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 just a few yards from the shoreline. Most rooms enjoy sea views, the nine 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.
Spacious living room with electric woodburner/music room with electric coal-effect fire. Dining room. Kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Study. Bar. Snug. Two separate toilets. Stairs or stair lift to first floor: Four double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Four double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin on request), additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet, two with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms have a TV, and most rooms have sea views.
- Elec woodburner and elec coal-effect fire inc
- Gas, elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Two t/cots
- 42" Freeview TV
- Four DVDs
- iPod dock
- Gas/electric range (12-ring burner, triple oven and industrial grill) inc
- Three m/waves
- Large lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture
- Ample parking
- Welcome pack
- Pets free of charge
- No smoking