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This cottage is the perfect place for exploring Bute. It's good looking both inside and out. Is close to the ferry, the view is great, it's warm and welcoming (as is its owner). There are comfortable beds, a decent shower (and a bath), snuggly sofas, good kitchen etc, etc. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Bute.
Would love to stay again and did not want to leave!
We had a lovely stay at Scalpsie Bay apartment; it's a beautiful flat and the owner (Lynn) was very welcoming and attentive.
Upon arrival, there is a welcome pack outlining things to do on Bute. Whilst very useful, we felt it could have done with more information on the flat itself (for example where to find the washing machine, and what happens if the pre-paid electric meter runs out during the stay) and it's quirks (ie the shower takes a while to drain, so don't panic when you first use it!) That said, we were in regular contact with Lynn and she always got back to us very quickly.
The only other aspect which we constantly aware of was the volume of people on the grounds (maintenance) which inevitably meant them walking past the windows (Scalpsie is on the ground floor). We had to keep the blinds down until well into the morning to prevent any embarrassing or awkward moments. That said, the same windows give stunning views out to sea and to Rothesay, which we really enjoyed.
The only other thing we'd say is the tap over the sink in the bathroom could do with being bigger as it's difficult to wash your hands under.
All in all we had a fantastic week in Bute and the apartment was part of that.