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Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley is the perfect location for a relaxing self-catering break in truly beautiful rural surroundings and has the added benefit of having one of Scotland’s most vibrant and fascinating cities close by for great days out.

The city of Glasgow has a rich heritage, full of classical architecture, first class attractions, important museums and fascinating galleries, including works by Glasgow’s own Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It also has excellent city centre shopping and top class restaurants.

Glasgow’s rich artistic heritage makes it a big draw for visitors looking for one of Britain’s most unique and enjoyable cultural experiences, for example the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum offers a fine collection of classic and contemporary artworks and some fantastic exhibits and the Glasgow School of Art is also highly recommended for its year round exhibits and houses the internationally renowned Charles Rennie Mackintosh design collection.

The city has a lot of green open spaces, parks and gardens such as the Botanic Gardens including Kibble Palace, an ornate Victorian glasshouse full of exotic plants from around the world and Pollok Country Park which is the largest park in Glasgow and home to the famous Burrell Collection of impressionist artworks and Pollok House which showcases one of the grand country houses of the 1930s.

Move a short distance out of the city and you’ll soon be enveloped by the quiet beauty of the lush Clyde Valley which is characterised by having some great country walks and safe cycling routes, historical attractions and country parks as well as a number of grand estates that can be found dotted throughout the Firth of Clyde.

There are two World Heritage sites in the Clyde Valley; evidence of the Roman conquests can be found at the Antonine Wall which was built in 140 AD and extends some 60 km from Old Kilpatrick on the north bank of the River Clyde to Bo’ness on the Firth of Forth. The New Lanark World Heritage site is a wonderfully restored 18th century cotton mill village set amongst a spectacular valley.

Just to the north of Glasgow it’s not long before you’re in The Trossachs National Park and Lock Lomond; great for peaceful days.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley.
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  • Milton of Campsie, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Milton of Campsie, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    Upper Woodburn - The Lodge

    Milton of Campsie, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

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    2
    Ref: 16520
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Overlooking Campsie Fells, cosy lodge with woodburner, in secluded woodland setting, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs easily reached. Overlooking Campsie Fells, cosy lodge with woodburner, in secluded woodland setting, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs easily reached.
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    Ideal touring base

    Nestling within this secluded woodland setting, these detached holiday lodges overlook the Campsie Fells, and are a great base for exploring all that central Scotland has to offer. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is 20 miles away with walking, cycling, fishing, golfing, horse riding and watersports on offer, while also being only 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow with galleries, museums, historical attractions, superb nightlife and...

  • Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    Beech Cottage

    Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: SOOC
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ideally located for coast to coast footpath, this spacious cottage, with French doors, is within easy reach of Edinburgh. Ideally located for coast to coast footpath, this spacious cottage, with French doors, is within easy reach of Edinburgh.
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    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 33,000-acre Douglas Estate, surrounded by open countryside and panoramic views, these three attached holiday cottages, set within a courtyard, have been renovated and furnished to a 5 star standard and provide excellent accommodation from which to explore the surrounding areas. Woodland walks are available direct from the door, and the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, runs close by. It is an ideal base for...

    Elm Cottage
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    Oak Cottage
    6
    3
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  • Lamington, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Lamington, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    Drake Cottage

    Lamington, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: SRRW
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With spectacular countryside views this spacious family cottage is ideal for exploring the surrounding area, Dawyck Botanic Gardens nearby. With spectacular countryside views this spacious family cottage is ideal for exploring the surrounding area, Dawyck Botanic Gardens nearby.
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    Drake Cottage has fabulous views over spectacular countryside. This adjoining holiday barn conversion, renovated with superb comfort and style, including 100% cotton bed linen and towels, lies adjacent to the owner’s working farm. Drake Cottage is a perfect location for family holidays, from the elderly to youngsters, there is something for everybody, with endless outdoor activities on site and an abundance of local amenities close by. In Biggar, the local market town situated...

  • Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    Oak Cottage

    Crawfordjohn, near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    6
    3
    3
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    Ref: SOOB
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Delightful family cottage with wood burning stove, ideal for exploring the area, Biggar with Victorian puppet theatre and museums nearby. Delightful family cottage with wood burning stove, ideal for exploring the area, Biggar with Victorian puppet theatre and museums nearby.
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    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 33,000-acre Douglas Estate, surrounded by open countryside and panoramic views, these three attached holiday cottages, set within a courtyard, have been renovated and furnished to a 5 star standard and provide excellent accommodation from which to explore the surrounding areas. Woodland walks are available direct from the door, and the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, runs close by. It is an ideal base for...

    Elm Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    Beech Cottage
    6
    3
    3
  • Gartocharn, near Drymen, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Gartocharn, near Drymen, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    St Ronan’s Place

    Gartocharn, near Drymen, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SZZQ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    In a brilliant setting, this property is just half a mile from Loch Lomond and its many activities, including walking and sailing. In a brilliant setting, this property is just half a mile from Loch Lomond and its many activities, including walking and sailing.
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    This beautifully restored, detached barn conversion, with a private walled garden, offers an ideal holiday base from which to unwind and explore the beauty of the local area. Situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and only a 1/2 mile from the loch, this property, adjacent to the owners’ home, has stunning views over open countryside and is ideally situated for most country sports and activities. The incredibly beautiful Loch Lomond and...

  • Balloch, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Balloch, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    Valeview

    Balloch, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 28955
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Close to shores of Loch Lomond, delightful, bright and airy bungalow, ideal for walkers with West Highland Way close by. Close to shores of Loch Lomond, delightful, bright and airy bungalow, ideal for walkers with West Highland Way close by.
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    This detached holiday property is situated approx. ¾ mile from the shores of Loch Lomond and is ideally located for exploring the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves, forest covered slopes, with the West Highland Way only a short distance from the property. All of the front rooms have an open outlook...

  • Skirling near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Skirling near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    New Farmhouse

    Skirling near Biggar, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    8
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: CC538058
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This spacious holiday cottage has heaps of surrounding space for children, as well as an enclosed garden and a cosy wood burner, you can even bring the dogs too!
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    Set in rolling farmland at the edge of a tiny cluster of houses, this deceptively spacious holiday cottage has views of Tinto Hill and lies one and a half miles from the pretty town of Biggar with its many amenities and Museum of Biggar and Upper Clyde. A sociable open plan living area has a cosy wood burner and patio doors opening onto the deck. There is heaps of surrounding space for children to play in the enclosed garden and for relaxing after a day out. Ideally located for easy discovery...
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