About the home
4 STAR GRADING WITH VISIT SCOTLAND.
Mallowdale Cottage is situated 5 miles north of Largs in the coastal village of Skelmorlie. This spacious cottage is set in 1.5 acres of peaceful gardens with stunning views over Bute, Arran and the Cowal peninsula.
The cottage is well situated for ferries to Millport, Rothesay and Dunoon as well as train services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayr. Skelmorlie is ideally located for the golf lover having over 100 courses within a 30 mile radius including some of the best links, championship and municipal courses in the world.
With 3 marinas within a 10 minute drive sailing enthusiasts can enjoy day charters on the beautiful Firth of Clyde and the magnificent Kyles of Bute.
Mallowdale was formerly owned by John Brown the famous Clydebank shipbuilder who built the Queen
Elizabeth, Queen Mary and the QE2.
The spacious accommodation comprises of living room, large dining kitchen, 2 double bedrooms twin, and 2 bathrooms.
Although attached to the main house the cottage has its’ own entrance and parking.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Meigle, Skelmorlie, 2km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Please note there is also a travel cot available for guests.
GUESTBOOK FOR MALLOWDALE COTTAGE
Beautiful spacious accommodation. Lovely welcome. All enjoyed our stay here although too short. Will highly recommend. Stayed 22 to 25 July 2012 The Broughton Family, Newark/HighWycombe.
Just wanted to drop you a line and say how wonderful the cottage is. We had a fantastic time Linda & John. Excellent holiday. Stayed 10 to17 August 2012 Pascal, Gerda & Kilian, Belgium.
Well what can we say? Fantastic! Everything we could possibly need and more! 10 out of 10!
Stayed 17 to 25th August 2012 Chris, Helen, Lewis & Robbie, Northumberland.
Fantastic house with every home comfort, thank you Linda & John keep in touch.
Stayed 25 to 31 August 2012 Tony & Cecilia, Carluke, Scotland.
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Ayrshire region
GLASGOW SCIENCE MUSEUM
Pacific Quay Glasgow G51 1EA
0871 540 1000
Science Mall, IMAX Cinema and Planetarium
Summer Opening Hours from 30th March 2009
Open every day from 10am to 5pm
Winter Opening Hours from 1st November 2009
Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT
Phone: 0141 287 2720
The Museum of Transport in the Kelvin Hall is one of the most popular museums of transport in the British Isles. It attracts half a million visitors a year. It was founded in 1964 and houses many exhibits of national and international importance.
The museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars. They include such world-famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.
The breadth of the collection is impressive. It features all forms of transport from horse-drawn vehicles to fire engines, from motorcycles to caravans. Even toy cars and prams are included.
THE BURRELL COLLECTION
Pollok Country Park
Glasgow, G43 1AT
Phone: 0141 287 2550
Sir William Burrell and his wife, Constance, Lady Burrell gifted his collection of over 9,000 works of art to Glasgow in 1944. The city acquired one of the greatest collections created by one person. William Burrell had been an art collector since his teens, and the collection is made up of a vast array of works of all periods and from all over the world.
At the Burrell Collection you can wander round important collections of medieval art, tapestries, alabasters, stained glass and English oak furniture. There are many European paintings, including works by Degas and Cézanne, an important collection of Islamic art, and modern sculpture including works by Epstein and Rodin. Children will be fascinated by the works from days of long ago - we have a fine collection of works from ancient China, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Architectural features from the collection have been integrated into the structure of the building. You can walk under arches built for medieval lords and ladies. There are also reconstructions of rooms from Sir William’s home, furnished in gothic style with items from the collection.
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
Kelvingrove is a very special museum. For generations of people from Glasgow and the surrounding neighbourhoods, it has a deep, personal significance linked with every stage of their lives. Visits to ‘the art galleries’ are highlights of childhood memories; many people did their courting there; parenthood and grandparenthood see the cycle begin again.
Visitors develop favourites, which, like old friends, they drop in to see whenever they get a chance. And although everyone thinks their cherished local institution is special, the sense of Kelvingrove’s uniqueness is backed up by facts – it is the largest civic museum and art gallery in the UK, with collections of international importance.
Prior to closure, Kelvingrove’s annual total of one million visits made it in absolute terms the most-visited museum in Scotland, and the sixth most-visited museum in Britain
HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER
"...it exhibits an absolutely original character, unlike anything else known..." Hermann Muthesius, Critic 1901
In 1901, Glasgow’s most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh entered a competition to design a ‘House for an Art Lover’. The competition was set by a German design magazine which sought entries to design ‘a grand house in a thoroughly modern style’, and challenged architects to develop ideas which were fresh and innovative. Mackintosh worked on his submission together with his new wife, Margaret Macdonald, a decorative artist. The result was a portfolio of outstanding designs,which have since been admired by Mackintosh enthusiasts throughout the world.
Whilst the Mackintoshs’ entry was disqualified from the competition on the grounds of late submission, the designs were awarded a special prize for “their pronounced personal quality, their novel and austere form and the uniform configuration of interior and exterior.”
For the first time, Mackintosh and Macdonald were allowed complete freedom of artistic expression, their designs not conforming to client specification and demand.
Hermann Muthesius, architect and critic, writing in the preface to the later published porfolio of competition designs, praised the design of the House: 'it exhibits an absolutely original character, unlike anything else known.'
It is tempting to speculate whether, had Mackintosh submitted his entries to deadline, he would have won this competition.
Creating the House
Charles Rennie Mackintosh's competition entry has been admired by scholars and Mackintosh enthusiasts alike over the last century. The spirit and tenacity of consulting engineer, Graham Roxburgh, led to the idea of building the House in the late eighties. Over one hundred years after the designs were first created, the House now stands completed in Bellahouston Park.
Roxburgh was responsible for the refurbishment of adjacent Craigie Hall which contains original Mackintosh interiors. His dream to build the House for an Art Lover became a reality in 1989 when building work began. However, recession in the early Nineties forced the project to be temporarily halted. Building work resumed in 1994, revived by a collaboration between Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow School of Art. It is a fitting tribute that one of Mackintosh's most impressive and respected commissions, the Glasgow School of Art, is linked to the House for an Art Lover, with its pioneering postgraduate Digital Design Studio, gaining the House a reputation as an international centre of excellence for the visual arts.
Situated within the beautiful landscape of Bellahouston Park, House for an Art Lover today represents one of Glasgow's most popular visitor attractions and provides spectacularly unique private dining facilities.
Making Mackintosh's concept a reality has provided a challenge and learning process for the many contemporary artists and crafts people who have contributed to the project. As a result, House for an Art Lover represents a unique amalgamation of historic and contemporary craft and design work
THE HILL HOUSE HELENSBURGH
About the property
The Hill House is considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation. Sitting high above the Clyde, it is home to original Mackintosh furniture and interior design and also has attractive formal gardens designed recognisably in the Mackintosh style.
A visually stunning example of Mackintosh's domestic architecture and interior design
A beautiful garden sympathetically restored to the early design suggested by Mackintosh
A traditional Scottish home with modern aspirations, filled with original Mackintosh-designed furniture
throughout the family rooms of the house
The Largs / Skelmorlie area
Mount Stuart is Britain's most astounding Victorian gothic mansion. Home to the Stuarts of Bute, descendants of the Royal House of Stuart, this magnificent house sits proudly on the Isle of Bute - ancient stronghold of Scottish kings.
The flamboyant house and its 300 acres of gardens reflect the artistic, religious and astrological interests of the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Although still a family home, it provides a spectacular private venue for luxury weddings, exclusive parties and corporate events.
Open daily from 1st May to 30th September
11.00am - 5.00pm Sunday to Friday
10.00am - 2.30pm Saturday only
The Gardens & Visitor Centre
10.00am - 6.00pm
Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR Scotland
Tel: 01700 503877 Fax: 01700 505313
Scotland’s most famous café, restaurant & ice cream parlour has re-opened following a multi £m refurbishment that has seen the landmark art deco building restored to is past glory with a new contemporary feel, together with sumptuous surroundings and fabulous ambience make it the place to visit.
Open 7 days a week, our opening times are:
9am – 10pm - Café
9am -10pm - Retail Ice Cream Parlour & Italian Bakery
12 noon – late - Ristorante Pizzeria
Ayrshire Coastal Path
The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. The southern end of the Ayrshire Coastal Path now also connects to the Lochryan Coastal Path at Glenapp.
Due to our simple strategy of linking existing natural beaches and walkable shore terrain by means of field-edge paths, wrack roads, existing farm tracks, promenades and old railway track - only short stretches of path have needed to be restored or built.
From top to bottom over the sea, the total length of the County of Ayrshire is 55 miles, while its curved coastline measures 84 miles (134 km). Fortuitously, the topography of the broad bights of Ayr and Irvine Bays, with their low-lying hinterland, provides an almost uninterrupted beach walk from Largs to Girvan - almost three-quarters of the entire route. However, from Glen App to Girvan, Dunure to Ayr and north of Largs, the going can be rough over hill tracks and rocky shores.
The Ayrshire Coastal Path is essentially a practical ‘route’ rather than a laid-out formal path.
Especially in the south, it is primarily a path suitable only for well-equipped agile walkers, since many stretches along cliff-tops and rough stony beaches are not suitable for cyclists or horses.
South of Glenapp it connects with the Lochryan Coastal Path which takes walkers as far as Stranraer and the Southern Upland Way.
Features on the route
Fantastic Coastal Scenery - ever-changing vistas - especially from South to North.
Wildlife - wild flowers, 135 species of bird listed in the Guide Book , seals, otters, roe deer and foxes.
Peace and Quiet - small fishing villages such as Ballantrae, Maidens and Dunure.
Heritage Sites: Ayrshire has a tremendous range of historical sites, from the fantastic - like Tam o Shanter’s Auld Brig o Doon and ‘Sawney Bean’s Cave’ at Bennane Head; to the factual - such as historic Turnberry, Culzean, Dunure, Greenan, Dundonald, Seagate, Ardrossan, Portencross and Kelburn Castles, many of which are on the route - as are the Maritime Museum in Irvine and Vikingar in Largs.
Others only require a small detour - e.g. the Burns Heritage Centre at Alloway; the Smugglers’ Path from Troon to Dundonald Castle; and Kilwinning Abbey. In Ayr, St John’s Tower, Cromwell’s Fort, Loudoun Hall, Lady Cathcart’s House, the Auld Kirk and the Auld Brig, are all within a few yards of the Tourist Office in Sandgate.
History, Beauty, Mystery, Adventure
The family home of the Earls of Glasgow, Kelburn has long been an inspiration for adults and a paradise for children.
The castle, dating back to the 13th century, still lived in by the present Earl and family, is open to the public in July and August and provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of historical interest. The Kelburn Glen with its waterfalls and deep gorges is regarded as one of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands and leads to spectacular views over the islands of the Firth of Clyde.
Waterfront Leisure Centre
A Leisure Complex with a unique combination of ice and water thrills, with everything from a Tropical Wave Pool to an Ice Disco, a Curling Rink and the Longest Tyre Ride in the country.
The whole complex, complete with Fitness Studio, Health Suite, Dance Studio, Bar and Coffee House and even it's very own Aulds Restaurant, has been designed to cater for everyone's idea of fun. And to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy The Waterfront's unique facilities, we've made it easy to get to. Only thirty minutes away from the middle of Glasgow via the M8 and served by a variety of local buses and coaches. Its also accessible by trains to the nearby mainline station.
We've thought of everything at The Waterfront. All you and the family have to do is turn up and enjoy yourselves.
Waterfront Leisure Complex
How to get there
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Arriving by Car
From Glasgow take the M8/A8 to Greenock , then follow A78 towards Largs. On entering the village of Skelmorlie take the immediate left 50 metres after bridge-Station Hill. Continue to the top of the Station Hill and take a right turn at the crossroads, next left is Montgomerie Terrace and Mallowdale cottage is no.9 halfway along on left.
From Largs travel 5 miles north on the A78 to Skelmorlie. Take right hand turn after the Post Office up the Longhill. Take first right onto Montgomerie Terrace; Mallowdale Cottage is no. 9 which is approx halfway along on left.
Arriving by Rail
From Glasgow Central Station take the service to Wemyss Bay, Mallowdale Cottage is a 2 minute taxi journey, or a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively from Largs station the cottage is a 7 minutes by taxi.
Arriving by Air
From Glasgow airport onward travel can be by rail to Wemyss Bay or bus or car to Skelmorlie. From Prestwick airport travel by bus or car to Skelmorlie or by rail to Largs.
Arriving by Ferry
If arriving by ferry from Bute follow directions from Wemyss Bay station as above.
Activities near Largs
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||13 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 545||-||-||Flexible|
|High Season||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 645||-||-||Flexible|
|5 Jan 13||28 Mar 13||£ 545||-||-||1 Night|
|High Season||28 Mar 13||16 Apr 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Night|
|Low Season||16 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 545||-||-||1 Night|
|High Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Night|
|Low Season||1 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 545||-||-||1 Night|
|High Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 645||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
4 STAR GRADING WITH VISIT SCOTLAND
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You are able to book the cottage by telephone, e-mail or letter. We will reserve the cottage exclusively allowing you 7 days to forward the deposit
The balance should be settled eight weeks prior to your arrival. In the event of undue delay in our receiving the balance we reserve the right to cancel the booking. Our cancellation terms will apply.
Please note : In the case of reservations made within eight weeks of your arrival the full rental is due.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Arrival - No earlier than 4pm please.
Departure - The cottage should be vacated no later than 10am.
Note: We know that you will find the cottage prepared to the highest possible standard. This is due to the consideration of prior guests as well as our efforts on change-over day.
We provide all bed linen and towels.
Your rate includes all heating and electricity.
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
GUESTBOOK FOR MALLOWDALE COTTAGE
22-25th July 2012 - Beautiful spacious accommodation. Lovely welcome. All enjoyed our stay here although too short. Will recommend highly!
Broughton Family Newark/High Wycombe.
10 - 17th August 2012 - Just wanted to drop you a line and say how wonderful the cottage is. We had a fantastic time,excellent holiday.
Pascal, Gerda and Kilian, Belgium.
17th - 25th August 2012 - Well what can we say? Fantastic! Everything we could possibly need and more! 10 out of 10. We have enjoyed our stay at Mallowdale.
Chris, Helen, Lewis and Robbie, Northumberland.
25th - 31st August 2012. Fantastic house with every home comfort. Thank you Linda & John. Keep in touch.
Tony and Cecilia, Carluke, Scotland.
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