This superb, detached property for up to 24 guests, is an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Bute with rolling hills, moorland, beaches and wildlife.
Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands and straddling the Highland Line, this spacious, detached, country house with large deck boasts stunning views over the open water and lies in a rural location, just a few yards from the shoreline. Most rooms enjoy sea views, the 9 bedrooms each have a TV, and three have a DVD player. Chandlers is full of elegance and charm and enjoys a cosy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar, which can be stocked to your requirements. The music room has a grand piano, guitars and amps for budding musicians, while the impressive dining room can easily seat 20.
A popular destination for fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, and is only 3 miles away. Relax as you explore the gently, undulating hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute offers varied landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer. Scalpsie Bay which is set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals.
There are many historical sites to visit including the standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age Fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute, and is open to the public along with its beautiful gardens, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig.
There are many events throughout the year, including the famous annual Jazz Festival, the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals; whatever your interest it can be found on the Isle of Bute.
Catch the ferry for the 5-minute trip to Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula and explore Argyll’s Secret Coast where you have easy access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or head north to Inverary and beyond. Take the ferry from Portavadie over to Jura and Islay, and Tarbert where you can explore Kintyre. The house is licensed for weddings and many extras can be arranged such as catering, prior to arrival direct with the owner. Beach 40 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Lounge/music room: With electric wood burner, electric coal-effect fire, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, Wii with dance board, large chess board and a selection of games.
Kitchen: With gas/electric range (12-ring burner, triple oven and industrial grill), three microwaves, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
Separate toilet 1.
Separate toilet 2.
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Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, double sofa bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, trundle bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With double bed, TV and en-suite with corner bath and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed, double sofa bed, TV and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With double bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
Bedroom 7: With double bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
Bedroom 8: With double bed, TV and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 9: With twin beds, trundle bed, TV and en-suite walk-shower and toilet.
Gas central heating, electric, bed linen, and Wi-Fi included. Two travel cots and highchair. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £500.