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The cottage with path to the river.

Chalet / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Chalet / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Sunny, self-contained, secluded and private cottage with a view from the deck over the River Leven and a private gate giving you access to Loch Lomond in 10 minutes in one direction or a longer walk (or cycle) to Dumbarton the other.

Available for a minimum of 2 nights.

Freshly decorated, newly furnished and brand new mattress and memory foam pillows for 2015.

Easy to get to with or without a car.

Quiet and private setting with off-street parking within the town of Balloch.

Only a few minute's walk from Balloch station with a half-hourly service to Glasgow and beyond, 7 days a week. Change at Dumbarton for the Oban / Fort William Harry Potter line.

There is a bus stand with links to Stirling, Balmaha (for Ben Lomond).

Balloch is on the route for the Glasgow to Fort William Citylink bus.

There is a large Co-operative supermarket 5 minute's walk away open 7am to 10pm 7 days/week.

10 minutes walk to Lomond Shores, a quality shopping centre with a Sealife Centre and a tourist office.

There is a taxi stance by the station.

There are plenty of good walks through an 80 hectare Country Park or up the west side of Loch Lomond towards Luss.

The more adventurous traveler can access the stunning Trossachs National Park for ample walking / hiking / cycling / sailing / canoeing opportunities.

Set in the wooded grounds of our lovingly restored 1902 house, yet only a few minute's walk from Balloch train station which has a half-hourly service to Glasgow city centre.

Bright and contemporary, the cottage is open-plan, divided into sitting area, kitchen, and bedroom with a separate bathroom. French doors open onto a deck overlooking the river.

The kitchen is fully equipped for all your self-catering needs with electric cooker with double oven and 4-ring halogen hob, large fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine, and all glassware, cookware, crockery, and cutlery. For more adventurous chefs and bakers I can provide other items.

Fresh linen and fluffy towels will be provided. The cottage has electric radiators and is very snug.

There is a WiFi transmitter in the cottage providing a fast and reliable connection.

There is an LCD Free-View TV/DVD player and a selection of DVDs. The TV has an A/V input and an HDMI socket so if you bring your laptop/tablet and a cable you can use it to watch your movies.

Fisherwood Cottage sleeps 2 adults. It is not suitable for children or pets.

Tea, fresh milk, and biscuits, a guest guide and local tourist attractions leaflets will be provided upon your arrival. We will stay available to help you organize your day outs and with anything else you might need.

In the summer there is plenty of wild garlic growing by the door - help yourself and use the leaves in cooking or salads. You'll see from the photographs that there is an area to sit and have a BBQ. You can either use an instant BBQ or we can lend you a small grill for use with charcoal.

There is a wide choice of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs within walking distance if you do not feel like cooking.

There are lots of walks around the loch from here, or a 4km walk along the riverside to Dumbarton Castle and Maritime Museum.

Balloch has seven pubs and numerous restaurants, all within 10 minutes walk. There is often live (folk) music in the Doghouse pub, see below.

If you need space for extra guests please ask, there is also a double bedroom with adjacent shower room in the house that may be available.

FINDING LOCAL MUSIC & EVENTS

(Holiday Lettings won't allow web links so we have shown the words you need to type into a search engine using "".)

There are two pubs in Balloch that offer live music, you can check on their sites: "maclay inns" then put "balloch" into 'town'.

Further afield (you need a car) is 'Pub of the Year 1705' - The "Drovers Inn at Inverarnan" at the north end of the loch or, on the east side of the loch, "The Oak Tree at Balmaha".

There are two main events listing magazines for Glasgow:

"the list glasgow"

"the skinny" which tends to list more informal free events

FINDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCH

lochlomond-trossachs dot org

Most of the castles in Scotland belong to the Crown: "historic scotland". Historic houses, sites, and gardens around Scotland are managed by the National Trust Scotland: "national trust scotland". Both organizations offer 3-day passes - individual entry can be expensive. Check their sites.

MOST IMPORTANT: When you book you'll get the address and directions. You can use SatNav/GPS to get to Balloch but then PLEASE FOLLOW OUR DIRECTIONS. GPS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG PLACE! There is no house number and we are NOT in Fisherwood Road.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Helensburgh 13 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow International Airport 26 km, Nearest railway: Balloch Central 250 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The West Dunbartonshire region

Situated only 30km from Glasgow, yet in a rural location, and not far from the western highlands.

Balloch

The cottage is located in Balloch, part of the 'Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park'

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Review 1-10 of 14

19 Jan 2014

5/5

"Just what we were looking for"

A few quiet days away to ourselves is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is very clean and very well kitted out. We had no disturbances and felt very relaxed. The weather was pretty bad (but that's what we were expecting) so we spent a lot of time in the cottage, chilling out, watching movies, eating junk. its the perfect place to do this. Didn't want to leave. would definitely go back.

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