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: 2/4||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
If you leave the road and descend about half a mile on a 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 single bedroom is sunnily decorated and very appealing with a handy little study area and 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).
There is a very sheltered pebble beach in front of the cottage and guests 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.
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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
Single bedroom with study area.
Double bedroom (king size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED (except for use of tumble dryer in shared utility room). Heating is by biomass central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (one basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 11.5MB download and 1MB upload). Pets are not accepted. 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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£695.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£695.00||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||£550.00||£595.00|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£595.00||£650.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024||£595.00||£650.00|
|03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£750.00||£850.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024||£595.00||£650.00|
|04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£550.00||£595.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£695.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||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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The cottage was excellent: cosy, warm, immaculately clean, well appointed and in a lovely location with good walks from ...Read More
This is our 2nd visit to Garden Cottage. It is immaculate and set in a beautiful location. Mrs Marsh is on hand to ass...Read More
Fleur was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed and gave us lots of ideas of places to visit and walki...Read More
The cottage on the Loch met and exceeded all expectations.
Lovely rural and cosy cottage - we had such a nice stay here, it was so homely and warm. Lovely hosts also. Wish we coul...Read More