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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great B&B. The B&B is well located in Alexandria, which is a good place to rest after arriving in Glasgow before heading north. The rooms are very nice and well presented. The breakfast was great, very tasty. The hosts were lovely and very informative. Would recommend.

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mabel l, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us .Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again . More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Spent a lovely day/night at Ardoch Cottage. Wonderful location in walking distance to Loch Lomand, beautiful scenery! We had a very comfortable night before traveling north. Lovely hosts, very knowledgeable about the area, a great lounge with log fire (which can still be needed during a summer in Scotland!) and a very tasty breakfast! Thank you!

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mabel l, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ardoch Cottage with us and took time to sit and enjoy the fire .Hope you enjoyed your time up North . More 

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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We received a warm welcome from Paul once arrived at the cottage. The room was clean,quite and with a wonderful view. Paul suggested us a couple of places where to eat and also a place nearby the cottage with stunning view of Loch Lomond. The living room has also a beautiful fire place burning in the evening perfect for relax... More 

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mabel l, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

So Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ardoch Cottage . Hope to see you again . More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect wee find for a couple of nights away ,really Nice welcome from nice people with a great knowledge of the local area and its history "Mabel's breakfast 1st class" enjoyable stay would recommend and hopefully have the opportunity to stay again

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mabel l, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our B&B . It was nice to have you here and we hope to see you both again . More 

Hawaii
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Paul and Mabel were such pleasant, accommodating hosts, it was like coming home. Clean, tidy twin room, good bathroom and wifi is also good. Lovely big lounge space, where Paul lit us a fire (in July! And it was needed!). Great for chilling out - this is also a really good location for heading to Glasgow airport if you want... More 

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Saarbrucken, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It was one station on our Scotland trip by motorbike. I can really recommend this B&B. The Room was comfortable and clean, the Bathroom not too small. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. The breakfast was also a highlight! I´ll keep this cottage in memory for my next Scotland visit.

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Lindsays2, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review ,it was our pleasure to have you stay with us at Ardoch Cottage and hope to see you all again one day . More 

Driffield, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Second Cottage is right on the main road from Stirling to the A82 Glasgow to Fort William road. The property is an extended old stone cottage, with views to the rear over open countryside. Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and guests have use of their own downstairs lounge with an open fire. Proprietors Paul and Mabel... More 

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here two nights. Cozy ambiance, a cute and tidy room. Such a friendly hosts. Good scottish breakfast. Free wifi, comfortable living room with sofas and fire place. Short distance to Loch Lomond.

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Sammamish, Wa.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We needed a place to stay for our last night before driving on to Glasgow to catch our flight home; we did not want to stay in the city though. This place looked good online and we were not disappointed. Paul and Mabel made us feel at home right away and gave us tips for dinner places. Close by is... More 

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mabel l, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

Glad you had a safe journey home . Hope to see you again . More 

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My wife booked this as a surprise break. Lovely cottage with views over countryside.The Hosts Paul and Mabel could not have been nicer . Its a great location for visits to Stirling, Glasgow and Loch Lomond. It has a guest lounge with log fire and is very comfortable.If you want any information on places to visit/eat out Paul will help... More 

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mabel l, Owner at Ardoch Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks ,Lex it was nice to meet you both .Hope you will come back to see us one day .Mabel and Paul . More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in Gartocharn, Loch Lomond, Ardoch Cottage provides 4 Star award-winning bed & breakfast accommodation for visitors to the Loch Lomond area of Scotland all year round. The Lindsays have lovingly restored their cottage which overlooks rolling countryside towards Ben Lomond to provide a welcoming base for visiting holidaymakers. The cottage was originally a toll house on the old military road running between Stirling and Dumbarton Castles. Gartocharn, on the A811, is located on the southern shore of Loch Lomond, world renowned for its natural beauty, and is ideally situated for country leisure activities. Ardoch Cottage has 3 bedrooms and guests have a private lounge with a real log fire. All bedrooms have en-suite WC/shower, television and Tea/Coffee making facilities. Ardoch Cottage has a No Smoking policy throughout the premises. Open parking is available. Large private car park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ardoch Cottage

Address: Ardoch Cottage Main Street, Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Alexandria > Gartocharn
Price Range: $133 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardoch Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Bedrooms are at the back with views over fields,and only light sleepers will be bothered by traffic noise from the road at the front.”
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“There was no wifi in the room but it was accessible in the lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles JanT989, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be careful of the mattresses! Do not stay in the large room on the second floor.”
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“All of the rooms are lovely”
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“Our perfect room was on the ground floor, to the rear and with single beds-ideal, quiet and comfortable”
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