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Birchbank Loch View Lodge

Garelochhead, Argyll and Bute
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy the magnificent views directly from the property over the splendid Loch Goil and Loch Long
  • Located on the fantastic Clyde Sea Loch Trail in this area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Nestled on the fringes of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park ideal for all outdoor pursuits
Property code: 78989

Situated in a wonderful, elevated position overlooking the meeting point of Loch Long with Loch Goil, this secluded and romantic wooden lodge makes a superb holiday home for a couple seeking a tranquil retreat in magnificent surroundings. Located on the western outskirts of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, this cosy, light and refreshing lodge for two guests offers some breathtaking scenery to revel in. The lodge provides a superb getaway for guests exploring this remote and stunning part of the Scottish Highlands and makes a great base for a range of activities including climbing, mountain biking and walking.

Entering the property you will find the cosy, airy and welcoming open-plan living space. The attractive lounge area features comfortable seating, a Smart TV and a Bluetooth speaker, making this an ideal space for sitting back at the end of a great day and enjoying a film or some music. The kitchen has been stylishly designed and features a range of equipment so you can prepare many of your favourite meals. The dining area is ideal for sharing a romantic meal for two. Towards the back of the lodge is a pretty sleeping area with a cosy double bed. The lodge also features a spacious and stylish shower room complete with a shower and WC.

Stepping outside via the French doors, a couple of steps lead down onto the charming, decked area which has some delightful garden furniture and stunning views across the loch. This makes a wonderful space for enjoying some al fresco dining, a BBQ or a glass of wine at the end of the day. Ample off-road parking is available just a short stroll away from the lodge.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room
  • Property is suited for maximum 1 large dog + 1 medium/small dog
  • Electric induction two ring hob, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker in lounge area
  • Enclosed garden and balcony with seating area and charcoal BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shops, pub and restaurants within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Situated on the banks of the stunning 20-mile Loch Long, this lovely lodge is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists enjoying the miles of coastal, rural and forest trails which are available right from the doorstep. The lodge is ideally situated along the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail, a fantastic driving and cycling route which takes in nine beautiful stops including Ardmore Point, Denny Tank, Clynder, Kilcreggan and Cove. Loch Long is a great spot for numerous outdoor pursuits including angling, sailing, kayaking and diving among the loch’s long-abandoned wrecks. A couple of miles to the south is the picturesque village of Garelochhead, nestling on the northern shores of the magnificent Gare Loch. The village is a great base for a range of water sports and has a good choice of places to eat and drink. Heading north along the shores of Loch Long you will reach the charming village of Arrochar (9 miles). This is a fantastic base for mountaineers to gather, with the peaks of the Arrochar Alps nearby, including the Munros of Ben Arthur, Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime. Arrochar also marks the gateway into the stunning Argyll Forest Park and the immense Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alice 15th June 2024

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We received a warm welcome at this lovely holiday cottage, in a stunningly beautiful location. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and had all the facilities we could possibly need.

Reviewed by Christopher 24th May 2024

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Well what can you say about this beautiful place other than just perfect , June and Grahan are so nice they go above and beyond to make your stay memorable the welcome basket was a really nice touch to make you feel welcome , June even offered to come and fetch us from the pub if we wanted which is a couple of miles away in Garelochhead which we thRead moreought was lovely the lodge has everthing you need for a comfortable stay we would highly recommend a stay here can't wait to go back . Hide

Reviewed by Karen 19th May 2024

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The property was in such a beautiful location stunning views. Everything you needed was in the lodge for a hassle free holiday. The welcome pack was the best we have had anywhere even treats for our dog. The owner were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

Reviewed by Jeff 19th April 2024

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Perfect little hide away with amazing views. The owners could not have done more to make our stay perfect - I think they also arranged the weather which was gorgeous. :-) We will be back.

Reviewed by Donna 8th March 2024

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Lovely cosy cabin with fantastic views. We had a super week here with our dogs. Great place to explore from. Exceptionally lovely owners.

Reviewed by Iain 4th March 2024

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Reviewed by Mandy 13th January 2024

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Amazing place, lovely welcome and a gift pack fully of goodies which is a nice treat, lovely walks with the dogs and the views are amazing, especially when you open the door and see the loch plus stars are bright at night Very clean, everything you need for a holiday

Reviewed by Colin 6th January 2024

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a lovely holiday let with a great view over the loch, it was plenty big enough for my wife and i plus the two dogs, and its a good hub to travel from to various locations, everything is avaliable if you wish to self cater (as we did) tv, internet and radio were provided and parking was within the owners property, i would highly recommend it

Reviewed by Janice 23rd December 2023

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We spent a wonderful 14 days over Christmas and New Year at Birchbank. Our hosts were absolutely lovely. Less stars for comfort because we found the bed uncomfortable- but its subjective. We needed an oven as we had Christmas & New Year dinner to do - but brought our halogen due to this. The area is beautiful, we had all seasons of the year and didRead morent distract from our enjoyment at all. There are lovely local places to explore and local amenities in Helensburgh. Fab time had by all. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 5th December 2023

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Thank you June and Gram for a wonderful stay. Waking up to that wonderful view - what else could you ask for. Including that great welcome basket was just an awesome bonus. The location was remote enough to enjoy the peace and quiet yet close enough to nearby areas that if we wanted or needed anything we didn't have far to go. We will definitely beRead more visiting you again. - Matt, Sarah, & Keelo Dempsey Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 2nd September 2023

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Amazing location , beautiful view . Cabin very clean

Reviewed by Debbie 29th July 2023

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The lodge is in a fantastic spot with stunning views - whatever the weather. It is comfortable and well equipped and the generous welcome pack was a lovely touch. The owners were welcoming and friendly, and although only next door, the lodge still feels private. We found it a good base to explore the area, and want to return to Scotland again very Read moresoon. Hide

Reviewed by Dorothy 8th July 2023

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Absolutely lovely chalet-style lodge with the best view in the world! Tastefully and appropriately furnished with most mod cons eg BT Wi-Fi & TV, smart bathroom, induction hob. Very steep path may put off less mobile people.

Reviewed by Sharon 12th June 2023

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Fantastic lodge and amazing view, did not want to leave

Reviewed by Mike 3rd June 2023

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The cottage was imaculate with lovely welcome pack very comfortable bed and everything provided to high standard. Tucked away down a rough track it is the ideal getaway location. fantastic views of the Lock and garden. June and Graham were very attentive to make sure we had everything but left us to come and go at our leisure. Great location for exRead moreploring Lock Lomond and Trossachs. and further afield but also a lovely place to chill and get back to nature. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 20th May 2023

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Birchbank Loch View Lodge is beautiful - cosy, clean with stunning scenery. June and Graham are lovely, thoughtful and friendly hosts and we can't recommend their holiday home enough!! There is so much to see in the area and great places to eat including The Slanj in Tarbet - if you have a dog they are soooo friendly. Inverary Castle is worth the dRead morerive and travelling around the edge of Loch Fyne was simply breathtaking. Fabulous holiday in a stunning location. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 15th April 2023

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What a lovely romantic cosy cabin, we had the most enjoyable week beautiful sunny days lots of lovely walks. Excellent

Reviewed by Tricia 18th March 2023

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We have just spent a very relaxing week at this tranquil location in a very neat and compact lodge. Just like the 3 bears cottageWe loved it and so did our little chocolate cockerpoo, Molly. Our hosts, June and Graham, were so helpful and friendly I felt as if we had known the, for a long time. You will find everything you need here.

Reviewed by Andrea 7th March 2023

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Reviewed by Donald 18th February 2023

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Ideal for a peaceful break. Very cosy lodge with everything you could need. Nice welcome pack, much appreciated.

Reviewed by Jeanne 9th December 2022

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We loved just getting away from the hustle, cottage was ideal for the 2 of us & our dog. Cottage was immaculate, welcome pack was extremely thoughtful & much appreciated. The view is just stunning. We would love to go back spring/summer time so we could sit outside in the evening and watch the sun going down

Reviewed by Robert 31st October 2022

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Ideal accommodation for one person or a couple with or without a dog. All facilities supplied to make the most of your stay. Beautiful scenery in a peaceful location. It was just what I was looking for.

Reviewed by Paul 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 20th August 2022

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Wonderful log cabin in stunning location, owners really friendly and helpful

Reviewed by James 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 23rd July 2022

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The lodge was beautiful and a view to die for, unfortunately the weather was awful and we found the pubs close by not to be dog friendly and as the weather was so bad we couldn't sit outside to eat so wanted to cook and eat at the lodge but having no oven made it difficult

Reviewed by Heidi 16th July 2022

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Excellent stay. Highly recommend.

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