A hill-walkers paradise, and for scenery lovers, a little bit of magic. Spacious self cater holiday home in the village of Carrick Castle. Loch & mountain views plus direct access to the hill walking trails on the Carrick Estate
IMPORTANT - A WORD ABOUT BOOKING AND PRICING - PLEASE READ
We are delighted to be offering this Cuilimuich with AirBnB from May 2017. We ask that you do not use the INSTANT BOOK option - please send us an enquiry first and we will be right back to you with a booking offer. This listing is set up for weekly stays. SHORT BREAKS are welcome. The nightly rate is different. If you would like a short break send us an enquiry and we will do our best.
NEWS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Cuilimuich is growing...
Please be aware that from 30th March 2018 there will be an adjoining 2 bedroom self cater conversion available. This adds a double and twin, both with en-suite showers, plus a kitchen sitting area. Occupancy for the 2 properties will be 10. This unit is booked separately to the main house. Talk to us for more information.
Prices on the website are for Cuilimuich sleeping up to 6 guests.
WELCOME TO CUILIMUICH
A walkers paradise with direct access from the house to the hill walking trails on the Carrick Castle Estate. Spacious self cater holiday home in the village of Carrick Castle by Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond National Park. Ideal for families and friends to enjoy this beautiful location.
Loch & mountain views 3 bedrooms Sleep 6 Upper reception room 2 bathrooms + a cloakroom En-suite sauna/steam room cabinet Access to hill walking trails Wi-fi
Pricing notes – please read
We offer flexible arrival days for short breaks out with July & August. Minimum stay of 3 nights. Week stays are preferred in July & August with a Saturday arrival. Short breaks may be offered within a month of arrival during the summer. Please contact us to check.
Tucked away at the end of an access road in the loch side village of Carrick Castle, Cuilimuich is essentially a 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.
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
Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room with a full sized fridge and separate freezer, washing machine and 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.
Master bedroom – sleep 2
Twin bedroom – sleep 2
Bunk beds – sleep 2
• Central heating throughout
• Freesat TV
• Basket of logs and kindling for the fire in the lounge. Extra logs available on request
• Domestic sized fridge in the kitchen plus a full sized freezer in the utility room
• Microwave, 4 hob cooker, oven, dishwasher
• Crockery, saucepans and utensils
• Nespresso coffee machine – No filters required. Please bring your favourite Nespresso coffee pods
• Linen included – beds made up for your arrival
• Linen included for the optional futon (request in advance)
• Towels included
• Utility room with washer and dryer
• Iron and ironing board, hair dryer
• Highchair available – please bring your own travel cot
• No smoking property
• Off road parking 3 cars
• First Aid Kit
• Deck of cards and board games
• Starter pack of liquid soaps in all toilets plus toilet paper, 2 black bags, 1 bottle of surface cleaner, scourer, cleaning cloths. Note – please bring your own dishwasher tablets
• Note about mobile phone reception – Vodafone is the main provider in this area. It can be patchy
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.
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 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.
• Finding Cuilimuich: 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 along with your final confirmation. 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 Lochgoilhead village – 5miles, Costcutter mini-market 4 miles,
You are hiring the whole property.
Interaction with guests
I live in Lochgoilhead. You are welcome to contact me with questions or for assistance. More than just a booking agent - I am here to help you make the most out of your holiday. You will also be given the phone number for the housekeeper should you have any questions about the property while you are here.
The person making the booking must be in the party.
Occupancy is based on 8 guests maximum.
Please leave the cottage as you found it.
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