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Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Secluded, lochside family hideaway sleeping up to eight
  • Gorgeous views of Ben Lomond, Ben Arthur and Conic
  • Ideal for leisure seekers, wildlife watchers and adventure lovers
  • Modern, comfortable and welcoming interiors
  • Equipped with all the mod-cons every discerning guest deserves
  • Ample outside space and access to private beach
Property code: CA069

This contemporary country bolthole is the ideal hideaway for families and groups of friends. Get ready for the kind of holiday you''ll be talking about long after you leave.

A really secluded spot; escape everyday life and immerse yourself in the peaceful way of life at this waterside abode. Open-plan living means you can find a quiet spot for a moment to yourself or congregate with other guests and raise a glass to the days ahead; there is something for everyone at this home, young, old, furry and otherwise!

The calming interior complements the surrounding Scottish landscape which can be spied from most rooms in the house. Admire Ben Lomond, Ben Arthur and Conic before stepping outside and down to the private sandy beach or put your feet up on one of three sun terraces where you can bask in the warmth of the sun all day long.

Spend most of your time in the heart of the house. Warmed by a wood burner, this light and airy space consists of an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room where light floods in through an abundance of windows creating a fresh dynamic ambience. The layout of this space means you can keep an eye on cheeky canine companions whilst finding the time to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. Rustle up tasty snacks in the well-equipped kitchen and dine at the stylish table or eat alfresco in the enclosed garden.

For the quieter guests amongst you, the wing is a great place to call home. With its own entrance door, you can slope off for a moment of peace whenever necessary and rest your head or invite fellow guests in for a natter around the breakfast bar. It has one bedroom, made up as a super-king or two twins – handy for those guests who need their own space.

On climbing the stairs to the first floor, you will find the remaining three bedrooms. Retiring to these rooms is real treat after days spent out and about and you will soon drift off to sleep in the comfortable beds. The rooms are light and bright, creating a tranquil atmosphere and inviting you to wake up feeling ready for the day ahead as you gaze out across the surrounding land.

When the Scottish sun shines, there really is no better place to be than outside and if the sun doesn’t shine, simply grab a jacket and a blanket! Make the most of your idyllic setting by sipping a tipple on the garden furniture, wandering down to the beach for a dip in the loch and lapping up the sunshine from the handful of delightful terraces. A gas BBQ is a great addition and is perfect for easy feasts to keep everyone happy. There is plenty of parking available outside the property.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twins and 1 king located in separate annexe with zip-and-link bed that can be made into a twin on request
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite with a bath and shower, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom in separate annexe with a bath and shower
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor and oil fired central heating upstairs
  • 2 wood burners with starter pack of logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ample private parking on driveway
  • Shop 1.5 miles
  • Restaurant 4.5 miles

Sitting on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and on the shores of Loch Lomond, there is an abundance of delightful places to visit whether you’re a keen walker, birdwatcher or historian.

The property is adjacent to the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it a haven for nature lovers. Spot bats, house martins and owls in the garden, or head further towards the loch to spy geese, otters and ospreys. Walk down to the private beach on the loch for a closer view, or hire kayaks and paddleboards from Portnellan Farm (2 miles) to take to the water.

Strike out on foot from the property, with many walks for all abilities starting right from the front door, including around the National Nature Reserve. Or go further afield for more of a challenge; Ben Arthur (24 miles) can be seen from the property and stands at 884 metres high or bag a Munro by climbing Ben Lomond (16 miles) which towers at 974 metres.

Historians will enjoy visiting Dumbarton Castle (12 miles), where the four-year-old Mary Queen of Scots once stayed; climb the 500 steps to the top to take in the incredible views. Or travel 18 miles to Inchmahome Priory where Mary also visited.

Closer to home, there is a shop, petrol station and café in Gartocharn, 1.5 miles away. And if you don’t fancy cooking, visit one of the lovely pubs and restaurants in Drymen (5 miles), Killearn (8 miles) and Balmaha (9 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Hunter August 2019

In a lovely setting would highly recommend to my family and friends

Reviewed by Mrs Elford June 2019

Our week in Claddochside was the perfect location for our family holiday. The space in the house was perfect to combine grandparents, aunts and uncles and a toddler to spend time together relaxing whilst still having our own space. The views from the house were incredible and it was laid out so you could enjoy the vista of the loch from each aspectRead more of the house. The house was also really well insulated for both warmth and sound adding to everyone's enjoyment. The amenities in the house were well catered for and the WIFI was fantastic (we tried to disconnect but the temptation to share views of the Loch were too much!). We felt remote enough to have no disturbance but also only be 4 minutes drive from a tea room and local conveniences and 10 minutes from a large supermarket and shopping. If you want to explore a bit of Scotland whilst not having to travel to far from the airport or conveniences this place is for you. We hope that we will be back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Cran May 2019

Spot on. Not a fault.

Reviewed by Mrs Wetton April 2019

Don't think about it....just book it. We would go back in a heart beat. Beautiful spacious house with all mod cons you could need. 6 of us stayed. We all loved it. Owner was really nice too when we met him. Felt instantly at home there. You would not be disappointed! The views are breathtaking :)

Reviewed by Ms Feigenspan April 2019

The images of Claddochside cannot convey its beauty. The house has been designed and furnished with great care and attention to detail, offering quality and comfort unparalleled by any previous rental. Peacefully located at the end of the lane, where Sally and her labradors were waiting to greet us, providing essential information on local amenitieRead mores. Prior to our arrival, her husband Peter sent a comprehensive list of where to go and what to do; sadly we didn't accomplish all we set out to do as we were also marrying during our stay. Peter and sally are the most wonderful hosts, on hand when needed but otherwise unobtrusive. They kindly offered us the use of their stunning garden for our wedding photos, even taking deliveries on our behalf prior to arrival. Claddochside is a fantastic base, the perfect blend of quality and comfort, affording stunning views of the loch and Ben Lomond through the perfect picture window. Even with five adults in our party we had plenty of space, the annex is huge, more like a small house and complete with its own entrance! We made it to day two before deciding we will return, enquiring for Christmas but sadly already booked. We will definitely be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Collier January 2019

This was a fantastic house, we couldn't fault it! Such a fabulous location and a very high spec with lovely soft furnishings, home from home!

Reviewed by Mrs Morgan December 2018

From the moment we walked through the door, we knew that Claddochside was going to make our family Christmas celebration magical! Everything we needed was there, including logs for the two wood burning fires. The quality of the fabric and fittings throughout the property was impressive. Having an equally well appointed adjoining apartment, with it'Read mores own entrance, was a real bonus for our extended family gathering. Peter and Sally provided a warm welcome with just the right balance of attentiveness and privacy. With stunning views of Loch Lomond and shoreside woodland walks, inside and outside, this location provided all that we had hoped for. Our thanks to Peter and Sally for providing such comprehensive information on how to make the most of a Claddochside vacation. Hoping that we can make it back someday! David, Fiona and Family Hide

Reviewed by Mr Macdonald September 2018

Claddochside is a lovely, large house built only a couple of years ago, in a great setting close to the southern shores of Loch Lomond. The weather was very unsettled during our stay there, but the house is so roomy and warm it was always a pleasure to return to it whatever the weather threw at us. It is in a lovely secluded location, accessed via Read morea quiet lane, yet it is only a few minutes drive away from Balloch, with an excellent well stocked Co-op store. All of this is only 20 miles from the centre of Glasgow, which made it very easy for our sons to get to by train. The house has a second wing, making it ideal for two families as well. All in all a great place for a family holiday, 5 stars without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Bosley September 2018

Rented Claddochside for a family gathering and lived up to our expectations and more. The house is spacious and well decorated and the views over Loch Lomond and mountains beyond are truly beautiful. The owners were helpful and quick to respond to any queries we had. Good recommendations for walks and restaurants.

Reviewed by Mr Squire August 2018

Absolutely brilliant holiday

Reviewed by Mr Vollers August 2018

We spent a week here with our son, daughter and her two teenage boys (13,16) plus two dogs. The house was well thought-through, logical, and this made it very easy to settle in quickly, find our way around the well-equipped kitchen and luckily, on the first evening, enjoy a meal outside with views towards the loch and hills beyond. The dogs thorougRead morehly enjoyed the garden and walks down to the water where they swam (joined by the boys). The 'boot-room' entrance adjacent to the kitchen was ideal. The house was clean and comfortable with enough room for everyone to find privacy, watch TV, play games. Friendly owners were on hand for any queries. Took longer to reach Glasgow than we had anticipated. Golf course nearby was a bonus. Limited walks from the house; to go further one needs transport. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Van Damme August 2018

Claddochside is a truly wonderful house: it is very spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated, and it has great views over the loch. You have direct access to the loch as well, by means of a small beach. Even though the house is in a quiet location, literally at the end of the road, you're not really far from anything and so the house makes forRead more a great base for exploring the National Park and the area. There was a very helpful booklet with tips and information. In short, the perfect holiday home! Hide

Reviewed by Ms Clake June 2018

Excellent accommodation with plenty of space for a group of friends. Close to RSPB site for those interested in wildlife.

Reviewed by Mrs Leeds June 2018

We loved this house for our family retreat. Spacious, clean, very well-equipped, plenty of places to walk the dogs. Views to die for over Loch Lomond, in very close proximity to the local RSPB reserve - but watch out for the midges! Enjoyed a boat trip on the Loch on a lovely, sunny afternoon, and a visit to Loch Lomond Shores, with plenty of activRead moreities, shops and eating places. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Maclean May 2018

Top of the range quality property in superb setting. Right up there with the best we have stayed at. Very nice owner family and dogs!!

Reviewed by Mr Jew April 2018

6 of us Mum Dad daughter son and partners spent week to celebrate number of birthdays at this amazing house. House was equipped with everything we needed one small criticism instructions how to use cooker would have been helpful never did work out how to use grill. House was furnished to highest standard spotlessly clean throughout. Think house mayRead more be rented as 2 separate properties as there is separate annex with lounge kitchen bedroom and bathroom which was lovely as everyone could if wanted have their own space. Location was beautiful also instructions from owners on directions to property were spot on. You have glorious views of the Loch able to do number of walks from house great not to always have to jump in the car. We were lucky with the weather so able to enjoy beautiful area stunning scenery have no hesitation in recommending this 1st class property. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Bull March 2018

Our stay at Claddochside Farm was superb. The house is large, tastefully decorated and has everything you need. The view from the house is also beautiful and we enjoyed waking up to magnificent views of a snow covered Ben Lomond. We also received incredible hospitality and would happily book again. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Mrs Gosney March 2018

Lovely place to spend time exploring and having family time. Near enough to Glasgow for some city fun too. Very comfortable house

Reviewed by Mr Gray February 2018

We regularly stay in houses and cottages across Scotland and I have to say that Claddochside is certainly one of the best we have stayed in. The property is finished to a very high standard and has all the mod cons you would expect. We stayed in Feb when we had a few cold and snowy days and the property was always very cosy and welcoming to come hoRead moreme to. We really enjoyed the surrounding area, lots of nice walks and stunning views straight from the door. We even toasted marshmallows on the shores of Loch Lomond in horizontal snow (the things we do to keep the kids happy) The owners stay close by and we met them a couple of times over the course of our stay, we found them to be very helpful, pleasant and nothing was too much bother for them. Only minor point that I would add is that between an IT Consultant and a Production Engineer we struggled to understand how to work the oven properly, which was a source of much hilarity to our wives!!! Maybe a set of instructions would help future husbands from getting laughed at from their wives. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Alexander January 2018

This house is just amazing we stayed with relatives from Australia and we couldn't get enough of the views . Because of the self contained area we could keep our dogs separate and they just loved the log burners and underfloor heating , lots of lovely walks and also afternoon tea and Carvery. Strongly recommend at The House Of Darach ... my only neRead moregative is water not warm enough for a huge bath but the shower makes up for that we will be back . Hide

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