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Westering Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 4 reviews

The view from Westering Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


2 bedrooms ● Sleep 4+1 child ● Loch and mountain view ● Wi-Fi • No pets ● Private garden setting

The property

If it is a loch view property in a private setting you are looking for, then Westering Cottage certainly ticks those boxes. Located on the private Inverlounan Road on the east shore of Loch Goil you benefit from the sun all day until it dips over the mountains in the west.

With a mature and private garden this cottage is a real sun trap. The pictures speak for themselves. You can't get any closer to the loch without actualy being in it.

There is a parking bay for one car at the entrance to the cottage. 17 steps down from the entrance to access the cottage. The garden surrounds three sides of Westerings. There is a grassy sitting area on one side which has access from the sliding doors in the dining area. To the front is a smaller patio area complete with a BBQ.

The first thing that strikes you on entering the cottage is just how light it is. The floor to ceiling windows brings the view right into the living areas. The spacious lounge and dining area is set up so as to maximise the view. With the large windows and patio doors in the lounge this is a brifht and airy property. The kitchen has a breakfast bar which opens up into the lounge. There is a storage heater in the hall. All other rooms have portable heaters. The heating will be on for your arrival. Beds are made up for your arrival. Please bring your own towels.

Bedrooms and bathroom

Bedroom 1: Twin beds and a dressing area with access to the family bathroom. Loch view. There is a fold down chair bed in this room suitable for a child.

Bedroom 2: Bunk room with loch view

Bathroom: Direct access from the twin bedroom, shower over the bath,

Also a WC with access from the hall or from the bathroom.

Heating - note for winter visitors

The large windows in the lounge and bedrooms are a key feature of Westering Cottage. They seem to bring the view right into the room. There is no central heating in the cottage. The lounge has an electric fire plus an oil filled space heater. Both bedrooms have portable heaters. The bathroom and WC have heated towel rails. Heating is turned on in advance of guests arrival. It is important to note that if you encounter a really cold spell of winter weather you may well need a sweater or two.


Wi-Fi - BT Broadband

Open plan lounge and dinner.

Sliding doors access to the garden from the lounge

Large picture windows in the lounge - there truly is the feeling that you are right on the waters edge...

TV - Freeview

Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar area

Washing machine and dryer

Cot & highchair

Fenced garden overlooking the loch

Garden furniture

Linen (Duvets)

Car port for 1 car

No smoking property

Energy included

Starter pack of liquid soaps in the toilets plus toilet paper, 2 black bags, 1 bottle of surface cleaner, scourer, cleaning cloths

Sorry but no pets allowed

A note from the letting agent

I do not usually give an opinion on any of the holiday homes as I feel that the web description should give all the info needed for visitors to make their decision. In this case I think Westering Cottage has some features that deserve a bit more of a mention. I cannot stress enough just what a private feel there is to this cottage. Hard to believe you are just steps from the village amenities. That is a real bonus. To me the key stand-out feature is when you stand at the large lounge window. You get the feeling that you could not be any closer to the water without getting your toes wet. Your view is the head of the loch from the village round to the Drimsynie Estate and on to the mountains of Beinn Bheula and Beinn Lochain. For much of the year the boats and yachts coming and going on the loch, and the dinghies and canoes from the local outdoor centre, add up to a lively scene. It is pretty impressive. Leonard Gow, Lochgoilhead Holidays


Pubs & Restaurants

A short walk to the Goil Inn which is the village pub. Bar meals & take-away, pool table and TV for watching sport

The Goil Inn has regular Friday night bar entertainment and acoustic nights.

A short walk to the Shore House Inn in a beautiful location at the head of Loch Goil. Restaurant and bar. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Take-away pizzas.

1.5 miles to the Drimsynie Estate. Regular entertainment and family nights (during holiday dates). They have the Rob Roy Lounge for bar meals and the Fireside Bar.

1.5 miles to The Bistro in the Drimsynie House Hotel. Not open every night.


1.5 miles to the Leisure Centre with 25m indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room & gym. Available on a pay-as-you-go basis

1.5 miles to a 9-hole loch side golf course - pay-on-the-day

1.5 miles to Argyll Bike Hire - will deliver bikes to the holiday home.

3 miles to Loch Goil Cruisers - all year boat hire

Fishing on the shores of Loch Goil - or hire a boat

River Goil - permits from the Post Office. Best when the river is in spate


A short walk to the Post Office, newsagent and small grocery store

1.5 miles to the Costcutter mini-market - open 7 days

No supermarket delivers to the village. Many guests shop at ASDA or Morrisons in Dumbarton or the Co-Op in Balloch on the way to Lochgoilhead

Petrol - there is no garage in the village. Nearest petrol stations are: Strachur, Arrochar and Inveraray

General Info

Get the most out of your stay. Services of a local agent available for walking and tourist information

Glasgow Airport 48 miles - 1 hr 15 min

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Shoreline on Loch Goil 10 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow 64 km, Nearest railway: Tarbet 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

About this location

The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park region

This area of Scotland is known as Argyll, and is renowned for its wild and rugged scenery. Peppered with sea and inland lochs and miles of often remote coastline, it is a favourite area for visitors from all over the world.

Driving through the historic towns brings a variety of interesting curio shops, museums, places to eat and visitor attractions. Popular places include the living museum at Inveraray Jail, Inveraray Castle, the underground power station at Loch Awe, take a cruise on Loch Lomond or try Quad Biking at Quadmania overlooking Loch Long.

The area is also renowned for its food and produce, with Loch Fyne Oysters being just half an hour from Lochgoilhead, as well as the microbrewery Fyne Ales where you can visit their tap room and have a brewery tour.

Argyll offers a truly great variety of places to go and things to do.


Email us for a copy of our 17 page Destination Guide for Lochgoilhead. It covers everything you need to know about what is happening in the village as well as activities, restaurants, walks and touring in the area. There is much to tell about this special place. It is updated to make sure all the details are accurate.

Lochgoilhead, although only around an hour's 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 retirees, many who visit to enjoy the tranquillity, or have retired to the area, often having enjoyed decades of memorable holidays in the village.

While some never leave the glen during their stay, many use the village as base to explore the west coast, either down through the Kintyre Peninsula, or further west to the Oban area. Just over one hour north is magnificent Glencoe which was the Scottish setting in the latest Bond film, Skyfall, as well parts of the Harry Potter movies.

Whatever your choice, active or relaxed, Lochgoilhead is a wonderful place that often captures the hearts of those who visit.

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Review 1-4 of 4

25 Aug 2014


"Magical location - Wonderful Accomodation"

My wife could not believe that I found this place at short notice and it proved to be a great choice for maximum stress relief.The views are spectacular and can be viewed from the kitchen which has a … More

20 Aug 2014


"excelentes vistas"

el apartamento es amplio y está bien equipado para una estancia cómoda. las preciosas vistas sobre el lago son lo mejor del apartamento. por contra, el olor a humedad en toda la propiedad hace la e… More

5 Aug 2014


"Stunning cottage with breathtaking views"

We recently stayed at this cottage for a week and were blown away with the stunning views, it was like home from home, very comfortable, great for the dog and within a stones throw from the beach, wou… More

20 Jul 2014


"Excellent position but overall an average property"

Just back from a 3 day trip and i have to say we were was a little dissapointed with the property, although the views are stunning the property could do with upgrading, the lounge and kitchen are of a… More

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions online. I would say your comments are fair. The pictures in the online gallery of the bedrooms, bathroom etc are an accurate representation of the property so guests know what to expect when they arrive. Westering has one of the best locations in the village. It's private garden setting right by the loch but just steps into the village are factored into the price. I will certainly pass your comments on to the owner. Regards: Leonard at Lochgoilhead Holidays.

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:01 Mar 2015

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