Finnich Steading Cottages lie secluded in the tranquil countryside of their own 220-acre rural estate on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park. Sitting in peaceful elegance among the rolling hills and ancient woodland, Finnich Cottages provide all the comforts and high standards you would expect from a four-star luxury holiday let, offering breathtaking uninterrupted views to Ben Lomond yet are conveniently only 15 miles from Glasgow.
The Cottages have been lovingly restored around the courtyard of the beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading with a thoughtfulness that combines luxury with practicality. Each cottage, renovated to the highest standards of convenience and comfort, has retained their character and traditional features.
Accommodation Summary : Oak cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped to the highest standard
Large living areas with wooden floors
Modern fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, full oven 4-plate hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, a round dining table with 6 chairs
Separate living areas with a comfortable bed sofa and 2 armchairs.
Sky TV, DVD, CD player and Wi-Fi.
Each unit has a separate central heating system with ample supplies of hot water for the luxuriously fitted bathroom and shower.
All of the windows are double-glazed and have full-length curtains or blinds.
Activities Walking - the National Park and the surrounding hills provide a full range of routes including The West Highland Way.
Cycling - Mountain biking routes throughout the National Park or more leisurely cycling between the many places of interest, including the West Loch Cycle Path.
Water Sports - Loch Lomond provides a full range of aquatic sports from sailing to jet skiing and motor boating. For the more leisurely, there are cruises on Loch Lomond.
Fishing - available on Loch Lomond and also on the River Endrick. Permits can be purchased locally.
Golf - World-Class Scottish courses close by include Loch Lomond and Gleneagles. Local courses who welcome visitors include Buchanan Castle, Hilton Park, and The Vale of Leven. There is also Strathendrick Golf Club, a nine-hole public course on the outskirts of Drymen just 3 miles away.
Scotch whisky -The jewel of Malt Distilleries Glengoyne is only 3 miles away.
Eating Out Many good restaurants, pubs, and cafés in the area around Finnich Steading
The following are just a few:
Croftamie (1 mile)
•The Wayfarers - good pub food in a friendly atmosphere in the village.
Drymen (3 miles)
•The Clachan Inn - the favourite pub of the locals. Good food and full of atmosphere.
•The Potteries - a popular tearoom with light meals.
•The Buchannan Arms - the hotel has a formal restaurant, cosy bar and a comprehensive sports/Gym complex available for non-residents at a fee.
•The Winnock Hotel - On the village square, this hotel has a formal restaurant, pub food at the bar and a beer garden.
Killearn (3 miles)
•The Old Mill - a friendly pub atmosphere with an open fire. Small restaurant but excellent food.
•The Black Bull - small hotel with a good restaurant.
Gartocharn (7 miles)
•The Hungry Monk - friendly atmosphere and large portions.
Balmaha (7 miles )
Touring Touring - the Steadings are the perfect base from which to tour central Scotland. The Southern Highlands, the West Coast and all of the Central Belt are within easy range. Touring highlights within 30 minutes include the City of Stirling, with its historic Castle, The Wallace Monument and the battlefield of Bannockburn. To the West lies Dumbarton 15 miles away, with its Ancient Castle and the unique Denny Tank museum, a memorial to the heady days of shipbuilding on the Clyde.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is 25 miles away and is a world-class venue to make a special day out for children. Glasgow 1 hour and Edinburgh 1 ½ hour are an easy day trip while Glen Coe, Fort William and Perth all easily accessible.
Closer are all the opportunities created by the National Park including Loch Lomond Shores with its aquarium and only 20 minutes drive North to Aberfoyle, the gateway to the beautiful Trossachs and to the historic Lake of Menteith with its ruined Abbey.
Posted by Diana & Kevin , UK Review posted on 16-May-2011, 00:00:00
From the offset of booking our short 4 day break at Oak Cottage, through to our departure, Marguerite and Andrew ensured our stay was relaxing and trouble free. The accommodation has been built and maintained to a very high specification and is immaculately presented. All the essentials for a family are on hand (including the very well tempered labrador to play with) and being able to watch the children playing in the fields and woods without a care in the world was in itself relaxing for us. The walks in the local area were peaceful, with the call of the cuckoo, deer silhouetted on the hilltop and new born lambs everywhere. The views of Ben Lomond from the bedroom window was fabulous!
As a base for exploring South West Scotland, the location was perfect. On the relatively quiet roads (compared to the South East of England) and through spectacular scenery, we ventured through Argyll, being at Loch Fyne and Inverary Castle and Jail to the West and Stirling Castle to the East in less than an hour. The shores of Loch Lomond were just minutes drive away.
The local hostelries in Drymen and Balloch served great food and good quality local produce was widely available in the local villages - the smoked salmon from Inverawe Smokery was excellent.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Posted by Ad Voss Review posted on 23-May-2010, 00:00:00
Our stay in your newly renovatted cottage has been very pleasant. Not only the luxury and cleanliness of Rowan cottage, but especially the total setting gave our 4 days stay everything one could wish for. Also your concern about our well being made us feel very welcome. We will surely b back soon .
Greetings and all the best Ad Voss and Annie Dykstra
2 bed Holiday Rental Cottage in Stirlingshire Central Scotland Ref:GB13047