Drimsynie Hotel and Estate has a beautiful location on the hillside at the end of Loch Goil, about a mile from the small village of Lochgoilhead. Nobody could be disappointed with the views or with the drive through the hills on country roads to Lochgoilhead. There is a mass of caravans and chalets on the site surrounding the old building that comprises the hotel with its built-on Leisure Centre. They are well laid out, however, and it seemed to me that they all had a degree of privacy and attractive surroundings. My son and I stayed in a 2-bed caravan which was perfectly adequate in all respects and would still have been fine if my wife had been with us. Four might have been a bit of a squeeze. The caravan was spotlessly clean and everything in it worked - cooker, central heating (which was on nearly all the time at Easter) and so on. Full marks for this.
Outdoor activities such as walking and cycling were excellent, though the golf course was flooded and in poor condition. It was too cold to go sailing on the loch. The Leisure Centre facilities, however, were the weakest aspect of the place. The food in the bar was basic and unhealthy, the seats and carpets thoroughly stained by deposits from thousands of children and, in general the whole place was rather tacky and in serious need of an upgrade. Even the swimming pool, which was a good size, never looked too clean, probably due to overuse, and the changing rooms and corridor leading in to them were dirty.
These things aside, however, everything else was fine. The village of Lochgoilhead was a lovely little place with two shops offering basic provisions. Overall, I would happily recommend the place to couples or families with kids up to the age of about 14.
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- Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village Lochgoilhead, Scotland