East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages

Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
+44 (0)7905 093997
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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

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


  • 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

& 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.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

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 £150
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
£100 - The Old Dairy, £200 - Curlew Cottage
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per week.
1 Barn for 8
From £2258 beds4 bedrooms
1 Barn for 4
From £1504 beds2 bedrooms



Beautiful countryside property in ideal location to visit many wonderful places, castles, sea and fresh water lochs, forests,waterfalls, mountains, distilleries and lots more for future holidays.

Lorraine, Mears Ashby

The proximity to Loch Lomond could be enough to make a stay at East Cambusmoon a must, but the accommodation itself is fantastic. Deborah and Steve have done a brilliant job creating warm, welcoming and gorgeously stylish homes on the farm using the most advanced ecological technology. We stayed in Curlew and loved the feeling of light and space and looking out onto fields and hills from the picture windows. The house is perfectly configured and well equipped for family groups or combinations of friends and we hope to come back with more of ours.

Sue, London

We loved everything about Curlew Cottage: the setting, the design, the beautiful views from every window. It has been so thoughtfully designed that it is a real joy to stay there. It is so cosy and warm, whilst at the same time feels very spacious. The local area is lovely, with a lovely cafe 5 minutes away, a play park both on site and 5 minutes walk away, lovely walks to the banks of Loch Lomond and some of the most spectacular views of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond only a stones throw away. The thoughtful welcoming touches from the hosts were a lovely touch.

Rosie, Cambridge

We stayed at Curlew Cottage for 4 nights and had originally planned to have some friends join us for an overnight but due to restrictions, this couldn't happen meaning we had the cottage to ourselves...2 adults, 2 teenagers and our dog, so plenty of space. The cottage was perfect. In a great location, peaceful, amazing views and stunning inside. Everything was clean, comfortable and the break was really relaxing which was just what we needed. The cottage also had the added bonus of electric chargers for our cars so made getting around really easy. Thanks for a fab trip...we'll be back soon!

Gillian, Wishaw

Amazing property! Stunning home from home and wow what a peaceful but conveniently located spot right next to Loch Lomond. Lots to do in the area ,great walks whether you experienced or not , water sports nearby and some great dining spots. Our family of 6 had a lovely few days! Thank you to Deborah for being so welcoming - lovely welcome pack especially the home made bread!

Alyson, Cheshire

What a wonderful place to spend a week! We stayed in Curlew Cottage, which was beautifully designed and equipped. The cottage is both cosy and spacious, and all the details have been well considered -- we especially loved the large picture windows that looked over the green fields and horizon. we were delighted to be find fresh-baked bread and homemade marmalade awaiting our arrival, and Deborah was very welcoming and hopeful with recommendations of things to do locally. I highly recommend spending some time at this beautiful farm!

Lori, London

The cottage was spotless, very modern and very comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and live on site in case you have any problems - but they stay out of the way if you don’t need them! We were given a lovely Welcome Pack which included eggs which had just been laid that morning - delicious! I’m planning to come back. The surrounding area is beautiful and there’s a handy little restaurant nearby where the strawberry tarts are to die for!

Eileen, Edinburgh

Deborah and Steve have created two superb eco friendly cottages that are light, airy and cosy on their small holding. Curlew is the ideal cottage to have extended family or a girls' get-together. Deborah is extremely helpful and friendly and very happy to provide the extra games for your children, routes to go walking, great places to eat, and more, making it a great place to base your holiday.

Karen, Sawday's inspector

Had a great stay. Lovely cottage 5mins drive from Loch Lommond. Kids loved the swings and garden to play in. Highly recommend.

Andrew, Doha

We have stayed on several occasions in both Culew and The Old Dairy cottages at East Cambusmoon. Debs and Steve are excellent hosts. We love the modern eco accommodation in traditional farm buildings, a blend that works so well. Your every need is catered for with super well equipped kitchen and bathroom, comfy beds and even guides to cycles and running trails just outside your door. The accommodation feels very luxurious. We also love the outstanding views and enormous playground of lochs and mountains surrounding the farm. It’s a place to relax and regenerate and a real gem.

Bex, Norwich

We spent a very relaxing week in this superb cottage with our dog. Deborah and Steve have put a lot of thought into the design and fitting of The Old Dairy. The location is perfect for exploring the area and there are some wonderful, scenic walks and drives from the house. The afternoons close in quite early in Scotland this time of year but we were very comfortable just enjoying relaxing in the lounge with the cosy fire and magnificent views from the window. We will definitely return someday.

Carol, Tonbridge

We have visited East Cambusmoon twice and wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here. The cottage is immaculate and finished to such a high standard and feels comfortable from the moment you walk in. It makes a perfect base for either sightseeing locally (there is so much to see without even driving anywhere) or travelling further afield to Edinburgh or Glasgow. If the weather is poor, you have everything you need and more to keep you occupied indoors and there is nothing better than sitting with the wood burner going, drinking coffee and watching the rain pour down.

Alison, Huddersfield

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.