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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
  • Elegant original features and exquisite interiors
  • Perfect for large groups and those celebrating special occasions
  • 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.

Set in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and the Argyll Forest Park, this secluded turreted Victorian home is tucked away in an idyllic position on the beautiful shores of Loch Goil. Sleeping nine guests across five bedrooms, it’s ideal for a group of friends or a family who enjoy traditional character and contemporary comforts, surrounded by Alba’s great outdoors. There’s ample space for family and friends to spread out after a busy day of hillwalking or exploring the spectacular towns and villages of Argyll.

Step up to the grand porch entrance which leads into the lofty hall and living space. Cosy up by the toasty wood burners in the drawing-room with its tall bay window, and the sumptuously-styled dining room. Prepare family feasts in the bright kitchen and breakfast room which is fully equipped and includes a freezer fridge. Challenge fellow-guests to a game of pool in the vaulted-ceiling living room with a TV, wood burner, and stylish seating - made for family gatherings, and with French doors leading out to the garden. You’ll also find a four-poster king-size bedroom on this floor with period furniture, plus a shower room and utility room. The utility is accessed via the rear of the property and stores an additional freezer and fridge space - great after a big food shop! On dreich days, catch up on favourite films and games - there are two Sky TVs, a DVD player with DVDs and an iPod dock so there’s ne’er a chance of boredom setting in.

Slumber comes easy in peaceful Argyll. There are three doubles to choose from one on the ground floor with a four-poster bed. One of the upstairs double bedrooms has enviable loch views, while the other has a turret window - made for a Princess in waiting. There’s also a twin bedroom with loch views, and a single bedroom with angle-step access, plus a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms are sumptuously styled with crisp white linen, soft throws, and beautiful cushions. If you need a quiet moment away from the gang, there’s also a half-landing reading area by a bright picture window with inspiring hill views.

On sunny afternoons, enjoy alfresco BBQ dining on the decked garden terrace in the rear garden, where you can also soak away the day in the six-person hot tub (fees apply). Parking is available on the gravel driveway, and there are stone steps at the front of the property down to the private lawn which has a picnic bench. From here you can stroll across to the pebble beach by the bonnie loch where creative guests may be inspired to paint the ever-changing skies on the waterfront. Parking is available on the gravel driveway, and you’ll find shops, a pub, and amenities in Lochgoilhead village (5 miles).

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
  • 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
  • Hot tub for 6 people available for an additional charge of £125 per week

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).

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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