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  • Kames Castle Estate - Clutha

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SSBA

    Situated in a wonderful coastal location in Kames Bay on the east side of Bute, the lovely traditional stone cottages that form Kames Castle (refs SSBA, SSBB, SSBC, SSBD, SSBE, SSBF, SSBG and SSBH) are situated in approximately 19.5 acres of woodland and parkland and provide a superb, secluded location.
    Within the estate there is a wonderful B listed, 18th century walled garden containing a listed Victorian greenhouse with productive vines, tennis court, river running through and plentiful walks and wildlife to observe. The estate lies only yards from the shore and boasts views to the Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven, and to the Cowal Peninsula beyond. A small car ferry is only 5 minutes along the coastal road providing easy access to the Cowal Peninsula, and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the highlands of Scotland.

    Kames Castle dates from the 14th century, at which time it was the seat of the Bannatyne family, whose roots can be traced back to the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland. The Bannatynes of Kames were believed to be chamberlains to the Stewart kings when Bute was part of the Royal Estates, and the title of Lord Kames was bestowed on William Bannatyne in the 19th century, before it came into the possession of the Marquess 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 Walks and the Kelspoke Trail are close by and take in the glorious sea views. There is an interesting 13-hole golf course at Port Bannatyne. Kingarth has a 9-hole course, with views towards Arran, and there is a scenic 18-hole course in Rothesay, with views from Canada Hill towards Loch Striven and The Kyles of Bute. Bute is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pleasant mild climate. Outdoor enthusiasts have numerous opportunities to enjoy coastal and hill walking as well as cycling on the quiet roads and tracks around the island. Anglers enjoy a choice of freshwater and sea fishing on hill lochs and the Firth of Clyde. The area is notable for its sailing on the famous Kyles of Bute, which is a National Scenic Area. Tighnabruaich and Colintraive to the north, and the Crinan Canal and Tarbert to the west, are centres of lively sailing activity throughout the season. There are marinas and sheltered moorings in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

    A couple of 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, the Baird Festival of Flight, and 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 to France. 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 celebrity weddings. Days out to Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily managed by the train link from Wemyss Bay. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living room with electric woodburner. Large kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to patio. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Play room with TV.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Partial gas and ’Economy 7’ central heating included
    • Cot, travel cot and high chair on request
    • 24" Freeview TV
    • Xbox 360
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Children’s toys
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared lawned garden
    • Shared 19-acre natural grounds with walled garden and parkland
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, varied distance of 25 yards to 250 yards away

  • Chestnut Cottage

    Innellan, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: 24325

    This spacious detached modern holiday home is situated in an elevated position and located in the village of Innellan on the Cowal Peninsula which is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity. Offering an excellent level of accommodation throughout and boasting stunning views over the Firth of Clyde, the property provides an ideal holiday base from which to unwind and explore the surrounding area. Stroll along the shore to the village centre where there is a shop/post office, pub, hotel and restaurant. Also in the village there are horse riding stables, a golf course, tennis courts and crown green bowling club. 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. Located only 10 miles from Loch Lomond National Park the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Stereo/CD. Gas range. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine (in utility). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Large veranda. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: There are 20 steep steps to sloping garden.

  • The Boathouse

    Isle of Kerrera, nr. Oban

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 30963

    In a truly unique location on the beautiful Isle of Kerrera, this detached holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic seaside setting. Well furnished and equipped, the Boathouse is perfect for nature lovers, sea kayakers, groups of walkers, bird watchers and anyone who loves remoteness and extraordinary scenery. It is ideal for relaxation in the day where you can watch the goings on at the marina just in front of the house, or in the evenings when you can look across to the lights of Oban, and if you are lucky, catch the Northern Lights in the winter. The owners will collect guests, food and luggage from the town pier. Guests are welcome to bring their own boats (by arrangement) and moor them at the marina. The layout and facilities make it ideal for families or friends wishing to share a holiday. Kerrera has a very small shop, bar/grill restaurant and a café. Whilst situated on an island it enjoys the benefit of a peaceful location but is only a few minutes’ ferry ride to the bustling harbour town of Oban (known as the ‘Seafood Capital of the UK’) with its restaurants, shops, tourist attractions and access to Argyll and the Inner Isles. Shop, pub and restaurant (Apr-Sep) 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural spring water supply. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden. Sea frontage 50 yards.

  • Island View Lodge

    Tarbert

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W41957

    Ideal touring base/Elevated loch views

    Situated in a small lodge park and boasting elevated, panoramic views over West Loch Tarbert to the islands beyond, these luxury single-storey, detached holiday lodges are furnished to a good standard and offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Close by there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura - all of which are well worth the visit. Jura, one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides, is an ideal place to go for peace and quiet and some great walking. Islay is a great place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a Wildlife Information Centre. The picturesque Crinan Canal offers beautiful, peaceful walks and Lochgilphead has indoor sports facilities, horse riding, golf and cycling. Close to the traditional town of Tarbert with an attractive little bay backed by rocky hills, where both fishing and sailing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Bed linen included. Two satellite TVs. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).
    Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

    Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

  • Airy Cottage

    Kames, Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC523017
    This lovely detached cottage sits within the village of Kames on an elevated position, facing east. The property has an enclosed decked area to the front, where you can enjoy your breakfast as the sun rises over the Kyles of Bute. The cottage is close to the essential amenities; only a gentle stroll from the local village shops and post office and a hotel with pub and restaurant is down by the shore. The cottage dates back to the 1850’s and offers great space for the extended family with ground floor lounge and an additional TV room on the first floor. There is a separate dining room which sits 8 (table can be extended) and it has a lovely working open fireplace. The large kitchen has all the modern appliances you need - even an 8 slice toaster - so no one needs to wait for breakfast! There is a large grassy garden (1 acre), which can be enclosed, and is shared with Carnethy Bungalow next door - a great property to book together with Airy Cottage to accommodate the gathering of up to 12 family and friends.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal effect fire, large flat screen TV, Sky HD, DVD, wireless broadband and radio.CD
    Dining Room: With open fire.
    Kitchen: With electric range style cooker with 5 ring hob and 2 ovens, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
    Shower Room: With electric shower over French bath (sit or stand only), WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, hairdryer and ipod docking station with radio.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed featuring original fireplace and decorative old stove, ipod docking system with radio.
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds.
    Bedroom 4: With two single beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    TV Room: With decorative fire place, 2 sofa’s, TV, DVD, video. Wii console with motion plus and stereo system.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. First supply of coal and logs provided. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi available.Large, enclosed garden with furniture on decking area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Castlehill Upper Villa

    Campbeltown

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC523093
    Castlehill Upper Villa is situated in the heart of Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula.  This modernised upper villa is located in a grand sandstone building occupying the first and second floors.  The first floor has an amazing open plan living space which is 115 square metres, with large floor to ceiling windows.  This room accommodates a kitchen area, dining and lounge with space for everyone and more to spare! The main bathroom is also located on the first floor and then on the second floor, is the four bedrooms.  The rooms and corridor have sloping ceilings.  The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite facilities.  The bunkroom is idea for children and a further two rooms provides space for more family or friends to stay. You are within easy walking distance of all amenities with a variety of bars and restaurant to choose from.  It is only a gentle stroll down to the harbour and the seafront.  There are plenty local shops and a couple of larger food retails.  There is a swimming pool with leisure facilities and small charming cinema all again, easily reached on foot. 

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Private main door entrance, porch with space to store bikes/golf clubs etc

    First Floor: Very large open plan living space (115sq metres) with seven floor to ceiling windows (each 1 metre wide by 3 metres tall) and comprises:
    Lounge: With seating space with Free sat TV, DVD and radio/CD player which is connected to built in ceiling speakers.
    Dining Area: With large table and chairs for seating 10 people
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
    Bathroom: With shower over double width bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed (located at the top of the stairs)
    Hall Cupboard: With washing machine
    Coombed ceiling corridor (some restricted height) leading to three further bedrooms.....
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, TV monitor and DVD
    Bedroom 3: With bunk beds, TV monitor and DVD
    Bedroom 4: With king size bed, Freesat TV and en suite with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair available.Large landscaped garden with seating and large wild meadow. Ground floor porch with space to store bikes/golf clubs etc. Property within walking distance of many amenities and the harbour and seafront. Off road parking for up to 3 cars.

  • The Farm House

    Ford, nr. Kilmartin

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W4316

    Close to Loch Awe

    Situated in 20 acres of gardens and wooded grounds, part of a 900 acre estate, which is approximately 1 mile from the village of Ford, at the south western end of Loch Awe, this delightful detached farmhouse offers the holidaymaker ’home from home’. This area is renowned for its archaeological sites and sites of historical interest. Fishing, walking and sailing are all available on the doorstep whilst further afield are golfing and horse riding. The property is also an excellent base for touring this popular part of Argyll. Oban, Lochgilphead, Crinan Canal and Inveraray are all close by. 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. 1 single bedroom with en-suite toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin (one can be double), 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Stream on estate grounds.

  • Drumore House

    Bellochantuy near Campbeltown

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: UK5007
    Situated a short walk from the shoreline, this spacious detached house is located adjacent to the owner’s home and is set along Kintyre’s stunning west coast. It boasts unrivalled views across to Gigha and the Paps of Jura in the distance, and is a tranquil retreat from which to explore the surrounding area. Surrounded by an abundance of natural wildlife, the clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of interesting wildlife. The Machrihanish Bird Observatory is located nearby at Gauldrons beach and is fantastic for watching migratory birds. 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 a harbour, with an annual regatta and music festival. The town is well-served, with supermarkets, independently owned 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. 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 is one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides. 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, fishing and water sports.

    Ground Floor: The property has solid fuel central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with wood burner, 50" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Open to...
    Games room: With wood burner, pool table, table football, darts and sea views.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV, sea views and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with bath and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burners provided. Cot, two travel cots, two highchairs and two stairgates available. Welcome pack.Large paddock. Courtyard with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Alexandra Apartment

    Oban

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC523160
    In an enviable location on the seafront of the bustling harbour town of Oban, with stunning sea views across to the Isle of Kerrera, this second floor apartment has been tastefully furnished and is very well equipped. It is ideally placed for those wishing to explore the west coast by day and sample the variety of restaurants and bars in the evening. Oban is known as the ’seafood capital of the UK’ and the ’gateway to the isles’. It is also home to the magnificent McCaigs Folly which towers above the town and it boasts a leisure centre and cinema. From the pier, regular boat trips leave for the inner isles, including Mull, Iona and Staffa, or a shorter 10 minute boat trip to the Isle of Kerrera makes a great day out. Argyll is steeped in history, with breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of wildlife. Thrill seekers can enjoy a sea safari trip to catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales and eagles, as well as the famous Corryvrekan Whirlpool. Forest trails offer leisurely walks, or mountain biking and a variety of other outdoor pursuits are available locally including kayaking, sailing, golf and fishing. Both Fort William and Glencoe are easily reached, are steeped in history and offer some popular climbing and skiing routes. Other places of interest include the Kintyre Peninsula, Kilmartin Glen and Inveraray. Bus and train terminals are within walking distance of the apartment.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Smart TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven and gas hob range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Public car park, 10 yards (at cost). No smoking.

  • Aldersyde

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC523083
    Aldersyde is a large detached traditional stone built house sitting on the hillside overlooking the quiet coastal village of Tighnabruaich on the Cowal Peninsula.  Aldersyde has space for all the family to spread out and enjoy their holiday.  There is a games room with table tennis and pool table, plus a small children’s playroom with toys and games.  The kitchen leads into the lounge which provides a very sociable area for everyone to be together.  There is one bedroom downstairs and three further bedrooms upstairs.  The two double bedrooms upstairs have a view to the sea.  The large garden is fully enclosed with a lawn to the side. The sea front is within 200 metres, at the bottom of the hill and the village shops and eateries are only one mile away.  The small selection of local shops includes a grocery, cafe, post office, bank, gallery, craft shop and hotels with pub and restaurants.  There is a local 9-hole golf course, tennis courts and a sailing school which you can see from the house. 

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises;
    Lounge: With electric ’stove effect’ fire, Satellite TV, BT Sports, DVD and video with views across to the Kyle of Bute
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob and microwave
    Utility Area: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Children’s Play Room: With a selection of children’s toys 7 games
    Games Room: With table tennis , pool table and TV/DVD
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2; With double bed, TV and view to sea
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and view to sea
    Bedroom 4: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair provided. Stair gate available. Good selection of toys, games & DVDs/Video’s.Enclosed garden with outdoor seating. Off road parking for 4 cars. NB: Property only 200m from the sea front.

  • Lyall Cliff - Firthview House

    Dunoon

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    5
    Ref: 30804

    Lyall Cliff is a group of two holiday properties in a beautiful location directly on Dunoon Promenade, within 10 minutes’ easy walk of the town centre. Firthview House (ref 30804) is a spacious semi-detached house and Lyall Cliff Cottage (ref 30805) is an adjoining cottage. Dunoon, the main town of 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, Dunoon’s 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 the great outdoors - particularly walking, hill walking, 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 10 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 5 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. Beach 15 yards. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Second living room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, each with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. 28" Freeview TV. Dishwasher. Ample parking. No children under 4 years.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

  • Kames Castle Estate - Kames

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SSBD

    Situated in a wonderful coastal location in Kames Bay on the east side of Bute, the lovely traditional stone cottages that form Kames Castle (refs SSBA, SSBB, SSBC, SSBD, SSBE, SSBF, SSBG and SSBH) are situated in approximately 19.5 acres of woodland and parkland and provide a superb, secluded location.
    Within the estate there is a wonderful B listed, 18th century walled garden containing a listed Victorian greenhouse with productive vines, tennis court, river running through and plentiful walks and wildlife to observe. The estate lies only yards from the shore and boasts views to the Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven, and to the Cowal Peninsula beyond. A small car ferry is only 5 minutes along the coastal road providing easy access to the Cowal Peninsula, and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the highlands of Scotland.

    Kames Castle dates from the 14th century, at which time it was the seat of the Bannatyne family, whose roots can be traced back to the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland. The Bannatynes of Kames were believed to be chamberlains to the Stewart kings when Bute was part of the Royal Estates, and the title of Lord Kames was bestowed on William Bannatyne in the 19th century, before it came into the possession of the Marquess 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 Walks and the Kelspoke Trail are close by and take in the glorious sea views. There is an interesting 13-hole golf course at Port Bannatyne. Kingarth has a 9-hole course, with views towards Arran, and there is a scenic 18-hole course in Rothesay, with views from Canada Hill towards Loch Striven and The Kyles of Bute. Bute is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pleasant mild climate. Outdoor enthusiasts have numerous opportunities to enjoy coastal and hill walking as well as cycling on the quiet roads and tracks around the island. Anglers enjoy a choice of freshwater and sea fishing on hill lochs and the Firth of Clyde. The area is notable for its sailing on the famous Kyles of Bute, which is a National Scenic Area. Tighnabruaich and Colintraive to the north, and the Crinan Canal and Tarbert to the west, are centres of lively sailing activity throughout the season. There are marinas and sheltered moorings in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

    A couple of 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, the Baird Festival of Flight, and 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 to France. 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 celebrity weddings. Days out to Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily managed by the train link from Wemyss Bay. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove. Large dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • Oil Aga included
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared lawned garden
    • Shared 19-acre natural grounds with walled garden and parkland
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, varied distance of 25 yards to 250 yards away

    Note: Can be booked with Ninian (ref SSBF) and Blane (ref SSBC) to accommodate 14 guests.

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