Sleeping 4 (5)
Once in a wonder, you can have it all – an outstandingly comfortable, high quality house in a breathtaking setting! Woodhouse at Minard on the shores of beautiful Loch Fyne on Scotland's west coast certainly meets this challenging spec. This is a typical, whitewashed, 250 year-old stone cottage which has been totally renovated and refurbished and is set within 45 acres of its own land in the midst of bluebell woods through which you can glimpse the sparkling clear waters of the loch. Burns (streams to the uninitiated) come gushing down on either side of the house (so care required with young children).
The interior is quite as enticing as the external setting. The spacious kitchen/dining room has a Chinese slate floor, and a Rayburn as well as a conventional electric cooker. In addition, there is a utility room and WC. The comfortable sitting room is L-shaped with stripped pine floors and a large open fireplace making it easy to imagine spending lovely cosy evenings relaxing here after active days spent walking, sailing or sightseeing. Upstairs, the double and twin-bedded rooms are comfortable and enjoy superb views of the loch. The bathroom does not have a shower, at present. A 10 minute walk along the shore will bring you to Minard where there is a shop/PO. The Brainport Heritage Trail, which passes close to the house, is a two and a quarter mile walk through the woods which are full of wildlife. The mixed woodland gives rise to a tremendous variety of birdlife in this area. Cycles can be hired at Ardrishaig (15m).
Those items which the village shop cannot supply you will be sure to find in Inveraray (12m to the north, all facilities) which also boasts a castle, jail museum and wildlife park, or in Lochgilphead (12m to the south) where there is a golf course. Near Tarbert (26m) you can, in summer, catch a ferry across to Lochranza on the island of Arran. The famous gardens of Crarae are only a few minutes up the road. The Crinan Canal is well worth a visit as it is through here that boats pass on their way from the Firth of Clyde to the Atlantic, and there are also some first-class restaurants in the area. Oban (49m) is the largest town in the region and is the embarkation point for sailings to Mull and the islands.
Heating is by electric heaters and Rayburn (included) and open fire. There is a telephone. Bed linen and towels are included. Sorry, no pets or smokers.
Accommodation (sleeps 4 (5)):
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. wc and wash hand basin.
- Kitchen/Dining with oil fired Rayburn, electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
- Sitting room with open-fire, TV/DVD, mini hi-fi and french doors to the garden.
- Double-bed room.
- Twin-bed room.
- Bathroom with bath/shower, wc and basin.