Springbank Cottage was perfect - well-equipped, spacious and peaceful. The garden is really pretty and the views second to none. Jane the owner was great with communication around our booking.
Bute is a great holiday spot: clean sandy beaches, good cafes (check out veggie eatery Musiker), historic castle, nice swimming pool, picturesque walks and gardens ... the list goes on.
It was our kids' first holiday here and they absolutely loved it! Would definitely recommend the island and Springbank Cottage - sure we will return.
Just returned from a weeks stay on the island in this beautiful cottage. Jane has provided everything you could possibly need for a comfortable visit.
The cottage is immaculate and very welcoming. The views over Rothesay bay are beautiful, especially as dusk descends. The garden is lovely and so relaxing to sit in whilst taking in the views.
We did find the climb up to the cottage a little strenuous but that shouldn't be a problem for those of you who are younger and fitter, but to be honest its well worth the climb for this gem at the top.
Now we've found springbank cottage we wouldn't hesitate to book again.
What a find! Very peaceful cottage overlooking the bay. We were able to watch the boats come and go over a breakfast on the sunny terrace.
We were able to walk from the door, and also use the car, bus or taxi to explore the the outlying picturesque beaches. The Scalpsie seals were a particular delight and were a highlight of the holiday.
The cottage was well equipped, warm and comfortable. The wi-fi was good.
The owner Jane was a wealth of knowledge and had a very comprehensive library of local information.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this lovely cottage. The cottage has a most welcoming feeling about it. It is beautifully and tastefully furnished, clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided to make our stay an enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful one. If we had any enquiries Jane was always most helpful and friendly in answering them. We look forward to our next holiday there!
We had not been to Bute before, but were impressed with the island on our first visit. Springbank Cottage is a delightful property - very comfortable, homely and relaxing. Only a few minutes drive from the main ferry in Rothsay. The main bedroom on the ground floor was spacious, clean and welcoming. Everything you would need in the kitchen. Upstairs pretty bedrooms with delightful views.
The spacious lounge was light and airy - a good place to sit and read in an evening. There was also a piano to play.
We really enjoyed sitting out on the terrace in front of the main entrance enjoying the spectacular views. We were lucky this August with some good weather at the time and it was a joy to sit out and have breakfast, watching the ferries come and go out of the harbour. The terrace and garden were secluded - a lovely place to sit and read also.
Wonderful location - peaceful and relaxing.
We had a wonderful stay at Spring Bank.
It was conveniently located half way between the beautiful Port Bannatyne with its mountain views and quay side cafe and in the other direction, the shops of Rothsay.
The view from the garden was fantastic and we loved watching the sea change with the weather.
Great cycling too and we explored one end of the island to the other.
A great holiday in a lovely house with fantastic views.