Kyles of Bute, near Colintraive, ArgyllGuest Rating
Take either the 'High Road' via Loch Lomond, the Arrochar Alps and down Loch Fyne, or the 'Low Road' via the Gourock-Dunoon/Hunter's Quay ferry (no booking necessary) and then round the head of Loch Striven to the Kyles of Bute and you will come to the village of Colintraive (pronounced Colin-tryve).
|Sleeps: 4/5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The wee road then winds round Strone Point to end on the shores of Loch Striven. Just beyond the village, in a superb, elevated position above the water is Bonahaven, a substantial and impressive detached house in its own extensive garden with magnificent views across the water.
Inside it is a comfortable, centrally heated, family home that is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The sitting room has a multi-fuel stove for additional cosiness and a picture window to take full advantage of the view. There is also a further conservatory/dining room meaning that there is plenty of room to spread out and still enjoy the same glorious view.
The kitchen is large and practical with the useful addition of an adjoining utility area where outdoor clothes and boots can be stored. On from the utility room is a games room which is fitted out with bean bags for relaxed gaming on the xbox 360. It's great for wet weather or evening entertainment away from the adults. There is a selection of games and unlimited internet access. There is also a handy downstairs WC.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double, a single and a twin. The large double room has and en suite shower and the twin room faces the garden behind. All of the bedrooms are of a good size and well furnished, with quality wood flooring. A refurbished family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.
Outside, the large, enclosed garden makes a great play area for children and if the shoreline across the tiny road on which the house stands proves too much of a temptation, there is little in the way of traffic around.
The village has a hotel with bar and restaurant and shop/PO, both just over half a mile from the house, so within easy walking distance. For serious shopping Dunoon is only 20 miles away and offers supermarkets, leisure centre, etc.
Colintraive was once the place where cattle were swum across the narrows on their way to market. It is all much quieter now, but that is not to say there isn’t much to see and do. The village is a well-known destination for yachtsmen - there is a slipway in the village so you can bring your own boat by arrangement. From Colintraive, too, the ferry plies back and forth every half hour or so to the Isle of Bute, where you can visit the popular holiday resort of Rothesay and imposing Mount Stuart and Rothesay Castle.
Just up the road at Glendaruel is a new Sculpture Park at Caol Ruadh, which features native woodland, landscaped gardens and natural rock formations. There you can also view the Kilmodan sculptured stones, a series of medieval grave stones rescued from the St Modan’s churchyard.
Taking a left turn at Glendaruel, the road leads, via the pretty village and yachting haven of Tighnabruaich (where there is also a golf course) down to the ferry across Loch Fyne at Portavadie (with marina and kayaking centre). With no booking necessary, the ferry plies across to Tarbert, at the northernmost end of the Mull of Kintyre peninsula and thus provides perhaps the easiest access for exploring this lovely area.
Tarbert itself has a fine reputation for its seafood and there is no lack of hostelries and restaurants where this can be sampled. The town is dominated by Robert the Bruce’s 14th century castle, from where there are magnificent views over the loch.
The surrounding area offers excellent walking, golf, etc. Inveraray and the many scenic lochs and inlets of this lovely area of Scotland all also await exploration.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble-drier and deep freeze
Double bedroom with en suite shower room
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and multi-fuel stove. Unlimited WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£650.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£395.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£475.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£395.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£475.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£575.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£475.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£575.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£675.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£575.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£675.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£575.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£475.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£575.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£675.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£675.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Lovely location and home. This was our 7th visit and we look forward to coming back next year
I would love to give this property five stars as it is unique and in a spectacular setting, however for me, a few things...Read More
Bonahaven was superb in every respect - and reasonably priced too for a luxury house for five. Thank you.
The location is fantastic, the house could do with some further work but is homely and no doubt the condition is reflect...Read More
'Lovely house, stunning views and what a beautiful part of the world!'
'Great two weeks here – we climbed Bienn Mhor and kayaked on Loch Lomond. Lots of forest walks and great views!'
'We had such a wonderful stay in your wonderful house. Our children had a great time. We will be back.'
'We loved the house and the wonderful view- could have watched the loch all day.'
'The house was ideal for our needs. Could never tire of those views!'
'We have had a lovely stay. All the little extras you provide make all the difference!'