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Lochgoilhead, Cairndow PA24 8AH, UK
Mid season price£550/Per Week

Description

A guest review

Stayed at beautiful ivybank for a week, it is a beautiful cottage with spectacular views, cottage had everything you could possibly need, it was very warm and cosy and meticulously clean, their cleaner is first class at her job, would highly recommend cottage to anyone.

About the property

A gem of a cottage offering loch & mountain views, a sun room and a wood burning stove. Perfect for walkers being just steps away from the start of marked walking trails in Lochgoilhead.

Location within the Loch Lomond National Park

Ivybank was built around 150 years ago as the gardeners cottage for the large Victorian villa situated next door. When the owners modernised the holiday home they were careful to retain many original features.

Inverlounin Road is a single track private road leading from the village and following the east shore of Loch Goil. In parts the road is in an elevated position and there are many original grand Victorian homes built between the road and the grounds sloping down to the loch side.

Parking is at a premium so the parking bay for one car off the road at the entrance to the property is a great start. As soon as you step out of your car you will be drawn to the view. The cottage is elevated from the lochside and this is only a taste of the uninterrupted views to be enjoyed from the outside patio area.

Care has been taken to make sure access is suitable for all. There is a ramp with a slight slope to a side door and then one step to enter the property. From there all rooms, except the double bedroom, are on one level so Ivybank is suitable for anyone with limited mobility.

It is a pleasant 10 minute stroll down Inverlounin Road into the village where you will find the post office and general good store and the Goil Inn which is the village pub and restaurant. Either a 30 minute walk through the village, or around the lochside; or a 5 minute drive on quiet roads, you will find more dining and activities available at the Drimsynie Estate. For a small lochside village there truly is an impressive choice of places to go and things to do.

Boat hire is available in the village, with free fishing on the loch. There are endless walks from the doorstep for all ages and fitness and cycling and mountain biking give access to fabulous views.

Tour the cottage

You enter the cottage via the patio area into the sun room. Being on the east side of the loch you have the sun till late in the day when it dips behind Beinn Bheula and Beinn Lochain. The sun room is private and perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view and looking out for the visits from the red squirrels and bird life in the garden.

From the sun room you enter a small hallway which has a full sized walk in shower and toilet off to one side.

The kitchen is modern and equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. There is a wall mounted TV with its own signal. You can watch a different programme than what is being shown in the lounge.

The heart of the cottage is the spacious lounge. Who wouldn’t enjoy the special effect that a wood burning stove adds to a lounge? The modern touch of a large wall mounted TV with Freeview makes for a cosy space to socialise and relax.

Ample hot water on demand and the cottage is heated by temperature controlled space heaters. Towels are provided.

To the front of the cottage is the patio area with a path leading down to the garden which is built on three terraces. The views across the loch to the far hills are stunning at any time of year, and sunsets are a delight.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Down 3 steps and has a King sized double bed and built in wardrobes. En-suite with a bath and shower over the bath.
  • Bedroom 2: Twin beds 2ft 6inch wide and built in wardrobes.
  • There is also a full sized walk in shower and toilet off the hallway

Facilities

  • Wood burning stove – starter pack of logs provided
  • Central heating – energy included in hire price
  • TV, DVD and radio in lounge. TV in the kitchen. You can watch different programmes simultaneously
  • Kettle, toaster, iron, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, cooker, hair driers
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • No smoking please
  • Towels & linen included
  • Highchair available on request
  • Cot – please bring your own travel cot. Note: There is not enough room in the twin bedroom.
  • Selection of books, magazines and DVD’s
  • Patio – bench and a table with 2 chairs
  • Includes: washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, laundry washing liquid & conditioner, cleaning cloths
  • Pet – Ivybank Cottage does not accept pets

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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Local Walking Guide

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…

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What the guests say

Simply beautiful Stayed at beautiful ivybank for a week, it is a beautiful cottage with spectacular views, cottage had everything you could possibly need, it was very warm and cosy and meticulously clean, their cleaner is first class at her job, would highly recommend cottage to anyone.
Guest review from TripAdvisor - Aug 2017