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The Old Dairy
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Twin bedroom is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor Double height open plan kitchen/dining/living space
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39 reviews
The Old Dairy
Twin bedroom is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor
Double height open plan kitchen/dining/living space
Kitchen and dining area
Double height living room
Well equipped kitchen
Wood burning stove for cosy winter nights
The Old Dairy is part of a working small-holding
Comfortable living space
Double bedroom has ensuite WC/washroom
Plan your adventure around Loch Lomond!
Stunning local scenery
Ben Lomond to the north, Scotland's most southern Munro
The Old Dairy
Solar PV and thermal panels provide power and hot water
Spectacular sunset over the Cobbler
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gartocharn, Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Gerrard I
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable cottage at a stone's throw from Loch Lomond”
Reviewed October 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The cottage is a beautifully converted farm building, with a modern and comfortable interior complete with all mod cons. Especially the bedrooms are a generous size and suited us, a family with 2 young children, perfectly. The lounge is rather small, but that didn't bother us as we had great weather and were outside a lot. The owners live right next door and were on hand throughout our stay to help whenever we had questions. The kids toys, as well as the fresh eggs, bread, butter etc. provided were a real treat. The chickens in the chicken run, as well as the large trampoline on site further enhanced the holiday for our kids.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Feb 2015
We're glad you and your family had such a good stay here. We are very family oriented and are pleased to hear your lovely comments. The hens are a popular distraction for our smaller visitors!

Best wishes
Deborah
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Pablo256
Belfast
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Stunning cottage and location”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Had very high hopes of the Old Dairy cottage at East Cambusmoon from other reviews and the owners website.
Our time there certainly lived up to it!
The cottage is beautiful, very clean and well equipped. We really appreciated the eco friendly aspects of the cottage- all very inspiring. The cottage was very comfortable and the setting is just so relaxing and peaceful.
Normally, we like to try different places for holidays but I think we will make an exception for East Cambusmoon. We'd love to come back with a larger family group and explore a bit more of the area. Three nights were just not long enough!

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Liked best: The high standard of the property, cleanliness, free wifi, location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Willowrow...
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful cottage and great location!”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a great week at this very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage with amazing views in a fantastic location. The cottage suits a family or two couples very well and every consideration had been given by Deborah and Steve in the groceries provided and in equipping the kitchen, utility and bathrooms. We had walks up the "dumpling", a very achievable hill at the end of the driveway and the views over Loch Lomond and the countryside around were stunning. Our dog loved walks in the farm's fields and to the village of Gartocharn, and the cottage was easy to keep clean after the dog with the vacuum cleaner provided! We are looking forward to staying again soon!

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Liked best: Everything about the cottage and farm!
Liked least: Leaving to come home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lorraine...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful setting, made very welcome with lots of extras, great value”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We spent a mid week break last week and were charmed as soon as we saw the old dairy,
Everything was clean and in immaculate order and all the extras provided by Deborah and Steve were amazing ( especially the eggs and home made bread). We had our beagle Abbie with us and there were no problems everyone made us very welcome and Deborah and Steve were very helpful as we were looking at property in the area. Would definately return for another break as so peacful and planty to do and see in the area. Child and pet friendly also.

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Liked best: So relaxing peacfull and friendly
Liked least: Nothing to complain about
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jul 2014
Thank you for a lovely review, we're happy to have such a well behaved dog here, there are plenty of great places to walk locally. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
Best regards, Deborah
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HeichC
Aberford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Wee Gem!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Awesome find by my boyf!

All stemmed from a wedding in Ayr - turned into a nice Scottish mini-break.

Just us 2 arriving on a sunny afternoon, receiving a very warm welcome from Deborah plus very handy info regarding a local agricultural show the very next day.

Open the front door to the smell of fresh bread!!! Along with butter, homemade marmalade, fresh milk, fresh eggs, ground coffee, posh biscuits, crisps and hot chocolate - what more can a girl wish for suffering Friday rush hour traffic with a minging hangover?! :)

All mod cons, breathtaking views from every window, WiFi which is key for us (both self employed needing to be able to respond in an instant via email), the most comfortable beds ever (we're mattress hunting this weekend) and a nice big bath.

Within an hour of being back home in Yorkshire we'd rebooked with Deborah & Steve for November for my Mum's birthday in the Curlew Cottage next door.

Deborah & Steve are truly salt of the earth kinda people and their Eco-cottages are impeccable and 5 star.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Lovely to meet you both and we very much appreciate you rebooking so quickly; we're sure you'll enjoy the larger cottage and coming back for a winter break gives you every excuse to enjoy the under floor heating and the wood burning stove!
Very best wishes, Deborah
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Gio8uk
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely place in the country”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at the Old Dairy over the easter weekend and had a fantastic time.

The cottage - It has been modernised to an excellent standard with all mod cons. The main room is so bright with great views across the field. We were lucky enough to be able to sit out on the nice patio but I could see it being a great place to sit inside in the winter with the wood burner. The kitchen units and bathrooms are of a very high standard. Lastly it's worth mentioning some of the goodies that were there when we arrived, fresh eggs, biscuits, tablet, milk to name just a few things which was a really nice touch.

Location - ideal location in the country and you can walk to Loch Lommond shore. There is also walks round the countryside where you can get fantastic views. 10 minute walk from a small village and 5-10 mins in the car from Balloch if you are looking for more life.

Booking/Communications - we enquired using holiday rentals on tripadviser and Deborah was in touch quickly. Communications were great and it was so easy to book.

All in all it was a great place to stay and look forward to staying again in the future.

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Liked best: How modern and like the cottage was
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Thank you for your kind words, we very much appreciate your feedback and we're glad you had such an enjoyable weekend break with your friends.
Very best regards, Deborah
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Taslin P
1 review
“Idyilic home from home”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My husband and our two young children (ages 5 and 2) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Dairy, East Cambusmoon Farm and cannot recommend it highly enough. East Cambusmoon Farm is set in a stunning countryside location 12 miles from Balloch. The cottage itself was lovely and clean, and was very well equipped. The owners were extremely kind, welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The welcome goody pack (including home made bread and eggs from their chickens) was lovely. They also provided us with a box of books, toys and movies for the children which was fantastic! From a parent point of view, the cottage was very child friendly, the children shared a room but since they do so at home this wasn't at all an issue. The beds were all really comfortable. There was a bathroom downstairs for them too and the bath a good size to bathe them together. Its a good location to be based, we found lots to see and do during our stay. The children especially enjoyed themselves, my youngest asked if we could stay on holiday forever! I wish! We would be delighted to return.

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Liked best: The log burner!
Liked least: I liked it all!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Hello and thank you for your review. We're glad your children enjoyed the books and games we left in the basket and that you all enjoyed a relaxing stay. We enjoy having families to stay and we're pleased the cottage suited you so well.
Best regards, Deborah
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