On the edge of Loch Goil, Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment enjoys the stunning surroundings of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. With hills and mountains all around, this Highland guest house provides EV charging points with free parking and free high speed Wi-Fi. Each room has a flat-screen SMART-TV with DVD player, hairdryer, fridge, and tea and coffee facilities. All have either en suite bathroom or a separate private bathroom (directly opposite bedroom door), and with stunning views of the Loch and/ or hillside and gardens. A choice of continental or cooked breakfast, or one of Rowan House specials, served in the dining room. The dining room can be used by guests and it has a espresso coffee machine and a microwave. The self catering apartment has a full sized oven / grill, four ring hob and a separate microwave oven. Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment is around 50 miles from Glasgow Airport and around 60 miles from Oban, where ferries depart to the Isle of Mull. The small village of Lochgoilhead is a 10-minute drive away, with 2 pubs, a post office and village store, as well as a scenic 9-hole golf course. We both have the B&B rooms and a Self Catering Apartment. There are also outdoor exercise equipment such as, Air Walker, Arm and Peddle Bike, all of which are facing Loch Goil.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site

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Guest reviews


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High score for Lochgoilhead
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  • William
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Absolutely loved the quiet break from the city. Scotty & Anna were lovely hosts and couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast was great. Will definitely be back and would strongly recommend to anyone that wants to discover this part of Argyll
  • Sascha
    Germany Germany
    beautiful little appartment. It had everything we needed. Little kitchen, small living room with TV, also small outside sitting area. The appartment respectively the whole village is located a little remote which we liked a lot. Very peaceful and...
  • Martin
    Czech Republic Czech Republic
    Beautiful location, delicious breakfast. The view from the double room was stunning. We were looking right at the Loch Goil. The beds were comfortable and the bedding really soft. We were feeling like we are at home. The hosts were really kind and...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Scotty

Company review score: 10Based on 373 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Our aim at Rowan House is to deliver a great customer experience within an idyllic setting where the breathtaking views will attract you here and our hospitality will make you want to stay here. With a proven track record in delivering great customer experience and with 30 years in the property business, a great combination to deliver first class bed and breakfast accommodation tailored to your needs. The recent pandemic has had a significant impact on our daily lives which has shaped the way we shop, how we access medical services and of course our leisure activities and tourism. We have created our Sleeping Safe & Sound Charter that we hope will provide you with the added assurance for your forthcoming stay. The charter sets out the key measures we have taken and also the key role that you play to ensure that you sleep well and stay safe - You will be sent this 7 days prior to your arrival. When not working on your behalf you will find me out and about experiencing the wonderful walks / trails around the fabulous hills and tracks that surround the village - You can view the local scenery of Rowan House "rowanhousescotland.com" or on Facebook Rowan House B&B Lochgoilhead.

Property information

Rowan House is situated in Carrick Castle, 4:5 miles on from 'Lochgoilhead'. At the water's edge in Rowan House garden, there is room to sit and relax, listen to the birds, water and enjoy the views, you may even spot the odd seal! Guests can use available seating, and can bring disposable BBQ to the beach. This grassed garden leads onto our shingle beach, you can fish from here. There is a gated slipway should you like to bring a boat and mooring. Free parking and you can store bicycles / canoes at the rear of the house. Please note that the self catering apartment is listed as such, and all other rooms are B&B rooms - All our rooms are well equipped e.g fridges, smart TVs, and note that we have standard UK double bed sizes. Loch Goil has a resident seal colony and porpoises are seen. There's great fishing plus its sheltered aspect makes it ideal for kayaking & sailing or simply cruising. If you enjoy wildlife there are many different types of birds including Golden Eagles as well as Red Squirrels. There is a range of walks to suit all abilities through ancient woodlands, along the shore or up high among the hills. A golf course in Lochgoilhead only a few miles from Rowan House.

Neighbourhood information

The village of 'Carrick Castle' is surrounded by stunning hills and mountains located at the edge of the loch of 'Loch Goil' , We have an abundance of wildlife both on land and in the sea . Just before you get to the village there is a boat hire where you can enjoy a cruise on the loch and try your hand at sea fishing should you wish . Whilst there are no pubs or restaurants in the village, in nearby Lochgoilhead about 4.5miles from Rowan House, there is 'The Goil Inn' or 'The View' at Drimsynie where you can get an evening meal. Also not far from Rowan House there is the wonderful Boat Shed Cafe which has first class food, coffee / cakes, with great hospitatlity from Michelle and Richard - and hire a boat to cruise the loch. Around the village there are hill tracks for you to explore and take in the magnificent scenery. There is canoe/kayak hire available in Carrick Castle and a nearby golf course in Lochgoilhead. There is all-year-round free of charge fishing in the loch and fishing along the river Goil is possible with permits available from Lochgoilhead Post Office. This is a place of great peacefulness that will energise your spirit and nourish your wellbeing

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Property surroundings

Facilities of Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Room service
  • Private beach area
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Fast free WiFi 68 Mbps. Suitable for streaming 4K content and making video calls on multiple devices. Speed test carried out by the host.
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Archery
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live music/performance
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Outdoor & View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Detached
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 16:00 to 21:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 07:30 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

License number: AR00046F, C

FAQs about Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment

  • The prices at Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment is 3.7 miles from the centre of Lochgoilhead. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Walking tours
    • Private beach area
    • Archery
    • Live music/performance
    • Beach

  • Check-in at Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Guests staying at Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Rowan House B&B Rooms & A Self Catering Apartment can accommodate the following group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.