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Tranquil Ambrisbeg Cottage Isle of Bute Scotland escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Ambrisbeg Cottage is a stone cottage which has been renovated to a high standard. The property is semi-detached with the owners but with private entrance, garden and parking areas.

It is in a secluded and rural location surrounded by peaceful farmland with beautiful country views. The spacious cottage has a large bedroom with a king-size bed, a fold-up bed, double size bed settee and cot so would be ideal for families or groups or for a romantic getaway.

There is a large garden with furniture for relaxing on sunny days, eating al fresco or having a barbecue.

Close to the cottage is the Quien Loch with breath-taking views to the Arran hills. Here you can hire a boat for fishing or watch the fantastic variety of birdlife from a hidden birdhide. One mile away is the stunning sandy beach of Scalpsie bay ideal for seal watching, beach combing and swimming.

Bute golf club is a beautiful 9 hole course and only a 5 minute drive from the cottage. Don't forget your walking boots to walk the Bute Island way which is the best way to explore the islands varied landscape from hills to coastal paths to rugged moorland. Bikes are available from us to explore the islands quiet roads.

For cosy pub lunches and evening meals you can't beat the Kingarth Hotel and it is only a 5 minute drive from the cottage. Rothesay is only 10 minutes by car too.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Scalpsie 2 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow Airport, Nearest railway: Wemyss Bay
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is spacious and modern.

Kingsize bed, double bed settee, fold-up single bed and cot available. I pod docking station, radio, CD player, DVD's, games and lots of books too.

Beautiful garden and private parking area

Garden furniture

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

West coast of Scotland is beautiful with rugged scenery and romantic views. Secluded and tranquil ideal for appreciating nature whether it's deserted sandy beaches, woodland walks or meeting the friendly locals in the local pubs.

Isle of Bute

Bute is ideal for appreciating the great outdoors. Wonderful walks and cycles to enjoy on quiet moorlands, beaches and lanes. There are 3 golf courses on the island and two lochs for fishing.

Mount Stuart House is not to be missed with beautiful gardens and restaurant.

Rothesay is a harbour with local fishing boats and yachts. Boat trips can be taken throughout the summer and the Waverley steamer will take you to other islands. There are shops for all your needs in Rothesay and many places to eat.

There are many events throughout the year including the Highland Games in August and Jazz festival in May.

Glasgow is a 50 minute journey by train and from here you can get connecting trains to Edinburgh and Stirling

all close enough for day trips.

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19 Aug 2014


"Highly recommended"

We had a lovely five night stay with our baby and the cottage was perfect. Beautifully kept house and garden with everything you could need for a relaxed stay. Very welcoming owners. We would definite… More

10 Aug 2014


"Delightful cottage and beautiful surroundings"

Just home after our third visit to Ambrisbeg cottage. We stayed there in 2012 and 2013 for 2 weeks each year. This year we could only manage a week due to work and we had a great time as always.The ac… More

14 Apr 2014


"nice cottage + nice island = lovely week's holiday."

Very nice stay on the isle of Bute. Cottage very nice. Our 14 month old enjoyed running around in it. Rothesay swimming pool nice for a rainy day. If blessed with a sunny day pick one of the islands … More

15 Sep 2013


"Fabulous, we'll be back!"

Ambrisbeg is a lovely cottage owned by a lovely couple - Cathy & Robert. It is spacious, clean, in good condition and well equipped. The countryside is there to meet you as soon as you walk out the do… More

5 Aug 2013


"Peaceful, beautiful stay on Bute"

Had a great stay at Ambrisbeg Cottage on Bute. Clean, comfortable, beautiful cottage in idyllic farmland setting. Walk down to Loch Quien and watch the birds from the bird hide, take in Scalpsie Bay, or just sit in the garden with a good book. We were lucky enough to have great weather but if not, the cottage has Sky tv, lots of good books to read, and is a very welcoming comfortable place to stay. Short, dusty track to cottage so wash the car after the holiday not before! Good value for money. Loved it!

19 Jun 2013


"Lovely, spacious, homely and quiet."

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ambrisbeg Cottage. The flat was lovely, spacious and homely and what a superb location! Awaiting our arrival was a pot of homemade jam and some eggs provided by the… More

12 Feb 2013


"What a fantastic retreat."

Myself and my wife spent a long weekend at Ambrisbeg cottage. Our hosts Cathy and Robert McKirdy where fantastic and made us feel extremely welcome on our arrival and throughout our stay. On arrival f… More

8 Jan 2013


"Tranquil retreat"

The cottage it self is very well equipped t.v., iPod speaker, huge bath, washing machine the list goes on! We stayed in late December and the cottage was very warm which was great. The heating system … More

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Calendar last updated:17 Sep 2014

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