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: 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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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 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). 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 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
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From 02/09/2022 to 05/09/2022
From 19/08/2022 to 21/08/2022
From 26/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
Changeover Day: Fri
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|22 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022||£750.00||£750.00|
|26 Aug 2022 - 15 Sep 2022||£550.00||£650.00|
|16 Sep 2022 - 06 Oct 2022||£495.00||£550.00|
|07 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||£550.00||£650.00|
|28 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£695.00||£695.00|
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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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It was a really lovely cottage. Perfect peace and stunning views - a great place for a holiday.
Stunning location, very comfortable cottage, well equipped kitchen. Great for watching wildlife. Very peaceful. Friendly...Read More
Second visit as we so enjoyed our trip last year. Everything was good as described in our earlier review.
Cottage was in an amazing loch side location, with fantastic views and plenty of wildlife on the doorstep. The cottage w...Read More
If you want peace and quiet this is the spot.
Great views over the loch and traffic free.