Garden Cottage

Near Inveraray, Argyll

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Minard is a tiny hamlet on the road down the west shore of Loch Fyne, about 12 miles south of Inveraray (with all facilities).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

If you leave the road and descend about half a mile on a good track through the woods to the edge of the loch, you will come to Minard Court and its two pretty semi-detached cottages, Loch and Garden. The owner's house, a little way up the track, is the only other neighbour.

Garden Cottage is most comfortably furnished with a spacious open plan living area that has been divided into three clear areas, while still remaining a harmonious whole. The comfortable seating is arranged around the cheerful open fire and behind the sofa is the dining table that is conveniently situated on the edge of the modern and attractively tiled kitchen area.

The downstairs twin bedroom is sunnily decorated and very appealing, the beds arranged across the room to make the best and most practical use of space.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. There is plenty of space in the double, which looks out on to the loch, while the twin is also an attractive and characterful room. The luxury bathroom has been renovated to a high standard and now has both a bath and a separate walk-in shower.

The cottage is quietly situated far from traffic, there are uninterrupted views to the loch at the front across to the ruin of Castle Lachlan. There is parking right at the door and also a secluded grass garden to the rear.

There is a very sheltered pebble beach in front of the cottage and a steep drop at the foreshore where an underground burn flows onto the beach (care to be taken, particularly with children). You are welcome to bring along a small boat or surfboard, although there is no jetty.

Map & Local

There is a very sheltered pebble beach in front of the cottage and you are welcome to bring along a small boat or surfboard, although there is no jetty.

There are lovely woodland walks along the shoreline or you can attempt some of the many hills in the area. The National Trust Gardens at Crarae are just five minutes up the road. You can continue south down the Mull of Kintyre to Campbeltown and Machrihanish that has golf, surfing and kayaking. If you stop at Tayinloan, you can catch the ferry over to Gigha and visit the Achamore Gardens there, or in summer you can catch the ferry from Claonaig and spend a day on the Isle of Arran.

Minard has a post office which opens in the morning for newspapers and basic requirements. Inveraray, where the castle and jail are well worth a visit and Loch Gilphead are equidistant and have full shopping facilities. Inveraray also has a golf course and there is a riding centre at Dalchenna on the way.

There is excellent fishing either from the rocks or from a boat and the area has a wide variety of wildlife including porpoises, seals and dolphins, deer and red squirrels and, of course, many sea and woodland birds.

Local Events and Attractions


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.




Open plan living area with TV/DVD, open fire, electric cooker, microwave, etc
Twin bedroom.


Double bedroom (king size)
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Stair Gate

Available Extras

Linen (Double bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Towels (per person)
Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED (except for use of laundry equipment in shared utility room). Heating is by biomass central heaing and open fire (one basket of logs INCLUDED, additional logs may be purchased @ £5 per basket). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% on Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Save 15% on New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA £350.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA £595.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 POA £595.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £375.00 POA
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £475.00 POA
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £375.00 POA
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £475.00 POA
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £550.00 POA
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £475.00 POA
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £550.00 POA
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £595.00 POA
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £550.00 POA
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £595.00 POA
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £550.00 POA
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £475.00 POA
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £550.00 POA
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £375.00 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £595.00 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £595.00 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 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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Perfect cottage in perfect location - cannot fault at all


Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot by the loch. Very peaceful, exactly what we needed. Very friendly owners.


A wonderful cottage to stay in. The cottage was everything it promised to be, the owners were very helpful and accommoda...

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable , the site was peaceful, just what we needed.


What a beautiful spot. Great cottage and really dog friendly. Will definitely be back.


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