Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Crann Mhor is situated within the Trossachs National Park, often referred to as one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Overlooking a golf course and a sea loch, Crann Mhor is located on a private row of self-build properties and set within 1/2 acre of gardens.
Crann Mhor enjoys fabulous views over the hills which are stunning at any time of year, and both the evening sunsets and night skies are amazing whilst in the hot tub - perfect with a glass of bubbly !
This is an ideal holiday location for either a relaxing break, celebration or to enjoy an amazing range of outdoor activities including golf, sea and fly fishing, boat hire (available locally), walking, cycling (bike hire available locally) quad biking etc etc. A short walk to the local hotel and leisure centre will provide further activities including ice skating, indoor bowls, pool/snooker, swimming, gym, sauna, table tennis, badminton etc., Horse and pony trecking is also available locally.
Crann Mhor is set in a truly peaceful location and within a short walking distance to the village shop, post office, local pubs and restaurants.
Boat hire is available in the village, with free fishing on the loch. There is scope to launch your own boat for watersports etc. and there are endless walks from the doorstep for all ages and fitness levels.
There is a fabulous range of restaurants in both the local and surrounding area where you will be able to choose from traditional Scottish fayre or international cuisine. A 5 minute walk will take you to the Shore House Inn and restaurant where Mark and Gillian will give you a warm welcome.
Some of our guests have been returning to Crann Mhor over the last 10 years and we are sure that once you arrive you will not want to leave.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 60 km, Nearest railway: Tarbet 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
FULL SKY TV Package
42" Flat screen TV in lounge
Top quality pocketed sprung beds
Range of games and books available for guest use
|Further details outdoors|
PIC NIC TABLE
TWO LARGE DECKS
PARKING FOR UP TO 5 CARS
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Lochgoilhead is situated just over an hours drive from Glasgow Airport. It is a small rural village, situated at the head of a sea loch (tidal lake) in stunning fjord like setting.
From Glasgow M8 motorway head past airport and follow signs for the Erskine Bridge. Over the Erskine Bridge follow the A82 for Loch Lomond.
Drive alongside Loch Lomond on the A82 until Tarbet (Note - There are several Tarbets in Scotland!)
At Tarbet keep left onto the A83 passing through Arrochar.
Several miles after Arrochar you will start to climb a very significant hill. This is known as the 'Rest and be Thankful'
At the top of the hill there is a car park and viewpoint, and a small road signposted 'Lochgoilhead' .
Follow this road - (take care - single track!) for approximately 6 miles into the village.
Before the bridge into Lochgoilhead village, tunr righ and follow the signs for 'Drimsynie Estate and Carrick Castle'. After 600 metres tunr right and immediate left onto Drimsynie Drive. Crann Mhor is situated immediately on the right overlooking the golf course.
Parking for up to 5 cars in the driveway.
Lochgoilhead, although only around an hours drive from Glasgow, has a remote, relaxed feel to it. Situated within the Loch Lomond National Park, the village is a paradise for walkers, water sport enthusiasts, those who love 'the great outdoors', and those who are just looking for somewhere to crash out!
Due to the fact the village is at the end of the road, there is very little through traffic, couple this with good amenities at the local hotels leisure centre, the village is very popular with young families during the traditional holiday periods.
The village has also become popular with retires, many who visit to enjoy the tranquility, or have retired to the area, often having enjoyed decades of memorable holidays in the village.
While some never leave the 'valley' during their stay, many use the village as base to explore the west coast, either down through the Kintyre Peninsula, or north to the Oban area. Whatever your choice, active or relaxed, Lochgoilhead is a wonderful place that often captures the hearts of those who visit.
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1 Jan 2014
"smoke & electrics = re-wire required"
Myself and a group of close friends stayed at this property for our annual "halloween getaway" this year which featured, Mr & Mrs Potato head, a toy solider, Walter White, Ghostly Pirates an… More
Firstly thank you for the feedback and sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. I wanted to add to this to say for the benefit of other holidaymakers that the property does in fact have a central heating system which is in the form of electric night storage heaters and electric wall heaters in each bedroom, which all work. There are 2 night storage heaters in the hall and we were aware of one which wasn't working and as we had a planned upgrade in January 2014, it was not practical to repair this whilst another one in the hall was in operation.
We are aware that not everyone is au fait with night storage heating systems and in a holiday home, many people are using the property, so we knew a different heating system would be required eventually and it was unfortunate that you missed the benefit of this on this occasion, as a new combi central heating system was planned for January. There is a button on each night storage heater which simply needs to be pressed and a dial to turn up the heat, for instant heat. Perhaps it didn't feel warm enough if indeed it was associated with the circuit board problem? Some people have even reported how warm the house is. Heat and temperatures are very individual from person to person and even living in the same house, not everyone likes the same temperature. The property however was adequately equipped or would not have passed regulations.
We apologise for what happened to the fuse board and must add that we have the electricity and the fuse board serviced regularly in accordance with regulations and unfortunately this happened in between services and could not have been pre-empted.
The good news is that there will be a brand new central gas heating system installed during January 2014, along with 2 new showers and water/heating via a combi boiler. It is very difficult to plan upgrades of this scale as the house is usually booked out.
We do take great pride in Crann Mhor and like it to be as comfortable as possible for us and for anyone renting it. Any of our regular guests will know that over the last 10 years, the house has had an almost full refurbishment, re-decoration and completely new furnishings, furniture, electric goods throughout, new fixtures and fittings, with various additions and upgrades including decking, hot tub, gazebo and much more - too numerous to mention here.
Some things are within our control and some things are not. Anyone concerned about any negative comments posted are welcome to discuss with the owners directly, especially if looking for any reassurance.
Once again, we sincerely apologise for this unexpected situation.
18 Apr 2013
"Fantastic house, Fantastic views"
We stayed at Crann Mhor in March with our extended family to celebrate my wifes birthday. It was great choice , very clean,comfortable and well presented. Right accross from the golf course with fant… More
Thank you for your comments and feedback. You might want to know that the property will benefit from a full new central heating system in January 2014 along with 2 new showers and combi boiler.
11 Feb 2013
"sadly dissapointing stay"
Returned to Cran Mor for our second stay in three years and could not believe the changes, sadly not all for the better. The heating in the hall was broken as was the same in the two twin bedrooms, af… More
It was a disappointment to read these comments as we had spoken at length with this group of guests on the Saturday in an attempt to try to come to a mutual arrangement on how to sort everything out. One of the guests did say during our conversations that they would return at another time but wanted compensation for the rest of their stay this time. What we offered was, in our opinion, extremely fair and reasonable solutions and monetary compensation (both full refund for the hot tub and a further compensation for the shower not being in use) and whilst we always take everyone's comments very seriously and do our utmost to offer the very best service possible, we do not believe that this deserved such a low rating and hence the need to back this up with additional qualifying comments.
We do however appreciate that everyone is entitled to their own opinions which is of course based entirely on their own perceptions of their experience and we encourage that feedback.
To give our own perspective - There are 2 showers in the property. The day after the guests arrived, it was identified that the shower in the en-suite bedroom wasn't working and our agent immediately came to investigate and also brought in a plumber who advised that the shower would need to be replaced. It was Saturday and we did not have a suitable replacement that could be fitted at that time and there was no-one to replace the shower until after the guests had left. As there was still one working shower in the property, our booking agent offered 2 of the guests the option of staying in a room in his hotel with all facilities on hand as a goodwill gesture and to ease the situation. They took up this offer. Going forward, we will now ensure that we have a spare replacement shower in stock, should this happen again (so a valuable lesson has been learned).
In respect of the glass in the hot tub. This is another one of those situations, which again, is outside our control. There is a clear notice advising guests that they must NOT use glasses to drink out of whilst in the hot tub for the very reason that glass is extremely difficult to detect and remove once it is there - plus the obvious risk of getting cut. There is an assortment of plastic glasses for this reason in the kitchen cupboards. The tiny piece of glass that was found was removed and we offered the option of a full empty and re-fill which would mean that the hot tub would be out of use for some of the time as it takes time to heat up. We also gave a full refund. The guests however decided that they would like to continue to use the hot tub without it being emptied and took the refund, as well as the risk that there could be more glass in the hot tub.
In respect of the bulbs - There were spare light bulbs in the drawer in the kitchen and if any light bulbs go out and need to be replaced which aren't in the drawer, they simply need to contact the agent who is local in the village. Light bulbs can blow at any time and although it is not normal to check every light bulb at every changeover, this has been taken on board for future.
The radiators in 2 of the bedrooms have timing switches on them which, if set on particular settings, may need to have an 'override' done so that they can switch on automatically. Sometimes young children may tamper with the settings, but we have made a simple notice on how to do this for future guests.
There are 2 radiators in the hallway and one of them is broken which we already recognised but as it is a night storage heater and we intend to replace the full heating system in due course, we do not intend to replace this until then partly as well because the hallway still has one working radiator and it is not a cold part of the house. No one has raised this as an issue before.
We continue to develop the house to the highest of standards and have upgrade programs every year. We believe this house offers an extremely high standard of specification but we expect to learn from every situation and welcome this feedback. We also are very open to speaking to anyone personally about any concerns or questions they might have as we do have a very genuine interest in guests and their comments and hope only that they have an enjoyable stay. We have guests returning repeatedly every year and the other comments are testimonials of this.
3 Sep 2012
"Another great break in Crann Mhor"
Just back from another fabulous break in Crann Mhor. This cottage has got to be in the best location in Lochgoilhead as its central between the golf course, pubs and Costcutter for those essentials (… More
2 Jul 2012
This large bungalow had 4 bedrooms - plenty of space for the 4 of us. The beds in particular were very comfortable with high quality sheets making for a perfect nights sleep.The kitchen was very well … More
31 Jan 2012
"Great value for money"
We were recommended this estate by a family member and when my mother in laws 70th birthday came around we booked this as a treat. As we needed a large property we booked the Crann Mhor which was a li… More
4 Dec 2011
This was my second stay at this fab property and it wont be my last! Already planning on a further stay next year. The hot tub is a real bonus and great if you have been on one of the many walks that are available direct from the front door. A very clean and comfortable property which is must for a large group like ours. The local pub is only a short walk away, but dont forget your torch. We have had great fun on both occasions trying many of the activities close by, such as a boat trip and a quad bike adventure, but its also great if you fancy a quiet night with a glass of fiz, a good book and a soak in the hot tub. Cant wait for our next adventure.
30 Oct 2011
"Looking for a fabulous house, fantastic location and beautiful views? Stop searching you have reached your destination!"
I cannot speak highly enough of this house and location, I have returned here twice a year for the past few years and only wish it could be more often! The house is beautifully presented and modern. It is furnished to a very high standard and has everything you could want in a holiday property, everything you might want has been thought of and provided. The house is also very spacious and easily accommodates 8 people without the feeling of being on top of each other! The hot tub is the jewel in the crown of this house and is just the thing after a long hike, or if you just feel like relaxing. There is nothing nicer than a glass of bubbly in the hot tub overlooking the loch. The house (and the hot tub) are in a fantastic location with uninterrupted views across the loch and the surrounding hills. There are lots of walks directly from the house and these can be as easy or as strenuous as you want them to be. The surrounding area is just beautiful with stunning scenery and there are loads of lovely places to visit. There are lots of very nice restaurants and pubs, all serving fantastic food and using local fresh produce. Really a week is definitely not long enough to take advantage of all that this house and location has to offer. Once you have been, you will never want to go anywhere else but return time and time again.
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you get so much enjoyment from staying at Crann Mhor and you obviously enjoy all the delights that this part of Scotland has to offer as well as the hot tub !
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