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Classic Sea View Apt | Bute | 2 BD

SuperhostRothesay, Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
Entire flat hosted by Graeme
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
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Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Bute is a hidden gem on Scotland's western coast. You could say it is a miniature Scotland (15km long and 6.5km wide). This apartment is in an ideal location (Rothesay) to best enjoy all that this magical island has to offer.

The space
I bought this property in June 2015 and have loved spending time here renovating the apartment to its current condition. It's a Victorian building situated directly on the seafront, next to Rothesay harbour. The apartment is on the fourth (top) floor, but believe me the reward is the world-class sea view! (however I'd advise you to consider this factor if you think the stairs might be a problem for you).

The apartment itself feels warm and cosy with plenty of space for up to four adults. The apartment boasts two double bedrooms located at either end of the hallway from each other, offering maximum privacy.

The living room area offers a comfortable area to relax, watch television or catch up on the day's escapades around the island. The apartment has gas central heating throughout, easily controlled via an iPhone app (iPhone supplied).

The kitchen offers full cooking facilities along with a nespresso coffee machine. There is an island in the kitchen that you can sit at to keep the nominated chef in your party company!

There is full WiFi available along with an HD television and Apple TV, offering Netflix and other movies available via iTunes.

An airplay enabled speaker in the living room allows you to play any music you wish via your own devices or via the iPhone or iPad that are available for your convenience.

The apartment is located about a five minute walk (if that) from the ferry terminal, so it is possible to arrive via the ferry as a foot passenger. If you'd rather bring your car there is plenty of free parking just in front of the apartment building.

Guest access
You will be able to enjoy full access to this entire apartment.

Other things to note
Bute is often called the undiscovered Isle, which is ironic as it is the most accessible of Scotland's islands. It is only a 40 minute drive from Glasgow Airport (or 50 mins on the train from Glasgow Central) to the ferry terminal at Weymss Bay and the ferry ride takes another 35 minutes.

While crossings to Bute are now on modern car ferries, you can still experience the magic of 'The Waverley', the world's last sea-going paddle steamer.

It's a beautiful ship - all gleaming brass and polished wood. It still sails regularly to Bute and at ports around the British coast for day, afternoon or evening excursions. (Seasonal)
Bute is a hidden gem on Scotland's western coast. You could say it is a miniature Scotland (15km long and 6.5km wide). This apartment is in an ideal location (Rothesay) to best enjoy all that this magical island has to offer.

The space
I bought this property in June 2015 and have loved spending time here renovating the apartment to its current condition. It's a Victorian building situated direc…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Washing machine
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
TV

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

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Rothesay, Isle of Bute, United Kingdom

For a small island, the scenery found on Bute is unusually varied with soft rolling hills, craggy heather-covered moorland, spectacular beaches and ancient woodlands.

All this is surrounded by the clearest waters and glorious views of Arran Mountains, the Cowal Hills and the majestic sweep of the Clyde Estuary.

Bute is also on the Gulf Stream, which means it enjoys a warm microclimate. Don't be surprised at the sight of palm trees gracing the gardens on the island.

Two other things that have always kept me going back to Bute is the chance to be close to nature - wildlife abounds in Bute and I have often woken up to see deer in the garden or almost bumped into one while out walking.

Seals are one of my favourite animals and I never miss a chance to go to Scalpsie Bay or Ascog to look at them up close.

The other thing that draws me back is the people.

It's a friendly place with a strong sense of community. You don't feel the gap between locals and visitors like you do in many other holiday destinations. You might be a visitor, but you never feel like a tourist.
For a small island, the scenery found on Bute is unusually varied with soft rolling hills, craggy heather-covered moorland, spectacular beaches and ancient woodlands.

All this is surrounded by the cl…

Hosted by Graeme

Joined in October 2012
  • 315 Reviews
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I am a forty (something) guy enjoying life in the city centre of Edinburgh! I love to travel and especially enjoy hosting people from all over the world! My airbnb apartment is on the Isle of Bute. I try to get over as often as possible when it’s available.
I am a forty (something) guy enjoying life in the city centre of Edinburgh! I love to travel and especially enjoy hosting people from all over the world! My airbnb apartment is on…
During your stay
I live in Edinburgh so our contact will be over the phone or via the app, however I have a team of people on the island who help me with guest hand-overs, so help is never far away. :)
Graeme is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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