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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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  • St Ronan’s Place

    Gartocharn, nr. Drymen

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SZZQ


    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 Trossachs National Park has many lochside, lowland and hill walks just a short distance away, including a Munro. Sports include golf, sailing, windsurfing, cycling and horse riding, and cruises around the loch and its many islands are available. Duncryne Hill is nearby and provides one of the best 360-degree views in Scotland and a spectacular panorama of Loch Lomond. A nature conservancy area is within walking distance, where a large variety of wildlife may be seen, including deer, ducks, geese, herons, raptors and swans. Local visits include distilleries and an aquarium. The numerous attractions in Glasgow and Stirling are within 40 minutes driving, or the former can be easily reached by train from Balloch, 4 miles away. Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are also close to hand. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Living room with well-equipped kitchen area, wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet (also accessed from hall). First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair on request
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed gravelled courtyard garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Upper Woodburn - The Pavilion

    Milton of Campsie

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28064

    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 fantastic shopping. Stirling and Edinburgh are easily accessible by car. Shop and pub 2½ miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French door. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included. Tumble dryer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Private parking for 2 cars.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Natural woodland grounds. Cycle store. Two pets welcome (must be kept under control at all times, working farm). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Valeview

    Balloch

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 28955

    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 onto green belt land, and the rolling hills beyond, and is situated in a highly desirable area, 200 yards from Balloch Castle Country Park. Located in Balloch, the Gateway town to Loch Lomond with boat trips along the water allow for a relaxing way to take in the scenery. Cameron House, golf/spa resort is a short drive from the property where visitors can enjoy fine dining, day spa packages and championship golf. Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, loch cruises and an aquarium. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are easily accessible by car boasting award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries and concert venues, designer shopping as well as many tourist attractions including Edinburgh Castle. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional folding single (for child), 1 twin.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating included (£30per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • New Farmhouse

    Skirling near Biggar

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: CC538058
    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 of the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the lovely Scottish Borders. There are activities for every age and interest within easy reach: nine golf courses, fishing and hill walking, as well as historic houses and gardens, including Traquair House and Dawyck Botanic Gardens. Peebles is 25 minutes’ drive with plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a swimming pool, and just five minutes further is Glen Tress & Innerleithen mountain biking centre and the Go Ape ropes course. Visit the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, 15 miles, for a fascinating insight into life as a mill worker 230 years ago, and to see the spectacular Falls of Clyde.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse-style with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Landing area: With double sofa bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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