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Luxury cottages created within a 19th ct. steading, set in private parkland. - Birch cottage

Drymen, Glasgow, Stirling, UK
  • Cottage882 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Four cottages with one or two bedrooms

On line booking on own website : www.finnichcottages.com

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.

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About On line booking at finnichcottages.com

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

Why On line booking at finnichcottages.com chose Stirling

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • There are two double bedrooms. One has a large double bed with a very good mattress and luxurious white linen. The second has twin beds (standing as a large double bed or can be separated) and an armchair which turns into a comfortable single bed if required. For the 5th bed there will be a surchare of £ 10.00 per night


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • downstairs cloakroom
        toilet, and basin
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bath has a very good shower over with shower screen. Modern elegant fittings and a vanity unit with plenty of storage space. Hot towel rail

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Game Room
                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Pool Table
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Tennis
                                    • Tennis Court


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • pond
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • churches
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Finnich Steading Cottages lie secluded in the tranquil countryside of their own 220 acre rural estate on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park outside the quiet village of Croftamie. Sitting in peaceful elegance among the rolling hills and ancient woodland, Finnich Cottages provide all the comforts and high standards you’d expect from a luxury holiday let. They offering breathtaking uninterrupted views to Ben Lomond yet are conveniently only 15 miles from the outskirts of Glasgow. The Cottages have been lovingly restored around the courtyard of a beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading with a thoughtfulness that combines luxury with practicality. Each cottage has been renovated to the highest standards of convenience and comfort whilst retaining the character of traditional features. At Finnich Cottages we specialise in providing luxury accommodation and a wonderful experience that supports the local community and environment .

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very comfortable stay.

                                                              William M.

                                                              Lovely location.

                                                              A place to return to

                                                              Emilio M.

                                                              We are a family of 4, with 2 wee girls, and a dog. We had a lovely time here, where the girls were not bored at any point. There were either playing in the garden, discovery new tracks, or having fun in the hall. The location is great, just spot on, great views, tranquil, fantastic surroundings, and close to many good attractions from Loch Lomond to Stirling. And we didn't have any problem with the dog, who also had a fantastic time.

                                                              I definitely recommend it and we will be back.

                                                              Very nice accommodation set in beautiful surroundings

                                                              Sheila D.

                                                              We spent 4 nights in Birch Cottage. Lovely cottage and location to explore trossachs and excellent value.

                                                              Throughly enjoyed

                                                              Jacqueline W.

                                                              We had a great stay. The property was very clean and in good working order. Lovely views and great base for exploring Loch Lomond.

                                                              Picturesque luxury cottages

                                                              Louise R.

                                                              Outstanding location with comfortable high quality accommodation. Relaxed and friendly hosts which added to the feeling of relaxation. Great for families as plenty for kids to do rain or shine. Thanks for fab holiday! Hope to revisit soon!

                                                              Nice cottage in perfect surrounding

                                                              Absolutely glad we found this cottage. We enjoyed our 2 weeks stay very much, really nice cottage, clean and with nice furniture. Plenty of room for 4 persons, plus extra rooms for laundry and gaming like table tennis and pool billiard. The owners were very friendly and supportive, gave us a lot of good hints for things to visit in this great scottish area. We will definitely come back for a second visit there, as there is still so much to see and do in the loch lomond area.

                                                              Thanks a lot!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you on your next visit!


                                                              Drymen, Glasgow, Stirling, UK

                                                              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

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              The prices are for 4 beds . If there is a fifth guest we will charge £ 10.00 per night per person. Extra bed for children under 8 years are free. For stays under one week we will charge £ 35.00 For the End cleaning

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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