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Cairn View

(Ref. 10012)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay."

    Great off street parking at apartment level making loading and unloading people and luggage a breeze. Sweet view of the Loch. Great location for visits to other sites! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Jul 2024

  • "My family and I including my mum had the most fantastic stay."

    The view at the property was amazing. Inside the layout was perfect for us and it had everything we needed for a self catering break and more! Spotlessly clean, comfy beds and the most wonderful view. Only returned home today and already wishing I was still there.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great stay at Cairn View, would definitely go back!"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2024

  • "David is one of the best cottage owner I have ever met in my life."

    He went quite a few extra miles to help in difficult situations and was always inquiring how we were. He gave us also very nice tips. Amazing person....and amazing location!

    Reviewed by Rafael4.7Oct 2023

  • "Perfect location and friendly, helpful host."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent property, set in beautiful scenery."

    David was a great host and gave us plenty information about local facilities. It is very dog friendly with lots of good walking trails. Would recommend it as a base to visit surrounding beauty spots.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property in good location, but it really needs an upgrade throughout."

    Didn’t feel clean

    Reviewed by Karen1.6Aug 2023

  • "Host Dave was very helpful."

    Has a beautiful view and all the amenities a self catering accommodation would need. It is easy to find in a very quiet spot. Bedrooms were big and slept very well. Shower needs replacing, but this did not bother the two of us. Would happily stay again, and being dog friendly was a big plus.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Property was in the perfect location overlooking Loch Long."

    The owner lives upstairs and was the best host. He gave us lots of great advice and recommendations on where to visit and where to eat. He made best pals with our two westies who were also big fans of the owner. The property itself was immaculate and had everything you could ask for. Would highly recommend for a visit.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great week here, the accommodation was excellent for a family with young children."

    There are plenty of local mountain and woodland walks and it is well connected for travelling to other areas of Western Scotland. My only regret was that I did not take my binoculars to watch the birdlife on the Loch.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the apartment, and the location was beautiful."

    David was very kind and helpful we would love to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Walter4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful lochside views which were stunning."

    An ideal base for exploring Loch Lomond & the Trossachs and ample parking for 2 cars. The hot water bottles on the bed were a lovely touch & very homely.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Feb 2023

  • "Amazing place, Owner very helpful and kind, very large property loads of space and very clean, had everything we needed in the most beautiful area."

    The only downside was the beds, very uncomfortable and sunk in the middle.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Oct 2022

  • "Beds and mattresses uncomfortable as dented in the middle."

    Otherwise everything was fine and owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Bouwine4.1Sep 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage in a lovely and convenient location with views from all rooms across the loch towards the mountains."

    Although it is located on the road, you do not hear traffic noise. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfort and serene cottage with a great view"

    Reviewed by Rajesh5.0Aug 2022

  • "Short break with husband, grandson and my 2 dogs."

    Ground floor flat had all that was required. It was spotless clean. David key holder was informative about local area and very helpful with any issues.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Good place for peace & tranquility. Cairn View had all the basic needs & amazing scenery. David, not Mr David

    Reviewed by Raymond3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, ideal for our family and our retriever, great to be able ..."

    Lovely accommodation, ideal for our family and our retriever, great to be able to get on the Loch, walks straight from the door, host was very helpful indeed, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Apr 2022

  • "The owner was very attentive and helpful from the start to the end of our booking and visit."

    He was really welcoming on our arrival showing us around and running through the property amenities. Extra touches such as providing hand sanitizer, plentiful hand wash at all the sinks (and offered face masks if we needed additional ones to our own). Amazing views and trails from the property without the need to take the car. "The Cobbler" was amazing to hike up. We visited many of the restaurants, pubs, takeaways are all within a 2 to 20 minute, walking distance providing a great variety of food choices and value. (Which David the owner was able to recommend). It was handy having a Village Shop which so close by as we arrived late and realized "yes...I forgot the teabags!". Cairn View had a wonderful Lochside garden (all enclosed) enabling our dog to roam freely which was a massive bonus for us as she still liked to explore in the garden even after a hike up "The Cobbler". David provided a dog blanket (we had taken our own dog towels and blanket too). Wonderful stay and look forward to returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely area."

    Owner could not have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Cottage is in a spectacular setting and backs on to the Loch and mountains."

    We swam and took our kayak out directly from the cottage's slipway. David the owner was very friendly and helpful which really gave us a sense of being welcomed to the village. The local pubs are great and also really friendly.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2021

  • "The host is a lovely man who really aims to make his guests welcome."

    The property is somewhat outdated and the double bed particularly awful. The property is large and well appointed but dated and basic. An ideal base for touring.

    Reviewed by Maddy3.1Aug 2021

  • "David, our host, was very friendly and helpful."

    He couldn't have been more welcoming and informative about the area. We would love to go back to the house and to meet up with him again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner was welcoming, provided useful suggestions of places to visit, eat, and shop."

    I was a returning visitor having been 4 years ago, everything was as expected and I would visit again.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent stay over four days."

    Not a lot happening in Arrochar but we used it to visit a number of places. David, the owner, was a thoughtful, sociable, and likeable person who was attentive without being overbearing. He was keen to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were comfortable. I would stay here again and would be happy to recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2021

  • "Cairn View is a great place to spend some quality holiday time."

    To beat the English 'lockdown' we travelled the day before Wed 5th Nov) but it meant I had to work for a few days. Luckily the broadband offered at the apartment was stable and good enough for me to work and attend virtual conferences etc. David the owner lives upstairs but is non intrusive - he is however very knowledgeable about the area (this has been mentioned in plenty of reviews) and very pleasant to chat with, we both liked him a lot! The apartment itself is deceptively spacious - almost excessively so. The living and cooking area is fine - perhaps slightly dated but this did not bother us at all. All of the apartment windows look out onto Lock Long and the mountains across the Lock - absolutely stunning views. Lots of local walks - both easy and challenging and with Loch Lomond 10 mins away I can't see anyone running out of things to do here. Lots of towns and places to visit in easy car journey reach. The road outside is very busy but from within the apartment you do not hear or notice it much. Cairn View will definitely be somewhere myself and my wife (and the dog!) visit again.

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Nov 2020

  • "The view from the property."

    The owner was very helpful. We never cooked all week as the pub nextdoor did takeaways. We will go back !

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Was some practical issues eg heating broke but was given heaters."

    Trouble was it meant being disturbed by workmen. Especially in covid times was not great. Went away to avoid people.

    Reviewed by Karen2.8Sep 2020

  • "Cairn view is in a great spot both in terms of the loch and accessibility to surrounding areas."

    Accomodation had everything and David(the owner) was extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location, the view is amazing."

    Very comfortable house

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovly place note that this is a lower ground apartment with excelent views over the garden to the lock."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive Although the property can sleep 7 if you use the bed sette the shower room is small and the kitchen/fridge could be a little small if you plan to do a lot of cooking. Convenient for the pub ,shop and fish & chip shop all just a short walk away very handy after a long drive.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was clean the views to die for and the owner very friendly and ..."

    The cottage was clean the views to die for and the owner very friendly and helpful, the pub next door served carryout meals ,caff 60yards down the road chip shop 50 yards shop 100 yards local walks fantastic locals very welcoming had a great time

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2019

  • "The place was lovely and the view terrific, we spent the whole week exploring the National Park around Loch Lomond, and even going to Mull from Oban."

    The only small niggle , and I say this because part of my job is selling beds, is that the double mattress is on the wrong bed frame. The mattresses are memory foam and should be on a slat or hard top bed frame with slats no more than 3 inches gap. The one here had 5 inch gap on metal bar frame so the mattress had a tendency to push through the gap and you could feel the bars, i just changed to another bed and it didn't detract from my holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Decor is a bit tired, laminate flooring is lifting in places"

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Jun 2019

  • "Very special place David is welcoming and warm Great base to explore the lochs Will come again"

    Reviewed by Gazalla5.0Jun 2019

  • "The peace and quiet, the wonderful view's"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2019

  • "Loch was amazing"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2019

  • "The host is very friendly"

    Reviewed by Marta4.1Apr 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable, warm & clean apartment with fantastic views over Loch Long."

    The apartment is well equipped with everything you need. The host David is a very nice chap, friendly, helpful & a good knowledge of the area. We spent a fabulous week here diving Loch Long & Loch Fyne. It was so nice to return to this cosy, warm apartment after a cold & tiring day diving. I recommend this place & we will certainly be back later in the year when the water is a little warmer.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2019

  • "Nice flat in a wonderful location."

    Superb views over the loch up to The Cobbler. Well equipped and with comfortable furniture. Owner is very helpful too and also provided secure cycle storage (which I think needs adding to the listing?). We had a brilliant week's holiday with our teenage sons, did lots of good hill walks and had fun high-altitude poly-bagging.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2018

  • "The owner David who stayed upstairs was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area."

    The negatives absolutely no occasional tables in the living room or side lights. Either the main overhead bright lights on or sitting in darkness. No cupboards to accommodate any food stuffs which had to be stored on work tops. All glassware where plastic etc: Tumblers, Wine glasses. Due to price this was not the standard we have normally found with Sykes Cottages which are normally very high standard and the cost for the weekend was extremely high. This accommodation is not a cottage and this has been misrepresented it is actually a ground floor flat of very basic standard really aimed at workmen and not families. The accommodation had 3 x bedrooms and siting room which all had individual locks the rooms all had small sinks in each one. The shower room had a small toilet and small sink which we struggled to wash in. There was second toilet again with a small sink. There was one light in the hallway but was at the bottom of the property. This property is better described as individual boarding rooms and not holiday accommodation. Once again the owner was very pleasant and knowledgeable but the property was total let down and so disappointing as this was our first experience of being away at New Year.

    Reviewed by Pamela2.9Dec 2017

  • "Gorgeous cottage with spectacular views of the Loch and surrounding mountains."

    The cottage was cosy and provided everything that was needed to make a perfect holiday. The owner was friendly and approachable, offering lots of local advice on eating out and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2017

  • "The location was gorgeous and the acomadation itself exceeded our expectations!"

    Many things were supplied (even hot water bottles on every bed), the cottage was excellent and the owner was friendly. Overall had a great time!

    Reviewed by Charalampos5.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    Location ideal. Owner available and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2017

  • "Best place we've ever stayed in."

    Extremely well laid out house, Wonderful kitchen, very well equipped. Beds comfortable. Everything immaculate; it all seemed new. Balcony and garden very nice too, although just a little too cool to lounge around on for long (we were there in the middle of May). Good walks right outside the door. The only problem was that there's too much to do in the area, so we couldn't spend as much time in the house as we'd have liked. Problem solved though: We have reserved two weeks for 2018.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0May 2017

  • "Splendid Location, terrific views of loch and mountains, comfortable reasonably equipped cottage, owner very helpful."

    Only problem was the boiler would go off at times, and it was a little cold in the morning, but this was soon remedied, and there were electric heaters available. Not an issue in the summer I expect. Our two dogs had a wonderful time as well.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Mar 2017

  • "Great location - next to facilities but with fantastic views (being on Loch Long shore)."

    Great heating all day - really useful for drying out wet clothes and dog!! Superb walks from property, very friendly owner and locals. Shop across the road open till 10pm. Would definitely recommend - especially for dog owners.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request), 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with doors to garden and loch views.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for at least 2 cars and storage for trailer
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned rear garden opening onto loch
  • Patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub next door
  • Note: The garden opens onto the loch, which is tidal
  • Note: Private slipway with direct access to Loch Long, and use of fixed winch available
  • Note: Guests staying at Cairn View can use the Arrochar Three Villages Hall Gymnasium, situated 5 minutes' walk away, at a cost of £2 per person, per visit
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The property

A well-presented ground floor apartment, superbly located in the attractive village of Arrochar in the beautiful Argyll region of Scotland.

Thoughtfully designed and tastefully decorated throughout, this Arrochar self-catering apartment is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy a break in one of the most beautiful and popular areas of the country with spectacular views across Loch Long to the mountains, the magnificent Arrochar Alps.

There are three bedrooms, a shower room, cloakroom and open plan living accommodation with French doors opening onto the substantial garden leading directly to the loch shore.

Located near the centre of the village and yet exuding tranquillity, this Arrochar self-catering apartment is entirely loch facing, allowing you to relax in the seating area and drink in the views or indulge in some loch fishing from your garden.

The village of Arrochar sits amongst some of the most spectacular scenery you could wish for, and offers walks and climbs suitable for all abilities.

Nearby is Loch Lomond, which offers fine dining as well as outstanding views.

Heading west opens up the rugged and beautiful coastline of the west of Scotland, which you might choose to explore by rail on the famous West Highland Line.

A delightful Arrochar self-catering apartment in some of the most truly beautiful scenery that Scotland has to offer.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


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.

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