Loch Fyne, near Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Sometimes, it all comes together - the sublimely comfortable, high specification house in the location to die for! Woodhouse at Minard on the shores of lovely Loch Fyne on Scotland's west coast surely fits this particularly demanding bill.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
A traditional, whitewashed, 250 year old stone cottage which has been completely renovated and refurbished, it stands in some 45 acres of its own grounds, surrounded by bluebell woods, through which sparkle the limpid waters of the loch. Gurgling burns tumble down on either side of the house (care required with young children).
The interior of the cottage is just as enticing as its external setting. The spacious kitchen/dining room has a Chinese slate floor and electric Aga, as well as a conventional electric cooker. With two comfortable sitting rooms there is a plenty of choice of where to relax.
The first is a comfortable L-shaped sitting room which has stripped pine floors and a large open fireplace which conjures up instant visions of cosy evenings in after busy days of walking, sailing or sightseeing. The second generously proportioned, double-height sitting room is very bright and airy. It takes full advantage of the stunning location with the almost full length gable-end windows providing a breathtaking view over the loch. The exposed oak beams add character to the room and the sizeable wood-burning stove ensures its warmth and comfort.
Also on the ground floor, in the sizable extension, is a modern bathroom with bath and shower, a delightful twin bedroom and a double bedroom with en suite shower.
Upstairs, in what is the original part of the property, is a further double bedroom, a twin bedroom and another bathroom with bath and shower. All in all, the space and flexibility offered by the cottage is the perfect match for an area of the west coast that really does offer something for everyone.
The village of Minard, where there is a shop/post office, is just 10 minutes walk along the shore. There is also the Brainport Heritage Trail, a two and a quarter mile woodland walk (where wildlife abounds) which passes close to the house.
The mixed woodland means that the area is particularly rich in a huge variety of birdlife. Bicycles can be hired at Ardrishaig (15 miles).
For more serious shopping than the village shop can provide, Inveraray (all facilities) with its castle, jail and wildlife park, is just 12 miles away to the north, or Lochgilphead, where there is a golf course, is 12 miles to the south.
From Tarbert (26 miles) there are sailings to Lochranza on Arran. The famous Crarae Gardens are just up the road. Also worth visiting is the Crinan Canal, through which boats pass out from the Firth of Clyde to the Atlantic and there are some excellent restaurants in the area. The largest town in the area is Oban (49 miles) the starting point of sailings to Mull and the islands.
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.
Large sitting room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with electric Aga, built in electric hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, etc.
Utility area with washing machine and tumble drier.
Double bedroom en suite shower room, WC and wash basin
2nd Sitting room with open-fire.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
Bed linen is INCLUDED. Wifi INCLUDED subject to provider. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters, wood burning stove and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
Please note: Due to the cleaning requirements around COVID-19, towels and tea towels are not currently being provided at the cottage so please ensure you bring your own along with you.
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£995.00||£995.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£750.00||£895.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£995.00||£995.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£650.00||£795.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£650.00||£795.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£750.00||£895.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£750.00||£895.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£750.00||£895.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£650.00||£795.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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Fabulous house with amazing views. Great location for our relaxing new year break.
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Fantastic home in a wonderful location. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
Wonderful house - very comfortable with great character and atmosphere, in an outstanding lochside situation.
The cottage was in a superb location- Right on the lochside. It was very quiet and secluded. The layout of the cottage w...Read More