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Family & pet friendly home from home overlooking Loch Long, by Loch Lomond

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Lochside house Overlooking Loch Long / Arrochar Alps, Scotland - Peaceful Location In Picturesque Highland Village, Large Private Gardens, And Beach Access

Mansefield House, situated in the picturesque highland village of Arrochar, on the shores of Loch Long, is a fine Grade B listed Victorian house. Full of character and original features, Mansefield House offers a comfortable, well equipped and attractive home from home.

Situated on the shores of Loch Long, Mansefield House has uninterrupted views of the loch, the Arrochar Alps and Argyll Forest Park. The house stands in an elevated position with large private gardens of mature shrubs, trees and lawns. Loch Lomond lies 2 miles to the East.

Mansefield House is a warm and homely house perfectly suited to families with young children, groups of friends celebrating a special occasion or reunion, as well as walkers and cyclists. Well behaved pets are welcome.

We can offer professional catering for the night you arrive (with a meal waiting in the fridge ready to reheat), or a special waited upon dinner party, or indeed dinner cooked for you every night.

In the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, exceptional walking, climbing, golf, wilderness mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, canoeing, sailing and various other water sports are on the doorstep, while the centre of Glasgow and its abundance of culture is only a 45 minute drive away.

We are delighted to be able to offer professionally guided sea kayak eco adventures on Loch Long, open canoe safaris on Loch Lomond, mountain treks, trail bike rides and bushcraft and survival treks, in association with Wild by Nature. Your personal group guide will meet you at Mansefield House and provide you with all necessary equipment and training.

The immediate area has a wealth of attractions, including Inveraray Castle, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House, the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery, and the glorious gardens of Argyll & Bute. There is something to do in all weathers for all ages.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely week. It is a beautiful house in beautiful scenery.... the house is great for everyone. Great and small!"



"Great house for a big extended family gathering. Marvellous views, good walking and paddling! Lochs Long & Lomond have perfect shores for children."



"Lovely family home, beautiful spot with loads to do. Surrounded by such spectacular scenery. We will be back!"



"A really enjoyable week in a truly beautiful location. We found food for the eye, soul, mind & palette and delights for the young & not so young - all bathed in glorious sunshine."



"Lovely warm house with everything we needed for an active week."



"Waking up to mountain views was breathtaking. The scenery all around was unbelievable. Will have to come again as one week was not enough. Lovely house with plenty of room."



"We had a wonderful holiday, beautiful spot and a lovely, comfortable house. As the main cook for the week, it was fantastic to have such a well equipped kitchen."
Apr 2011
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3 Reviews

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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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5

The house let me "live the dream" for the weekend xxxxx

  • 5 of 5

The property was fabulous. Just exactly as decribed. 12 of us headed off for a family celebration and loved every single relaxing minute of it. Even although it rained the whole time...but we are used to that.

House sat in a large garden, private driveway overlooking the loch... Fabulous view of the hills opposite and great walks for the dogs on the hills behind the house. I only walked about 30 mins up the hill at the back of the house and the views were outstanding.

Property was very clean and tidy and well equiped which was a relief when you are organising a holiday for other members of the family. Everyone loved their rooms and the lounge. We sat mostly at night around the large dining table playing card games while the kids entertained themselves in the many rooms. Fiona who owns the house came and introduced herself when we arrived and was happy to answer any questions we had. Although her and Tom live in separate accomodation at the rear of the property, you would never know they were there and we certainly didnt feel any pressure from them.

All in all, a great time was had within a very beautiful house at a beautiful location (only about 30 min from Glasgow on clear run).

Thank you Fiona & Tom for letting me in particular live in what would be my dream house for a weekend. xxxxx

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am thrilled that it lived up to expectation and that you all had a fabulous time. Please come again! Fiona
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5

What a house! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing not to like about Mansefield house. A beautiful house set back from the road overlooking a stunning view of Loch Long. When the snow started on our last morning the view was particularly beautiful. We were a group of 10 friends and absolutely loved our stay there. The rooms are cosy, full of character and sprinkled with beautiful little touches. We made full use of the stunning wood burner in the living room, the pool table, piano, board games and fantastic kitchen for breakfast. On arrival there were fresh flowers and shortbread on the kitchen table. Straight away we felt at home and happy to be there. The house lived up to and exceeded all our expectations. 

Also worth a note is the Village Inn, just 2 minutes walk from the house. Here they served great food and plenty of beer and mulled wine. Our stay at Mansefield House will be memorable one. I wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend Fiona and her beautiful house. Thank you for having us and I hope we weren't too noisy.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so thrilled that you had a good time. I look forward to welcoming you back to Mansefield House again soon!
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5

Fantastic house, exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We were a big group of friends and were very pleased with the house. It was homely, pretty, very comfortable, spacious and clean. It is exactly as described in the ad and we had a wonderful time at Mansfield House. The view of Loch Long is beautiful and the entire property is stunning. We thought it might feel a bit crowded as we were 12 but not at all, the house is very large with plenty of space, large bright rooms, etc.

I would absolutely recommend this house for big group of friends/couples/families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are thrilled that you had such a good time at Mansefield House. Please come again!
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Location

From the Owner

Mansefield House is situated in the picturesque village of Arrochar, at the quieter more peaceful end of the village. On the shores of Loch Long, and overlooking the Arrochar Alps, it is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Oban and the gateway to the Islands is a little over an hour away, and Loch Lomond is only two miles away. But if the peace and serenity gets a bit too much, Glasgow is only a 45 minute drive away… what’s not to love?

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow International Airport at 33 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Village Inn Nearest Golf : The Carrick at 14 Miles Nearest Train : Arrochar & Tarbet Station at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M8 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar at 12 Miles Nearest Ski : Glencoe Ski Resort at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : At the bottom of the garden

Special interest holidays:

Mansefield House is ideally situated for natural based mountain biking as well as being on the doorstep of numerous forest roads and man made trails. For bikers seeking a proper challenge, this is your place. Mansefield House can offer guided trail biking trips into Argyll Forest Park. A lockable bike shed is available for guests use, and bike washing facilities can be arranged with ease.

Walking in the area is second to none, with routes for all levels. Easy access to the Cobbler and the five Munros of the Arrochar Alps from the house. We can provide your own personal guide, and you can go and conquer the summit of your choice: Ben Lomond, The Cobbler or any of the Arrochar Alps.

Accompanied by one of Scotland’s foremost sea kayak leaders, this is your opportunity to try sea kayaking on the iconic Scottish fjord, Loch Long. Suitable for adults and older children, all necessary protective clothing and equipment is provided.

Coast/Beach:

The pebbled beach on the shores of Loch long is accessible from steps across the quiet road at the end of the garden. The Loch is tidal, and retreats far out at low tide revealing mussel beds that can be picked and eaten. Non-tidal Loch Lomond is just two miles away, with smaller pebbled beaches and shallow gradients into the water, perfect for paddling and swimming. Cruise Loch Lomond offer cruises on the Loch.

Travel:

The Trossachs, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Oban and the Isles are all within touring distance. Glasgow International Airport 40 mins drive. Glasgow City Centre 45 mins drive. Arrochar & Tarbet Station 1.5 miles (with direct overnight sleeper service from London). Arrochar Citylink Bus Stop 1 mile. Use of a car is recommended.

Distances:

Mansefield House is situated at the quieter end of the village of Arrochar, off the main road. Attractive Luss on Loch Lomond 15 mins, Helensburgh, on the Clyde, 25 mins, Loch Fyne 20 mins, Inveraray 25 mins, Oban 1 hour, Glasgow 45 mins, Edinburgh 1.5 hours.

Glasgow International Airport 40 mins drive. Glasgow City Centre 45 mins drive. Arrochar & Tarbet Station 11/2 miles (with direct overnight sleeper service from London. Arrochar Citylink Bus Stop 1 mile.

Further Details:

Arrochar is an attractive West Highland village, with a well supplied village shop, green grocer, post office, petrol station, coffee shop, and newspaper shop. There is an abundance of things to do in the Arrochar and Loch Lomond area. You will quite simply never get bored. The perfect base for touring, head west to Dunoon, Inveraray, Oban and the West Highlands, or take the opposite direction to Callander, Aberfoyle, Stirling and the Trossachs - all within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Or take the train northwards through Glencoe to Fort William or Mallaig on the scenic West Highland Railway Line. For walking and climbing, the area is second to none. There are numerous local low-level walks from the front door, as well as more demanding walks slightly further afield. The Arrochar Alps include four Munros (mountains over 3000 ft), ideal for the more adventurous hill walker. Take a cruise on Loch Lomond; hire a mountain bike and explore the Argyll Forest Park; go pony trekking; play golf; hire a boat on Loch Long; go fishing; or visit one of the many visitor attractions in the area. Right on the doorstep is Mansefield Studios, pottery and craft gallery, which showcases premium quality ceramics, photography, textiles and jewellery. So if a short pottery course or a shopping spree is what you are after, Mansefield House is your place!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£790
for 2 nights
From
£395
£950
 
 
Christmas / New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£695
for 2 nights
From
£348
£875
 
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£830
for 2 nights
From
£415
£1,050
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Late Spring 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£895
for 2 nights
From
£448
£1,150
 
 
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£895
for 2 nights
From
£448
£1,150
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£895
for 2 nights
From
£448
£1,150
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£830
for 2 nights
From
£415
£1,050
 
 
Festive 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£690
for 2 nights
From
£345
£1,050
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit in the form of a cheque made payable to Mansefield House is required to hold the booking, or a direct bank transfer, while the remaining balance is due one month prior to the booking. Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable. We also request that you send us a Good Housekeeping Deposit in the form of a cheque for £150. This is returned to you after your departure, on leaving the property as found. A £20 supplement is payable per pet, to be paid with the deposit.

Changeover Day:
Accommodation runs from 4pm on the day of entry to 10am on the day of departure. Weekly rental is offered, with changeover day on Saturday. We also offer short breaks Fri - Mon or Mon - Fri off peak season. Rates start from £650.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Arrochar is an attractive West Highland village, with a great pub, a well supplied village shop, green grocer, post office, petrol station, coffee shop, and newspaper shop. In the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, activities such as walking, climbing, golf, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, sailing and various other watersports are on the doorstep, while the centre of Glasgow and its abundance of culture is only a 45 minute drive away. The immediate area has a wealth of attractions, including Inveraray Castle , Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House, the glorious gardens of Argyll & Bute, and the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with roll top bath, shower and wc, 2 en-suite shower rooms, and separate wc.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10-12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms, 1 twin. Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Upstairs, twin room with 2 guest beds. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and stunning loch views. Family sized double with loch views (and cot), and double bedroom.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Mansefield House is a warm, comfortable and homely house perfectly suited to families with young children, multi-generational family groups, or groups celebrating a special occasion, as well as walkers and cyclists ready to explore the wonderful Argyll Forest Park or Arrochar Alps. A lockable shed is available for bikes. We can offer professional catering for the night you arrive, a special waited upon dinner party, or catering for every night of your holiday. Fully qualified childcare can be arranged at weekends or in the evening, should you require it. Well behaved pets are welcome. Outside: Situated on the shores of Loch Long, Mansefield House has uninterrupted views of Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps. Loch Lomond lies 2 miles to the East. The house stands in an elevated position with large private gardens of mature shrubs, trees and lawns. An enclosed patio and lawned garden area leads off from the games room, with table and chairs, bench, and picnic table, and a large bbq. The large front lawn leads down to a quiet road, which separates the house from the beach and Loch Long. Private parking for five cars. Utility Room: Utility room adjoining kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer and dehumidifier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, hypo-allergenic bedding, towels, tea towels and hand towels provided. Beds made up for your arrival. The house is professionally cleaned before each guests arrival and on departure. Other: Large elegant dining room with wood burning stove and piano. Games room with a 6x3ft snooker table has doors leading to the patio and garden. Books and games and extensive tourist information.

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