Loch Lomond Manor

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3
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Overview

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Loch Lomond Manor is a unique historic National Monuments house constructed between 1901 and 1902. It was built by a husband and wife team, Alexander and Maggie who were part of the Glasgow boys and Glasgow girls’ group of painters, needle women, architects and artisans. As a result, the house was often filled with artists, their influence is still visible today through the many individual feature artworks and tapestries which adorn the walls of the manor house.

The house is perfect for families wanting a luxurious yet distinguished base while visiting the vast and varied delights of the local area, play some golf, walk the banks of Loch Lomond or make some day trips to the Highlands and beyond. Loch Lomond Manor is located in a truly privileged position, located in the upper part of Helensburgh with beautiful views over the Clyde and beyond to Argyll. Situated at the start of the highland train line it's possible to take day trips to Oban and Fort William or if you fancy, day trips to Glasgow or Edinburgh by train. While Loch Lomond is no more than 5 minutes over the hill.

The house itself boasts buckets of character and charm across its five individual turrets, with beautiful period features throughout from tapestries in the drawing room to some of the largest bath tubs you will ever see! Loch Lomond Manor is both formal and welcoming. Staying in this house you will experience the golden age of British architecture - Edwardian Scotland - with all its charms!

The Manor can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests across its six beautifully-appointed double bedrooms. On the ground floor is the spacious entertaining area, guests will enjoy an after-walk game of chess in the elegant drawing room while the dining room is the perfect space for the whole gang to gather and reflect on all the memorable highlights and adventures of the day! The six handsome bedrooms and the sumptuous bathrooms can be found upstairs on the first floor.

Loch Lomond Manor makes a fabulous choice for those travelling with children, with extensive gardens and a fabulous tree swing, there is so much fun for all the family on offer. Make sure you take some time to enjoy tea in the Hut outside in the kitchen garden, light some candles and enjoy the cosy surroundings!

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

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What you should know…

  •  Situated at the start of the highland train line it's possible to take day trips to Oban and Fort William
  • The house contains some of the largest bath tubs you will ever see!
  • A 10 minute drive will take you to Cameron House for fine dining at Martin Wishart's newest restaurant.

Property Features

Internet BBQ Spa/Massage Indoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Manor Interior

Ground Floor
- Drawing room with piano and stain glass windows and tapestries on the walls and above the fireplace
- Living room, with flat screen TV, books, games, desk, seating
- Dining room with seating for 8
- Fully equipped kitchen with aga, breakfast table
- Study with flat screen TV
- Clock room
- Laundry room, scullery and mud room at the back of the house

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double room, en suite Victorian bathroom and accessed by the front stairs
- Bedroom 2: Turret guest room with small double bed that can inter connect with master bedroom if required
- Bedroom 3: Large bedroom with king size four poster bed and seating area
- Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with access to back and front stairs
- Bedroom 5: Large double bedroom with queen size bed and access to front and back stairs
- Bedroom 6: Small double bedroom
- Family bathroom with Victorian tub and shower
- Separate Shower room

Outside Grounds
- Large garden
- Summerhouse with wood burning stove and table for 8 people that faces into the sunset
- Raised sun lounging area
- Private Parking
- Children’s Playground, playhouse, swings, and slide in lower garden

Location

About the surrounding area of Loch Lomond Manor
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Loch Lomond Manor sits in the upper part of Helensburgh with beautiful views over the Clyde and beyond to Argyll. It is a short 3 minute drive to Loch Lomond and looks out on the Clyde Estuary.

Situated at the start of the highland train line it's possible to take day trips to Oban and Fort William or if you fancy, day trips to Glasgow or Edinburgh by train.

It is no more than 5 minutes over the hill to all of Loch Lomond. A ten minute drive to the village of Luss and 10 minutes to Cameron House for fine dining at Martin Wishart's newest restaurant.

In the town of Helensburgh there is easy access to sailing, tennis, hill walking, riding and golf.

Over the hill are some of the finest golf courses in Scotland- the world-renowned Loch Lomond course and the Carrick. The scenery around this part of Scotland is breathtaking and it is just over an hour form Inveraray.

At the top of Loch Fyne is the original Loch Fyne Oyster bar which makes it the perfect place to have lunch after a walk.

There are very good restaurants nearby - Riverhill Coutryard, PJ's kitchen, The Wee Kelpie, La Barca and The Akash to name a few.

Nearby there is also a fish monger, green grocer and cheese and deli shops. There are numerous wine and whisky shops and many tea rooms, the award-winning Craigard serves only home-baking.

There is also quad biking available, fishing, golf and sea plane picnics to the small islands of Islay and Jura and beyond.

For keen hill-walkers, Ben Lomond is a short car journey away. There are literally hundreds of walks within this area, along with the Highland Way and the John Muir Way. All information is provided within the house.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Glasgow International airport

(21-25 Km)

Nearest Ferry port Gourock

(36-40 Km)

Nearest Train Station Helensburgh Upper and Lower station

(Under 1 Km)

Nearest Village Luss
Nearest Town/City Helensburgh

(Under 1 Km)

Nearest Restaurant PJ's Cafe

(Under 1 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Waitrose

(2 Km)

Nearest Golf Helensburgh

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Property host
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Additional food or a celebration dinner can be arranged at an additional cost. For example: Afternoon tea and fire lit Dinners- celebratory dinners or prepared food can be enjoyed at your leisure. Please ask our concierge team for further details and costs.

The owner also very kindly organises the ingredients for your 1st breakfast, comprising of tasty local fayre. 

Local restaurants also provide very good take out food.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

The house is perfect for special wedding guests such as family of bride or groom. It is a good place to hold a special dinner or lunch before or after the main wedding, but not suited for wedding itself.

Terms & Conditions

A minimum of four people can rent this property, and reduced rates may be available for these smaller groups. Please contact owner for more details.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 (this will be £1000 on stays of more than 7 nights) Credit card authorisation required, it is refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time After 4 PM
Departure time Before 11 AM
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? No
Changeover day

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £2,194 £2,692 £3,189 £4,224
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 - £4,569 £5,015 £5,375
Jan 5th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £2,194 £2,692 £3,189 £4,224
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - £5,375
Jan 1st 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 £2,194 £2,692 £3,189 £4,224

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €2,470 €2,967 €3,465 €4,755
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 - €5,144 €5,590 €6,051
Jan 5th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €2,470 €2,967 €3,465 €4,755
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - €6,051
Jan 1st 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 €2,470 €2,967 €3,465 €4,755

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $2,747 $3,244 $3,741 $5,287
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 - $5,720 $6,166 $6,729
Jan 5th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $2,747 $3,244 $3,741 $5,287
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - $6,729
Jan 1st 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 $2,747 $3,244 $3,741 $5,287

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
20 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The refined beauty of the house.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Books with information on the house are located in the drawing room.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
James Whistler stayed in the house in the 1910's.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? go for walks around Ben Lomond
Really eat? the famous Wee Kelpie fish and chips!
Really see? Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Don't let the west of Scotland weather get you down, get out in it! There is always something good to do, and we have a good boot room to dry it all out!

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Reviews

  • Beautiful welcoming Manor filled with history

    Created on 28/07/2017

    Our visit was like a great house party where the hosts had forgotten to turn up. A beautiful distinguished house, full of history, art and Edwardian quirkiness. A welcoming atmosphere, immediately comfortable and homely. Generous hosts, despite their absence, leaving a feeling of friendship and true hospitality. Fine helpful and accommodating staff. Great gardens complete with deer who wandered in as we arrived - did Wesley the gardener put them there especially? Great library helpfully displayed to show us the history of the house and its occupants. Beautifully situated with easy access to hiking and historical attractions. A great Aga once you got the hang of it. A fitting five days finale to our 3 week hiking tour of the U.K for nine old friends from 5 countries. Very Difficult to leave the house behind. However, we have hundreds of photos to remind us.

  • A lovely, amazing, warm home!

    Created on 03/07/2017

    We all absolutely loved Loch Lomond Manor! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely, amazing, warm home! We loved the links with the Glasgow arts group. We had seen a very interesting programme on the BBC fairly recently about the Glasgow boys!
    The house is so welcoming, comfortable, we were so at ease within it. Also lovely to come home to after some long and rather wet walks......
    We took the rain in our stride but appreciated the sun when it came out.

    We went all around Loch Lomond, to Luss, Falloch Falls, Crianlarich on to Kilchurn castle, and of course Inveraray. We had a great day at Doune castle and beautiful area all round the loch near there.
    We had another truly lovely walk around Ardkinglas gardens the waterfalls, poetry in the gazebo, rare trees etc!
    Hill House was splendid, loved seeing an identical table outside your drawing room. We also went into Glasgow on the last day to the Mackintosh museum.
    My little niece loved the garden, the swings etc.we drove up to the base of ten highlands and all of us just loved the dramatic scenery, the space. So many great memories.
    My sister (with a little help from all) completed a very difficult jigsaw puzzle of the world in the evenings when we all had some quiet, reading, relaxation time.
    The DVD player came in handy for the little one, once or twice ( she's not yet three) for half an hour or so when she was tired but not tired enough for bed! Thank you so much again for organising that.

    Helensburgh is a truly nice town, some beautiful houses and everyone was so friendly and helpful, it has a good feel. Thank you for all your recommendations, we availed ourselves of them, tea at PJs, Wee Kelpie fish and chips, especially the great Fish! Unfortunately there was no chocolate cake at Hill House! Disappointing! Next time!
    Altogether it was such a lovely week, great family reunion from far and wide.
    Wesley the gardener and co-house keeper was very helpful and friendly as was the housekeeper.
    I truly hope we will be back again, not too far away. We are telling all our friends and relatives. Thank you for your very helpful messages and going out of your way to help, very much appreciated.
    Warmest wishes
    MM

  • A beautiful and enchanting home

    Created on 30/05/2017

    I am struggling to find the words to eloquently put how much of a wonderful time we had at your beautiful and enchanting home.
    4 days was not long enough to take in all the character and feeling the house contains. From the moment we entered the house it felt like home and we drew many similarities between our families. Not 15 minutes would pass without us finding something that would get our brains creating stories and trying to distinguish where in the blend of history the original house story would end and your family's story begin.
    Emma has been emotionally drained by the house. The house smell (in a good way) and its contents instantly reminded her of her Grammy and the loving time she spent at her house. Her Grammy was a history & art enthusiast and surrounded herself in books new and old. She loved the Glasgow Boys. Emma never thought she would discover these senses that would generate such reaction. I know she would have loved her Grammy to have seen the house.
    My brother David loved sitting in the front room reading the books as his Wife Asani played the piano. My boys loved the outdoor space playing football on the lawn and down at the swings and the burn. Oliver liked pushing the old Silver Cross pram.
    We are a family with 4 children, 3 close in age and the 4th a lot younger. We are 4 boys ranging 24-32-34-36. The kitchen garden is very similar to our family home.
    My Mum loved all the original Taps etc throughout the house this is the look that she has spent her time replicating throughout the house. The amount of times I heard her say O Bob look at this, Look at these.
    Sorry I seem to have rambled on. I just didn't feel it was doing your wonderful home justice just to say we had a pleasant stay.
    I thank you for allowing us to create a lasting memory that we will cherish and review for years to come.
    The Andersons

  • Such an interesting house with all that history.

    Created on 31/10/2016

    Hi,just to say Thank you so much for all your help and for letting us use your wonderful house. We had a great time! Did Hill House (inc the choc cake) on weds and been on lots of walks and boat trips. The boys were very fond of your garden and we played lots of hide and seek! Such an interesting house with all that history. Rob and I had dinner at river hill last night. Left you a bottle of wine. Many many thanks x

  • It really is beautiful

    Posted by DS on 12/09/2016

    I just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful time at your house. It really is beautiful and very easy to understand why your family has loved it so much.

  • Thank you for a most wonderful stay

    Posted by LC on 29/08/2016

    Thank you for a most wonderful stay at your gorgeous house in Helensburgh. It was a lovely ending to our two month holiday in Scotland.

  • An amazing building!

    Posted by Will on 18/08/2016

    Thank you so much for letting us use your house - what an amazing building with so many stories within it. I imagine your family had a wonderful time growing up there. It was pretty apocalyptic weather when we arrived but we had a good time on the seafront. The Glengoyne distillery is fantastic and we really enjoyed our tour there.
    Thank you again, particularly for Charlie who was a trooper ferrying us around at times!

  • Your house is absolutely amazing.

    Posted by Lisa on 19/07/2016

    I just wanted to say we had a fantastic time. Your house is absolutely amazing and I am so pleased I came across it. The kids absolutely loved the garden in particular the tyre swing. Wesley was very helpful and recommended a great place to go for Sunday lunch. My mum and dad really enjoyed it too and made our trip extra special. Would happily recommend your home to all my friends and family. I hope we are able to come back one day.
    Thanks LL

  • What an honour to stay in a place like your house

    Posted by Very satisfied customer on 25/02/2016

    "we had such a great time at your place. It was even more impressive seeing and experiencing the house in reality.
    We all know, what an honor it was getting the opportunity to stay in a place like your house. It has so much soul, and I felt immediately at home." 25th Feb 2016

  • Beautifully designed house

    Posted by Mrs S on 30/12/2015

    We've had the most wonderful Christmas in this beautifully designed house. Our kids are 7 and 8 and so the little house outside, the rope swing and the open fires have been perfect for them - even in the rain! We've also had Grandparents staying who can't walk too far so they have enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of the sitting room. Mrs S

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