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Luxury cottages created within a 19th ct. steading, set in private parkland. - Rowan cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Rowan cottage

Rowan Cottage: One double bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room

The entry to the cottages is through the arch into the central court yard and each cottage has its own entrance door from the inner courtyard.

Rowan is a one bedroom cottage with a king size bed and memory mattress. The light open plan living area with its fully equipped L shaped kitchen area has a large west facing window giving views across the parkland to Ben Lomond. There is a round pine dining table with four chairs and a comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed for one adult or two children. The modern bathroom is fitted with a large shower unit. The cottage is suitable for partially disabled guests with wide doors.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a dishwasher, fan oven, a 4 ring ceramic hob, fridge and microwave.

Rowan cottage combines the perfect blend of modern convenience within a traditional setting.

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About the property

Finnich Steading Cottages

On line booking on own website :

The cottages have been created round the courtyard of the beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading which has recently undergone a total renovation programme. Each cottage has been rebuilt to the highest standards of convenience and comfort while retaining the character and features of the old buildings. In addition to the landscaped courtyard with its large communal games room, each cottage has access to an outdoor patio with views out over the woods and fields.

Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard with a large living area and wooden floors, a modern fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a living area with comfortable sofa beds and armchairs. All windows are double glazed with full length curtains or blinds and all are equipped with Sky TV, DVD/CD player and wifi. Each unit has a separate central heating system with ample supplies of hot water for the luxuriously fitted bathrooms and showers. There is a shared laundry and drying room with facilities for ironing.

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Property Manager
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Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About On line booking at

Andrew and Marguerite Dewar Durie bought this estate when Andrew moved to Scotland to run a large Whisky Company based in Dumbarton . His Family originally came from Fife and Andrew is the Chief of the Duries. He is also a member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.

If you are interested to trace back your ancestry, this is where you should base yourself.

Marguerite is Austrian and is an Interior Designer. She has planned and designed the beautiful cottages.

On line booking at purchased this cottage in 1992

Why On line booking at chose Drymen

Finnich Malise Estate had been little cared for for many years and presented a major and exciting challenge to us when we bought it. First priority was to repair and re-decorate the beautiful Georgian house and then to start recovering the parkland with its 200 year old trees. A separate project was to completely re build the derelict 19th century Steading buildings and convert them into 4 holiday cottages.

The projects continue with the recent planting of 9 ha of mixed Scottish woodland.

What makes this cottage unique

The uniqueness of the Finnich Malise estate which was evident to us when we first saw it, was its location. Close enough to Glasgow and Stirling but positioned in its own 200 acres of grounds to give total peace and tranquillity, with stunning views to the western North over the National Park and with easy access to Loch Lomond , 5 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Excellent central location.

Cottage extremely comfortable. Very much at home.

Estate walks great for our two rough collies especially first thing in mornings and late evenings.

Staff all very friendly and helpful.

We will be returning to Rowan Cottage.

We strongly recommend Finnich Cottages.
May 2014
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You can book directly on our website ,, or contact us through the contact details.
You can pay with Paypal( chargeable bank charges ) or simply with a bank transfer.

For short stays please contact the owner for availability and rates.

Heating between October and End of May will be charged at the metered rate. there is a thermostat in each unit to adjust the hea


Accommodation and facilities for Rowan cottagein Drymen in Stirling

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large corner shower cubicle with an excellent modern shower, a vanaity unit with ample storage space, a mirror cabinet and a WC. The bathroom has enough space for a wheelchair and there is only a very small step into the corner shower .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a king size bed with two bedsie tables, a cupboard with ample hanging space and a dressing table. From a large South facing window you have spectacular views over the fields to the rolling hills and in the distance (30 miles) you can see Ben Lomond. Because the steading building is set in its own grounds and the nearest public road is 2 miles away, you will have a wonderfully peaceful night . Sheep and birds will be the only sound you might hear.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has wheelchair access and as it is on one floor only it is suitable for disabled guests . There are plenty of scenic paths and a private road, where a wheelchair can be pushed safely. Please contact owner before booking to make sure that the cottage has everything you require .


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Rowan cottage
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful stay in an awesome cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was my second stay in three years (and I simply couldn´t come back last year to stay at the Finnich cottages because the location was sold out at that time). And of course: I will be back next year (fingers crossed)....

It is a truely beautiful place to stretch your legs. The cottages are fully equipped and even if you feel that something might be missing you can always ask the owners. They are very helpful and charming.

The surroundings are gorgeous (with the stunning views, the wonderful gardens, etc.).

I recommended the place to many of my friends already and to every reader of these lines: please visit.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning abode in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

Drive down the beautiful country driveway, step into a fantastic, clean and comfortable cottage - and feel right at home! Our view from the lounge overlooked green fields and distant mountains. Our view from the kitchen, towards a formal, paved courtyard surrounded by lovingly restored farm buildings. We were able to roam the grounds, relax or play a game of table tennis in the vast hall, or head off for some wonderful sight-seeing, including Stirling Castle. We also took the train from Balloch into Glasgow, an easy 45 minute ride. So convenient. So pleasurable.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely poetic review. Hope to see you here again sometimes in the future. Regards Marguerite Ps. We have now a new remote control! Sorry for the problem.
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It was a very nice stay in the cottage .

  • 5 of 5

It is a good point to explore the Scottish nature.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oak Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Oak Cottage surpassed expectations. It was very well equipped and finished to a high standard. We loved all the art work. The setting was fantastic - very tranquil and lots of birdsong. The terrace was a bonus and the culinary herbs a nice touch.There was lots to do in the surrounding area and we went for lots of great walks with the dogs.We would definitely visit again and will recommend Finnich Cottages to others.

Janice and Jenny Laird/ Carole Lang

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sophistication and charm in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome by the owners of this beautiful property was a great start to our short break, which Marguerite arranged for my wife and I at very short notice. The website although accurate in all respects did not do justice to actually being there and experiencing what the property and surrounding area had to offer. A must for travellers regardless of mode of transport as there is so much to see and do.

The information pack is extremely informative and sets the scene for planning activities or just exploring on your own.

We would certainly recommend Finnich cottages to family and friends as the saying goes "What you see is what you get, amd more!"

Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rowan cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our recent holiday in the Loch Lomond area was made complete by the excellent accomodation in the beautiful Rowan cottage. The cottage was equipped to the highest standard. It was modern, clean and exceptionally comfortable. The setting was idylic and very central for touring the surrounding areas. For those who wish to eat in, supplies were easily accessible and for those who prefer to be treated, nearby Drymen was a haven of fine eateries. Marguerite and Andrew could not have been more welcoming and helpful. It truly was a home from home.

Frances and Alan, Shetland

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
in village of Croftamie
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Strathendrick Golf Club, Buchanan Castle Golf Clu
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Main Station Glasgow
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Old Mill , Killearn
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Finnich Steading cottages are perfectly placed for visitors to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The Loch Lomond National Park provides a huge range of outdoor activities including water sports, hiking and biking. The famous West Highalnd Way passes through the charming village of Drymen a short distance away. Riding, golf on a variety of courses and fishing on the river Endrick can all be arranged nearby. The local area provides a range of friendly pubs and small restaurants, art galleries, a range of shops, and an excellent medical centre.

Glengoyne Distillery is only 3 miles away and caters for visitors seven days a week. Alternatively visitors may just want to relax in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the woodlands and countryside of the estate and the many walking paths close by. The cottages are perfect for family holidays. Children will love the freedom the grounds provide and pets are welcome if warning is given in advance.

Other Activities: Boating of all types on Loch Lomond; Walking, West Highalnd Way 4 miles