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New Mobile Site Launched with Special Offer for May 2016

New Website on IpadWe are pleased to announce that this May our website received a  make-over and is now ready for smart phones and tablets.  To celebrate we are offering a special offer for May 2016. Book 7 nights from 7 May 2016 and you’ll get the next 7 nights with a huge 50% discount!

May is a the perfect time to visit Argyll, the hills are glowing with bluebells and the rhododendrons are lighting up the gardens with wonderful displays. A two week stay provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Carrick Castle and amazing wildlife of Loch Goil and also explore other beautiful parts of the West coast.

Please share among friends and colleagues  – as you never know who is planning their 2016 holiday and will appreciate finding out about this special offer.

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Our special offers, latest photos and news delivered to your Smart Phone

Smart Phone AppWe are delighted to announce we now have a Free Smart Phone App to download for iPhone and Android users.

Download the app and you can keep up to date with the latest special offers, photos and news published on our facebook page. Plus you’ll always have a handy link to our website if you need to check availability or rates.

Search iTunes or Amazon for Rhumhor Holiday Lodge to find and download the free app or follow the links below.

The app is currently available in English and German, and a Windows version of the app will be released shortly. We will update our news page when it is available.

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rhumhor-holiday-lodge/id932744134

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobit-Software-Rhumhor-Holiday-Lodge/dp/B00PJTPCPU

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Looking for A Self Catering Cottage with its Own Beach?

We are pleased to announce that Rhumhor Holiday Lodge now offers its guests their own loch side lawn and shingle beach. This addition to Rhumhor’s facilities makes this self catering house perfect for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the house’s lochside location.

Enjoy beautiful views up and down Loch Goil and watch the loch’s wildlife which include oyster catchers, eider ducks, herons, seals and even porpoises on occasion.

Some of our guests bring their own kayaks or dingys or you can try a spot of fishing. We’ve even had guests swimming although wet suits are a must outside of summer!

If you are looking for a true lochside experience in a stunning area of Scotland why not contact us now.

 

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Should you visit Scotland?

If you are thinking of visiting Scotland but haven’t yet booked up then take a look at this wonderful video by freelance film maker John Duncan. It shows just how stunning this country is, and demonstrates why so many people choose to visit Scotland for holidays and short breaks.

Beautiful Scotland from John Duncan on Vimeo.

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What to do in Scotland’s First National Park?

You’ll have seen from the photos and videos on the website that the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park has some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Anyone who has stopped at Rhumhor knows that craggy mountains, rolling green forests and stunning lochs make up the views around here.

However it is not just the stunning scenery that makes Scotland’s first national park a great destination for your holiday or short break. There is amazing wildlife to see and plenty of activities for every age to enjoy.

This new video produced by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks highlights just what the park has to offer.

As the video says – it is all closer than you think. Loch Goil is just over an hour from Glasgow airport and while you can enjoy the tranquillity and peace of what feels like a remote glen you also have great facilities all around. In the village of Lochgoilhead you’ll find bars & restaurants, boat hire, canoe trips, outdoor activities and indoor ones too.

Here at Carrick Castle you are in the ideal spot for walks – from a gentle lochside stroll to a hike into the hills.

Jump in the car and you can explore this stunning national park for yourself, what are you waiting for?

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Pet Friendly Places

As dog owners ourselves we know that when you come to a new area on holiday it can be hard to find places to visit where you can take your dogs. With this in mind we have been gathering information on local attractions, places to eat and drink and good dog friendly walks. We are always adding to our information and we are always pleased to hear from guests if they have discovered a new dog friendly establishment.

These are just a few places mentioned – we provide more detailed information in our information pack:

Dog Friendly Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
The George, Inveraray
The Stagecoach, Cairndow
The Coylet, Loch Eck
The Dug Cafe, Loch Lomond Shores

Attractions
Motor Boat Hire – Loch Goil
Loch Lomond Cruises – Loch Lomond
Inveraray Jail – Inveraray

Walks – too many to list here!

Of course Rhumhor is one of a handful of large self catering houses in the Loch Lomond National Park that is dog friendly. We welcome well behaved dog(s) with prior discussion and agreement and we are happy to allow dogs access to the full downstairs area of the house, provided dogs remain off all furniture and beds. We do provide a stair gate as dogs are not allowed onto the first floor areas. We ask owners to agree to some simple terms and conditions for our doggie guests and we’ve found that over the years our guests really appreciate being able to bring the furry member of their family along for the holiday. It’s much nicer for everyone if their dog can join in their short break or holiday rather than be sent off to kennels.

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