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Shepherd’s Cottage

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Kingarth, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute
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  • Over 30 years experience
  • 98% of guests would book again

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With stunning views, this is an ideal location for taking in the islands wildlife and year round events.

Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands, straddling the Highland Line, this semi-detached holiday property boasts stunning views over the Kyles of Bute. Shepherd’s Cottage offers walking direct from the door, with the beach within walking distance. Explore the gentle hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. A compact island, Bute offers a variety of landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards, roe deer; Scalpsie bay, set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals. There are many historical sites to visit including standing stones at Ettrick Bay and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. With many events throughout the year, including the now famous annual Jazz Festival and the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals, whatever your interest it can be found on Bute. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. 1600-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. Bike store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Drops, small loch and beach in grounds, ½ mile.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    A beautiful isle, would definitely stay at cottage again. Janet and Bryan very helpful and friendly . Welcome package wonderful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    We just wanted to get away from it all, we couldn't have chosen a better place, the owners of the cottage were there if you needed them but left you alone when you didn't. The peace and tranquility of the place was astonishing, if your looking for that kind of holiday this is the place for you. Our dog had the run of the garden which was fully enclosed so we had no worries of her getting out, needless to say the dog enjoyed it as well, being a bassethound she is seldom of the leash but here at the cottage and a couple of beaches we found she was free to investigate every nook and cranny. Beautiful island, nice people, lovely cottage. And yes I would definitely go again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2017
    A wonderful place to stay. We would recommend it to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    Beautiful peaceful relaxing place

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2017
    Amazing scenery and great walking from the front door.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2016
    The cottage is very remote and compared to other cottages we have stayed in this one lacked a friendly feel. We were quite alarmed when the owner contacted us approximately 4-5 weeks before we were due to stay to ask if we could move our dates or reduce to 4 days; we were unable to do this due to work commitments. On arrival the welcome pack mentioned in Cottages4u was non-existent and we therefore had to unload and immediately go back into the village to buy basics eg milk and bread. The write up about the cottage says wi-fi and internet access but this was non-existent. We also took my mother-in-law with us and she was disappointed that the cottage was particularly cold, although in a folder it mentioned that the thermostat could be adjusted by the owners, but they were not there that weekend, and indeed we did not see them at all during the week. We were therefore confined to the lounge area when in the cottage using the log burner to keep warm. With regard to equipment we only had one tea towel for the week and the towels were well used and hard; once again if we had known this beforehand we would have either looked at alternative accommodation or brought our own towels. Overall we did enjoy the week and maybe we chose the wrong week as the owners obviously had other commitments, which appeared to be of a higher priority for them.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are very disappointed to read this review which is so out of place amongst all of our other high scores of tens from our other guests, and certainly not in keeping with the Customer’s Choice Award we received last year. We are particularly sorry that this guest and her family remarked that we were not there to deal with any of their concerns, as, although we were away on the night of their arrival, I personally went and knocked on the door to welcome them to Shepherds Cottage when we got back to the farm on the Sunday. I gave the usual welcome and told them to call at the farmhouse if they had any questions – we were at home for the entire week and available to help. We were particularly upset to find that after our guests had left, the biomass boiler had failed and there had evidently not been heat in the cottage. This is something that we would have attended to immediately because the cottage has always been described as cosy and warm by all our previous guests. We do feel therefore saddened that this has resulted in a negative review when we would have been more than happy to sort any problems at all. It was particularly unfortunate for our guests that this week, BT had decided to try to install Super-Fast broadband to the south end of the island and managed to cut us off completely by doing so. Again, this is something of which we were unaware and we would have made provision for use of the satellite if it had been an issue and had been communicated to us. We would welcome the guest and her family to visit us again, in the hope that they may experience the true welcome that Shepherd’s Cottage and the Isle of Bute has to offer.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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