17th – 24th January 2015

February 1, 2015 by in

Dear Alison & Craig,

The first step we took into the Crosskeys Cottage, we felt welcome and at home.  The colours, the decorations just make you feel so cosy.

It was our first holiday/vacation as a family of four.  Travelling with two children under two, we thought might be a bit tricky, but turned out just fine.

We came here to visit friends of my husband who used to live in Helensburgh as a teenager.  So we visited them in Garelochhead, where you have a very nice view of the Naval Base at night.  The scenery all in all was just breath taking, whilst looking out the window when driving.

We went and took a walk beside the Clyde, went to Glasgow and went strolling around an Antique store.  We went through Glen Fruin, which was amazing, we took the kids to Stirling Castle and got to hear the history of James V, and his two wives and their daughter Mary, told from an actress in the clothes of the past.  The view of Wallace Monument and his history was also something that we found very interesting.

My husband and I decided we definitely want to come back here.

Thanks for everything.

Greetings from Germany, Rachel, Marcel, Emmelyn and Jacon

Things to do

Day trip suggestions

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Luss conservation village – western shore of Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, off the A82, 5 miles north of Crosskeys. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village and the neat rows of cottages were built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from the nearby slate quarries and featured in the […]

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Auchendrain Village

Auchendrain museum – just south of Inveraray

The preserved buildings from the 1700s give an authentic insight into how people lived and worked in the north and west of Scotland. You can wander freely around the houses and farm buildings furnished with everyday objects from time gone by.

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