Drumhead West Lodge

Near Helensburgh, Argyll

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Drumhead West Lodge is set on its own in a peaceful, rural spot near the pretty Victorian seaside holiday resort of Helensburgh (3 miles) in Argyll.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This traditional lodge house is very warm and welcoming, set up perfectly just for two people. It is kept cosy by an open fire that just draws you to curl up in front of it and a dining area has been set up by the window for enjoying romantic meals.

The neat kitchen has everything easily to hand with a lovely traditional Belfast sink, a door out to the garden and a charming little breakfast bar seating area alongside for sitting listening to the birds singing in the mornings.

The master double bedroom has a very luxurious feeling, as well as a super king-size bed to really stretch out on. A lovely combination of traditional and contemporary has been achieved in the pretty decor of the shower room that is also all on the one level.

A grassed garden wraps around the back of the house with lots of mature plants and trees providing shelter and seclusion and a pretty little seating area from which to enjoy the views out over the surrounding fields.

Map & Local

There are a couple of shops in Cardross, as well as an 18 hole golf course that welcomes visitors. Walkers will enjoy the Stoneymollen Trail leading from Cardross over to Balloch at the base of Loch Lomond. It is about 12.5 miles in total with some beautiful views of Loch Lomond to admire along the way.

There is a supermarket on the outskirts of Helensburgh (3 miles) for stocking up on supplies. Helensburgh itself is a very picturesque town with some interesting architecture; including Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Hill House that dates all the way back to 1903. For a bit of a different cinema experience, try out the boutique screening room at The Tower Digital Arts Centre where you can enjoy a film from big comfy seats with a cuppa or even a glass of wine.

There is a sand and shingle beach at Helensburgh where the long pier is great to wander along to take in the wonderful sea air. It is also part of the official Argyll Sea Kayak Trail that heads out across the water to Dunoon with the Captayannis ship wreck to look at en route. This fascinating wreck, known as the ‘sugar boat’ due to its ill-fated cargo, lies in relatively shallow waters and can even be seen from the shore.

Drumhead is a good base for touring and exploring with the train station in Helensburgh giving easy access to Glasgow, Fort William and Oban for day trips.

At nearby Rhu are the Glenarn Gardens that have been open to the public since 1939 with winding paths that lead around its 10 acres and a fine collection of rhododendrons that bring a riot of colour in season. Permits are available for fishing on one of Helensburgh’s reservoirs or up at Garelochhead (11 miles) where the cheeky seals may well try to steal some of your catch!

At Loch Lomond’s National Park, only 20 minutes’ drive away, wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Sea Life Sanctuary with its range of over 1,500 sea creatures including sharks, turtles, rays and even otters. At the nearby Bird of Prey centre some fascinating birds can be seen right up close. The national park has a wide range of other activities on offer including walking, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and watersports.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD/radio docking
Dining/kitchen with electric double oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, etc
Double (king-size)/twin bedroom (bed is zip-linked and can be made into two singles)
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Boiler house with washing machine.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is available (subject to a fair usage policy), at a charge of £10 per week. A maximum of 1 small dog is welcome. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Valentine's Week From 10/02/2018 to 16/02/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £395.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £450.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £395.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £450.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £485.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £450.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £485.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £565.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £485.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £565.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £485.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £450.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £485.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £395.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £565.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £565.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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