Castle Sween Van Mobile Home
Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
WHY STAY IN A MODERN HOLIDAY HOME?
It's fun. It just feels different. The children will love it. The latest model holiday homes are well designed, beautifully furnished, fully equipped - and offer a great value for money holiday.
The sea lochs, mountains, coastline and islands of the West Coast of Scotland are famous the world over for their beauty. The magnificent setting of the holiday caravans looking to the north of Loch Sween, as well as the three, distinctive and easily recognised, Paps of Jura, makes this a truly special place to holiday. The holiday park is fully landscaped offers large grassy areas ideal for children to play as well as a sandy beach, complete with a slipway and pontoon, ideal for canoes or kayaks and for the children to splash about. On site is The Rafters Lounge, Bar & Restaurant for those times you want to treat yourself. The lounge area has a free WiFi connection if you feel you have to get in touch with the outside world.
Sited within the park an an atrea called Loch View, as the name suggests, you get a fantastic view of Loch Sween as well as the Isle of Danna to Loch Keils and the Sound of Jura. The ruins of Castle Sween is in the foreground. Loch View is convenient to the shop and Rafters restaurant and bar, and reception.
We offer 2 and 3 bedroom modern holiday caravans suitable for up to 6 guests. No holiday van is more than 2 years old and all are spaced to give you room to enjoy the outdoor area.
There is a generous lounge area with colour TV. Kitchens have microwaves and fridges (small freezer compartment) and gas cookers. Bathrooms have a shower/bath, wash-hand basin and w.c.
All electricity, heating and bed linen is included in the price. Please bring your own towels.
There is a self service laundry on the site. Short breaks are welcome at any time. We want you to be comfortable so as to make the most of this beautiful setting.
The picture gallery interior shots are typical of the standard of accommodation but individual vans may vary in layout.
RAFTERS - Bar & Restaurant
Near to walls of the Castle you will find Rafters which started off as a Farm Steading but hasbeen cleverly converted with conservation in mind, to provide facilities for a Shop, Restaurant and comfortable Lounge Bar. Bar lunches and main restaurant lunches prove popular also with people who live locally. The restuarant is open every evening except Wednesdays and provides good quality meals at reasonable prices, with a relaxed atmosphere which caters for couples or families. They also have an extensive carry out menu which is ideal for the nights that you may wish to take a break from cooking. Rafters is very popular and during the main season we would strongly advise that you book a table in advance in order to avoid disappointment. The lounge is a good place to relax after a hard days walking, boating or exploring the area. Under 18s are welcome in Rafters until 10pm and during the summer holidays we often have a childrens ceilidhs on Wednesday evenings, dont worry if your children are unfamilar with the traditional dances as there is always someone on hand to help. Rafters is a very low key establishment which offers a great place to relax and unwind.
Many people bring their dog. There is no charge for 1 dog. a 2nd dog is welcome at a £10 charge. Please let us know at the time of booking.
CHECKING AVAILABILITY - IMPORTANT
To check availability please use the CONTACT THE MANAGER option on the right of this page. We are not able to accept online bookings. We will reply to you quickly with the price so you can go ahead and complete your booking.
CASTLE SWEEN INFORMATION PACK - Full of useful details - View and download from the pack. (Best to cut-and-paste the following address into your browser) http://lochgoilheadholidays.com/images/stories/packs/Castle%20Sween.pdf
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On the park as well as in the area 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 152 km, Nearest railway: Oban 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Coming from the Glasgow direction your holiday starts when you drive up the shores of Loch Lomond. Getting to Loch Sween takes just over two hours from Glasgow, but allow some time to take in the view on the way from the Rest-and-be-Thankful, and stop half way in Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. It is a beautiful drive and well worth taking the time to enjoy the loch and mountain views.
After Lochgilphead you head north towards Cairnbaan before following the road by the Crinan Canal. Turn off for Achnamara and follow the single track road with passing places. You know you are getting close when the views of Loch Sween come into view. The Loch Sween Holiday Park is well signposted. Congratulations, you have arrived.
BOATING - If you are a boat, canoe or kayak owner, you should certainly bring them as there is a slipway on the park making it easy to take boats in and out. The tide in Loch Sween normally make very little rise and fall (about 5ft only), and as long as you do not venture beyond the mouths of the Loch, there is very little in the way of currents. Be aware that the Sound of Jura is where the current picks up the further North you go and is one of the strongest that there is! For those with a sailing dinghy, perfect sailing for exploring the small islands and inlets of Loch Caolisport and Loch Sween.
WILD LIFE - The unspoilt countryside arounf Castle Sween makes it an ideal for wildlife. There are large areas of oakwoods on the Loch Caolisport site and considerable areas of the Loch Sween site are wooded mainly with birch and alder. These areas are home to many of Scotland's native species, and it is not uncommon to see fox, badger, otter, roe, sika and red squirrel.
ARCHAEOLOGY - The remains of ruined settlements, chapels, castles, forts and graveyards indicate that, long ago, this area was much more populated than it is in present times.
HILL WALKING - As a guest at Castle Sween, you are welcome to use the whole of the area of the Ellery Estates which extend to approximately fifteen thousand acres. The enthusiastic hill walker will find all he could possibly wish for. Lochead Glen, for example, is one of the prettiest glens in Scotland, and from the heights of Corrbhan on a clear day, you can see as far as the Nevis range to the North, the head of Loch Fyne and Ben Arthur to the East, Kintyre and Northern Ireland to the South and the Isles of Jura, Scarba etc. to the West. At the same time, the less energetic, who may not feel the need for such exercise, can experience the same kind of adventure taking a comparatively easy stroll, for example the walk from Balimore down to Stronefield beach, or from Ellary down past the golf practise area to the Salmon Pool and beyond takes you into fascinating countryside, and there are many alternatives. Remember, you are free, when you are staying here, to go wherever you please.
TOURING - If you look at the map you will see that Loch Sween is in the middle of the most attractive part of Scotland's west coast. Day trips north take you to Oban and Fort William. South heads towards the Mull of Kintyre. Ferry trips are available to the Inner Hebridean Islands of Gigha, Islay & Jura, Mull and Iona and these can all be enjoyed on a day trip. The tourist information offices in Oban and Lochgilphead are a great source of information – or simply ask Yvonne or Eddy, the park managers.
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