Homely cottage in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Comfortable space to relax and enjoy stunning views of Lochgoil and surrounding mountains. Ideal holiday destination for lovers of the great outdoors.
Hamilsmay is a two-bedroom timber-framed detached house in a quiet location on the banks of Lochgoil. A double-height living room, complete with cosy wood-burning stove and floor-to-ceiling picture windows provides a comfortable space to admire the stunning views and passing wildlife.
The house is on two floors with both bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds which can be zipped together to make a double. A travel cot is also available.
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The entire house will be yours to use exclusively.
We have a gardener who comes every few weeks (weather permitting!) to cut the grass but doesn't come into the house.
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The house is a comfortable, homely space with books, toys and general home comforts. Whilst the house is thoroughly cleaned between guests, please note that we do have occasionally doggy visitors so the house would not be suitable for guests with dog/dust allergies. Fishing rods are available for guest use. There's a 'bushbaby' backpack which can carry a child up to 15kg, ideal for longer treks with little ones! There's also a high chair. Please note that there are no stair gates in the house.
Whilst the house does have wifi, please note that the connection speed is slow and prone to dropping, as is the case in many rural parts of the UK.
There is a stone slipway leading to the beach. Guests are welcome to use it to launch small sailing craft and canoes but please note that the slipway is uneven and the stones uncemented. It's therefore unsuitable for trailers or carrying anything other than very light boats. Alternatively, we highly recommend Argyll Voyageur Canoes for wonderful guided tours of the loch.
The house is heated by powerful wood-burning stove (there is no central heating). Guests must be confident in being able to use the stove and bring in logs from the log store onsite (logs are provided for guests). It's simple to use and we can show you how if needed.
We are committed to preserving the beauty and wilderness of the Argyll National Park. The garden is planted with indigenous trees and heather and the wood for stove locally sourced from sustainably managed forests. There is a compost cone for leftover food. The electricity is provided by Ecotricity from a renewables only tariff.
Please note Lochgoilhead, like much of the Highlands, has large numbers of midges (small biting insects) in the summer.
We're more than happy for well behaved dogs to accompany guests. We do ask however that muddy/wet dogs are towelled down when coming back from walks (dog towels are made available for this purpose) and that they're kept off the beds and sofas to avoid leaving paw prints. We do also ask that any poop deposited in the garden or on the beach above the tide line is removed (this can be placed in the compost/garden waste enclosure).
Smoking is strictly not allowed inside the house.
Please let us know if you decide to bring extra guests with you than originally indicated on the booking.
The wood burning stove must strictly only be used for burning wood. No other materials should be burnt in it even in small quantities, aside from newspaper and firelighters to get the fire started.
We kindly ask guests to help us minimise our carbon footprint in the following ways: please don't throw away empty soap, washing up liquid and toilet cleaner dispensers as these are all refilled by us. Please do recycle your glass, tins/cans, paper and glass and place all food waste on our compost heap.
Either myself or a trusted friend who knows the house well will meet you at the house at a pre-arranged time to check you in and to check you out again at the end of your stay. Interaction with guests during the stay will be minimal but we will be in the neighbourhood should any problems arise.
My mother's family connections to Loch Goil go back 6 generations and I have been visiting the Loch all my life. My father, like myself an architect, designed and built the house in 1976. I have loved coming here as a child, teenager and adult - at all the different stages of my life I have found the nature, scenery, wildness and peace has had so much to give in all seasons.
We hope you derive as much a we do from this very special location in the Argyll National park. We find it endlessly fascinating and its beauty, fresh air, strikes us anew every time we are there.