Lochgoilhead holiday chalet rental with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

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Dalriada - on the shores of Loch Goil

Chalet / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 4704647

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Chalet / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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


Turn up, switch off, re-charge. A wonderfully refreshing cabin-in-the-woods type holiday on the shores of Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond National Park. Bliss.


Dalriada (pronounced: dael'riada)

A cedar wood 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.


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

Off road parking for 1 car

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

WATER - IMPORTANT - Please read

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


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 1: Double bed with electric blanket, storage space on each side of the bed and reading lights

Bedroom 2: Twin beds with electric blankets, one wardrobe and reading lights

Bathroom: Bath with electric shower over the tub


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.


"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

LOCAL GUIDES - we can email you links for online local guides on: Lochgoilhead & Area • Activities on and around the Drimsynie Estate • Eating Out • Get Afloat • Local Walking Guide - ordered online - £4



3 miles 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.

3 miles 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.

2 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.

2 miles to La Rustica Restaurnat in the Drimsynie House Hotel. Open Wednesday to Sunday.


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

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

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

1 mile to Loch Goil Cruisers - all year boat hire

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


3 miles to the Post Office, newsagent and small grocery store

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

ASDA offer a Home Delivery service to the village. Details included on your confirmation map. Please support our local shops - but this is a handy option to consider

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


Mobile phone reception - Vodafone - if you use another service please check with your provider about cover

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 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
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
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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