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Shepherd’s Cottage


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Kingarth, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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With stunning views, this is an ideal location for taking in the islands wildlife and year round events.

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
: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Steep stairs to...
First Floor: With sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and Velux window.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with toilet.

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas barbecue. 1,600-acre grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring and there are drops and a small loch with beach in the grounds, ½ mile away.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2019
    Lovely cosy cottage attached to the farmhouse of a working sheep and cattle farm, nestled among the hills at the southern tip of Bute. The cottage itself is spacious and well equipped with plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 Labradors (it sleeps 4 overall). The central heating kept everything nice and toasty warm. It had everything we needed and the utility room is very handy buffer zone for wet and muddy people and dogs! If you want somewhere to get away from it all then it's ideal.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/12/2018
    The kind of cottage that (in December, anyway!) instantly makes you want to eat cake, drink tea and take a nap. Peaceful, warm, inviting, with grand views to Arran. The walks from the front door are great and Janet and Brian very welcoming but non-intrusive. Shepherds Cottage is the best part of the Isle!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    Shepherds Cottage is ideally situated for some of the best walks and interesting areas of Bute. It is very well equipped , warm and cosy with a library of local information and other interesting books. Wonderful views of Arran and terrific sunsets, quiet and peaceful. Janet and Brian were very welcoming, and accessible had we had any problems ( which we didn’t) We couldn't fault It. Lovely week.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    This is a beautifully located cottage on a working farm on the island of Bute. It is well appointed and extremely comfortable. Highly recommended for these seeking a peaceful location in a beautiful setting.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    A really enjoyable get away from it all spot. The nearest shop was in Rothesay, 10 to 12 miles away depending on which way you went so best to make a list when going shopping !

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    This is a lovely cottage in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Attractively decorated and equipped. You have to accept slow internet and being way down a one-track road, but the scenery is amazing and you are close to two of Bute's ancient sites, St Blane's Church and Dunagoil Fort. Rothesay is driveable in 15-20 min. Come here for views, history, and walks.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2018
    Loved the cottage and its location, just what we wanted, there was only two of us so would suggest more cutlery and crockery as we washed up after every meal, also would recommend renewal of some of the pans apart from that can't wait to go back..

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2018
    We loved the cottage, from the first minute. Although the location is well off the beaten track, the beautiful location more than makes up for that. If a relaxing holiday, with the chance to do some stunning walks is what you are after, then this is the place for you. I'm an author and need peace and quiet to write, Shepherds Cottage provided that. A very productive time! Enjoyed every minute. Dennis & Pauline - Derby

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2018
    Wonderful location away from it all. Really interesting things to do and things to find in the countryside where the property is situated. Great place for biking walking or just relaxing. Very friendly and helpful hosts who farm the most beautiful sheep and cows in Scotland. The house is very clean and modern but also old worldly and cosy and includes a lovely kitchen that has everything someone who loves to cook would need.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    We had a fantastic time despite the weather. It was perfect for us and the dogs. Definitely go again.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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