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Argyll and Bute Self Catering cottage, Heatherbank, Garelochhead, sleeps 8

Areas: Argyll and Bute

Central Scotland

Heatherbank, Garelochhead, Central Scotland

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £731.00

This single storey cottage in Garelochhead sleeps two people in one bedroom.

Heatherbank is a single storey cottage on the edge of Garelochhead village in Argyllshire. The cottage has a double room, a shower room, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with sofabed. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and a garden to the front with patio and mountain views.

Heatherbank is an easy walk from the shores of Gare Loch and the amenities of the village, and Loch Lomond is within easy reach.


Cosy cottage - good location
Heatherbank is a lovely cottage set in woodland about 15 minutes walk from Garelochead village The last 100 yards or so to access the cottage is along a forest road. The road is badly potholed in parts but drive slowly and you'll be fine. The cottage itself is very warm and cosy Both main rooms have dual aspect so are bright and airy The gardens and (large) decking area with hot tub are lovely and (being to one side of the cottage) are very secluded. Garelochead has two mini markets, a chinese takeaway, cafe and a pub (the Anchor Inn) which is a friendly pub with good food.There is a local bus service which runs ever half hour or so into Helensburgh (20 mins) We had a very relaxing stay and would highly reccomend the cottage

Nice wee hide away
Heatherbank, is a nice well located quiet cottage, close enough to Garelochhead to pop to the shops, but far enough out to be a quiet tranquil retreat. Due to the nice thick external walls you only need minimum heating on to keep the living areas warm. Dougie is a very pleasant host, who provides a nice welcome pack on arrival. He is currently working on installing a hot tub on site, which should be very nice. The cottage is ideally suited for days out with Fort William, Edinburgh being a reasonable drive away, and Helensburgh, Glasgow and Balloch all within a short drive. There have been many comments about the drive way. It is clear that a lot of work has gone in to this driveway and it is perfectly drivable and I had no issues with it.

Nice cottage, well situated.
Nice cottage fitted to a high standard ideal for a couple. Dougie, the owner, very helpful and welcoming. Cannot fault the cottage. Location is excellent for touring the west and Argyll, the village has basic facilities but Helensburgh is a 15 min drive and has supermarkets, Boots etc and all you need. Train service from Helensburgh to Glasgow/Edinburgh every 30 mins and very convenient if you wish to go that way. The access track mentioned by others is a little narrow and steep in places but would only trouble you if you drive a 10 foot wide car so dont be concerned. One tip: The water pressure is high so if you turn the tap on too far you will need a change of clothes..:-) Nice play to stay...dont hesitate.

Excellent accommodation and SO peaceful
We booked this cottage for a week and were so pleased to have found it. It was the the jewel in the crown for us on our holiday touring Scotland. It was immaculately clean and warm on arrival and there was also a lovely welcome pack of local produce waiting for us. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with plenty of CDs, DVDs, books and games to use during your stay. It is located in a wonderfully quiet location and we were delighted when the deer came for a visit (unfortunately they were after the heathers that Dougie had planted). We met Dougie, the owner and he couldn't have been more helpful and is continually working to improve to garden area. If we ever return to Scotland, there's nowhere else we would choose to stay.

peaceful and charming cottage
Having read other reviews of this cottage the only thing worrying me was the rough track leading up to the property as I was hiring a car but to my surprise the track has been recently re-done and was no problem getting up. The owner of the property, Dougie was also very nice and helpful, he has also done a lot of work on the garden which you cannot see in the pictures on the sykes website, it has a nice patio with table and chairs and pretty flower beds, a lovely place to sit and admire the view which is great. The cottage itself was very clean, comfortable and well equiped with a lovely welcome pack.



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Telephone Telephone
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Electric central heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Dishwasher, washing machine,, BBQ, Hot Tub, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), USB sockets in each bedroom, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 4 cars
Gardens to the front with new patio, side and rear garden secure
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 10 mins walk
Note: The road leading to the property is of good quality
Note: The hot tub may not reach temperature until the morning after check in

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Hill House - 6.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Benmore Botanic Gardens - 7.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Loch Lomond - 9.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Geilston Garden - 10.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Ben Lomond - 10.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden - 12 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Newark Castle, Glasgow - 12.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Inveraray Maritime Museum - 13.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Inveraray Jail - 13.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Finlaystone House & Garden - 13.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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