Spacious holiday home with loch views and direct access to hill walking trails
A walkers paradise. With direct access to the hill walking trails on the Carrick Castle Estate, Cuilimuich is perfect for visitors who enjoy getting out amongst picture postcard landscapes. Spacious self cater semi-detached holiday home in the village of Carrick Castle by Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond National Park. Main house sleeps 6 – optional adjoining 2 bed property sleeping 4.THE PROPERTY
Tucked away at the end of an access road in the loch side village of Carrick Castle, Cuilimuich is a semi-detached modern house within the walls of an original farmhouse. It sits on a large lot with loch views to the front and mountain views to the side and rear. In addition to the modern interiors the outstanding feature of this home is the direct access from the garden to a number of the walking trails on the Carrick Castle Estate. Head off on the 1 hour circular walk, or plan a longer trek following the routes up to the mountain scenery which is the backdrop to this fjord type loch.
Adjoining the main house is Cuilimuich Byre. This is a separate 2 bedroom holiday property. (Note – this property is available for let from late May 2018. Images and details to follow).
The village is within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Your first trip to Carrick Castle via a single track road from the Rest-and-be-Thankful will be a memorable one. The village feels, if not a million miles away from the central belt, certainly this is somewhere that you have to make the effort to come to, and it is all the more special for it. Carrick Castle is a place to enjoy picture postcard scenery. At the head of the loch is the village of Lochgoilhead. There you will find an impressive leisure centre, a Costcutter store, places to eat and the local pub at the Goil Inn.
Entry from the parking area at the front or rear of the house.
Off the hall is fully equipped kitchen and dining table to seat 6
Off the hall is fully equipped kitchen and dining table to seat 6 including a full sized fridge and freezer, washing machine/dryer
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king sized bed, walk-in wardrobe, plus an en-suite wc including a single person steam/sauna cabin.
Lounge with a bay window taking in the loch view, seating for 6 plus an open fire – logs provided. An extra person can be accommodated on a futon in the lounge.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
Bedroom 3: Bunk bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.
If you used all the possible beds, the maximum occupancy is 8. For your comfort we suggest 8 would be a family with children – not 8 adults.
One well behaved dog is welcome. Please be aware that your dog is not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. £30 per stay.OUTSIDE SPACE
There is a large grassy area to the front and side of the house. The rear of this space is open to the hill access road which makes it ideal for heading off for a walk up to the hills. Be sure to bring your binoculars as there is excellent bird watching, and look out for Eagles. The views from these hill walks are of the impressive mountains as well as down over the fjord type Loch Goil to where it meets Loch Long. If you are a walker you will be spoilt for choice – for there is nothing quite like walking out your back door and heading off up a hill.
With little traffic in the village it is also pleasant to take the shore road through the village and then on to the path over the hill to Ardentinny.
Depending on the time of year the gannets put on a marvelous display diving for fish, and you can look out for seals and porpoises which are regular visitors. For fishing you can hire a boat fromLoch Goil Cruisers or fish from the shore.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CARRICK CASTLE ESTATE
Situated on the rugged hill land between Loch Goil and Loch Eck the Carrick Castle Estate was created in 2014. Made up of the three previously separate estates of Invernoaden, Glenfinart and Carrick Farm along with the Carrick Wood, it is now a single block of land extending to 8,515 acres. The open hill will be the focus of a biodiversity management programme which will include strict grazing control, a process which has already started and which is already paying dividends in terms of increased biodiversity.
The Estate has a policy of open access for walkers and cyclists. The Estate will create waymarked paths on the hill to provide walkers with a safe access route to the higher ground. Walkers and cyclists are welcome to use the tracks that are already in place.PRACTICAL INFO
Lochgoilhead is a sensational walking area. Discover the walks not usually found online. Easy to muscle-crunching, as well as the popular dog walks, there is something here for everyone. Including: Dun Na Cuaiche – the tower above Inveraray, Glen Loin Loop and Sloy Dam from Arrochar, Ben Donich- with views over Lochgoilhead, Donich Circular for the Donich Falls, Steeple Hill – a challenge behind the village, Puck’s Glen Gorge Walk – like nothing else in the area… and more… Order your copy HERE.
|Cuilimuich Holiday Home||£850 Per unit per week|
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