This was a family weekend as my husband, and his cousins (who live near Dunoon) were celebrating a joint 65th birthday with a ceilidh on the Friday night at the Uig Hall. We rented the Coach House with our daughter and her husband and arrived quite late on the Thursday evening. We were met by the son of the owners as unfortunately his mother was unwell. He gave us a warm welcome and much information about where to eat that evening and where to do a bit of shopping to provide ourselves with the basics and kindly left us his phone number in case we had any problems. Luckily the little supermarket at the nearby petrol station had a few things and I guess that another time we would shop in Dunoon at Morrison's, for more variety, before driving around to Kilmun but the petrol station was adequate for that time.
The property seemed rather cold as we entered but it soon warmed up when we put the room heaters on. We used the two double bedrooms and found that there were electric blankets on the beds, also upstairs there were spare blankets in the airing cupboard. We were quite comfortable at this property and there were plenty of different places to sit to enjoy the lovely views across the loch. At meal time (and we really only took breakfast at the property) the kitchen was stocked with cutlery, plates and mugs and it was lovely to sit in the big conservatory to eat and drink. On our last evening we invited our cousins and wives in for a coffee and were very happy to have such a nice space to entertain them.
For our first meal we went to The Cot House Inn which is next to the petrol station and this had lovely food reasonably priced with a friendly atmosphere. There is a seafood restaurant a couple of doors away which the son recommended but at the time of writing this was only open on a Friday and a Saturday. You have to bring your own wine when eating there. Not far from The Cot House there was a café called Sheila's Diner, which has received good reviews on this site but we did not have time to go there. When we were not with our relatives we went for a tour around the Rest and Be Thankful, which is on the other route to Glasgow if you did not get the ferry. This is very beautiful to see. We also visited the Benmore Gardens which were well worth a visit with some spectacular redwoods and other plants to see in a large park. There are also many walks around the area.
I would come back to this property again if we were with the family but probably not for just my husband and myself as it is spacious and it would be particularly nice in the summer.
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