Osprey Lodge 18
Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A privately owned A-frame 2 bedroom lodge in an elevated position with views down Loch Goil. Just minutes walk to the leisure center.
The Drimsynie Estate sits at the head of the loch and offers an excellent range of facilities for activities, dining and entertainment. If you are looking for a base from which to relax and unwind, you have the option to do as little, or as much, as you wish. There is something for everyone when you choose to stay at Drimsynie. One thing is for sure, you will never tire of the ever changing views that come with such a great setting.
You access the lodge via the spacious balcony decking area. Plenty of space to sit out and socialise, have a BBQ or to relax and take in the view.
From the entrance hall you lead into the open plan lounge and dining area. With floor to ceiling glass in the lounge looking over the balcony the lounge makes the most of its position. There is a wall mounted TV and DVD player with selected satellite channels. Off the dining area is a fully equipped kitchen with microwave. The ground floor also has a shower & WC.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, TV, views over the loch and an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. Bedroom 2 has twin beds. For extra guests there is a double sofa bed in the lounge area so the property can sleep up to 6 guests.
Beds are made up for your arrival. Please bring your own towels and dish towels.
Short breaks are welcome all year round. Weekly stays start on a Saturday, 3 night weekends from Friday and 4 night mid week breaks start on a Monday.
FREE WiFi connection in the public areas of the nearby Rob Roy Lounge & Coffee Shop at the leisure centre. Surf while enjoying a coffee or snack while you are using the facility.
If you are a family, work, or social group and need multiple lodges you can consider Osprey 18 as well as it's two nearest neighbours, 2 bedroom Osprey 17 and the 3 bedroom Ptarmigan Lodge2 6 and 10.
• 1 Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
• 1 Twin bedroom
• Double sofa bed
• 1 Family shower room on ground floor
• TV/DVD with selected satellite changels in lounge and master bedroom
• Fully equipped kitchen with microwave
• Fridge with freezer shelf
• Iron & ironing board
• Washing machine
• Double glazing & electric heating
• Bed linen & duvets made up for your arrival
• Seating on balcony
• Parking by the lodge
• Sorry - no pets allowed.
The Drimsynie Estate Leisure Centre - just minutes from Osprey 18
Open all year round the Drimsynie Leisure Centre offers an excellent range of indoor and outoor activities.
• 25m indoor Swimming Pool
• Sauna, Jacuzzi. Steam Room
• 9-hole loch side Golf Course
• Crazy Golf
• Indoor Bowls
• Table Tennis
• Soft Play & Indoor Play Area
• Gym - extra admission charge - not included in the Rover Pass
You can enjoy the activities on a pay-as-you-go basis or purchase a choice of leisure passes including a Rover Leisure Pass which will cover everyone staying in the property.
• 3 Day - £85
• 7 Day - £145
Email us for an email copy of all the leisure prices in the area.
ENTERTAINMENT | HOUSE TOURS | HIGHLAND GAMES | EXHIBITIONS | GALA DAYS
We are delighted to link up with the VisitCowal What's On online listing. This offers
the most complete listings for events happening throughout Cowal in the coming 3 months.
Regular features include such things as tours of the famous Benmore Gardens, or how about a tour of Ardkinglas House in its magnificent setting on the shores of Loch Fyne. Be sure to have a look and see what is happening during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Shoreline on Loch Goil 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 75 km, Nearest railway: Tarbet 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
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
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.
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.
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 – There is a slipway in the village so if you are a boat, canoe or kayak, bring them. 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.
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. Again, the Information Map is the best place to see what your options are.
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7 Jul 2013
We had never stayed in this type of accommodation and were very unsure what to expect. However we should not have worried. The lodge was fantastic, very clean and modern with a hot tub as well. Facili… More
Thank you for your review. Walking, relaxing and just taking in this special place is what brings visitors back again-and-again. Just a note for clarification that Osprey 18 no longer has a hot tub but the generous loch facing balcony is still a great social space.
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