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Rhumhor House

Carrick Castle, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Striking period holiday home, overlooking spectacular Loch Goil
  • Perfect for large groups and those celebrating special occasions
  • Hot tub
  • Beautiful long walks beside the water
  • Opportunities for sea loch fishing and hiring kayaks
  • Well positioned for exploring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • There is a fast-flowing water through the front and back garden and the front garden is open to the Lochside therefore young children must be supervised
Property code: CA279

This impressive and substantial Victorian house enjoys an incredible position beside the sea loch of Loch Goil, where it takes in magnificent scenery and provides exquisite, elegant living accommodation.

Relax in the splendour of this imposing turreted holiday home, which is set in a large garden and looks out across the picturesque Loch Goil. Spend time on the shores of the beautiful sea loch, go fishing, hire a boat or indulge in some wildlife watching. Stroll down to the ruins of Carrick Castle, a 14th-century tower house, which stands proudly beside the water. Head straight out from your comfortable base to go hiking, hill-walking or cycling in the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Explore Argyll and Bute's Cowal Peninsula and take in its dramatic views.

Enjoy the high ceilings and light-filled rooms of this impressive holiday home from the moment you step inside. Bask in the glow of the woodburner, set into a splendid fireplace in the drawing room. Prepare celebratory feasts in the kitchen and then dine within the grandeur of the ornate dining room, where there is another wood burner to light on chilly evenings. Spread out in the generous family room, with its vaulted ceiling, and light the wood burner in here too, as you play pool, watch TV and spend precious time together. One of the bedrooms and a family shower room are also at ground-floor level. Head upstairs, past a beautiful picture window on the half-landing, to find the other bedrooms. Once on the first floor, find the family bathroom and four more sumptuous bedrooms, one of which has a turret window. Wake up in either of the front bedrooms to scenic vistas of the Scottish landscape.

Spend as much time as possible out in the tranquillity of the large garden, which borders the loch and its pebble beach. Relax on a bench on the private lawn with a cup of tea as you soak up the views. Enjoy long summer lunches, BBQs on the decked area and the 6-person hot tub and star gazing on the crystal clear dark skies. There is driveway parking for up to five cars. Please note children must be supervised at all time due to the fast-flowing burn in the garden and proximity to the loch.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 3 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single (access to the single room is via an angled step entrance) 
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room and 1 family bathroom
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, freezer, under-counter freezer, fridge, under-counter fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners – starter pack of logs provided
  • 2 TVs, DVD and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Hot tub
  • Garden furniture
  • BBQ
  • Private parking for up to 5 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and restaurant 4.5 miles away at Lochgoilhead
  • Please note that the single bedroom has an angled step and is not suitable for young children or those who are less mobile
  • Children must be supervised at all times as there is a fast-flowing burn in the back garden and the front garden is open to the loch

With its lush forest and loch surroundings, it would be easy to simply relax by the shore and soak up the views, though there are even more natural wonders to explore in Argyll and along Alba's coastline. Wildlife is abundant here - lookout for pine martens, wildcats, otters, water birds, and buzzards along this glorious sea loch; you may see a golden eagle! Sporty guests will love the outdoor adventures in the region from hill-walking, climbing, and kayaking to woodland cycling which offer stunning views around every corner. Try golf at the nine-hole course of Drimsynie (4.5 miles) or visit Drimsynie's leisure estate where you'll find a restaurant, bars, family entertainment, and an indoor pool, spa facilities, and leisure sports (including quad biking, archery, and bowling). Outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking and cycle trails with bike hire can be found at Lochgoilhead (5 miles), where you can also enjoy a leisurely boat cruise. History buffs will enjoy the short stroll to the ruins of 15th-century Carrick Castle by the loch, while whisky-lovers can taste a wee dram at Fyne Ales distillery in Carindow (16 miles). This magical region is also home to regular ceilidh dances, a beer festival in Fyne (14 miles) and traditional summer Highland Games in Inveraray (24 miles).

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Kirby August 2019

What a beautiful property, in a lovely location. Remote enough to feel like you are away from it all but with some good facilities in Lochgoilhead. The owner (Emma) was very helpful, providing lots of information about the local area and things to do. The house itself is stunning - large, well furnished, comfortable and homely. The kitchen is galleRead morey style so not the place to gather, but we managed with two families together in the house. It does however have everything you need for your stay. All in all it was a great holiday and I will be going back! Hide

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