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The Nest

Loch Long, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

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Sleeps: 4/9 Bedrooms: 5
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The Nest is a traditional, detached cottage occupying an idyllic position right on the shore of Loch Long in the little settlement of Portincaple near Helensburgh (9.5 miles) in Argyll.

Wonderful loch views can be admired from most of the house and, in particular, from the drawing room where the bay window really showcases the vista. The drawing room is warmed by an attractive open fire and it leads through to a conservatory/sunroom from which French doors lead out to a lovely raised deck area with seating to watch the boats bobbing out on the loch from.

At the heart of the spacious kitchen is a huge range cooker that makes short work of whipping up culinary delights and the sitting room is dominated by an open fire that sits in an ornate Art Nouveau fireplace. The Art Nouveau touches continue in the hallway where there is a beautiful stained glass window and there is also a formal dining room and modern family bathroom on this level.

Two of the bedrooms (both doubles) are downstairs and a cast iron spiral staircase leads upstairs where there are three further bedrooms, two doubles and a single, that have coombed ceilings and share a handy WC and cosy central seating area.

Extensive gardens with lots of mature trees and plants surround the house and lead right down to the water’s edge where you can fish directly from the shore or simply admire the light dancing on the water.

Map & Local

A few shops and eateries can be found in Garelochhead (1.5 miles) that is on part of the Three Lochs Way walking trail that can be followed in either direction taking in Gare Loch, Loch Lomond and Loch Long within its 34 mile route.

The attractive seaside town of Helensburgh (9.5 miles) has a sand and shingle beach that is lovely to walk along and perhaps do some paddling. The town is known for its connections to Charles Rennie Mackintosh whose famous Hill House dating back to 1904 still stands to this day as a fine example of his forward thinking design work.

Golfers are very well catered for as there are several golf courses to choose from nearby. Helensburgh has an 18 hole course and there are also courses at Cardross (14 miles) and Alexandria (18.5 miles).

Just 4 miles away is the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park where there are a whole host of outdoor activities with everything from walking, hiking and mountain climbing to watersports, cycling and mountain biking.

It is less than an hour’s drive to bustling Glasgow or simply jump on the train at Garelochhead and arrive into the city centre in just over an hour without the hassle of finding parking. As well as all the shops, pubs and restaurants you could wish for, Glasgow has cultural sights such as Glasgow Cathedral, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Riverside Museum to visit.

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.




(6 steps up to front door)
Sitting room with TV and open fire
Kitchen with range range oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave, etc
Drawing room with open fire
Dining room
Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over (2 steps up).


Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £50 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (log/coal starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of two dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please note: For The Nest, the tariff for 4 persons is for use of the downstairs double bedrooms only.



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

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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 4 Sleeps 9
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £995.00 £1,095.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £995.00 £1,095.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £795.00 £895.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £995.00 £1,095.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £695.00 £795.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,395.00 £1,395.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £695.00 £795.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £795.00 £895.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £995.00 £1,095.00
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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.

For The Nest, the tariff for 4 persons is for use of the downstairs double bedrooms only.


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