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Dunaivon Cottage

(Ref. 1083526)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (12)
  • cottage (11)
  • comfortable (10)
  • clean (7)
  • location (7)
  • well (7)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "The place is lovely, however we couldn’t stay as when we arrived I had a severe reaction to the paint (I’m asthmatic) the host had painted a few weeks before and the smell was still lingering badly."

    I wanted to let others know just in case. I’m sure it will be fine after a month or two but if you suffer badly from strong smells, allergies, asthma etc…I do not recommend this property. It’s a health hazard. We booked a week and were so disappointed, it took we OVER a week to get a refund.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Jan 2024

  • "Gorgeous cottage!"

    Very well kept and clean! We traveled from Plymouth so the fresh home baked bread was a lovely sight to see and smell after such a long journey! Well stocked with everyday essentials such as jam,butter,milk ect. Hilary was a lovely host and informed us of some lovely places to visit and where to go to eat. Will definitely use again next time we visit Scotland!

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a really lovely cottage and very convenient for us to visit so many local attractions."

    The only small improvements we would make would be more comfortable chairs instead of benches at the dining table and more comfortable easy chairs in the sitting area. However the cottage was very tastefully decorated with lots of local information which we really appreciated. Another small point - the hot and cold taps in the kitchen have been plumbed in the wrong way round, which meant I was wasting water until I realised! We appreciated having a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. The bed was lovely and comfortable and everywhere was very clean.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Oct 2023


    Many thanks for your feedback. We shall look into that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed here with our two small children (3 and 5), the apartment was clean, comfortable, quiet and well looked after."

    A fantastic spot with wonderful trees surrounding the property. Close to the harbour, shops, swimming pool and great walks. Very impressive property, very kind and helpful owners. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ideally located lovely cottage, every amenity you could need."

    The owners were away but their daughter was minding their house which is on the same site but not intrusive. She was very helpful with any issues we had. Nearby Helensburg has lots of facilities and places to eat and Loch Lomond and its attractions were only a short drive away. Would highly recommend and use it again if revisiting the area.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Attractive comfortable house in beautiful location."

    Friendly, accommodating owner who welcomed us with fresh bread, ice cream and eggs. Was also very helpful on day when we were supposed to leave when we had unexpected car drama.

    Good evening Mr. Quereshi, Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. It would be very helpful if you could let us know how we could improve our cottage. I hope your car troubles got sorted. Kind regards Hilary Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2023

  • "Quality accommodation and in an excellent location."

    Also a very personable owner.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic quiet location great base for walking"

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Any suggestions to improve a visit welcomed. Hilary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0May 2023

  • "Both my husband & son very much enjoyed their extended stay based at Dunaivon Cottage so they could explore beautiful Scotland together."

    The accommodation & owners were just fantastic & everything was to an exceptionally high standard - a dream find. Thank you & hope one day to return with my husband.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2022

  • "Do not vacate until 18/12 but my husband & son told me it is perfect in every way and that includes the property owners."

    Many thanks - your family have been a pleasure to have staying! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "I loved the property - very comfortable, great facilities and in a lovely location."

    Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent, well-equipped cottage, a comfortable refuge from the incessant rain!"

    The setting is lovely and very well placed for mountains, lochs and for Glasgow. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "We loved this house so much, perfect location, clean and well equipped and in such a beautiful setting in the owners' grounds."

    The owners are friendly an gave us excellent advice about how to turn around up the hill, which takes a bit of getting used to so the advice was much appreciated! Lovely touch of homemade bread to welcome us too. Would recommend 100% and have already re-booked!!

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Marvellous location with beautiful views."

    Clean and generally well supplied. We were 4 adults and the property is probably more suited to 2 adults + children. 2nd bedroom smaller with less hanging/drawer space. Bins in bedrooms/bathrooms would be helpful. Also would benefit from a mirror in each bedroom for dressing & hair styling.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set within large mature garden, immaculate, very comfortable."

    A home from home feel with everything provided, even homemade bread, milk & eggs on arrival :)

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "A comfortable well maintained cottage with owners always on hand to help if required."

    For us the cottage was well located as a base for us to visit and explore the west coast. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Helensburgh and the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0May 2022

  • "We chose the perfect week to visit with the lovely Cherry Blossom filling the picture-window of the lounge, set off with the blousy red rhododendrons in the lovely wooded garden."

    The cottage and facilities were exactly as advertised and extremely comfortable and homely

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful relaxing holiday cottage."

    Exceeded expectations, very clean with comfy beds and excellent water pressure in the showers. Useful welcome pack of basic essentials (including homemade bread, eggs, butter, milk and teabags). Would stay again. Helpful welcoming host - Thank-you Hilary.

    Reviewed by Xanthe5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wow what an amazing cottage, the location is beautiful, so many places near by ..."

    Wow what an amazing cottage, the location is beautiful, so many places near by to visit, the cottage is very well stocked with essentials that you wouldn't expect in other cottages, it was clean and welcoming, the beds are very comfy and I was so happy we booked here for my 1st time in Scotland, would highly recommend this cottage for anyone wanting to visit Scotland, Thank you Hilary

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house, warm and comfortable."

    Really appreciated the homemade bread and the milk.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property in a lovely area."

    Very comfortable cottage. Plenty of space. Welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2021

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • x2 TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Large wooded garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Tucked away in a small woodland in the seaside village of Rhu is this bright, welcoming cottage, Dunaivon Cottage.

Off road parking and ample internal storage allows for a comfortable and easy stay so you can quickly relax and soak up the beautiful surrounds.

There is a large garden as well as the woodland to absorb the tranquil location.

On the ground floor is a spacious, comfortable double bedroom with a TV and en-suite shower room.

Climb upstairs to find a lovely open-plan living area bathed in natural light.

Huge windows look out to the woodland, which is magical as it changes through the seasons.

The sitting room is tastefully furnished with a sofa, armchairs, coffee table and tv.

This area includes a stylish kitchen, complete with all the necessities for a self-catering experience.

The first floor also hosts a peaceful double bedroom, along with an en-suite shower room.

Dunaivon Cottage makes a restorative stay with many walks right from its front door, through woods, glens and by the sea.

Further afield there are many places to explore: Greenock (33 miles away), National Trust properties, Loch Lomond, Arrochar Alps and much more!

For a wealth of amenities there are regular trains into Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fort William and Oban from Helensburgh station.

For a restful escape to the countryside, choose Dunaivon Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DU-12345-N

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Helensburgh 1.9 miles; Dumbarton 10.1 miles; Glasgow 28.3 miles

Rhu is a welcoming village and historic parish resting on the east shore of the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute in Scotland. The village became popular in the 19th century as a residence for wealthy Glasgow shipowners and merchants, with it now being a fantastic base for yachting, with a 235-berth marina and many yacht moorings on the sheltered loch, with the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club being here too. The village is home to a lovely local shop selling all the essentials as well as two charming pubs and a coffee shop, providing all you could need for a self-catered stay. Enjoy a scenic stroll in the Glenarn Gardens, a sheltered woodland garden overlooking the Gareloch, here you can expect to find an enticing Himalayan atmosphere, famed for its collection of rare and tender rhododendrons. Visit the neighbouring town of Helensburgh for a wider selection of amenities and waterside eateries as well as a swimming pool, fantastic golf course in an idyllic setting, the National Trust wonder of The Hill House; a unique building with remarkable interiors designed by the internationally renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. The quirky Scottish Submarine Centre is certainly worth checking out. There are two train stations offering you easy access to the surrounding towns and cities. Join the John Muir Way to make the most of your idyllic surroundings, a coast to coast walking and cycling route, spanning over 134 miles from Helensburgh to Dunbar, it offers the perfect way to explore the local area and beyond, or venture into the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park where you can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, mountaineering, angling and more, with a trip on a loch cruise being a must. The port city of Glasgow is within driving distance, best known for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture here you can find wonderful shopping experiences and a range of family-friendly attractions, while the historic city of Stirling is just a scenic drive away too.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas