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“Stables Cottage” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loaninghead Holidays

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Loaninghead Holidays
Ranked #5 of 23 Drymen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stables Cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Excellent luxury holiday cottage in peaceful tranquil location but close to all visitor ammenities and some great places to eat. A real home from home. A lovely warm welcome awaits you thanks to Mabeth. A lovely place to relax and unwind and a great base to tour the National Park and the wonderful cities of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh from. Really provides something for everyone from walking, shopping and site seeing as well as watersports on the beautiful Loch Lomond. A great place to stay whatever your interests or age, but you do need a car.

Room Tip: Both bedrooms have identical views and peace and tranquility.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maxis818
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Glad you enjoyed Stables Cottage.
Hope to see you again at Loaninghead.
Regards Mabeth
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

This gorgeous apartment combined all the comforts of home with the top quality facilities you would expect in a premier hotel. No detail has been overlooked, from the high quality crockery and glassware to the comfortable beds and huge TV! It really offered the best of both worlds and exceeded our expectations. Our host Mabeth was delightful and welcoming and the setting was just gorgeous! We would have no hesitation in returning here or recommending it to friends. A five star experience all round!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SueDoname
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Loaninghead
Thank you for taking the time to write your comments.
Regads Mabeth
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Grafton
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We loved the convenient yet secluded location of Loaninghead. The rooms are large, clean and perfectly set up. Mabeth gave us a warm welcome and a lovely cooked breakfast in the morning. Everything in Loaninghead was spacious, from the grounds to the dining room and lounge.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Baysidetrips
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
We appreciate your feedback very much as this enables us to continue to meet the expections of our guests and give you the best possible service.
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Flew to Scotland 5/16 for my nieces wedding at The Cruin. My sister in law booked us here. We stayed in Apple Cottage and it is 1st class all the way. Lovely and spacious, the beds comfortable (we loved the comforters), bathrooms plentiful (although the master bathroom has the tiniest shower I have ever seen), beautiful scenery. The town is about 3 miles away along the main road but walking there is easy - it's walking home that is a bit difficult. The Buchanan Arms has a great spa/fitness you can use which was excellent as well. For us it was perfect except when we were ready to leave. That's when they came to read the meter and charge us for or power usage. The expense for that week was more than I pay for in a month in the US! In all fairness they probably told my sister in law when she booked it but it would have been nice if it was in the fancy information book in the kitchen or a notice in the mudroom!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terry M
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We appreciate your feed back very much.
Terms and conditions on website, and sent to every enquiry/ booking. Copy also in the 'fancy folder'
We find a huge variation in guests’ usage of gas. For this reason we feel it is fairer to charge gas ‘at cost’ as an extra at the end of the stay, based on actual recorded measurements of consumption. That way the more economical guests are not subsidising the more extravagant users as so often happens when an ‘all-in rental’ figure is quoted. All-in rentals tend to build in a fuel allowance based on average to high usage. Our system means you only pay for what you use.
Regards Mabeth
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Nottingham
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

we had a wonderful week staying in the Stable. My son Daughter in law grandaughter and I found everything finished to a high standard and all we needed to make our stay good. The location was ideal for sightseeing. We would really recommend this accomodation to anyone, sure it would suit all sorts.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frances G
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time re- comments
Regards Mabeth
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Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

My partner & I booked a self catering weekend break at the Bothy. When we arrived Mabeth informed us that as the roof was being repaired we were being upgraded to Apple House, all I can say was wow!! The house is beautiful, well equipped, very high standards, words cannot express what it is like. The cottage is very spacious house ideal for a families but also great for couples. Mabeth is an excellent hostess even putting hotwater bottles in the bed to warm it up for us. The information pack is really useful even to the point of having a weather forecast in it. The village of Drymen is not very far where there is a butcher's shop (steaks were beautiful), convenience store, post office & several places to eat also where the Spa is that you have free use of during your stay, though we didn't get a chance to experience it (maybe next time). Loch Lomond is close & while there try a walk up Conic Hill where the views are breath-taking, be advised it is a very long steep walk but worth it even if you can manage halfway like me but my partner made it to the top & we have some lovely photos. All I can say is thank you Mabeth & I would recommend your accommodation to everyone. Jane & Robert, Livingston West Lothian

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane C
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Feed back much appreciated thank you
Mabeth
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scotland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

This is your 3rd time staying in Apple house in Loaninghead, it is well equipment, we travelled as a family, me my husband, 5 yr old, 20 week old baby and my mum and dad and there was pently room for everyone! We went to Go ape which is a 15 min car drive, and then onto Go country for more outdoor activies!!!, there are 2 good takeaway places in Balfron which is about 15 min in the car. The swimming pool is great open for 7am - 10pm, kids are not aloud in after 7.30.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jamfamily
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mabethLochLomond, Owner at Loaninghead Holidays, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thanks for your comments.

Mabeth
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Property: Loaninghead Holidays
Address: Loaninghead, Balfron Station, Glasgow | Scotland, Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0SE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Drymen
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Drymen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loaninghead Holidays 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Loaninghead a former hunting lodge in the days of the Great Marquis of Montrose. Offering you bed and breakfast or the freedom of self catering holidays in our quality converted Cottages. Authentic, Peaceful Rural Retreat. Stables Cottage sleeps 4 persons, 2 bedrooms, Apple House, sleeps 5 persons, 3 bedrooms, Bothy Apartment with its outside staircase sleeps 2 persons 1 bedroom. We offer you four star awarded Visit Scotland accommodation. With super king sized beds for your comfort. Your choice of bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation. Traditional red sandstone house on the edge of Loch Lomond Trossachs National Park yet within easy access Glasgow, Stirling, 20 miles. Ayr Edinburgh,Perth 60 miles, Oban, 100 miles round trip. Local villages three miles, Balmaha on Loch Lomond 7 miles. Approx. Contact us direct no Booking Agents. ... more   less 
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