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Ivybank Cottage - Beautiful cottage with a garden, sun room and loch view

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to Ivybank Cottage A gem of a cottage offering loch & mountain views, a sun room and a wood burning stove. Perfect for walkers being just steps away from the start of marked walking trails in Lochgoilhead. Location within the Loch Lomond National Park Ivybank was built around 150 years ago as the gardeners cottage for the large Victorian villa situated next door. When the owners modernised the holiday home they were careful to retain many original features. Inverlounin Road is a single track private road leading from the village and following the east shore of Loch Goil. In parts the road is in an elevated position and there are many original grand Victorian homes built between the road and the grounds sloping down to the loch side. Parking is at a premium so the parking bay for on...Welcome to Ivybank Cottage A gem of a cottage offering loch & mountain views, a sun room and a wood burning stove. Perfect for walkers being just steps away from the start of marked walking trails in Lochgoilhead. Location within the Loch Lomond National Park Ivybank was built around 150 years ago as the gardeners cottage for the large Victorian villa situated next door. When the owners modernised the holiday home they were careful to retain many original features. Inverlounin Road is a single track private road leading from the village and following the east shore of Loch Goil. In parts the road is in an elevated position and there are many original grand Victorian homes built between the road and the grounds sloping down to the loch side. Parking is at a premium so the parking bay for one car off the road at the entrance to the property is a great start. As soon as you step out of your car you will be drawn to the view. The cottage is elevated from the lochside and this is only a taste of the uninterrupted views to be enjoyed from the outside patio area. Care has been taken to make sure access is suitable for all. There is a ramp with a slight slope to a side door and then one step to enter the property. From there all rooms, except the double bedroom, are on one level so Ivybank is suitable for anyone with limited mobility. It is a pleasant 10 minute stroll down Inverlounin Road into the village where you will find the post office and general good store and the Goil Inn which is the village pub and restaurant. Either a 30 minute walk through the village, or around the lochside; or a 5 minute drive on quiet roads, you will find more dining and activities available at the Drimsynie Estate. For a small lochside village there truly is an impressive choice of places to go and things to do. Boat hire is available in the village, with free fishing on the loch. There are endless walks from the doorstep for all ages and fitness and cycling and mountain biking give access to fabulous views. Tour the cottage You enter the cottage via the patio area into the sun room. Being on the east side of the loch you have the sun till late in the day when it dips behind Beinn Bheula and Beinn Lochain. The sun room is private and perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view and looking out for the visits from the red squirrels and bird life in the garden. From the sun room you enter a small hallway which has a full sized walk in shower and toilet off to one side. The kitchen is modern and equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. There is a wall mounted TV with its own signal. You can watch a different programme than what is being shown in the lounge. The heart of the cottage is the spacious lounge. Who wouldn't enjoy the special effect that a wood burning stove adds to a lounge? The modern touch of a large wall mounted TV with Freeview makes for a cosy space to socialise and relax. Ample hot water on demand and the cottage is heated by temperature controlled space heaters. Towels are provided. To the front of the cottage is the patio area with a path leading down to the garden which is built on three terraces. The views across the loch to the far hills are stunning at any time of year, and sunsets are a delight. Bedrooms and bathrooms Bedroom 1: Down 3 steps and has a King sized double bed and built in wardrobes. En-suite with a bath and shower over the bath. Bedroom 2: Twin beds 2ft 6inch wide and built in wardrobes. There is also a full sized walk in shower and toilet off the hallway Facilities Wood burning stove - starter pack of logs provided Central heating - energy included in hire price TV, DVD and radio in lounge. TV in the kitchen. You can watch different programmes simultaneously Kettle, toaster, iron, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, cooker, hair driers Washing machine & tumble dryer Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4 Wi-Fi Off road parking for 1 car No smoking please Towels & linen included Highchair available on request Cot - please bring your own travel cot. Note: There is not enough room in the twin bedroom. Selection of books, magazines and DVD's Patio - bench and a table with 2 chairs Includes: washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, laundry washing liquid & conditioner, cleaning cloths Pet – £30 pet charge 1 small or medium sized dog welcome Strict 1 dog policy. If in doubt please check with us before booking. Practical Info Finding the cottage: We make it easy. A detailed map and directions will be emailed on receipt of the final payment Entry: A key safe code is sent with the directions. You are not met my anyone - you let yourself in Arrival & departure: From 4pm on arrival until 10am on departure Shopping: Small grocery store in the village, Costcutter mini-market 1 mile away, ASDA home deliver to this cottage Loch Goil Trails - FREE Local Walking Guide When you book to come and stay we include a FREE copy of the Loch Goil TrialMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The person making the booking must be part of the final party. No over-occupancy is allowed and no visitors apart from the people included in your party.
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About the Manager
Leonard Gow (Property Manager Lochoilhead Holidays)
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 1 April 2020

Spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. Lovely view across the loch, even in the rain. Would love to come back to this property and area to explore more, our trip was badly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak with Scotland being locked down on the day we...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Dreamer39711299369
Reviewed 27 February 2020

Spent a lovely week here, despite the wind and rain. This is a superb cottage. It has it's own dedicated parking bay, and is easy to find. It is very well equipped, having everything you could possibly need for an excellent stay. Spotlessly clean, very...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Tezerez
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

If you enjoy peace, quiet and nature then this is ideal. The views from the back garden are stunning. The local pup serves good food at a fair price, 10 minutes walk. There are many places to visit within easy driving distance, and many local...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank car525
Reviewed 2 July 2019

Ivybank is a really well presented and maintained house, with views that transport you away from all you worries. The location is perfect, about 10mins walk into the village and on the bank of the loch. There are fabulous loch and mountain views from nearly...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 182Liz
mcg0ily, VR Owner at Ivybank Cottage - Beautiful cottage with a garden, sun room and loch view, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Hello Liz - I think I'd like to go on holiday there... Ivybank is a gem of a cottage. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Regards: Leonard

Reviewed 31 May 2019

Fantastic location with stunning views over loch goil great for walks over dukes pass cottage very spacious good size kitchen with everything you need good size lounge with cozy log fire if the weather is not good great wee situtary with great views car parking...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Ray L
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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