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Clutha Cottage

Port Bannatyne, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 992859)

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Kames Castle Cottages

Kames is a small, private estate nestled beside the beautiful coastal location of Kames Bay, Port Bannatyne. Surrounded by fields and with far reaching views of Scottish countryside, the cottages provide the perfect setting for families and friends to relax in the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. Kames Estate has a long and interesting history and all of the cottages at Kames are listed by Historic Scotland. In years gone by the cottages have seen various uses, such as hunting lodges for the Marquess of Bute and accommodation for the many gardeners who looked after the walled garden. Seven self-catering cottages are available for holiday lets and accommodate between 2 and 9 guests. Each provides comfortable, modern accommodation with all necessary amenities. The cottages benefit from washing machine, microwave, hairdryer, television, DVD player and log burner. A dishwasher is available in all but the smallest cottage (The Gate Lodge). Travel cots and high chairs are available on request. From 2019 all cottages will be supplied with free Wi-Fi. The properties are situated in approximately 20 acres of grounds and proved superb, secluded accommodation. Large lawned lead to a woodland and an 18th century walled and glasshouse. At the centre of the estate is the impressive 14th Century Keep. The grounds contain a variety of games and facilities including an all-weather tennis court, small putting green, croquet and football goals – all at no extra charge. Kames is fortunate to attract abundant wildlife. Roe deer, owls, buzzards and pheasants are frequent visitors to name but a few.

The property

Clutha Cottage is situated in a wonderfully secluded location in Kames Estate.

Surrounded by neighbouring fields and woodland, and with direct access into the 18th century walled garden, Clutha is a favourite with families and groups seeking some quality time together.

Clutha Cottage sleeps up to nine guests.

The cottage boasts modern and comfortable accommodation and benefits from washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer, microwave, TV and DVD player.

A high chair and travel cot are available on request.

Throughout the cottage you will feel a warm welcome: relax on the comfy sofas in the living room, uplifted by the warm glow of the log burner.

Enjoy a home cooked meal at the dining table in the well-equipped kitchen catching up on the day's activities.

From here French doors open out onto a decked area overlooking the spectacular walled garden.

Four bedrooms offer high-quality wooden furnishings and plenty of storage for your personal belongings.

Two double bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, are located downstairs.

The family bathroom, also downstairs, has a deep-soaking bath for relaxing after a busy day of exploring.

A further twin room and a family bedroom room are located upstairs (the latter comprises one double bed and one single bed).

The snug room on this floor has a TV and bean bags, so the kids can enjoy some play time away from the adults.

Outside, there is a picnic table for dining alfresco, morning coffee or simply sipping a glass of wine at the end of a perfect day.

A stone barbecue is located next to Clutha with all tools are provided.

The cottage is located in 20 acres of grounds, including an 18th Century walled garden and a stunning 14th century Keep.

A number of facilities are available for guest use including a BBQ, an all-weather tennis court, small putting green and football goals.

In the nearby village is an array of pubs, bars and tea rooms serving delicious food, as well as a golf course and beautiful sheltered beach.

The next seaside town along is Rothesay, with many shops, cafés and restaurants, along with walking opportunities and open top bus tours.

Steeped in history, this holiday let offers a wonderful opportunity to stay on a private estate, which showcases Scotland at its best!

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 992858, 992836, 992860, 992861, 992862 and 992863 and they can sleep thirty-four people.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 2 x ground floor doubles (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with double and single bed, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room with woodburning stove. First floor snug.

Amenities

  • Central heating
  • Log burner (guests may help themselves to logs from their cottage log store)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, hairdryer, TV, DVD and dishwasher
  • Free WiFi from 2019
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent (changed weekly)
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking adjacent to property
  • Small decked area with seating
  • Direct access to walled garden
  • Stone BBQ Shared use of an all-weather tennis court, football nets, putting green and walled garden with croquet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk Note: Check in from 4pm and check out before 10am.

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About the location

PORT BANNATYNE, ISLE OF BUTE

Rothesay 2.2 miles; Mount Stuart 5.9 miles

Situated on the East Coast of the Isle of Bute, this village boasts a marina, a popular location for sailing the Kyles of Bute, one of the most stunning areas of coastal scenery in Argyll. There are pubs, bars and tea rooms serving locally sourced produce. The Golf Course is set on the hill behind the port, within walking distance and welcomes visitors from across the country. Walk along the old tramway to Ettrick tea rooms serving home baked food and delicious ice cream. The bay itself has a wonderful sheltered sandy beach. Rothesay is a popular seaside town, where you will find plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and takeaways. Walk along the esplanade, visit the winter gardens and catch the open top bus for a full tour of the island. You can take the ferry crossing to Wemyss Bay, visit the castle ruins in the centre of town and enjoy the beautiful scenery with coastal walks or on one of the cycle routes. Bute has some fantastic beaches and spectacular views over the Isles of the West Coast. You can spot seals, whales and a whole host of wildlife from the shore. Pay a visit to Mount Stuart house and gardens, where you can explore one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age, set in 300 acres of manicured grounds. The perfect place, any time of the year, to relax and discover what the Western Isles of Scotland has to offer.

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