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Argyle House

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Rothesay, Isle Of Bute, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


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  • 21 Guests

  • 12 Bedrooms

  • 9 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Only big issue was lack of covered storage for bikes, otherwise a great place to stay with fantastic views, and proximity of town."

    Reviewed by Lorna4.1Jul 2024

  • "Argyle House is a gem of a place!"

    Deceptive from the outside as its massive on the inside! It sits right on the see front & has amazing veiws across to the mainland. We were a party of 20, 12 adults & 8 children (ages from 5 - 17) celebrating a 50th birthday & there was enough room for everyone to have their own space, the teenagers had their own rooms which they loved as they could chill out whenever they wanted. There are 2 lovely big sitting rooms, the kids took ownership of one while the male adults chilled in the other watching football! The real hub of the house though was the massive dining room (the only room big enough to hold all of us at once) and the kitchen. The dining room overlooks the harbour & out to the mainland, it is a fabulous view! The kitchen has everything you could possibly need & there's a massive range cooker more than capable of catering for the 20 of us. Most rooms are ensuite which was a real bonus. Fantastic big garden for the kids & dogs to runaround in complemented by a hot tub sited in a very tasteful gazebo to protect you from the elements although we were very lucky as the sun shone all weekend. The owner was very welcoming, contacting us on day one, to check in with us to make sure we were happy with everything & again after check out which is a lovely touch. The neighbours and the people on the island of Bute were so friendly too, which really helped us all to feel welcome & part of the community for the short time we were there! All in all a lovely house in a lovely location, I would definitely recommend it for a large group.

    Dear Terry-Anne, thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that your experience surpassed your expectations, and that Argyle House provided the perfect backdrop for your special celebration. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy sunshine throughout your weekend! Our aim is to provide an unforgettable experience, and we're glad the hot tub and garden could be enjoyed to the fullest. The warmth of the community on Bute is truly something special, and we're delighted that you felt embraced by their hospitality. Thank you once again for choosing Argyle House for your celebration, and for sharing your kind words. We would be honoured to welcome you back anytime and hope to create more cherished memories with you in the future. Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry-anne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent house for a large group."

    Dear Nick, we appreciate your positive feedback! It's wonderful to hear that our house was a great fit for your large group, and that you had a positive experience. Your kind words and excellent feedback mean a lot to us. Hosting you was a pleasure, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future! Best regards, Adam and Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2023

  • "This house was PERFECT for our family get away."

    Plenty rooms and bathrooms, no one felt ontop of each other. Kids had their own spaces... it's was brilliant. The only downfall we would say, we would have liked atheist some basic cleaning supplies... dishwasher liquid, sponge and a general spray. This would have made the stay more comfortable and have been a lot easier in keeping onto of the cleaning

    Dear Toni, it's wonderful to hear that Argyle House provided the perfect space for your family getaway, with plenty of room for everyone to spread out comfortably. Your feedback about the need for basic cleaning supplies is duly noted, and we appreciate you sharing this suggestion. We promptly implemented this suggestion in order to improve the guest experience in the future. Thank you for choosing our property, and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni4.7Nov 2023

  • "Overall very good, spacious , clean and highly recommended specially for bigger group."

    The location, seafront is amazing. It’s walking distance to shops. Beds and pillows are comfortable. We love to come back.

    Dear Pye, we greatly appreciate your positive feedback. It's wonderful to hear that you had an excellent experience during your stay. We must admit; we also love our incredible seafront location! We would be more than happy to host you again in the future, and we look forward to your return. Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pye5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cleanest holiday let we have ever had, in a superb location and a very helpful owner."

    Dear Sheila, we are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at Argyle House! We hope you had a memorable getaway and look forward to your visit in July 2024! Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything was amazing."

    we had a couple of small snags that were dealt with promptly and to our satisfaction. owner was very attentive to our needs. ,many thanks for a great stay.

    Dear William, thank you for your amazing review of your recent stay with us. Whilst we apologise for the small snags you encountered, we're pleased that we were able to address them promptly and to your satisfaction. We take great pride in providing attentive service and ensuring that our guests’ needs are met. We appreciate your kind words and thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to welcome you back for another great stay in the future. Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful property with fantastic views of Rothesay bay, and within easy walking distance of Rothesay town centre."

    Parking immediately outside was no problem. Rooms are finished to a high standard, and are very comfortable. Good size kitchen, well equipped, and well appointed. Rooms to the front of the property have a great view of the bay, and those at the back are lovely and quiet

    Dear Anthony, thank you for your wonderful feedback on Argyle House. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the fantastic views of Rothesay bay and the convenient walking distance to the town centre. It's great to know that you found the rooms comfortable and finished to a high standard and that the well-equipped kitchen and peaceful rooms added to your positive experience. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house had everything we could possibly need for our large family celebration."

    Lots of space inside and out and the kitchen was better equipped than my own at home. Very comfortable accommodation with beautiful views right on the front and only a few minutes walk from the centre of town. The owners were so kind. Provided all we needed for two babies in the family and kept in touch to make sure we were enjoying our stay. Highly recommend.

    Dear Ann, thank you for your wonderful feedback about your family celebration at Argyle House. We're thrilled that our accommodation provided everything you needed, with plenty of space both inside and outside. It's wonderful to hear that our kitchen exceeded your expectations; and that the breathtaking views from the property and proximity to the town centre added to the charm of your stay. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and eagerly look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards, Adam & Anneen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Twelve bedrooms in total
  • Main house: Seven bedrooms: Room 1- Seaview, ground floor, single bedroom (3/4 size bed) with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ideal for people with restricted mobility
  • Room 2: First floor single bedroom with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Room 3: First floor, king size bedroom with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Room 4: Seaview, second floor, king size bedroom with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Room 5: Seaview, third floor, twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Room 6: Seaview, third floor, family bedroom with a double and single bed with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Room 7: Garden view, third floor, double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Annex: Five bedrooms: Room 8:Garden view, first floor, super-king with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Room 9: Garden view, first floor, single bedroom
  • Room 10: Garden view first floor, double, bedroom
  • Room 11: Garden view, ground floor, double bedroom
  • Room 12: Garden view, ground floor single bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor rear sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas Range cooker and hob, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and coffee machine
  • 10 x TVs, Wi-Fi and PS4 games console
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and bath towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair, and baby bath on request
  • Selection of books and games
  • Plenty of free on-street parking
  • Lawned garden with new, external, waterproof seating and new hot tub as well as additional lounge area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles, ferry 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps in the garden, please take care.

The property

This spacious house occupies twelve bedrooms in a delightful position in the coastal town of Rothesay, on the beautiful Isle of Bute.

Set over three floors with a main house and annex, Argyle House is a wonderful base for families and friends to come together for a special occasion or family catch-up, while exploring along the coast of the Firth of Clyde.

Beginning in the main house, tasty feasts can be prepared in the kitchen, equipped with several appliances including a large Range cooker, whilst the adjacent living/dining room provides ample seating so everyone can gather during mealtimes.

As you look to unwind, venture to the first-floor lounge where you can slump on the sofa and take in those fabulous views across the water towards the ferry from Glasgow․ Also, on this level are two inviting king size bedded rooms and a single bedroom, while the second floor hosts a family room with a double and single bed, one double bedroom and a twin bedroom, providing plenty of sleeping options.

In the main house each bedroom includes a TV and en-suite showers, so there will be no queues in the morning.

Wander back downstairs through to the utility room, fitted with two washing machines and a tumble dryer for your laundry essentials, before accessing the annex.

Straight into the sitting room, here you can enjoy a catch up on your favourite TV shows or access the rear garden, perfect for enjoying a drink on the patio furniture or why not take a dip in the luxurious hot tub?

Within the annex there are five bedrooms; the ground-floor occupies a double and a single bedroom serviced by a bathroom, whilst upstairs offers one super king size bedroom with en-suite shower room, one double bedroom and and a charming single bedroom.

When you’re ready to explore, the captivating town of Rothesay offers plenty of amenities from convenience stores and independent shops to pubs, bars, and restaurants, not to mention the impressive castle ruins and Mount Stuart House, which is a very popular attraction.

To the north of Rothesay, through the small community of Porth Bannatyne, lies Ettrick Bay, Bute’s most accessible beach, which is a haven for able swimmers․ Bute is perfect for cycling and the circuit of the island on our quiet roads is about twenty-one miles with none of the hills being too taxing․ There are plenty of lovely beaches for a seaside stroll.

For the more ambitious we have the West Island Way, a marked trail that runs the length of the island.

There is sea fishing off the piers if you want to try for mackerel and inland there are lochs to catch rainbow trout and pike․ The Firth of Clyde is a sailing paradise and golf enthusiasts are well catered for in the Isle of Bute․ This quaint island even has its own gin distillery, definitely worth a visit!

Exploring the rest of Scotland could not be easier; simply catch a ferry across to Glasgow and make the most of the fabulous attractions and amenities on offer.

For a unique stay in one the largest properties on the Isle of Bute, look no further than Argyle House.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Port Bannatyne 2.2 miles; Kilchattan Bay 7 miles

Although its castle dates from the 13th Century, the seaside town of Rothesay became very popular as a tourist destination in the Victorian era when many Glaswegians would go ‘doon the watter’ (down the River Clyde) and across on the ferry to Bute. Today there is much to do and see on this beautiful island which is very accessible by ferry crossing, either the 35 minute trip from Wemyss Bay or else the shorter 5 minute crossing to the north of the island from Colintraive. Visit the castle ruins in the centre of town, enjoy the stunning scenery with coastal walks or on one of the cycle routes around the island and visit historic Mount Stuart House as well as its superb gardens. Why not try one of the island’s three golf courses or chill out at Scalpsie Bay and watch the seals, with stunning views across to Arran?

This property offers the following short breaks:

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