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Curlew Cottage
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Curlew Cottage
Open plan living space, wood burning stove, doors to patio,great views across open countryside Ground floor double bedroom, wheelchair accessible
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26 reviews
Curlew Cottage
Open plan living space, wood burning stove, doors to patio,great views across open countryside
Ground floor double bedroom, wheelchair accessible
Spacious 1st floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room, great views
Loch Lomond landscape including Ben Lomond - the backdrop to our cottages
Time to relax, planty of spcae for the whole family
two adjoining cottages which sleep 12-14 if rented together
The spacious kitchen is well equipped
Comfortable living room in Curlew Cottage
Dining for eight in Curlew Cottage, however the table can be extended to seat 12
Ground floor bathroom, Curlew Cottage, with double ended bath and seperate shower
morning cup of tea with a great view - lovely start to your day!
Large kitchen to cater for large celebrations
Super-insulated eco-construction keeps things cosy
Spacious 1st floor twin bedroom
Plenty to do here for the kids
Our welcome pack includes eggs from our hens
Worth the 20 minute walk to our local viewpoint!
Messing about on the Bonnie Banks
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gartocharn, Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Alex G
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent vacation”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Steve and Deborah were excellent hosts! Loved this cottage - fully equipped and the rooms were lovely. Only a short drive to the Loch. Lovely eggs and other food stuff complimentary on our arrival! My extended relatives came over from Malaysia and they absolutely adored this place. Will definitely come back again. Thank you again Steve and Deborah.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and we're really glad your family from overseas had such a good time at the cottage and found it such a good base to explore the Loch Lomond area and the West Coast.
Best regards
Deborah
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Jack K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nothing else like it”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Having looked for what seemed like forever for a cottage suitable for 8 young(ish) adults I was convinced Curlew cottage was going to be too good to be true, however right from the start we where all blown away! We where never short of things to do or places to eat/drink in the surrounding villages and the cottage itself had some great views that inspired us to get up and out into the surrounding country. The fact our fantastic hosts Deborah and Steve lived next door was a huge help yet they where never intrusive. In fact you could tell that they had put a lot of thought into the design of the cottage to make sure you always felt you had your own privacy and space from both them and their other holiday letting. Our whole party have since said how eager they are to return to the cottage and I cannot wait for when we do!

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Liked best: Comfort and amenities of property
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2014
Thank you for your review and we're glad your group of friends enjoyed the cottage so much. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Best regards, Deborah
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Rosepip
Preston
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Luxurious, cosy eco-cottage experience in a stunning location.”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

It was such a treat to return to Curlew Cottage - I'd forgotten just how amazing it is. Beautifully decorated throughout, beds so comfy that you sleep soundly all night, fantastic power showers, totally spotless rooms.... totally fabulous. We arrived to battering winds and torrential rain but spent a cosy evening with the log burner going, all 6 of us cosy on the sofas with a nice glass of red. Then a hike on part of the West Highland Way the next day to blow away the cobwebs was followed by a great feast in the kitchen/dining area that evening with plenty of room for extra guests to come and join in! It's not just the fabulousness of the eco-cottages here, but the extra details provided by Debs & Steve that make this a special experience; you feel so welcome that you really don't want to leave! Thanks for a fab time.

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Liked best: The warm welcome & cosyness of the cottage - you want for nothing here.
Liked least: I liked all of it.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2014
Thank you, it was a pleasure to greet you and your friends again. We're glad your stay was so enjoyable and we very much appreciate you booking to bring your families later in the year. Very best wishes, Deborah
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Alice M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant Place to stay”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Absolutely great cottage, we had 3 generations of family in our group and this place suited them all. Plenty of space for everyone, worked really well for the kids and the adults and my Grandma who appreciated a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. The bread and eggs in the welcome pack were delicious. The owners were really helpful and friendly too. Would certainly recommend this place and would love to come back ourselves.

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Liked best: the quality of everything
Liked least: leaving!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 6, 2014
Hello and thank you for your review, we're glad Curlew Cottage suited your whole family, having some ground floor bedrooms and a bathroom suits those who can't manage stairs so well. Very best wishes, Deborah
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jlkyle
2 reviews
“Superb cottage!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Just back from a fabulous weekend stay at 'Curlew Cottage' where we had a great time. The cottage & surroundings were beautiful & had more than enough room for 8 adults, 3 toddlers & a baby! Our welcome 'treats' were such a nice touch along with the age-appropriate toys, a highchair/booster seat & travel cots! The woodburner made our evenings very cosy although the house was already a very comfortable temperature! Our correspondence with Deborah before our break was so helpful & we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. Will definitely recommend to family & friends!

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Management Response
Mar 6, 2014
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. We're pleased to hear our 'family friendly' approach hit all the right buttons for your group. Thank you for recommending us to your friends too.
Best wishes, Deborah
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HettyPrim...
Morzine, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Stunning, spacious, well located Holiday Home”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We have just returned from a weeks break in the beautiful Curlew Cottage in Gartocharn. The cottage is large, well equipped and in a great location. From the doorstep there are numerous walks including down to the shores of Loch Lomond and up the famous 'Dumpling' hill from where the views are some of the best we have ever seen. We enjoyed day trips to Glasgow (30 mins by car), Edinburgh (45 mins by car) and the nearby Loch Lomond Shores (5 mins by car) where I enjoyed the shopping and the children enjoyed the aquarium which also shows regular movies. The attention to detail by Deborah and Steve is second to none. They have thought of everything you could possibly need on holiday and they have created a stunning home from home. On arrival we were greeted by some fresh eggs, homemade bread and jam, butter and some Halloween treats for the children. My favourite discovery though was the bubble bath as a long soak was just what I needed after sightseeing and shopping for hours! The children loved the freedom that comes with the location of the cottage and were excited to meet the resident hens and of course Zoe the dog. We would have no hesitation in recommending Curlew Cottage and hope to be back very soon ourselves! Thank you Macken family.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 6, 2014
Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic words, that's exactly how we want our guests and visitors to feel. Thank you for booking with us for 2014 too, look forward to seeing you and your family again later in the year.
Regards, Deborah
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Arancha G
Madrid, Spain
1 review
“SIMPLY WONDERFUL”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We loved Curlew cottage and felt absolutely at home with Deborah and her family. The cottage had all you could desire, it was impeccable and bran new, details like "all the things you can need" in the kitchen really impacted us (you don't find that level of detail anywhere). Real client orientation listening to all and being there for our needs made us feel very welcoming. The location is superb and everything you needed at hand. The girls (4 of them, ages between 13 and 16) absolutely loved it and didn't want to leave. Thanks for that lovely recommendation to take the walk up that lovely little hill near the cottage, the view was breathtaking of Loch Lomond!!!. For my country fellows coming from Spain: OS ENCANTARÁ ESTA CASA ES LO MEJOR QUE HEMOS VISTO EN MUCHO TIEMPO, ANIMAOS A VENIR (Translation: You will love this house, is the best we have seen on a long time, do come and visit!!!). Splendid!!!

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Liked least: Nothing!! well, having to leave :)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 6, 2013
Thank you for such a glowing review, it was a pleasure to meet you all and we're glad you managed to explore so much of Scotland from here. We're pleased your teenagers enjoyed it too!
Very best wishes, Deborah
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