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Lovely 6-bedroom fully restored Victorian villa on the Isle of Bute, with gorgeous sea views, a large walled garden with a gate out to the beach, sleeps 12. There's also a cottage in the garden sleeps an extra 2 additional cost). Minimum 3 night stay. Rates vary.
Inverbroom is a 6 bedroom detached Victorian villa with a magnificent sea view and large walled garden. On the edge of Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute, it has recently been completely renovated to a very high standard and is a perfect family holiday home. It sleeps 12 people (more if there are small children). There are three floors, with the main entrance being in the middle floor. From the front door you can see along the generous hall out through the window that runs the full drop of the stairs, out over the sea to the Cowal hills. The house has been decorated throughout to the highest standards and is furnished with a lovely selection of antique and 20th century modern furniture.
There is large main living room on the middle floor, with extraordinary seaviews. It is a lovely place to sit and read or watch the weather or the birdlife. We deliberately have no TV in this room. The middle floor has the master bedroom, also with a seaview, and another bedroom, looking up to the woods. There is a large bathroom with a walk-in monsoon shower and a claw foot bath.
Downstairs you can access the garden directly from the central hallway. This floor has the huge kitchen/dining room, which runs the length of the house, with a dining table that will seat 12. The kitchen has extensive work surfaces and is generously stocked with kitchen equipment (we like to cook) including a magimix, coffee makers, breadmaker, juicer and good knives. There is a gas hob and a wonderful wood burning oven which acts like an Aga, heating the room as well as baking bread and cakes wonderfully. This floor also has a morning room, with a 3 seater sofa, a chaise longue, easy chairs, a wood burning stove and a TV. There are lovely views over the sea and the garden. Finally, there is the 'den', a cosy room with wooden floors and squishy seats, dedicated to the younger family members or the TV/gamers. This room has TV, with Freeview and BT Vision, DVD player and a wireless point and is set up to be great for movie watching and gaming. There are a selection of DVDs, books and games and there is also WiFi throughout the house.
The upper floor is given over to four bedrooms and a second bathroom, with bath with shower over, toilet, bidet and sink. The four bedrooms are roughly identical in size, two with seaviews and two with views of the wood. Two have double beds and two have twin beds. The generous landing has a comfy chair and a small TV with a DVD player.
The house is fully gas central heated, and has two boilers so there is always hot water and heat if needed. Four of the rooms have open fires, and one has a wood burning stove. There is a plentiful supply of wood. There is on-street parking, and space for a car to the rear of the property, accessed through double gates via a side road.
The garden is mostly given over to lawn - with room for kids to play football! We have a thriving fruit bed with raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, blackberries and gooseberries. There are 6 large apple trees and a newly planted orchard of damsons, plums and greengages. Any summer or Autumn visit is likely to offer something nice for pudding. We have a dog ourselves, so dogs are more than welcome and the walled garden is secure for kids and canines.
We have recently renovated the garden cottage, which is available for rental in addition to the house (not available separately). It sleeps two in a double bed (with room for a cot if necessary). There is a main room with bed, woodburning stove, and sofa, a small fully equipped kitchen with its own woodburning stove, and a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
The Isle of Bute is a lovely safe place for a holiday. You can walk along the beach by stepping out through the gate at the bottom of the garden. The walk into Port Bannatyne takes 10 minutes and takes you to a great post office/cafe, two very friendly pubs and a restaurant as well as the expanding marina. Our kids love the short cycle ride to the 'rec' - a playing field with swings and slides, football pitch and a petanque court. Bute has glorious beaches, hills and forests to explore, a proper town - Rothesay - with butchers, bakers, fishmongers and supermarkets and cinema and a grand house - Mountstuart - probably the finest stately home in Scotland: where Stella McCartney got married!
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY ALLOW MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHT RENTALS DUE TO CLEANING COSTS OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Disponible para huéspedes
You get sole access to the whole place. There are three floors, with the main entrance being in the middle floor. The layout is as follows:
Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2 in double bed
Master Bedroom: Sleeps 2 in double bed, with sea view
Bathroom with freestanding roll top bath and large walk-in shower
Large lounge with sea view and open fire.
Four bedrooms off a central landing: 2 with double beds; 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath (with shower attachment) and toilet
Large kitchen diner with wood burning oven, gas hob, large fridge, dishwasher, kitchen table for four; dining table for 12
'Den' with TV, DVD player, books, games, open fire, sofas, bean bags
Lounge with wood burning stove, sofas, sea view
Pantry with fridge, shelves
Wash room with washing machine, large double sink
Front and back garden (large enough for football)
Cottage with double bedroom (with sofa and woodburning stove), kitchen-diner with own woodburner, and bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
Atención a los huéspedes
We don't live on the island but have a housekeeper/cleaner who can help out if needed.
Otros aspectos destacables
3 night minimum rental; one week minimum at peak times. Contact us for details
It is our family holiday home and we have a lot of personal items there, so we do expect people to behave with respect -- but also to enjoy being in such a lovely place
Cancela hasta 5 días antes de tu viaje y recibe un reembolso completo. Cancela en los 5 días previos a tu viaje y no se te reembolsará la primera noche, pero sí el 50 % del costo del resto de las noches.
I'm a museum director in Manchester and fell in love with Bute about six years ago when my wife Maria and I began exploring the Scottish islands. We bought the house 5 years ago and spent a couple of years restoring it.
We stay in it regularly with our kids (and dog) and have now got involved with the restoration of the Rothesay Pavilion.
We love the house and didn't want it standing empty for too long so we've recently joined AirBnB to share it with other people