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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 - Ivybank Cottage does not accept pets 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 FREE LOCAL WALKING GUIDE Lochgoilhead is a sensational walking area. Discover the walks not usually found online. Easy to muscle-crunching, as well as the popular dog walks, there is something here for everyone. If you wMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Yard
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful cottage so clean and it as every thing you need for your stay at ivybank the garden is so well kept we saw the red squirrel to I would recommend this cottage you have to see it to believe it fantastic..

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank deanawhitehouse
mcg0ily, VR Owner at Ivybank Cottage - Beautiful cottage with a garden, sun room and loch view, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for leaving your review. So, the red squirrel has found the feeder... a treat for everyone.

Reviewed June 12, 2018

Really enjoyed our stay, cottage was great and has everything you'll need. The loch side views are the perfect place to chill out, wish we booked a few more days!

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Michael P
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Well equipped and clean cottage. Spacious and welcoming. Unfortunately, weather was not great but in better weather the views would be fantastic. Lots of wildlife and recommend LochGoil Cruisers for a boat trip. Easy walking distance to Goil Inn for a pub meal and drink.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank RhonaS22
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

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Date of stay: November 2017
Reviewed November 6, 2017

A nice, warm and well equipped cottage with a beautiful view of Loch Goil. Very quite and peaceful place if you would like to have a good rest away from crowd.

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Adventurer496871
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
Interaction with guests
There is a welcome pack at the cottage which will answer most of your questions. There is a concat number for the housekeeper who lives nearby. My name is Leonard and I look after this cottage. I am available to you during tour stay if you have any questions about the area - feel free to get in touch.
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