12 St Blanes Terrace
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Property is a modernized ground floor flat with excellent amenities in a peaceful village location, near the beach at the south end of the island.
This is an ideal location for all types of holiday- walking, cycling, birdwatching, painting, golfing, bowling, sailing, water sports or just simply relaxing. Mount Stuart House is only 4 miles away and is a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture.
Rothesay has a castle, museum, cinema, gardens, and a great visitor centre. There is a bowling green (visitors welcome) and great pub grub available at the Kingarth Hotel, just ten minutes walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilchattan Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 30 km, Nearest railway: Wemyss Bay 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There is a 36 in HDTV, DVD Player and a small selection of DVD's, a cd player and selection of cd's, board games and cards.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden at the rear is shared with three other properties, but the sunny patio area which has a table and 4 chairs is very private.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Central Scotland has lots to offer. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling have a colourful history and many beautiful buildings and places of interest to visit, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and the Wallace monument. There are fabulous shops and wonderful parks and gardens to wander through. The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park are a delight to explore.
Closer to Bute you can visit the pretty town of Largs with its lovely promenade and the Vikingar centre which tells of the Viking history in the area. In Argyll one might visit Inverary castle and jail or the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, both of which are easily visited on a day trip from the island. Tighnabruaich is well worth a visit either by car via the Colintraive Rhubodach ferry or by sea on a day trip on the famous Waverley paddle steamer!
The Isle of Bute is in the Firth of Clyde, only 45 mins West of Glasgow. The island is one of a group of islands which include Arran, Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. Bute is14 miles long and 8 miles wide and has been described as the "Jewel of the Clyde". With fabulous views from all around the island's coast, it provides the opportunity for a memorable and idyllic holiday.
Bute has a varied landscape, from rugged heather moorland in the north to rolling hills and farmland in the south. This variety ensures that Bute is a haven for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, birdwatching and wildlife.
Isle of Bute
Bute has been popular with holiday makers since Victorian times. The mild climate, stunning scenery, wildlife and wide range of outdoor and indoor activities are some of the main attractions.
There are many interesting places to visit on the Isle of Bute. A visit to Mount Stuart House, named as Britain's best example of Victorian Gothic architecture is an essential. The 300-acre grounds and gardens are a delight all year round with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde. Another must see, especially for children, is Rothesay Castle. The stronghold, whose circular design is unique in Scotland was used by the Stuart Kings.
St Blane's Chapel, named after St Blane, who was born on Bute in the 6th century, lies in a sheltered rocky hollow above Dunagoil on the rugged west coast, near the southern tip of the island. This is one of the most beautiful, peaceful spots on the island. It overlooks the vitrified fort of Dunagoil and the Sound of Bute and gives breathtaking views of Kintyre and the hills of Arran. Many visitors use words like 'magical' when describing this important historic location.
Ascog Hall Fernery & Garden was built around 1870 and has now been fully restored and is well worth a visit. .
Kilchattan Bay, Kerrycroy and Port Bannatyne are some of the pretty villages scattered around the island. All have something different to offer, from a 13 hole golf course and little marina at Port Bannatyne, a beautiful beach, a favourite for generations of holidaymakers, at Kilchattan Bay to the charm of the peaceful village of Kerrycroy, with its fine sandy beach and stone pier.
On the west of the island are the stunning beaches at Ettrick Bay, St Ninian's Bay and Scalpsie Bay. Ettrick Bay is a beautiful broad expanse of sandy beach, about a mile long, with superb views across to the Isle of Arran and the Kintyre peninsula, while Scalpsie Bay is home to a large colony of seals.
The town of Rothesay has a lovely Victorian promenade which is reflected in the architecture along the bay. You can enjoy tennis or squash at the meadows, have family fun on the putting greens at the esplanade gardens and bowl at the bowling greens in the town and at Craigmore and Ardbeg. The leisure centre has a 25m pool, a fitness pool and a sauna. There is a cinema and a wide range of restaurants, cafes and pubs, all serving good food.
There are three golf courses, good sea and freshwater fishing, and fabulous walks. The variety of birds and other wildlife are a delight to watch and photograph. Another popular pastime is cycling, bring your own or hire them from the shop in the town.
Bute hosts many events throughout the year. The world famous annual Jazz Festival in May is a colourful and exciting event and the spectacular Highland Games in August are a must for the whole family. The Agricultural Show and Bute Food festival are both interesting and fun! Wherever your interests lie, they can be accommodated on the Isle of Bute.
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13 Jul 2014
This is the best place ever! Swimming in the sea off the small pier every day. Fire pit on the beach watching the sun go down. Friendly locals. Great safe place for kids who played in the rock pools f… More
6 May 2014
"Fantastic value and comfort"
We stayed in this beautiful cottage for 5 nights in April and could not have been happier with the level of comfort and furnishing offered by the property. There are stunning views from the lounge win… More
21 Apr 2014
"A true home from home"
Stunning sea views, more home comforts than you could possibly want and a beach virtually on the doorstep! We stayed here for 5 nights in April and loved every minute of it. The quality of the accommo… More
27 Feb 2014
"A very homely, cosy, comfortable and clean accommodation."
We had an excellent few days on Bute visiting family. Very well equipped accommodation; clean, homely and cosy. Look forward to returning in the future.… More
7 Oct 2013
"We had a wonderful time!"
This flat is a little gem. The accommodation has a very high standard of cleanliness and comfort...a real home-from-home. We were delighted with the position of the flat, the beautiful setting and clo… More
9 Sep 2013
"Like a home from home with picture postcard views"
We had an absolutely lovely time at Kilchattan Bay. The property had everything you can expect and more for a holiday home. We couldn't fault it in any way. The views were nothing short of stunning. Literally a stones throw from the sea. Highly recommend it. We shall definitely be booking again!
27 Aug 2012
"A Lovely spot on Bute!"
Thank you to the owner of this flat who provided a quite, comfortable and welcoming place on the Isle of Bute. We enjoyed the bay and we explored the island.
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