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Cragowlet House East.

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
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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
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BRIAN D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 :-))

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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
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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.

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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Fireplace
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Is this holiday rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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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.
How to get there
We are only 75 minutes by car from Glasgow city centre and only 30 miles from the Erskin Bridge. If you are determined to use public transport there is an hourly bus service, which stops outside our front door, from Helensburgh, which has a regular train service to Glasgow and Edinburgh in the west & Oban and Fort William in the North. For those arriving on a Luxury Cruise Liner at Greenock Ocean Terminal we are 10 mins by ferry to Kilcreggan then 2 miles by taxi to Cragowlet.If you are using satnav for directions make sure you are directed to the A817 near Luss on the A82 Loch Lomond road and not along the coast from Helensburgh. The coastal route along the A814 via Helensburgh is about 20 minutes longer but a very enjoyable drive if your not in a hurry. Our postcode is G84 0LS
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