Balquidder - Your Holiday Cottage near Helensburgh and Loch Lomond, Scotland

Spacious with Stunning Views.  Balquidder is a Well Equipped, Comfortable, Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage near Helensburgh and Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

4 Bedrooms.       

Sleeps 8,

2 Zip and Link Kings

and 2 Doubles

Stunning Loch Views

Off-Road Parking

Up to 5 Dogs Welcome

Free, Steady Wifi



  • Sleeps 8,  in 4  Bedrooms – 2 zip and link kings, and 2 doubles
  • Well Equipped Kitchen with all mod cons
  • Open Fire
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Shower Room,  Bathroom with Luxurious, Bath for 2
  • Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer.


  • Breathtaking Views across the Gare Loch
  • Direct access over the road to the Gare Loch for your kayak or canoe
  • 1/2 Acre of Private Garden
  • Sheltered Courtyard
  • Direct Access to the hills behind
  • BBQ + Tools provided
  • Garden Benches
  • Plenty of Off Road Parking


Balquidder is just:

  • 18 mins drive from Luss Village, Loch Lomond
  • 40 mins drive from Glasgow Airport
  • Close to golf courses, great walking, historic houses and gardens, beautiful villages
  • Some of the best restaurants on the West Coast.

Built in 1850, Balquidder is a self catering holiday cottage near Helensburgh and Loch Lomond.  Sleeping up to 8 guests, Balquidder is perfect for relaxing in and curling up in front of the fire after a long day enjoying everything the area has to offer.

You have a choice of golf clubs to play at and walks in the beautiful, local countryside.  You can explore the Lomond and Argyll National parks and discover historic houses, wander through botanic gardens, visit Highland villages and eat wonderful food. You can kayak from the house, you can cycle for miles around the peninsulas or just sit in the garden and relax with a book or bird watching.  

With four double bedrooms sleeping eight adults, the property is dog friendly, spacious, filled with period features, warm and comfortable.

"Great attention to detail"

The sitting room is spacious and the views from the windows are breathtaking, as are the birds at low tide, so there’s a window seat and binoculars. 

For rainy days, the Smart TV comes into its own or you can play board games, read books or battle each other on the Wii.



"The best-equipped kitchen of any holiday home we've ever stayed in"

Well equipped, the kitchen has everything you need for your self catering stay.

We also provide some “essentials” including capsules for the Nespresso coffee machine, ground coffee for the cafetiere, tea bags, dish-washing tablets washing powder and rubbish bags.


"Loved rolling down the slope"

We are perfect for families with a high chair, baby gates, baby bath, a travel cot, and children’s cutlery and plates.

The front garden is flat and suitable for little ones to play, whilst being supervised, and the rear garden is ideal for exploring with older children with steep banks, a stream and direct access onto the hills behind.

The Gare Loch is just over the road in front and offers hours of fun at low tide. Loch Long is the best spot to go shrimping and it’s only  a beautiful 15 minutes drive away round the bottom of the Rosneath Peninsula. 

The “Yankee Road” on the ranges offer tarmac for buggees and beautiful views, it’s part of the Three Loch Way.

Perfectly Located Holiday Cottage near Helensburgh Scotland

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are members of the ASSC and will be following their Government endorsed cleaning protocols  Balquidder has always been deep cleaned between each guest as standard.  Our housekeeping team will now deep clean then sanitise  paying extra attention to  high “touch” areas like door handles, light switches and the banisters.

If you or a member of your party develops symptoms of Covid-19 during your stay (a continuous cough, high temperature, or loss or change in taste and smell), it is important that you let us know as soon as possible. There is a different set of procedures that applies in the event of suspected actual case of the virus at a site that we would need to follow. Government advice if you suspect you have developed the symptoms of Covid-19 is for you and your party to go home and self-isolate there:
“If a guest presents themselves with symptoms or Covid-19 or is asymptomatic but declares the need to self-isolate, they should be advised to check out and return home to self-isolate according to current government guidance. If the guest has acute symptoms, has breathing difficulties, or their life is at potential risk, seek medical help immediately.”
If you cannot return home for any reason, their circumstances should be discussed with a health care professional and, if necessary, the local authority. Guests cannot isolate at the property.
It is important to get a test as soon as possible. Visit or call 0800 028 2816.
If you need essential help, call the National Assistance Helpline: 0800 111 400 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Yes we do!  Up to 5 at £20 per dog per week/stay.  It goes without saying please pick up after them.  The garden isn’t secure but a bonus of that is direct access onto the hills behind the house.

You can check in from 1600 onwards using the key box.  We will send you the code the week before your stay.

We have a strict 1000 check out time and this is particularly important during this pandemic as the housekeeping team need the extra time to get Balquidder sanitised as well as the usual deep clean.

You can have food delivered by all the usual supermarkets except Ocado who don’t deliver in this area.

If you want to stock up with shopping as soon as you arrive, the closest proper supermarket is located in Rosneath, turn right out of the drive and 12 minutes’ drive will take you to the Co-Op in the heart of the village. There are bigger supermarkets in Helensburgh like the Co-Op who have parking. 


Yes, you can.  You can access the hills behind the house direct from the garden.  It’s very boggy, muddy and slippery going over the stream up the hill but with a stout stick and a sense of humour you’ll make it.  It’s what we do when home and just going for a quick leg stretch with the dogs.


We are members of the Association of Scottish Self Caterers and operate via their code of conduct.