About this listing
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.
I bought this property in June 2015 and have loved spending time here renovating the apartment to its current condition. It's a 19th century building situated directly on the seafront. It's 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.
I can highly recommend the bike hire shop located on the ground floor of the building. It makes getting around the island super-easy and it's handy when you need to return the bikes too.
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.
You will be able to enjoy full access to this entire apartment.
Interaction with guests
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. :)
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)
There is a bike hire shop on the bottom floor of the building, which is handy if you fancy seeing the island that way.
I would expect guests to look after the apartment as though it were their own.
Please observe that the maximum number of occupants (at any time) is four people - there are two bedrooms that have a double sized bed in each.
There are no single beds.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am a thirty (something) guy enjoying life in the city centre of Edinburgh! I love to travel and especially enjoy hosting people from all over the world! I have two apartments available - one in Edinburgh and another on the Isle of Bute!