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Will you be lucky enough to catch this view across the Loch?

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Auchgoyle Bay Cottage is the perfect base to explore Argyll – the Coast of the Gaels. The cottage is in the small village of Minard, just south of Inveraray and has direct views across the ever-changing panorama of Loch Fyne. There are walks to suit all abilities from the cottage, along the shore, round the village and up into the hills to the deserted Feorlin village or a short walk away at the National Trust gardens at Crarae. The loch shore is 100 metres away, where you can launch small boats and kayaks. Inveraray and Lochgilphead offer a range of facilities including restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions. Both are a short drive away. You can explore further afield if you wish with Oban and Kintyre within easy reach, but just as easily spend a week within a few miles of th...Auchgoyle Bay Cottage is the perfect base to explore Argyll – the Coast of the Gaels. The cottage is in the small village of Minard, just south of Inveraray and has direct views across the ever-changing panorama of Loch Fyne. There are walks to suit all abilities from the cottage, along the shore, round the village and up into the hills to the deserted Feorlin village or a short walk away at the National Trust gardens at Crarae. The loch shore is 100 metres away, where you can launch small boats and kayaks. Inveraray and Lochgilphead offer a range of facilities including restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions. Both are a short drive away. You can explore further afield if you wish with Oban and Kintyre within easy reach, but just as easily spend a week within a few miles of the cottage and do something different every day.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please make yourselves at home in the cottage - we want you to feel relaxed and enjoy your stay. Please try to recycle waste in the bins provided as care for the environment is an important part of how we manage the cottage. And finally...changeovers can be quite hectic and if you're able to leave the cottage clean and tidy that would be a great help.
Bedrooms
1 Full2 Twins1 Crib
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Brian B
Hosting since August 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live next door to the cottage and aim to be there when you arrive. If we are unable to meet you we leave a key in a key safe. We are happy to provide suggestions for things to see and do and spend time talking to guests, if that is what they are keen to do. If guests prefer privacy we will respect that with only a brief check to ensure that everything matches expectations.

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Reviews (16)
j_logan
j_logan
Aberdeen, United Kingdom13 contributions
Great Stay!
My husband and I have just returned from an 8 night stay at Auchgoyle Bay Cottage. We found the cottage to be a real home from home with everything we needed - which was much appreciated. There is so much to see and do in the area which we loved and we did something different every day from taking a boat trip around Scarba to following the Brainport Trail from across the road. Brian and Becs were lovely hosts, would definitely recommend!
Visited June 2021
Written June 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you - we’re really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again.
Written June 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HDMcKinney
HDMcKinney
1 contribution
Lovely cottage in a great location on Loch Fyne
Great little cottage, was clean, tidy and had everything you would need. It's in a great location with lots to do on your doorstep, with fantastic views over looking the loch. Brian was a great host, very friendly and helpful with good suggestions on food and places to visit. Would definitely recommend.
Visited October 2019
Written November 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you. We're really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you again. Brian & Becs
Written November 17, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris Y
Chris Y
1 contribution
Auchgoyle Bay Cottage
Lovely little cottage with all you need for a holiday. Nice view over Loch from front room. Brian and Becs are friendly hosts.
Visited May 2019
Written May 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Argyll."
Written May 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dee W
Dee W
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom20 contributions
Amazing Views.
We have just got back from Loch Fyne. Auchgoyle Bay Cottage was a charming cottage, a lovely Log Burning fire which made the cottage very cosy. It was a little difficult to find as there is no name plate on the door. There are some stunning drives and walks within easy distance of Minard. First impressions of the outside of the cottage were a little off putting, it could do with tidying up. The bed was a dream, so comfortable. Brian was always available if needed.
Visited March 2019
Written March 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
We're really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for the feedback, we'll update our directions to the cottage and make it more obvious for visitors to find the cottage. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Argyll.
Written March 27, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret M
Margaret M
Carlisle, United Kingdom10 contributions
Second visit, thinking about another visit soon.
We have enjoyed our second stay at Auchgoyle Bay Cottage and it was just as good as we remembered. The cottage is really well equipped and you really do not want for anything as Brian and Becs have thought of everything, their attention to detail is outstanding. There are plenty of places to visit near by and watching the ever changing view from the cottage windows is mesmerising. Already thinking when we can come again.
Visited September 2018
Written October 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you for your such a positive review. We look forward to your next visit.
Written October 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Experience800368
Experience800368
Beatiful
We had a lovely stay at Auchgoyle Bay Cottage. A very warm welcome with treats for tea and nice flowers in every room. A nice fireplace for those rainy days.
Visited August 2018
Written August 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you for your review and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written August 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lionellette
Lionellette
2 contributions
Très bien
Le cottage est tel que décrit, avec une jolie décoration. Rien à dire sur les équipements plus que suffisants et en parfait état. Brian et Becs nous ont gentiment accueillis et ont ėtė disponibles pour nos questions et demandes de renseignements sur la région, qui est d'ailleurs magnifique. Seul petit bémol pour nous : il était un peu difficile de dormir tard le matin essentiellement du fait de la luminositė dans les chambres, et un peu aussi å cause du trafic routier (pas très intense pourtant, mais nous ne sommes pas habitués à en entendre chez nous). Ceci ne nous pas empêchės de passer un excellent séjour.
Visited July 2018
Written July 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you for your review and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit.
Written July 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

holidayqueenUk
holidayqueenUk
3 contributions
Amazing Auchgoyle Cottage
Our intention was to go away for the week and chill out. When we arrived at the cottage the weather was a bit grim, but I suppose this is to be expected in October in Scotland. We arrived to a lovely welcome tray with a box of tea cakes and a bottle of wine and ice cream in the fridge for the kids. The cottage itself was, cozy, inviting and fully equipped. The log fire was lovely as we don’t have one at home, we took full advantage of it, every night. There was a lot of information on walks in the area and about the cottage itself. There were plenty of books, games and activities to keep the kids entertained. Brian and Becs were very friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to come back to this cottage. We visited Glenfinnan whilst here and the scenery on the way was amazing. Overall we loved our visit to Auchgoyle Cottage. It was truly exceptional.😊
Visited October 2017
Written October 29, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you for such a lovely review and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit.
Written October 29, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret M
Margaret M
Carlisle, United Kingdom10 contributions
Didn't want to leave!
We felt at home in this cottage as soon as we walked through the door. We have stayed in lots of cottages but never one as well stocked as this one. The owners had thought of everything, books DVDs puzzles, games plus a lovely welcome tray and kitchen necessities. The owners were on hand to answer any queries throughout the week however we had none and the well planned file on local attractions gave us plenty of ideas how to fill our time. The views from the front of the cottage are stunning and we came home with many beautiful photos to keep us happy until we return to the cottage and the area again
Visited September 2017
Written October 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you for such a lovely review. We look forward to your next visit.
Written October 13, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

spethy31
spethy31
13 contributions
A cottage with a view!
We spent a very comfortable 4 days here with our 2 children. The cottage included everything we could have needed - a well-equipped, compact kitchen, plenty of games for children of all ages, bookcases full of DVDs, books and local guides, comfortable chairs - and beds! Not unexpected for Scotland, it rained every day. But even in the rain the views from the cottage across Loch Fyne are stunning. We would happily stay again....if we can also book some better weather!
Visited August 2017
Written August 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Becsbri
Becsbri
Thank you for your review. We'd love to have you stay again and with a bit of sunshine you'll get some fantastic rainbows on your next visit.
Written August 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Parking available
  • Private yard
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Waterfront views
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
Minard is located in mid-Argyll in the heart of Argyll and Bute, close to Inveraray the home of the Duke of Argyll and the impressive Inveraray Castle. Auchgoyle Bay Cottage is well placed for you to explore the area with Inveraray and Lochgilphead close by. There are several walks in Minard village and Forestry Commission walks a short drive away. There are also forestry tracks accessible for off-road cycling. Inveraray is a picturesque town with the Castle and Jail as the main attraction. You can explore the Castle grounds for free, including the walk up to the Dun na Cuaiche - the distinctive folly on top of the hill that overlooks the town. There are restaurants to suit all tastes in the town. On the way to Inveraray you will pass Auchindrain, a nationally important open air museum based on the historic township where you can see how the people of Argyll used to live. If you venture towards Lochgilphead you find the Crinan Canal with the tow path walk/cycle route that takes you to Crinan with views out towards Jura and the Atlantic. Kilmartin is a short drive away with the ancient standing stones, burial cairns and distinctive carved cup and ring marks. You can also crown yourself as king or queen of Scotland at Dunadd fort. There are also regular events that draw on the artistic and musical heritage of the area - for example the Artmap Argyll open studio event, the Best of the West music and food festival and Fyne Fest, the event hosted by the Fyne Ales brewery at the head of Loch Fyne.
Getting around
The cottage is located on the main bus route, but a car is normally the best way to see the sights of Argyll.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The cottage is within 100 metres of bus stops on the Scottish Citylink route from Glasgow to Campbeltown. There are several buses each way every day as this is the main route that connects Campbeltown with Glasgow.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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