Jenny's Bay at Loch Goil
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
4 bedrooms ● Sleep 8 ● Hot Tub, BBQ ● Patio with loch view ● Wi-Fi ● Dog Welcome ● Short breaks all year ● Any day arrival ● On the shores of Loch Goil ● Perfect for family & friends.
Jenny's Bay sits in an elevated position within a large enclosed space. No garden as such as the outside space around the house has been designed for outdoor socialising in a patio area. There is a custom built BBQ area. The hot tub, with a loch view, is under a gazebo making it perfect for all year use. You have access to the shoreline as well as a jetty. Bring our canoe, kayak or a trailer sized boat as you can launch them right from the property. Bring your binoculars. Depending on the time of year the gannets put on a marvellous display diving for fish and you can look out for seals, which are common. Porpoises are regular visitors and in the last two years there have been sightings of what is believed to have been minke whale. You might just get lucky. No matter what, you're in a perfect spot to look out for them. Loch Goil is a tidal sea loch so depending on the tide there will be a shore line to explore.
This single storey holiday home has been totally refurbished in 2014 so as to offer a wonderful base for families and groups of friends to enjoy this stunning location. Unique amongst our properties in Lochgoilhead, it offers a hot tub under a gazebo on a spacious patio as well as direct access to the loch, and has the bonus of it's own jetty. Perfect for fishing, playing about in the water and skimming stones. With a custom built BBQ area what better place to enjoy a social meal or drink while watching what's happening on the water. Uninterrupted views up and down this most scenic of lochs, this is a dream position. A nice youch is the individual bathrobes and slippers ideal for going too and from the hot tub.
Access and entry: Off Road parking for 3 cars. Steps down to the entrance, as well as sloping access so Jennys' Bay is suitable for any guest with poor mobility.
Living area: Entry is into a porch area where you leave your boots, coats and outdoor gear. The owners request that no outdoor shoes be worn in the house. Carry on into the kitchen which has an electric hob, oven, grill, dishwasher, fridge & freezer. The hall leads on to the spacious open plan lounge and combined dining room. It features oak floors, an open fire with fuel provided, a wall mounted Smart TV, a pool table, dining table for 8 and windows making the most of the loch and mountain views. Plenty space for socialising, playing games and relaxing. Off the lounge is a conservatory to the front with loch views.
6 seats plus a lounger as well as mood lighting and MP3 music hook-up. Total indulgance. Please take a moment and read the hot tub rules.
Four bedrooms to sleep 8
Bedroom 1: King sized double, loch view
Bedroom 2: King sized double, loch view
Bedroom 3: Twin beds
Bedroom 4: Twin beds
Bathroom 1: Bath, shower stall and underfloor heating & WC
Bathroom 2: Wet room style shower & WC
Towels, bathrobes and slippers included
Good Housekeeping Deposit explained
It is usual for larger properties to request a good housekeeping deposit . The key collection information will be provided on receipt of the balance payment and the GHD of £200. This can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or card prior to arrival. There is no retention of deposit for genuine minor accidental damage unless you fail to tell us about it. The owners reserve the right to charge in the event of: Evidence of smoking in the house, the property being left in an unreasonable state of cleanliness, animal fouling in the house or garden, filters needing replaced on the hot tub caused by not following the hot tub rules or damage in and around the holiday home.
Baby sitting serice, charter boat charter and other option
So much more than just a booking agent. If you would enjoy an evening out we have a register of baby sitters who can be contacted. Groups also have access to the 12 person skippered Hasty Two motor cruiser with a choice of hire option. For larger parties you can consider hiring the Community Mini Bus for a trip out the glen to one of the great local restaurants. Get in touch and we can help you make the most out of your visit.
£200 deposit to confirm
Balance payment due 6 weeks prior to arrival
Short breaks with any day arrival welcome all year (except New Year)
Please advise at time of booking if you are bringing a dog
Special Offers - 4 nights for the price of 3
October to December. Some dates may be available on a 4 nights for 3 offer arriving on a Monday. Check with us for dates.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||From the shore in front of the holiday home 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow Aiport 52 km, Nearest railway: Arrochar Tarbet 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Centred on Loch Lomond, and including several ranges of hills, Loch Lomond and Trossachs was the first national park established by the Scottish Parliament in 2002.
It includes 21 Munros and 20 Corbetts, two forest parks and 57 designated special nature conservation sites. The park consists of many mountains as well as inland and sea lochs. The main principal attractions are scenery, walking, and wildlife.
For walkers seeking a challenge, the West Highland Way passes through the park, and sections can be done as a day trip from Lochgoilhead and Cowal in conjunction with Loch Lomond Cruises. They run a daily boat from Tarbet that will drop you off and pick you up on the north Loch Lomond section. This not a difficult walk and makes for a great day out. For the nearby Munros, Ben Lomond, and The Cobbler in the Arrochar Alps attract most hikers.
There is a national park visitor centre at the southern end of Loch Lomond, called Loch Lomond Shores, which includes a visitor information centre at the most popular gateway to the park, as well as an aquarium, shops and restaurants.
Day trips include Loch Katrine where you can travel on the historic steamship SS Sir Walter Scott, while cruises on Loch Lomond can be taken from Tarbet and Balloch.
Munros within the Park - a list of mountains over 3000ft within easy travelling of Lochgoilhead and Cowal include:
· Beinn Ime (1011m), Arrochar
· Ben Lomond (974m), Balmaha
· Ben Vorlich (943m), Ardlui
· Beinn Chabhair (933m), Ardlui
· Beinn Narnain (926m), Arrochar
· Ben Vane (915), Ardlui
What to do in the area
Eating Out - Sitting at the head of the loch is The Shorehouse Inn. Open for lunch and dinner (closed Monday & Tuesday) it has a bar as well as a seperate dining room with loch views. In the village as The Goil Inn, again serving lunch and dinner. The Drimsynie Leisure Centre has the Rob Roy Lounge and a Coffee Shop. All of them offer a Take-Away service. For restaurants outside the glen you will find a number of options shown on the Information Map.
Entertainment - Friday nights in The Shorehouse Inn is an informal accoustic night usually kicking off around 9pm. This is very much a wait-and-see-who-turns-up night, but there has been a regular crew coming for years and it can be a good night. The Goil Inn has regular bar lounge entertainment on a Friday night. The Drimsynie House Hotel also has regular entertainment throughout the year.
Boating – You can hire a motor boat all year round as well as fishing boats during the main season. New for 2013 – Argyll Voyageur Canoes offer a number of escorted trips on the loch and for a larger party they will do a special excursion from Carrick Castle.
Wild Life – Bring your binoculars as there is plenty of bird life on the loch. You are likely to see deer, red squirrels, buzzards – and, no joking, we have had whales in the loch the last 2 summers that were visible from the village.
Hill Walking – More hills than you can shake a stick at. There are marked trails starting in the village. Choose from circular walks on good paths or get the kit on and head up into the higher hills. No matter what walk you do, the views are always rewarding and ever changing. Bring your camera. Use the Information Map on this website to get a better idea of what walks are available, If you want to take on some Munro's Ben Ime and The Cobbler are just a short drive away outside the glen.
Touring - If you look at the map you will see that Lochgoilhead is a great base to explore a wonderful area. Day trips north take you to Oban and Fort William. South heads towards the Cowal Peninsula. Cruise boat trips on Loch Lomond available all year as well as the Paddle Steamer Waverley from Dunoon during the summer.
Getting to Jenny's Bay
From the main road head towards Carrick Castle which is at the end of an 11-mile single track road leading off from the Rest-and-be-Thankful viewpoint on the A83. That in itself makes it pretty special.
Coming from the Glasgow direction your holiday starts when you drive up the shores of Loch Lomond. Getting to Carrick Castle takes about one and a half hours from the Erskine Bridge and the M8. Allow some time to take in the scenery of the Arrochar Alps from the viewpoint at the Rest-and-be-Thankful. You then take the 6-mile single track road that twists and turns its way down to the village of Lochgoilhead before following the signs and carrying on for another 5 miles of single track road hugging the west shore of Loch Goil until you come to the village. This is not a place for driving fast, take your time and enjoy the views.
Tourists used to arrive by steamer so as to enjoy the beauty of this village nestled along the shores of Loch Goil. The steamers may have gone, but the scenery is still just as impressive. For today's visitor who travel the road down from Lochgoilhead they mostly come to see the location of the Castle. Constructed on what was then a rocky outcrop in the 1400's, history records that Mary, Queen of Scots visited here in 1563. The castle was pillaged and burned in 1685 during Argyll's rebellion. The property is currently being restored into a private dwelling. There is an excellent linear walk from the end of the village via a good path to the village of Ardentinny. There are also walks up into the hills as well as a circular walk nearby called Cormonachan. By far the easiest walk is just strolling along the lochside via the road and taking in the scenery. There are few cars to distract you from your walk. There are no shops in the village, the nearest being a Costcutter store 4 miles away towards Lochgoilhead. The natives are friendly and visitors are welcomed.
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15 Sep 2014
Our stay Jenny's Bay was lovely. The house was just perfect,we had my boy little with us and he loved the space he could play with his toys. Great spacey rooms and brilliant dinner / living area.… More
12 Sep 2014
"Beautiful house in amazing location"
Spent a weekend at Jenny's Bay with friends and had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and I can't think of anything they hadn't thought of. Such a peaceful location and the house is very spacious. Very easy booking process and Leonard who I dealt with was very helpful and made the process very easy. We will hopefully return to the lovely Jenny's Bay in the not too distant future.
20 Aug 2014
"One of the most picturesque locations and beautiful holiday homes we have stayed in"
We stayed for a week at Jenny's Bay as a large family with 2 dogs. The home was full of lots of personal touches and the home owners' made us feel very welcome and even took us out on the loch on their boat! The location offers spectacular views and despite having rain most of the week, it did not dampen our stay. Would highly recommend this holiday home to others and we hope to return in the future.
10 Aug 2014
"Fabulous bungalow on the shores of a stunningly beautiful secluded loch"
Simply perfect! Jenny's Bay is a delightful bungalow about 2 miles from the village of Lochgoilhead, down a narrow single track road (plenty of passing places!) that runs down the west side of th… More
26 Jun 2014
"Excellent Property...... 5 star facilities and warm and helpful owners."
Just visited Jenny's bay and had a great holiday. As was with 2 teenagers they were well entertained with the outdoor hot tub , pool tables and huge flat screen TV. The owners and their sons wer… More
24 Jun 2014
Stayed here with a group of 7 other friends for weekend away. Had a great time! Jenny's Bay is a great house. The house itself has everything you can imagine. Fully kitted kitchen (and I mean ful… More
6 Jun 2014
We booked last minute at Jennys Bay and it is a fabulous house in which we had a brilliant holiday. The location is spectacular with an amazing view especially from the hot tub!! Callum and Adeline couldn't have been more helpful as was Leonard. We spent a lovely 10 days boating on a kayak, motorboat, fishing, crabbing and even jumping into the loch! We will definately be back many thanks
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