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Cragowlet House East.

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Cragowlet House East
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Cragowlet has been completely renovated over a period of 6 years and the work was completed during the summer of 2014. The renovation involved repair and restoration of most of its original features. During this restoration the opportunity was taken to upgrade the kitchen and bathrooms to modern standards whilst retaining the feel of a grand Victorian property. The house contains three full sized bedrooms with one twin and two doubles one of which is en-suit. The bathroom contains a bath as well as a separate shower with a 1 meter square shower tray. The lounge has 8 foot high bay windows with views over loch long. The kitchen/dinner also has views over the loch and full dining facilities for six people. Cragowlet Cottages were built mid 1850's as a tenement of four flats for Thomas...Cragowlet has been completely renovated over a period of 6 years and the work was completed during the summer of 2014. The renovation involved repair and restoration of most of its original features. During this restoration the opportunity was taken to upgrade the kitchen and bathrooms to modern standards whilst retaining the feel of a grand Victorian property. The house contains three full sized bedrooms with one twin and two doubles one of which is en-suit. The bathroom contains a bath as well as a separate shower with a 1 meter square shower tray. The lounge has 8 foot high bay windows with views over loch long. The kitchen/dinner also has views over the loch and full dining facilities for six people. Cragowlet Cottages were built mid 1850's as a tenement of four flats for Thomas Forgan and designed by Alexander (greek) Thomson. Alexander Thomson was an eminent Scottish architect and architectural theorist who was a pioneer in sustainable building. The building and surround is category 'B' listing from Historic Scotland. The flat possesses magnificent views of the confluence of Loch Long and The River Clyde and beyond to the Cowal peninsula and the isle of Arran. Cragowlet House East retains its defining architectural features with ornate plaster cornice work, 'period' fireplaces, plaster corbels, architraves, skirting and sash & case windows. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
BRIAN D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

ar Brian and Nancy We cant thank you enough for this unforgettable stay In your gorgeous house Full of character and warmth , you done an amazing job House is just home from home .got everything you need and more And the views are spectacular,could...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Tanyawilson1909
Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

A fantastic holiday rental with a thoughtful and caring host. We had a great stay despite almost continuous rain all week. Fabulous views across the loch and the occasional submarine cruising past! A very characterful and comfortable place to stay.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Daswr
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

A lovely place on the shores of Loch Long with many period features and combined nicely with modern touches. The views from the kitchen and living room windows are great all day. The loch has known to house seals or even a humpback whale....we got...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Alex M
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay and that the wine was good (always anxious it's not quite good enough :-))

Reviewed 12 July 2019

We had the good fortune to spend 3 nights at Cragowlet House East, as a group of 4. Our one regret is that we were not able to spend more time there having already made plans to spend a week on Arran. Cragowlet has been...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank John C
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

We are so happy you had such a great time at Cragowlet. You do seem to be exactly the type of guests the house is aimed at in that you appreciate period features but expected modern facilities. You would be welcomed back anytime. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 29 April 2019

We stayed as a family of 5 over the Easter weekend. We were so lucky with the weather which was glorious and the views from the flat were fabulous. The accommodation is very well equipped and we enjoyed the log burning stove in the evenings....More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank I_only_do_luxury
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

thanks for taking such good care of our house and for leaving it so tidy. Come back any time.

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Reviewed 29 April 2019

We had a great Easter at Cragowlet House. The location was perfect with stunning views over Loch Long. The house was well appointed with everything you would need for a short break. The lounge was particularly spacious and the wood burner kept it very cosy...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank waylander1977
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

Glad you had a great time. Thanks also for your work in leaving the house so tidy.

Reviewed 7 January 2019

To begin with; the photos really don't do the house justice. It is very grand and yet comfortable and cozy. Also, we simply wanted for nothing - everything had been thought of. The house is also situated very well for trips north, west or into...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Wander19745041048
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Hi, we are really happy to have guests who appreciate Cragowlet. We probably should invest in professional photos - maybe we will go strait to google virtual tour :-) Hope to see you back in the future.

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Cragowlet House for the Christmas break with family. It was lovely to have a decorated tree and other decorations to welcome us. The house is well equipped and easily served the five of us that stayed, together with additional guests for Boxing Day...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Johnston_m4
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Hi, thanks for the glowing review, it's great when people come and enjoy themselves. Thanks also for taking the time to leave the house so tidy (stripping the beds was above and beyond :-)) Welcome back anytime.

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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Date of stay: October 2018
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2018
Brian C, VR Owner at Cragowlet House East., responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
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About the neighbourhood
Cove and the neighbouring village of Kilcreggan were mainly developed during the 1860's. They were developed as the popularity of the Clyde Steamers increased as a means of transport. Many Glasgow shipowners and merchants made their summer retreats there, and this is reflected in some very grand houses along the shore. To give an indication of the people who lived there at that time James Templeton was the owner of Knockderry Castle (one of three castles on the shore rd.). James Templeton was the owner of the largest carpet manufacturing company in the word at that time. One of his friends, Andrew Carnegie, was the richest man in the world at that time and visited him frequently at Knockderry. It was during one such visit in 1901 that he penned his famous offer to fund New Yorks libraries.
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