Loch Long, near HelensburghGuest Rating
Anyone looking for stylish accommodation amidst stunning scenery will find Carrick View to be just the ticket. This substantial house sits in pretty gardens full of mature plants and trees with a superb outlook over the waters of Loch Long, in the hamlet of Portincaple near Helensburgh (9.5 miles).
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The main living area draws guests in with its wonderful loch aspect and as the sitting/dining and kitchen areas are all in together it is a great place to socialise in. A fire crackles away in the wood-burning stove at one end of the room creating a lovely, warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout. Glass doors open up all the way along the front wall, allowing light to flood in whilst showing off the gorgeous view all the way across the loch to the rugged mountains beyond!
A large island alongside the chic dining table provides extra work space for cooking and neatly houses a wine fridge and breakfast bar seating. The entrance hall has handy storage for coats, etc and there is also a good-sized utility room with laundry facilities and a WC off it.
In the delightful, en suite master bedroom is a super king-size bed and doors out to a raised deck that keep the room nice and bright. The other charming double bedroom has a king-size bed and sliding doors revealing the superb loch view that is a joy to wake up to in the mornings. All on the same level are also a colourful twin bedroom and modern bathroom.
Behind the house lies a private garden and patio where picnic style seating has been set up in a prime spot overlooking the sparkling waters of the loch. It is just the place to linger over a BBQ or drinks in the evening whilst taking in the wonderful, expansive vista. There is plenty of parking space by the front door (3 steps up) and, as the house is set up a rough drive that is steep in places, it should be driven slowly with care.
The beautiful shore of Loch Long is only a quarter of a mile away and fishing can be arranged there. If a break from cooking beckons the Green Kettle Inn less than a mile away has a restaurant/tearoom for meals out or a quick stop off for tea and cakes.
Nearby Garelochhead (2 miles) at the top of the Gare Loch has a couple of grocery shops for supplies, a pub and some excellent eateries to sample.
From the train station in Garelochhead it is under an hour’s journey into the city of Glasgow for a day trip spent shopping or sightseeing. Oban is also reachable in around 2 hours from where ferry services run out to some of the farther flung islands.
There are lots of different attractions in Balloch (17 miles) where Loch Lomond Shores is based. As well as watersports, an aerial adventure course, a captivating aquarium, mini golf and a range of interesting shops there is a pub restaurant and an attractive sandy beach to enjoy a walk along.
Helensburgh (9.5 miles) is a popular resort town with lovely little shops to wander around. Bikes can be hired for exploring a bit further afield and there is a dry ski slope for those looking to brush up on their snowsports skills. Helensburgh is also home to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous Hill House which contains lots of fine examples of the designer’s fascinating work.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/dining room/ kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV, DVD, wine fridge, fridge, electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave etc
Utility room with washing machine and freezer
Double bedroom (super-king) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of elecricity INCLUDED with an additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £35 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
From 08/07/2022 to 11/07/2022
From 01/07/2022 to 04/07/2022
From 15/07/2022 to 18/07/2022
From 22/07/2022 to 25/07/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£995.00||£995.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£895.00||£895.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£995.00||£995.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£795.00||£795.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023||£795.00||£895.00|
|04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023||£895.00||£995.00|
|01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023||£895.00||£995.00|
|06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023||£1,395.00||£1,395.00|
|26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023||£895.00||£995.00|
|07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£795.00||£895.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Fantastic standard of accommodation. All very new and modern and the glass wall allowing awesome views of the loch were ...Read More
Well equipped, very clean and comfortable. Pet friendly - safe enclosed space for our pooch. So good we booked again.
'What a wonderful stay we have had! Carrick View is a real home from home and we can't wait to come back. We will take home with us memories of the view, along with some fab photos. Thank you!'
'What a fantastic week we have had in Carrick View. A real escape from our everyday lives. The house is simply wonderful and the view is magnificent - we hope to be back!'
'We have had a fabulous week at Carrick View, relaxing and exploring the surrounding Argyll forest. Would recommend canoeing on Loch Long and Loch Lomond cruises. We hope others enjoy as much as we have!'
'A huge thanks you! What a fantastic place to spend a week. Your house is so well apointed and beautiful, and the countryside is stunning. We loved our hike up to The Cobbler in beautiful weather, our day trips to Bute and Inverary as well as a more local look at Hill House. We will definitely be recommending you.'
'What an amazing week. The house is so comfortable and well equiped, the scenery is just stunning and we have had the best week. Hopefully be back soon!'
'Enjoyed a fabulous week at Carrick View! The house is just perfect and the view on arrival was jaw dropping! Loch long is a stunning location with easy access to all this wonderful area has to offer! We will be returning to this wonderful houe and I've already recommended it to several friends - Thank you'