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View from your patio over Loch Goil to Beinn Bheula

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Shieling Cottage is a modest 3 bedroom detached cottage in Lochgoilhead village.

The holiday home is in a slightly elevated position. All the better for making the most of the impressive views over the loch to Beinn Bheula and Beinn Lochain. There is a covered sitting porch at the entrance as well as an enclosed small front garden ideal for guests bringing a pet. The garden gets the sun till late on in the day before it dips behind the mountains.

You are just a few minutes walk from The Goil Inn and The Shorehouse Inn. Two local places to enjoy a social drink and good pub grub. The village Jetty for fishing, as well as D&M Auto Marine for hiring boats, are right on your doorstep.

The lounge and bedroom sizes are consistent with a cottage. With 2 double bedrooms and a single, Shieling Cottage is perfect for a family, perhaps with a son and daughter who would appreciate their own room. This is a comfortable base from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday in beautiful surrounding. Your pet is welcome but please let us know in advance.


Sleeps 5 • Pet allowed • No smoking property • Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) or weekly lets • Enclosed garden • Lounge with wall mounted electric fire and SKY TV and work station • Video (not DVD) player with selection of videos and jig-saws • 2 Double bedrooms • 1 Single bedroom • Open plan dining area off the kitchen • Electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer • Linen included - bring your own towels (Optional towel pack available for £20 per stay. Request at time of booking) • Washing machine and clothes line in back garden • Bathroom with shower over the bath • Off peak panel heaters throughout • Street parking or driveway parking • Double glazing • Pet friendly - £30 pet charge

FREE WiFi - via a BT Home Hub Service.

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

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.

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.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Shoreline on Loch Goil 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow 62 km, Nearest railway: Tarbet 23 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 Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

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.

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3 Jun 2014


"Disappointing and misleading advertising!"

The location of the cottage is just about the only good thing I have to say about Sheiling cottage! The garden area was unsafe, dirty and the garden to the rear was more like a forest! Most unsuitable… More

Response from the property manager.
I totally respect your wright to post your comments online, but with a headline stating 'misleading advertising' I have to post a response.

We had a number of email exchanges during your stay. You correctly pointed out that the back garden needed the grass strimmed. I immediately contacted the owner (who said that the local person who was supposed to take care of the back area grass on a regular had not done so). The back garden was attended to during your stay. Apologies for that.

I have been looking after holiday homes for many years. It is not in my interest to mislead anyone through misleading advertising. I live here, I meet many of the guests, why would I mislead anyone. You are referring to the fact that you did not think the back garden area was suitable for your young child to play in because it had stairs and outbuildings. I pointed out that the cottage description stated that the back garden was suitable 'only as a drying area'. In an effort to fully inform future guests I have amended the garden description to: There is a covered sitting porch at the entrance as well as an enclosed small front garden ideal for guests bringing a pet. The garden gets the sun till late on in the day before it dips behind the mountains. The back garden is terraced and there is no need to use it - everything a guest wants is to the front.

I am not understanding what is making the front garden 'unsafe'. The housekeeper confirmed that it had been done prior to your arrival. I am also not understanding your comment about the third bedroom. There is a photograph in the gallery of the single bed in the third bedroom - why would that not be suitable?

We emailed back and forth a number of times before you arrived. You were very pleasant to deal with and I was disappointed when you felt you had to contact me during your stay with your concerns. Each time I responded and took the appropriate action. With 3 bedrooms, a superb loch view, a great location in the village, FREE Wi-Fi and SKY TV I still say that Shieling Cottage is excellent value for money. It is correctly described as a 'modest three bedroom bungalow'. Far from being misleading, I would say the property description and gallery photographs are an accurate introduction as to what to expect. Regards: Leonard Gow, Lochgoilhead Holidays

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