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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula, Argyll & Stirling Your Home Away From Home

An Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday will offer a mixed bag for visitors. On the one hand you have the peace, tranquillity and stunning views of the sea and land on the wonderful Island of Bute. On the other, the Cowal Peninsula is a great place for those who love exciting outdoor activities, particularly watersports. Whichever option you choose, an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday rental cottage will offer comfortable surroundings and all the comforts of home.

Things to Do on Holiday in Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula, Argyll & Stirling

An Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday is the perfect option for those who love nature and outdoor pursuits. It is also the ideal choice for those who wish simply to relax and recharge in some stunning surroundings. The area offers a range of outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, snorkelling, bird watching, sledding and small game hunting.

In terms of attractions, the Isle of Bute has some wonderful things to be seen including the stunning Mount Stuart House. The house was built in a neo-Gothic style in the 19th century and has extensive gardens to stroll through. Also worth visiting on the Isle of Bute is the 16th century Rothesay Castle. The Cowal Peninsula town of Dunoon has several attractions worth seeing including the 15th century ruins of Castle Toward and the largest Highland Games gathering in the world, the Cowal Highland Gathering, which takes place each year at the end of August.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula, Argyll & Stirling

If you feel the need to leave your comfortable Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday rental cottage for the day, then it is worth taking the hour and a half trip to the city of Glasgow. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is home to many great attractions including the National Piping Museum. Here visitors can learn all about the national instrument and hear pipe music at its best. Also popular to visit in the city are The Burrell Collection and the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral.

Weather in Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula, Argyll & Stirling

For those considering booking an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday rental cottage, they can expect to experience mild summers and cold winters. The warmest time of year to have an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday are the months of June, July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as much as 15°C. The colder months of the year of December and January see the temperature fall to around 5°C during the day. The annual precipitation amount for the area is 40 inches.

Travel to Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula, Argyll & Stirling

Travellers on an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday will likely land at Glasgow Airport (GLA) which is approximately 85 miles away from the area. Air operators offering affordable, regular flights include British Airways, BMI, easyJet, BMIbaby and Flybe. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX) and Southampton(SOU). Once you have landed at the airport, it is easy to reach the Isle of Bute via ferry from the mainland (at Wemyss Bay and Rhubodach) which takes only 35 minutes.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful, comfortable, well equipped house.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We usually have a family getaway in early January. In recent years we have visited Rothesay on Bute but this year decided to go somewhere different. There were seven of us and a dog. The house had enough bedrooms to give us private space but the communal areas were large and allowed us all to sit in comfort. The kitchen is very spacious and sitting for breakfast and dinner was relaxing. The house was spotless and equipped with everything we needed including umbrellas and torches (essential in January). Initially the house felt a little cool but by evening it was very cosy, so much so that we had to open the windows. The views from the house, especially the upstairs lounge, are stunning. The local shop and pub are within 5-10 minutes walk. We walked to Portavadie and to nearby scenic beaches. These are easily reached by car within 10 minutes drive. I would like to thank Adrian for allowing us to share his home. He was helpful beforehand and even phoned to make sure we had arrived safely. I would thoroughly recommend this house to any family or group of friends wishing a relaxing holiday in a beautiful unspoilt area of Scotland. It is very likely that we will visit this house again soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage for a short break on Bute

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                                                                                                      The cottage is well situated close to the seafront and only a 15 min walk from the town centre. Everything was as described, Helen was prompt in addressing queries, and the main living area didn't feel crowded, even though we were 4 adults sharing. The place always seemed warm and we adjusted the heating if we needed to - it worked fine. Our only negative comment is that the cottage isn't really equipped for cooking. As we were on the island over New year, we planned on making meals rather than eating out as we weren't sure what was open. On arrival however, we realised that there are only a couple of pots and pans and, although there are a few utensils, the kitchen isn't really up to anything more than the basics. Still, it's only an issue if you want to cook and we made do! Otherwise everything was grand and we would stay again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Total relaxation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at Monzie villa. We were there over New year, 6 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of room for everyone. The views over Loch Long from the living room were spectacular and the kitchen was a great space not only to eat but also to play games and chat. The apartment was always toasty warm and really well equipped. I would definitely come back again maybe in the summer so I can enjoy more of the Argyll countryside.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016