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The Old Dairy
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Twin bedroom is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor Double height open plan kitchen/dining/living space
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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32 reviews
The Old Dairy
Twin bedroom is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor
Double height open plan kitchen/dining/living space
Kitchen and dining area
Double height living room
Well equipped kitchen
Wood burning stove for cosy winter nights
The Old Dairy is part of a working small-holding
Comfortable living space
Double bedroom has ensuite WC/washroom
Plan your adventure around Loch Lomond!
Stunning local scenery
Ben Lomond to the north, Scotland's most southern Munro
The Old Dairy
Solar PV and thermal panels provide power and hot water
Spectacular sunset over the Cobbler
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gartocharn, Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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NicolaA90...
Western Ireland, Ireland
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Lovely place to stay - beautiful place, very quiet and the blackout blind in bedroom made it a good place to sleep.We appreciated the freshly baked bread, free-range eggs and stove laid ready to light. Didn't get time to read any of the books, play Scrabble or go on the indoor trampoline - will have to go again. Very fast WiFi. Lovely shower.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Very well maintained and beautiful property
Liked least: Mattress was getting a bit worn but think it had a thick mattress protector on it - I slept fine but my husband, who had a sore back at the time, didn't. The mattress was the only thing that wasn't to a high standard.
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
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Management Response
May 17, 2013
Lovely to hear from you and glad you liked the welcome goodies. I'm glad the cottage kept you warm and cosy despite the wild weather outside! Very best wishes and we look forward to welcoming you again sometime.
Regards
Deborah
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nchisman
Darlington
2 reviews
“A thoroughly enjoyable stay - very clean and comfortable accommodation. Can't wait to come back again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Our stay in 'The Old Diary' was extremely pleasant. It has all the modern features you would expect from such well-appointed accommodation. We particularly enjoyed the modern stove, which we lit every night with wood provided by the owners. The freshly baked bread and mouth-watering coffee awaiting our arrival was a nice touch too.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Lovely quiet setting. Even had washing powder supplied - good when you have 3 kids!
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?
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Management Response
May 13, 2013
It was a pleasure to meet you and your young family and thank you for booking with us again so quickly for next year. Glad you found everything to your liking. Very best wishes, Deborah
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Jen_thomp...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Little piece of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

My boyfriend and I went to the old dairy for a weekend away from the city. The location of this cottage is lovely. We arrived at night, drove up the farm track and saw the little cottage waiting for us. The fire was ready to light, fresh flowers, fresh bread and coffee waiting for us. It was immaculately clean. The cottage is even nicer in reality than it looks in the pictures, it is renovated to a very high standard, underfloor heating, solid wood fixtures and attention to detail. It is both spacious and cosy at the same time! The bathroom isn't shown in the pictures but is also fab with a slate floor and huge bath.
Waking up to look out of the sky light on to the farm and seeing fields for miles and little chickens running around made the weekend even more relaxing.
The owners were lovely, very welcoming, genuine and helpful.
I'd definitely recommend the old dairy and hope to go again soon!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The log fire
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 7, 2013
Thanks for such a lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet the two of you and we hope you manage another weekend break soon. Very best wishes, Deborah
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reuben23
hungary
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We were very impressed by the high quality and style of this cottage. The owners were very pleasant and had left home made bread and eggs from their own chickens for our arrival, which was lovely. There was also hot chocolate and herbs in the cupboard. The cottage was very bright and airy with lovely open views from all aspects and a completely peaceful location, but was only a half mile from the swing park, the post office and a nice cafe/restaurant/deli if we didn't feel like cooking. There was lots to do in the area and there were tourist books in the cottage, although it was nice to sit with a drink, and look at the hills and the cows.
The decor is modern and stylish, with nice nick-nacks and lovely throws on the beds. The owners have taken care and provided high quality equipment, knives etc. (There's nothing worse than a cheap bendy knife!) We will definitely be back to this lovely part of Scotland and most definitely will stay in this beautiful cottage when we do return.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The quality and style of the cottage and the peaceful location.
Liked least: we would have loved to have taken our dog
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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
Dec 2, 2012
Thank you very much indeed for you kind words and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Best regards
Deborah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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