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Guest Info

  • Our maximum occupancy per stay is 3 guests

  • Guests have exclusive access of the house, enclosed back garden and first floor terrace

  • We accept 1 small-medium well behaved dog

  • Suitable for children 7+ years

  • Not accessible by wheelchair and not suitable for persons with mobility issues 

Rooms and Layout


A double bedroom with small adjoining dressing room The double room has direct access to the terrace and amazing views of the open sea loch.

A single bedroom with views across the back garden. Both bedrooms have black out blinds for night time if required.

The Terrace:

Guests have full use of our 18ft elevated terrace which is set up with outdoor furniture. Cushions, throws and an outdoor solar lamp are also provided.


Open plan living room with dedicated dining / work area. 3 seater settee, bookcases and TV. Adjoining snug set up with small sofa and  an additional double wardrobe for guest use.

The bathroom is next to the snug and is fitted with a bath shower, rain forest shower head, heated towel rail.


The Kitchen is fully equipped for a self catering stay with:

Microwave / double electric cooker / Lavazza coffee machine / washing machine / dish washer.

There is direct access to the back garden from the kitchen through the porch.

The back garden is fully enclosed with a small patio area set up with a picnic bench for al fresco dining.

Please note the front entrance is not gated so children and pets must be supervised at all times.


Included for your stay


Bedding and towels 

A hairdryer

Complimentary coffee pods, fresh coffee, milk, sugar, tea bags

A few kitchen products such as bin liners, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets

Gym access for guests:

In collaboration with The Journey - a local gym in Helensburgh - guests may use their private facilities whilst staying with us. Details are in our guest book - simply scan the insert leaflet QR code to access their flexible day passes.


There is parking for one vehicle on our drive. Guests can also park across the road in the layby or directly outside the house on the pavement.

EV Car Charging 

In advance of your stay please let us know if you are bringing an electric car. We would advise guests to download the ChargeplacesScotland app and buy a card in advance of travel so you can arrive with a full charge. We explicitly forbid the charging of EVs via a regular three-pin plug into a domestic socket or using an extension lead trailing across our property or through windows. In the event electric readings are higher than normal guests will be charged.


By the front door is a video Ring Doorbell which will be on during guest stays. 

Dog Guests

Due to the size of the property, we are happy to host one small-medium sized dog. We charge a small fee of £15 for your pet's stay to cover additional cleaning.

Dog amenities:

The cottage is dog friendly and we supply a few items for their stay including a sleeping basket, dog bowl and silicone mat, dog towels and complimentary dog waste bags. There's also a few treats ready for your pet's arrival to help them settle in!
Dog rules:
Pets must sleep downstairs and keep off the furniture. Please ensure your dog is kept on a lead outside the property - the back garden is enclosed but there is no gate on the entrance to the road. Guests must not wash their dog in the cottage - there's a flexi hose set up at the back of the house for this purpose. There's also a dog waste bin - please empty when you check out.

Guests agree not to leave their pet in the property alone during their stay.
Dog friendly info:
Info supplied for local walks and dog friendly cafes in our guest book.

Guest Occupancy

The maximum number of persons occupying Gareloch Cottage must not exceed 3 and only those guests whose contact details have been supplied to us may occupy the property.  If you wish to invite additional visitors to visit you during your stay, please ask us first. Please be advised that no extra overnight visitors are allowed to stay at the property. In the event of over occupancy, the additional guest (s) will be asked to leave immediately and find alternative accommodation at their own cost. Alternatively if both parties (ourselves and extra guests) are in agreement that they can stay overnight, a charge of £120 per additional guest, per night is applicable and will be charged upfront by credit card.

House Rules

Our property is strictly non smoking  and non vaping in doors. Guests must dispose of any cigarette butts if smoking outside.

Guests agree not to light candles in to the property during their stay.

Guests are given clear instructions where to park during their stay. Please ensure you do not block or park in front of any of our neighbours property.

No parties or events are to be held at the property.

Guests must not tamper with our WIFI, install any TV apps or switch off Ring during their stay.

Guests agree to be respectful of our property and all belongings during their stay. 

On checkout guests are politely asked to dispose of all rubbish in bin liners to the green wheelie bin outside the house. All lights are to be switched off and any dirty pots should be stacked in the dishwasher. Interior windows and doors should be locked with their keys. Guest keys are to be placed back in the outside key box before leaving the property.

Local Amenities & Travel

The nearby small villages to the house which include Cove, Rosneath, Kilcreggan and Garelochhead have some food stores, cafes and a pub.
About 5 miles drive away is the Victorian seaside town of Helensburgh; home to some interesting independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The town is easy to reach by train and car; and is about 40 minutes to Glasgow and the airport.

The nearest train station is in Helensburgh which has routes to both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Guest Booking Policies

Guests must provide their address details and phone number, plus names of each guest when they book. Once we have received confirmation of your booking we will email you direct to request this. This is a requirement before details for your stay are provided. We will email you all details at least 24 hours before your stay.

We do not ask for a damage deposit and  you will only pay if  you cause damage during your stay. The maximum we would request is £250 per stay. Guests are asked to please email us full details and photo of any damage whilst at the house, we appreciate accidents do sometimes happen but are grateful to know sooner rather than later!

By booking directly on our site and reading our Guest info, you accept our Terms and Conditions. If there is anything you are unsure about please do email us in advance of booking and we will be happy to answer any queries. 


Check in and Check out times

On the day of arrival the house will be accessible from 4pm. Guests will be emailed full information regarding self check in with instructions.

On the last day of your holiday guests should check out by 10am as shortly after our cleaner will arrive.

If we can accommodate earlier check in / check out times for your stay we will let you know in advance, which will be based on our guest bookings. No extra charge will be made for this. 



You can reserve and pay to stay at Gareloch Cottage on our secure website. We accept all major credit cards via secure payment. Once you have paid you will receive an email to confirm your booking. Our calendar is kept up to date with latest availability at all times.


Cancellations and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel once you have booked and paid for your stay we require written notice by email  with full details of your stay.

Holidaymakers who cancel a minimum of 14 days before check-in will get back the full amount they have paid- less our credit card admin fee. Cancelling less than 14 days before check-in there is a refund of half the amount - less our credit card admin fee.

Otherwise no refund applies but we will do our best to accommodate guests should you wish to transfer your booking dates in this instance.

Please note it is the responsibility of the guest to take out their own holiday insurance to cover against any cancellation costs that may be incurred. We do not accept responsibility for financial or any loss due to cancelling your booking on our website.


To cancel or change your booking:


Please send an email with your name, contact and booking dates to Subject: Booking 


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