|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Oak cottage sleeps 4 , tow
A two bedroom cottage on two floors facing South and West. Downstairs is a living area with a long modern kitchen which has a round dining table and a glazed door leading to a round walled private patio. The living area has stunning views across the fields and is fully furnished with a leather sofa-bed and comfortable armchairs. There is a separate downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin.
The beautiful wood stairs leads to two bedrooms on the fully carpeted first floor. The master bedroom with a king-size bed has a long window facing West with outstanding views. It has its own wash basin, hanging cupboard and a dressing table.
The second bedroom with twin beds has ample cupboard space, a dressing table and writing desk. Between the bedrooms is a large bathroom with basin, bath with shower unit and a full length hot towel rail, and WC.
Oak cottage is light, airy and beautifully proportioned and offers visitors luxury with serene peace and quiet
On line booking on own website : www.finnichcottages.com
The cottages have been created round the courtyard of the beautiful 19th Century red sandstone steading which has recently undergone a total renovation programme. Each cottage has been rebuilt to the highest standards of convenience and comfort while retaining the character and features of the old buildings. In addition to the landscaped courtyard with its large communal games room, each cottage has access to an outdoor patio with views out over the woods and fields.
Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard with a large living area and wooden floors, a modern fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a living area with comfortable sofa beds and armchairs. All windows are double glazed with full length curtains or blinds and all are equipped with Sky TV, DVD/CD player and wifi. Each unit has a separate central heating system with ample supplies of hot water for the luxuriously fitted bathrooms and showers. There is a shared laundry and drying room with facilities for ironing.
Andrew and Marguerite Dewar Durie bought this estate when Andrew moved to Scotland to run a large Whisky Company based in Dumbarton . His Family originally came from Fife and Andrew is the Chief of the Duries. He is also a member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.
If you are interested to trace back your ancestry, this is where you should base yourself.
Marguerite is Austrian and is an Interior Designer. She has planned and designed the beautiful cottages.
On line booking at finnichcottages.com purchased this cottage in 1992
Finnich Malise Estate had been little cared for for many years and presented a major and exciting challenge to us when we bought it. First priority was to repair and re-decorate the beautiful Georgian house and then to start recovering the parkland with its 200 year old trees. A separate project was to completely re build the derelict 19th century Steading buildings and convert them into 4 holiday cottages.
The projects continue with the recent planting of 9 ha of mixed Scottish woodland.
The uniqueness of the Finnich Malise estate which was evident to us when we first saw it, was its location. Close enough to Glasgow and Stirling but positioned in its own 200 acres of grounds to give total peace and tranquillity, with stunning views to the western North over the National Park and with easy access to Loch Lomond , 5 miles away.
"Finnich cottage is just ideal for travellers who wish to explore the Trossachs and also spend some time in Glasgow,both being worth visiting.
Our family is used to exchanging homes because we find you seldom feel at home in rentals but Finnich cottage offers both comfortable,cosy atmosphere and high standard equipment ,besides the owners were always friendly and willing to help.Last but not least is the location itself: first the cottage is situated in a peaceful rural estate and the views on the mountains are gorgeous.An address we highly recommend
had a really great time would have like to stay longer,the cottage was fab and would recommend this property to anybody
We had a fantastic stay for 4 nights in Oak Cottage. The cottage itself was beautifully furnished and equipped, and there was a folder of useful local information that proved lifesaving!
We had 3 under 5s with us who were also catered for well. They very much enjoyed the mini cottage and sand pit, as well as the swing and shoot.
Although the weather was typically scottish, there was plenty to do nearby- a 'fairy trail' was a great hit with the kids, and for a rural location amenities are surprisingly close-by.
The cottages were in almost immaculate condition, and the housekeeper (Mira) was incredibly accommodating and friendly.
I'd highly recommend a stay for anyone looking for a peaceful family holiday.
We have just returned from spending a week in lovely Oak Cottage. The cottage is very well equipped with comfortable beds and super cosy duvets. The owners have lovingly restored the steading and do everything they can to ensure that your have everything you need while you are with them.
We ate in different restaurants in different towns each day, Stirling, Luss, Lomond Shores, Glasgow all a short, scenic drive away. However we were glad to get back in the afternoon to the peace and special atmosphere of Finnich. Lots of interesting walks and wildlife and stunning, snow capped mountains. We can't wait to return in the autumn. E and A Paterson and Beanie the dog
My husband and I stayed here with our 21 year old daughter. We were overawed by the stunning scenery. My husband couldn't wait to get his walking boots on. We loved Oak Cottage and its immediate surroundings. We had lovely days out in Glasgow and Edinburgh and a trip across Loch Lomond to the picturesque village of Luss. As it was June all the flowers were in bloom and were so colourful. We also went to the Bird's of Prey centre at Balloch and had a lovely evening meal at the Oak Tree Inn at Balmaha. We enjoyed the games room immensely and played many a game of table tennis of an evening. We would like to thank our host for all her hard work making the cottage so comfortable and also for the bottle of wine.
We had an excellent holiday in this lovely cottage. The beds were comfortable, lots of storage space, clean throughout. The bathroom was great and the kitchen well equipped and we had everything we needed. The views from the living room of the mountains was a highlight as were the walks in the estate. We were pleased with our welcome...thanks for the wine! Lots of maps and information in the games room. The area is fantastic....so much to do even on rainy days. Good pubs within a few miles so eating out was easy.we were there as a couple but for a family it is ideal. Very safe and interesting for children. We climbed Ben Lomomd and visited Glasgow and Stirling as well as enjoying lovely walks around the lochs. I would certainly recommend this cottage to friends and hope to go back again.Oak cottage has a lovely patio outside which feels very private. The TV reception and wifi are both excellent. There is a barbecue but you need some Scottish sun for that! All in all, this is a great place to stay.
I consider myself so very lucky that I found this place online. I originally stayed for 4 days in October and was so utterly enamoured with it that I was able to book it for a 3 month stay in the Winter. This proved to be not enough and so I extended my stay another two months.
Firstly, the grounds and views are utterly beautiful. Even after 3 months, I still find new views, new routes to walk with the dog all the time and not sure it'd even be possible to ever tire of them. (The dog loves it too!) And if you like animals, you often spot deer and there is a chicken coop too.
I think the location is perfect, Croftamie is a small village and at Finnich you feel you're away from it all, yet with other visitors and people who live there you're never short of lovely folk to chat to. It is near some fantastic walks, not far from Loch Lomond (to my mind, the most beautiful place on earth) and there are small towns within a couple of miles if you need supplies.
I stayed in Sycamore and it is absolutely ideal for single people or couples. Tastefully constructed and decorated (with obvious real care and attention to detail) and excellently equipped. There is also a mini playground for younger children.
I asked if some friends wanted to come for New Year, which they did and they stayed in Oak which is equally highly finished, cosy and we had an absolute ball for the three nights they were there.
As I have now stayed as both a holiday guest and a temporary resident I can't quite recommend this place enough. I clearly love it, and think anyone would.
And last, but by no means least, Marguerite and Andrew are absolutely charming, welcoming and friendly people who it has been a real pleasure to both meet and deal with.
Finnich Steading cottages are perfectly placed for visitors to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The Loch Lomond National Park provides a huge range of outdoor activities including water sports, hiking and biking. The famous West Highalnd Way passes through the charming village of Drymen a short distance away. Riding, golf on a variety of courses and fishing on the river Endrick can all be arranged nearby. The local area provides a range of friendly pubs and small restaurants, art galleries, a range of shops, and an excellent medical centre.
Glengoyne Distillery is only 3 miles away and caters for visitors seven days a week. Alternatively visitors may just want to relax in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the woodlands and countryside of the estate and the many walking paths close by. The cottages are perfect for family holidays. Children will love the freedom the grounds provide and pets are welcome if warning is given in advance.
Other Activities: Boating of all types on Loch Lomond; Walking, West Highalnd Way 4 miles