Decorated and furnished as a home rather than a holiday let"

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Can not fault the accommodation."

    But will not book any future holidays through Sykes. Their term and conditions are ridiculous, wanting to charge £1200 for a £600 stay, just because the dates were changed.

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable, beautiful cottage, well furnished, excellent kitchen."

    Contact to host very nice and without problems.

    Reviewed by Hans JoergSep 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, plenty of room in house and garden."

    Reviewed by GregJun 2021

  • "The cottage is clearly a renovation that is not quite completed."

    However, we could see what has been and will be achieved when completed. Neighbour rather rude, dog hair in bed, and no one to discuss with until next day. We are adults, we coped and resolved otherwise 5stars. Area is superb and despite minor concerns we will he back thank you.

    Reviewed by GerardJun 2021

  • "Beautiful and spaceous cottage, with gorgeous views (the pictures in the listing do not do justice to this place); private sunny garden with a spectecular view of the evening sun over Gare Loch; thoroughly enjoyed our time here."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2021

  • "Visited with my wife and 2 teenage kids."

    This is a fantastic, spacious, well equipped house in a lovely location. The garden is enormous and we were able to use it as our dog's night 20 minute last walk which was ideal. There is a real feeling of space in the living room, kitchen has everything you want and bedrooms are very nice. The location is ideal for Helensburgh and has easy access to Loch Lomond and the surrounding area. Jared the host is very helpful, we had an issue with our car and he was very accommodating on us leaving a couple of hours later. Highly recommended and we will be back.

    Reviewed by LianeOct 2020

  • "Very often, you arrive at your holiday cottage and notice that it's not quite how you expected it, having seen photos on the website."

    This time, the cottage was as spacious as the impression from the photos and it was stylish and homely. We weren't far from Helensburgh, but you felt as though you were further out in the countryside and away from it all, with the distant view of the loch in the foreground of the lounge area. We really felt at home in the cottage and it was a great base for meeting up with family, going further out for walks and from the doorstep it's a good starting point for runs and bike rides. We only had the chance to try out a couple of eateries, but both the Ginger Bread Man and the Riverhill Courtyard are worth trying (best to book Riverhill in advance). There were only the two of us in the end due to restrictions, but there is plenty of space for two couples or a family to stay in. We would have happily stayed here for another week!

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Very peaceful. Views are great. Shame about the trees in front of you. As they are in neighbouring garden. It’s a shame they couldn’t be cut down low. Had a great stay. We will be back again. Shame it was only two of us. Really would suit more people as very large property. We only went upstairs ounce to see what was up there.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Superb place to stay!"

    The pictures don’t do it justice as it’s absolutely HUGE. The only downside I can think of is a lack of genuine loch view from the house. But head up to the swings with a nice glass of wine and all is forgiven

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "Lovely property spotlessly clean and with fantastic loch views."

    Owner very helpful with directions to the property.

    Reviewed by RonaldJan 2020

  • "Good location, clean and tidy, comfy beds."

    Superb view of the loch. Very spacious rooms

    Reviewed by FionaJan 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and very spacious."

    Was very happy with the cottage and enjoyed the few days that we spent there.would highly recommend this cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2019

  • "The property is even nicer than it looks in the photos."

    We really enjoyed the large sitting room and the wonderful views of the Loch. The upstairs rooms are great for children.

    Reviewed by AlfredDec 2019

  • "Rosemount cottage was a lovely cottage in a great location ,an excellent base for exploring loch lomond and the surrounding area."

    There's a lot of great places to see with plenty of things to do within a relatively short drive from the cottage (20-40 minutes)at the most and the roads are superb so what might seem far away actually isn't. we stayed for 1 week at the end of October and would recommend this cottage to anyone. We had a great time .

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Cottage is in a great location to access Loch Lomond, Loch Long and Gare, Argyll forest and Queen Elizabeth Forest."

    Spacious, clean and comfortable with some nice touches like fire logs for wood burner and fresh coffee. One issue was quickly resolved by owner - we couldn’t have asked for more. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SeanOct 2019

  • "Rosemount Cottage is extremely spacious and well laid out, a perfect base for exploring the Firth of Clyde and surrounding areas."

    It is beautifully situated just off the main coastal road, with amazing views from its hillside position. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Rhu and would be happy to recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2019

  • "Rosemount Cottage is a lovely spacious place to stay, with views over Gare Loch from its large lounge window."

    Safe parking for cars right outside your door. Little extras like tea and coffee were very much appreciated, good powerful shower in the lower bedroom en suite. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "When we arrived at the property there were fly-ridden rubbish bins full and overflowing which stank."

    They had not been cleared for several weeks and we had to ask for them to be removed. There was no hot water. I had to mess about with the thermostat/timer to programme the system to allow hot water. This should have been done by yourselves or the owner and should have been checked prior to arrival. The downstairs bathroom had a bath but the plug did not have a release mechanism. it was therefore very difficult to empty the bath water unless you had strong finger nails. This needs fixing as it is likely that someone fills a bath and then is unable to use the bath or shower for the rest of their stay. After a few days we noticed that the carpet in one of the downstairs bedrooms was wet. There was leak from the radiator. (This may have been ongoing for some time given the amount of water that leaked) The local agent arranged for an engineer to visit later that day but seemed put out that we were not going to be waiting in for them; as the agent surely this is their responsibility. When we returned from our day out (on holiday) the radiator was fixed but the carpet was still damp. No attempt was made to apologise to us about the room smelling of damp for the rest of our stay. No attempt was made to heat the room to get rid of the excess water in the carpet; (we did this ourselves). The towels used to mop up the water were put in the washing machine and left for us to sort out. A minor detail but reflective of our experience of your management of the property. Other minor factors; some knobs on cooker and cupboards come off in your hands, the internet linked to tv has to be plugged in but there are no instructions for this, Amazon Prime and Netflix did not seem to work. Our overall view is that the maintenance and management of the property is sloppy.

    Reviewed by RobAug 2019

  • "Great property, spacious, well maintained, fab garden."

    Absolutely loved it. Good location and services at Helensburgh, perfect base for a great holiday. The owners directions to find it were very helpful too. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "Wow! What a beautiful cottage with a great big garden and amazing view."

    Very spacious, clean, offers everything required and more. We're thinking to stay again. 10 out of 10!

    Reviewed by CindyAug 2019

  • "We loved the Cottage and the garden!"

    The photos of the Cottage don't do it justice - it's even nicer than the photos suggest!

    Reviewed by SandyJun 2019

  • "Great cottage website photos don’t do it justice."

    Kids loved the upstairs bedroom. Views from garden amazing.

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage - the photos don't do it justice."

    Tucked away, so very quiet and peaceful. The view is stunning from the lounge window and the from swings in the (enormous!) garden was even better. It's a really quirky layout which our kids loved with loads of space. Log fire during the evening was amazing. Great location is what we think is a very under-rated area of Scotland. Close to the forests of the Trossachs and Argyll for walking and biking, the sea lochs are just stunning with Loch Fyne less than an hour away - rock pooling on the beaches was a real favorite and an hour by train to Glasgow for museums on wet weather days. Perfect. The only negative feedback I would give, which I would not want you to publish is that the kitchen needs a few more pots and pans and utensils. I understand they are new owners so they may well still be getting set up, but there were no wine glasses or side plates. A few big bowls to make a salad? That sort of thing, we managed as it was just us and the kids, but we've often hired cottages for a family celebration and cooked a big meal with everyone - we would have struggled to that here.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms; 1 x ground floor double with en-suite, including a walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom, 1 x single bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • WC room with basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning fire
  • Gas central heating with woodburning fire
  • Gas range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee machine,Ironing board, Iron, hairdryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free off-road parking adjacent to property
  • Lawn garden area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 2.7 miles and shop within 2.1 miles

The property

Situated North of Helensburgh, on the shore of Gare Loch, is the wonderful Rosemount Cottage.

Bring your friends and family to this spacious dwelling, set in almost an acre of land, making a superb base for touring the spectacular location and exploring the surrounding area.

Upon entering the property, you are invited into a spacious conservatory, a great area for morning coffee, to take in the view or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Follow the hallway to a stylish, well-equipped kitchen, making the ideal spot for preparing meals for friends and family.

Continuing to impress is an inviting sitting room, where a plush L-shape sofa sits around a warming woodburning fire.

Flooding the room with light is a large window where you can appreciate the overlooking views of the loch and beyond the peninsula.

Completing the ground floor are two well-presented, double bedrooms, with one benefitting from its own luxury en-suite shower room.

Follow the spiral staircase up to discover a small den area with a sofa bed and Juliette balcony, perfect for children and teenagers.

Finally, there is a stylish twin bedroom with impressive views overlooking the loch.

Outside, extensive gardens tier up to the side of and behind the house, in addition to off-road parking for three cars and a lockable store for bikes, kayaks or golf gear.

Within 3 miles of the property you will find a local pub and a shop, perfect for picking up those holiday essentials.

As the property is situated within the Lomond National Park, the gateway to Argyll and Bute, you will find many forest tracks to explore.

Close by is the village of Rhu, where you will find the impressive Yacht Marina, a popular spot for sailing.

Loch Lomond is within easy commute with water cruises, water sports with breath-taking views and heritage sites on hand.

All-in-all, Rosemount Cottage is a guaranteed an exciting holiday, while the scenery makes it the ideal place to get away and relax.

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About the location

HELENSBURGH

Arden 5 miles; Glasgow 30 miles; Edinburgh 83.7 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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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