Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes Show on map Features Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi Reviews 8 Customer Reviews "Apart from being what was described as one of the wettest weeks on record" Reviewed by SallyOct 2020 "Very spacious cottage, with lovely modern kitchen and appliances." Just a stone's throw from the shores of Loch Lomond. Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020 "This is our second visit to this lovely cottage." It is very homely, comfortable and very well equipped. The cottage owner is extremely kind, helpful and approachable. The cottage and contents were squeaky clean in line with current Covid requirements with clear instructions regarding bedding, towels etc. It is warm and heating is easy to operate. The garden is lovely and well maintained. I particularly like the art in the house too. All originals and some lovely architectural and floral paintings by the cottage owner herself. The local area is beautiful. The cottage is a few minutes walk to the shore of Loch Lomond and we walk the dog there every day. A lovely wooded walk to the shore. The mountains and glens locally are stunning. Walking and driving is a treat whether in sun, rain or mist. There is also a friendly local shop in Arrochar which stocked all we needed. We are mindful that the adjoining neighbours, also welcoming and friendly, can be affected by parking and we are careful to only use the parking space allotted to allow neighbours access to their parking space too. There is no issue with parking but for any prospective people visiting the cottage, I feel it's important to underline this. This is a great place to tour the area from and we will return, no doubt, next year for more walking and bouldering with our sons. Reviewed by JohnSep 2020 "The cottage was well equipped comfortable and in a lovely position." It would benefit from a larger TV. We had a really enjoyable holiday staying in Taigh Beann and the owner was very helpful Reviewed by CarolAug 2020 "The only downside would be a bigger tv in the lounge 32" plus with internet ..." The only downside would be a bigger tv in the lounge 32" plus with internet access put the old tv in a upstairs room and bigger tv downstairs otherwise I would give it 4 out 5 stars Reviewed by GlynSep 2019 "Nice cottage Lovely and warm." We really enjoyed our stay and it was great that the garden was very safely enclosed for our little dog Reviewed by TimSep 2019 "Fantastic break." Lovely cottage. Everything was as described, but even better! Thank you. Reviewed by FionaAug 2019 "Central for exploring." Excellent cottage, everything we needed. A real home from home. So grateful to the owner who accommodated us so quickly. She is a star. Reviewed by GlennJul 2019 Show more The property Arrochar 1.7 miles. Tucked away at the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in the small village of Tarbet, nestled between Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps is this semi-detached property, Taigh Beann. Taigh Beann, Gaelic for ‘House of the Mountains’ is situated a few moments away from the beautiful bay and is perfect for a family seeking to explore western shores of Loch Lomond and to tour Argyll, the Trossachs and Kintyre. Take a seat in the sitting room before unpacking your bag and exploring the local area of Arrochar, with ample seating and windows offering lots of light, it’s a brilliant room for spending quality time with one another, not forgetting in winter months when you can huddle around the electric fire and watch a film on the television. Moving through the property you will find a well-equipped kitchen, housing everything you could possibly need to cater your own delicious evening meals, including an electric oven and hob, a microwave and a dishwasher and a washing machine. As the evening draws to a close, head up to the first floor, where you will find two well-presented bedrooms to choose from, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, whilst the ground floor houses a single bedroom. Each bedroom has been designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group and boasts an idyllic interior design to ensure that you wake up within tranquillity each morning. Head out the back door for a spot of fresh air, a large lawned area where the kids can run around while you take in the stunning scenery in the background; the rolling hills of the beautiful countryside, be sure to check them out first-hand at Ben Arthur while you’re here, at 844 metres in height, it’s a truly spectacular wonder. If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, venture into the village centre where you will be delighted to find the Slanj Restaurant in a converted church and the Tarbet Hotel has a variety of restaurants to suit all ages and tastes, whilst Tarbet Tea Room offers simple snacks and great home-baking. For a larger selection of amenities, venture slightly further to Arrochar and choose to dine at The Village Inn which enjoys a superb position on the lochside or Ben Arthur’s Bothy is a popular choice with the locals. To explore the area further, hop onto a Cruise Loch Lomond which runs regularly from the pier at Tarbet to Inversnaid and Rowardennan for access to The West Highland Way or to climb Ben Lomond. For those feeling active, you can hire bikes from the pier to explore the surroundings further or walk the majestic peaks of The Cobbler, Ben Vane and Ben Ime, which form the Arrochar Alps, dominating the surrounding area. Glencoe, Oban, Fort William, Dunoon, Inveraray, Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all within a few hours’ easy drive of Tarbet, and it also benefits from having a railway station situated within close reach of the cottage if you want to have a break from driving! Taigh Beann is a tranquil base to explore the surrounding area further with your loved ones. Summary Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor single Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC Ground-floor cloakroom with WC and basin Kitchen Utility Sitting/dining room with electric fire Electric central heating and electric fire Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, and WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Roadside parking adjacent to property Lawned garden with furniture One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry no smoking Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles Check in is from 4pm View on map About the location ARROCHAR Helensburgh 15 miles. The village of Arrochar lies at the head of Loch Long, the most northerly point in the network of lochs that extend north from the Clyde Estuary. Surrounded by mountains, the area has become a focal point for climbers wishing to climb Ben Arthur, affectionately known as the Cobbler and other popular mountains in the immediate area, which all lie within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Arrochar itself offers a large selection of shops, restaurants and pubs and is situated just a mile and a half to the west of the Loch Lomondside village of Tarbet, with both villages sharing a railway station that lies near the high point of the valley connecting the two. Loch Lomond, the single biggest expanse of inland water in Britain offers a variety of activities. Enjoy a gentle stroll through the Balloch Castle Country Park or the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, which will guide you past attractive lochside villages and sandy bays, or, for the more adventurous, the mountains offer challenging walks and climbs. For a family day out the nearby town of Helensburgh, with its broad avenues, is well worth a visit.