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4 Star Self-Catering Accommodation Overlooking the Gareloch. Sleeps 2.

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps a maximum of 2 persons - perfect for couples. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

4 Star cottage adjoining attractive home, overlooking the Gareloch, near Helensburgh and close to Loch Lomond. Sleeps a maximum of 2 persons.

The small hall leads to an open-plan kitchen/living-room which has a fully-fitted kitchen with electric oven & hob, extractor, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, iron, and washing service. There's oak flooring, leather sofa and chair, a dining area, WiFi Internet access, iPod dock, TV, DVD, Digital radio. We have a bookcase of holiday reading, and lots of information about things to do in this area, plus local restaurant menus. Fresh flowers and a tea-tray with home-made cakes welcomes you.

Upstairs, the double-bedded room has an antique suite, TV, hairdryer, alarm clock, radio/CD player, plus an adjoining bathroom with over-bath electric shower, towels, shaver point, constant hot water, and a selection of toiletries.

Cot/high-chair available. We provide bedlinen, towels, gas central-heating and electricity.

Outside, there’s a patio, garden furniture, off-road parking.

No smoking.

Dogs welcome (sorry, one only, which must not be left alone in the accommodation at any time). There are lots of good dog-walking places in this area.

Garemount Lodge is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area of Scotland. We’re on the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail, near Loch Lomond, within an hour of Glasgow, Stirling, the Trossachs, Inveraray, and close to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane.

The Victorian waterside town of Helensburgh is four miles away for supermarkets, including a Waitrose, promenade, golf, swimming, park, a selection of restaurants and coffee shops, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece The Hill House, and the paddle steamer The Waverley calls in during the summer.

We're just over a mile from the Conservation village of Rhu, which has one of everything - pub, church, shop, Post Office, marina with cafe, sailing club, and hotel.

Rates: £340-£450 per week. Short Breaks off season: £230-£260.

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Mrs. Janet Cowie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Mrs. Janet Cowie

I was born and brought up on a farm in Lancashire. I moved to Shandon in Argyll just before our son was born in 1979. We built Garemount Lodge a few years later to the design of a Scottish cottage. In 1991 we built an extension with the purpose of providing a Bed & Breakfast business, which I ran until 2004. We then converted this section of the house into a self-catering accommodation, with an open-plan kitchen/living room downstairs and a double bedroom with adjoining bathroom upstairs. I was pleased to be awarded a 4 Star grading by the Scottish Tourist Board (Visit Scotland). Over the years we have enjoyed welcoming visitors to our home from all over the world.

Mrs. Janet Cowie purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Mrs. Janet Cowie chose Cairndow

Garemount Lodge is a comfortable accommodation from which to tour this lovely area of Scotland. It is well equipped and has lovely views over the Gareloch.

What makes this cottage unique

Lovely views of the Gareloch from your windows.

4 Star grading from the Scottish Tourist Board.

Perfect for couples.

Close to Loch Lomond.

Within an hour of Glasgow, Stirling, Inveraray or the Trossachs.

Only 4 miles from the Victorian waterside town of Helensburgh (3 supermarkets including Waitrose, a variety of independent shops, coffee shops, restaurants, swimming pool, park, golf club, promenade, Rennie Mackintosh's The Hill House, pier).

Just over a mile to the Conservation Village of Rhu (shop, post office, church, pub, hotel, sailing club, marina with coffee shop)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cairndow in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Over-bath electric shower, constant hot water, shaver point, towels, and a selection of toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Double-bedded room, overlooking the Gareloch, with 4-piece antique bedroom suite, T.V., hairdryer, alarm clock, binoculars, CD/radio, dressing-gowns & slippers. Gas central-heating plus additional electric feature fire/fan. Bedlinen included.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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4 Star Self-Catering Accommodation Overlooking the Gareloch. Sleeps 2.
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

A wonderful lodge with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this lodge on the side of Loch Gare. The accommodation was spotless and there was literally everything you needed for the stay. The views from downstairs and especially upstairs were wonderful. Janet was a great host and she should be proud of her accommodation. It is great value for money. We spent the days travelling around. The lodge is close to many wonderful places. We also used the local bus to get to Helensburgh which was very reliable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay here, and that the weather was kind to you (mostly!). Hope to see you again sometime. Janet
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Great location, lovely owners

  • 3 of 5

Janet sent an email with directions to the accommodation & local supermarkets. We were able to access the property early, which was a bonus. Garemount Lodge is easy to find & in a beautiful location. Stood well back from the main road looking out across the road to the Clyde. There were fresh flowers, tea & coffee & most importantly scrumptious home-made cake! The is a WOW factor to the ground floor, a beautiful kitchen area to the rear, table & 2 chairs overlooking the rear & lounge/seating area to the front with the large window overlooking the Clyde. Janet explained that owing to a previous flood there was no washing machine, but she was happy to do any items we required. Also, the water to the dishwasher should be turned on & off as required. The annexe was previously 2x B&B rooms, there is a connecting door to the main house with a door bell. There is no lock on the accommodation side of the door. A large window at the front door has no blind & as it overlooks the car parked outside, I didn’t feel like I could potter downstairs in my pyjama’s. The bathroom window is overlooked, which is fine, but the glass in the window is not opaque. The floorboards in the bathroom & bedroom are extremely creaky – so beware if you need the loo in the night, you are going to wake your mate! There is constant & immediate hot water, but the electric shower is not at all powerful. There is ample hanging and drawer space in the bedroom. There is a handy little night light on the dressing table. To plug the towel rail & hairdryer a scramble under the dressing table is required. There is a small TV on the wall in the bedroom – which as it happens we didn’t use as a TV but as a radio. I can only think that as the Janet will probably have never slept in the annexe she is unaware that a) the screen is too low to see over the top of the foot stead of the bed and, b) would be too small a screen to see anyway from that distance. Otherwise, a nice touch. The bed is comfortable but feels very small. We didn’t find the sofa in the lounge particularly comfortable and the relaxer chair was quite wobbly. As were the table & chairs for dining. The wooden window frames are in desperate need of some ‘love’. The front door has a crack in it where it has begun to shrink for the want of a coat of paint. Being brutally honest I would have to say that we have paid similar amounts of money to stay in much better-quality properties.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your comments. It's very useful to have feed-back and I shall take it on board. My accommodation was inspected in February this year and given the high end of a 4 Star grading. The windowsills/front door are actually in the process of being revarnished after a harsh winter from the saltwater winds across the Gareloch. Re the parked car - we did ask you where you'd prefer to park when you arrived and would happily have moved the car. The bed is a standard double bed (with an expensive new mattress) and is part of the Edwardian bedroom suite. The dining table and chairs are also new. The bathroom window has a blind and looks out onto evergreen woodland. All I can add is that we have a lot of repeat bookings and very positive feedback.
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Immaculate, well equipped and very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable and relaxed week in very pleasant surroundings. Owners were friendly and approachable, and despite the weather we had an excellent week in well maintained self-catering accommodation. The dog had a great time too.!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so pleased that both of you, and Cara your delightful Labrador, enjoyed your stay here, and found some good dog-walks in this area, despite the rainy days last week.
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Berlin, Germany

A pleasant stay in a wonderful country

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice week in this absolutely comfortable, tidy and very well equipped accomodation. Janet was a very nice host and we had nothing to complain about. We can fully recommend staying in the Garemount Lodge!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your five star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here, and that you used Garemount Lodge as a base for so many different outings.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Glasgow International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Rhu Inn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Helensburgh Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Helensburgh Central & Upper Stations
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rosslea Hall Hotel
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Overlooking the Gareloch, but not a beach.
Car: recommended

We're 1.5 miles away from the Conservation village of Rhu with a church, post-office, shop/newsagent, hotel, sailing club, marina with a cafe, and a village pub, plus Glenarn Gardens.

The Victorian waterside town of Helensburgh is 4 miles away and has a Waitrose plus two more supermarkets, a variety of independent shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, a lovely town square with weekly markets, a promenade and a pier. There's the Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece The Hill House, and the paddle-steamer The Waverley calls in during the summer for trips down the Clyde. Helensburgh has an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, tennis and golf clubs. There are 2 railway stations - one to Glasgow & Edinburgh, the other takes you north on the picturesque West Highland Line.

Loch Lomond is 15 minutes drive away for boat trips, the picture-postcard village of Luss, also Loch Lomond Shores (Jenners store, shops, Sea Life Centre).

Glasgow is less than an hour away for great retail therapy, museums, galleries, restaurants.

Edinburgh is 2 hours away for wonderful architecture and many attractions, including the Edinburgh Festival in August.

We're within an hour of Stirling (Castle,Victorian Jail, William Wallace monument), the scenic Trossachs, Loch Katrine (boat trips), Inveraray (Castle & Victorian Jail), the Blair Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle, a wonderful antiques centre at Doune, Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery, and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Walkable from Garemount Lodge is Shandon Country Pursuits for horse-trekking, clay-target shooting, off-roading, fishing. Even closer, there's paddle-board hire for fun on (and in) the Gareloch.

We're half a mile from the Faslane Submarine Base, so you might see a submarine gliding down the loch. And also from your windows you'll see a variety of birds, and the occasional deer, rabbits, and squirrels in our garden.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cairndow, United Kingdom

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early winter 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year 2018/19
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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