About the property
- Cottage920 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Lilybank is full of character.It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage built in 1781 (one the oldest in the village) . The cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Killearn in the foothills of the Campsie Fells( recently used as the location for an episode of Jonathon Creek !) .
This area was also used for various location settings in the hit series - "Outlander" . Come and enjoy "Outlander experience " tour . We are 10 minutes from film location - Devils pulpit .
The cottage -There are 2 bedrooms, both with en suite shower/bathrooms(one upstairs with double bed and one downstairs with 2 singles that can be changed to a double bed if required )
The kitchen is extremely well stocked with ingredients and kitchen utensils. There is a large fridge freezer and everhot range cooker, with fitted oak units and granite worktops. The lounge has a very warm coal burning stove.
At the rear of the cottage there is a conservatory leading out onto a large decking area and two tier garden , with grass area , parking for a number of cars , bbq and bike cover.
The area -Killearn is nearby to the Trossachs , Loch Lomond , the West highland way and many other well known points of interest. The historical towns of Stirling , Perth and Edinburgh are a short drive away .
The village itself has a Coop store, an excellent pub and restaurant .There are many other establishments within walking distance or a short drive away. Glengoyne distillery is within walking distance and tours provide an excellent day out.
Other information :
WiFi- The cottage has a good wifi signal .
Golf - Nearby courses are located at Balfron and Drymen .Saint Andrews Old course and the Fife links trail are around 1 hour 30 minutes drive away.There are many world class golf courses to found here.
Cycling- There are many cycle tracks located locally and in the nearby Queen Elizabeth Forrest.Bikes can be hired in Drymen.
Walking and Climbing - Killearn is around 30 minutes drive from Ben Lomond , the most southerly Munro. There are also a number of Munros a short drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond.There are several walking routes around the village and high in the Campsies which overlook the village.
Fishing - by permit on the Endrick River and Lake of Menteith, Loch Lomond.
Shops in the village - chemist/doctor surgery, tea rooms , Hewitt and Aker delicatessen, Panik gallery, Old Mill Inn bar and restaurant.
Transport - hourly bus link to Glasgow ,Stirling.
Food /home delivery - Saffron Tandoori and Balfron chinese situated in Balfron, a 5 minute drive or by home delivery service. There is also a good chip shop in Balfron.
The islands - Arran ferry at Ardrossan is a 1 hour drive away from Killearn. The ferry crossing takes 1 hour . The island can also be accessed via Clonaig ferry on the west coast . This is a lovely scenic drive .
There are many others which can easily be visited in one day from Greenock/Gourock - 45 minute drive from killearn.
Whisky Distilleries- Glengoyne is less than a mile from Killearn . There is a lovely walk through the forrests and hills to get there.
Auchentoshan is about 10 miles away . Both provide excellent tours.
New Year - Please contact the owner . We will accept reservations, however we would like to discuss this option with any prospective guests firstly .
Ken and Caroline
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Ken and Caroline
We are both semi retired and enjoy the outdoors.
Ken and Caroline purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Ken and Caroline chose Killearn
Killearn is the perfect location for easy travel to the city and at the same time is located in some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland. The house itself is uniquely, full of centuries of character.
What makes this Cottage unique
Easy access to the remote countryside whilst remaining within a small village with excellent facilities including , bar , restaurant , coffee shops , grocery store etc .
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A very homely, comfortable cottage.
A very warm and friendly greeting upon our arrival from Ken and Caroline. We were treated to a cold and tasty bottle of white wine and a pretty vase of daffodils. What a lovely couple. The cottage was spotlessly clean and warm with an interesting array of ornaments from around the world. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house and would not hesitate to revisit if ever we visit Scotland again. We have already recommended it to friends who have shown an interest in the area. Thank you Ken and Caroline for letting us experience a stay in your fantastic cottage. Nigel and Denise Walmsley.. Solihull. West Midlands
Cosy and characterful
This cottage is very cosy and comfortable, full of character and interest, and with all the mod cons that you might need! We enjoyed 3 course breakfasts - very handy having the coop just a minutes' walk away and we also enjoyed aga toast! The beds were comfy so we slept very well indeed. The hosts are helpful and friendly and we hope to return in future!
Quaint cottage feel with a touch of Scottish flavor
Quaint cottage feel with a touch of Scottish flavor.
Ein richtig gemütliches Haus mit sehr freundlichen Vermietern
Wir habe in August 2017 eine sehr schöne Woche in Lilybank verbracht. Am Ankunftstag begüssten uns Caroline und Ken persönlich und haben uns das Haus gezeigt und alles erklärt. Wir fühlten uns von der ersten Minute an gleich wie zu Hause und haben uns nach unseren tägliche Ausflügen immer darauf gefreut, wieder "nach Hause" zu kommen. Die Lage ist gut, viele tolle Ausflugsziele gut und innerhalb von einer Stunde erreichbar.
Das Haus war sehr sauber und gut ausgestattet mit hochwertigen Geräten. Was bei einem so altem Haus aus unserer Erfahrung eher ungewöhnlich ist. Außerdem hatten die Vermieter uns ein Willkommensgruß in Form von Wein und Shortbread dort gelassen und die Küche mit den notwendigen Grundzutaten ausgestattet. In unseren Augen könnte ein Ferienhaus nicht besser sein. Vielen Dank! Wir hoffen bald wieder zurückzukommen.
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PS: Auf Wunsch von Caroline und Ken haben wir unsere Rezension auf Deutsch geschrieben.)
Cozy, Charming, Great Location
This property had everything we were looking for. Bright and cheerful conservatory, fab kitchen, loved the fire in the lounge in the evening & some fantastic walks for our little dog just on the doorstep. We would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quiet break that has so many wonderful tourist opportunities within easy access.
Amazing weeks break in a wonderful cottage :)
Having travelled for many years all over Scotland staying in many rented cottages we are always looking for somewhere new to try and I must say this did not disappoint. We had very detailed notes and information sent once booked and were then met by Ken and Caroline on our day of arrival. They were both very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. I know they are new to this but some seasoned renters could learn from them :) The cottage is very homely and everything available to hand. Great wifi speed for those who need to keep in touch with work etc. Good pub, cafe and shop just a stroll away. We hope to be back soon and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Many thanks Ken and Caroline I hope all goes well with your future renting. Regards Dean and Allison.