We have just returned from a week at lochead cottage at Ellery estate lochgilphead. And it was absolutely fabulous. It is a beautiful cottage. Well equipped kitchen and very clean. We don't have any complaints. The view is spectacular. My little dog just loved it. She enjoyed sleeping on her little bed, on the window ledge in the living room. She spent a lot of her time looking out the window. Fabulous garden all fenced of so she could run around. We went with my daughter and her two children. We enjoyed walks and visit to castle Sween and a lot of different areas. We will certainly go back
We stayed here for a week whilst our Parents rented it for a fortnight. The cottage is in a beautiful location and there is an abundance of wildlife: otters, seals, birds (including sea eagles nearby), deer, badgers and beavers a few miles away. The view from the cottage is stunning too. But I couldn’t give it a higher rating based mostly on comfort and cleanliness. The settees are clean but uncomfortable after a days walking, the beds are uncomfortable and the duvets/pillows in a poor state and there was a packet of wet cigarette butts in the bedside drawer. Some of the kitchen utensils were caked with old food too. Ordinarily I could overlook these things but the cottage was not cheap and to top it off the electricity is charged on top of the rental - £80 something for 2 weeks is very steep considering that the tv was hardly used and we were out nearly every day. You are also expected to clean the cottage in preparation for the next visitors as they don’t have cleaners. This is perhaps why it wasn’t that clean for us. Aside from that, a beautiful location but I have stayed in better places.
My mum and I had a wonderful time here. Stunning, rugged and beautiful location. Spotlessly clean cottage, and when we had to contact the estate when I got my car stuck, the owners were fantastic with their help and kindness. Can't wait to come back for Christmas
We were absolutely delighted at the location of this property as we were surrounded by peace, tranquility and an abundance wildlife. A nature lovers dream! The cottage was well equipped but sadly not the cleanest. The bedding provided (which we had to pay extra for) was stale smelling, the pillows and duvets were badly stained and the sheets were bobbly. I don't know how old these items were but they were desperately in need of replacement. It was asked that the property 'be left as we'd like to find it' but on arrival the shower rims behind the shower doors had not had a good clean in months, the stairs were dusty as was the tv stand, the carpets were old and stained, cobwebs were everywhere and the windows were filthy. If we were to leave the property as we'd like to find it, we'd have had to spend a full day cleaning. We had to pay extra for electricity and had to call the meter reading in at the end of our stay which felt wrong as the cottage was hardly cheap to rent.
If you are looking for a beautiful location whilst staying in a quaint cottage far away from a busy life then there is no doubt that this place wins hands down. Its beautiful. However, if you like fresh, clean smelling bedding then i advise that you take your own. If the cleanliness and decent beds and bedding were sorted this place would get a 5☆ from me as this cottage could be amazing.
Lochead Cottage is a wonderful and cosy place to be. It was our fifth stay at Ellary and it is always worth to go there all the way from Germany! :-)