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

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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.

Sycamore cottage: Helensburgh Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 447396ha

Perfectly placed to make the most of Loch Lomond, Sycamore Cottage is a charming conversion of an old steading bakery. The holiday cottage is newly and freshly renovated and consists of a double bedroom with a king sized bed and a shower room with a large powerful corner shower. The pretty new kitchen leads into the open plan living room with a dining table and chairs, comfortable sofa and easy chair, TV, DVD and audio equipment. A large glazed door leads onto the paved patio with lawns and old trees stretching away into Finnich's parkland.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 44 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom with large double bed (can also be separated into twin beds as it is 'zipped and linked' ) two bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dressing table...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Modern bathroom with a corner shower cubicle with strong shower. Basin, vanity unit, some shelves and a WC....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Finnich Steading Cottages lie at the southern edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which is the 4th largest park in the British Isles. With its romantic scenery, diverse wildlife and vast choice of outdoor activities available, there is something here for everyone! For those who just want to relax, the peace and tranquillity of the Finnich Estate with woodland walks and an easy stroll up to view points to Loch Lomond and the Highlands is all you could wish for. Walking - the National Park and the surrounding hills provide a full range of routes to suit all abilities, from strolls along the shores of Loch Lomond to climbing to the peak of Ben Lomond. The West Highland Way also passes through the nearby village of Drymen. Cycling - Mountain Biking on routes throughout the National Park or more leisurely cycling between the many places of interest including the West Loch Cycle Path. Water Sports - Loch Lomond provides a full range of aquatic sports from sail...moreless

                  Entertainment

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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Luxury
                  • Romantic
                  • 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

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

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

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Tennis
                      • Tennis Court
                      • Terrace

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Terraced
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              New Year
                              Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £600
                              January
                              Jan 3 - Jan 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £55
                              £336
                              Feb /March
                              Jan 31 - Mar 27, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £60
                              £366
                              Easter Holidays
                              Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £441

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £336

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £376

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £426

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £472

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £510

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £525

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £410

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                              £390

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              £500

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • No additional mandatory fees
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              On line booking through our website , www.finnichcottages.com, or contact us via the contact details.

                              You can pay with Paypal (charges will be passed on to you) or with a bank transfer.

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

                              Monthly bookings will get a 25% discount

                              Between October and May we may make and additional charge for heating.

                              If heating is re


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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

                              • Sycamore cottage living /dining-room

                                Sycamore cottage living /dining-room

                              • 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; view to hall, kitchen and bedroom

                                Sycamore cottage; view to hall, kitchen and bedroom

                              • Sycamore cottage, kitchen

                                Sycamore cottage, kitchen

                              • 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, bedroom with king sized bed

                                Sycamore cottage, bedroom with king sized bed

                              • Inner courtyard (Rowan Cottage to left of arch)

                                Inner courtyard (Rowan Cottage to left of arch)

                              • 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

                              £48 - £86 per night (GBP)
                              6

                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
                              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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