The attention to detail is absurd, from the welcome pack that was waiting for me, to the documentation throughout the house to inform you how to best use the property with the time you have. I have stayed in many self catering houses in my time, and Inverlounin is the best by far. The family have gone to great lengths to ensure that you don't have to worry about anything. The log burner has logs already cut for you, and there are clear, well laid out instructions on how to use any of the facilities. Once you are there, there is no intervention from anyone - the hard work has been done for you already.
I don't have children, but two of the rooms are well catered for kids, notwithstanding the stock of boardgames and books that are in the study. The wi-fi was more than adequate for me to do some work I needed doing. There are excellent television sets and various music players in the house, personally, I banned their use when I was there, but if you have kids along - it wouldn't hurt to bring some DVDs for them to watch just in case.
Being at the end of the private road guarantees you will not be bothered, and should you want to go for a dram - the Lochgoilhead hotel is warm and lively. There is a shop and everything you need there, at least for myself - it had everything.
The view across the loch in the evening is astounding. The lights of the 2 populated areas across the loch look like cruise liners in the dark. There is a vast network of pathways surrounding the property punctuated with waterfalls. If you want some peace - it is a great place to go.
For those of you that wish to use public transport in a bid to limit your carbon footprint, it is achievable - I did. I would advise calling Garelochhead Coaches to check times, but the buses operate 2 to 3 times per day. My route involved a bus from Glasgow to Arrochar using Citylink, and using the above provider to get to Lochgoilgead. Inverlounin is just a short walk from the mouth of Lochgoilhead and a nice one at that.
If you are a hillwalker like me - take your pick. Ben Bheula is at the mouth of the Loch, and the Arrochar Alps are right on your doorstep.
My only regret is that I wish I had more time - I hope to return again one day.
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