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Ettrick Cottage

Rothesay, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1043585)



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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Daniel

    “I was exactly what I wanted and more besides.”

    I'd certainly like to return

    I'd certainly like to return

    - Daniel, October 2021

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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