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Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Four cottages with one or two bedrooms sleeping up to 7

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The cottages have been created round the courtyard of the beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading which has recently undergone a total renovation programme. Each cottage has been rebuilt to the highest standards of convenience and comfort while retaining the character and features of the old buildings. In addition to the landscaped courtyard with its large communal games room, each cottage has access to an outdoor patio with views out over the woods and fields.

Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard with a large living area and wooden floors, a modern fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a living area with comfortable sofa beds and armchairs. All windows are double glazed with full length curtains or blinds and all are equipped with Sky TV, DVD/CD player and wifi. Each unit has a separate central heating system with ample supplies of hot water for the luxuriously fitted bathrooms and showers. There is a shared laundry and drying room with facilities for ironing.

Details for Sycamore cottage 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Perfectly placed to make the most of Loch Lomond, Sycamore Cottage is a charming conversion of an old steading bakery. The holiday cottage is newly and freshly renovated and consists of a double bedroom with a king sized bed and a shower room with a large powerful corner shower. The pretty new kitchen leads into the open plan living room with a dining table and chairs, comfortable sofa and easy chair, TV, DVD and audio equipment. A large glazed door leads onto the paved patio with lawns and old trees stretching away into Finnich's parkland.
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Whether it has been the cottage,the setting the countryside and the weather ( mostly), Marguerite and Andrew went out of their way to ensure this week of our holidays were memorable. they even went to the trouble of ensuring a film production team were on hand for our enjoyment, and a change from the routine . The fact that a feature film was being shot at Finnich Malise at the same time we were here has enhanced our holiday with something a little bit out of the ordinary. It may take another 3 to 4 years for our next holiday in UK , but we will be back.
Jun 2013
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Andrew and Marguerite Dewar Durie bought this estate when Andrew moved to Scotland to run a large Whisky Company based in Dumbarton . His Family originally came from Fife and Andrew is the Chief of the Duries. He is also a member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.

If you are interested to trace back your ancestry, this is where you should base yourself.

Marguerite is Austrian and is an Interior Designer. She has planned and designed the beautiful cottages.

On line booking at finnichcottages.com purchased this cottage in 1992

Finnich Malise Estate had been little cared for for many years and presented a major and exciting challenge to us when we bought it. First priority was to repair and re-decorate the beautiful Georgian house and then to start recovering the parkland with its 200 year old trees. A separate project was to completely re build the derelict 19th century Steading buildings and convert them into 4 holiday cottages.

The projects continue with the recent planting of 9 ha of mixed Scottish woodland.

The uniqueness of the Finnich Malise estate which was evident to us when we first saw it, was its location. Close enough to Glasgow and Stirling but positioned in its own 200 acres of grounds to give total peace and tranquillity, with stunning views to the western North over the National Park and with easy access to Loch Lomond , 5 miles away.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Sycamore cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Sycamore cottage
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VERY GOOD

  • 4 of 5
Beautifully restored stable cottages, amazingly we'll landscaped, lovely plants in pots, stupendous views from cottages of countryside and mountains, fantastic grounds and walks, such a huge variety of places to visit, strongly recommend staying here. Really enjoyable,peaceful, relaxing and very comfortable.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are happy that you had such a good time here at Finnich cottages.
All the best
Marguerite
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Sycamore cottage
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Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Argyll & Stirling
5

A LUXURY COTTAGE FOR A REALLY FAIR PRICE.

  • 5 of 5
Many, many thanks for this wonderful week in Finnich Cottages. Everything was beautifully decorated and perfect equipped. The beautiful view of the mountains will remain unforgettable to us.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: thank you very much for writing such a nice reveiw.
We hope that you will come agaion sometimes in the future.
All the Best
Marguerite
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Sycamore cottage
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+44 (0)7909694941
Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Argyll & Stirling
5

JUST WHAT THE DR. ORDERED !

  • 5 of 5
Every thing new and up to date. Owners are most helpful with ideas of what to do. There was a movie being shot while we were there which added to the interest. I was just out of the hospital and the peace and quiet was just what the Dr. ordered.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Finnich Cottages and hope that you will continue to recover well .
Best regards
Marguerite
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Sycamore cottage
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Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Argyll & Stirling
5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5
A half a mile of driveway, brings you to Finnich Cottages, lying in gently rolling country side with a dramatic backdrop of the Scottish Highlands a few miles distant. My wife and I had booked the one bedroom Sycamore cottage and we could not have been happier. Sycamore cottage was clean, light, tastefully decorated and contained everything we needed for the week.
The cottages, a games room and adjoining utility rooms form a square, allowing guests wishing to relax outside the cottages to either sit 'outside the square' relaxing with a wine, a book or a pair of binoculars to admire the countryside. If a breeze crops up, guests can retire to the paved interior of the square, remaining out of the wind, while still enjoying the fresh out of doors air.
The owners of Finnich Cottages, Marguerite and Andrew were very friendly and were eager to ensure that guests were comfortable. Andrew has a great local knowledge and guests would be wise to consult with Andrew if unsure of what sights to visit.
A bonus with our stay was the visitation of a film crew producing a feature film. Marguerite and Andrew live in a 19th century manor house 100 metres from the cottages which was to feature in the film. Although Marguerite and Andrew apologized for the perceived inconvenience of having a film crew in the area, the episode actually enhanced our holiday. House guests were invited to an escorted tour and talk of the film proceedings and was a fitting end to our week.
Being from Australia, it may take us three or four years before we will holiday again in Britain, but when we do, we will be booking another week at Finnich cottages.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Argyll & Stirling
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We spend 9 days at Sycamore Cottage and enjoyed it very much! Marguerite and Andrew gave us a very warm welcome and were very helpful. The cottage was one of the best holiday accommodations we ever had. It is beautiful arranged, modern, clean and compfortable. You have a nice view on Loch Lomond mountains and the he shores of Loch Lomond are just minutes drive away.
The cottage is a perfec base for exploring Scotland.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a nice review.
We hope that you will be able to come again one day
Best regards from all at Finnich cottages
Marguerite
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Main Station Glasgow
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Argyllshire
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
in village of Croftamie
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Strathendrick Golf Club, Buchanan Castle Golf Clu
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Old Mill , Killearn
Car: necessary

Finnich Steading cottages are perfectly placed for visitors to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The Loch Lomond National Park provides a huge range of outdoor activities including water sports, hiking and biking. The famous West Highalnd Way passes through the charming village of Drymen a short distance away. Riding, golf on a variety of courses and fishing on the river Endrick can all be arranged nearby. The local area provides a range of friendly pubs and small restaurants, art galleries, a range of shops, and an excellent medical centre.

Glengoyne Distillery is only 3 miles away and caters for visitors seven days a week. Alternatively visitors may just want to relax in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the woodlands and countryside of the estate and the many walking paths close by. The cottages are perfect for family holidays. Children will love the freedom the grounds provide and pets are welcome if warning is given in advance.

Other Activities: Boating of all types on Loch Lomond; Walking, West Highalnd Way 4 miles

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Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 11 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£510
 
 
Summer
Jul 12 2014 - Jul 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£435
 
 
Peak
Jul 19 2014 - Jul 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
£763
 
 
Games
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,133
 
 
High Summer
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£599
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£410
 
 
Golf Season
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
£120
From
£196
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
 
Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 7 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes On line booking through our website , www.finnichcottages.com, or contact us via the contact details.
You can pay with Paypal (charges will be passed on to you) or with a bank transfer.

For short stays please contact the owner for availability and rates.

Monthly bookings will get a 25% discount

Between October and May we may make and additional charge for heating.
If heating is re
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Amenities

Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern bathroom with a corner shower cubicle with strong shower. Basin, vanity unit, some shelves and a WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom with large double bed (can also be separated into twin beds as it is 'zipped and linked' ) two bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dressing table
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Foosball
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Finnich Steading Cottages lie at the southern edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which is the 4th largest park in the British Isles. With its romantic scenery, diverse wildlife and vast choice of outdoor activities available, there is something here for everyone! For those who just want to relax, the peace and tranquillity of the Finnich Estate with woodland walks and an easy stroll up to view points to Loch Lomond and the Highlands is all you could wish for. Walking - the National Park and the surrounding hills provide a full range of routes to suit all abilities, from strolls along the shores of Loch Lomond to climbing to the peak of Ben Lomond. The West Highland Way also passes through the nearby village of Drymen. Cycling - Mountain Biking on routes throughout the National Park or more leisurely cycling between the many places of interest including the West Loch Cycle Path. Water Sports - Loch Lomond provides a full range of aquatic sports from sail
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