Near Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Minard is a tiny hamlet on the road down the west shore of Loch Fyne, about 12 miles south of Inveraray (with all facilities).
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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
Double bedroom (king size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Stair Gate
- 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 heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (one basket of logs INCLUDED, additional logs may be purchased at £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. Sorry, no children or infants due to the close proximity of the loch. No smoking.
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 10% - February Half Term From 16/02/2019 to 22/02/2019
- Save 10% - Valentine's Week From 09/02/2019 to 15/02/2019
- Save 10% w/c 19 Jan 19 From 19/01/2019 to 24/01/2019
- Save 10% w/c 26 Jan 19 From 26/01/2019 to 31/01/2019
- Save 5% w/c 02 Feb 19 From 02/02/2019 to 08/02/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2019 - 07 Feb 2019||£375.00|
|08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019||£475.00|
|05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||£550.00|
|26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019||£475.00|
|10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019||£550.00|
|24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019||£595.00|
|31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019||£550.00|
|28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019||£595.00|
|30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019||£550.00|
|20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019||£475.00|
|11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||£550.00|
|01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£375.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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Fantastic cottage has everything you would need in an idyllic setting
Perfect break just what we needed.
very good but a bit on the expensive side
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.