Cottage in Helensburgh, Argyll, Scotland - Peacefully Located Within An Acre Of Mature Gardens, Just A Short Stroll From Town
About Susan Miskelly
I am a stay-at-home mum with two young children, a dog and some ducks. My husband and I converted the hayloft of the old listed Coach House building within our grounds into self catering accommodation in 2013 and we love welcoming visitors to come and stay. Before life got busy with children (and animals) my husband and I travelled around the world, working while we travelled as qualified sailing instructors. On our return to the UK we worked in London for 12 years, eventually returning home to Scotland in 2013.
Susan Miskelly purchased this Cottage in 2013
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Coach House is beautiful. It is spotless, comfortable and cosy. The bed is really comfy and the shower is amazing - lovely to come back to after a day out trekking! Everything you could possibly need is provided and the welcome pack of eggs, bread, milk etc is a lovely personal touch and was greatly appreciated.
The location is spot on. A very short walk to the town centre for any additional supplies you might need, and an easy drive to the shores of Loch Lomond.
Our only disappointment is that we didn't stay longer. We were sad to leave and definitely want to return. Big thank you to Susan and Fergus for helping to make our weekend away so lovely.
Wonderful!!! A must-go-and-stay!
The Coachhouse is according to very high standards of quality, taste, comfort and hospitality furbished and decorated. Everything you may possibly need, is there, including an luxurious range of 'first needs' like tea, bread, marmelade etc.
The garden is beautiful and you have a lot of privacy there as well as in the Coach House. Thanks, Susan and Fergus for a wonderful stay. We felt very welcome and at home.
Thank you so much Johanna for your 5 star review of the Coach House! It was really lovely meeting you both and we are delighted that you felt at home and enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Susan
Home from home!
What a wonderful find. The Coach House was decorated to a high standard, was clean and inviting. After a long day of sightseeing, it was a pleasure to come home. Cupboards were stocked well with all the necessities, and we were even left fresh duck eggs. Fergus greeted us like old friends and was on hand for any help and information we might need. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, you will be my first port of all if we venture back.
Thank you so much Margaret for your kind review. We are so pleased that you found the Coach House to be a comfortable home from home. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to Helensburgh! Kind Regards, Fergus and Susan
We liked the cottage : very good equipped and clean. We appreciated the kindness and help from the family. And the garden with ducks was a pleasure.
Also the location is good.
Thank you so much Anja for your 5* review of the Coach House. It was a pleasure meeting you both. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you had a great visit to Edinburgh on the way home! Kind Regards, Susan
Relaxing stay to explore The Trossachs
Wonderful week in The Coach House, beautiful gardens and excellent accomodation as described. A good gateway to explore The Trossachs and the surrounding area. Can highly recommend a stay here. Thank you Susan and family
Thank you Kevin for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Coach House. Kind Regards, Susan
The Coach House
Very comfortable and well equipped apartment in a secluded area of Helensburgh. We were made to feel very welcome and basic provisions such as tea, coffee and milk were greatly appreciated
Thank you Richard for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Coach House, despite the not-so-sunny weather during your stay! Kind Regards, Susan
The Coach House is just 0.5 mile from the beach - a 10 minute walk or a couple of minutes by car.
Two local train stations, both within walking distance (0.5 mile), with direct links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and London (sleeper service).
30 minute drive from Glasgow Airport (25 miles). Car hire at the airport is conveniently located directly opposite the terminal building.
The Coach House is located just a 10 minute stroll from Helensburgh town centre where you will find supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and a post office. Helensburgh also has lots of great local shops supplying fresh local produce. There is also a thriving restaurant and cafe culture in Helensburgh with enough choice to try somewhere different every day!
Helensburgh is known as the Gateway to the Highlands and is ideally situated for exploring the Clyde Sea Lochs and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It is also a great jumping-off point for the rest of Argyll and the West Highlands.
The Hill House, Helensburgh - 0.5 mile. Regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest domestic creation. Open April to October. The National Trust for Scotland.
The Waverly - 0.5 mile. The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Various excursions from Helensburgh Pier from May - October.
Glenarn Garden, Rhu - 1.5 mile. Open March - September.
Geilston Garden, Cardross - 5 miles. Open April to October. The National Trust for Scotland.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park - 2 miles. Adventure activities, bird watching and walking are among the pursuits available.
Seaplane Trips - 5 miles. Take a breathtaking flight in a seaplane over Loch Lomond, the West Coast or Glasgow.
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch - 8 miles. Leisure and shopping destination - Open all year. Farmers Market 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Shopping mall; Sea Life Centre; Bird of Prey Centre; Community Cinema; Maid of the Loch and Balloch Steam Slipway and Bike/Boat hire facilities.
Cruises on Loch Lomond - 9 miles (Luss pier). Various short cruises available on Loch Lomond, departing from various points on the Loch. Available all year.
Luss - 9 miles. Conservation village on the banks of Loch Lomond and within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Linn Botanic Gardens, Cove - 15 miles. Open all year.
Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery - 17 miles. Distillery tours. Open all year
Glengoyne Whisky Distillery - 20 miles. Distillery tours. Open all year.
Xscape Braehead, Glasgow - 25 miles. Indoor adventure activities including real snow ski slope, ice and rock climbing and an aerial adventure course as well as bowling, cinema, shops, bars and restaurants. Open all year.