Tuesday, 18 December 2012

'Tis the season to be jolly !

Well, we are heading towards the festive season with alarming speed...goodness. Hmmmm, thinking about all the good things that come with Christmas mince pies, trees, turkey & stuffing, xmas pudding, snow (I hope !), presents, carols, stockings, log fires - I could go on and on and on

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The goose is getting fat !

Well, despite our efforts to ignore it, Christmas IS coming. So, why not forget the stresses & strains of Christmas at home & decamp to the Trossachs for a holiday in the glorious countryside. We can offer you a stay in one of our cosy Estate cottages with either a woodburning stove or open fire to provide extra Christmas cheer. We can even supply you with a tree & decorations for free.......

Friday, 2 November 2012


1/2 term over & we are onto the the march towards the next big milestone - Christmas ! The decorations are already in the shops but before we get there we mustn't forget Autumn....a great time of year so so often overlooked. A miserable summer has provided us with a spectacular autumn, everything looks magnificent in the Trossachs, so why not have a weekend away in the countryside & enjoy the season of mist & mellow fruitfulness.

Monday, 1 October 2012

special offer for 1/2 term

We are offering a special discount  for 1/2 term breaks in October . Yew Tree & Gartur now available for just £280 for a week booking.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Give your dog a break !

Take your dog for a break in the country. Go for fantastic walks though the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, see beautiful scenery & autumnal colours when you stay in one of our estate cottages where after a breezy day outside you can put your feet up & toast your toes by our fancy new woodburning stove.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Autumn is on its way ???

It REALLY does feel a bit wintery after a remarkably wet bank holiday. We are starting to think about chopping logs to feed our new cosy wood burning stoves. So why don't you make plans for a break to see the spectacular autumn colours in the  National Park. Bring your dogs too & explore the fantastic forests & woodlands in the Trossachs.

Monday, 13 August 2012

now the olympics is over

Take some time away from the television or the millions of people at the Stadium & have a real break before summer is over. The quiet, rural surroundings of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park provide the ideal break: have picnics, look at the scenery, walk up hills (& down !), ride a bike, swim in a loch, go fishing, go to highland games, eat a smokie, try haggis, have a dram.......just to name some of things you could do !!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Special Late Deal Available

11-18 August
Reduced from £650 p/w to just £500.......why not book Arnvicar for a fantastic last minute holiday with family & friends. Sleeping up to 8 guests, this traditional farmhouse on Cardross Esate lies in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Have a break & get away to see some of the best scenery in Scotland !


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Cancellation: £100 off !

15-22nd September
Yew Tree Cottage
Now available for just £350 for the week
2 x twin / double bedrooms
Idyllic country cottage in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
Digital TV / DVD
Living Room
Bathroom w/ Bath & shower

Friday, 20 July 2012

Special discount for cardross guests

intrepid:scotland is running a series of events for intrepid:kids 4th, 7th & 14th August 2012 10.30-13.30

Bring your children to Aberfoyle & let them learn how to become intrepid by outdoor exploring & learning.

Activities will include: build a shelter, make a campfire, wild art, natural navigation & barefoot walking

20% off for anyone staying in Cardross Holiday Homes

Monday, 16 July 2012

what to do when it's raining

The rain never stops play in Scotland - we carry on regardless.....anoracks & wellies & you are ready to go:

Kids Summer Nature Club 
David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle, Saturday 7th July 2012 to Saturday 28th July 2012 - 11am-1pm. This is a must for all budding junior rangers (7 � 12 years). Why not get busy this holiday and join the Forest Ranger for some fun activities and discover more about the Natural Environment. Refreshments included. All weather outdoor clothing required

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre, Highland Games. 
Here in the lands of MacGregor, MacLaren, MacNab, and Stewart of Strathern, you can experience all the thrills of traditional highland games at Lochearnhead in a fabulous setting beside Loch Earn; the swing of the kilt, the bagpipes, highland dancing, tossing the caber and all the other elements of traditional highland games.
Saturday 21 July 12--5.30pm
Adults £6 Conc. £4 free parking.

Callander Highland Games 

Saturday28 & Sunday 29 July
Traditional Heavyweight Events
Stalls and Sideshows
Geisher Road Games Park
Shuttle Bus from Ancaster Square

Lomond Folk Festival 
Saturday 28 & 29 July
Loch Lomond Shores

Monday, 2 July 2012

Give your dog a break

We love dogs at Cardross - why not give doggy a break ?

You don't have to put your best friend in kennels whilst you go away - bring your pet with you & have a holiday at one of our fantastic holiday cottages. You can ALL have the break you deserve in beautiful, quiet countryside and take your doggy friends for adventures in the great outdoors. Book a cottage now for a week or think about a just a short break to really get away from it all.

Last minute bookings for the end of August still available: check the website for details: www.cardrossestate.com

Friday, 29 June 2012

summer is here

We are offering  special last minute deal......an amazing £100 p/w discount for any full week bookings 7-14th
July. A perfect opportunity to come to Scotland & have some fun: sightseeing, mountain climbing, cycling, swimming just to name a few of the things to do whilst you are here - alternatively - do nothing  relax & enjoy the peace & tranquility of some of the best countryside in the UK !

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Historic Houses Association

Historic Houses Association for Scotland are here today for a bit of a jolly: tour of the house & picnic in the garden. It's great to see so many people enjoying Cardross, especially as the SUN is SHINING !

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


We have now made an arrangement with intrepid:scotland for guests to receive a 20% discount on all their activities, have a look & see: www.intrepidscotland.com or www.intrepidscotland.blogspot.co.uk

Intrepid offers the perfect opportunity for guests to explore the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park with Professional Countryside Rangers, bespoke trips available or join intrepid for of of its one of  monthly activities:

22/06/12 - Intrepid Solstice

Monday, 28 May 2012

Yes it's a heatwave !

Here we are basking in the fantastic sun, hurry & see how amazing Scotland can look when it shines, take a dip in the lake, sunbathe, picnic without midges (they don't like sun....hurahh). We have cottages that are family friendly, lots activities nearby to suit all ages.....

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

snow over....sunshine returns

Now the bank holiday is over the sunshine returns.......a great week of weather & a busy week for Cardross. Barclays were here for some team bonding, all went well, the sun shone,  the countryside looked spectacular, the team bonded as they enjoyed the house & grounds & food & drink as well as some fun activities organised by intrepid:scotland.(www.intrepidscotland@blogpsot.co.uk)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bank Holiday Special

Last Minute Bank Holiday Special Offer:
Book a long Weekend:  Friday 04 May / Saturday 05 May  - Tuesday 08 May
FOR JUST £250 for 4 people
Dogs welcome too

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Well, it's over ......

BUT.....it lasted much longer than we thought it would. Yes, the weather has returned to normal & it is raining. I know there are many out there that will be envious. Poor old England is having a drought - so come & see the lush & very green Scotland. Stay in one of our cosy cottages with fantastic wood burning stoves or open fires.

Monday, 26 March 2012

crumbs.....we're having a heatwave

The hottest March in Scotland since 1952....you must come & see Scotland in the sunshine, a rare feast and a good one. Special offers still available for the Easter Weekend.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry

Amazing - the sun is still shining and the bookings are rolling in. Just 2 x cottages left for the Easter break....now available for last minute booking at just:

£250 for 4 people for 4 nights

Monday, 19 March 2012

Spring has definitely sprung !

A mild winter, an early spring....does this mean we are going to have a GOOD summer. Take the opportunity to explore Scotland.  Just 40 Mins from Glasgow and you can be in glorious & seemingly remote ( but not really that far to travel....) countryside.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012



Yew Tree / Gartur / Ash or Hawthorn             £275 for 4 nights for 4 people
Ash + Hawthorn                                               £450 for 4 nights for 8 people
Arnvicar                                                            £350 for 4 nights for 6-8 people

Please see website for details of cottages: www.cardrossestate.com &  book via email: cottages@cardrossestate.com & quote "special easter break"

Monday, 5 March 2012

The sun has got it's hat on......

Hip, hip, hip hooray, it is already out today. A beautiful sunny day, fantastic, it is SO long since we last saw it we were beginning to forget how good it can be.  Everything is springing to life, crocus, daffodils, trees in bud and our lovely little lambs will be here soon. Enjoy the joys of spring, come & stay in one of our cottages or give your selves a treat & stay in the B&B.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tempting Easter Breaks

The sun is shining today which makes me think that spring actually is on the way....chocolate...easter bunnies, daffodils, lambs and a special discount for this week only for anyone who books.

Just mention "Tempting Easter Breaks" breaks when you book & you will get last years prices.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Up & Running

What excitement.....watch this space & see blogs from Cardross. Latest news and updates, special offers too for Cardross Holiday Homes.