Tigh Na Clachan Cottage
Loch Long, near Helensburgh
Tigh Na Clachan Cottage is a lovely detached cottage that occupies a fantastic lochside setting on the shore of Loch Long near Garelochhead (2 miles) in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Inside, the charming sitting room is the heart of the house with a wood-burning stove that keeps it cosy and a telescope set up at the window so you can keep an eye out for wildlife in the loch including otters and grey seals. You may even be lucky enough to spot a golden eagle!
The light and bright kitchen with its snazzy tiling leads through to an attractive dining room which is a great place to gather for evening meals or breakfasts spent planning the day’s activities.
The cottage is laid out all on one level with a spacious and inviting double bedroom, a neat twin room and a contemporary shower room with a large corner shower.
The rough grass grounds behind the house lead off into the hillside beyond and, to the front, is a gravelled area with seating that is perfectly positioned for admiring the loch and the boats bobbing off in the distance. You can even fish directly from the shore. The cottage is accessed via a narrow footbridge (three steps), with parking 50 metres away so it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Tigh Na Clachan sits at the head of the Rosneath Peninsula, commonly known as ‘The Green Isle’ due to its dense woodland, which can be easily explored on two wheels via a circular route that goes all the way around the peninsula (cycle hire available in Helensburgh).
The nearby village of Garelochhead (2 miles) has some shops and a pub and Helensburgh (9.5 miles) is the place to stock up on supermarket shopping. If a day in the city beckons it is under an hour by train from Garelochhead to bustling Glasgow.
Loch Long is known as a great spot for diving, with a range of sites to choose from and plenty to discover including some old torpedoes and numerous ship wrecks from WWII. Just north of Garelochhead is a particularly good site where the wreckage of an old pier has formed an artificial reef for a variety of marine life including shrimps, crabs, lobsters and anemones.
It is only half an hour’s drive north to the Rest and Be Thankful pass near Arrochar. This mountain pass was used for driving cattle to market and the drover (and probably the cattle) would ‘rest and be thankful’ that they had reached the highest point of their journey. Today the viewpoint on the pass is a great place to stop and take in the wonderful outlook out across Glen Croe.
The Rosneath Peninsula Highland Gathering has been held in Rosneath (7.5 miles) every year since 1979 (usually in July). This traditional event involves pipe music, Highland dancing and track and field events, as well as the well known ‘heavy events’ such as tossing the caber and tug of war.
Tigh Na Clachan is just on the edge of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park that has lots of activities on offer including walking, climbing, mountain biking, watersports and several Munros to ‘bag’. For a real challenge you could even tackle imposing Ben Lomond for some absolutely stunning panoramic views that are simply inimitable.
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.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters (INCLUDED) and solid-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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).
- Save 15% w/c 01 Jul 17 From 01/07/2017 to 07/07/2017
- Save 10% w/c 08 Jul 17 From 08/07/2017 to 14/07/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£575.00||£595.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£650.00||£650.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£575.00||£595.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£575.00||£595.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£450.00||£495.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£650.00||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£650.00||£650.00|
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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.