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The Gate Lodge

Port Bannatyne, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 992736)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Scaum

    “We had a lovely stay here.”

    The lodge was cosy and just what we needed. The housekeeper was lovely and helpful when the keypad lock was jammed and we couldn’t get in. Would love to come back when the baby is a bit more grown up to enjoy the more rugged paths.

    The lodge was cosy and just what we needed. The housekeeper was lovely and helpful when the keypad lock was jammed and we couldn’t get in. Would love to come back when the baby is a bit more grown up to enjoy the more rugged paths. Unfortunately the majority of the island’s attractions were closed due to covid 19 but there are some beautiful little bays and villages to visit and plenty of walks.

    - Mrs Scaum, August 2020

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

The Gate Lodge stands at the entrance to Kames Estate and is surrounded by open lawns and panoramic views over Kames Bay.

Thus, it is little wonder that this cottage is a favourite with couples looking for a peaceful getaway.

Through the front door you will step into a small internal hallway.

Leave your coats and shoes here and step into the welcoming living room with comfortable sofas and a log burner.

Enjoy a home cooked meal at the dining table in front of the scenery filled window overlooking the bay.

The bathroom offers a deep-soaking bath for enjoying pure relaxation of an evening.

The cottage sleeps two guests in one double bedroom.

All accommodation, including bathroom with over-bath shower, is located on the ground floor.

The cottage boasts modern and comfortable accommodation and benefits from washing machine, microwave, DVD player and free wifi.

A log burner is located in the living room.

A high chair and travel cot are available on request.

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 you will find an array of pubs, bars and tea rooms serving delicious food, as well as a golf course and 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, 992859, 992860, 992861, 992862 and 992863.

Together they can sleep 34 people.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Log burner (guests may help themselves to logs from their cottage log store)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, hairdryer, washing machine, TV and DVD
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Private patio area with seating
  • Shared use of a BBQ, 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.

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About the location


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.