Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Inverlounin Road is a single track private road leading out 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 holiday homes built between the road on the grounds sloping down to the loch side. Accessible, but not visible from the road, Dunmhor enjoys its own secluded plot. To the front of the cottage the lawns run down to the water and the screened borders down each side of the garden ensure maximum privacy. The views across the loch to the far hills are stunning at any time of year, and sunsets are a delight.
There is a parking bay for one car off the road at the entrance to the property. Please be aware that there are 57 wide steps leading down through the mature garden to the door. This makes the property unsuitable for anyone with restricted mobily, but once you are in the cottage, everything is on the level.
Dumhor is a small detached bungalow style cottage with and open plan lounge, diner and kitchen. Sliding doors to the front with access to the patio area, and of course, all the better for enjoying the view. Two bedrooms: master bedroom with small en-suite shower/WC and there is a second family bathroom off the hall. The patio area is unfenced, so care is need with young children. There are steps leading down to the large lawn area which slopes down to the loch where there is a high sea-wall.Threre is a log fire in the lounge area. Please be aware that kindling & logs are available at the local Costcutter store, they are not supplied.
It is a pleasant 15 minute stroll down Inverlounan Road into the village where you will find the post office and general good store as well as The Goil Inn and the Shorehouse Inn. Both serve food and have bars. 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.
If you are a walker, you are spoilt for choice. Close to the entrance to Dunmhor is the path leading up to the Dukes Pass within the Agyll Forest Park. From there you can take 3 walks of varying lengths - including the mightly 32km round the whole of the Ardgoil Peninsula.
Boat hire is available in the village, with free fishing on the loch. There is scope to launch your own boat for watersports etc.
Beds are made up for your arrival. Please bring your own towels.
Short breaks are welcome all year round and you can arrive any day. 2 night stays in the off-season may be available
Activity Guide for Lochgoilhead & Area. There is much to do in the area. We are not able to add a link to this listing on Holiday Lettings but get in touch and we will send you the guide including: Local Bike Hire, Fishing & Boat Hire, Lochgoilhead Centre, Argyll Voyageur Canoes, Drimsynie Leisure Centre, Quadmania & Argyll Adventure in Inveraray. All the local activities brought together in one place.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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: Arrochar 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
The Drimsynie Estate Leisure Centre
There is no doubt that the choice of things available in the area is a major attraction. The Drimsynie Leisure Centre is 1 mile from the village and offers: 25m indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Gym • Crazy Golf • Indoor Bowls • Snooker • 9-hole loch side Golf Course • Snooker • Badminton • Table Tennis • Children's Indoor Play Area. From Spring 2014 a new range of activities will be added - information to follow. Please note that for bookings made after 6th January 2014 the unlimited leisure pass will not be available. The centre is open to the public and all activities are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.??
The Lochgoilhead Centre??
If it's outdoor adventure you are looking for the nearby Activity Centre welcomes visitors, subject to availability, to join in with other groups. Please check with them by phoning 01301703217. Sailing • Orienteering • Rock Climbing • Burn Run • Archery • Jacobs Ladder • Kayaking
Services of a local agent:
You have the services of our holiday home agent based in Lochgoilhead. With 20+ years' experience you can be assured that if you have any questions, or require any assistance while you are on holiday, our agent is there to help you. Contact details will be included with your confirmation. Make use of his local knowledge and get the most out of your stay in this beautiful part of Scotland.
Please supply your own logs/coal for the open fire.
Due to there being steps down to the property, it is unfortunately not suitable for the elderly or disabled (although once in the house, it is all on one level)
Care should be taken with young children in the garden, due to high sea-wall and no fencing around patio
There is a Costcutter mini-market and self-service laundry just over a mile way.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde 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.