The Old Wing

Cardross, Argyll & Bute
+44 (0) 1389 849110

£229 - £398
per night
£1605 - £2635
per week

Your own wing of an impressive 1700 baronial castle, restored with authenticity and with a lovely garden, wildlife and a little river


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£229 - £398 per night

£1605 - £2635 per week

The Experience

Come for very peaceful countryside, wonderful walking (climb the hill for views over Loch Lomond), wild swimming in the loch and day trips to Edinburgh or Glasgow. You’ll be delighted to return to such a pretty upstairs drawing room with the open fire merrily burning, lots of books and games and a lovely mix of interesting furniture and artwork collected over the years – it’s all been so well put together.

The wonderfully free-standing kitchen is a joy to cook in with a big wooden table, old dresser with vintage china pieces, lots of space for prepping, cookery books to inspire and a door to the back courtyard where you may meet hens. An outdoor table faces west for beautiful sunsets with a view across the lawns to the distant mountains. In summer you can watch swallows swooping and hear cuckoos.

Simple, attractive bedrooms (one on the ground floor) have green views and plump pillows and duvets; bathrooms are pristine.

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We think you'll love

  • The character and simplicity of the interiors – absolutely in keeping with the age of the house
  • Sitting by the fire with a good book on dull days, looking through the windows at the garden – it's a very cosy house
  • Letting children play safely in the garden while you eat outdoors on long summer evenings
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You should know

  • The four bedrooms share two bathrooms – one with a shower, one with a bath. There is no loo or bathroom on the top floor
  • Dogs need to be kept on a lead as the owners' chickens will be roaming about and there are sheep in the surrounding fields


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £229
Weekly price
from £1605
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £2296 beds4 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

1 dog per stay welcome free of charge, to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). Doggy treats (dog biscuits, dog towels, dog bowl and lawn spike).


What a relief to find such an authentic renovation with everything just as it should be and totally unpretentious. A grand spot for proper family holidays, children will be charging about making dens, dipping nets in the river, cooks will be very happy with the delightful kitchen, and nature lovers will be thrilled with the wildlife and the birds. Walkers will be out all day.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You can walk for hours from the house and also to Geilston Gardens (National Trust for Scotland) which has a farm shop opposite. Helensburgh is the nearest town, four miles, for a little shop, a new deli, Peckham's, and a monthly market. Loch Lomond is a 20-minute drive for Luss village, sandy beaches, paddle boarding and sea plane trips. You're within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Local points of interest from Amanda Murray

  • Helensburgh is a Victorian resort town and gateway to the beautiful west coast of Scotland: mountains on the horizon, sailing on the doorstep, a piece of world class architecture and the type of foodie scene you’d expect to find in the city.
  • The River Clyde has a famous shipwreck ‘Sugar Boat' - visible from the shore. Originally known as the MV Captayannis, it was hit by a wind storm in 1974 when waiting to unload its cargo of raw sugar. A fabulous restaurant in the town is named after it.
  • If you want to 'bag a munro' you can get up Ben Lomond and back in a day, the most southerly munro. Or walk a part of the John Muir Way, that runs coast to coast across central Scotland. Both with amazing views of the loch.
  • The Hill House in Helensburgh is considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic masterpiece. It's currently inside a porous transparent box - part of a pioneering 10 year renovation of the exterior - with viewing walkways that run over the roof.
  • Monty's Farm Park, part of Ardarden Estate just outside Cardross, has an indoor and outdoor play area, farm animals to feed, a cafe and a great farm shop.
  • If golf is your thing, Cardross has a super golf course - or just over the hill is Cameron House on Loch Lomond with it's own golf course, spa with a jacuzzi on the roof and a michelin starred restaurant.


Amanda Murray

Ed and Amanda moved here from London in 2013 and are still renovating. They both love old buildings and furniture and are keen to keep the whole house sympathetic to the era in which it was built. They try to be as eco-friendly as possible and are rewilding the paddock for wildlife. They live in the Georgian wing, and leave you a super little book about the house and its surroundings.