Today, 4th October, World Animal Day is celebrated with the mission to ‘to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe’.
Here in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park, we are surrounded by wildlife. Welfare and conservation of Scotland’s iconic wild animals are of huge concern to the people that look after and manage the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Much effort goes into ensuring that Scotland’s wild animals are protected and flourish within the park boundaries.
Our fauna is one of the key reasons visitors are drawn to this beautiful part of Scotland and is among the incentives for people choosing to live and work in this area. Red squirrels, pine martens, deer, seals, otters, these are all among the animals that live alongside us and we are lucky enough to see on a regular basis.
Visitors also often bring their own animal companions when visiting the park, and this is a growing trend. We have found the number of people booking Rhumhor and bringing their dogs has grown year and on year and we are delighted to be able to offer our guests quality pet friendly accommodation in such an ideal location. Bringing your pet does not mean you have to miss out on wildlife experiences. If your dog has its sea legs it can accompany you onto the loch to see the local seal colony and more elusive animals such as red squirrels or pine martens may be seen as you walk or drive along the roads in the glen. Deer can sometimes be spotted from the house, and more often on the tracks through the forestry commission areas of the Argyll Forest Park.
Rather than sending your dog off to kennels it is much nicer to be able to bring your dog on holiday with you, so you can all enjoy the beautiful walks, peace and tranquillity and amazing wildlife this area has to offer. Celebrate World Animal Day by booking your short break or holiday with your pet in an area renowned for its stunning scenery and wildlife.
Autumn is such a beautiful time to visit the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. I noticed this weekend that the pink horse chestnut in the front garden at Rhumhor is just starting to show its autumn colours and soon that blush of colour will be spreading far and wide across the park. The Argyll Forest puts on its finest autumn hues, the bracken on the hills and mountains turns to rust and the loch seems to turn a steely grey as coils of soft silver mist drift along.
It always seems to be a good time to spot wildlife as it starts to prepare for winter. The stags roar across the mountains, the red squirrels are scampering around stocking up their food supplies and the seal colony here on Loch Goil seems to become more active with seals often popping up in front of the house at high tide.
Why not come and see autumn here for yourself. In October we have 17-24 October free and more availability in November. Come for a short 2-3 night break, a longer 4 night break or stay for a whole 7 days in this spacious holiday rental home. Contact us with your requirements and come and recharge your batteries in this stunning and tranquil location.
Summer is saying farewell and now you need a short break to look forward to before the hectic festive season begins.
Loch Goil is the perfect destination for a really relaxing short break, the chance to enjoy one of the few places where traffic noise means the odd car passing, and the sound of the waves on the loch and the birds are the background to your day. Still just over an hour from an international airport, this area is justifiably called the hidden jewel in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Loch Goil is stunning all year round and autumn brings its own set of colours. As the trees and the hills put on their autumn finery Loch Goil can change from being as calm and reflective as a mirror, to grey and moody as an autumn storm passes on through.
Whatever the weather, staying at Rhumhor means you have a large, comfortable and very beautiful house in which to enjoy the scenery. There are five comfortable bedrooms, a dining room looking over the loch and two lounges, one of those includes a large pool table, three sofas and two armchairs! Outside you have a decking area with picnic tables, plus your own lochside lawn and picnic table right next to the loch, ideal for those crisp autumn days when you want to enjoy some autumn sunshine. Take a look at our galleries of both the house and location and get in touch about booking that short break now.
James Bond, Harry Potter and The Dark Night Rises are among many top productions that have featured Scotland’s outstanding scenery, therefore it comes as no surprise that Scotland has just been voted Best Cinematic Travel Destination by one of America’s biggest newspapers – USA Today.
Scotland beat other popular destinations like Las Vega and New Zealand to claim the number one spot.
The rugged Scottish landscaped, iconic buildings and warm Scottish welcome has been attracting top class film makers for years and tourists flock to see locations from their favourite films.
One of the ‘must do’ train trips in Scotland is the Jacobite steam train, now known by many as ‘The Hogwart’s Express’.
It is a legendary element of the Harry Potter films, taking student wizards from London to Hogwarts school. The Jacobite train starts its journey near Ben Nevis and travels through stunning scenery to Malaig on the coast.
Guests at Rhumhor Holiday Lodge often visit one of the locations featured in the award winning TV drama Downton Abbey during their stay at the lodge.
The fairy tale Inverary Castle, home of the 13th Duke of Argyll, was the highland destination in one of Downton Abbey’s Christmas specials.
We 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.