About the property
- Cottage516 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Four cottages with one or two bedrooms
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.
On line booking at finnichcottages.com
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- english, french, german, spanish, Direct booking on www.finnichcottages.com
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About On line booking at finnichcottages.com
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.
On line booking at finnichcottages.com purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why On line booking at finnichcottages.com chose Stirling
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
A stunning abode in a stunning location.
Drive down the beautiful country driveway, step into a fantastic, clean and comfortable cottage - and feel right at home! Our view from the lounge overlooked green fields and distant mountains. Our view from the kitchen, towards a formal, paved courtyard surrounded by lovingly restored farm buildings. We were able to roam the grounds, relax or play a game of table tennis in the vast hall, or head off for some wonderful sight-seeing, including Stirling Castle. We also took the train from Balloch into Glasgow, an easy 45 minute ride. So convenient. So pleasurable.
Thank you so much for your lovely poetic review.
Hope to see you here again sometimes in the future.
Ps. We have now a new remote control! Sorry for the problem.
It was a very nice stay in the cottage .
It is a good point to explore the Scottish nature.
Oak Cottage surpassed expectations. It was very well equipped and finished to a high standard. We loved all the art work. The setting was fantastic - very tranquil and lots of birdsong. The terrace was a bonus and the culinary herbs a nice touch.There was lots to do in the surrounding area and we went for lots of great walks with the dogs.We would definitely visit again and will recommend Finnich Cottages to others.
Janice and Jenny Laird/ Carole Lang
Wonderful stay in an awesome cottage
It was my second stay in three years (and I simply couldn´t come back last year to stay at the Finnich cottages because the location was sold out at that time). And of course: I will be back next year (fingers crossed)....
It is a truely beautiful place to stretch your legs. The cottages are fully equipped and even if you feel that something might be missing you can always ask the owners. They are very helpful and charming.
The surroundings are gorgeous (with the stunning views, the wonderful gardens, etc.).
I recommended the place to many of my friends already and to every reader of these lines: please visit.
Sophistication and charm in an idyllic setting
A warm welcome by the owners of this beautiful property was a great start to our short break, which Marguerite arranged for my wife and I at very short notice. The website although accurate in all respects did not do justice to actually being there and experiencing what the property and surrounding area had to offer. A must for travellers regardless of mode of transport as there is so much to see and do.
The information pack is extremely informative and sets the scene for planning activities or just exploring on your own.
We would certainly recommend Finnich cottages to family and friends as the saying goes "What you see is what you get, amd more!"
Looking forward to a return visit.
Our recent holiday in the Loch Lomond area was made complete by the excellent accomodation in the beautiful Rowan cottage. The cottage was equipped to the highest standard. It was modern, clean and exceptionally comfortable. The setting was idylic and very central for touring the surrounding areas. For those who wish to eat in, supplies were easily accessible and for those who prefer to be treated, nearby Drymen was a haven of fine eateries. Marguerite and Andrew could not have been more welcoming and helpful. It truly was a home from home.
Frances and Alan, Shetland
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
You can book directly on our website , www.finnichcottages.com, or contact us through the contact details. You can pay with Paypal( chargeable bank charges ) or simply with a bank transfer. For short stays please contact the owner for availability and rates. Heating between October and End of May will be charged at the metered rate. there is a thermostat in each unit to adjust the hea