A spacious 3 bedroom cottage previously a school with incredible sea views
About Abigail Holloway
My father is a piano player, Laurie Holloway. His first job away from his family was in a dance band that stayed for the 'summer season' on the Isle of Bute. We have family roots there now and my sister still lives on the Island running the best fish and chip shop ever (Telegraph). My business is in Live Music - mostly Jazz, Classical and events - this is the perfect place to get away from it all. I often encourage friends who are writers or musicians to go there to feel inspired. And they are!
Abigail Holloway purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Abigail Holloway chose Rothesay
My father found it on a walk one day. It's very hard to buy properties on the Island that are in farmland with amazing views. Most are owned by The Bute Estate. However as this was originally a school house it was available to buy. We bought it in less than 24 hours. My father said the view reminded him of the view of the sea one might find in the Bahamas.
What makes this Cottage unique
It feels remote but it's not hard to get to. A wonderful combination. The Island has so much to offer. The cottage itself I have restored to a very high level. Its so warm and so comfortable. It's bliss - friends who stay say they've never felt so relaxed. It has an amazingly peaceful feel about it.
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Beautiful cottage with stunning views
Well equipped spacious accommodation that could not have been better,
Hope to see you again. Thank you for being such great guests!
Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well appointed. Una was lovely - so helpful and welcoming. Excellent location - glorious sea views. Bute is a beautiful island. We will certainly return.
Clean and with lots of living space for six. Large lounge and conservatory with peaceful views.
Arrived and greet by Una the lovely Housekeeper who explained what we needed to know about. Everything in the house for a Family holiday.
Gorgeous property with stunning views
Amazing beds, so comfy you do not want to get up, but once you do the view of Arran and the sea are worth it. A fantastic, beautiful property that is obviously well loved and maintained to a very high standard. A fabulous setting for a very restful and relaxing island adventure. Would definitely revisit and recommend, a real beauty on the Isle of Bute.
Thanks Adrian for your wonderful review! I'm so pleased you had a lovely relaxing time. We hope to see you again! Best, Abigail
Lovely well appointed accommodation!
Great place to spend time when weather not so great for the beaches!
The accommodation is commodious, well appointed and beautifully situated!
So pleased that you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Abigail
Comfortable and homely
We have stayed here a number of times and love the location, natural wildlife and peacefulness. The property is equipped with all the comforts and amenities you need for a pleasant stay, so much so it's just as nice staying in as it is going out exploring! So the changeable Scottish weather isn't a hindrance. This time we stayed with our two 11 year olds and two dogs and there is plenty of space for us all. ButeFest took place in Ettrick Bay for the first time this year and we were a bit concerned how it may affect our stay with lots of people close by and late night music, but we needn't have worried. The event was well managed and not disruptive or overly noisy. I would recommend a stay here as it's easy to get to from Glasgow over to Rothesay and then convenient to travel to and fro on the Rhubodach ferry to the mainland for day trips. Mount Stuart is definitely worth a visit to the beautiful house and gardens. As much as we love it as a haven away, the only suggestion we would make is to install WiFi to make things a little easier all round. Thank you ! xx
Thanks Adele for your lovely review! I’m so glad you had another happy stay. Abigail
The Isle of Bute lies in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, tucked into the spectacular sea lochs of southern Argyll. 15 miles long by approximately 4 miles wide Bute is less than two hours from the city of Glasgow. The island was a popular Victorian seaside destination, when the main town of Rothesay would be bustling with trippers who had come “doon the watter” during the Glasgow Fair and disembarked from the many steamers that sailed the Clyde. The Paddle Steamer Waverley cruises the Firth, and it still proves a very popular attraction with a busy summer schedule of routes between Bute, Arran and the mainland.The Isle of Bute offers many attractions including Mount Stuart and The Waverley Steam Ship, Rothesay Castle and the Pavillion. But is a haven for walkers and lovers of beaches and wildlife, fishing, exploring and generally relaxing in it's quiet and inspiring atmosphere.