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Self-Catering Garelochhead

Heatherbank Coastal Cottage in Garelochhead, Argyll and the Isles

From: €371 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Heatherbank Coastal Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Heatherbank is a single storey cottage on the edge of Garelochhead village in Argyllshire. The cottage has a double room, a shower room, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with sofabed. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and a garden to the front with patio and mountain views. Apart from the many Munros offering superb walking, Garelochhead is close to Helensburgh, a popular and busy seaside resort. Heatherbank is an easy walk from the shores of Gare Loch and the amenities of the village, and Loch Lomond is within easy reach.

Garelochhead is a small village at the head of Gare Loch, a large sea loch known for sailing and sea angling. The village has a selection of shops and pubs, and is close to great walking, munro-bagging and golf. Loch Lomond is within easy reach.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Electric heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine,, BBQ, Hot Tub, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Gardens to the front, side and rear. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: The road leading to the property is of good quality.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

February 2020
Heatherbank is a lovely cottage set in woodland about 15 minutes walk from Garelochead village The last 100 yards or so to access the cottage is along a forest road. The road is badly potholed in parts but drive slowly and you'll be fine. The cottage itself is very warm and cosy Both main rooms have dual aspect so are bright and airy The gardens and (large) decking area with hot tub are lovely and (being to one side of the cottage) are very secluded. Garelochead has two mini markets, a chinese takeaway, cafe and a pub (the Anchor Inn) which is a friendly pub with good food.There is a local bus service which runs ever half hour or so into Helensburgh (20 mins) We had a very relaxing stay and would highly reccomend the cottage
Miss Summers
February 2020
Heatherbank is a beautiful cottage, I was bit expecting that view from the deck, stunning! !
February 2020
Road rather difficult.. Bathroom small.not fun top marks.
Mr Bullen, February 2020
February 2020
Lovely cosy and warm cottage Lounge and bedroom are dual aspect so rooms are bright and airy The decking area with the hot tub is large and set to the side of the cottage and is secluded with good views across the hills Parking right at the front door giving easy loading and unloading of the car.. We appreciated the friendly welcome from Dougie (and the welcome pack !) It's an easy 15 minute walk to the village which has 2 mini markets and a decent pub - The Anchor Inn is a friendly place with good pub grub Also recommend the Chinese takeaway in the village There is a local bus service which runs every half hour or so into Helensburgh (20 min journey) Note that there is not a freezer in the kitchen although the additional fridge in the outside shed has a freezer compartment. The forest track leading to the cottage has a few potholes and is quite narrow but it's only a few yards and if you drive slowly then should not be a problem
Mr Currans, February 2020
January 2020
Beautiful clean cottage.. Were welcomed by the owner and shown around on where everything is and how it worked. The welcome pack was lovely and to top it Dougie also got us a bottle of champagne along with a balloon as we came there for our honeymoon. Loved everything about the place with the hot tub as an added and welcome extra.
Ms Scott, January 2020
November 2019
Was really peaceful and relaxing time for my family
May 2019
The shower cubical & shower room are very small, so quite a struggle fo my tall husband, Dishes to use for cooking ie microwave..
Mrs Salthouse
March 2019
We have just returned from a lovely peaceful week at Heatherbank.. This beautiful cottage, set in a tranquil position, had everything we could wish for, we even had the company of four deer on more than one occasion. A more than generous welcome pack was very much appreciated. There was an excellent array of information offering ideas for things to do and places to visit as well as a huge selection of cd's, dvd's and books. Loch Lomond and the Trossocks National Park was only a short drive away and well worth a visit as the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. A beautiful property set in a beautiful location.
Mrs Huyton
February 2019
I have already made my feelings known by email, thank you.. Basically it is not FULLY refurbished and the entry road is not easy to get up/down in a hatchback that is built for speed. No casserole dishes etc. just pans. Lounge great. Towels great.
Mr Kerfoot
December 2018
The peace, solitude and rural surroundings.. Quiet remote and well appointed. I would return here again for a restful visit and maybe next time if the weather is better experience a few countryside walks.
Mr Parker Wooding
August 2018
Lovely and well equipped cottage, and Dougie has provided with ample pamphlets and material showcasing the attractions for the surrounding area.. We used it as a base to explore places as far as Iona, Staffa and Mull, the Dunoon Peninsula, Oban, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The driveway up to the cottage was fine for our little Clio in a low gear. The Wi-Fi and Sky TV were bonuses!
Mr Allen
May 2018
Nice clean cottage, well equipped, access roadway needs to be improved.. The cottage would not suit a family with young toddlers due to on going works in the garden area.
September 2017
Heatherbank, is a nice well located quiet cottage, close enough to Garelochhead to pop to the shops, but far enough out to be a quiet tranquil retreat. Due to the nice thick external walls you only need minimum heating on to keep the living areas warm. Dougie is a very pleasant host, who provides a nice welcome pack on arrival. He is currently working on installing a hot tub on site, which should be very nice. The cottage is ideally suited for days out with Fort William, Edinburgh being a reasonable drive away, and Helensburgh, Glasgow and Balloch all within a short drive. There have been many comments about the drive way. It is clear that a lot of work has gone in to this driveway and it is perfectly drivable and I had no issues with it.
September 2017
Cottage going to have hot tub in next couple of weeks..
Mr Garbe
May 2017
We have married near by the cottage and have a great time there.. The Landlord of the Cottage is very friendly and helpful...
Mrs Smith
April 2017
The track leading up to the cottage is very rough and more suited to a 4x4 than a family car..
March 2017
Nice cottage fitted to a high standard ideal for a couple. Dougie, the owner, very helpful and welcoming. Cannot fault the cottage. Location is excellent for touring the west and Argyll, the village has basic facilities but Helensburgh is a 15 min drive and has supermarkets, Boots etc and all you need. Train service from Helensburgh to Glasgow/Edinburgh every 30 mins and very convenient if you wish to go that way. The access track mentioned by others is a little narrow and steep in places but would only trouble you if you drive a 10 foot wide car so dont be concerned. One tip: The water pressure is high so if you turn the tap on too far you will need a change of clothes..:-) Nice play to stay...dont hesitate.
March 2017
Fabulous location, great for access to Loch Lomond and the coast.. Track surface to property a bit of a challenge, uneven and pot holed, but didn't detract from holiday. Welcome pack was a nice touch.
Rosie F
December 2016
We booked this cottage for a week and were so pleased to have found it. It was the the jewel in the crown for us on our holiday touring Scotland. It was immaculately clean and warm on arrival and there was also a lovely welcome pack of local produce waiting for us. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with plenty of CDs, DVDs, books and games to use during your stay. It is located in a wonderfully quiet location and we were delighted when the deer came for a visit (unfortunately they were after the heathers that Dougie had planted). We met Dougie, the owner and he couldn't have been more helpful and is continually working to improve to garden area. If we ever return to Scotland, there's nowhere else we would choose to stay.
Mr Ellis
September 2016
The cottage is well equipped, clean and modern.. There are two disadvantages: 1. The approach lane is rough and steep - not good on tyres 2, The wash basin in the shower room is very small and tucked under a large mirror cabinet so that it is difficult to wash one's face. I suggested to the owner that it would be better to replace the cabinet with a wall mirror as the window shelf is sufficient to accommodate any toiletries. He agreed that that might be the answer as others have commented in the visitors; book
June 2016
Having read other reviews of this cottage the only thing worrying me was the rough track leading up to the property as I was hiring a car but to my surprise the track has been recently re-done and was no problem getting up. The owner of the property, Dougie was also very nice and helpful, he has also done a lot of work on the garden which you cannot see in the pictures on the sykes website, it has a nice patio with table and chairs and pretty flower beds, a lovely place to sit and admire the view which is great. The cottage itself was very clean, comfortable and well equiped with a lovely welcome pack.
Miss Uber
October 2015
Perfect size and location! In beautiful greenery and up the hill, Heatherbank was a great fit! Thanks so much for everything!
Melanie H
January 2015
Nestled up a winding steep track between waterfalls and woodland the cottage was a glorious little find. Well equipped and Dougie a very thoughtful host. We received a complimentary basket of local goods, milk, bread and wine. Well thought out in its facilities and very comfortable. We loved this little quiet retreat and will come back to explore further afield as we only got as far as along the loch side as we had a relaxed trip to visit family in nearby Dumbarton. Lots to see and do, with Glasgow a train ride away... We will be back and thank you Dougie. Can't wait to return to see what you have done with the garden as when is is sorted it will be perfect! So peaceful and relaxing.
Miss Bradbury
September 2014
A beautiful cottage with really nice fittings and equipment, lovely welcome pack and great selection of DVDs and books. The owner was really helpful and the location great. Would definitely recommend this place.
Mrs Ekins
July 2014
We felt the cottage was nice enough to be a permanent home and had a perfect holiday.
Ms Bacchus
April 2014
The cottage itself was immaculate and contemporary, plus on arrival a very welcome 'Welcome Pack' greeted us. The garden seems to be a work in progress but was natural and not manicured or landscaped which we felt would spoil its natural surroundings with woods climbing upwards at the back and views to the front to die for. With the sound of streams and bird song, for us it was a little piece of heaven! We didn't mind the short walk from where we parked to the cottage as it added to the experience which included passing over a small wooden bridge with a very loud but pretty stream rushing beneath it. As an added bonus we had beautiful sunshine for a few days too. So a big thank you to the owner from two very happy and now totally chilled out holiday makers!
Hannu H
January 2014
We (three jolly fellows) arrived on Saturday afternoon to this cottage. Fist issue was that we did not dare to climb up the access road with rental Ford Focus Wagon - we were afraid it would get damaged - no grip when climbing slowly and with higher speed the bumps would most likely damage the car. So we parked the car in a small offroad place about half way to cottage. After couple of days neighbours (local people living close to cottage) knocked our door and complained about our parking saying it is dangerous and adviced to park in the end of Linn Walk. We did not find our parking dangerous, but decided not to disagree. We did park the car there every time after that. No problems after that. Access road does not have any lights so it is a good idea to have a flashlight or something with you when walking the access road. The cottage itself was nice. Modern equipment, tidy and clean, heating worked nicely, enough towels and bed linen. The WiFi connection worked fine and came in handy, because the mobile network is not great in these areas. In Garelochhead you can find basic things like shop, pub, post office etc. There is a big military naval base in Garelochhead, but that doesn't bother the stay. Location of cottage is very good when exploring the Loch Lomond area or other nice places in nearby, also Helensburgh is about 7 miles away and there are more shops & restaurants and supermarket like Waitrose. It takes around 45 minutes to drive to Glasgow and the way there is quite straightforward through Helensburgh. We travelled one day also to Oban and Fort William and back to cottage. Other day we travelled to Glenturret (Famous Grouse) and Blair Athol Whisky Distilleries.
October 2013
The cottage was very well equipped. The welcome pack was much appreciated. It looks like the owner has plans for further enhancements. The approach road is rough, very rough and anything but a 4x4 will scrape the ground.
Mr Turcotte
August 2013
I was pleasantly surprised as to the spaciousness and cleanliness of the rental upon arrival, it was much larger than one might have guessed from the outside. Everything was rather new looking and clean and was easy to maintain and clean.
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