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  • Gareside Lodge

    Shandon, nr. Loch Lomond

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: UVS

    Close to Loch Lomond, this light and airy cottage style accommodation has French windows, woodburning stove and small secluded walled garden. Excellent walking and cycling. Gareloch is just down the lane with a launching slip, ideal for canoeing, windsurfing, dinghies and fishing. Loch Lomond National Park and golf course, 15 minutes. Monro’s, Cobbler 20 minutes, Ben Lomond 40 minutes. Helensburgh 10 minutes, Glasgow 45 minutes. Shop 2 miles.

    Living room with tiled floor and beam. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds).

    • Woodburning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, electricity underfloor heating (downstairs) and panel heaters, by £1 coin meter
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking

  • Shepherd’s Cottage

    Kingarth, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29164

    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. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Drops, small loch and beach in grounds, ½ mile.

  • West Loch View

    Tarbert

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41956

    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 with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Satellite TV. Shared laundry facilities. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 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.

  • Esplanade Court, Kerrera

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UPZ

    A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
    For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

    Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Seafront 50 yards

  • Stonefield Farm Cottage

    Glen Massan, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W41637

    Panoramic views / Set in National Park

    A warm charming holiday cottage situated in a quiet glen within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This converted stable is attached to the working farmhouse and has spectacular panoramic views of the Holy loch and beyond over the Firth of Clyde. Dog walking and cycling routes direct from the cottage. It is a good place to observe wildlife including red squirrels, buzzards and deer. It forms an ideal base for touring Argyll with the Benmore Botanic Gardens, clay shooting, quad biking, golf and fishing close by. Dunoon (8 miles) has swimming pool, cinema and shops. Local restaurants and loch side pubs are also worth a visit. Shop 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. 4-ring hob. Microwave. Freezer. Picnic table. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced river 77 yards away.

  • Bannatyne Cottage

    Near Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523179
    Bannatyne is a 19th Century detached lock keeper’s cottage carefully renovated to 21st Century standards. The Crinan Canal is known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’ and when you stay at Bannatyne Cottage, you’ll see why! This nine mile waterway link through the Kintyre Peninsula is completely surrounded by incredible scenery, and connects to the white sands and clear waters of the Inner Hebrides and Western Isles. The small hamlets of Cairnbaan, Tayvallich and Achnamara are close by and there are plenty of walks, cycle paths and watersports to enjoy.

    The history in the area goes back more than 5,000 years. Pre-historic ‘cup and ring’ marks carved into the rocks of Kilmartin Glen have been puzzling archaeologists for generations. Nearby there’s the impressive Iron Age Dunadd Fort, from which the ancient kings of Scotland surveyed their realm. The intriguing and sometimes strange history of Scotland comes vividly to life at the internationally-acclaimed Kilmartin House Museum.

    There’s plenty to see in the wild, too. Eagles hunt overhead as seals bask on the beaches. Nearby Knapdale is home to the Scottish Beaver Trail, so there’s always the chance of seeing one gnawing on a tree trunk somewhere!

    Destinations by ferry from Oban include Mull, Staffa, Iona and Colonsay, while from Kennacraig you can reach Gigha, Islay and Jura. Dolphins, diving birds, puffins and even the occasional basking shark can be spotted from the many boat trips on offer. Lochgilphead is seven miles away with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars, whilst Tarbert, Inveraray and the Mull of Kintyre are accessible by car.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, multi-fuel burner, 22" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    One step to...
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden. Unfenced canal, 15 yards.

  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Ash

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30907

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

  • Auchendennan - Rose Cottage

    Arden, Alexandria

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: SRRG

    "Stunning cottages in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park..."

    Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, these stunning holiday properties have been lovingly restored and furnished to provide wonderful retreats. Auchendennan Farm Cottage (SLLX) is a single-storey holiday cottage; within the house there is a large family sauna which can be used as an ideal way to unwind. Outside on the sun decking, there is a sunken hot tub which is large enough for all the family and powerful enough to give tired muscles a proper massage. Rose Cottage (SRRG) is a single-storey conversion adjoining the owner’s farmhouse. Combining modern and traditional furnishings, the property boasts a superb hot tub and external sun decked area for relaxing and unwinding. Burnbeag (SVVE) is a stunning, detached cottage to the rear of the steadings and has a stream running through its private enclosed garden, which has a decked area and hot tub. Courtyard Studio (SVVD) is a single-storey barn conversion set in the courtyard, behind the main house. Chestnut Cottage (SXXO), Willow Cottage (SXXP), Primrose Cottage (SXXQ) and Ivy Cottage (SXXR) are all pretty single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottages, with open-plan living areas and a cosy, wood-burning stove.
    In summer, Loch Lomond’s ancient oak woods ring with birdsong. Look out for redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers. Ospreys are summer visitors to the loch and nearby Lake of Menteith. In the high country of Breadalbane, golden eagles may be seen soaring over mountain slopes richly carpeted in alpine plants. Watch out for porpoises and seals and glimpse Loch Lomond’s herd of fallow deer as they bound through the trees. Loch Lomond and Loch Earn are some of Scotland’s prime venues for sailing and water-skiing, while the rivers Balvaig and Teith are popular with canoeists. The Teith is also a great salmon river and one of many places popular with anglers. For golfing enthusiasts, the famous courses of Loch Lomond are just a short distance from the property, with an abundance of courses for all standards within easy reach.
    Walking is a popular pursuit, from gentle low-level strolls to strenuous mountain climbs. Ben Lomond, Ben Lui, Ben Ime and Ben Vorlich are among the 21 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). The West Highland Way stretches from the edge of Glasgow to Fort William, hugging the banks of Loch Lomond and passing through the spectacular mountain scenery of Strathfillan. There are great opportunities for cycling on and off road on National Cycle Network Route 7, which passes through the National Park from Balloch to Killin. Cameron House, the 5 star golf/spa resort is just minutes from the property where one can enjoy fine dining, day spa packages and championship golf. Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, loch cruises and an aquarium. The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by car boasting award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries and concert venues, designer shopping as well as many tourist attractions including the breath-taking Edinburgh Castle. Shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Living room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Full central heating by woodchip biomass boiler included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Decking with open shrubbed garden and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Hot tub
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine tumble dryer
    • Shared utility with freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared 42-acre natural and wooded grounds
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in shared grounds

    Note: Auchendennan Farm Cottage ref SLLX may be booked with Rose Cottage ref SRRG to sleep 10 people

  • Dunadd Farm - Comgall

    Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 23696

    These holiday properties are located adjacent to the owners’ home, beside the river, at the foot of Dunadd Fort, an historic monument associated with the Kings of Scotland since the Iron Age. Forming part of the original farmstead they have been tastefully furnished offering an ideal base to explore Argyll and Bute with its varied rugged coastline and beaches. On the edge of the Knapdale and Kilmichael forests there are miles of walks and cycle tracks as well as exploring the nearby Crinan Canal, 3 miles. For the more adventurous, there is sailing, fishing (loch and sea) and riding nearby. The village of Kilmartin with its museum, many Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments and burial cairns and the Standing Stones of Kilmartin Glen is only 2 miles away with Lochgilphead, 4 miles, giving access to Loch Fyne and Inveraray, 28 miles with its castle and jail. Exploring northward takes you to Oban, 35 miles, a busy fishing port and gateway to the isles with ferry services to several islands. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Access to tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river, 15 yards.

  • Woodsman’s Cottage

    Loch Eck near Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523164
    Woodsman’s Cottage is a delightful, semi-detached holiday cottage, perfect for friends or family who want to spend time together in this beautiful location. With Loch Eck literally just across the road, and with a private mooring, perfect for small boats and canoeing, and daily fishing permits on the loch (at cost) it’s great for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. Red squirrels and woodpeckers are often seen in the garden. From the front of the house there are spectacular views of the loch and of Beinn Mhor. You can walk from the back garden through the gate (a bit of an adventure!) and along the ridge to Puck’s Glen, a beautiful woodland walk with a charming waterfall, or use the car park nearby. Benmore Botanic Gardens are a short drive away, and another lovely outing could be a visit to Inverary with its famous castle and jail, possibly stopping at Loch Fyne on the way. Oban, Ben Nevis, Glencoe and Fort William are all excellent day trips, or you might like to try a spot of quad biking, about six miles away. The village of Strone is close by and has a 9 hole golf course. Nearby Dunoon is a pretty town with many shops, restaurants, a swimming pool and a cinema, and is known as the ‘gateway to the highlands and islands’. There is good sea fishing. The property is also well situated for those wishing to visit the World’s biggest Highland Games event in Cowal. This annual event is one not to be missed with Highland dancing, pipe bands and plenty of entertainment for all the family.

    After exploring the area you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and admire the view or curl up with a book in front of the wood burning stove. This is a cottage for all seasons. There are stunning local walks and cycle rides in the vicinity, or you could take a trip to the Isle of Bute or the Kyles of Bute. Blairmore and Strone Golf Club (open to all) is about eight miles from the cottage and affords spectacular views across Holy Loch.

    Ground Floor: The property has seven steps to the entrance, electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and loch views.
    Dining room: With French door to the garden and woodland views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and woodland views.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and loch views.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for woodburner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Ash

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30909

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

  • Kames Castle Estate - Catan

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SSBH

    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 and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electric central heating included
    • 24" Freeview TV
    • Freezer
    • Patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • 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

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