Quien West (Bannatyne)

Rothesay, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 929158)


  • Sleeps 6 people

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Mr Goss

    “The cottage met expectations in the main, but a few small points: 1.”

    There was only one chopping board which you had to use whether slicing bread, chopping raw meat or chopping veggies. A second one would have been useful. ...

    There was only one chopping board which you had to use whether slicing bread, chopping raw meat or chopping veggies. A second one would have been useful. 2.The property details said that the cottage had a private patio which was enclosed. "Outside this lovely cottage is an enclosed patio with garden and furniture". The patio wasn't enclosed - it was open to the driveway and farm fields which was a bit problematic for us with one very active dog who could very easily slip under the farm fence wires into the farmer's fields.Luckily we realised this as soon as we arrived so could take steps to avoid this. With 2 dogs, an enclosed patio/garden/yard is essential and something we always look for when booking a property. There wasn't any patio furniture out either but assume it had been stored away as it was February (the weather was unusually warm) so can understand that. 3.Info stated that there was a "selection of books, games and DVDs". There was nothing. We called the property number (there was no corkscrew either) and a lady very kindly popped round on Monday morning (we were out) and left a handful of books, a few dvd's, a game of domino's and a pack of cards. Pretty poor game selection compared to other Sykes properties we've rented. A few jigsaw puzzles and board games would have been nice. More importantly she brought a corkscrew! 4.More information regarding walks (esp with dogs) would have been welcome. There wasn't the usual guest book with previous visitor feedback - (we always find that useful). There may have been one in the adjoining property? 5.One small point in your property description - the en suite bathroom is actually a Jack and Jill - shared by the 2 double bedrooms. It's not necessarily for the sole use of the main double. Third bedroom is a twin. It looks like you may possibly have the bedroom and bathroom layout descriptions mixed up with Ref 945136 McKinley Cottage? Anyone coming into the cottage needs to note that there are no provisions of the basics at all - salt, pepper, tea etc. or a sharp knife! Didn't bother us as we always bring the basics (and sharp knife) with us but may catch some visitors out.Very welcome basket of bread, eggs, milk and butter (no cheese as shown in the picture on the property info. Again not a problem.) was left for us. Despite the above points (which I think are quite minor - apart from the enclosed patio bit), it was in a fabulous position and very warm. It was very sad to leave such a lovely place. :)

Quien Cottages

Rothesay 4 miles. These three stunning holiday cottages are impressively situated on the west coast of Bute overlooking Scalpsie Bay with the beautiful island of Arran forming a spectacular backdrop. Two have been lovingly created from former cow sheds. Furnished and decorated to a high standard with fabrics from renowned Bute Fabrics providing a colourful touch throughout each property. Situated up a farm track and on a gently sloping hillside, each of these properties has a private patio with outdoor seating. These lovely Bute properties can accommodate up to eighteen people if booked together. Quien West has the added benefit of kitchen units that can be lowered to accommodate wheelchair users. Why not take time to enjoy the country and coastal walks, relax on the beach for a day, or explore this beautiful island? There are plenty of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, kayaking and sailing. Try one of the island’s three golf courses or some fishing on beautiful Loch Fad. With a host of spectacular wildlife including golden eagles, there is something for everyone on the beautiful island, at whatever time of year.

The property

This ground floor cottage has kitchen units that can be lowered making it suitable for wheelchair users.

There are three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and a large open plan living area encompassing a fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner and lovely picture window with superb views of the coast.

Outside this lovely cottage is a patio with garden and furniture.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 929157 sleeping 12.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Jack and Jill shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1x twin can be double on request
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Limited mobile phone reception
  • Note: To access the cottage the final hundred yards is on uneven farm track and care should be taken
  • Note: This property may be suitable for wheelchair users, please contact owner for more information.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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