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Gartocharn, Glasgow and Clyde Valley

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Sleeps 22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Spa Facilities
Sky TV
Tennis Court
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A fabulous holiday retreat on the edge of Loch Lomond
  • Explore the extensive grounds and woodland
  • Opportunities for boat and fishing trips as well as spectacular walks
Property code: CA171

Just 20 miles north of Glasgow, this stunning house enjoys a fantastic lochside location and is adjacent to the RSPB's wetland reserve, with Buchanan Castle Golf Club, the Sea Life Aquarium and Balloch Castle and Country Park all within 6 miles. The estate is home to a range of wildlife including roe deer, and there are also opportunities for boat and fishing trips as well as spectacular walks. With Ben Lomond in the distance, this is a fantastic base for exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (both within 15 miles).


Entering the property, a vestibule and main hallway lead you through to the ‘Great Room' which is a fantastic space with a double height ceiling and picture windows offering views of the lochans and Ben Lomond. The Great Room opens into a formal games room with a pool table, and an impressive drawing room with a central fireplace and plenty of seating. The ground floor also features a stylish kitchen/diner with an attractive dining area perfect for enjoying a special meal. The kitchen, laundry and boot room are equipped with a hob and double oven with warming drawer, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, steam iron, microwave, two sub-zero fridges and a wine fridge as well as a range of extra facilities and gadgets. You can also enjoy a meal in the light and fresh conservatory, or relax in the cheerful TV room. There are also two WCs on the ground floor. Heading upstairs, the first floor offers six cosy bedrooms, many of them en-suite. The Family Suite comprises two bedrooms – a twin room adjoining to the king size bedroom an en-suite shower room. The master king-size sleigh room has its own dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, rain dance shower and his and hers sinks. There is also a master king-size sleigh room with en-suite shower room, and a twin room with an additional two pull-out trundle beds and en-suite shower room. A  twin room has access to the family bathroom. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor: a king sleigh room, day bed and pull out single bed with en-suite bathroom, a king-size zip-and-link with en-suite bathroom and a king size room and en-suite bathroom.


The property also offers an indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms, secure door entry, shower area, separate WC and towel store. Stepping outside you can explore the estate grounds which surround the property. A large paved sun terrace is furnished and ideal for enjoying drinks or a BBQ. There are extensive lawns which are ideal for games and also feature a children's play area with adventure frame, slide, swings, Wendy house and trampoline. There is also a hard tennis court. The grounds leading away from the house have been purchased by the RSPB and have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the lochs and wetlands are home to an abundance of wildlife. Please note the canal is fenced in, but young children will need supervision at all times on the estate.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more Code: CA171

  • 9 bedrooms – 2 master king-size sleigh bed, 1 king sleigh bed with day bed and pull out single bed, 2 king, 1 twin room with an additional 2 pull-out trundle beds, 1 king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin, 2 twins
  • 8 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 5 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC, 2 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • 3 WCs
  • Hob, double oven, 3 dishwashers, microwave, freezer, 2 sub-zero fridges
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Washing machine, dryer, steam iron
  • TV and games room
  • SkyTV, DVD and iPod dock
  • Great Room
  • Drawing room
  • Conservatory
  • Boot room
  • Laundry
  • Walled garden
  • Paved terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Children’s play area
  • Tennis court
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Wine fridge
  • Wood burners
  • 2 telescopes and 4 sets of binoculars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Set in 98 acres
  • Additional housekeeping and catering services available by arrangement
  • Please note: young children should be supervised throughout the estate
  • Glasgow 19.5 miles
  • Alongside the standard security deposit, there is an additional non refundable £50 (per pet) payment for bookings with pets
  • In line with current government guidance the swimming pool, games room and spa facilities at this property may not be available or will require social distancing.

Staying at this incredible property, you will be spoilt for choice things to see and do. Surrounded by acre upon acre of estate hugged by woodland, lochs, canal and SSSI nature reserve, you can wander for hours enjoying the scenery and looking out for the shy, beautiful wildlife who too call the area home. Take little children by the hand and see all there is to discover.

While luxuriating in the gardens and exploring the grounds will be a timeless pastime enjoyed by many, there are also opportunities a-plenty to explore further afield. Just 2 miles away, Buchanan Castle Golf Club invites you to polish your swing and admire the scenery while the abandoned Buchanan Castle itself lies 3 miles away, slowly being overtaken by nature.

For adventurers of all ages, Loch Lomond promises many a happy hour with an array of on-the-water activities, including kayaking and leisure cruises. You can even take a seaplane over the loch to receive a birds-eye-view of the incredible vistas below. If you have brought or hired bikes, there are lots of opportunities for cycling too; a particularly good route takes you around the West Loch Lomond cycle path.

For somewhere to eat or sup a local tipple, there are a huge number of pubs and restaurants within a few miles of the property. 6.5 miles away, Alexandria and Balloch are particular hotspots for eateries and attractions, including the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium (6 miles).


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excellent escape house and grounds and facilities perfect will def go back


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