East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages

Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

2 farmhouses, one bracing escape - Scotland’s treasures are easily discovered from these light-filled eco homes in Loch Lomond National Park


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 8


Swathed by hills and braes, the farm sits between Loch Lomond and the rolling contours of the Campsie Fells. Deborah and Steve are next door and restored the Old Dairy and Curlew Cottage to high eco standards, with slate and wood floors and local red sandstone. Solar panels and underfloor heating keep things cosy all year while rooms zing with natural light; all is crisp and clean. From tots to grandparents, you are welcome here; book the houses together or separately (both have downstairs bedrooms). Indoors you have total privacy but a low patio wall allows for convivial barbecues; in Curlew, there’s seating and crockery for 12. A generous host, Deborah provides home-baked bread, marmalade and their own eggs; she can also arrange for meat from local butchers and at-home beauty treatments! On chilly days throw a log on the burner and curl up with a book or a film. Or head out; a small hill (The Dumpling) makes an ideal nursery slope for little climbers, with a dazzling view. The loch has a Sealife Centre, canoe and cycle hire and cafés, and Stirling and Glasgow are not too far – for heritage and shopping.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.

Advice on walks and plenty of exercise space from the cottage door.

Max. 2 dogs.

Adjacent to fields, walk to the Loch or up hills.


Nightly price
from £86
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
£100 - The Old Dairy, £200 - Curlew Cottage
1 Barn for 8
From £1294 bedrooms
1 Barn for 4
From £862 bedrooms


What another fabulous "Sawday's" find. We stayed in Curlew Cottage to celebrate a 70th birthday. Everything was perfect, a beautiful cottage with outstanding views and quality furnishings throughout. The little touches and special treats provided by Deborah only added to the overall experience which was first class. We can't wait to return.

Paula, Durham

A beautiful cottage in a peaceful but convenient location. The cottage is very well appointed and equipped - there were two of us, and we enjoyed having the space to ourselves - the open-plan sitting/dining area/kitchen is light and airy, with a view out to hills. Beds comfortable and the upstairs bedroom has very effective black-out blinds, essential when it gets light about 4am! There are resident, friendly hens, for eggs and 'chat', local sheep and cows. Deborah and Steve very friendly and helpful. Set just south of Loch Lomond with local good walks plus all amenities. Highly recommend.


Warmly recommend East Cambusmoon and Curlew Cottage. Beautifully appointed, comfortable beds and good showers. Easy for our wheelchair user and Deborah`s home made bread and marmalade, fresh eggs and butter was a delightful surprise. Good area with easy walks to the shore of Loch Lomond and many scenic drives. Will look forward to returning.


We had a wonderful stay in the Old Dairy. The cottage was beautifully equipped and our hosts friendly and thoughtful. The view from the top of the hill (a mere 10 minute walk) is breathtaking. The weather was extremely good, but judging by the large woodburning stove and level of insulation, this place would also be a delight in winter.


We stayed in The Old Dairy, it was idyllic; so modern and yet so peaceful. Perfect location for exploring, we enjoyed cycle rides from the cottage as well as walks up the local hills. The accommodation was incredibly tastefully finished and was a real sanctuary. We also enjoyed day trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh during our week's holiday - really accessible as well as being wonderfully rural.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Deborah & Steve Macken

  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park location offers a huge array of outdoor activities and you can walk or cycle from the front door to Loch Lomond. We have cycle racks at the cottages and lots of routes and guides to choose from.
  • Complimentary EV charging for guests with 3 car charging points (2 x 22kW, 1 Tesla only, and 1 x 7kW) Powered by renewable energy and superbly insulated, both cottages have been designed for year round comfort. Gold Award winners of Green Tourism UK.
  • Great base for exploring central Scotland with good access to the cities of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. Wealth of places to visit including National Trust’s Hill House and Geilston Gardens and Historic Scotland's Dumbarton and Stirling Castles.
  • Pampering from a beauty therapist in the comfort of your own holiday cottage available; ideal for individual treats or perfect for a girl’s weekend pamper party.
  • Whisky distilleries close by include Deanston, Auchentoshan and, the most southerly highland malt, Glengoyne (our guests receive tour discounts). We can also recommend other great food and drink attractions, including Michelin and Good Food Guide dining.
  • Perfect for families and groups, sleeping up to 12 in total, and for all ages and ranges of mobility. Some bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor. Close to many of the great Loch Lomond wedding venues. Perfect for family and friends gatherings.