Stayed at beautiful ivybank for a week, it is a beautiful cottage with spectacular views, cottage had everything you could possibly need, it was very warm and cosy and meticulously clean, their cleaner is first class at her job, would highly recommend cottage to anyone.
Lovely little cottage in quiet, tranquil location, with great view of loch. Great for some R&R, walking and leisurely drives to explore area. Cottage very clean and equipped with everything we needed.
Accessed via single track roads which were in very good condition with lots of passing places.
There is a large caravan, chalet holiday park on other side of loch, which you can't really see from cottage but shows what a popular location it is, but all very quiet and no issues with this at all. Indeed it provides additional resources/activities if you which to use these.
The cottage is not ideal for anyone with mobility issues (elderly mother uses a walking frame). Externally there is off road parking right beside cottage which was great and mum was able to access the house via a narrow sloping path down the far side of cottage. However internally there is a shallow step between sun room and shower room to negotiate into main house and three fairly steep steps (with not support rail) down into the en-suite double bedroom. So there was always a step/s to negotiate to access a toilet, which created some anxiety for my mum. There is also steps down into the lovely tiered garden, however she was able to access and sit out in the patio area.
I would very happily return to Ivy cottage again but not with my mother.
This former gardener’s cottage by the side of one of the ‘belle epoque’ villa’s on this side of the inlet offered us all we were looking for. A magnificent view from the sunroom and the beautiful garden, a pleasant feeling with the comfortable interior, an easy woodfire at night, coffee, tea and toast in the morning, and peace! The trailer park on the other side of the inlet is remarkable quiet, also no harassing noisy behavior on the water. Lochgoilhead is just located in a timeless off the road corner. Jolly good! our neighbour used to say. It’s a village though with two crowded pubs for good meals, Fyne Ales and friendliness. Centrally situated for day trips in all directions. Aside from the well known tourist targets I’d like to mention the Hill House in Helensburg, an architectural highlight by Charles Rennie Macintosh with interior design by his wife Margareth MacDonald. And don’t forget in the opposite direction to Inveraray to stop for (shell)fish at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. Gosh, I wished we’d be back soon!
Had a fantastic week at Ivy Bank. Cottage spotless and well prepared. Beautiful Views from sun lounge and garden and Loch Goil is a perfect base.
We had some fantastic walks in and around the area, hired a boat, went canoeing and visited nearby beauty spots and places of interest, (Inverary, Loch Fyne etc). Kids loved the seals, especially when they steal your mackeral of the fishing line. Pubs in village ok, but could be a little more interesting food and drink wise.
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Ivybank is an absolute gem of a holiday cottage. It's location is stunning, the views are breathtaking and the cottage itself is immaculate with everything you could need provided.
We stayed for a week with our 18month old daughter. The cottage is really well laid out and she was able to toddle/run about with ease inside the cottage. It says in the info that a travel cot will not fir in the twin bedroom, I admit it's tight, but our Graco travel cot fitted in just at the door, which was perfect!
The main bedroom is comfortable and the ensuite is an added bonus. We actually didn't need to use the other bathroom.
The garden is beautiful, a little steep for our little one on her own, but she loved being in the garden and talking to the 'fairy lady' ornament!
We didn't need to use the log burner as we found it warm enough but I'm sure it would be beautiful on a colder evening.
Lochgoilhead is a beautiful village and everyone is very friendly, we even got introduced to pets, much to the delight of our daughter.
The sun room is a lovely place to sit and admire the view if the weather isn't good enough to sit outside.
If you have the opportunity book to stay and you'll not regret it, it's a home away from home in terms of comfort with the added bonus of stunning views and a tranquility that would be hard to replicate.
We spend a long weekend at this beautiful cottage,for our honeymoon. And was magical,the views are outstanding. The cottage was perfect for us,we arrived to a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge and a congratulations card for us on the kitchen table. Will definitely be back.