Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in the countryside - views for miles and cosy fires await you!
This had to be one of the best returns to Scotland we have had, staying three weeks in the Glenmorangie Cottage.
The owners Alex and Leigh - Ann,had... read more thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable with a food and drinks package on arrival and checks to see that we had arrived and settled in OK.
We discovered that the location of the cottages is excellent with the airport close by, Glasgow City only a short drive away and Loch Lomond and the Trossacs on our doorstep.
We found the views from the Cottages south east over the Erskine Bridge and south west across the River Clyde to Greenock to be spectacular and it’s even better to watch the sun go down or see the bridge in all its glory when the lights come on.
It’s just like living in a farm with hielin coos feeding in the fields around the cottages, sheep and they’re newly born lambs playing in the burn that runs through the fields, the most beautiful horses in the paddocks as you drive too and from the cottages and not to forget the wildlife with eagles flying above, foxes running past and the occasional hare bouncing through the long grass.
Also, if you fancy a wee walk in the Old Kilpatrick Hills then, you’re almost there. We also discovered that just North of the Cottages is Loch Humphrey, a popular walk with the locals and if you have time I recommend that you don’t miss the opportunity to walk to the top and see the views from there. Also, it’s a great spot for a picnic.
Finally, I would recommend Gavinburn Cottages to anyone looking for accommodation with very high standards in the best ever location you could ask for.
Stayed in the Glenmorangie cottage for a week in July 2022. The property is nothing short of superb. Beautifully furnished and equipped throughout. The views are exceptional, with an elevated... read more vista over the Erskine Bridge from the lounge and down the Firth of Clyde from the bedroom. Plenty of parking and a lovely front garden shared only with the other residents.
Also of note a fantastic walk from the front door over to Loch Humphrey reservoir and the Kilpatrick Hills. And the most opulent welcome pack ever!
With close family in the area, we’ll definitely be back, availability permitting.
Had a fantastic week in Glenmorangie cottage. Beautiful little cottage, in stunning location. Views of the River Clyde and surrounding hills absolutely amazing. Very comfortable bed and house well equipped... read more - maybe a couple more saucepans in the kitchen would be good and a little mixing bowl. Excellent shower. Very warm little cottage. Had nice informative chat with owner Alex, about the local area. Walks up the hill are superb. Will definitely return.
What an absolutely gorgeous cottage over looking the River Clyde. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and very comfortable and such good value
It is well placed to... read more visit the other islands. On your doorstep are some great walks.
Alex was so great to deal with and nothing was too much bother.
Book these cottages before they get snapped up.
What a beautiful place Scotland is and the people are the friendliest
These cottages were a fantastic find for us! Working frequently in the area for up to a month at a time, we were desperate to find accommodation that allowed us... read more some home comforts and the ability to cater for ourselves. We found that....and so much more!
We've already stayed twice in the Glenmorangie (one-bedroom end of row cottage) and immediately made sure to book for all of our events for the next year.
Fantastic location with breath-taking views over the River Clyde/Erskine Bridge - sunrise and sunset -wow! Well-equipped. Spotlessly clean. Large walk-in shower. Comfortable. Parking available. Conveniently situated for Loch Lomond in one direction...Glasgow the other.
And to add even more positives - a lovely 'welcome basket' awaits you on arrival stocked with milk, butter, bread, eggs, jam/marmalade, cereals, shortbread, teacakes and a small bottle of the local whisky.
All communication with Alex was clear, helpful and friendly - another bonus!
We highly recommend these cottages.
This was our first trip to the stunning Gavinburn Cottages and we will definitely be back...
We stayed in the Auchentoshan cottage and was delighted with the quality of furnishings... read more and finish.
The surroundings and views are stunning. The cottage lends itself to a drink on the patio during a sunny evening, although we had to dodge the showers for that event.
The location is ideal for travelling around the west of Scotland, with Loch Lomond only 15 mins away by car and Glasgow City Centre easily accessible by car or by train from Old Kilpatrick. The purpose of our stay in August was to relax and meet up with other family members and of course spend time exploring the hillside conveniently located on the doorstep of cottages
This wasn't our first trip to the stunning Gavinburn Cottages and we will definitely be back.... again!!
On this occasion we stayed in the Glenlivet having resided in... read more the Macallan on previous visits, both are equally fantastic in their quality of furnishings and finish.
The surroundings and views are stunning no matter what time of the year we have visited. Having enjoyed time here in both the summer and winter periods, the cottages lend themselves to a drink on the patio during a sunny evening, or cozy night on the couch by the stove when the temperature dictates.
The location is ideal for travelling around the west of Scotland, with Loch Lomond only 15 mins away by car and Glasgow City Centre easily accessible by car or by train from Old Kilpatrick. The purpose of our recent stay in August was to relax, we spent our time exploring the hillside conveniently located on the doorstep of the cottages. They are also extremely handy for the Forth & Clyde Canal footpath where we walked to the Bowling Basin.
Finally the Scottish inspired welcome hamper which was waiting for us on our arrival was a great touch and thoroughly enjoyed by my partner who was new to Scotland during our first visit. As others have commented both Alex and Leigh-Ann were a brilliant during our stay, although we had no issues they were easily contactable and had a great knowledge of the surroundings areas. I have to apologise for not submitting a review a lot sooner!! Many thanks to both of you for your hospitality.
As a couple we recently stayed in the Glenmorangie cottage for a week. We have stayed in countless self-catering properties over the years and would count this one among the... read more very best of them.
The cottage is clean, modern, fresh. The kitchen is very well equipped, with all of the usual crockery, cutlery, pans and utensils, as well as a teapot, cafetière, tinfoil, kitchen roll, teatowels, dish cloths, washing-up sponges and liquid, bin bags, torch, first aid kit, a Covid hygiene/cleaning kit etc etc. Also included is a generous supply of firewood, kindling, firelighters, a smart TV and always-on wifi, a hairdryer, full access to a laundry room with washing machine, dryer, detergent, ironing board and iron, and access to a locked bike shed. They have thought of everything!
On top of all that, the location is superb with stunning views and convenient for exploring Loch Lomond and hiking in the Trossachs as well as walking in the local Kilpatrick Hills and visiting Glasgow.
We didn't have any direct contact with Alex or Leigh-Anne during our stay and appreciated the contactless check-in/check-out with the convenient key safe just outside the cottage door. Alex and Leigh-Anne were in contact before our arrival and provided all the directions and information we needed. They also made it clear that they were readily available in case we needed them for anything.
All in all a most enjoyable stay. We rarely if ever stay at the same place twice, but we would love to stay at Gavinburn Cottages again.
Stunning location but within easy reach of Glasgow and Loch Lomond. We stayed in Glenmorangie, which is a lovely 1 bed, ideal for us two and the dog. Everything provided... read more including a great welcome pack. Accommodation is contemporary but in keeping with the historic cottage. Can’t recommend this more highly for a short or long break, endless walks right behind the cottage with stunning views across the Clyde. The owner Alex is very hands on and nothing was too much trouble.
Just back from a week staying in The Macallan cottage at Gavinburn, what a perfect holiday location. The best equipped self catering cottage we have ever stayed in, every detail... read more thought of, comfortable and so cosy in the autumn evenings with the log burner fire on looking out over the twinkling lights below.
Location is perfect, hill walking on your doorstep with fantastic views. Also so close to country parks, canal, the ferries to the inner Clyde islands, Loch Lomond and some excellent restaurants, a special mention for Monadh Kitchen in Bearsden, Michelin rated food, great service and exceptional value!
Our host Alex kept us informed at all times and was excellent in dealing with a brief wifi issue, great service.
Don’t hesitate in booking Gavinburn Cottages, they live up to everything they promise and we have no doubt we are coming back soon. More