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Extended Victorian Farmhouse With Conservatory / large Garden, sleeps 12

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Cardross, Nr. Helensburgh, Strathclyde, Scotland - Cardross Is A Conservation Village On The Edge Of The Highlands To The North Of The Firth Of Clyde

2 minute walk to sea. There is plenty to explore in the area and a good place to walk is 2 miles away at Ardmore point with unique rock formations, sea cliffs, fishing and is a notable bird watching area. Also worth a visit is Dumbarton Castle and Rock, 5 miles away. Dumbarton Castle has a longer recorded history than any other castle in Britain! Cardross has its own golf course, established 120 years ago, as well as a bowling, tennis and football club. Local attractions include Ardardan Estate Working Farm with a nursery and tea room and nearby Geilston Garden. Looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, Geilston is a delightful garden and is typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde purchased by merchants and industrialists in the 18th and 19th centuries. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is very close - it's just 6 miles to Balloch on the south shore of the loch. This beautiful area has so much to offer, both on and off the water.

james mcmanus
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About james mcmanus

I was born in Helensburgh have lived in the area for over 30 years. I have 3 children in their 20's one in the USA and two in Scotland. My mother lives in Dunoon. Currently I live and work in London. The area has always been a fantastic playground for me with everything that I need, Glasgow is easy to get to by train or car, the airport is nearby, it's the gateway to the Highlands beside loch Lomond. Cardoss is very much a highland/lowland village and I love going down the beach to skim stones..

james mcmanus purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why james mcmanus chose Scotland

Cardross is a conservation village and was the home of "Robert the Bruce". Springvale was built circa 1860, extended 1970 and has recently had new jack and jill ensuites and additional bathrooms installed to Edwardian standard.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Near the city but very rural and by the sea.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Dumbarton, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Ensuite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet Upstairs - Toilet
    Shower Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet Downstairs - Toilet
  • All upstairs Ensuites, Bathrooms and toilet recently upgraded to Edwardian standard.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 maximum (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs is a double bedroom, a laundry room and shower room. Downstairs is all on the level with no steps to negotiate. Upstairs there are two large double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms and three double bedrooms with a large bathroom/shower rooms and toilet.
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Large garden, patio, wrought iron table and chairs, hidden air raid bunker (WW2) Utility Room: Laundry room, ironing board, iron, washing machine, dryer, back up cooker, freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / provided: Cleaned, towels and linen changed weekly. Other: Very large kitchen diner that links to conservatory


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Big beautiful spacious house very pleasant stay for all family and guests well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house wonderful for everyone as my daughter was getting married homeowner very pleasant and helpful and housekeeper

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests and send us photographs of the wedding party at Springvale. James
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Lovely property in a great location.

  • 3 of 5

The property was spacious and functional, all the bathrooms had been renovated to a high standard.

However the beds very not very comfortable and needed replacing. Also the kitchen equipment needed updating. But overall a lovely property in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable, clean and cosy

  • 5 of 5

There were twelve of us on this trip, ranging in age from 12 to 80! We found the house big enough with room to spare. Everything we needed was there. Although our holiday was a New Year celebration, we were never cold. We also enjoyed all the various attractions in the area, and the younger ones amongst us enjoyed spending time on the estuary!

With a large conservatory and garden, this would be a super place to stay in the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our long weekend stay at Springvale. The house even lovelier than the pics. It was clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped. Appreciated the excellent showers in the modernised bathrooms that kept a hint of the Victorian past in the modern style. The 2 children loved the garden hunt for the air-raid shelter. Lovely walks nearby and Helensburgh for supermarkets and shops. James was easy to communicate with via email and responded promptly. Would definitely return. Thank you James, much appreciation, Carole

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the worthwhile feedback. Great care was taken to modernise the bathrooms authentically to Victorian style. You were exemplary guests, many thanks for your review my home, regards James
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Our family attended a wedding in a nearby hotel and we needed accommodation to cater for some of our party. This house fitted the bill perfectly it was warm roomy and very well equipped. Everything you needed was there and full instructions were left on how to operate all equipment. Certainly a 5 star residence. Hopping to repeat the experience another time !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always a very great pleasure to accommodate guests at SPRINGVALE for that important family event, where you can all gather together and share special moments in your lives.
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Lovely house with garden close to the estuary

  • 4 of 5

The property filled our needs with plenty of space for us all. It was clean and tidy. As it can hold 12 adults it could have done with a bigger fridge and more glasses. The location was great, the lane outside was only a minute from the foreshore which was great for the dogs. Helensburgh is further up the coast where you can visit Hill House.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the tip, larger fridge space and more glasses on the way, regards James
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas / New Year 16/17
17 Dec 2017 - 8 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
250 GBP housekeeping deposit to book. Full payment 3 weeks in advance.

Changeover Day:
Depart 11 a.m Arrival 4 pm is best

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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