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Unique 18th Century (1781) 2 bed/2 bath cottage near loch lomond and trossachs

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Lilybank is full of character.It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage built in 1781 (one the oldest in the village) . The cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Killearn in the foothills of the Campsie Fells( recently used as the location for an episode of Jonathon Creek !) .

This area was also used for various location settings in the hit series - "Outlander" . Come and enjoy "Outlander experience " tour . We are 10 minutes from film location - Devils pulpit .

The cottage -There are 2 bedrooms, both with en suite shower/bathrooms(one upstairs with double bed and one downstairs with 2 singles that can be changed to a double bed if required )

The kitchen is extremely well stocked with ingredients and kitchen utensils. There is a large fridge freezer and everhot range cooker, with fitted oak units and granite worktops. The lounge has a very warm coal burning stove.

At the rear of the cottage there is a conservatory leading out onto a large decking area and two tier garden , with grass area , parking for a number of cars , bbq and bike cover.

The area -Killearn is nearby to the Trossachs , Loch Lomond , the West highland way and many other well known points of interest. The historical towns of Stirling , Perth and Edinburgh are a short drive away .

The village itself has a Coop store, an excellent pub and restaurant .There are many other establishments within walking distance or a short drive away. Glengoyne distillery is within walking distance and tours provide an excellent day out.

Other information :

WiFi- The cottage has a good wifi signal .

Golf - Nearby courses are located at Balfron and Drymen .Saint Andrews Old course and the Fife links trail are around 1 hour 30 minutes drive away.There are many world class golf courses to found here.

Cycling- There are many cycle tracks located locally and in the nearby Queen Elizabeth Forrest.Bikes can be hired in Drymen.

Walking and Climbing - Killearn is around 30 minutes drive from Ben Lomond , the most southerly Munro. There are also a number of Munros a short drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond.There are several walking routes around the village and high in the Campsies which overlook the village.

Fishing - by permit on the Endrick River and Lake of Menteith, Loch Lomond.

Shops in the village - chemist/doctor surgery, tea rooms , Hewitt and Aker delicatessen, Panik gallery, Old Mill Inn bar and restaurant.

Transport - hourly bus link to Glasgow ,Stirling.

Food /home delivery - Saffron Tandoori and Balfron chinese situated in Balfron, a 5 minute drive or by home delivery service. There is also a good chip shop in Balfron.

The islands - Arran ferry at Ardrossan is a 1 hour drive away from Killearn. The ferry crossing takes 1 hour . The island can also be accessed via Clonaig ferry on the west coast . This is a lovely scenic drive .

There are many others which can easily be visited in one day from Greenock/Gourock - 45 minute drive from killearn.

Whisky Distilleries- Glengoyne is less than a mile from Killearn . There is a lovely walk through the forrests and hills to get there.

Auchentoshan is about 10 miles away . Both provide excellent tours.

New Year - Please contact the owner . We will accept reservations, however we would like to discuss this option with any prospective guests firstly .

More Details

Ken and Caroline
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Ken and Caroline

We are both semi retired and enjoy the outdoors.

Ken and Caroline purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ken and Caroline chose Killearn

Killearn is the perfect location for easy travel to the city and at the same time is located in some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland.

The house itself is uniquely, full of centuries of character.

What makes this cottage unique

Easy access to the remote countryside whilst remaining within a small village with excellent facilities including , bar , restaurant , coffee shops , grocery store etc .


Killearn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Main gates to be left open at all times please.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Unique 18th Century (1781) 2 bed/2 bath cottage near loch lomond and trossachs
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A stunning cottage with an eclectic collection of furnishings. An absolutely fabulous base. The scenery is to die for, all instantly accessible and pippin the cocker poo has appreciated the fabulous walks on the doorstep. Off to the local pub for our last meal tonight, lovely friendly environment with great food and the dog can come too. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property - perfect for our stay.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage isn’t lovely. Quiet, comfortable and well stocked with equipment etc.

Nice to have the conservatory to have a read and a relax!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Fabulous, great cottage, great location had a fantastic stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Everything that you could possibly need was there. The cottage was clean, very well kept. Lively furnishings and decor. A real home from home with a friendly relaxing feel about the place. I will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and such a charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a charming, cozy cottage. The location is great if you like a small community. Close to groceries and a nice place to have dinner.

The owners Ken and Caroline were wonderful and kept in contact throughout our stay with lots of advice and places to go check out. Very accommodating.

Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love old scotish cottages

  • 4 of 5

The Cottage was in very good conditons. There was all what you need. We feeled like home. It was very cosy. We feeled good in the Cottage. The livingroom was a weebit dark. The listing description about the location was accurate. The Cottage was a good Location to visit other places. The cottage guide was verry good and helpfull. We would recommend this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great vacation. The house was exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our two week stay in Scotland. We were looking for someplace to act as a base for our travels through Scotland. It is in a small, friendly town within doing distance of all the places we wanted to see. The two bedrooms were far enough apart to offer privacy but a great kitchen to plan our next day. Although we didn't cook our meals there it was obviously an enjoyable room to spend time.

We would happily stay in "Lilybank" and the town of Killean again if we visit Scotland.

Thanks Ken and Caroline for the opportunity to share your home.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Old Mill Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Old Mill In
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $66.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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