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The Croft

Loch Long, near Helensburgh

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Looking for something a bit different? If you are adventurous, embrace nature and love fantastic sunsets then The Croft is the place for you.

Quick Info

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

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.

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. Parking for The Croft is in the designated car park near the gate entrance. For guests with a 4x4, access to The Croft is possible via the beach.

Map & Local

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

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Open plan sitting room/dining kitchen with multi-fuel stove, Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth wireless speakers, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

Upstairs

Galleried double bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Sets of towels (per person)
Free
WiFi
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric underfloor heating and multi-fuel stove (starter pack and one basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

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
2024
Price

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £650.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £695.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £595.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £550.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £595.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £650.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £650.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £550.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £595.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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05-Jul-2024

OMG, we had the most amazing time at the Croft. The Croft itself is just beautiful, everything you need is ready and wa...

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30-Jun-2024

Excellent cottage in an unique location. Wonderful host. Well appointed cottage. Breathtaking views and amazing wildlif...

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18-Jun-2024

Extremely comfortable and clean cottage, had everything we needed. Wonderful location with stunning view. Great place to...

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22-Feb-2024

We visited The Croft during both storms Isha and Jocelyn and the cottage was a wonderfully snug, comfortable and warm lo...

Our response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - great to hear that the Scottish weather was nae bother!

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20-Mar-2024

Well appointed and modern cottage with amazing views; we already miss watching the tide come and go.

Our response:

Many thanks for your review - there is definitely something quite mesmerizing about the comings and goings of the tides.

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