Carrick Farm is a small farm on the edge of Loch Goil.
Self-catering Holiday Home sleeping up to 6 people
Well behaved pets welcome. Stables for hire.
Loch & mountain views. Walk, hike, sail & relax in a beautiful area with breathtaking scenery
The Holiday Home is spacious and well presented. It is nestled between the farm house and the barn and has good views of the loch and mountains from the living area.
The accommodation comprises a double bedroom with an en-suite WC,
a second Bedroom with 2 single beds
a living area which converts into a double bed.
Shower room with WC.
Kitchen/breakfast area with dinning table and seating, Cooker, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Slow Cooker, Cooking Utensils, Pots, Pans, Crockery and Cutlery.
Also provided are a Hairdryer, iPod Doc (Classic), games, DVD player.
The Holiday home sleeps 4 comfortably but can accommodate 6. (additional charge after 4).
Two night bookings will be accepted at £60 per night, please send enquiry to facilitate.
Carrick Castle, on Loch Goil, is a hamlet of Lochgoilhead. Carrick Castle, lochgoilhead is located with the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is situated in the Cowal Peninsula and access to the village is either via the A83 with a turning off the ‘Rest and be Thankful’, or the A815 from Dunoon.
Carrick Castle village is named after Carrick Castle. The castle is not open to the public but it is worth getting close to it to appreciate its size and history. The Castle is a 15th-century tower house on the west shore of Loch Goil, Argyll, Scotland. It is located between Cuilmuich and Carrick, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Lochgoilhead.
Please look on youtube for the video titled "Carrick Castle, Loch Goil, Scotland" for an aerial view of Carrick Castle & Carrick Farm.
There are lots of specular walks. Walk Ride or cycle!
Walking the newly lain walks through Carrick Estate provides breath-taking views of Loch Goil and the surrounding countryside. These walks are yet to get into any guidebooks, so please share your experiences.
It is also possible to walk to Ardentinny in about 4 hours (12.9 km / 8 miles one way). Ardnahein (15 minutes from Carrick Farm) joins the forestry road to Ardentinny. The round trip to the forestry road from the Carrick Farm takes 1 3/4 hours.
There is also another walk just outside Carrick Castle on the road to Lochgoilhead about 2 1/4 miles away. This Forestry Commission walk has it's own website at Cormonachan Woodlands.
Both boat fishing and beach casting are also very popular activities in Carrick Castle Fishing is FREE. Boats can be hired nearby. Kayaking, sailing and other water sports are also popular.
In Lochgoilhead Village, 5 miles away has a friendly Post Office +Shop. There is a church, a village hall and a doctor’s surgery. Bowling, Tennis & Multi Courts are open to visitors (honesty box). There are 2 public houses. The Shore House Inn and The Goil Inn both serve meals as well as drinks. Visit the Shore House for a restaurant experience and take-out pizza (Friday night is Music Night in the bar). The Goil Inn for more traditional pup grub.
Local businesses offer bike hire and boat hire. Argyll Voyageur Canoes offer tours.
The near by Drimsynie Estate Leisure Centre has 25 meter pool sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi . A 9-hole golf course split into two parks accessed via a footbridge over the River Goil. Crazy Golf & Outdoor playground. Indoor bowls 3-rinks of indoor carpet bowls.
Drimsynie Estate also has a small Costcutter supermarket (Off-license incuded).
There are a number of books about local history available, including ‘Loch Goil – A slice out of paradise’ (the name is a quote from the famous mountaineer WH Murray), ‘Loch Goil – looking back’ by Iain Smart and Rod/Tricia Philips, and ‘The Lochgoil and Lochlong Steamboat Company’ by Iain Smart. These are available for purchase in the Post Office.
Boat Hire - Loch Goil Cruisers | Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Boat Yard is on the road between Carrick Castle and Lochgoilhead. They operate a fleet of modern boats with an internal diesel engine, wheel steering for easy handling, half cover for shelter and seating for up to ten people. We recommend a maximum number of eight for comfort. Their boats are perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, picnicking and fishing. There are ducks, gannets, cormorants, oystercatchers, herons and porpoises in the loch and deer on the hills. Don't forget to ask the Instructor where you can find the seals. Half or full day hire.
The boats are popular so it is recommend that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Boat Hire - D.M. Auto Marine - Ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Boat hire from Lochgoilhead village jetty, available April to the end of October.
Choice of 16' or 19' foot boats with outboards taking 4 to 6 people.
There is a tackle shop with a limited range of bait and equipment.
Half or full day hires. A popular choice for fishermen.
Fishing on the loch or from the shore is FREE. Loch Goil is a tidal sea loch. Chance of catching mackerel, pollock, sea trout or even a salmon. Permits are available at Lochgoilhead Post Office for fishing the River Goil. Best only when there has been some rain. Daily permit £15. For the hardy hill walker there are two hill lochans to the east of Loch Goil. Quite a hike to get to them but they are in a wonderful setting. More details for one of the lochans in the Local Walks Guide.
Argyll Bike Hire | Phone Matt on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)sed at Drimsynie, Argyll Bike Hire offers a Delivery & Collection service to holiday homes in the area. Cycling around the head of the loch is a pleasure. Lots of places to stop by the loch side as well as some ideal picnic spots. Although you are on single-track roads traffic is light so you often see families out on their bikes.
Matt offers a range of bikes for the whole family including: Mountain bikes, BMX, Hybrid, All sizes and Accessories. Helmets provided. You can hire for a half day, full day, weekend or full week.
Bowling, Tennis & Multi Court | Lochgoilhead Village Hall.
In Lochgoilhead Village there is a multi-court open to visitors. The court has goals for a kick-around game of football as well as markings and a net for tennis. You may have to erect the net depending on when it was last used. Bring your own racquets and balls. You can pre-book the tennis court in the diary in the office next to the court. By the multi-court is the outdoor bowling green. Open April to September. Bowls and shoes are at the entrance to the bowling club.
In both cases payment is made into the honesty boxes provided.
The Lochgoilhead Centre
The Lochgoilhead Centre introduces youngsters and adults to outdoor adventures. Making full use of the hills and rivers above the village, the space within the centre and the loch on its doorstep, the staff welcomes guests staying in the area that would like to join in their activities. There is no set schedule as what is on offer is subject to availability depending on what groups are staying at the time. Contact the reception in advance, or call when you are in the area and see what is planned. Sailing • Rock Climbing • Orienteering • Hill Walking • Archery • Kayaking • Burn Run • Jacobs Ladder • Abseiling • Canoeing • Raft Building • Mountain Biking • Power Boating • High Ropes
Argyll Voyageur Canoe - Phone Ian on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
This is canoeing for families or groups, youngsters to grandparents. The 10-seater voyageur canoe is stable, and once under Ian's instruction, you will be cruising along the remote shoreline of the fjord type Loch Goil leaving only a ripple in your wake. This is brilliant fun - and its a tour that the children will love.
There are a number of itineraries. Best to talk to him to explore the options. Argyll Voyageur Canoes operate all year, weather permitting. You do not need to be a group to join one of the trips. If there are spare seats he is happy to let you know when you can join a tour, or he will schedule a trip around you.
ARGYLL ADVENTURE | Family Adventure Park Inveraray| Tel:
Argyll Adventure has 11 fantastic activities on offer, a cafe, pinic spots (bring your own lunch), car parking and toilets. There really is something for everyone including Horse & Pony Rides/Treks, Horse & Pony Riding Lessons, Paintball, Target Range, Laser Storm, Crossbow Range, Bungee Trampolines, Bouncy Castle, Climbing Walls and a Woodland Paintball Site with six exciting game scenarios. Please note: Activities need to be pre–booked in advance in high season.
Sea Kayaking on Loch Goil | Phone Phil on based in Toward at the southern tip of Cowal. You can go to Toward, or Sea Kayak Argyll will come to you. If there are a minimum of 4 people they will travel throughout Cowal, including Loch Goil, to custom make a day. Even if this is your first go at sea kayaking they will give you an introduction that will set you up for other days to enjoy your new hobby. Available to anyone 16 years or over.
The Drimsynie Estate Leisure Centre
Swim & eat 25 meter pool sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. 9-hole golf course. Crazy Golf & Outdoor playground. Indoor bowls; 3-rinks of indoor carpet bowls.
Walking - Lochgoilhead Local Walks Guide - £4 –Available online
Lochgoilhead is a sensational walking area. The Guide offers 20 walks, including the popular doggie spots, that will point you in the right direction. Featured walks: Arboretum • Inverlounin Road• Dukes Path • Donich (Falls) Circular • Gleann Ban • Drimsynie Circular • Tom a Chuilg • Steeple Hill • Pole Straights • 2 Gates Circuit • Squirrel Trail • Carrick To Ardentinny • Rest and be Thankful to Pole • Drimsynie Beg to Lettermay • Corran Lochan • Lochan nan Cnaimh • Lochgoilhead to Ardgartan • Ben Donich • Dun Na Cuaiche above Inveraray • Cruise Loch Lomond and the West Highland Way.
Cruise Loch Lomond - The Boatyard, Tarbet
Cruise Loch Lomond offers you the opportunity to experience the serenity of the ‘bonnie banks’ from the comfort of one of six vessels in the fleet. They offer private parties as well as a full schedule of cruises and ferry crossings from Tarbet, Inversnaid, Rowardennan and. The numerous list of products offer day trippers, holiday makers and walking enthusiasts exciting opportunites to see the Loch and explore the surrounding area at their leisure. During the daily cruises Cruise loch Lomond will sail pass the lands of the Clan Colquhoun, MacGregor, Buchanan, Montrose, Graham and the ruined strongholds of the MacFarlanes.
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不錯的地方，可以直接看到卡里克城堡和Loch Goil。非常寬敞的大篷車，配有所有裝飾。 Jai和Vonna也很好，如果你喜歡走路，Jai會為你提供一些好的建議。 訂購歡迎包，真是美味的溫暖麵包！ 不幸的是，天氣不足以租船，所以我們不能很好地捕魚。由於海藻豐富，從側面用旋轉桿沒有成功。 該地區有趣的活動：Gruffalo Trail，Donich Falls（來自Lochgoilhead），Cormonachan Community Woodlands。Elmar2018-07-30T00:00:00Z
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