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St Blanes House

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Kilchattan Bay, near Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute
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A grand waterside venue for special occasions and corporate away days with abundant outdoor activities and places to see.

Ideal for large family gatherings and celebrations, this spacious, detached holiday house on the Isle of Bute was previously a hotel and occupies a prime position on the water’s edge, with spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding islands, showing the west of Scotland at its very best. If you can drag yourself away from the mesmerising views from the windows of St Blanes House, then there is plenty to do on the Isle of Bute. The island has been named as one of National Geographics ’Top10’ global adventure trips. There are many breathtaking scenic walks: the West Island Way Walk starts in the same village and the Kelspoke Trail meanders behind the house over the heather covered hills and takes in the glorious sea views.
There are three golf courses on the island, cycle tracks, horse riding, kayaking and lots of wildlife to see. For those interested in fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers anglers an opportunity to fish for rainbow trout while those with a passion for sea angling are spoilt for choice. Close by is Mount Stuart House, an extravagantly decorated stately home. It is said to contain more marble than any other building in the British Isles and has become a popular location for wealthy celebrity weddings including Stella McCartney and JB Gill from the band JLS.
A few miles away is the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional Victorian seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. It still has its ancient castle, built to fend off the Vikings, and a museum. From Rothesay harbour trips can be taken around the islands on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer ship in the world. Further along the coast is the pretty harbour town of Port Bannatyne. There are also other sites such as St Blanes Chapel and Ascog Fernery to be found. The island attracts many annual festivals including the Jazz Festival in May, T in the Port in June, ButeFest, for music and food in July, the Bute Highland Games in August and the Baird Festival of Flight in September to mark the first ’All Scottish, heavier than air, powered flight in 1910’, just a few years after the Wright brothers first flight in France. At the north end of the Isle of Bute is a wee car ferry that provides easy access to the Cowal Peninsula and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the Highlands of Scotland.
The house is located in the small village of Kilchattan Bay, it has a glorious sweeping sandy beach where children and dogs can run freely. A small stone pier near the house is suitable for launching small boats and jet skis into the beautiful clear sea. It has a post office and a pub with good food, 1 mile away (they run a free courtesy mini bus). St Blanes House aims to be one of the best self-catering venues for family get togetherness, corporate away days, weddings or parties in Scotland. It has a large games room with a table tennis table, pool table, darts board, lots of toys and board games etc. In the living room is a selection of musical equipment, drum kit, guitars, microphones, amplifier, keyboard, trumpet, karaoke machine and even flashing lights. The dining room has hosted many weddings in the past when it was a hotel. Weddings can be performed by prior arrangement with the local registry officer and catering can be organised. All the bedrooms are themed to add a bit of fun and interest to your stay. You can arrange for a dog walker and cleaner (at cost) to visit during your stay to ensure everyone has a chance to relax! Beach 25 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Living room with tiled floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area. First floor: Second living room. Games room with kitchen area. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft four poster), both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, stairs to further 3 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional bunk, leading to further bunk with additional bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double (5ft), two with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one leading to 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room and open fire in dining room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Seven Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Two electric cookers. Microwave. Washing machine. Two dishwashers. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with table tennis, pool, darts, Playstation and board games. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby
    Fishing Nearby
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2017
    A great place for a good get together, a well equipped house.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017
    We had such a fantastic time in this brilliant house. Loads of space, games and equipment. The bar was just so much fun for a wee birthday cocktail party, and we made full use of the instruments too.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2016
    Wonderful house. Well equipped, very clean and great decor. Kiddie friendly. Thoughtful owners who have done all they can to make your stay relaxed and comfortable. Love!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2016
    We had wonderful time, the facilities in the house were excellent. The whole family were very pleased with the house and are looking forward to staying again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/10/2016
    Celebrated 50 th birthday with family.The owner Helen is fantastic, giving you loads of detailed info before hand and had arranged a welcome / birthday hamper which i thought was a lovely touch.My son had left a work folder which they very kindly posted down to us.Fantastic family house, well equipped to cater for the amount it sleeps. Garden area great and was enjoyed by all. The beach opposite was great for crabbing , sandy bits further round the coast, 2-5 mins walk. The bedrooms were extremely grand and once in and the door shut you couldn't hear anything going on in the rest of the house. Bar area was a hit enjoyed by the young to the old. The pub at the end of the road is 5* food and very helpful and friendly staff,( minibus collected us :)).If your wanting a peaceful getaway , no hussle or bustle of everyday life in beautiful scenery, then this is for you or on the other hand a place to party then it fits that bill as well.Big Thumbs up.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2016
    Absolutely ideal place for our 2 yearly family gathering. So very well equipt, very comfortable, wonderful attention to details in all the rooms. All the children catered for no matter the weather with bikes, garden, goals to indoor pursuits (if the weather isn't kind) like art and crafts. The bar area is such an addition. A wonderful place and we appreciated all of it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2016
    The pictures on the web do not do this magnificent house justice. It has everything and more that you need for your stay. Immaculately clean and very well maintained considering the age of the house. We can't wait to visit again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2016
    Excellent accommodation just as described, owner very helpful and seems to have thought of everything one could want on a family holiday. House wonderfully equipped

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2016
    St Blanes is a wonderful place. We had a great family reunion there. The house is very comfortable. The views to the front are spectacular. The house is very well equipped and has been tastefully restored. An ideal venue for a holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    St. Blanes House is a fabulous property in a stunning location. The house has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday. The owners have thought of just about everything. The rooms are amazing and the whole house is very comfortable. It's very relaxed and relaxing, without being so pristine that the family, kids and dogs could run around, play and enjoy everything without worrying about ruining the house. We had a wonderful holiday and couldn't have asked for better accommodation or location.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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