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“Perfect cottage by the sea”
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garden gate
sea view
old walled garden
view from bedroom
boat
Bute ferry
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Dunagoil point
Ascog bay
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ascog, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Con42
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage by the sea”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This is a fabulous cottage on the waters edge. It is clean comfortable and very tastefully decorated. The rooms are large and all well equipped, all with sea views. There is a feeling of being on a ship with water visible from every window, there is a small walled garden at the front of the property which is a suntrap for a good part of the day. The cottage is in an excellent position 3 miles from the town of Rothesay which has good facilities for supplies and will deliver them if you don't have transport. It is suited to those with transport and those without as the bus stops are just outside the house and runs a frequent service all across the island. There are lovely beaches on the island and some beautiful gardens, a castle and plenty cycle and walking trails. Bute is easily accessible from the mainland and it makes it all worth while when you have such good accommodation. I would highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: The comfort and style of the cottage
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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debbie o
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Idyllic”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I stayed at Montford with my husband, daughter and my three grandchildren. It was the most peaceful and restful holiday I have had in years. The cottage is simply beautiful with the most stunning views. Cosy and relaxing. The owners have the cottage beautifully decorated and their love for the property is evident throughout. I have booked to go again in October. Well worth the visit.

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Liked best: The cottage itself as it is beautiful with stunning views
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
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herdy03
2 reviews
“Great location, great views, great cottage! ”
Reviewed July 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We are just home from a fantastic week on Bute. The cottage was perfect. Location and setting could not have been better (very close to town centre and ferry, stunning views). The garden is lovely for relaxing in the July sunshine and the cottage is lovely for relaxing in the July rain, watching the weather come and go. The bedrooms are a good size and the living space is very comfortable. The cottage is immaculate, and furnished and decorated to a very high standard, with interesting artwork. All in all, a very relaxing week and we were delighted with our accommodation!

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HOLLY18La...
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great week at this cosy cottage.”
Reviewed May 3, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What a great location! We could hardly tear ourselves away from views out of the windows!
Watching the birds feeding and the occasional seals was fascinating.
The weather was very cold, we even had snow, it was great to come back to the warmth and comfort of the cottage.
Everything was provided for a great holiday!

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: The shower room.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kagsporte...
Halifax
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fabulous Week at Montford Cottage”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Montford Cottage delivers everything it promises. The location is amazing. Perched beside the water with amazing views across the firth and into Rothesay Bay. The layout provides views from all rooms. The three adults, my husband, son and me, all shared the space comfortably throughout the week. As always on the island the weather varies hour by hour and that provided opportunities for amazing photographs. Everything you need is provided for cooking and we did a lot of our own cooking. The books about Bute and maps were really useful in planning walks and also learning more about the history of Bute. The bus stops right outside the house and we used them regularly. They are always on time, sometimes a bit early so make sure you are ready and waiting in good time! And at £2.60 return it is a fair price. One thing that would have made the stay perfect for us is Wi-Fi. In this day and age I sort of expect to have WiFi access. We found places in town that did have it and that helped. Next time we come we will make sure we bring our own acess. It won't stop us returning to Montford Cottage again in the future, nothing will keep us away.

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Liked best: The location of the property
Liked least: Lack of Wi-Fi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jane H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Beautiful location, great cottage”
Reviewed March 17, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Stayed here for three nights. Views to die for and Bute is a fascinating island to explore. Can't fault the cottage - it's been done up well and is well equipped with two spacious bedrooms. It was clean and homely and cosy and has nice character with fab views. Toilet and shower on the smaller side with no bath - but it is a cottage so that was expected.
Bute is a great Island to explore- Sally some of the places we'd have like to see like don't open till late March after Easter like Mount Stuart.
Jack and Kate the owners have a wealth of info to guide the visitor including their own recommendations and it is clearly apparent they love the island too. The cottage is full of lovely quirky home from home touches. Would love to go back to this wee gem.

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Joy H
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage by the sea - with seals!!”
Reviewed March 14, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Tastefullly appointed cottage with truly stunning views. It's not often one can have tea in bed whilst watching the ferries go by! We enjoyed the wildlife, watching the glorious elemental weather change the pictures through the windows. We saw snow on the beach up to the water's edge followed by the bluest and sunniest of days. The seals at the end of the garden were a joy to watch. Despite some very cold days the cottage was always cosily warm. Bute is a beautiful Island and wherever you are the scenery is lovely. Only sorry we forgot to write good things in the visitors book - hope this makes up for it.

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Liked best: All the views from all the windows
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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