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Lochgoilhead, Cairndow PA24 8AE, UK
Mid season price£415/Per week


A guest review

An idyllic place to stay. If you want a quiet, relaxing holiday, the cottage has home comforts and is set in a beautiful location. However, if you want an active holiday, then there are plenty of forest walks and hills to explore! As well as loch cruises and historic places of interest only a wee drive away.

About the property

A comfortable cottage ideal for a single traveller or couple looking for a quiet break. One mile from Lochgoilhead. Enjoy the ever changing view from the lounge.

Bowater Cottage

Bowater Cottage sits at the end of a private driveway, giving it that tucked-away feeling. The cottage has its own entrance leading into a small hallway and then into a modern kitchen. It has all the crockery and equipment you will need for a self-catering holiday. The lounge has a floor to ceiling window to make the most of the view while giving it an open and bright feeling. The French doors open up onto a patio seating area with patio furniture. You can relax and watch the boats on the loch, as well as the gannets, eider ducks and other bird life.  Central heating is by a gas combi-boiler with instant hot water.

Introducing the viewing deck

As seen in the picture gallery there is a viewing deck with a covered seating area to the front of the cottage. Perfect for artists and nature lovers. This is the place to sit in all weathers and watch the coming-and-goings on the loch. Bring your binoculars. The wildlife count includes: Gannets, seals, goldfinches, jays, herons, cormorants, oyster catchers, curlews, eider duck, red squirrels, buzzards, mergansers, dabchicks and a fleeting sparrowhawk. See what you can add… Leonard & Fiona use this occasionally but guests are welcome to relax here any time they like.

Privacy: Bowater Cottage is built adjacent to Bowater House. Privacy is assured and will be respected. If you need anything during your stay you are welcome to call on the owners, but otherwise you will be left to enjoy the peace and quiet of this special place.

Bedrooms and shower room

  • Bedrooms: Double with wardrobe and storage space
  • Large shower and WC

Other info

  • Wi-Fi
  • Lounge with central heating
  • Kitchen – electric hob, oven, full-sized fridge, full-sized freezer, microwave, toaster – and a pulley in the vaulted ceiling for drying clothes
  • Table for 2 in the lounge
  • All the utensils you will need
  • FreeView TV & DVD
  • Towels & linen included
  • No smoking property
  • Energy included
  • Parking by the cottage
  • Starter pack of liquid soaps in the toilets plus toilet paper, 2 black bags, 1 bottle of surface cleaner, scourer, cleaning cloths
  • Pet – 1 dog is welcome – £20 pet charge

Location and What is in the area

What is nearby

The Loch Goil area has possibly the best range of Activity Options of any small community in the west of Scotland. Go seal spotting or fishing on a boat from Loch Goil Cruisers, head off one a number of marked Walking Trails, enjoy a round of golf at Drimsynie. Be sure to check out the leisure centre with it’s choice of indoor and outdoor activities. For Entertainment The Goil Inn has live music every Friday night. The nearby holiday park also has regular entertainment, including fun-times for the youngsters. Eating Out options in the village and at the holiday park.

When you are ready to head out the glen, we are pleased to share some of our favourite Scenic Drive options to help you discover what is best in our area. Note: Links open in a new window

In the area – Restaurants, Activities & Shops

  • The Goil Inn – village pub
  • Rob Roy Lounge – at Drimsynie 1 mile
  • Loch Fyne Oysters – sea food 11 miles
  • Leisure Centre – Swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, indoor play area. Open to the public on a pay-as-you-go-basis
  • Loch Goil Cruisers – boat hire – 1 mile
  • Grocery store and Post Office – in village
  • Costcutter mini-market & public laundry
  • ASDA home deliver to this property

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A FREE Local Walking Guide

Enjoy a FREE local walking guide when you book direct with Lochgoilhead Holidays on this website. If you would like a copy in your holiday home on arrival please order one during the online booking process.

Lochgoilhead is a sensational walking area. Discover the walks not usually found online. Easy to muscle-crunching, as well as the popular dog walks, there is something here for everyone.

Including: Dun Na Cuaiche – the tower above Inveraray, Glen Loin Loop and Sloy Dam from Arrochar, Ben Donich- with views over Lochgoilhead, Donich Circular for the Donich Falls, Steeple Hill – a challenge behind the village, Puck’s Glen Gorge Walk – like nothing else in the area… and more…

What the guests say

Perfect peaceful place to stay.  The location was perfect , the cottage was superb lovely and everything you needed. Lots of walks around Lochgoilhead which you can find in the booklet in the cottage which are dog friendly too!! Recommend the boat hire Loch Goil Cruises which is just down the lane, seeing the seals was the highlight to the end of our stay.

TripAdvisor review left on Aug 5, 2018 for a stay in Jul 2018