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Luxury Cottages Created Within a 19th Ct. Steading, Set in Private Parkland. - Birch cottage

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Inner courtyard (Rowan Cottage to left of arch)

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Helensburgh cottage description

On line booking on own website : www.finnichcottages.com

The cottages have been created round the courtyard of the beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading which has recently undergone a total renovation programme. Each cottage has been rebuilt to the highest standards of convenience and comfort while retaining the character and features of the old buildings. In addition to the landscaped courtyard with its large communal games room, each cottage has access to an outdoor patio with views out over the woods and fields.
Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard with a large living area and wooden floors, a modern fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a living area with comfortable sofa beds and armchairs. All windows are double glazed with full length curtains or blinds and all are equipped with Sky TV, DVD/CD player and wifi. Each unit has a separate central heating system with ample supplies of hot water for the luxuriously fitted bathrooms and showers. There is a shared laundry and drying room with facilities for ironing.

Birch cottage: Helensburgh Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 447396ha

Birch Cottage. 2 double bedrooms, living room, dining/ kitchen area, downstairs WC /basin, patio leading to garden A two bedroom cottage over two floors with a private patio shared with the other cottages. The ground floor consists of a comfortable living area with a large South facing window furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs and is open-plan through to the modern fully equipped L shaped kitchen and dining area. There is a separate downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC. A glazed door leads out from the dining area onto the South facing stone and brick patio leading to the park. Hemlock wood stairs lead to two bedrooms which are fully carpeted, one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds. Between them on the landing is a modern bathroom with shower and vanity unit.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 82 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • There are two double bedrooms. One has a large double bed with a very good mattress and luxurious white linen. The second has twin beds (standing as a large double bed or can be separated) and an armchair which turns into a comfortable single bed if required....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • downstairs cloakroom: toilet

            and basin...moreless

          • Bath has a very good shower over with shower screen. Modern elegant fittings and a vanity unit with plenty of storage space. Hot towel rail...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Finnich Steading Cottages lie secluded in the tranquil countryside of their own 220 acre rural estate on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park outside the quiet village of Croftamie. Sitting in peaceful elegance among the rolling hills and ancient woodland, Finnich Cottages provide all the comforts and high standards you’d expect from a luxury holiday let. They offering breathtaking uninterrupted views to Ben Lomond yet are conveniently only 15 miles from the outskirts of Glasgow. The Cottages have been lovingly restored around the courtyard of a beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading with a thoughtfulness that combines luxury with practicality. Each cottage has been renovated to the highest standards of convenience and comfort whilst retaining the character of traditional features. At Finnich Cottages we specialise in providing luxury accommodation and a wonderful experience that supports the local community and environment ....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Luxury
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Child's Swing
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis
                  • Tennis Court

                  Property Descriptor

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Easter Holidays
                      Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £519

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Early Spring
                      Apr 11 - May 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £387

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      May Holiday
                      May 2 - May 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £423

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Early Summer
                      May 23 - May 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £473

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Early Summer
                      May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £588

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Summer
                      Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £625

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      High Summer
                      Aug 1 - Sep 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £761

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Early Autumn
                      Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £504

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Autumn
                      Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      £445

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      £800

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      You can book directly on our website , www.finnichcottages.com, or contact us through the contact details.

                      Yuo can pay with Paypal or simply with a bank transfer

                      For bookings from Beginning of October to End of April we are charging extra for the heating cost , if it is required.

                      For short stays please contact the owner for availability and rates.

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                      Last updated: 11/17/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Glasgow
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      in village of Croftamie
                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Rosyth
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Strathendrick Golf Club, Buchanan Castle Golf Clu
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Main Station Glasgow
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Old Mill , Killearn
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Argyllshire

                      Car: Necessary

                      Finnich Steading cottages are perfectly placed for visitors to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The Loch Lomond National Park provides a huge range of outdoor activities including water sports, hiking and biking. The famous West Highalnd Way passes through the charming village of Drymen a short distance away. Riding, golf on a variety of courses and fishing on the river Endrick can all be arranged nearby. The local area provides a range of friendly pubs and small restaurants, art galleries, a range of shops, and an excellent medical centre.

                      Glengoyne Distillery is only 3 miles away and caters for visitors seven days a week. Alternatively visitors may just want to relax in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the woodlands and countryside of the estate and the many walking paths close by. The cottages are perfect for family holidays. Children will love the freedom the grounds provide and pets are welcome if warning is given in advance.

                      Other Activities: Boating of all types on Loch Lomond; Walking, West Highalnd Way 4 miles

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1992

                      About the owner: Andrew and Marguerite Dewar Durie bought this estate when Andrew moved to Scotland to run a large Whisky Company based in Dumbarton . His Family originally came from Fife and Andrew is the Chief of the Duries. He is also a member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. If you are interested to trace back your ancestry, this is where you should base yourself. Marguerite is Austrian and is an Interior Designer. She has planned and designed the beautiful cottages.

                      Why the Owner Chose Helensburgh:
                      Finnich Malise Estate had been little cared for for many years and presented a major and exciting challenge to us when we bought it. First priority was to repair and re-decorate the beautiful Georgian house and then to start recovering the parkland with its 200 year old trees. A separate project was to completely re build the derelict 19th century Steading buildings and convert them into 4 holiday cottages. The projects continue with the recent planting of 9 ha of mixed Scottish woodland.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The uniqueness of the Finnich Malise estate which was evident to us when we first saw it, was its location. Close enough to Glasgow and Stirling but positioned in its own 200 acres of grounds to give total peace and tranquillity, with stunning views to the western North over the National Park and with easy access to Loch Lomond , 5 miles away.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Direct booking on www.finnichcottages.com

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                      Photos

                      • Inner courtyard (Rowan Cottage to left of arch)

                        Inner courtyard (Rowan Cottage to left of arch)

                      • Oak cottage,  living area

                        Oak cottage, living area

                      • Oak cottage main bedroom

                        Oak cottage main bedroom

                      • Rowan cottage living area with spectacular views

                        Rowan cottage living area with spectacular views

                      • Rowan cottage: double bedroom with beautiful views

                        Rowan cottage: double bedroom with beautiful views

                      • Sycamore cottage living /dining-room

                        Sycamore cottage living /dining-room

                      • Sycamore cottage, bedroom with king sized bed

                        Sycamore cottage, bedroom with king sized bed

                      • Birch cottage living area

                        Birch cottage living area

                      • Birch cottage kitchen

                        Birch cottage kitchen

                      • Wonderful scented azaleas and rhododendrons by the walled garden

                        Wonderful scented azaleas and rhododendrons by the walled garden

                      • View westward from the cottages

                        View westward from the cottages

                      • Boats at Balmaha on Loch Lomond and Inchcailloch island

                        Boats at Balmaha on Loch Lomond and Inchcailloch island

                      • Oak cottage kitchen/dining /living area

                        Oak cottage kitchen/dining /living area

                      • Oak living room with spectacular views

                        Oak living room with spectacular views

                      • twin bedroom

                        twin bedroom

                      • Rowan cottage

                        Rowan cottage

                      • patio adjacent to cottages

                        patio adjacent to cottages

                      • Sycamore cottage; view to hall, kitchen and bedroom

                        Sycamore cottage; view to hall, kitchen and bedroom

                      • Sycamore cottage, kitchen

                        Sycamore cottage, kitchen

                      • Birch cottage,  double bedroom with king-size bed

                        Birch cottage, double bedroom with king-size bed

                      • Driveway through park to Finnich cottages

                        Driveway through park to Finnich cottages

                      • River Endrick at Drymen Bridge, with Strathendrick Golf Club in the distance

                        River Endrick at Drymen Bridge, with Strathendrick Golf Club in the distance

                      • Finnich steading building

                        Finnich steading building

                      £55 - £114 per night (GBP)
                      2

                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Direct booking on www.finnichcottages.com
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/17/2014
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