Tenants must take good care of the property, keep it clean and tidy throughout their holiday and leave it clean and tidy upon their departure.
Any breakages must be reported to us upon leaving the property.
The lead name on the booking form (the Party Leader) must be over 18 years old and is held responsible for the behaviour of the party and the condition in which the property is left at the end of the stay.
No change in identity of any member of the party booking shall take place without our prior written consent.
Holiday lets commence at 3.00pm on the day of arrival and finish at 10.00am on the day of departure.
On making the booking more than 8 weeks before the date of the holiday a deposit payment of £100 to £250 must be made per cottage and per week booked.
Not less than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday then the balance of the rent must be paid. A reminder will be sent in this respect. If we do not receive it by this date then you will be in breach of these conditions.
If you book within 8 weeks of your holiday then the whole amount of the rent becomes payable when the booking is made.
A contract is formed between us as the owners of the property and the Party Leader when we send written confirmation of the booking to you.
Each property is offered on the understanding that no more than the maximum number of people as indicated in the property details shall use it.
We reserve the right to refuse or curtail holidays where it transpires that we have been misled about the numbers or the people staying in the property at any one time.
We also reserve the right to make any booking subject to a deposit being received against inventory and cleaning, refundable after the holiday, less any damaged or missing items.
We also reserve the right to request payment in respect of damaged or missing items after the termination of your holiday with us. Any items in this respect will be detailed and a request made for payment direct to the Party Leader.
Pets are only accepted in our holiday properties by prior arrangement.
Linen, Gas and Electric
Towels and linen are provided in all our properties at no extra charge. If they are damaged during the stay then there could be an amount requested to be paid as in clause 4 (Occupancy) above.
Gas and electric are included in the cost of your holiday term, provided they are within reasonable average consumption.
No liability is accepted in respect of loss or damage to the client or any member of their party, their baggage, car or contents, resulting from riot, war, strikes, adverse weather conditions or sickness or injury or for loss or damage by a third party.
Gavinburn Cottages Ltd or their Directors accept no liability for any damage to guests vehicles during the course of their stay or when travelling to and from the cottages.
If, upon arrival you feel there are reasonable grounds for complaint about your property then we must be contacted immediately so that, if possible, we can take appropriate action during your stay. If a reasonable ground for compliant arises during your holiday then again we should be contacted as soon as possible after the complaint arises.
Whilst everything will be done within our power to rectify problems, no guarantees about repair will be given and any refunds will be entirely at our discretion.
We reserve the right to get access to the property at any reasonable time for essential maintenance. Where possible prior arrangements will be made.
If at any time before the start of your holiday you wish to cancel for any reason then the rental will be due in full and payment will be sought. Any legal fees that are incurred in pursuing this payment will be borne by you.
If you confirm your cancellation in writing we will seek to re-let the property at the best possible price but not necessarily at the previously advertised price. If successful, we will normally return the balance of the rental to you, less the deposit and an administration fee of £25. Deposits are non- refundable.
You are advised to take out suitable cancellation or other insurance to cover you being unable to take your holiday in the property.
In the unlikely event that your accommodation becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond our control then we will refund your monies in full and be under no other liability. If due to a fault with the cottages and you are forced to cut short your stay, we will reimburse you for the remaining nights that you were unable to stay.
We regret that we can not accept responsibility for any lost property left behind at the end of your stay. Whilst we will make every effort to return lost property we will accept no liability in this respect.
All reasonable effort will be made to advise clients in advance of any situation which may affect your holiday. However, we accept no liability for any disturbance which may occur and is outside of our control.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information given either orally or written and all representations are made in good faith, no such representations can create any legal liability.
Bookings are made on the understanding that you have read the property description on the web site.
Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in the countryside - views for miles and cosy fires await you!
I’ve stayed at the cottages 3 times now, twice in 2022 and once in 2019. These cottages are truly excellent. The location is superb, you’re up in the hills... read more with a lovely view of surrounding hills, fields and the river Clyde (also Loch Lomond on your right). There are highland cows around the cottages 90%’of the time which really adds something, you can walk up the hills behind the cottages to loch Humphrey if you fancy a little trek! On the other hand, the cottages are near Kilpatrick station - a 20 minute walk down and you can hop on the train to Glasgow and to Edinburgh from there (I’m a Celtic fan living in England so this is a great way to go see my team). Inside the cottages, the view is just as superb. I’ve stayed in ‘Auchentoshan’ and ‘Glenmorangie’ and both are immaculately decorated in a modern, yet cosy style! They are also extremely well equipped with kitchen items (plates, pans, utensils etc), towels, dishwasher, shampoo and shower gel, wood for the fire, storage space - everything! There’s even laundry facilities and DVD’s/board games to choose from as well as leaflets on local attractions. They’re dog friendly! You’re also a 10 minute drive from Dumbarton which has several supermarkets and fuel stations. There’s a small shop in the village and a couple of pubs. They even give you a welcome hamper with some basic supplies (and a... I’ve stayed at the cottages 3 times now, twice in 2022 and once in 2019.
These cottages are truly excellent. The location is superb, you’re up in the hills with a lovely view of surrounding hills, fields and the river Clyde (also Loch Lomond on your right). There are highland cows around the cottages 90%’of the time which really adds something, you can walk up the hills behind the cottages to loch Humphrey if you fancy a little trek!
On the other hand, the cottages are near Kilpatrick station - a 20 minute walk down and you can hop on the train to Glasgow and to Edinburgh from there (I’m a Celtic fan living in England so this is a great way to go see my team).
Inside the cottages, the view is just as superb. I’ve stayed in ‘Auchentoshan’ and ‘Glenmorangie’ and both are immaculately decorated in a modern, yet cosy style! They are also extremely well equipped with kitchen items (plates, pans, utensils etc), towels, dishwasher, shampoo and shower gel, wood for the fire, storage space - everything! There’s even laundry facilities and DVD’s/board games to choose from as well as leaflets on local attractions. They’re dog friendly!
You’re also a 10 minute drive from Dumbarton which has several supermarkets and fuel stations. There’s a small shop in the village and a couple of pubs.
They even give you a welcome hamper with some basic supplies (and a drop of whiskey if that’s your kind of thing)
I can’t recommend them highly enough! More
Ross M 2022/08/15
We are just home for our stay at Gavinburn cottages, we stayed in the AUCHENTOSHAN which was stunning. The cottage was spotless and equipped with everything , it’s the best... read more equipped accommodation we have ever stayed in . The walks and views were beautiful and the owner Alex was always at hand if needed (which we didn’t as everything was perfect) we will be booking again for Easter .
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.
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.
Corrine H 2022/07/31
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.
We stayed here for 8 weeks due to a domestic emergency (5 weeks at Macallan and 3 weeks at G|lenlivet. Couldn't fault the cottages - spacious, well-equipped in a beautiful... read more location up a private road with great walking on our doorstep (our dog loved the walk up the hill), very good facilities throughout (excellent TV and wifi). Very friendly, helpful host.
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
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.
Marie F 2021/09/16
The Glenmorangie at Gavinburn Cottages is one of the best equipped apartments I have ever stayed in. The cottage was extremely comfortable and the views are stunning. Alex and... read more Leigh Anne Fleming have done a wonderful job providing holiday accommodation of an exceptionally high standard. Can’t wait to go back. More
The Glenmorangie at Gavinburn Cottages is one of the best equipped apartments I have ever stayed in. The cottage was extremely comfortable and the views are stunning. Alex and... read more Leigh Anne Fleming have done a wonderful job providing holiday accommodation of an exceptionally high standard. Can’t wait to go back.