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Kilmardinny Estate Self Catering
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Kilmardinny Estate Self Catering
Ranked #44 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Glasgow
Reviewed September 27, 2009

We had the unfortunate priviledge of staying here for 12 days in mid-September. Upon arrival, we walked through a beautiful well-groomed hedge which separated the carpark from the cottage area, and was assaulted by the smell of a dead or rotting animal (likely hidden beneath the hedge). Our welcome was abrupt... not the Scottish hospitality we were expecting. Directions to the grocery store were vague, and it was only through chance, that we managed to find it. We moved our stuff into the cottage, and found that everything felt cold and damp. It took us 2 days (with the heat as hot as we could stand it) to dry the place out. I guess in hindsight, the mildew along the bottom of the patio door and the rotten wood around the window frames should have been our first clue that this was going to be a 'less than stellar' accomodation.

The cottage seemed to be under the main flight-path for Glasgow Airport... which resulted in a certain amount of noise that we were unaccustomed to. We were travelling with 2 children (one baby and one toddler), and when we discovered that we had 4 twin beds, we ended up moving a mattress onto the floor (into the larger bedroom) for the kids. We also ended up going to the store and purchasing a couple of fleece blankets, since the heavy duvet's which were provided were completely inappropriate for 2 small children. After having an incident where one of the kids threw-up on a pillow, we took the pillowcase off (to wash both it and the pillow) to find that the pillow appeared to be stained with various shades of yellow and brown... completely repulsing, and thus ending our use of the pillows which were also provided. Another trip to the store for hypo-allergenic pillows!

We were also travelling with some extended family, who also had an adjacent cottage. For a place that claimed to be smoke-free, their cottage smelled like a smokers lounge!

The fridge leaked... we kept a towel at the base of it for the duration of our stay.

The television reception was limited to BBC 1 through 5, in varying degrees of fuzziness.

The washing machine shook the entire cottage when it ran... and did not have a dryer.
Our clothes drying facilities consisted of a broken drying rack that we could prop up in front of one of the heaters, and a clothesline (located next to a fence and in the shade for a good part of the day, and had 6 clothespins). We were able to get some extra clothespins from the main house. We also found a launderette in Bearsden, about 10 minutes from the cottage. Thank goodness that we could get free wireless access from the McDonald's up the road, because that was our only hope for getting decent directions.

Fortunately for us, we spent everyday out and about, seeing the sites and visiting with some of our extended family. Our best night of sleep came from a bed and breakfast near Fort William (which we found last-minute in the dark of night), which was comparable in price, and offered fantastic amenities!

Although the location was terrific, and the rooms were a nice size... it was difficult to get past the dampness that seemed to linger, the noise from the constant stream of planes coming into Glasgow, and our general disappointment in the overall quality of the place.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Address: 200 Milngavie Road | Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
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Ranked #44 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Glasgow
Number of rooms: 3
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