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Bedrooms 4
Space 21 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Rural farmhouse located in a fabulously convenient part of Scotland, boasting the best parts of country and city!


To book please message first to avoid dissapointment as we advertise in multiple places, also rates for 2018 are in working progress so please do check first. Please also see our website www.lochersidefarm.co.uk

Perfect base for a family holiday, much of Scotland can be reached on day trips, however there is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing in the luxurious space and tranquility that is Locherside Farm.

Flexible sleeping arrangements to suit all varieties of groups or mixed families. Luxurious Supering or twin beds, real cots and fun children's beds.

Any adventurous child will love the garden and it's secret pathways hidden amongst the mature rhododendrons, hedgerows and juvenile trees.

The grown ups can laze on the lush lawn or sit comfortably on the decking over looking the kids play, if the weather is not as favourable as you would like you can still chuck them out and watch them from behind the double glazed doors in the family room which over looks the decking and family garden. This is a lovely peaceful option for a lazy morning!

The Farm house is part traditional farmhouse part renovated farm buildings located in a fabulously convenient part of Scotland. Really! Just look at our reviews.

Locherside farm sits quietly surrounded by its own extensive gardens and land and adjoining farmland. It can easily be reached by car, train or plane, with Glasgow International airport , Johnstone train station and excellent road links (A737/M8)all less than 10 minutes away. Please be assured however that there is very limited airtraffic and road noise due to the flights paths and position of the house.

The house is unique in that it provides a perfect base to explore Scotland as a whole. It provides the best of both worlds located in the quiet countryside but Lochs, Glens, Monroes, Beaches, Locherside farm is unique in that it provides a perfect base to explore Scotland as a whole. It provides the best of both worlds located in the quiet countryside but is such a short and easy journey to the highlights of Glasgow city, and is so easily accessed all year. It's a relaxing rural treat, perfect for family get togethers and children of all ages. There is something for everyone within a stones through, we really are spoiled with the location. Parks, golf, horse riding, skiing, fishing, boating, ferry links to the Isles are all reachable in around 45 mins drive, many within 20-30 mins, including a very easily accesible city center in under half an hour.

Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the sustrans link networks and the access to them only a 3 minute walk from the house. We are surrounded by easy to reach national parkland too. The nearest pub can be found less than a mile away as well as a large co-op shop and supermarkets and further eating less than 10 mins away.

The House very comfortably sleeps up to 12 plus two infants.

The 4 bedrooms sleep up to 10 (2 bedrooms on each side of the house) 2 can sleep on a sofa bed in the 2nd living room/ 5th bedroom bringing the total sleeping capacity to 12. Plus there are 2 cots available above this, one foldable travel cot and one real wooden cot, happy babies mean happy holidays.

Living space is plentiful offering 2 large reception rooms, equipped with large comfortable sofas TV / DVD / WIFI / DOCKING STATION / BOOKS / TOYS / GAMES.

The country style kitchen comes fully equipped with a deluxe 4 oven AGA , large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and of course everything needed for cooking up a feast!

There are 2 bathrooms one on each side of the house, the first is fitted with double shower, bath, sink and loo and the second is fitted with a large double power shower, his and hers sinks and a loo.

Little people visiting Locherside farm are well catered for too with real cot, choice of 3 high chairs, plentiful amounts of toys, books & DVDs, night lights, baby bath, non slip bath mat plus steps and a potty too! We are also hoping to completely replace the childrens outdoor play area for mid 2016.

We also really appreciate peoples thoughts and ideas to make it more fun for kids.....although we won't provide games consoles, our aim is to get your kids out in the fresh air and well exercised ready for a good night's sleep so Mum and Dad can relax in the evening.

Trusted babysitters can be arranged also , please phone for details.

***Unfortunately we no longer accept any pets into the house*****

More Details

megan Jennings
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2018

About megan Jennings

Locherside Farm is owned by the Jennings family who lived in the house until 2014 before Daddy Jennings work took the family down south.

After a short while being rented out on a long term basis, it was decided that Locherside farm should get a makeover and be rented out as a holiday let.

Therefore our own young family still get to go 'home' and enjoy the freedom and space it has to offer.

We hope our guests enjoy Locherside farm as much as we do.

Why megan Jennings chose Houston

Locherside farm attracted us because of it's unique location. We loved the fact that we had a spacious country property surrounded by working farm land to give our children the country upbringing I enjoyed, but also keeping in the loop and having everything we could ever need or want on our doorstep.

Not only are the social amenities all close to hand, but we are totally spoiled with just how much of Scotland we can reach within an hour.

There are few places that offer the peace and quiet of the country but remain so close to literally everything.

Access into Glasgow is not like accessing London, drive less than 2 miles to the A737

What makes this farmhouse unique

There are few places that offer the peace and quiet of the country but remain so close to literally everything.

Access into Glasgow is not like accessing London, drive less than 2 miles to the A737 , it merges into the M8 which runs through the middle of Glasgow unlike most city ring roads, meaning you can get into the city centre in as little as 20 mins, although we usually allow 30.

We are currently down in Surrey approximately 30 miles from London,it takes 2-3 hours to get into London city! Although we are in a rural area we have to allow 4x travel time per mile than that of driving in Scotland.

It's so very convenient to have all the beauty of the country side around you and in the evening choose between country pub, takeaway(delivered) or a fab night in such a cultured city as Glas

Guestbook comments from the owner

As a company we are obligated to ensure the welfare of our employee's especially where their accommodation is concerned when working away from home. Hotels and B&B for long term stays are not good for moral; the alternative option is renting a holiday let.

The property has easy access to Glasgow in a beautiful location it also has secure parking for our large vehicles. Facilities for our employees were modern, spacious, clean, warm and welcoming. The welcome pack and local amenities guide were well received. This is a premier holiday let, if you’re thinking of booking for 2016 I'd book now

Regards Margaret Holding
Nov 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Houston in Renfrewshire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 21 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are modern, clean and fresh, one is fitted with a double power shower, his and hers sinks and a loo. The second bathroom is fitted with a double electric shower, sink, loo and bath. Bath mat, toys, baby bath, steps and potty too!!! (all in excellent as new condition)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Super King Master Room, Luxurious Mattress , pop up cot avai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Luxury Superking or Twin room, real wood cot available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family safe room. Luxurious Superking or Twin PLUS bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The wee room! Still big enough for a Luxury S.king or Twin
    Bedroom 5 OR 2nd living/family room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large comfortable kingsize sofabed with foam mattress topper
  • All bedrooms come with plentiful storage main lights, bedside lamps and tables. All of our beds including the cots and sofa bed are less than 2 years old and are fitted with high end luxurious hotel quality mattresses. Night lights are fitted through out the hall ways to save lights being left on and helping be a little greener whilst saving any bumps in the night.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Large private gardens the main one is very large with mature shrubs and trees ensuring privacy all round, it is equipped with decking furniture and BBQ. A smaller secure garden can be found to the rear. Locherside farm is surrounded by farmland. Utility Room: A large utility room not only provides access to the rear "dog secure" garden, but also is fitted out well with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats. You will also find a modern washing machine, tumble dryer and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hotel quality towels and linen are provided for up to 12 guests. Regrettably flannels and cot linen and blankets cannot be catered for due to the linen service used. This is a self catering house and cleaning during the stay is the guests responsibility.


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 reviews

Large and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The home is large enough for two families easily. The aga is great fun to cook on, the house is clean and well equipped. The location and the log fire are what will bring us back here. You can walk from the house, from the main road turn left to the next villages with local shops and pubs for all you need or turn right and head into Linwood. The gardens are stunning too but the playset was unusable, not that it mattered for us because it rained every day. Only note to make is that in the second lounge, pull down the blinds every night before bed otherwise, a crow taps on the glass from about 4.30 am, country living at its best! Lol! Would def recommend and we will def return!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Seven adults and two dogs stayed in this beautiful farmhouse over Christmas. The house was decorated perfectly when we arrived, such a lovely touch. The house is very spacious and has everything that you could ever want. Perfect location if you are wanting to visit Glasgow or Edinburgh. Local coop shop is a 5 minute drive away though I did opt to have Sainsbury's home deliver. Weather wasn't great so we relied on the local taxi firm to get us into the local village, great service. We really could not fault anything about the house or location. We will be back, hopefully next time in the summer so that we can enjoy the beautiful garden and surrounding area.

Thank you Megan we all had a fantastic time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot wait to return to this holiday home again with my family. The house and location was beautiful with stunning scenery out of every window. The children in the family had a great time and the house was exceptional for catering to all there needs. Travel cots, potty's , high chairs and a baby bath was all on site, and a great toy cupboard the children loved to rummage through. The house itself was very clean and modern with a beautiful log burner. I cannot wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for everything!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house for 12 people well located for visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh and the North of Scotland.

We had a good time.

Family WW

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful memories!

  • 4 of 5

With party of 12 that included a toddler, two kids and two senior citizens, finding a comfortable place was a challenge . But in Locherside farm, we found a perfect place - spacious, well led out rooms & immaculately maintained facilities. Easy to find and very convenient to reach key motorway meant we could manage many day trips very effectively.

Check in and out was smooth and local shops were useful to restock anything at short notice. Thanks Megan for a pleasant experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The house was perfect for us and had everything we needed. 2 couples, 3 kids and 5 single people and we still felt like we had plenty of room. The surrounding garden was also beautiful and it was nice to feel like we were away from all the busyness of life. Will definitely book again if we are ever in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:



The nearest inland beach is Castle Semple in Lochwinnoch.

The nearest large sandy coastal beach is Portencross (45min) near West Kilbride, like many of Scotland's beaches it's quiet, unspoiled and beautiful and offers a stunning panoramic view of the Isle of Arran.

Largs a historical Scottish seaside town and it's marina's can be reached in 40 mins and has a short ferry link to Cumbrae, it boasts beautiful scenery, pebble beaches, historical castles and great eating at Nardini's and Scott's.


Johnstone train station is approx 4miles and less than 10 minute drive.

Glasgow international airport with plentiful car hire facilities is less than 10 minutes drive from the house also.

Use of car is not essential as shops and pubs are just over a mile and taxi's are plentiful and cheap, however having a car to really explore Scotland is essential, therefore having one is highly recommended.


nearest shop 1 mile, nearest supermarket approx 2.5 miles,nearest village 1mile, nearest small town 2 miles, nearest pub/ restaurant under 1 mile, Glasgow approx 15 miles.

Further Details:

Large new leisure facilities can be found at the ON-X in Linwood, features athletics tracks all weather sports swimming pool and kids fun pool with flumes. Less than 5 minute drive.

See also Braehead Soar for indoor climbing, skiing, golf, ice skating, ice hockey etc. Approx 15 minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before the start of your holiday a refundable damage deposit of £200 will also be taken and refunded within 10 working days of the end of your holiday providing the property and it's belongings are present and undamaged.
A deep clean fee of £24 will be taken for pets.
To book please contact Megan Jennings on 077382 48542.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day would preferably be a Friday especially during peak season, however through low season we can be flexible, please call to discuss.

Notes on prices:
Nightly prices available at certain times during year starting from £130 per night minimum 3 nights stay, allowing for long weekend breaks!
Please do contact me if you have any queries with regards to pricing or the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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