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Isle of Bute Self Catering cottage, Kean's Cottage, Rothesay, sleeps 12

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Kean's Cottage

Kean's Cottage, Rothesay, Strathclyde

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £1331.00

This is a stunning, detached cottage on the beautiful Isle of Bute and can sleep 12 people in six bedrooms.

Kean's Cottage is a stunning, detached cottage on the beautiful Isle of Bute and can sleep 12 people. There are two ground floor double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a ground floor double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a ground floor small double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom. There is also a kitchen, utility room, a dining room, a drawing room with an open fire and a sitting room with a woodburner.

Outside there is off road parking for 5 cars, bike storage and a south-facing, enclosed courtyard garden with decked and gravelled areas with furniture. Kean's Cottage is an ideal base for your holiday.


It Was Great, It Should Have Been Excellent
This is an utterly beautiful house in an equally beautiful setting. Superficially there are not enough nice things to say about it. There is a "but" however. It has 5 stars from the Scottish Tourist Board, and the corresponding price (self-catering in Scotland for the price of all-inclusive on a Greek island), so it's going to be held to a higher standard of scrutiny than other properties. Criticisms: it's the little things that bothered me. Not enough to ruin the holiday by any means, but a 5 star property should look after the minutiae better or they're not a 5 star property. - Flaky paint in the bathrooms and on the doors - the place is booked out continuously so little maintenance jobs like this are obviously getting ignored. - Some of the doors don't line up so cannot close properly (including bathroom doors which is a problem). - There's a cracking £1,400 integrated coffee machine - it doesn't work. - The microwave switched on into "demo mode" and needed an online hunt to find out how to actually use it. - The hot water is dangerously hot. I know a certain temperature needs to be maintained to avoid legionella and the likes, but that's asking to scald a child (or indeed an adult) - especially when not all the taps are mixers. - Some lights were not working. - One of the benches outside fell apart when sat on. - More basic consumables would be a better touch, especially for a 5-star property. No-one wants to buy a month's supply of bin bags, dishwasher tabs, etc. to stay somewhere for a week or a weekend. On top of that I'd think that a place of this standard should have a proper outdoors seating area, not just a couple of park benches and picnic tables. Maybe also a barbecue area. I would definitely recommend this place though. We were lucky with the weather and the kids spent more time in the loch than out of it! Flies were a pain, but it's the west of Scotland, so you'd expect nothing less. Even the dog had a great time.

Breathtaking, inside and out.
Breathtaking location, beautiful extensive grounds, loch view, safe for dogs, totally and utterly peaceful. The property was equally stunning, great attention to detail, amazing rooms, well kitted out kitchen, beautiful good quality fabrics and furniture. The property and location made this a wonderful holiday. I can't recommend it enough, damn good value for money.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Biomass central heating with two open fires and woodburning stove
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter packs for fires and stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 5 cars
Bike storage
South-facing, enclosed courtyard garden with decked and gravelled areas with furniture
Two well-behaved dogs welcome only
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 2 miles
Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable
Note: Unfenced loch at the foot of the garden, children must be supervised at all times
Note: If you wish to fish on Loch Fad, you must get a permit from Loch Fad Fisheries
This property doesnt accept short breaks
Bookings can only be made from Fri-Fri

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Craigberoch Standing Stone - 0.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Rothesay, St Mary's Chapel - 0.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rothesay Castle - 1.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rothesay's Victorian Toilets - 1.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ascog Hall Garden and Fernery - 1.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Ardencraig Gardens - 2.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Mount Stuart - 2.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

St Ninian's Bay Standing Stones - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Scalpsie Bay and Seals - 2.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

St Ninian's Chapel - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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