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Merrylee Cottage

Near Inveraray, Argyll

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Hills and lochs - that's what Scotland means to a great many people and at Merrylee Cottage you are surrounded by both.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: AR00156F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The cottage stands detached on the shores of Loch Fyne, just south of Inveraray in the west of the country with the hills of Argyll just across the road. The garden sweeps down to the lochside and the views from the windows are quite stunning. The ever-changing play of light on the water, not to mention the abundant wildlife, provide a constant source of interest.

This whitewashed, traditional Victorian cottage is at the end of the little hamlet of Minard on the road between Inveraray and Lochgilphead.

It has been beautifully renovated, furnished and equipped to a high standard by its owners, with a great sense of style. There is a cosy sitting room with an open fire to toast yourself by and there is also an additional den/sitting room with a bed settee. Having these two separate rooms is ideal if some of the party want to watch television while others want to chat or read quietly.

The kitchen is very well designed and attractive with the benefit of a separate utility room meaning that cooking and clearing up can be done in one area and clothes washing and drying can be banished elsewhere. There is a folding table in the kitchen that is useful for snatching quick breakfasts and there is a separate elegant dining room for more formal meals. Also on this level is the family bathroom that is the last word in luxury, with its large walk-in shower, separate bath, wooden floor and feature tiling.

There is a handy WC on the mezzanine landing and upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double (with king-size bed) and a twin. Both of the bedrooms are cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated in delicate, restful tones with lovely views over the loch.

Outside there is off road parking for one car beside the cottage and further parking past the Hall just up the road. Secure storage is also available in a lockable shed.

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Map & Local

This area is famous for its gardens - the National Trust's Crarae Gardens are just up the road while the Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens are at the top of the loch and the Benmore Botanic Gardens about 40 minutes drive away on the way to Dunoon.

Also close by, the Brainport Heritage Trail starts from the shore winds round the headland for over 2 miles and provides opportunities for spotting otters, roe deer, seals and porpoises. It also has a selection of lovely picnic sites.

The cottage is well placed for touring to north and south. To the south there is Lochgilphead (shops, restaurants, swimming pool etc) and the Crinan Canal with a lovely walk along the towpath. From there you can continue down the Mull of Kintyre to Campbeltown and Machrihanish, the latter of which has a famous golf course and a fabulous beach, or you can take a ferry to Arran, Gigha or even Islay. From Lochgilphead too you can head off towards Loch Awe and Oban past the Bronze Age monuments in Kilmartin Glen. Oban opens more possibilities in terms of island hopping to Mull, Iona, Lismore, Tiree and Colonsay.

To the north is Inveraray with its castle and jail, that are both well worth a visit. This picturesque village is something of a tourist honeypot and has a good selection of shops and eating places, as well as a golf course.

Walking is a given here, but fishing, riding, cycling and sailing are all available locally. Given Merrylee's lovely situation, however, you may well be tempted just to relax in the garden with a good book with a pair of binoculars to hand to spot the life on the loch.

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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.




Sitting room with open fire and Smart TV
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Dining room
Utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and table-top freezer
Bathroom with separate shower.




Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with additional payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £895.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £795.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £895.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £795.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £650.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £795.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £550.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £550.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £650.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £795.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
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28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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As noted by previous reviewers, Merrylee offers high quality accommodation. It’s a real home from home (just with bette...

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We were delighted to hear that you found the cottage very well appointed and enjoyed the wonderful views and location. T...

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Cottage lovely but bed terrible mattress needs replaced as dipping in the middle bad back by end of week. Fire can’t us...

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We were pleased to hear that overall you found the cottage lovely and cosy and enjoyed the view. The owners were very so...

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Cottage was clean, comfortable with all modern facilities in an excellent location with scenic outlook.


As always a very well appointed cottage in the most beautiful position over looking loch Fyne lovely what ever the weath...

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Very comfortable and restful. Well appointed property in amazing setting.

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