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Academy Apartments, Isle of Bute

Views to inspire
Certificate of Excellence
30 reviews
Views to inspire
One September evening..........
Looking up from back garden - we're top right...!
Academy Apartments entrance
April view
View to ferry & Craigmore
Looking up to Loch Striven
Evening view - October
On the ferry early November morning!
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Main living area
Open plan kitchen/dining/living
Living room rear
Dining corner
Those views again......!
Twin bedroom
Across to Cowal
Looking north to Loch Striven
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Academy Apartments is situated in a quiet, elevated position in the town of Rothesay, yet still within walking distance of the ferry terminal, town centre and local attractions. Just a few minutes walk down Chapelhill brings you to the impressive Victorian shore promenade that runs the entire length of Rothesay Bay, from Port Bannatyne to Kerrycroy.Your holiday flat is one of six in a converted former manse building and is comfortably furnished in a contemporary style. The main living room is bright and spacious, and is open plan with the kitchen and dining area. This room offers glorious unrestricted views across Rothesay Bay and beyond to Loch Striven and to the Cowal peninsula and hills. Some guests have described the views as 'inspirational' - most settle for 'amazing' ! This main room has four tall windows to the fr... Read more
About the Owner, Katrina M
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL94232
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Richard T
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

The views are to die for day or night.The location is within 4-5 minutes to centre of town.Parking is outside the front door of the apartment and if you get the weather you'll not want to leave.It was a very enjoyable stay.Thanks Katrina and Greg.

Vienna, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We spent one week in the Academy apartment, and we really enjoyed it. The views are phantastic! The apartment had plenty of space for us and it was equipped with everything we needed. The furnishings are tastefully designed, the bed is very comfortable, and all the little details contributed to a wonderful stay. Highly recommend!

Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This spotlessly clean apartment is wonderful. It is perfectly situated in Rothesay with everything you could want more or less on your doorstep. The owner, Katrina, was very helpful thoughout the booking process, even down to suggesting scenic routes by which we could get to Bute. We did take the scenic route suggested however the weather was against us and...

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
GBP 75
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3 Mar 2018 -
23 Mar 2018
3 nights
GBP 70
GBP 330
GBP 850
24 Mar 2018 -
13 Apr 2018
3 nights
GBP 80
GBP 380
14 Apr 2018 -
4 May 2018
3 nights
GBP 75
GBP 350
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
LONG STAY WINTER RATES FROM £600 per calendar month (inclusive gas and electricity usage to a maximum of £90 per month)
Please contact owner for details

Minimum rental period at any time of year is 3 nights

5% discount off current rates for returning guests on bookings of 4 nights or more

Bookings for 2 weeks are eligible for 10% discount off current rates
Bookings for longer than 2 weeks - minimum of 10% discount, please check with owner

Holiday weekends, including Easter, May and August Bank Holidays, Jazz Festival and September weekends, may incur a surcharge. Please contact owner for further details.
* October - surcharge of £30 per week for school holiday week in October

Rates include bed linen, towels, gas, electricity and end of stay cleaning. No security deposit required.
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About the neighbourhood
The Isle of Bute has some outstanding bays and beaches, the best of these are Ettrick Bay on the west of the island and Kilchattan Bay to the south. Walking on Bute is a joy, because of the varied landscape and the quiet roads and footpaths. The West Island Way was Scotland's first long distance island footpath, developed and opened in 2000 as part of Bute's events to celebrate the millennium. The path is 30 miles of way marked walking which runs in a circular route from south to north and takes in track, moor, forest and coastal walking. Opposite Academy Apartments, a flight of steps takes you up to a high road that will give you direct access to the West Island Way. You can do the route in sections and catch local transport back to Rothesay, or choose to do the whole thing in... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow International: 30.0 km
Railway: Wemyss Bay: 12.0 km
Ferry: Wemyss Bay: 12.0 km
The main ferry to Bute runs from Wemys Bay to Rothesay. The service is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, and runs every 45 minutes all year round. The crossing takes 30 minutes. Alternatively take the scenic route through Argyll to Colintraive to hop the ferry to Rhubodach on the north tip of Bute. This is a very frequest service and takes 5 minutes to cross.

The ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay is served by regular connecting train services from Glasgow Central Station and Paisley Gilmour Street (only 2 miles from Glasgow Airport) Check www.calmac.co.uk for all ferry timings and connecting train times.

Car hire is available at both Glasgow and Prestwick Airport. Many budget airlines from around Europe and further afield fly into these airports, including Ryanair and Easyjet.

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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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