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Appletree Cottage

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Welcome to Appletree Cottage.

Appletree Cottage is a cosy modern purpose built cottage with fantastic views of beautiful countryside.
Set on a small apple farm (hence the name) Appletree has its own private garden, patio and privacy. 
Inside are four fully en-suite comfortable bedrooms sleeping up to eight people.  In the large open plan living area a well-equipped kitchen, a breakfast bar, dining space and lounge give Appletree the perfect ambience and space for a family or friends get-together.   

The downstairs rooms are all on the one level providing easy access for those with impaired mobility.
Under-floor heating, heated towel rails,  individually adjusted bedroom radiators and hot water are powered by a district biomass system which keeps the cottage warm and toasty.   

A huge glass sliding door opens onto the south facing private patio - a wonderful setting for alfresco dining in summer whilst a wood burning stove gives a cheerful presence in the winter months.  Whatever the time of year this newly built well-appointed cottage provides outstanding and relaxing accommodation for groups of discerning travellers.

 Please see our website for booking and further details

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More Detail about the Cottage

Inside – Downstairs

Kitchen area:

Electric hob & extractor fan
Electric Oven
Combination microwave / oven
Breakfast bar (3 positions)

Small utility area:
Washing machine / tumble drier combi in separate cupboard
Ironing board
Drying rack

Dining area

Comfortably seats 8 persons with dimmable overhead lighting
A large sliding glass door opens onto the patio for the semi-alfresco experience
High chair available on request

Living room area

Double height space
Wood burning stove (complementary logs and £5 per basket thereafter)
50” HD TV with Netflix and BBC iplayer
Soundbar acoustics with bluetooth
DVD / Blue Ray player
Music centre with CD Player & radio with Bluetooth and ipod compatible
Brilliant countryside views to the south – including passing cows herds (subject to availability)

also downstairs:

Bramley – (Bedroom) – Wheelchair accessible
Super-king bed which can be conformed into 2 singles (notice required)
Reading lights switchable from bed, central heating
Space for a cot (cot available on request)
32 inch HDTV with DVD player, Netflix and BBC iplayer

Ensuite bathroom with toilet, wash-hand basin, shaver socket, and bath with shower
Underfloor bathroom heating
Wheelchair accessible

Complimentary linen, towels and toiletries are provided

Inside – Upstairs

Oslin - (Bedroom)
Largest of the upstairs rooms
Super-king bed which can be conformed as 2 singles (notice required)
Reading lights (switchable from bed), central heating
Panoramic views to the south with farm foreground and open countryside beyond

Ensuite bathroom with toilet, wash-hand basin and shower
Underfloor bathroom heating

Complimentary linen, towels, shaver socket, and toiletries are provided

Lomond – (Bedroom)
King size bed, reading lights switchable from bed, central heating
Bright and north facing with Ben Lomond visible through the trees

Ensuite bathroom with toilet, wash-hand basin, shaver socket, and shower
Underfloor bathroom heating

Complimentary linen, towels and toiletries are provided

Pippin – (Bedroom)
Smaller of the upstairs rooms
King size bed, reading lights switchable from bed, radiator
Reading lights (switchable from bed), central heating
Panoramic views to the south with farm foreground and open countryside beyond

Ensuite bathroom with toilet, wash-hand basin and shower
Underfloor bathroom heating

Complimentary linen, towels and toiletries are provided


South facing patio with stunning open views and outdoor dining furniture for 8 persons
Charcoal barbecue

Whirligig washing /drying line
Private garden mostly laid to lawn .
Additional picnic style tables placed to catch the setting sun.

Ample parking for 4 cars (more parking available if required)
Barn available for drying wet weather gear
Bicycle/ canoe storage 
Small trailer storage (outdoor)



Appletree Cottage is on a small recently planted apple farm set in the south end of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The cottage is situated by a single track road which forms part of the JOHN MUIR WAY (Helensburgh to Dunbar) and also SUSTRANS CYCLE ROUTE 7 (from Sunderland to Inverness)

There is very little traffic on the single track road so idea for those seeking a peaceful break.

There is a pub / restaurant in walking distance (10-15mins)

There are local shops (Butcher and Spar minimarket, newsagent) with larger supermarkets being 15-20 minutes drive (Co-op, Aldi, Asda, M&S, Morrisons)

Wet weather cover

As well as the activities listed in the description above, there is good wet weather cover - Doune Castle (where they filmed Outlander and Monty Python and the Holy Grail) is well worth a visit as is Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Dumbarton Castle, Scottish Maratime Museum, Hill House (Charles Rennie McIntosh), boat cruises, the world famous West Highland Railway Line (to Oban and Fort William as well as the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery (free) and the Museum of Transport (free) in Glasgow.

Stirling: 30 minutes drive, Glasgow: 40 minutes and Edinburgh: 80 minutes.

Save city centre driving and parking and take a direct train to Glasgow or Edinburgh from Milngavie Station (20 minutes drive and free parking)


More outside activity details:

Cycle hire in nearby Drymen – 1.5 miles
Climbing (The Whangee (5 miles away) is famous for its rock formations and is also an interesting walk for non-climbers)
Loch Lomond is 15 minutes drive and offers boat hire and pleasure cruises
Golf – Strathendrick (9 holes) and Buchanan Castle (18 holes) both within a two mile radius.
Canoeing & Kayaking on Loch Lomond
Tennis - courts 2 minutes drive
Bowls - indoor at Stirling (30 mins) 
Sailing on Loch Lomond
Horse Riding at Gartacharn (10 minutes drive)
Swimming  - SPA day membership (swimming pool, sauna, jaccuzzi and fitness suite) is available nearby.

Film locations

The surrounding area has featured in several recent feature films and international TV series which draw on the beauty of the countryside for its settings:

Recent feature films and TV include:

What we did on our Holidays (Billy Connolly, David Tenant, Rosamund Pike, Ben Miller)

Miss Potter (Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGreggor)

The Eagle (Donald Sutherland, Jamie Bell, Channing Tatum)

Outlander (Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix) K

King of Thrones

Monty Python and the Holy Grail


For further details please see our website at


Booking Information

Minimum stay is 3 nights (commencing any day) except at Christmas and New Year when minimum booking is 7 days.

Discount is given for bookings of a week or more

Prices vary from £200 per night (for entire property).  A 7 night discount brings this cost down further.  In high season costs are higher but still competitive.

Full details of prices and availabilty can be found on the Booking and Availability tab on our website (

Other important information

Appletree is fully non smoking throughout

Not suitable for dogs or pets

We are unable to accept bookings from Stag parties, Hen Parties, Wedding Parties or bookings where all guests are under 25 years old.

If you've any queries please email us or phone us:

00 44 (0) 7375 321 868

More information is at our website:

Contact & Booking

Appletree Cottage
Shandon Farm
G63 0HG

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Self Catering


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