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Lochead Cottage on Ellary Estate

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum
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Lochead Cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage situated at the head of the loch. Downstairs there is a spacious double bedroom, a sitting room and a large dining kitchen. The is also a shower room, and porch area. Upstairs there are two twin rooms and a full bathroom. It has a large garden which is fenced in; ideal for dogs. There is a patio with barbecue and outdoor seating to enjoy the views from. Ellary Estate lies between Lochs Sween & Caolisport. This is the scenery which has made the West Coast of Scotland famous. The shore consists of rocky outcrops with inlets and sandy beaches, islands and islets and just cries out to be explored. The structure of the rock forms a series of large or small glens and corries which lie in the same direction making walking the hills a shear delight. ...Lochead Cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage situated at the head of the loch. Downstairs there is a spacious double bedroom, a sitting room and a large dining kitchen. The is also a shower room, and porch area. Upstairs there are two twin rooms and a full bathroom. It has a large garden which is fenced in; ideal for dogs. There is a patio with barbecue and outdoor seating to enjoy the views from. Ellary Estate lies between Lochs Sween & Caolisport. This is the scenery which has made the West Coast of Scotland famous. The shore consists of rocky outcrops with inlets and sandy beaches, islands and islets and just cries out to be explored. The structure of the rock forms a series of large or small glens and corries which lie in the same direction making walking the hills a shear delight. Many comment that the same fascination can be experienced on a short walk, not far from the accommodation where they are staying, as from a long expedition into the hills; although it is recommend, for anyone staying more than a few days, to head out to Corrbhan Mor which is the highest point of Ellary and Castle Sween estates to see the most beautiful countryside. The area is one of outstanding unspoilt natural beauty and Ellary provides the perfect location for a quiet get away from it all peaceful holiday. The choice is yours whether you want a quiet unwind or to sample the wealth of outdoor pursuits on the door step to suitable abilities; the Estate has slipway and harbour facilities for small/medium boats and the sailing is excellent. Exploring the west coast is also possible with Oban about an hour or so by car to the north. Post Code: PA31 8PA All of our cottages are let Saturday to Saturday, with short breaks welcome outwith Peak and High season or at short notice - please contact us with your requirements. Dogs and children are always welcome - the first dog stays free of charge, and it is £10 per week for the second (maximum of 2 unless by prior arrangement). There are also various other cottages available on the estate - search Ellary. Electricity is not included in the price - it is metered and charged at the end of your stay, at cost price. Bed linen is not included, so you will need to bring sheets and towels (duvets, pillows and blankets are provided). Wifi access is free and unlimited at Lochead Cottage - it is slow though due to our remote location. Cots and highchairs are available free of charge, subject to availability.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We accept family groups only, for the purposes of holidays (no workmen unless by prior arrangement). Bed linen and towels are not included (duvets, pillows & blankets are provided - it is just the sheets/pillow cases/towels you need to bring). Electricity is metered and charged at cost for what you used at the end of your stay. Wifi is free & unlimited (although slow due to our location). The first dog stays free of charge - a second is £10 p/w, normally a max of 2.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Caitlin H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We have just returned from a week at lochead cottage at Ellery estate lochgilphead. And it was absolutely fabulous. It is a beautiful cottage. Well equipped kitchen and very clean. We don't have any complaints. The view is spectacular. My little dog just loved it....More

Date of stay: April 2019
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StephanieG4192, VR Owner at Lochead Cottage on Ellary Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Thanks - look forward to seeing you again:)

Reviewed October 20, 2018

We stayed here for a week whilst our Parents rented it for a fortnight. The cottage is in a beautiful location and there is an abundance of wildlife: otters, seals, birds (including sea eagles nearby), deer, badgers and beavers a few miles away. The view...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Richcymru
StephanieG4192, VR Owner at Lochead Cottage on Ellary Estate, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Sorry to hear that you weren't completely happy with your stay in Lochead Cottage. All the cottages are checked between guests and I can only apologise as we must have overlooked a couple of things. All bedding is regularly replaced, and we always use pillow...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My mum and I had a wonderful time here. Stunning, rugged and beautiful location. Spotlessly clean cottage, and when we had to contact the estate when I got my car stuck, the owners were fantastic with their help and kindness. Can't wait to come back...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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StephanieG4192, VR Owner at Lochead Cottage on Ellary Estate, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Glad to hear that you had a good time, and we look forward to seeing you again at Christmas!

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were absolutely delighted at the location of this property as we were surrounded by peace, tranquility and an abundance wildlife. A nature lovers dream! The cottage was well equipped but sadly not the cleanest. The bedding provided (which we had to pay extra for)...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Jaq S
Management response:Responded July 30, 2018

Sorry to hear that you weren't completely happy with your stay in Lochead Cottage. All bedding is regularly replaced, and we always use pillow protectors etc - however we have got multiple spares of everything up at the office, so would have happily replaced everything...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Lochead Cottage is a wonderful and cosy place to be. It was our fifth stay at Ellary and it is always worth to go there all the way from Germany! :-)

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Barbara B
Management response:Responded August 30, 2017

Thanks Barbara, glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Large enclosed garden which was excellent for dogs. The country estate has walking paths that you can walk for miles if you want to. We saw deer, seals and a sea otter. You can actually walk all day and not bump into anyone if you...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We visited the cottage as a party of six. The cottage is situated on a beautiful estate and this provides a wonderful quiet setting with freedom to walk,cycle, fish and kayak we felt very lucky to be there. Unfortunately the cottage itself was disappointing, the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank annieo153
Management response:Responded September 12, 2016

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time on the estate, but are sad to hear about the housekeeping issues you encountered. All of our cottages are checked and cleaned to a very high standard before and after every single customer, but we...More

Reviewed July 15, 2016

We spent a wonderful few days in Loch head cottage in early July. The location is so atmospheric, and the cottage was wonderful with stunning views over the burn and estuary. There is even fishing for seatrout, though I only got a wee one. We...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
The distance from Glasgow to Ellary is about 100 miles and it will take around two and a half hours. Although the journey can be accomplished faster than this, it is a beautiful drive and well worth the time. Take the M8 through Glasgow and cross the Clyde on the Erskine Bridge. This takes you straight on to the A82 wich at that point is a fast dual carriageway which takes you past the suburbs of Glasgow. Immediately when you leave the dual carriageway you are suddenly in the Highlands. What were the promise of some mountains in the distance, are suddenly all around you. Look across the water at the steep steep sides of Ben Lomond, and soak up the views of Ben Lui, Ben Vorlich and many others. You are in the heart of 'Ben' country.
Getting around
There is no public transport here, so a car is necessary. We are not far from Tarbert (about 30 minutes), and the ferries to the islands. Similarly, Inverary is about 50 minutes away, and Oban just over an hour.
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