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  • Harbour House

    Crinan, Lochgilphead

    Grade
    8
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UEJ

    With magnificent views across the Sound of Jura, Scarba and Mull, this listed building, dating from 1815, stands at the water’s edge in a sheltered peaceful bay known as Crinan Harbour. Attached to the owner’s home, it retains many original features, to provide very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation on three floors. Perfect for family holidays, the house boasts an established garden with a sitting-out area overlooking the bay.
    Fascinating walks from the house allow visitors the opportunity to explore this area of great natural beauty and to observe the abundant local wildlife, including small red deer, owls, otters and seals. Harbour House is also ideally situated for all forms of boating, sailing, canoeing and diving, and there is a small slipway in front of the house for those wishing to bring their own boats. The famous Crinan Canal flows into the sea just around the corner, and offers quayside coffee shop and bar. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel.
    From Crinan, a walk or cycle ride along the canal towpath leads to Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig (7 miles), and Lochgilphead (7 miles) where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, a sports centre, swimming pool, and 9-hole golf course. Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views, and Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses as well as renting out bicycles and golf equipment.
    There are many places of interest to visit, including the prehistoric linear cemetery at Kilmartin Glen. Island trips to Mull, Iona and Staffa can be made from Oban (30 miles). Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Sea fishing can be arranged and there is fly fishing within 3 miles. Boat trips and riding are also available locally. Shop 7 miles.

    Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen/breakfast room. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars only), additional parking 75 yards foc
    • No smoking
    • NB: Drop in terraced garden

  • Anchorage House

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    8
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: 30649


    Located in the quiet and picturesque coastal village of Tighnabruaich, with facilities including local shops and restaurants, this spacious, upper Victorian villa boasts stunning views over the open water to the Kyles of Bute. Known as ’Argyll’s Secret Coast’, Tighnabruaich is tucked away in a small corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, this is an area of stunning natural beauty, with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. ’Argyll’s Secret Coast’ is packed with places to visit and things to do, and sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Explore the forests and coastline by foot, bike, kayak or boat. Abundant with wildlife, with deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and even, if you are very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. A short drive takes you to Portavadie, with its marina and the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. Horse riding and fishing nearby. Beach 20 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    14 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Kitchen. 5 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft four poster), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation 2. Wii. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Rothmar West

    Machrihanish, Campbeltown

    Grade
    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: SNNK

    This substantial stone-built house is located on the coast overlooking the world famous Machrihanish Championship Golf Course and the Atlantic Ocean. One of a pair, the holiday property offers stunning views over Machrihanish beach and the Inner Hebridean islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. Glasgow is only 20-30 minutes’ flying time from Machrihanish Airport, which in turn is 10 minutes’ driving time from the property. British Airways operate two flights daily, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. Campbeltown is one of a handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a whisky producing region and is home to the Campbeltown Single Malt - at one point having 34 distilleries and proclaiming itself the whisky capital of the world. The town boasts two distilleries as well as a museum, heritage centre and harbour, with an annual regatta and music festival. Other attractions in the burgh include The Wee Picture Cinema and a recreation centre (fitness centre, swimming-pool, café and library). The town is well served with supermarkets, independently-owned local shops and excellent hotels and restaurants offering the finest local produce. The surrounding area is well known for its fine beaches, unspoilt countryside and scenic walks, with the addition of the Kintyre Way making this an ideal location from which to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, including Skipness Castle, the village of Carradale, the Mull of Kintyre and Gigha. Lying just off the west coast of Kintyre, the Isle of Gigha offers a pleasant day trip. Within a short distance there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Jura, one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides, is an ideal place to go for peace and quiet. Islay is great for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a Wildlife Information Centre. For the outdoor enthusiast there is walking, cycling, loch and sea fishing and watersports in abundance. Shops 3 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room with open fire, wooden floor and sea views. Dining room with tiled floor. Simple kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. All bedrooms with wooden floor. Bathroom with wooden floor and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full oil central heating included (November-March £75per week, £50 per short break)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed lawned rear garden with furniture; large front lawned garden
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • Ballochyle Cottage

    Dunoon, Argyll

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: 26273

    Located a mere 5 minutes from the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park this spacious semi-detached holiday cottage is one of four dwellings created from a restored courtyard farm steading and is located within a quiet private estate. Woodland walks are available directly from the door and it is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities with a magnificent diversity of scenery boasting dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. Providing a tranquil location to either relax and escape from the trials of everyday life, or a fantastic base from which to explore the spectacular scenery and history of the area. The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the West Coast and there you can find a huge selection of Scottish wildlife. Red deer, roe deer, buzzards and golden eagles to name but a few. The area is also full of history. Standing stones, burial cairns and rock carvings abound. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. An abundance of outdoor activities are on offer with sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and more. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Second living room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with toilet. 1 twin bedroom. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (two 5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, two with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and gas included (£35per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural woodland. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: River in grounds (150m).

  • Rhubodach Estate - Rhubodach House

    Rhubodach, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: SVVT


    With stunning views over the Kyles of Bute, these detached holiday properties (refs SVVT and SVVU) lie just yards from the shoreline, with the housekeepers on site in a separate cottage. Bute offers lush, fertile and rolling hills, craggy, heather-covered moorlands, and sandy beaches around the coastline; it is a haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Historical sites include standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Events hosted include the annual jazz festival, Highland games, agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Large hallway. Large comfortable living and dining room with open fire. Spacious kitchen with gas aga (for cooking), open fire, dining area, tiled floor. Utility, tiled floor. Games room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with large power shower (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor (stairlift from utility to en-suite bedroom). Two double bedrooms, each with seating area; one with 5ft bed, one with 5ft 6in bed, en-suite bathroom, roll-top bath, double basins, bidet, toilet. Bathroom, shower attachment, bidet, toilet. Annexe (across courtyard, not suitable for young children on their own): Double bedroom with 5ft 6in bed (for +2). Twin bedroom (for +2). Bathroom, shower attachment, toilet.

    • Full LPG central heating April-September £25per week, October-March £50 per week
    • Three TVs (two Freeview)
    • Two DVDs
    • PS3
    • Gas Aga included
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming calls only
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with pool table, table tennis, darts
    • Garden furniture

    • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • iPod dock
    • Lawned garden
    • Shared 28-acre natural woodland grounds
    • Catering and packed lunches available by arrangement
    • Fresh eggs available
    • Guided walks by arrangement
    • Additional cleaning by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Loch frontage

  • Enmore Beach House

    Dunoon

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: CC523180
    Located close to Dunoon Promenade, this spacious lower conversion boasts superb sea views and is within walking distance of the town centre. Dunoon, the main town on the Cowal Peninsula and the south-western gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is one of the Firth of Clyde’s foremost resorts. Local attractions include Castle House Museum and Gardens, the Bishop’s Glen, Dunoon Ceramics, Morag’s Fairy Glen, a swimming pool and leisure centre, Cowal Golf Club, tennis, bowling, and the extensive scenic promenade. Cowal (the area between Loch Long and Loch Fyne) boasts excellent opportunities for exploring the great outdoors - particularly walking, hillwalking, and cycling. The Kyles of Bute and Tighnabruaich, with the beautiful sandy beach at nearby Kilbride Bay, should not be missed! The ‘Arrochar Alps’ in northern Cowal offer some of the finest hillwalking in the southern Highlands, and the ’Cowal Way’ (Portavadie-Arrochar) and the walks at Kilmun Arboretum and Loch Eckside are particularly recommended. The highly popular October walking festival, known as Cowalfest is now firmly established as a highlight of the year in the Cowal calendar, with all walks graded and numbered. There are also cultural and social events to accompany this event, which usually lasts about ten days around the middle of the month - a must for walkers! Excursions on the famous paddle steamer ’Waverley’ are available direct from Dunoon pier up to five days each week during the season, and are highly recommended and extremely popular. The wonderful Benmore Botanic Gardens near Lock Eck provide an idyllic setting for a fascinating day out.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With sea views.
    Lounge area: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With gas/electric range, electric double oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, 28" Freeview TV, sea views and en-suite with shower and WC (Jack and Jill, shared with main house).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With slipper bath, shower and WC.
    Shower room: With shower and WC (Jack and Jill, shared with bedroom 1).

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared BBQ. Ample parking. Pet welcome- to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

  • Finchairn Farmhouse

    Ford, nr. Kilmartin

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: SXXZ

    This holiday property is situated in a stunning, private, elevated position looking over Loch Awe and the ruins of Finchairn Castle. It has a square enclosed courtyard to the back of the property and a large garden to the front which is bordered by a dry stone wall with far reaching views across the loch. This detached, multi-storey farmhouse is located on Ederline Estate, a family-owned working hill farm, covering around 13000 acres of stunning scenery. The estate is made up of woodland, far reaching moors, 22 lochs; all with wild brown trout which guests are welcome to fish with a fly (£10 per day), and on Loch Ederline guests can fish for pike, perch and roach. Wildlife in the area is legendary, with red and roe deer, pine martens, foxes and red squirrels often seen. The famous Scottish wildcat and otter are also common but not seen as regularly. Golden eagle, osprey, peregrines, black and red throated divers and many other rare species all nest on the estate. The area is rich in history and archaeological sites, with the main concentration in the Kilmartin Glen only a short distance away. On the estate itself there are two ancient chapels and a castle to be explored. Activities include kayaking (£10 per half day, £15 per full day), local pony trekking, and in season, stalking can be arranged. The numerous forest trails and Crinan Canal tow paths are ideal for walking and cycling. Short ferry crossings to Islay, Gigha, Mull and Arran are easily made, or the Kintyre Peninsula offers white sandy beaches and some of the best golf courses in Scotland. There are an abundance of good restaurants in easy motoring distance of Ederline Estate which cater for all tastes with some excellent sea food. Shop and pub 5 miles.

    Living room with wooden floor and wood-burning stove. Dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility. Games room with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip & link bed, wooden floor and en-suite walk-in shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds; one with wooden floor. Bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet. Walk-in shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Two freesat smart TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • ¾-acre lawned front garden with furniture
    • Rear enclosed courtyard
    • Shared 13000-acre landscaped grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead - sheep country
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lochs, streams and burn in grounds

  • Caddleton Farmhouse

    Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban

    Grade
    12
    5
    3
    4
    Ref: UNP

    "Stunning locations in breathtaking scenery..."

    In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local Slate Islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
    The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
    The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

    Large carport with dry, level access to large games room/cloakroom leading to spacious living room and well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen, 4-oven Aga, low level ceramic hob, combination microwave, dining and sitting areas and open fire leading to large conservatory overlooking the garden and sea. Larder. Utility room. Drying room. Cloakroom. Twin bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet (suitable for disabled). Large sitting room with piano, open fire and stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet. Second double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Second twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two steps up to very spacious attic-style twin bedroom with two additional full-size single beds (for +2).

    • Full oil central heating included
    • Child fireguard
    • Baby alarm
    • Two Sky TVs
    • Aga included
    • Combi microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Food processor
    • Large garden with patio
    • Garage space
    • Children’s play area with sand pit
    • Games room with table tennis, small snooker table and darts
    • Piano
    • Kennel available
    • Wheelchair access – facilities for the disabled Category 1 (ground floor only)
    • NB: Fenced stream outside garden and drops within grounds

    • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Freezer meals and food available at cost
    • Over 3,000 acres of grounds
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Use of hard tennis court
    • Fly fishing
    • Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
    • Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
    • Private water supply
    • NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds

  • Auchinellen House

    Ford, nr. Oban

    Grade
    13
    7
    3
    2
    Ref: W8036

    Overlooking Loch Ederline

    Enjoying an elevated position with magnificent views and overlooking Loch Ederline, this detached Victorian house is ideal holiday accommodation for family holidays. This spacious and pleasantly furnished property is situated in 20 acres of gardens and wooded grounds and is part of a 900 acre estate. It is one mile from the village of Ford, at the south western end of Loch Awe in the Kilmartin Glen which is rich in historical and archaeological sites and has some excellent restaurants. Explore the ruins of Carnassarie Castle, or fish in Loch Awe. Oban is the ferry terminal for day trips to Mull, Coll and Tiree or travel south towards Lochgilphead. Stabling for one horse available on request depending on availability. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Library. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, 3 twin (one can form double bed), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in library included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Stream on estate ground.

  • Ardlamont Estate - Ardlamont House

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    16
    8
    2
    5
    Ref: 30410

    Amidst a stunning secluded location with a 1½ mile private beach, this really is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or family celebrations and is just 4 miles from the nearest villages. Nestling in 460 acres of unspoilt natural woodland, Ardlamont Estate is ideal for large parties and weddings. It is located in an area of stunning natural beauty with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is packed with places to visit and things to do; sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Abundant wildlife can be spotted such as deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and if you’re very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Loch Lomond National Park is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls and hidden caves. Portavadie with its plush marina and restaurant is approximately 5 minutes’ drive away, or you can catch the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. The historic Ardlamont House is a classical example of a Scottish country house, dating back to at least 1646 when it became the ancestral home of the Lamonts, one of Scotland’s oldest clans. Sumptuous public rooms with blazing open fires, and elegant four-postered bedrooms makes this ideal to enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Beaters Cottage is stone-built with many original features, The Dovecote and Doocot offer a romantic retreat for couples. Chauffeurs and Coachmans are situated in the east and west wings of Ardlamont House with their own private entrances. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    4 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Laundry room. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Two bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet. Seperate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one 5ft four poster, one 4ft four poster, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room, dining room and 3 bedrooms (initial fuel included). Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Electric aga. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared 460-acre natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to beach 500 yards.

  • Chandlers

    Ascog, nr. Rothesay

    Grade
    20
    9
    2
    9
    Ref: SSBK

    Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands and straddling the Highland Line, this spacious, detached, country house with large deck boasts stunning views over the open water and lies just a few yards from the shoreline. Most rooms enjoy sea views, the nine bedrooms each have a TV, and three have a DVD player. Chandlers is full of elegance and charm and enjoys a cosy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar, which can be stocked to your requirements. The music room has a grand piano, guitars and amps for budding musicians, while the impressive dining room can easily seat 20.
    A popular destination for fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, and is only 3 miles away. Relax as you explore the gently, undulating hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute offers varied 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 and roe deer. Scalpsie Bay which is set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals.

    There are many historical sites to visit including the standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age Fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute, and is open to the public along with its beautiful gardens, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig.

    There are many events throughout the year, including the famous annual Jazz Festival, the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals; whatever your interest it can be found on the Isle of Bute.

    Catch the ferry for the 5-minute trip to Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula and explore Argyll’s Secret Coast where you have easy access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or head north to Inverary and beyond. Take the ferry from Portavadie over to Jura and Islay, and Tarbert where you can explore Kintyre. The house is licensed for weddings and many extras can be arranged such as catering, prior to arrival. Beach 40 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with electric woodburner/music room with electric coal-effect fire. Dining room. Kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Study. Bar. Snug. Two separate toilets. Stairs or stair lift to first floor: Four double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Four double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite shower room with toilet, two with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms have a TV, and most rooms have sea views.

    • Electric woodburner and electric coal-effect fire included
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • High chair
    • 42" Freeview TV
    • Four DVDs
    • iPod dock
    • Gas/electric range (12-ring burner, triple oven and industrial grill) included
    • Three microwaves
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

  • St Blanes House

    Kilchattan Bay, nr. Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    25
    9
    3
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    Ref: 30836

    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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