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Balquidder

Garelochhead, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy the magnificent views directly from the property over splendid Gare Loch
  • Located on the fantastic Clyde Sea Loch Trail in a beautiful, natural area
  • Nestled close to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park ideal for all outdoor pursuits
Property code: 81404

This fantastic Victorian property is located on the banks of the beautiful Gare Loch in the pretty village of Garelochhead, within walking distance to the beach and excellent local amenities.

This striking property, sleeping eight guests and three dogs across four bedrooms, is a fine example of a Scottish country house where beautifully considered renovation has enhanced the period style. Retaining many original features, authentic charm meets modern comforts giving it a real sense of timelessness. Set in an elevated position with breathtaking sea loch views over the splendid Gare Loch, the little village of Garelochhead is a quiet and beautifully rural part of Scotland, yet has direct train links to the exciting city of Glasgow.

The rooms within the property are gracious and elegant with many original features such as the open fireplaces, ornate cornicing and high ceilings complemented by cream walls giving a sense of space and light. Brightly coloured soft furnishings and warm wooden floors create a contemporary yet welcoming feel in this charming home from home.

The bright kitchen with its central island is perfect for grabbing a quick bite, or for more formal family mealtimes the light and elegant dining room has splendid views over the loch. The handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer has direct outside access, very useful if you and your furry friend return covered in mud! Light floods in through the bay windows in the living room, perfect for relaxing on the sofas to admire the stunning loch views. As the evening draws in, light the open fire and settle down for a cosy evening in the amber ambience, movie on the Smart TV and pup at your feet.

Upstairs, cream walls and large windows give a sense of space and light in the traditional, eaved bedrooms, where handsome vintage furniture and patterned rugs retain the same sense of period character. Both king-size beds can be made into twins suiting a variety of party make-ups, and with two rooms boasting magnificent sea loch views, and the other two with views over the rear garden, awake to admire the pretty surroundings. The stylish bathroom is on the ground floor, and the shower room upstairs is bright with a skylight.

Outside, the pretty front garden is laid to lawn where pups and kids can enjoy hours of games in warm weather, with magnificent views over Gare Loch. The patio seating area is surrounded by red brick walls with trailing plants, shrubs and trees and ideal for al fresco dining morning, noon and night. Sizzle up a BBQ at the end of the day and settle down for lazy evening stargazing, perhaps with a wee dram, a nice glass of wine or good local ale. Ample off-road parking is available, and the village is within walking distance, which includes small shops and a community park.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

4 bedrooms – 2 king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twins on request) and 2 doubles

1 bathroom with bath and WC and 1 shower room with shower and WC

Electric range oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine

Utility – washing machine and tumble dryer

Open fire – a supply of logs are included

Smart TV in lounge

Mature garden with seating area and charcoal BBQ.  There is a stream at the rear of the garden that it is not fenced off and there is a steep bank behind the house, that is roped off with signs, small children must be supervised

3 dogs welcome

Ample private off-road parking is available

Beach, shops, pub and restaurants within walking distance

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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