We offer a cosy two bedroom flat with stunning views. The hallway oozes character and provides access to all rooms. The open plan living room/kitchen is situated to the rear with a lovely outlook over the shared drying green and is bathed in natural light from the two large windows and skylight to the kitchen area. The lounge area has a multi fuel stove with ample space for a dining table and chair. The kitchen comprises a storage cupboard, fridge/freezer, electric cooker, washing machine and dishwasher.
There are two generously proportioned double bedrooms to the front both of which have bay windows and lovely sea/hill views, one of the bedrooms also having the benefit of fitted wardrobes. We also have a sofa bed in the living area to accommodate more guests.
Beautifully presented and fully tiled shower room, again bathed in natural light and consisting of a shower cubicle with electric shower, wash hand basin with vanity below and WC. The property further benefits from double glazing, multi fuel burner, electric heating, shared drying green and outhouse.
We have provided books for your enjoyment. Please can we ask you not to remove from the property.
If there are any breakages please can you notify us. We understand accidents happen but would appreciate it very much if you let us know.
* Please note our flat is on the first floor so there are a few steps. Thank you
The Isle of Bute is a beautiful and friendly place and we will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Our flat is well located for access to the town, as well as the beach and nature walks. It has wonderful views of the sea from both bedrooms, we hope it is welcoming and comfortable and you enjoy your stay. Below are some useful links for further information about the Island.
Please take a look at the Visit Bute website: http://www.visitbute.com
The Isle of Bute is situated in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, to the north of Arran, and is easily accessible by regular ferry services from the mainland.
There are two ferry access ports to the island both operated by Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries.
The Waverley, the world’s last seafaring paddle steamer, also makes regular trips to Bute. You can book a trip on the Waverley here.
Colintraive – Rhubodach
There is a tiny hop of 350m from the mainland having driven the scenic route from Glasgow (approximately 75 miles by car ) and takes you along the shores of Loch Lomond and through the Arrochar Alps in the heart of Argyll. This is some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Stop at the top of “Rest and Be Thankful” and admire the view. Skirting the top of Loch Fyne, with views across to Inveraray Castle, you head south and arrive at the Colintraive ferry for the 5 minute crossing to Rhubodach on Bute. The crossings are frequent, so if you just miss the boat it’ll be back soon. Rothesay is about 7 miles from here. https://www.calmac.co.uk/colintraive-rhubodach-bute-ferry-summer-timetable
Wemyss Bay – Rothesay
The principal route to the island is by car & passenger ferry from Wemyss Bay. The crossing takes 35 mins with sailings every 45mins – 1 hour depending upon the time of day. You can’t book – you turn up and pay at the pierhead. If you’re not driving catch one of the frequent trains from Glasgow Central Station – jump on the train at Paisley if you have flown in to Glasgow Airport. https://www.calmac.co.uk/wemyssbay-rothesay-bute-ferry-summer-timetable
Travelling to Scotland by Air
Bute is handily placed for access from both Glasgow Airports and only an extra 45mins or so from Edinburgh Airport. The 2 Glasgow Airports are Glasgow International and Prestwick. Prestwick airport is actually not that close to Glasgow but it is the west of Scotland Ryanair hub with many incoming flights. There is car hire available and the connection to Wemyss Bay by road takes between 30-40 mins. If you are flying in to Glasgow International, you can also rent a car. Wemyss Bay is about 40 mins. Alternatively a short taxi or bus ride takes you to Paisley Gilmour Street station for a connecting train to the pier at Wemyss Bay.
Edinburgh Airport is also a Ryanair hub – mostly for northern European routes. The road connection to Wemyss Bay takes approximately 1.5 hrs depending on the traffic, but is motorway for all but the final 10 miles or so.
Please check out http://www.visitbute.com/cyclists-love-bute-and-vice-versa/ the popular cycle routes around the island:
*Please check the Bus timetable: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/timetable/bus
Also useful is an Isle of Bute cycle path
The post office is a 2 minute walk from the flat.
Walk southwest on Castle Street towards Quay Street. Turn right onto Quay Street, then turn left onto Marine Road. The Post Office is 250 feet along this road.
If you have any questions please contact us.