The Old Dairy
About the home
The Old Dairy is part of East Cambusmoon Farm, a 5 acre smallholding at the southern end of the world famous Loch Lomond. Renovated in 2012 to highly sustainable standards and powered by renewable energy, the cottage offers superb levels of comfort and is well equipped for families and groups.
For a break during your stay from our rural tranquility, Scotland’s two largest cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible and provide many wonderful diversions including excellent museums and cultural interest.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Balloch (Loch Lomond), 7km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
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:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The Old Dairy is open plan in design and provides a comfortable, sociable living space. The kitchen area is modern and well equipped for your holiday needs with an electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine alongside a wide selection of pots, pans, utensils and kitchenware.
The dramatic double height space and open plan layout of the kitchen, dining and sitting areas provides a great area for families and friends, and is drenched with natural light through the large windows which look out onto open countryside and hills beyond. Whether enjoying the views while lingering over breakfast or sitting by the wood-burning stove in the evening, The Old Dairy has been designed for comfort during your holiday whatever the season.
Further details outdoors:
Outside the patio area adjoins fields and has long views towards The Campsie hills. Low shrub planting has been undertaken to create an area for increased biodiversity. Garden table and seating is provided along with a barbecue for those long summer evenings.
There is a selection of herbs for your use and eggs from the owner's hens are available (in season).There is ample car parking for several cars with some parking under cover. There is also a storage area for bicycles and trailers should you be bringing those with you.
Welcome goodies will be placed in the cottage for your arrival. A basket of logs and kindling is provided free of charge for the wood burning stove. Duvets, bed linen, bathroom towels and tea towels are also provided.
Children are important guests at East Cambusmoon Farm. We like to leave a basket of age appropriate toys and books for the younger ones.
If someone in your party has mobility or access issues please check for further information and call us to discuss your specific needs.
Sorry but there is no smoking at the property and we do not permit pets.
Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of a completed booking form together with a deposit of 25% of the total price. The balance is payable no later than six weeks prior to arrival. We accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or paypal. If you have any questions please contact us.
The Central Scotland / Strathclyde / Stirling County region
Dunbartonshire is the gateway between the Clyde estuary, with its rich industrial heritage, and the rugged highlands to the north marked by Scotland's first National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
The abrupt change of scenery from lowland to highland is marked by the highland boundary fault line, a geological coming together of two historic continents to form Britain as we know it, manifested in a series of linear islands within the southern part of Loch Lomond which are rich in natural heritage.
Aside from the plethora of outdoor and sporting activities around and about, we are spoilt by an abundance of nearby cultural and historical attractions which celebrate our area's history, past and recent, and its importance in shaping Scotlands place in modern society.
Tourist information is provided in the cottage for a huge variety of places to visit such as castles at Stirling and Dumbarton, museums and galleries including the superb Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Riverside Museum (transport) in Glasgow, and marvellous houses such as Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House in nearby Helensburgh.
For those interested in the world of whisky our nearest distilleries are Glengoyne (the slowest distilled single malt) and Auchentoshan (triple distilled), both of which offer award winning tours.
The Loch Lomond National Park / Gartocharn area
Curlew Cottage is superbly well placed to explore this wonderfully scenic area. Outdoor and sporting activities abound with golf, walking, cycling and water sports well provided for locally. Scotland’s two largest cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible and provide many wonderful diversions including excellent museums and cultural interest. The iconic Loch Lomond is within walking distance and one of th best views of the Loch is from Duncryne Hill, the top of which is just 20 minutes walk from the front door.
How to get there
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Glasgow International Airport is our nearest airport and is about a 35 minute drive away, whilst Prestwick and Edinburgh International airports are each about a 70 minute drive away. All are well served by the low cost airlines whilst Glasgow and Prestwick are also served by BA and BMI.
Activities near Loch Lomond National Park
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
16 May 2013
Lovely place to stay - beautiful place, very quiet and the blackout blind in bedroom made it a good place to sleep.We appreciated the freshly baked bread, free-range eggs and stove laid ready to... more
Lovely to hear from you and glad you liked the welcome goodies. I'm glad the cottage kept you warm and cosy despite the wild weather outside! Very best wishes and we look forward to welcoming... more
10 May 2013
Our stay in 'The Old Diary' was extremely pleasant. It has all the modern features you would expect from such well-appointed accommodation. We particularly enjoyed the modern stove, which... more
It was a pleasure to meet you and your young family and thank you for booking with us again so quickly for next year. Glad you found everything to your liking. Very best wishes, Deborah
22 Feb 2013
My boyfriend and I went to the old dairy for a weekend away from the city. The location of this cottage is lovely. We arrived at night, drove up the farm track and saw the little cottage waiting for... more
Thanks for such a lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet the two of you and we hope you manage another weekend break soon. Very best wishes, Deborah
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Winter||2 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 600||£ 100||£ 120||2 Nights|
|Christmas||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Winter/Early Spring||4 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 600||£ 100||£ 120||2 Nights|
|Spring||23 Mar 13||24 May 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 130||3 Nights|
|Early Summer||24 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 800||£ 120||£ 150||3 Nights|
|Summer||28 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 900||£ 130||£ 170||3 Nights|
|Late Summer||30 Aug 13||27 Sep 13||£ 800||£ 120||£ 150||3 Nights|
|Autumn||27 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 130||3 Nights|
|Early Winter||25 Oct 13||20 Dec 13||£ 600||£ 100||£ 120||2 Nights|
|Christmas||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The prices quoted are per cottage per week. Weekly bookings are from Friday (arriving after 4pm) to Friday (departing by 10am). Outside the busier periods, Curlew Cottage may be available for short breaks. This will usually be for Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4nights). Please telephone for prices and to discuss availability.
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