St Blanes House ref: 30836

Kilchattan Bay, near Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
28
Sleeps
bedrooms
12
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
9
Bathrooms
Pets
4
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Truly Unique 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • Unique Cottages 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

Ideal for large family gatherings and celebrations, this spacious, detached holiday house on the Isle of Bute was previously a hotel and occupies a prime position on the water’s edge, with spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding islands, showing the west of Scotland at its very best. If you can drag yourself away from the mesmerising views from the windows of St Blanes House, then there is plenty to do on the Isle of Bute. The island has been named as one of National Geographics ’Top10’ global adventure trips. There are many breathtaking scenic walks: the West Island Way Walk starts in the same village and the Kelspoke Trail meanders behind the house over the heather covered hills and takes in the glorious sea views.
There are three golf courses on the island, cycle tracks, horse riding, kayaking and lots of wildlife to see. For those interested in fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers anglers an opportunity to fish for rainbow trout while those with a passion for sea angling are spoilt for choice. Close by is Mount Stuart House, an extravagantly decorated stately home. It is said to contain more marble than any other building in the British Isles and has become a popular location for wealthy celebrity weddings including Stella McCartney and JB Gill from the band JLS.
A few miles away is the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional Victorian seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. It still has its ancient castle, built to fend off the Vikings, and a museum. From Rothesay harbour trips can be taken around the islands on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer ship in the world. Further along the coast is the pretty harbour town of Port Bannatyne. There are also other sites such as St Blanes Chapel and Ascog Fernery to be found. The island attracts many annual festivals including the Jazz Festival in May, T in the Port in June, ButeFest, for music and food in July, the Bute Highland Games in August and the Baird Festival of Flight in September to mark the first ’All Scottish, heavier than air, powered flight in 1910’, just a few years after the Wright brothers first flight in France. At the north end of the Isle of Bute is a wee car ferry that provides easy access to the Cowal Peninsula and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the Highlands of Scotland.
The house is located in the small village of Kilchattan Bay, it has a glorious sweeping sandy beach where children and dogs can run freely. A small stone pier near the house is suitable for launching small boats and jet skis into the beautiful clear sea. It has a post office and a pub with good food, 1 mile away (they run a free courtesy mini bus). St Blanes House aims to be one of the best self-catering venues for family get togetherness, corporate away days, weddings or parties in Scotland. It has a large games room with a table tennis table, pool table, darts board, lots of toys and board games etc. In the living room is a selection of musical equipment, drum kit, guitars, microphones, amplifier, keyboard, trumpet, karaoke machine and even flashing lights. The dining room has hosted many weddings in the past when it was a hotel. Weddings can be performed by prior arrangement with the local registry officer and catering can be organised. All the bedrooms are themed to add a bit of fun and interest to your stay. You can arrange for a dog walker and cleaner (at cost) to visit during your stay to ensure everyone has a chance to relax! Beach 25 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and tiled floor.
Dining room: With open fire, Freeview TV and tiled floor.
Kitchen/dining area: With double electric cooker, microwave, 4 fridges, freezer, 2 dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Living room 2: With Freeview TV with BT Sports.
Games room: With Freeview TV, table tennis, pool, darts, Playstation and board games.
Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With four poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Staircase to...
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With 2 bunk beds and leading to...
Bedroom 6: With 2 bunk beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 7: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 8: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 9: With kingsize bed leading to...
Bedroom 10: With bunk bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 11: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 12: With kingsize bed with single bunk over, and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner and fuel for open fire included. Cot, travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Doggy extras.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Wemyss Bay
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    15.6 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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