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High Wards

Gartocharn, Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Sleeps 21
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Indoor swimming pool
Spa Facilities
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A fabulous holiday retreat on the edge of Loch Lomond
  • Spacious accommodation with a range of facilities
  • This is a stunning backdrop for celebrating a special occasion
  • Explore the extensive grounds and woodland
  • Relax in the indoor swimming pool, games room or tennis court
  • An exceptional location for a superior family holiday
Property code: CA171

On the shores of Loch Lomond, this magnificent property is set in 98 acres of landscaped grounds and woodland and provides superb accommodation for a family get-together or special occasion.

Nothing short of magnificent, this immense stately home sits within 98 acres of private estate that merges with the glittering shores of Loch Lomond and the fringes of the newly-established RSPB wetland reserve nearby. Boasting infinite space for up to 21 people to spread out, come together or splinter off in groups, it is the ideal place for celebrating special occasions and hosting parties you’ll be dreaming about for years to come. From morning dips in the indoor heated swimming pool to hazy afternoons exploring the landscaped grounds to rollicking evenings playing games of sardines with all the family, this property is one you will want to return to again and again.

A sprawling nine-bedroom family home, this gorgeous property in Gartocharn, Alexandria has the kind of multi-generational appeal that will keep all family members riveted, from teeny tots to time-kissed veterans. Ideal for group gatherings, it is full of cosy corners for relaxing and glistening communal spaces for entertaining, including the Great Room with its double-height ceilings and picture windows framing stunning views of the lochans and Ben Lomond. While those looking for some downtime before dinner can settle in the conservatory with a glass of fizz or TV room with a holiday read, it won’t be long before the bairns discover the toy cupboard and extensive gadget and gismo collection. While the little kids play, the big kids can gather in the formal games room adjoining the Great Room which leads into an impressive drawing room with an open fire. Go head-to-head with a game of snooker before gathering in the open-plan kitchen/diner. A large, contemporary space, the kitchen revolves around a breakfast island and is finished with all sorts of useful appliances for cooking up family feasts. To round off the day, you will find nine super-comfortable bedrooms, including 4 doubles and 5 twins.

Start your day in the warmer months with coffee and tea outside on the patio, seated around the outdoor table and chairs. With views over an enclosed garden and access to the property’s children’s play area, mums and dads can sit back and relax whilst the kids let off steam playing games and loping about. For the more energetic in your party, private tennis courts await for rally practice, Murray-style. When hunger strikes again, make use of the BBQ for sizzling repasts surrounded by the raw natural beauty of this unique corner of the world.

Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 9 bedrooms – 2 master king-size sleigh bed, 1 double sleigh bed, 1 double, 1 twin room with a pull-out trundle bed and cot bed, 1 twin room with 2 pull-out trundle beds, 1 king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin, 1 twin, 1 children’s twin
  • 8 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 5 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC, 2 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • 3 WCs
  • Hob, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, 2 sub-zero fridges
  • Washing machine, dryer, steam iron
  • TV and games room
  • SkyTV, DVD and iPod dock
  • Great Room
  • Drawing room
  • Conservatory
  • Boot room
  • Laundry
  • Walled garden
  • Paved terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Children’s play area
  • Tennis court
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Wine fridge
  • Wood burners
  • 2 telescopes and 4 sets of binoculars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Set in 98 acres
  • Additional housekeeping and catering services available by arrangement
  • Please note: young children should be supervised throughout the estate
  • Glasgow 19.5 miles

Staying at this incredible property, you will be spoilt for choice things to see and do. Surrounded by acre upon acre of estate hugged by woodland, lochs, canal and SSSI nature reserve, you can wander for hours enjoying the scenery and looking out for the shy, beautiful wildlife who too call the area home. Take little children by the hand and see all there is to discover.

While luxuriating in the gardens and exploring the grounds will be a timeless pastime enjoyed by many, there are also opportunities a-plenty to explore further afield. Just 2 miles away, Buchanan Castle Golf Club invites you to polish your swing and admire the scenery while the abandoned Buchanan Castle itself lies 3 miles away, slowly being overtaken by nature.

For adventurers of all ages, Loch Lomond promises many a happy hour with an array of on-the-water activities, including kayaking and leisure cruises. You can even take a seaplane over the loch to receive a birds-eye-view of the incredible vistas below. If you have brought or hired bikes, there are lots of opportunities for cycling too; a particularly good route takes you around the West Loch Lomond cycle path.

For somewhere to eat or sup a local tipple, there are a huge number of pubs and restaurants within a few miles of the property. 6.5 miles away, Alexandria and Balloch are particular hotspots for eateries and attractions, including the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium (6 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Ali March 2018

Absolutely gorgeous property, beautifully furnished and includes all amenities needed ie bin bags, crockery etc; and some that you wouldn't even think of- tennis rackets, wellington boots, ice machine! The owner was a pleasure to deal with, so accommodating. The internet signal isn't great in the area, so it's best to email rather than call. While Read moreyou're staying, you barely notice the lack of signal as the size of the house, pool, grounds and local wildlife keeps you busy! Perfect for a large group/family as good size of bedrooms with mixture of single, double and king size beds. Amazing venue, I'm now trying to think up another excuse to book! Hide

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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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