Gartocharn holiday cottage rental with internet access, air con and walking and log fire

Excellent 5/5

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The Old Dairy

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 244008

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Balloch (Loch Lomond) 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow International 32 km, Nearest railway: Balloch 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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, microwave 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.

Further details

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.

The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 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.


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.

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Review 1-10 of 31

20 May 2015


"a wonderful eco house"

A delightful and comfortable house with a large double room (space for a cot, provided) and a generous double room. Imaginative conversion containing all that one might need for a holiday - we had a lovely time there. The holiday was organised by the 'children' so I have little knowledge of the nitty gritty of reservation etc

Pleased you enjoyed your time in The Old Dairy and that you had such a comfortable stay in the cottage. We're glad your family had a great holiday here and enjoyed exploring the area. Best wishes Deborah

19 May 2015


"Fantastic cottage"

We highly recommend this lovely cottage with great views across the fields to the Campsies. The cottage is very comfortable, warm and well equipped. The kids loved it and wanted to stay! The welcome pack was very welcome indeed and a lovely touch. The kids really liked the fresh eggs and checking for them too. The cottage is in an excellent location if you want a base for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Also recommended is a trip up the Dumpling nearby, The views of the loch and mountains are superb.

Thank you very much for such a lovely review and we are so glad your whole family enjoyed The Old Dairy. It's great too that the children enjoyed their 'low food miles' eggs from the hens. Thank you for coming to stay. Very best wishes, Deborah

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