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Argyll and Bute

The Argyll and Bute region has been a favourite with holidaymakers for years and it’s easy to understand why with so much beautiful countryside, lochs and coastline to admire.

The extensive choice of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute provide the perfect base for great outdoor breaks, lovers of breath taking views and those who simply enjoy relaxing holidays!

With miles of unspoiled coastline, fantastic gardens, a wealth of history and heritage and lots of fantastic opportunities to get out and about amongst lovely countryside, there’s so much on offer here it can be tricky to decide where to spend your days.

The region is perfect for walkers and cyclists who want to escape into an unspoilt landscape of mountains, forests and lochs and its extensive coastline offers visitors plenty of opportunities to get onto the water; there is excellent sailing, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing.

You’ll find holiday cottages that aren’t exactly short of beautiful surroundings that are literally right on the door step, for example take some of Argyll’s stunning gardens such as Benmore Botanic Garden, which has an incredible mountainside setting and a world-famous horticultural collection, including a stunning array of flora from all over the world or Inverary Castle Gardens and stately home on the edge of Loch Fyne covering 16 acres.

Of course whisky plays a large part of Argyll and Bute’s heritage so it goes without saying that a visit to the Oban Distillery is well worthwhile. Learn all about single malt production on the tour then maybe sample a wee-dram afterwards!

If you’re looking for something a little more active then drop by Stramash Activity Centre where you can enjoy lots of adventure and activities including kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering and more.

The landscape of Argyll and Bute is rich and varied, offering a wealth of choice and a variety of different holiday themes to suit families and couples alike. The rolling open countryside and large expanses is a delight for humans and pets alike, which will enjoy the opportunity to stretch their legs!

Visitors can choose from a great selection of cottages and will find plenty of different ways to explore and enjoy the region.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Argyll and Bute to find your perfect retreat.
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  • Fyneview

    St Catherines, nr. Loch Fyne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: 28909

    Superbly situated in an elevated position, this detached bungalow has been successfully converted to create a delightful holiday property surrounded by magnificent scenery. Accessed by a private track, the cottage has a large parking area and is surrounded by garden on three sides. The garden and decking area to the front of the property can be accessed by patio doors from the living room and offers magnificent views of Inveraray across the loch, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. For cooler evenings, the woodburner in the living room is a welcome addition. The peaceful village of Strachur is just 2 miles away and has a post office, garage, grocery store, tearoom, restaurant and pub. Inveraray is a 20-minute drive from the cottage and has many attractions including the maritime exhibition and Inveraray Castle and Gardens, the home of the Duke of Argyll. Argyll is noted for its gardens and Benmore, Crarae and Ardkinglass are all within easy reach of the property. Located just ½ hour from Dunoon and 1 hour drive from Glasgow, this property is an ideal base for exploring the area or enjoying the many activities on offer including hill walking, cycling, bird watching, wildlife spotting, angling and sailing. The owner is a member of the local golf club and welcomes up to 3 guests to join him (green fees payable). Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Garden with decked patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Bayview

    Carradale

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SLLA

    Situated in the pretty fishing village of Carradale, this spacious, detached house has been beautifully renovated and has lovely views across fields and golf course to Carradale Bay and Kilbrannan Sound. Bayview is a wonderful holiday base from which to explore the unspoilt surroundings of Carradale, the Kintyre Peninsula and the nearby islands of Arran, Gigha, Islay and Jura. The beautiful, rugged countryside and coastline can be explored through walking or cycling. Wildlife reserve, horse riding, sea fishing and sandy beaches available locally. Shop 100 yards, pub/hotel 125 yards.

    Living room with multi-fuel stove. Dining room with feature fireplace. Kitchen with range (for cooking). Sitting room with TV. External utility. Hard wood floor throughout. First floor: Front-facing double bedroom with sea views. Front-facing twin bedroom. Twin bedroom with feature fireplace. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Two DVDs (small library)
    • CD
    • Electric range (double oven) included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine, tumble dryer (external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned front garden; enclosed rear courtyard with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (4 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Bonaid

    Stronafian, By Colintraive

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: CC523133
    Bonaid is a stunning new built detached property with a commanding position overlooking Loch Riddon on the Cowal Peninsula and out to the mountains of Arran. This fabulous architect designed holiday home has floor to ceiling windows in the main ground floor rooms which provide fantastic light and offer magnificent sea loch views. The cottage has been finished to a high standard and has state of the art air to air heat recovery system, supplying the underfloor heating downstairs. The lounge has windows on three sides ensuring you can enjoy a great view when relaxing and has a vaulted ceiling making the room feel very spacious. The kitchen is fully fitted with dining area adjacent and there is a large wooden family dining table. Above the dining room has a vaulted ceiling and also enjoys the same magnificent views as the lounge. Downstairs has a double bedroom and a kingsize bedroom with en suite; the other has its own access to the main bathroom. Upstairs has a further two bedrooms with combed ceilings and velux windows. The large master bedroom has a king sized bed and en suite facilities. The property has Wi-fi and a large enclosed garden. There are some lovely walks directly accessible from the house.Seafront access can be found only a short drive away, where you can fish from the rock shoreline, or a canoe/kayak could be easily launched.

    Ground Floor: Property is heated by air heat recovery system with under floor heating on the ground floor and comprises:
    Lounge: With leather suite, TV, DVD, sky package, loch view, double height room.
    Dining Room: Adjacent to kitchen with loch view, double height room, large dining table and chairs seating 8 (more chairs available),
    Kitchen: With electric range cooker - double ovens, 5 ring hob and warming plate, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and loch view.
    Large Hall Cupboard: With washer/dryer
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, loch view, built in wardrobe, access to bathroom
    Bedroom 2: With king sized bed, loch view, built in wardrobe, en suite with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king sized bed, his & hers fitted wardrobes, en suite with a large deep bath, large shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail
    Bedroom 4: With two single beds and TV
    Landing: With large storage area and hanging space for bedroom 4

    All power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi available. Small library (books, dvd’s and games for children). Travel cot, high chair and stair gate are all available. Only one small well behaved pet is welcome.Outdoor seating and enclosed garden, there is a pretty stream running through however it has been fenced out of the main part of the garden leaving a large area for children and pets. Storage for bikes and canoe/kayak. Off road parking for 5 cars.

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  • Strathlachlan Lodge

    Loch Fyne, nr. Strachur

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26002

    In the heart of Argyll, one of the most picturesque parts of the West Highlands surrounded by mountains and forest, nestling on the side of Loch Fyne, Strathlachan is a tiny hamlet of five cottages reached by a single track road. If you are looking for a holiday location that has fabulous rustic accommodation, set amongst spectacular Scottish scenery, in a tranquil and stress free setting but still close to amenities, Strathlachlan Lodge is the perfect hideaway and one of the very few places that really will match your expectations of how a holiday in Scotland should really be. This spacious modernised cottage is set in forested surroundings with stunning views all around. It stands in its own mature landscaped gardens with three terraces, various sitting areas and private car park. With diverse scenery from mountains, glens and ancient woodlands to fresh water and sea lochs, there is a wide range of sporting and leisure pastimes which can be enjoyed in the area. If a more relaxing pace is desired, just touring around enjoying the dramatic scenery is a great way to experience Argyll and the huge number of places to visit, from small villages to castles and a wide selection of pubs, tea rooms and restaurants where fresh local produce can be enjoyed. For day trips, within easy reach are Loch Lomond, Oban, Glencoe and Fort William. Closer by are Inveraray and Tignabruich. Shop 4 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Second living room with sofa bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Spiral paddle stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor oil central heating, gas and electricity included (£25per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVDs and small library. CD. Playstation 3 and small library. Gas range. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in out building). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden, terraces and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store (bikes available).

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  • Rosmuire

    Shandon, nr. Helensburgh

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 29485

    Detached and set on a quiet farm road with own grounds of 3 acres
    Views over the Gare Loch and hills to the west
    15 minutes to Loch Lomond National Park, many nearby outdoor activities and areas of interest


    This spacious, detached, architect designed, single-storey holiday property overlooks Gare Loch and hills to the north and is set in a quiet, rural location at the top of a farm road with grounds of about 3 acres. The bungalow faces south-west and the large windows ensure this property receives good light. The enclosed garden area, with a flat lawn, is suitable for pets and children to play in. From the property is a gate that leads to the attached field with woods and a burn, ideal for walking from the doorstep and there is also a launching slip on Gare Loch for water sports. Rosmuire is 20 minutes from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. This is an ideal location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas, with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed, including walking, cycling, fishing, pony trekking and water sports nearby, as well as the West Highland Way and numerous hill and mountain walks, with about 20 munros, hills above 3000ft, within an hour’s drive. There is also easy access to golf courses including the Loch Lomond championship course. Cameron House golf and spa and Lomond Shores, offering designer shopping, loch cruises and an aquarium, are about 15 minutes away. Various nearby distilleries, including the famous Glengoyne Distillery, offer tours. Rosmuire is about 3 miles away from Helensburgh with shops, supermarket, pubs and coffee shops, and areas of interest include the Waverley paddle steamer and the National Trust Hill House, which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904. Glasgow and Stirling are 40 minutes and Edinburgh, Oban and Glencoe are 1½ hours by car or direct train. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with oak floor. 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Piano. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Broadband connection. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. 3-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Games room with table football. No smoking.

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  • Cuil Lodge

    Kilmelford, near Oban

    Grade
    8
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UK5158
    Situated in the small hamlet of Kilmelford, this detached holiday property is set in its own garden and makes an ideal base for touring the West Coast of Scotland. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, rugged glens and sea lochs, there are plenty of historic castles and beautiful gardens to explore. Kilmartin Glen is steeped in history and rich in archaeological and historical remains. The small villages of Ardfern and Craobh Haven offer some of the best marina facilities in Scotland. Sea-fari excursions from Seil Island, across the famous Atlantic Bridge, offer high adventure boat trips to the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Nearby Oban, known as the seafood capital of Scotland, has a variety of shops, a leisure centre and a very good selection of restaurants. From Oban there are regular ferries to the Inner Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Kerrera and Lismore. The area is exceptional for wildlife watching and is a hot spot for porpoise, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks. Bird watching highlights include sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins, wild otters, seals, and deer are also often seen. There are plenty of walks and outdoor activities with horse riding, fishing, cycling, golf and a variety of watersports to name but a few. Shop and café 20 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With open fire, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: With wood burner and beams.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bedroom 5: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire and wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Lawned garden. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Kames Castle Estate - Clutha

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    8
    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: 2 twin bedrooms. 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

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  • The Ranch

    Glen Massan, near Dunoon

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: UK5102
    Situated in a quiet glen within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, this spacious, detached cottage has been renovated to a very good standard, and has stunning views over the hills and glens with numerous walks available direct from the door. The large garden is home to a hot tub, which enjoys open views, and the garden has access to the riverbank.


    The Ranch is a fantastic property, a safe place to relax and escape from the trials of everyday life. With the owners living nearby, it’s also in a great location for getting out and exploring the spectacular scenery and history of the area. The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the west coast, and you can find a huge selection of native Scottish wildlife nearby, such as red deer, roe deer, buzzards and golden eagles to name but a few. The area is also rich in history; standing stones, burial cairns and rock carvings abound.


    The town of Dunoon is within easy reach, with its 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 within the Loch Lomond National Park, the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. The region boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest-covered slopes. Beach 2 miles. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, 64" Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, CD player, Playstation 3 and tiled floor.
    Kitchen: With wood burner, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, wooden floor and bi fold doors leading to garden.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.
    Separate toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, wooden floor and en-suite with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Welcome pack.Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private hot tub for 8. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river near the property, 50 yards away.

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  • Anchor Cottage

    Crinan Harbour, Lochgilphead

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SKKC

    With breathtaking views across the sheltered bay at Loch Crinan, Anchor Cottage provides wonderful bright, spacious holiday accommodation. Based at the head of the Crinan Canal visitors can wander around a network of path, lock gates, towpaths and shoreline, simply enjoying the natural beauty of this location from the quayside tea room and bar. For those wishing to get out and about this is an excellent holiday base to explore Argyll and the Western Isles and Lochgilphead is the nearest town with an array of fantastic shops and restaurants which can be reached along the canal towpath by foot or bike. Oban, 30 miles, offers boat trips to many of the isles including Mull, Tiree and Colonsay where wildlife can be seen in abundance. Oban is also home to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park. Close by are Kilmory Woodland Park which boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide, lochside views and castle and Kilmartin Glen famous for its rich historical legacy, where visits can be made to the ancient cemetery or Carnasserie and Kilmartin Castles. Crinan is also well situated for fishing, cycling, horse riding, golfing and many other activities. There are also several excellent restaurants in the area, including the renowned Crinan Hotel. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker. Utility. Conservatory. Double bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, sofa bed and French doors to Juliet balcony. Double bedroom (zip & link) with French door to Juliet balcony. Twin bedroom with additional set of bunk beds (for +2). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full oil central heating included (Winter £30 per week)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric range with 5-ring hob included
    • Combi microwave/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Small enclosed courtyard, patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Public car park 50 yards
    • NB: Significant drops within boundaries of property

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  • 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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  • Royal Cottage

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: 29388

    Stunning views

    In an elevated position above Tighnabruaich and with stunning views across the Kyles of Bute, this detached, former coach house has been tastefully renovated and offers the perfect holiday base for exploring the Cowal Peninsula. Surrounded by lochs and glens with some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, there are many leisurely walks and unspoilt beaches to explore. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities and an abundance of wildlife. You can hop over on the ferry to the Mull of Kintyre, Crinan, Tarbert, Carradale and Campbeltown. Visit the Benmore Botanic Gardens, Inveraray Jail or one of the many historic sites and ruined castles. Dunoon is within easy reach and Tighnabruaich has cafes, shops and a post office. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Second living room with double sofa bed. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Steep banks, drop, steps, terraces and stream in garden.

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  • Sky View

    Port Lamont near Dunoon

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    Ref: CC523018
    Sky View is a spectacular new build detached house, finished to an exceptional standard, with solid oak floors downstairs and oak finishes throughout. All the main rooms enjoy stunning views out to the sea, over to the Isle of Bute and Rothesay, in the distance you can see the mountains of north Arran. As the property name states it has an amazing ’sky view’, with a south facing location you can enjoy the sun rising and setting. There are ten acres of grazing farmland on two sides of the property which is located at the end of a quiet road. The lounge has a fantastic oak fireplace with a state of the art remote controlled glass fronted gas fire. The stylish white curved kitchen units are finished off with solid oak worktops and open plan to the dining area provides a fabulous living space for all the family. The sun lounge is located at the heart of the house with low windows meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view and catch a glimpse of the wildlife outside from swans to grey seals or even dolphins and an array of birds of prey. All three bedrooms enjoy the luxury of en suite facilities. At the top of the oak staircase is a beautiful glass balustrade balcony which has a superb view out through the six velux style roof windows and overlooks the sun lounge area below. With direct open access down to the shoreline you can launch a canoe or kayak to explore the coastline. Alternatively, you could just sit on a rock and try your hand at a spot of fishing. The quiet roads round this peninsula make them ideal for cycling.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With remote controlled gas fire, free view TV, DVD and radio/CD with stunning view to the sea.
    Dining Area: Open plan to kitchen with stunning view to the sea with solid oak table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and breakfast bar with 3 high stools
    Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer with good additional storage and drying area for outdoor gear.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Sun Lounge: With leather suite and stunning view out to the sea.
     

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size oak bed, TV and solid oak furniture with ’his and hers’ built in wardrobes and view out to sea and en-suite facilities with under floor heating with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and solid oak furniture with view out to sea with en-suite facilities with under floor heating, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: With two single oak beds, each with pull out single beds underneath (for + 2 - only suitable for children) and TV, DVD, solid oak furniture with countryside views and en-suite facilities with under floor heating, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Balcony: Landing at the top of the stairs with glass railing with seating giving stunning outlook to the sea and the Isle of Bute.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.  Wi-Fi internet access available.Large grassy open garden leading directly down to the shore. Patio with furniture. BBQ. Off road car parking for 4 cars. Garage parking for 1 car and could also be used to store bikes or canoes.

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