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Dalriada by Loch Goil

from £65 /night help

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

The Property

Dalriada (pronounced: dael'riada)

A cedarwood chalet holiday home located between the villages of Lochgoilhead and Carrick Castle on the west side of Loch Goil. The entrance is shared with another property which is only occasionally occupied by the owners. Step out of the chalet and you are right on the shores of this scenic tidal sea loch. Bring your binoculars. Depending on the time of year the gannets put on a marvellous display diving for fish and you can look out for seals, which are common. Porpoises are regular visitors and there has been sightings of Otter's on the shoreline this year (2014). No matter what, you're in a perfect spot to look out for them.

Dalriada will be appreciated by visitors looking for a comfortable, modest base to relax in a rural west coast setting. This is a holiday property where you truly come to switch off. The standard of furnishing and fittings are in keeping with a chalet type property. Simple but functional.

Outside there is an enclosed balcony patio area suitable for a pet. Outdoor seating for 2. Bird feeders placed so you can enjoy the visitors from the lounge area. Dalriada is all about the views. This is the place to sit and watch boat traffic on the loch, as well as look out for the birds and animals.

Facilities

Off road parking for 1 car.

Porch area where you leave your boots, coats and outdoor gear

Open plan lounge with picture windows and loch view.

Wood burning stove, wood provided

Dining table for 2 with loch view

TV/DVD player and a DVD library - Important - please note that there is no TV reception, the screen is for playing DVD's

There is a DAB Radio and an MP3 docking station (takes the older wider docking connector)

A selection of books and games

Galley type kitchen with 4 hob cooker, oven, toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and all the crockery and utensils you will need

Washing machine

Double glazing

No smoking

Heating is a combination of the wood burning stove, overnight storage heaters and oil filled simplex heaters in the bedrooms

Linen included - bring your own towels

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

Pet welcome - £15 up to 4 days / £30 per week

One dog is welcome. The enclosed balcony is ideal for sitting out and enjoying the view at the same time as keeping an eye on your dog.

Bedroom and bathroom

Bedroom 1: Double bed with storage space on each side of the bed and reading lights

Bedroom 2: Twin beds with one wardrobe and reading lights

Bathroom: Bath with electric shower over the tub

Water - Important - please read

The water supply is straight out of the river, so it is not drinking water. The owner leaves 7 litres of bottled water to get guests going,. You then replenish after that from the nearest Costcutter store - 3 miles.

Wi-Fi and mobile phone information

Vodafone is the local mobile provider. There is no Wi-Fi at the property. FREE Wi-Fi is available at the Drimsynie Leisure Centre 3 miles away. Dalriada is a place for switching off, not logging on.

A guest comment - June 2014

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us rent Dalriada. It was such a great holiday - we all had an amazing time and in our rush to leave first thing on Sunday, forgot to make an entry in the visitors book!!! I am almost 100% sure I saw an otter, once when I was swimming - a well-oiled furry creature diving - saw it twice. Then again later that day with the binoculars. They dive for so long it is hard to keep track. We also saw a pine martin as we arrived on day one, loads of oyster catchers, red squirrels and some seals. I was amazed at the amount of wildlife, such a welcome change from London, where the council has just tarmac-ed over the scrubland behind our house that houses a family of foxes and was full of birds. I swam in the loch in my wetsuit every day for about 30-40 minutes, it was absolutely gorgeous - my favourite time to swim was either early or late in the evening (couldn't believe how late it remained light!)." Mark from London

Footnote

:Dalriada was the name of a ancient Gaelic kingdom (5th century ad --9th century ad ) comprising Argyll and parts of the Inner Hebrides.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow International 60 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park region

Lochgoilhead

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Review 1-4 of 4

24 Sep 2014

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay"

Dalriada is a comfortable, attractive property in a stunning setting with outstanding views over Loch Goil. We liked to sit on the deck watching the bird life, usually with a drink each, and had our … More

9 Sep 2014

5/5

"Loved every minute of it"

Dalriada...it is like stepping into past, how the holidays used to be, in your best childhood memories. It is all about spending quality time with your loved ones and enjoying your surroundings togeth… More

27 Aug 2014

4/5

"Great location,comfortable chalet"

We were three adults and one child.We loved the setting:just on the loch,so quiet,birds landing on the verandah looking to be fed and a very well equipped chalet.The sole reservation is the 'late… More

Great review - Thank you. Arrival is any time from 4pm and departure is by 10am. We are happy to work with any guests requesting an early arrival or late departure. Our priority is to prepare the holiday home ready for a guests arrival. The stated times are standard for holiday home properties throughout this area - they need not be an issue. Leonard Gow, Lochgoilhead Holidays

9 Aug 2014

4/5

"Fantastic views.."

Loved the place and the views. Getting to the place can be a challenge. If you want to destress and unwind then this is the place for you.… More

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  • 2 Years listed

95% Response rate

Calendar last updated:29 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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