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Seaview Cottage on Bute

Near Rothesay, Isle of Bute

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Warmth and charm beautifully combine at Seaview Cottage, an attractive retreat offering lucky guests the chance to experience the tranquil pace of life on the Isle of Bute that is one of Scotland’s most easily accessible islands.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: AR00018F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
  • Electric vehicle charging point

Everything has been thought in order to create the best holiday possible and the immediate impression on arrival is one of delight at the high standard of presentation throughout. With a gorgeous expanse of sand just a couple of minutes’ walk away, time can be spent on the beach and the house is handy enough to pop back to if need be.

Cosy comfort is what comes to mind in the light and bright sitting room that has a wood-burning stove to radiate warmth and provide a lovely focal point. Off the sitting room is a sunroom where the amazing views out to sea and the mountains of Arran beyond are perfectly showcased. It is a wonderful place to catch up on a good book and doors lead to patio seating for outdoor eating or enjoying a coffee in the sun. Having a downstairs double bedroom and shower room is great for those with mobility challenges and the utility room is a useful addition to any holiday home.

The other delightful bedrooms (one double and one single with a pull-out bed underneath) are upstairs where the elevated position make the stunning views of the water and boats bobbing in the distance the star of the show. It really is a blissful way to be greeted when waking up in the mornings.

Park right by the door and once the gate is shut the mature garden is fully enclosed so children and pets can make the absolute most of it. The huge lawn lets them properly stretch their legs and the outside tap is ideal for cleaning up after running around. A pleasant walk leads down to picturesque St Ninian’s Bay where lots of birdlife can be spotted including sea eagles that are a truly awesome sight.

Map & Local

Access to the wonderful Isle of Bute is via an easy 35 minute ferry crossing from Wemyss Bay in Renfrewshire on the mainland, arriving into Rothesay (4 miles) just a 10 minute drive from the cottage. Cars can be taken over or left behind for exploration on foot (or bike) for a welcome change.

The island was dubbed the ‘Best Place to Live in Scotland 2022’ by the Sunday Times and it is easy to see why. Rothesay, the main settlement, is the spot to head to for pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarket shopping as well as the rather unusual visitor attraction of its Victorian toilets.

Take a trip back in time with a visit to the early medieval Rothesay Castle and its impressive moat and also Mount Stuart, a gothic mansion with 300 acres of fabulous gardens to wander around and an incredibly grand interior that has to be seen to be believed.

Paddle boards can be hired from Rothesay for days on the water and boat trips head out further with the opportunity to spot a range of wildlife with everything from dolphins and seal to basking sharks and minke whales.

Bute is only 15 miles long and less than 5 miles wide but there is certainly plenty to see and do and a lovely mild microclimate thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream that allows palm trees to thrive. The beach at Ettrick Bay is particularly scenic to walk along no matter what the weather.

Bikes can be hired on the island and there is the chance to have a go on an e-bike that takes some of the work out of things, although there aren’t many hills to tackle as the landscape is fairly flat. A circular cycle route loops all the way around the coastline and there are several mountain biking trails to try too.

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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.




(2 steps up to front door)
Sitting room with TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Sunroom/dining room
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size).


Double bedroom
Single bedroom with pull out bed
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

EV Charging Point (usage metered)
Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED (not inclusive of electric car charging, electric car charge point available on request and usage payable at the end of your stay). Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge. No cats. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,495.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,595.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £1,295.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £1,095.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £1,295.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £995.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,495.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,495.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £995.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £1,095.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £1,295.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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