About the property
- Cottage473 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Four cottages with one or two bedrooms
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.
On line booking at finnichcottages.com
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- English, French, German, Spanish, Direct booking on www.finnichcottages.com
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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.
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We stayed in Sycamore Cottage. Lovely location, well stocked, comfy cottage. Hosts very helpful. It was too cold for us to sit outside but in hot weather lack of privacy outside may be an issue. We enjoyed our stay.
Perfect for that romantic break
Well presented holiday cottage. Lovely views and plenty peace and quiet. Lots of choice for eating out.
Thank you for your nice review.
We hope that you will come and visit Finnich cottages again soon.
we found it very clean&it comfortable great place
a great place lovely countryside
A modern, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location
The apartment was one of four, converted from a 'steading' in the grounds of a country house. The location is superb - a meadow, surrounded by woodland to the rear and a view over open land to the hills and mountains around Loch Lomond to the front. The accommodation was modern, clean and contained everything we might need. There is a patio area of which we would have made use if the weather had been kinder!. On arrival, we were met by the man who did the conversion. He showed us round, told us the history of the place and all about the making of a film there (they have a copy of it on DVD, which you can borrow. We did, and thoroughly enjoyed it!). The owners also called in to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed. All in all, they could not have been more helpful. There is a visitors book, which contains useful information from other guests on what they have found to do and where they have eaten out. We took their 'advice' on a few occasions and weren't disappointed.
The only problem we had was finding somewhere to buy food. We tend to prepare our own meals at least half the time we are away, and in Scotland hve become used to there being a Co-operative supermarket within the vicinity wherever we have been. Drymen, although a very pretty village, didn't have a supermarket (at least, we didn't find one) and we had to take the opportunity to stock up at the one in Aberfoyle as we passed though on a day out at Loch Ard.
If we return to the Loch Lomond area, we would be more than happy to stay at Finnich Cottages again.
Thank you very much fir your nice review. We were glad to hear that you had enjoyed your stay at Finnich Cottages
We are very sorry however that you did not find a supermarket near by. We have an information book in each cottage which lists all the various kinds of super markets and especiall it is listing the Co-op in Killearn, only 3 m away. I am sorry that you did not aks us to help you with this problem. Our contact numbers are all in the welcome book.
A lot of our gests get food delivery from near by supermarkets before they arrive, which seems a good idea in the holidays.
Very beautiful location for cottage with very helpful information folder provided. Very nice to meet owner on arrival. Problem with one appliance sorted out fully by helpful staff. Excellent point for touring mid Scotland. Price very reasonable. Would visit again.
Thank you very much for your kind review
Excellent séjour !
Très agréable séjour, dans un bel environnement
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
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