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Heatherbank Coastal Cottage in Garelochhead, Argyll and the Isles

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sleeps 4
1 room
1 bathroom

Heatherbank Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Heatherbank is a single storey cottage on the edge of Garelochhead village in Argyllshire. The cottage has a double room, a shower room, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with sofabed. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and a garden to the front with patio and mountain views. Apart from the many Munros offering superb walking, Garelochhead is close to Helensburgh, a popular and busy seaside resort. Heatherbank is an easy walk from the shores of Gare Loch and the amenities of the village, and Loch Lomond is within easy reach.

Garelochhead is a small village at the head of Gare Loch, a large sea loch known for sailing and sea angling. The village has a selection of shops and pubs, and is close to great walking, munro-bagging and golf. Loch Lomond is within easy reach.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Electric heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Gardens to the front, side and rear. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: The road leading to the property is of good quality.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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Miss Bradbury
September 2014
A beautiful cottage with really nice fittings and equipment, lovely welcome pack and great selection of DVDs and books. The owner was really helpful and the location great. Would definitely recommend this place.
Mrs Ekins
July 2014
We felt the cottage was nice enough to be a permanent home and had a perfect holiday.
Ms Bacchus
April 2014
The cottage itself was immaculate and contemporary, plus on arrival a very welcome 'Welcome Pack' greeted us. The garden seems to be a work in progress but was natural and not manicured or landscaped which we felt would spoil its natural surroundings with woods climbing upwards at the back and views to the front to die for. With the sound of streams and bird song, for us it was a little piece of heaven! We didn't mind the short walk from where we parked to the cottage as it added to the experience which included passing over a small wooden bridge with a very loud but pretty stream rushing beneath it. As an added bonus we had beautiful sunshine for a few days too. So a big thank you to the owner from two very happy and now totally chilled out holiday makers!
Mr Turcotte
August 2013
I was pleasantly surprised as to the spaciousness and cleanliness of the rental upon arrival, it was much larger than one might have guessed from the outside. Everything was rather new looking and clean and was easy to maintain and clean.
Rosie F
December 2016
We booked this cottage for a week and were so pleased to have found it. It was the the jewel in the crown for us on our holiday touring Scotland. It was immaculately clean and warm on arrival and there was also a lovely welcome pack of local produce waiting for us. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with plenty of CDs, DVDs, books and games to use during your stay. It is located in a wonderfully quiet location and we were delighted when the deer came for a visit (unfortunately they were after the heathers that Dougie had planted). We met Dougie, the owner and he couldn't have been more helpful and is continually working to improve to garden area. If we ever return to Scotland, there's nowhere else we would choose to stay.
Melanie H
January 2015
Nestled up a winding steep track between waterfalls and woodland the cottage was a glorious little find. Well equipped and Dougie a very thoughtful host. We received a complimentary basket of local goods, milk, bread and wine. Well thought out in its facilities and very comfortable. We loved this little quiet retreat and will come back to explore further afield as we only got as far as along the loch side as we had a relaxed trip to visit family in nearby Dumbarton. Lots to see and do, with Glasgow a train ride away... We will be back and thank you Dougie. Can't wait to return to see what you have done with the garden as when is is sorted it will be perfect! So peaceful and relaxing.
June 2016
Having read other reviews of this cottage the only thing worrying me was the rough track leading up to the property as I was hiring a car but to my surprise the track has been recently re-done and was no problem getting up. The owner of the property, Dougie was also very nice and helpful, he has also done a lot of work on the garden which you cannot see in the pictures on the sykes website, it has a nice patio with table and chairs and pretty flower beds, a lovely place to sit and admire the view which is great. The cottage itself was very clean, comfortable and well equiped with a lovely welcome pack.
October 2013
The cottage was very well equipped. The welcome pack was much appreciated. It looks like the owner has plans for further enhancements. The approach road is rough, very rough and anything but a 4x4 will scrape the ground.
Hannu H
January 2014
We (three jolly fellows) arrived on Saturday afternoon to this cottage. Fist issue was that we did not dare to climb up the access road with rental Ford Focus Wagon - we were afraid it would get damaged - no grip when climbing slowly and with higher speed the bumps would most likely damage the car. So we parked the car in a small offroad place about half way to cottage. After couple of days neighbours (local people living close to cottage) knocked our door and complained about our parking saying it is dangerous and adviced to park in the end of Linn Walk. We did not find our parking dangerous, but decided not to disagree. We did park the car there every time after that. No problems after that. Access road does not have any lights so it is a good idea to have a flashlight or something with you when walking the access road. The cottage itself was nice. Modern equipment, tidy and clean, heating worked nicely, enough towels and bed linen. The WiFi connection worked fine and came in handy, because the mobile network is not great in these areas. In Garelochhead you can find basic things like shop, pub, post office etc. There is a big military naval base in Garelochhead, but that doesn't bother the stay. Location of cottage is very good when exploring the Loch Lomond area or other nice places in nearby, also Helensburgh is about 7 miles away and there are more shops & restaurants and supermarket like Waitrose. It takes around 45 minutes to drive to Glasgow and the way there is quite straightforward through Helensburgh. We travelled one day also to Oban and Fort William and back to cottage. Other day we travelled to Glenturret (Famous Grouse) and Blair Athol Whisky Distilleries.
Miss Uber
October 2015
Perfect size and location! In beautiful greenery and up the hill, Heatherbank was a great fit! Thanks so much for everything!
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