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Large country house great for families & get togethers Renfrewshire near Glasow



Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Rural farmhouse located in a fabulously convenient part of Scotland, boasting the best parts of country and city!





£2400 FOR 7 NIGHTS



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.

There is a hidden play area at the top of the garden tucked away behind a screen of shrubbery.....this is due to be replaced by July 2016.....our team of young designers are at the heart of planning stage, after all it's for the kids not us adults. 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.

Well behaved adult dogs "may" also be accepted on request but an additional deep cleaning fee of £30 will apply to ensure the house is suitable for other guests who may suffer with allergies. We would also ask that they remain out of the bedrooms and the family garden, there is a dog friendly and secure garden immediately to the back of the house and will make cleaning up easier as the other gardens are quite large, and not dog proof. It is imperative to remember the rules of the country side with dogs and live stock, Farmer's are well within their rights to 'deal' with any dog chasing ANY livestock, it's grim I know but we must warn our future guests.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


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: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for your lovely review.
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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: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay in Bonnie Scotland!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Megan for such a wonderful stay at your beautiful home. Very much a home away from home, and made life with two young children very easy. You have thought of everything in your home, the standards and cleanliness were excellent and the location was totally perfect. Thank you again, for such a beautiful, comfortable and perfect stay! We will be back, hopefully next time in the summer so that we can enjoy that beautiful garden!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela Thank you so much for your review it was very kind of you to spend the time doing so. Im glad you were comfortable with your kids and that you had everything you needed, it's families with children we aim to meet the needs of most as we know what it is like holidaying with young ones, i'm thrilled when people let me know we got it right!. However if anything ever springs to your mind you are welcome to pop me a message saying 'i think this would be good.....etc' . We look forward to welcoming you back again, thank you for being great guests. Many Thanks Megan Jennings
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Wonderful family new year break

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family stay over new year at Locherside Farm - we were a party of 6 - but with plenty of space for additional guests over the holidays. The property is beautifully renovated - four large bedrooms, a TV room with sofabed also provides a further bedroom space if needed and a lovely large living room with wood burning stove. Big kitchen with an aga and all very well equipped. All-in-all it's a beautiful home. Why not 5 stars - just two quibbles: (i) the property has only two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bath) but none ensuite and no separate additional toilets - so a little bit underserved for 8-10 house guests; (ii) the kitchen has a long wooden dining table that seats 12 but it's really too big for the kitchen and means you can't sit down and access all the chairs easily.

The house has excellent access to Glasgow - only 20 minutes drive - and there are plenty of local pub options for food - but don't expect too much nightlife in the nearby villages!

All in all a very good review and we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I agree with your comment on the bathrooms , when we were living at home we missed having an ensuite and long term we will be looking at adding one to the master room, funnily enough you are the first ones to mention it , so we are not too worried at this stage , plus there are more pressing areas to invest the money first. Like.... the kitchen, it is bigger than it was believe it or not! We plan to extend or move the kitchen to another part of the house so we did the best we could to get the house up and running as a holiday let , at a high enough standard that matched the rest of the house. We have a lot of exiting stuff planned for Locherside but next on the list is improving the garden with a new children's play area, extended the decking, upgrading the fencing and improving the entrance including providing a bigger better shed for bike,toy and BBQ storage. The list is endless and everything we have planned will always be to a high standard so the cost is always high and I have to exercise patience as I am itching to get the house 'finished' (if there is ever such a thing). As you stated in your review these things are just quibbles and perhaps were more obvious due to being inside during the horrendous weather you had at the time, I felt so bad for our guests during the storms.....enough to put anyone off returning to Scotland, thankfully not yourselves! I am hoping you will see some changes when you return next year and we are looking forward to welcoming you back, good guests are worth their weight in gold. Many Thanks Megan Jennings
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
December 2016
30 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Hogmanay (New Year)
30 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £24
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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

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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2 m²


  • 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 year 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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 dog garden can be found to the rear and a wilderness field for children (strictly no dogs in wilderness field). 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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