Garemount Lodge

Self Catering

Shandon, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, G84 8NP

    4 Star accommodation, adjoining attractive home in large garden, overlooking the Gareloch. An excellent touring base, close to Loch Lomond and on the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail. Sleeps 2.

    Garemount Lodge is a good base for touring as it's four miles north of Helensburgh, close to Loch Lomond, and within easy reach of Stirling, Inveraray, the Trossachs, and Glasgow.  Sleeps 2. 

    The accommodation has a private entrance, with a small hall leading to a newly-refurbished open-plan kitchen/living-room with oak flooring, and views of the loch. The kitchen is fully equipped including oven, hob, extractor, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, iron, food mixer, and washing service.

    The living area has a maple dining-table and chairs, a leather sofa, easy-chair, and an electric feature-fireplace. There's T.V., DVD player with a selection of DVDs, Wireless Internet access, iPod dock, Digital radio, and plenty of holiday reading, plus lots of tourist information about this area.

    We provide fresh flowers and a tea-tray with home-made cakes to welcome you.

    Upstairs, the double-bedded room, with panoramic views of the Gareloch, has an antique four-piece suite, TV, alarm clock, radio/CD player, dressing-gown & slippers, electric feature fire, and hairdryer. It adjoins the bathroom, with full-size bath, over-bath electric shower, shaver point, towels, a selection of toiletries, and constant hot water.

    A large cot is available. We provide all bedlinen, plus towels, tea-towels etc., gas central-heating and electricity.

    The cottage has a patio with table and chairs, and there's ample car-parking space.

    No smoking throughout.

    We welcome well-behaved dogs (sorry, one dog only) who bring their own beds.  There are lots of good dog-walking places in this area.

    Argyll and Bute is arguably Scotland's most scenic county with excellent road and rail links to the rest of the country.

    Garemount Lodge is an ideal base for exploring. We're on the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail, adjoining the Loch Lomond National Park, a mile from the Conservation Village of Rhu (friendly pub, two hotels, post office and two village shops).

    The Victorian waterside town of Helensburgh, 4 miles away, has two railway stations (south to Glasgow, east to Edinburgh, or north on the picturesque West Highland Line) and boasts many independent shops selling a variety of goods. There's Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece The Hill House, a promenade, restaurants, golf, tennis, bowling, putting, a swimming pool, fitness centre and a variety of pleasant walks. "The Waverley", Britain's last ocean-going paddle-steamer, sails from Helensburgh to the Kyles of Bute during the summer.

    The Loch Lomond National Park with its visitor centre, shops, and tourism attractions is 15 minutes drive away.

    Glasgow, one of Europe's top destination cities, is 25 miles away. Glasgow Airport is 20 miles distant whilst Edinburgh is an hour and three-quarters drive. Less than an hour away are the Trossachs (Rob Roy country), Stirling Castle, the William Wallace Monument, Blair Drummond Wildlife Park, and Inveraray Castle.

    There's sailing on the Gareloch, and Shandon Country Pursuits, a short walk away, offers horse-riding lessons/trekking, clay-pigeon shooting, off-road driving, fishing or archery.  In nearby Kirk Brae, there's paddle-board hire.  From your windows, you might see deer in our garden,  sailing boats on the Gareloch,  or even a submarine enroute to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane half a mile away.

    Walkers and Cyclists welcome.

    Rates from £280 to £390 per week inclusive.  Short Breaks available off season from £180 - £230.


    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2018

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Garemount Lodge
    £350.00 per unit per week

    Rates per week range from £290 November to March, £300 in March, £350 March to May, £370 May to July, £390 July to October, £350 in October. Rates are inclusive of gas central heating, electricity, bedlinen and towels. Short Breaks are available from October to May, from £190 (3 night weekend) to £240 (4 night midweek).

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Holiday Rentals A minimum of one week's holiday from May to October. Short Breaks are available from November to May....minimum 3 nights.
    • Seasonal Breaks Off Season: 3 night Weekend Breaks arriving Fridays, or 4 night Midweek Breaks arriving Mondays. From £180 to £230 inclusive.
    • Self Catering Holiday Rates inclusive of gas central-heating, electricity, bedlinen and towels....everything supplied, apart from food.


    • Children Welcome The accommodation sleeps 2, but there is a large cot available for a baby.
    • Cot Available There's a large Mothercare cot with a topsheet. Please bring your own duvet.
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access WiFi Broadband free Internet access
    • No Smoking Permitted There's no smoking throughout the accommodation. Outside the front door is a covered entrance, suitable for smoking when it's raining.


    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Dishwasher Please ensure that the dishwasher tap under the sink is turned off after each use. Dishwasher tablets are provided.
    • Electric Cooker There's an electric oven plus a ceramic hob.
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property Gas central-heating throughout, plus two feature electric fires.
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Service Available I'm happy to provide one washing service per week. If you only want to hand-wash a few items, we provide handwash liquid and there's a washing-line in the garden for your use.
    • Linen Provided The double bed will be made up for you, with sheet, duvet cover, and 4 pillows & cases. There are two hand and two bath towels, plus a facecloth, kitchen towel and tea-towel. Linen is changed at the end of the first week's stay.
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility There is a washing-line in the garden which you are welcome to use (clothes pegs are in the bucket in the cupboard under the stairs).
    • Shower Over-bath electric shower.
    • Towels Provided We provide one bath and one hand towel per person, plus facecloth, kitchen towel and tea-towel. These items are changed at the end of the first week's stay.

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio Digital radio in living-room. Radio/CD player in bedroom.
    • TV In Room There's a T.V. in both the living-room and the bedroom.
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted
    • PayPal


    • Bike Storage Available There's a locked garage adjoining the accommodation, where you're welcome to store your bikes.
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route The bus stop for Helensburgh Rail Station is 2 minutes walk away. From there for trains to Glasgow or Edinburgh.

    Road Directions

    Garemount Lodge is four miles north of Helensburgh. From Helensburgh take the A814 road towards Garelochead. One and a half miles beyond the village of Rhu turn right at "Ardchapel" in Shandon (it's the turnoff shortly after "Stuckenduff/Queenspoint"). Turn immediate left onto a slip road. Garemount Lodge is the third entrance along (it's after Amberwood and just before West Garemount) and the first house up the drive.

    Public Transport Directions

    There's a half-hourly bus service two minutes walk from Garemount Lodge which takes you to Helensburgh, or to the Rosneath Peninsula in the opposite direction.  

    In Helensburgh, there are two railway stations - Helensburgh Central for trains every half hour to Glasgow and Edinburgh; and Helensburgh Upper rail station for the picturesque route north on the West Highland line. 

    Glasgow Airport is 40 minutes drive away.  Edinburgh Airport is one and a half hour's drive away.

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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