Just back from a great week with our family at garrique. Kids loved it, and the tennis court was big bonus for them. Very peaceful and great base for exploring. Really enjoyed the "time capsule" water park in Coatbridge, well worth a visit. Very friendly and helpful owners. Will be back again.
The views from the cottage were breath taking,and in a central spot to visit many places of interest. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. The owner is very friendly and made sure that we were happy and had everything we needed. I really could not fault anything, and I would highly recommend Garrique Cottage for the more mature as well younger people and children as there is so much on the doorstep if you like walking.
Having stayed in many different cottages and apartments this cottage tops the bill.
Just returned from a week holiday with my wife and 3 children using Garrick cottage as a base for days out and exploring. Location is fantastic for day trips to Edinburgh, Trossacks and surrounding lochs. Glencoe about 1.5 hours drive but well worth it. Accommodation is in a great location nestled in the hills with fantastic views. We stay in about 2 rentals most years but unfortunately we were disappointed by the standard of cleanliness in this property. It needs a deep clean and in some areas replacement of equipment and redecorating. The owners are clearly nice people and since I left the comments in their comment book they have been in touch seeking additional clarification regarding our feedback. They have taken this as positive feedback and explained how they will be dealing with the issues we experienced. Overall, positives are great wifi, comfortable beds, peaceful location, lovely views, free firewood for the stove and overall spaciousness. With a little re-investment, maintainance and update I am sure the reviews would come back up to Excellent.
Very nice view and very silent. Plenty of space for the whole family. The weather was not sooooo good, but enough to do in surroundings.
Lovely cottage...I highly recommend. Very clean and well-appointed. Our hosts were very friendly, informative, and accommodating. The view from the front window is breathtaking... especially for suburb-dwelling Americans like us! If you want a quiet, relaxing spot in a natural setting, this is the place. Nearby is Doune Castle (a must-see for Monty Python fans) and several wonderful restaurants. A very short drive (15-20 mins) to Stirling where you'll find many attractions as well as supermarkets with everything you'll need for your stay. It's an Easy drive from the airport in Edinburgh (45-50 mins) to reach the cottage, and since Kippen is quite centrally located, you can take day trips to just about anywhere.