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Ettrick Cottage

Rothesay, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1043585)



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Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location, peaceful and with stunning views."

    Accurate pictures and descriptions. Immaculately maintained. Well equipped. Friendly, helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by KayeDec 2021

  • "Awesome cottage in a beautiful location."

    Caroline and Seamus were great hosts. They were very friendly and made us feel at home straight away. Will definitely be going back in the future and look forward to doing so - such beautiful scenery, everything needed in the cottage and lovely finishing touches including the reclining chairs!

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "I was exactly what I wanted and more besides."

    I'd certainly like to return

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the owners were very helpful and welcoming."

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Seamus and Caroline couldn’t do enough for us!"

    They were welcoming and really lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect hosts it doesn’t get much better."

    Guaranteed returning guests.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2020

  • "Stunning location with ever changing views of sea and sky."

    .. Warm, cosy and comfortable cottage equipped to a very high standard and spotlessly clean throughout. Bed and recliner sofa added to general comfort. Hosts, Seamus and Caroline, are very keen to ensure that guests' needs and expectations are met. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Anne MarieOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and had everything and more we could have wanted and in an beautiful location."

    The owners were so kind and helpful as well and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage in stunning location."

    Friendly and welcoming owners. Clear communication from Sykes Cottages with information and instructions.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2020

  • "We have had many self catering holidays on Bute but this was by far the best."

    The cottage is ideal for two people and is both well appointed and very comfortable. It is well located, set back from a very quiet country road with expansive views over the Sound of Bute towards Arran and Kintyre. Only potential downside is the bedroom which has a low ceiling which could be an issue for taller persons. On the plus side, the king size based is one of the most comfortable we’ve encountered anywhere.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Excellent stay."

    Details provided in advance were complete and very useful, especially advice re COVID. Cottage was in a fantastic location, with the hosts eager to provide anything that was missing. It is extremely well-equipped and comfortable and we recommend it highly for singles or couples who want to experience Bute and its quiet side.

    Reviewed by Paul JamesAug 2020

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay!"

    The only very minor downside was the size of the mugs - we like big cups of tea :o)

    Reviewed by JethroJul 2020

  • "The owners have created a most welcoming cottage, with excellent facilities and a beautiful setting."

    I had a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2020

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The property

Resting on the west coast of the Isle of Bute, offering stunning seascapes and an idyllic position for a romantic retreat to Scotland Ettrick Cottage is a true marvel of a base.

Just 5 miles from the excitement of the seaside town of Rothesay, this countryside cottage is the ultimate choice for an escape to this rural area of Scotland with your loved one.

The open-plan living space makes the perfect place to relax when you're not out exploring, with the impressive reclining sofa letting you unwind into your evening amongst the warmth of the electric fire, while the television provides your entertainment for the evening.

Sit together at the dining table to enjoy a romantic meal, with the assistance of the amply-equipped, sleek and stylish kitchen being a true delight for a self-catering stay, as well as boasting a wonderful washing machine for your convenience.

Indulge in a relaxing soak in the shower room, your towel getting toasty on the heated rail, before putting on your provided gown and heading up the open tread stairs to discover the bedroom.

Tucked beneath the sloping ceiling you can find a luxurious king-size bedroom, encompassed by ample storage space and offering spectacular views, this room is a true haven.

Sit out on your private south-facing patio to make the most of your countryside views, with the Isle of Arran and Ettrick Bay surrounding you, here you can listen to the tranquil trickle of the stream on the lawned area, before getting into your walking gear and heading out on a day of adventure.

Make your way to the centre of the seaside town of Rothesay to find all the amenities you could need on a self-catered stay; pick up some ingredients for your romantic meal at one of the local shops, or indulge in a fine dining experience at one of the many eateries on offer, before making your way to explore the ruins of the 13th century castle and Mount Stuart House, a 19th century mansion with 300 acres of gardens, outstanding architecture and various events and performances held throughout the year, it's well-worth exploring.

Venture along the West Island Way for a ramble, or take a trip to Loch Fad in Bute for wonderful fishing opportunities and plenty of scenic wonder.

In the perfect position for a relaxing retreat, Ettrick Cottage is the ultimate choice for your escape to Scotland.


  • One king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric underfloor heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat and DVD, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio and lawned garden with furniture and a stream
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Open tread stairs, please take care
  • Note: There is limited head space upon entering the bedroom and in the bedroom itself
  • Note: Adults only

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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?

Note: Adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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