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“A beautiful place with accomodation to match”
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View of Kilchattan Bay
Old Pier
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Hall
Shower Room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 1
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge with Open Fire
Dining Kitchen
Dining Kitchen
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kilchattan Bay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Colmack91
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful place with accomodation to match”
Reviewed November 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I took my daughter and grand daughter for a quiet week on the Isla of Bute. I saw the flat on the Trip advisor websie and thought it looked nice.
When we arrived we were very pleased that the flat more than matched the decription and photos placed on the web advert.

I took the executive decision to give the front room to my daughter and miss perpetual motion, as it had a most beautiful view. My daughter said that waking up to that view every morning was worth the price of the flat alone.

The flat had all the things you would have at home, so it was just like a home from home. It even had all the kit you would need to go to the beach and a cupboard full of board games.

All in all, we liked Lilybank very much and would return at the drop of a hat.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 25, 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Bute. Thank you for your kind comments about the flat and I look forward to welcoming you sometime in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sniffingm...
Staffordshire
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great flat, Great Island and Great Views”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What more could you want. The view from the front windows across the bay and across to the mainland is superb. You can just sit with the window open and listen to the sea and the bird life. Great walks from the front door plus a good pub serving superb meals just a short drive away.

The flat and the kitchen are well equipped with a working dishwasher, microwave, Washing Machine, bedding and everything you could need is supplied. Great shower. The only thing to watch if you are mobility impaired is that it is a 3rd floor flat and you have to climb a spiral staircase to get to the flat.

We enjoyed the traffic free roads and the slow relaxing pace of having a holiday in the Island of Bute. The small village even has a good bus service to Rothesay if you do not want to drive.

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: The Spiral Staircase
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2015
Thank you for your kind comments about your holiday experience on Bute and in particular, your complements about Lilybank.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
trev232
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice flat in a great location”
Reviewed August 22, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Would recommend the Isle of Bute, just the right size to be interesting and explore on a bike particularly for a non cyclist like myself. Kilchattan Bay has a nice remote feel to it with friendly coffee shop/post office and great pub within walking distance. Flat is welcoming with splendid view to wake up to.

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Liked best: The view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2015
Thank you for taking the trouble to review your holiday experience on Bute. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable time exploring the island and that you enjoyed the views from the flat.
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jonnigeeG...
glasgow
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Brilliant again!”
Reviewed July 26, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Third time staying here! It is so comfortable and feels like home except the views are amazing! The kitchen is especially well equipped with working dishwasher, microwave etc tho the amount of cooking we did was minimal as there are plenty of good eateries on Bute including a small cafe and shop!
We walked out to the lighthouse - good boots needed for that - down to Dunagoil and Scalpsie Bay and of course waded across the bay in our wellies.
The local community ran a Barbeque which served delicious burgers soup n salad!
We could get a good mobile signal on O2 and could also access data on 3G THere are several WIFI hotspots in Rothsay town as well.
We are looking forward to returning for a FOURTH time.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: the view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2015
Thank you once again for taking the trouble to review your holiday at Kilchattan Bay and also for your kind comments about the flat. I am glad you enjoyed our community BBQ.
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colin105
Morecambe
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely comfortable well equipped flat”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Much more than the usual holiday flat.Fantastic views,great location. We had a really relaxed week. Only possible downside is not really suitable for people with mobility issues due to the stairs to get up to the flat

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stuart B
Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Thoroughly well presented holiday flat. Superb!”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have just returned from our week stay at Lilybank. Could not recommend it highly enough! We came to Kilchatten Bay especially as my wife used to holiday there with her Grandparents when she was young. A delightful flat with amazing views over the Bay itself. We had everything we could have wanted to hand. Child friendly accommodation too as we had our young daughter (4yrs) and son (21 mths) with us. My wife very much enjoyed her stay also and thought that it was a very warm and cosy flat and believe me it's the warmth that keeps her happy!
Thank you and we hope to be back again next year.
Kind regards
Stuart

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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TheHills8...
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb stay at beautiful coastal location”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We've just returned from 5 nights at Lilybank. It is a lovely top floor flat looking directly across Kilchattan Bay. It was so quiet and relaxing we can recommend it most highly. The owner was very helpful at all stages of the booking and even provided us with travel advice to reach the accommodation. Thank you!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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