Fircliff - The House on Bute is the ideal choice for families or for groups of friends to enjoy the stunning sea views and the beautiful island.
2 steps to entrance.
Lower Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With range with double electric oven and 6-ring gas hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, freezer and patio door leading to garden.
Boot/utility room: With washing machine and storage for boots and coats.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Living room: With wood burner, 32’’ Freeview TV and wooden floor.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3/games room: With twin beds, 42’’ Freeview TV, table football, Wii and board games.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), wooden floor and en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize sleigh bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 6: With twin beds and bunk bed.
Gas central heating (underfloor on lower ground floor and bedroom 1), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.
Large enclosed lawned garden with terraces and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the garden and a drop on the terraces.
Fircliff - The House on Bute is a superb waterside, B-listed Georgian property sitting within a large and enclosed walled garden. The accommodation is over three floors with unobstructed sea views from all main rooms over Loch Striven, the Firth of Clyde and the surrounding hills. It is a fabulous setting for groups or large families to get together in the exquisitely presented rooms with many unique items of furniture and design features. The kitchen and dining area is the focal point of the house and can easily accommodate all fourteen guests round the large bespoke dining table. There are four en-suite bedrooms with showers, the master bedroom having an additional cast iron roll-top bath, one family bathroom and one cloakroom. The younger party members can be accommodated in a room with twin beds and a bunk bed. In addition a dual purpose room with twin beds can double up as a games room. The boot/utility room offers space for outdoor wear, a drying rack, a washing machine and dog bed and crate. The adjacent shoreline offers easy access to launch kayaks and other water craft. Larger boats can also be launched locally.
There is plenty to do on the Isle of Bute, from adventure experiences to watching wildlife to visiting historical sites. There are many popular walks around the island, including the West Island Way. Recommendations are given and the boot room comes into its own for wet coats, muddy boats and mucky dogs! The quiet roads lends to excellent cycling, and the house in on the route of the 5 Ferry Challenge. Fishing is available on the inland and coastal waters. Loch Fad is 3½ miles away where you can rent a boat to fish for rainbow and brown trout or pike. The loch was also the location used for the first run of the recently restored Bluebird. There are three golf courses (9, 13 and 18 holes) on the island along with a putting green in Rothesay. There are sandy beaches galore where, if lucky, you can spy ospreys, terns, basking sharks, humpback whales, dolphins and seals. The Isle of Bute has been an important island historically, with marks left on the island that can be visited, from standing stones, to the location of a Viking parliament and more recently Rothesay Castle. Mount Stuart House and Gardens offers a fantastic day visit and the St Blane’s Chapel is situated in a tranquil corner of the island. The Discovery Centre houses a 97 seater cinema with weekly showings. In the summer you can book tickets to take a trip on the famous paddle steamer The Waverley.
The nearby Port Bannantyne offers a marina, pubs, restaurant, post office/shop and petanque club. The main ferry crossing from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay takes approximately 35 minutes and for access to the Cowal Peninsula the ferry from Rhubodach to Colintraive (only a 10-minute drive away) takes only 3 minutes, both do not need to be booked in advance. There is an excellent bus service on the island. Beach 3 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub 550 yards and restaurant ¼ mile.