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

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Four cottages with one or two bedrooms sleeping up to 7

On line booking on own website : www.finnichcottages.com

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.

Details for holiday cottage Birch cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Birch Cottage. 2 double bedrooms, living room, dining/ kitchen area, downstairs WC /basin, patio leading to garden

A two bedroom cottage over two floors with a private patio shared with the other cottages. The ground floor consists of a comfortable living area with a large South facing window furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs and is open-plan through to the modern fully equipped L shaped kitchen and dining area. There is a separate downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC.

A glazed door leads out from the dining area onto the South facing stone and brick patio leading to the park.

Hemlock wood stairs lead to two bedrooms which are fully carpeted, one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds. Between them on the landing is a modern bathroom with shower and vanity unit.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Direct booking on www.finnichcottages.com

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely location with spectacular views. Very comfortable cosy cottages which have been restored beautifully. Everything you would need is in the cottages. Free WI-FI was much appreciated by our children. The walks around the grounds much appreciated by our dog! Patio and BBQ got great use due to the fantastic weather. We hope to be able to return. Would definitely recommend.

Tips for other travellers

Great location for touring round Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Also very handy to Glasgow. Oak Tree restaurant in Balmaha is good.
Jul 2014
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7 Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Throughly enjoyed

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The property was very clean and in good working order. Lovely views and great base for exploring Loch Lomond.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Picturesque luxury cottages

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding location with comfortable high quality accommodation. Relaxed and friendly hosts which added to the feeling of relaxation. Great for families as plenty for kids to do rain or shine. Thanks for fab holiday! Hope to revisit soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice cottage in perfect surrounding

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely glad we found this cottage. We enjoyed our 2 weeks stay very much, really nice cottage, clean and with nice furniture. Plenty of room for 4 persons, plus extra rooms for laundry and gaming like table tennis and pool billiard. The owners were very friendly and supportive, gave us a lot of good hints for things to visit in this great scottish area. We will definitely come back for a second visit there, as there is still so much to see and do in the loch lomond area.

Thanks a lot!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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Sehr schönes Ferienhaus. Gut gelegen.

  • 4 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung befindet sich in sehr schöner ländlicher Gegend. Man konnte jedoch alle Ausflugsziele gut erreichen. Die Wohnung war sehr liebevoll und mit allem ausgestattet. Wie haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und kommen vielleicht wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, cosy, adorabel, complet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to stay in this cottage. Everything was there and the atmosphere was lovely.

We really enjoyed it and it was nice to meet Scotland.

In the beginning we didn't know for sure which cottage belongs to us, so we were a bit worried (maybe only me :-))

Beautiful landscape near the lakes and walking areas. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you were worried about which of the cottages you had booked, but home away should have sent you an automatic welcome note with the details of which cottage you had booked in your reservation . I hope that otherwise you enjoyed your stay. best regards marguerite
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super

  • 5 of 5

Ein schönes Haus, mit allem, was man benötigt, traumhafter Garten.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke fuer Ihre Bewertung Herzliche Gruesse Marguerite
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : in village of Croftamie at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 55 Miles Nearest Golf : Strathendrick Golf Club, Buchanan Castle Golf Clu at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Main Station Glasgow at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Old Mill , Killearn at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Argyllshire at 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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£658
for 4 nights
From
£160
From
£178
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£738
for 4 nights
From
£180
From
£198
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
January
4 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£52
From
£62
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£434
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£434
for 7 nights
£434
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Period
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
May
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£558
for 7 nights
£558
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£807
for 7 nights
£807
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£514
for 7 nights
£514
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
October holidays
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£452
for 7 nights
£452
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

The prices are for 4 beds . If there is a fifth guest we will charge £ 10.00 per night per person. Extra bed for children under 8 years are free.
For stays under one week we will charge £ 35.00 For the End cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 82 m²

Bathrooms

  • downstairs cloakroom - Toilet, and basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bath has a very good shower over with shower screen. Modern elegant fittings and a vanity unit with plenty of storage space. Hot towel rail

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There are two double bedrooms. One has a large double bed with a very good mattress and luxurious white linen. The second has twin beds (standing as a large double bed or can be separated) and an armchair which turns into a comfortable single bed if required. For the 5th bed there will be a surchare of £ 10.00 per night

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Finnich Steading Cottages lie secluded in the tranquil countryside of their own 220 acre rural estate on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park outside the quiet village of Croftamie. Sitting in peaceful elegance among the rolling hills and ancient woodland, Finnich Cottages provide all the comforts and high standards you’d expect from a luxury holiday let. They offering breathtaking uninterrupted views to Ben Lomond yet are conveniently only 15 miles from the outskirts of Glasgow. The Cottages have been lovingly restored around the courtyard of a beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading with a thoughtfulness that combines luxury with practicality. Each cottage has been renovated to the highest standards of convenience and comfort whilst retaining the character of traditional features. At Finnich Cottages we specialise in providing luxury accommodation and a wonderful experience that supports the local community and environment .

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