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Beautiful Detached House in Drymen, LAST MINUTE AVAILABILITY AUG 26th - SEP 15th

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful stand alone Country Cottage


Deep in the heart of leafy Buchanan Castle Estate, Strathendrick House is a haven of peace and tranquility. A vast garden, dominated by an enormous fir, and surrounded by mature trees and an orchard, ensure utter seclusion and privacy.

This substantial 4 bedroom cottage situated in the grounds of Buchanan Castle has two log-burning stoves, and a state-of-the-art maple and granite kitchen. There are two en suites and a master bathroom with free-standing bath, two living rooms, dining room and playroom. This room also acts as the fifth bedroom should numbers require (a dedicated shower room and toilet is available for that room)

There are substantial private gardens featuring an orchard, private access to stream, al fresco dining, trampolines and swings. Suitable for families, large groups, and also suitable for couples looking for a romantic and secluded break.

The village of Drymen is charming. Local amenities include several fine pubs all serving traditional hot and cold food, a supermarket, a bank, a local butcher, a gallery and a souvenir shop and a well stocked library of books and DVDs. There are a variety of events including ceilidhs regular fairs and dances throughout the year. Ideally located for exploring the beauty of Loch Lomond.

Complimentary Welcome Pack upon arrival consisting of Bottle Red Wine, Shortbread, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper. Cleaning Starter Pack provided containing all your essentials.

More Details

J.A. Ker Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Why J.A. Ker Russell chose Scotland

We wanted a secluded spot, but not isolated, within walking distance to a village and local pub / restaurant. We were looking to bring up a young family in somewhere we could always call home and always look forward to returning to, whatever age we were. And we wanted somewhere special, that excited us each time we arrived. Strathendrick House has achieved everything we wanted and more!

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded and private but not isolated

Big enough to fit friends and family, small enough to feel warm, welcomed and comfortable

Decorated and finished with charm and taste but not flash

An amazing garden with its own private river

A family of deer that treats that garden as it's own

A perfect place to get away but never too far


Drymen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm System
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , Claw foot
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , A quirky room, really cosy and welcoming
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Very large guest room with en suite and private balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fabulous south facing views to garden. En suite and balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , All the comforts of home. Adjoining bathroom with claw feet
  • The playroom / games room downstairs is enormous and doubles as the fifth bedroom when numbers dictate. Either twin beds that can be joined into a double or a comfortable, easy to use sofa bed is available when required. There is a dedicated downstairs shower room and toilet allowing guests privacy from the rest of the house
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Detached House in Drymen, LAST MINUTE AVAILABILITY AUG 26th - SEP 15th
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

AMAZING house! well equipped, serene weekend had.

  • 5 of 5

What an AMAZING house. We had a fantastic long weekend at the house celebrating a special birthday. Everyrhing was immaculate even down to the lovely welcome pack including wine and shortbread.

The garden is huge and it was lovely to sit outside listening to the wildlife and even spitting the deer at the bottom of the garden.

Children would love to run around, just need to watch them with the burn. It wasn't deep when we were there and wellies on would make a wonderful adventure!!!

Two of the bedrooms are huge and have ensuites. The beds are so comfy and we had a super sleep. The other bedrooms are good and accommodate another 5 people.

The kitchen is well equipped and the logs fires were a delight to sit in front of. We will certainly be back at a letter date. Everyone has requested another stay. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great house great time

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely house full of character and a great place to spend time with the family, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it,it was first class , the location of the house was ideal for activities and many of the sites we visited were close by ,the village was 2min away with and pubs, Our whole party loved the time spent there we wished our stay was longer

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great house , great time

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely house full of character and a great place to spend time with the family, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it,it was first class , the location of the house was ideal for activities and many of the sites we visited were close by ,the village was 2min away with and pubs, Our whole party loved the time spent there we wished our stay was longer

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful space

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect setting for our group holiday. It had everything we needed to cook ourselves in the big kitchen and had plenty space to do our own thing. Plenty within walking/short driving distance as we'd lucked out being there the weekend of the Drymen show. We were given plenty info for other things to do in the area. 40 min to Glasgow and much closer to Loch Lomond where we enjoyed climbing Ben Lomond. The fire pit and trampoline in the garden were particularly popular with our group.

Ker was most accomodating with our needs, letting us bring a couple of extra sleeping bags for our slightly larger group than the 9 the house actually sleeps. He and the housekeeper we spoke with were very easy to deal with and we will certainly consider using the space again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Booked the accommodation for a 4 night stay due to our son getting married at Boturich Castle at Balloch. Though not exactly on the door step of the wedding venue (8miles away) it was perfect for our needs. Great that we could enjoy mornings and evenings together before and after the wedding but also in a great location. 10 min walk into Drymen a lovely wee village and on the door step of Loch Lomond and surrounding areas. The house provided everything for our needs but would suggest more hanging space (no actual wardrobes but plenty of drawer space). Dawn (housekeeper) made us feel very welcome and was there for anything else you wanted or needed. Would certainly love to come again and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hangers bought and hanging space being reviewed. Thank you for your thoughts and thank you again for staying. Delighted you enjoyed it so much.
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Large attractive rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted that the house was as nice as described. Interesting furnishings, large rooms with two cosy fireplaces. There was lots of footpaths for exploring, and a quick 10 minute jaunt to the pretty town of Drymen.

The owner was most accommodating, in providing a cot and high chair for a small baby. The older children loved playing on the trampoline.

The only negative was a very dirty oventhat we had to clean before using it. Otherwise we spent a delightful week, and would certainly recommend it

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer Delighted you enjoyed the house and garden. It's pretty special and also delighted you liked the walks to the pubs and restaurants in the village which are great. I appreciate your comments on the state of the oven so I will have a conversation with my housekeeper to ensure that it does not get in that condition again. Please accept my apologies and be assured it will be dealt with immediately. Regards Ker
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Drymen Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Buchanan Castle Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Buchanan Arms Hotel
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Directions to Drymen

From Glasgow City Centre (22 miles)

Follow signposts to Aberfoyle (A81) along Great Western Road until Anniesland Cross, turning right onto the Switchback. At Canniesburn Toll roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A809 (signposted Bearsden Cross & Drymen), continue through Bearsden Cross, after 1000m the A809 to Drymen branches to the right, go straight through the next roundabout, Drymen is signposted from then onwards.

From Glasgow Airport (25 miles)

Take the M8 towards Greenock, follow signposts for Erskine Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the A82 to Dumbarton & Loch Lomond. Close to reaching Loch Lomond follow the signs to Balloch, taking you onto the A811, continue through Balloch heading for Stirling & Drymen it is well signposted after this point.

From Stirling (21 miles)

Follow signposts for Loch Lomond and A811, remain on this road and after approximately 15 miles, Drymen is well signposted.

From Edinburgh Airport & Rosyth Ferry Terminal (60 miles)

On leaving Edinburgh, take the M9 towards Stirling, take exit 10 following the tourist route signs to Loch Lomond, this takes you onto the A811, remain on this road and after approximately 15 miles, Drymen is well signposted.

Having arrived in the vicinity of Drymen:

Please note that Strathendrick House is not actually in the village of Drymen but situated in Buchanan Castle Estate. (Please follow the link to our personal website for directions from Buchanan Castle Estate).

Situated in Scotland’s first National Park, and with Loch Lomond, and the majesty of Ben Lomond close by, the area is staggeringly beautiful. A huge variety of outdoor activities are on offer; golfers have the choice of many top class courses all within easy reach, including the championship course of Loch Lomond, as well as the Buchanan Castle course and the delightful 8 holes of Stathendrick, which are only minutes away. The Drymen and East Loch Lomond area is a veritable paradise for anglers of every level of experience. The waters of this area are the home to many different types of fish including: brown & rainbow trout, perch, pike, salmon and roach, whilst Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, offers a wide range of water sports, to suit all ages and abilities, including sailing, canoeing and waterskiing. For avid horse riders, stables are situated within the Buchanan Castle Estate itself.

The village of Drymen itself is endlessly charming, with local amenities, several fine pubs and eateries, a leisure and sports complex open to the public, as well as a variety of events including ceilidhs, agricultural shows, and dances at Hogmanay. With the historic town of Stirling and its castle, battlefields and monuments, and Glasgow, the City of Culture and Entertainment both less than half an hours drive away, this delightful holiday house has something to offer everyone.

Please follow the link to our website for a more informative guide to Strathendrick House and activities in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $322.37

Holidays under 7 nights are charged based on the following sliding scale:

Days Percentage

We accept the following payment methods: PayPal / Bank transfer. The security / good housekeeping deposit is payable immediately on booking via PayPal secure payments.
The FULL BALANCE is due approx 8/10 weeks before the date of your arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.