Welcome to Appletree Cottage! A stylish, modern, well appointed cottage in a peaceful setting at the south end of Loch Lomond. Eight people sleep in four comfortable fully en-suite double bedrooms. A spacious open plan living area comprises lounge, dining area, breakfast bar and kitchen. Fantastic views stretching four miles to the south can be had from huge picture windows. Biomass underfloor heating & hot water and a wood burning stove keeps everything cosy. There is a private south facing patio a large garden and ample parking. The rural location is handy for local pubs & shops, Loch Lomond, Helensburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.
Appletree Cottage was purpose built for the self catering market in 2016 on a small fruit farm (apples) at the south end of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Four generous sized double bedrooms each have their own bathrooms with WC, wash basin and shower. Two bedrooms can be made up as twins (two single beds)
The downstairs bedroom, which also has a bath in the en-suite bathroom, is suitable for wheelchair users and guests with mobility impairment. (Please see details on our website www.lomondappletree.co.uk)
The main living space is open plan and incorporates a comfortable lounge area, spacious dining area, breakfast bar and fully equipped kitchen. Huge picture windows provide fantastic views across to the Kilpatrick Hills four miles distant. There is ample space for eight people making the cottage ideal for family and friends get togethers.
In the lounge area there is a 50 inch TV with complimentary Netflix. There is also a music centre and a Blue ray/DVD player. The cottage has good Wi-fi the code for which is displayed inside the cottage. There are some reading books, guide books and games provided.
The dining area has dimmable lighting and a roomy table for eight people.
The well equipped kitchen has a small breakfast bar, fridge, freezer, large oven, combination microwave / grill oven, 4 ring hob, dishwasher, toaster, hand blender, kettle, 2 cafetiers and a good selection of pots, pans, dishes and crockery. There is a laundry cupboard with a washer drier, steam iron, ironing board, drying rack. There is also a whirlygig / rotary drier in the garden.
A south facing private patio soaks up the sun on the bright days and provides a very special space for outside dining. The patio is connected to the living space by a huge sliding glass door.
Adjoining the patio and surrounding the cottage is a large garden laid to lawn. There is ample parking for four cars
Appletree is accessed from a quiet single track road which forms part of the John Muir Way and also Cycle Route 7. As there is very little traffic the route is popular with cyclists and walkers.
There are a huge number of activities available in the area. The nearby village of Drymen has good pubs and eateries as well as a small supermarket, and excellent butcher and a chemist/pharmacist There is a local swimming pool and spa for wet weather cover and Glasgow and Stirling and their many attractions are within easy reach. More details are available on our website: www.lomondappletree.co.uk
Appletree Cottage is accredited FOUR STARS by the Scottish Tourist Board – Visit Scotland and been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for the last two years.
More about the farm
Appletree Cottage is on Shandon Farm which appears on maps of 1746. The barn with the red roof adjacent to the road is one of the oldest and dates back to this time if not before. The farmhouse was originally single storey and in 1910 acquired its second floor.
When siting the cottage care was taken to ensure privacy from the rest of the farm and the farmhouse.
The farm was at one time mixed but in more recent times was a dairy farm of some 140 acres. In 2009 much of the pasture was sold off to a local land owner and the farmhouse, steadings and around 4.5 acres of land were bought by a couple intending to develop the site into a large house and garden.
When Murray and Alli, the present owners, acquired the farm in 2013 it was semi derelict. Since then the buildings have been restored – an activity still ongoing!
In early 2014 the first apple trees were planted – there are now over 350 and in 2017 the first small crop appeared. This was pressed into apple juice, bottled and sold locally. Since then the harvest and our range of products has increased.
There are no animals on the farm at present but wild deer and phesants are common, red squirrels and a large hare have also been seen close to the cottage.
After we’ve welcomed and given a brief introductory tour of the cottage facilities guests are usually unlikely to see us again before the end of their stay – except to provide additional firewood etc. However we can always be contacted by text.
If you have any further queries about Appletree Cottage please visit our website at www.lomondappletree.co.uk or contact us directly.
SOME HOUSE RULES
Appletree is fully non smoking throughout
The cottage is not suitable for dogs or pets - but good for people with allergies to animal hair.
The maximum occupancy is 8 people plus one infant.
We are unable to accept bookings from Stag parties, Hen Parties, or any events which increase the number in the cottage to more than eight people.
The person booking must be aged 26 or older.
|Appletree Cottage||£200 Per unit per night|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Reductions availble for bookings of 7 nights or more. Please see our website www.lomondappletree.co.uk