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Beach House at Carrick Castle - 4 bedroom villa overlooking Loch Goil

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
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Beach House This characterful, 2 story villa offers a good standard of accommodation and facilities while still retaining many of the original Victorian features. Just yards from your front door you are on the shores of this scenic, tidal sea loch. Perfect for fishing, exploring the waters between the rocks with nets and strolling along the quiet loch side road. With views north towards Lochgoilhead, south to the entrance from Loch Long and mountains all around, this is a scenic and peaceful place to stay. Ground floor Entry from the roomy, off-road parking area to the rear of the house with space for 3 or 4 cars, is via the back door, leading into a porch area. Carry on into the house to the spacious hallway where you will find a WC cloakroom and a broad, dramatic staircase. The drawing r...Beach House This characterful, 2 story villa offers a good standard of accommodation and facilities while still retaining many of the original Victorian features. Just yards from your front door you are on the shores of this scenic, tidal sea loch. Perfect for fishing, exploring the waters between the rocks with nets and strolling along the quiet loch side road. With views north towards Lochgoilhead, south to the entrance from Loch Long and mountains all around, this is a scenic and peaceful place to stay. Ground floor Entry from the roomy, off-road parking area to the rear of the house with space for 3 or 4 cars, is via the back door, leading into a porch area. Carry on into the house to the spacious hallway where you will find a WC cloakroom and a broad, dramatic staircase. The drawing room is at the front of the house with a magnificent bay window giving you a full sweep of the ever changing panorama. This is the place to relax and socialise – with a baby grand piano, you can even enjoy live music if anyone in the party plays! At the rear of the ground floor is a TV/games room with a 32″ TV, DVD, iPod docking station as well as a selection of board games, plus mountain and loch views for added distraction. There is a single bed in the room to sleep a 9th guest. Please be aware that if you are a larger party the TV room has limited seating. It is ideal for some of your party to have a quiet room to watch TV. There is no TV in the main lounge. Across the hall is a separate dining room with a table for up to 8 guests, who can also feast their eyes on the view of the loch and the 14th century castle through another huge window. The modern kitchen is behind the dining room and is fitted with all the appliances, crockery and utensils you will need for a self-catering holiday – it also has views across fields to the farmstead behind and up onto the mountainside rising beyond to distract you from the washing up! First floor Large landing and four spacious bedrooms to sleep 8 (9th guest is in the ground floor TV room) Bedroom 1: 4-poster bed, loch view, en-suite shower and WC. Bedroom 2: double bed, loch view, en-suite bath with shower over bath and WC. Bedroom 3: sleigh style double bed plus single bed, mountain and loch views. Bedroom 4: twin bedroom Family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. Facilities WiFi Central heating throughout Freesat TV, Hi-Fi and Docking Station Fridge, freezer, microwave, 4 hob cooker, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer Linen and towels included – beds made up for your arrival Piano in the lounge – tuned in early 2017 Iron and ironing board Cot and highchair available No smoking property Off road hard standing to park 3-4 cars Games & books Starter pack of liquid soaps in all toilets plus toilet paper, 2 black bags, 1 bottle of surface cleaner, scourer, cleaning cloths Pet One well behaved dog is welcome. Please be aware that your dog is not allowed upstairs in the house. £30 per stay. Outside space Beach House has a raised patio area at the front of the house with a viewing bench and steps down to a lower lawn, which finishes just yards from the bank across the lane with further steps down to the high tide mark. There is a grassy area to the rear beyond the parking area, with extensive open views to the surrounding mountains, in the middle of which the house nestles as if in a bowl of green and purple peaks. Straight out of the front door, there are low level coastal walks along the side of the loch round to the next villages in each direction; mid level forest walks across the face of the mountains; and high level peak walks over the tops – not for the unprepared or the inexperienced at this level though. And bring your binoculars! Depending on the time of year the gannets put on a marvelous display diving for fish, and you can look out for seals, which are common. The oyster catchers are great fun running frantically around on the foreshore, stopping to thrust their long, bright red beaks into the ground; the hooded crows are fascinating as they fly up with shellfish and drop them onto the road and the rocks to break them open; deer are regular visitors to the shoreline in search of seaweed; and a rare red squirrel has recently been seen scampering along a bridge parapet barely 50 yards from the house. Porpoises are also regular visitors to the bay and in the last two years there have even been sightings of what are believed to have been minke whale. No matter what, you're in a perfect spot to look out for all of them with easy access to the shoreline, the woods and the mountains. We have to admit that the beach is not golden, tropical sand but primarily pebble and shingle, although there are sizeable areas of sand exposed as the tide retreats. However, the nooks and crannies among the rocks and the clarity of the water make for fascinating exploration territory as you paddle along the waterline, following the tideMore
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. Type of party - we are not able to accept youth parties or stags. If in doubt contact us BEFORE booking.
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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 26 July 2020

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Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights to do some climbing. The house itself is well serviced, spacious and set in an area with some really fantastic scenery. It's close to some nice restaurants and even closer to some really nice walks. Definitely worth a look...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Fantastic short break @ the Beach House. Stunning location. House was lovely and had everything you need. Would definately recommend to friends and would love to return.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Jamie1958
mcg0ily, VR Owner at Beach House at Carrick Castle - 4 bedroom villa overlooking Loch Goil, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Make sure you do... thanks for a great review. Appreciated.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

My friends and I stayed here for a wedding trip and the house was perfect. Lovely bedrooms and lots of places to relax together in the house, with a beautiful view at the front of the castle. I would definitely recommend this house for families,...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank mlm0
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Highly recommend this lovely property in a stunning location. Beautiful peaceful setting with lots of walks and places to explore. Well equipped - will definitely be returning.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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