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Lochgoilhead, Cairndow PA24 8AE, UK
Summer£620/Per week


CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE – BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE. Coronavirus is a known risk. When government rules allow travel it means we have to protect ourselves, not only physically, but with our travel plans. WE WILL COVER YOU in the event that lockdown changes in any part of the UK that will stop you coming, you will be offered a change of date (subject to any upwards price change), a credit, or a refund minus a £25 admin charge. Please understand that this offer is based on the rules at the time and not on if you ‘think’ the rules will change. YOU SHOULD TAKE PRACTICAL STEPS to cover yourself for the likes of illness etc. by adding the optional Booking Protect insurance offered during the booking process – or – the Post Office are providing TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVID-19 COVER. Click on link for a quote. Book your holiday and come and enjoy Argyll.

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
  • Towels & linen included
  • No smoking property
  • Energy included
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 – Bowater Cottage is a no pet property.

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

Explore the Loch Goil area on foot. The only comprehensive guide of walking trails in the glen.

Enjoy a FREE copy of Loch Goil Trails when you book direct with Lochgoilhead Holidays on this website. 

Choose from lochside or hill walks. The guide features 21 walks ranging from easy strolls ideal for the family, as well as the route to some of the summits in the area.

A perfect companion for those who already know and love the area as well as those discovering it for the first time. A copy will be in your holiday home on arrival.

What the guests say

Fantastic cottage in a stunning location – Stayed here for 5 nights and it is the perfect location for a peaceful break. The cottage has everything you need and is thoroughly clean and a comfortable place to relax in over looking the Loch. The shower is great, super powerful and just what you need after a long walk out! We fell lucky with the weather too and only had one day of rain which didn’t stop us getting out and exploring. We visited Pucks Glen which is about 45 min drive away and well worth a visit, also walked to Carrick Castle which is about an hour or so walk away. Oban is about 1.5hrs drive away and is a lovely place to see, of course fish and chips is a must when there’s a harbour in town! The drive to the cottage is a single track road which I was concerned about as I am a fairly new driver but after going down it a few times you get used to it, just go at a steady speed and dodge the pot holes! Leonard greeted us on arrival and was around if we needed anything which was great to know. I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage you will not be disappointed. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
TripAdvisor review left on Mar 31, 2018 for a stay in Mar 2018