New Gift Shop for Loch Goil

PineTrees Gift Shop Loch Goil

New Gift and Craft Shop Opens on Loch Goil

We are delighted to see PineTrees Giftshop newly opened in Lochgoilhead. It is located next to the village post office, opposite the village car park. The shop has stunning views of Loch Goil, however it is worth tearing your eyes away from the vista to look at all the lovely gifts and crafts on display. Most of the items are made locally, proving what a talented bunch of people live and work in the glen!

There is fine handmade silver jewellery, beautiful paintings, cards, candles and craft items. There are also plenty of souvenir Lochgoilhead items and some great books on history and walks in the local area.

We think this will be a real hit with our guests as it is the ideal place to buy souvenirs of your stay and also some amazing and unique gifts for family and friends back home.

Our best wishes to Pinetrees – we know you are going to be a huge success.


Our 7th Christmas at Rhumhor

1st Christmas Decoration
This week I’ve been unpacking the Christmas decorations here at Rhumhor. Decorating the house for the festive season is one of my favourite activities at the house, I always find Rhumhor truly magical when it is ‘dressed’ for Christmas. Whether it is putting up the little tree in the dining room or the big Christmas Arch in the family room it always feels exciting.

A Christmas Memory

As I unwrapped ornaments I uncovered a memento from our very first Christmas, a decoration given to us by our first Christmas guests. I still find it hard to believe that was seven years ago!

We feel privileged to have been able to offer Rhumhor as a wonderful home for families to celebrate their Christmas, and we always love hearing how they have enjoyed the decorations and the special festive feel the house has. Our very first Christmas guests came from Glasgow and Spain and spanned three generations and we are glad to know they still have lovely memories of their stay here.

Now as we complete our decorating we look forward to welcoming our guests this week to spend their 2017 Christmas at Rhumhor and we wish all guests, past, Christmas and future the very best time at Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Bill and Martine, Carrick Castle, Loch Goil x


Looking for somewhere special to celebrate Hogmanay?

After a hectic year it is always a treat to go somewhere special to say goodbye to the old year and then welcome in the New Year. Rhumhor offers stylish accommodation in stunning Scottish surroundings. It is only just over an hour from Glasgow International Airport. Shopping for your break is easy as Asda will deliver to your door at Rhumhor. Therefore you can indulge in plenty of festive treats and maybe some more healthy ones for the start of 2018!

Due to a cancellation we have last minute availability at Rhumhor for Hogmanay so please get in touch as this will book up again very quickly……Contact us for details…


We are pleased to confirm that Hogmanay 2017 has now been booked. However it is never to early to plan an amazing New Year with family and friends so Contact us for details of Hogmanay 2018. Rhumhor is a very special place to enjoy your festive celebrations.

Family Room December
Festive Family Room

SpringWatch at Rhumhor

Our guests at Rhumhor have been treated to their very own SpringWatch, observing these lovely baby swallows as they have grown in their nest. They are visible from both inside and outside the house and it has been a real treat for everyone to see them as they have developed, fed constantly by a very hardworking mum and dad.

This is the third year that swallows have nested in this spot, it seems to be the ideal place for them to raise their youngsters and it means we have wildlife right on the doorstep! Above the bedroom windows we have house martins nesting and in the wood along the burn both wood peckers and herons. Bill has constructed and erected an owl box in a tree behind the house, but that has not been occupied so far. Rhumhor is a wonderful place for spotting different birds, from sea birds on the loch, the golden eagles in the hills to our little baby swallows. Come and See for yourself.


Spring on Loch Goil

Spring has well and truly arrived on Loch Goil, the daffodils are out, the lambs are cavorting around the fields and glimpses of the local wildlife, red squirrels, seals and deer are becoming that bit easier as the length of the days increase.

If you’ve not visited Loch Goil before and you are looking for a stylish, quality self catering house for family and friends then contact us.  Rhumhor Holiday Lodge offers 4 Star Quality, a stylish and spacious interior, stunning views and a loch-side garden where you can enjoy the vistas up and down Loch Goil.  A professionally run holiday rental in an idyllic location, what more could you ask for?

Speak to us now about availability & rates – call 01301 703191 / 07799 780547.