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.
Ninian cottage is situated at the centre of Kames Estate in a small courtyard area close to the impressive 14th Century Keep.
Ninian is adjacent to an extensive lawned area and a woodland boasting many mature trees and a walkway throughout.
Pets are welcome in Ninian and its proximity to this woodland area means it is ideal for dog owners.
The cottage sleeps four guests in one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
All accommodation is on the ground level, including the bathroom with bath and over-bath shower.
The cottage boasts modern and comfortable accommodation and benefits from hairdryer, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.
A ‘Hobbit’ log burner is located in the living room.
A high chair and travel cot are available on request.
Step in to a long hallway that leads to each of the rooms.
Make a home cooked meal in the well-equipped galley kitchen.
Move to the comfortable lounge, complete with dining table Enjoy the games, books and log burner provided in the lounge – a perfect cosy room to relax after a busy day.
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, 992859, 992861 and 992860.
Together they can sleep thirty-four people.
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.