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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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35 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
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Stunning local scenery
Ben Lomond to the north, Scotland's most southern Munro
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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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Andy H
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“High standard accommodation close to Glasgow and Loch Lomond”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Comfortable accommodation, well equipped and warm. Friendly welcome from the owners after our late arrival. Goodies appreciated too. Beautiful views from upstairs bedroom. Trip up the Dumpling recommended.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Mar 2014
We always recommend a trip up the small hill at the end of our driveway - known locally as The Dumpling - the views are terrific and its such a popular walk so we're glad you enjoyed it.
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Chris891
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We spent a lovely weekend in the recently renovated Old Dairy. Full of character and eco-friendly. Would thoroughly recommend this lovely location.

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Liked best: The company
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Mar 2014
Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Brian M
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“An excellent rural retreat, and close enough to Glasgow and amenities to keep children amused!”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

A beautiful cottage, in perfect condition, in a lovely, quiet setting. Great for families with kids, and close enough to places like Lomond Shores and Glasgow to ensure that there is enough of different kinds of activities, to keep everyone amused and content.

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Liked best: Superb location (country, part of a farm) and beautiful building.
Liked least: The stairs, which for two year olds meant they had to be managed (but not a real issue)
Travelling 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
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Management Response
7 Nov 2013
Thank you for your review. There is plenty to do for families locally the whole year round and we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Best regards
Deborah
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Morefig
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing cottage!”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My sister, a friend and me had a great time at The Old Dairy. Deborah and her partner have really thought through what a place needs to be perfect for a holiday. The fireplace, the beds, the bread and marmalade. All lovely. They were really helpful and nice hosts, living quite close by was quite handy for questions and sorting out the internet. Really recommend this place.

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Liked best: the fireplace
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
10 Oct 2013
I remember the snow falling outside when you were with us so we're glad that you enjoyed the warmth of the cottage and the wood burning stove.
Best wishes to you all, Deborah
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Gemma F
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relaxing retreat in picturesque scotland!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Just returned from a 2nd visit to the cosy accommodation of the Old Dairy. Pleased with the welcome touches of bread jam eggs etc, and the overall. Surprised at how much was included under self catering, so made the holiday trouble free and relaxing. Lots to see and do in the local area, and a breath taking view not too far away. Would definately recommend and already looking forward to visiting again. Deborah and Steve, have been a pleasure to deal with both before during booking and throughout the holiday.

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Liked best: Log burner and peaceful location
Liked least: having an end to the holiday!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Nov 2013
Thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to see you again and glad you enjoyed your stay so much.
Best regards, Deborah
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Margaret...
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little gem of a place”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful week in this fantastic new property. It had everything we needed and more, clean, well equipped and it is oh so warm due to the very modern insulation. There is a wood burning log stove which I was very eager to try out, but the place was so warm it would have been a waste to get it going. The shower is fantastic, it is powerful - always a bonus. The location makes it very handy for exploring the surrounding area and with a train station so near a bit of retail therapy in Glasgow can be squeezed in on the rainy days.

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Liked best: It is modern
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Sep 2013
Thank you very much indeed for your glowing review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for booking Curlew Cottage for next Summer too, we look forward to seeing you again with your extended family.
Best regards, Deborah
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Douglas K
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“A really fabulous cosy cottage”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a wonderful week at The Old Dairy.Excellent accmodation,our teenge son appreciated the wifi.But Deborah excelled herself with delicious blackcurrant jam and bread.We are missing our new best friends "The Hens"........

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: cant think of a thing
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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Sep 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed your week here, its a great time to visit. We know many families with teenagers appreciate the unlimited free wifi but are also pleased you enjoyed the blackcurrant jam from our garden/kitchen and the home made bread and fresh eggs too!
Very best wishes and we hope to see you again on another trip.
Deborah
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