Loch Long, near HelensburghGuest Rating
Looking for something a bit different? If you are adventurous, embrace nature and love fantastic sunsets then The Croft is the place for you.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This most beautifully appointed, detached holiday cottage sits right on the shores of Loch Long on the glorious west coast of Scotland, less than an hour's drive from Glasgow. You can spend your time here relaxing in tranquility, watching the tide come in and out whilst following the antics of gulls, oystercatchers, eider ducks, gannets and porpoises to name but a few.
The cottage is only accessible by vehicle (4 x 4 or similar) at low tide as the driveway disappears under the water at high tide. Footpath access is available at all times over a metal foot bridge where you can watch the resident Dipper.
The final stage of the journey to The Croft is not for the faint hearted! A 150 metre dirt track leads to a shingle beach that is suitable for most vehicles with a parking space available for guests. Bags will need to be carried the short distance to the cottage (a wheelbarrow is available), so sensible shoes are a must!
Inside the open plan living area is spacious and airy, with a fully-equipped kitchen at one end and a cosy sitting area at the other, where the comfortable seating is centred around a multi-fuel stove. The double bedroom is on a mezzanine level that overlooks the living room. The south/west aspect of the cottage offers stunning views and amazing sunsets and during the summer months breakfast can be taken on the lovely little private paved seating area.
A fearless fox and a family of roe dear have made the garden their own and can frequently be seen at dusk and dawn. In the autumn, rutting deer can also be heard from across the loch. As there is no light pollution around the night skies are absolutely stunning and amateur astronomers will be able to pick out many different stars and constellations.
There is direct access to the beach and a private slip to launch a small boat/kayak/dingy. Loch Long itself is a deep sea loch that offers a chance for you to try to catch your supper, with mackerel in the summer, as well as sea trout, pollock and grey mullet. The Croft is an ideal base for bird watchers, walkers, cyclists, kayakers and anyone wanting to recharge their batteries.
Please note: Due to the difficult access to The Croft, it is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
The cottage is a tranquil retreat in a most popular tourist area of Scotland. Lovely Loch Lomond, with its hotels, sailing opportunities, designer shopping at Loch Lomond Shores and Loch Lomond Championship golf course, is just over the hill by a very fast and scenic road.
From there you can head into the hills (perhaps even climb Ben Lomond itself) or up to Crianlarich from which Oban, Fort William and all the attractions of the central west coast are open to you.
The nearest pub to the cottage is about a mile away and there are shops at Garelochhead (3 miles), where you can you can hop on the West Highland Line to either Oban or Fort William. The journey on the West Highland Line is rated as one of the top ten rail journeys in the World and has to surely be on everyone's bucket list!
Those with an interest in art and architecture will find enjoy visiting Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House in Helensburgh (9 miles). Of course, Glasgow itself has the Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art, while his 'House of an Art Lover' in Bellahouston Park is also open to the public.
Glasgow is a city with a real buzz and great shopping, theatres, art galleries, sports facilities, green spaces and world-class restaurants. It is reachable in an hour by train and the famous city of Stirling is also only an hour’s drive away.
Alternatively, you can drive through the spectacular and well-named 'Arrochar Alps' to Loch Fyne, the famous oyster bar at Cairndow and Inveraray. There are some splendid gardens down this way, at Ardkinglas and Crarae, to name but two.
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.
Open plan sitting room/dining kitchen with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, Bluetooth wireless speakers, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, etc
Room with shower,WC and wash basin.
Galleried double bedroom.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric underfloor heating and multi-fuel stove. Wi-Fi 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£435.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£495.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£535.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£495.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£535.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£495.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£435.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£535.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£535.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||POA|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||POA|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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Where to start! Polly, the cottage owner, left us a very thoughtful card and bottle of champagne as we were visiting on ...Read More
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location
The cottage was lovely: well equipped, clean, in good condition and with great views.
The cottage is just beautiful and sits in a most wonderful location right on the shores of Loch Long. All amenities are ...Read More
Beautiful well maintained cottage .. fabulous location