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View towards the property
The wonderful spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the stylish lounge area
Fantastic spacious open-plan space
The dining area
Enjoy dining in
Spectacular views from the property and balcony over the Kyles Of Bute
Step outside onto the balcony and enjoy al fresco dining
Watch the sailing boats go by from the balcony
Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner
Relax on the comfy leather sofas and enjoy a great movie
Stylish well-equipped kitchen
Perfect place to cook up a storm
Relax on the balcony
The wonderful master bedroom with dressing area and large en-suite bathroom
The en-suite bathroom with shower cubical
Relax in the en-suite bath
Relax in the comfy master bedroom with king-size bed and sea views
Wake up to stunning scenery
Lovely king-size bedroom with TV, sea views and en-suite
The king-size bedrooms stylish shower room
Light and bright twin bedroom with sea views
Lovely king-size bedroom with rear garden views and en-suite shower room
The king-size bedrooms stylish shower room
Light and bright twin bedroom with sofa bed
Stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC
Watch or enjoy sailing in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Beautiful Argyll
Catch the shortest ferry in the world to the magical Isle of Bute
Enjoy the sunsets
1 / 30  View towards the property
2 / 30  The wonderful spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 30  Relax in the stylish lounge area
4 / 30  Fantastic spacious open-plan space
5 / 30  The dining area
6 / 30  Enjoy dining in
7 / 30  Spectacular views from the property and balcony over the Kyles Of Bute
8 / 30  Step outside onto the balcony and enjoy al fresco dining
9 / 30  Watch the sailing boats go by from the balcony
10 / 30  Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner
11 / 30  Relax on the comfy leather sofas and enjoy a great movie
12 / 30  Stylish well-equipped kitchen
13 / 30  Perfect place to cook up a storm
14 / 30  Relax on the balcony
15 / 30  The wonderful master bedroom with dressing area and large en-suite bathroom
16 / 30  The en-suite bathroom with shower cubical
17 / 30  Relax in the en-suite bath
18 / 30  Relax in the comfy master bedroom with king-size bed and sea views
19 / 30  Wake up to stunning scenery
20 / 30  Lovely king-size bedroom with TV, sea views and en-suite
21 / 30  The king-size bedrooms stylish shower room
22 / 30  Light and bright twin bedroom with sea views
23 / 30  Lovely king-size bedroom with rear garden views and en-suite shower room
24 / 30  The king-size bedrooms stylish shower room
25 / 30  Light and bright twin bedroom with sofa bed
26 / 30  Stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC
27 / 30  Watch or enjoy sailing in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
28 / 30  Beautiful Argyll
29 / 30  Catch the shortest ferry in the world to the magical Isle of Bute
30 / 30  Enjoy the sunsets

Kyles Of Bute Lodge

Colintraive, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious spacious detached house located in the picturesque coastal village of Colintraive
  • Relax on the terraced balcony and enjoy the sea views over the splendid Kyles of Bute
  • Fantastic outdoor pursuits including sailing, sea and loch fishing, golfing, biking and walking routes
Property code: 74117

Fabulous house enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Kyles of Bute. Enjoy al fresco dining and admire the wonderful scenery from terrace balcony or enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner. 

In the quiet, coastal village of Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, sits this exquisite detached house, which is perfect for friends/family looking to spend quality time together. With spectacular views over the Kyles of Bute, guests will find it easy to relax, particularly if they’re snuggled up in front of the wood burner on a cold winter’s evening. Despite the tranquil setting, there is a shop and gastro-pub within a few hundred metres of the property. You can also take the world’s shortest ferry crossing over to the impressive Isle of Bute to explore the varying landscapes of the island. This area is a haven for outdoor pursuits enthusiasts with a range of activities on offer, whether it be land-based such as walking and cycling or water-based such as sailing or fishing. You may just want to enjoy the interesting flora and fauna of the area, of which there is plenty.

Just set back from the road, this impressive property is as immaculately presented on the inside as it is on the outside. It has a contemporary feel throughout with the light walls contrasting with the warm, wooden tones that help to bring a touch of tradition and comfort to the home, as do the tartan and check soft furnishings.

As you ascend the few steps to the front door and enter this reverse-level property, you will find yourself in the bright hallway which leads to four of the bedrooms. On the ground floor, there are two fresh and relaxing king-size rooms, both with lovely en-suite shower rooms, and two delightful twin rooms. All the bedrooms on this floor have views of the garden or surrounding area. Completing this floor is a stylish bathroom with shower over the bath.

Upstairs, the wonderful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner has the wow-factor with high, vaulted ceilings and exposed beams adding height. Guests have the choice of cooking in the well-equipped, modern kitchen, socialising at the table or relaxing in the lounge, whilst still enjoying each other’s company. On warm days, fling open the double doors and spill out on to the balcony to enjoy al fresco dining with a backdrop of the picturesque Kyles of Bute as sailing boats cruise up and down. The master king-size bedroom with its dressing room, en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, and sea views is also on this floor.

In addition to the balcony on the first floor with its dining furniture, there is also an enclosed garden to the rear complete with charcoal BBQ and seating. There is ample parking at the front of the property. This property also has a private mooring available, for those guests looking to bring their own boat.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 3 kings-size and 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom, 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 en-suite bathroom 
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road private parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Fully enclosed garden
  • Beach, restaurant, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Private mooring available
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • TV/DVD and iPod dock station in lounge and TV in king-size bedroom
  • Sleeps 10 + 1 on sofa bed in twin bedroom

Situated on the narrowest point of the shores along the Kyles of Bute, Colintraive is a small, welcoming community with a hotel, shop, garden and bowling green. It has over 150 years of farming heritage, which can be explored in more detail at the heritage centre. Caol Ruadh Scuplture Park is on the outskirts of the village and is worth a visit. The ferry ride from Colintraive to Rhubodach on the Isle of Bute only takes a few minutes and with its delightful towns, museums and even its own castle, you may find yourself returning more than once during your stay. The island is relatively small and compact, but the landscapes vary from rolling hills to heather-clad moorlands to sandy beaches, so there's something for everyone, whether you're a walker, cyclist or fishing enthusiast. On the other side of the Cowal Peninsula, you will find Loch Striven, yet another sea loch extending from the Firth of Clyde and a beautiful spot for a walk, a cycle, a fish or a picnic. This area of Scotland around the Kyles of Bute is known as the 'Secret Coast' because of its peacefulness and low number of visitors, so if you want to immerse yourself in the beautiful Scottish scenery and truly relax, this is a great location for you.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 28th August 2021

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Great house for family or group of friends. Big open plan living space with L shaped leather sofa. All bedrooms good size and beds comfortable. Enclosed garden with bbq and outdoor wooden furniture. Owner very helpful with places to eat/things to do. Ferry to Isle of Bute short walk-great slipway for launching kayak/crab fishing. All restaurants reRead morequire booking ahead. Recommend visiting community garden and bowling club in village very welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas Patrick 7th August 2021

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Lovely location beside a wonderful pub, we would happily return.

Reviewed by Wendy 31st July 2021

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Just returned from a Wonderfull stay in Colintraive the house was fantastic, plenty of space and the comfiest beds and pillows ever [ wish we could have taken them home with us ] the area was fantastic with amazing views around every corner. One word of warning it is remote, yes there is a pub next door that also has a small shop which sells a rangRead moree of basic items but thats it, its a good 30min drive to the nearest shop or a ferry ride to Bute so be organised !! Hide

Reviewed by William 17th July 2021

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Comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Lesley 3rd July 2021

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Spent a great week here with our grown up kids and their partners. Very comfortable for 6 adults. We made use of the BBQ in the garden and spent time on the veranda just taking in the beautiful views. Ideally situated for the ferry to Bute and the local pub/hotel, where we had great food and drinks! As you would expect everything is a bit of a drivRead moree but the scenery is spectacular and well worth it. Hide

Reviewed by Anam 19th June 2021

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Eilean Dhu - what can I say, the property is sitting in such a beautiful location surrounded with the Loch. the property itself is absolutely stunning, hygiene levels absolutely outstanding and it is so fresh. The layout of the property is amazing and so spacious. Such a beautiful property and is well worth it. Honestly I am the type to not usuallyRead more leave a review but Eilean Dhu deserves a 5* review. Been a blast of a week. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 12th June 2021

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Absolutely fabulous! What a find. Stunningly beautiful house overlooking the sea. So tranquil to be on the balcony watching the ferry boat. A truly idyllic spot. House is equipped with everything you could possibly need and bed linen, towels and kitchen equipment are of the highest quality. Beds are the comfiest we can remember sleeping in. BathrooRead morems are luxurious and very modern. The garden area is well tended with quality seating and a bbq area we made use of. We look forward to our return! Hide

Reviewed by Heather 5th June 2021

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lovely accommodation

Reviewed by Leeskara 27th November 2020

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A lot of the kitchen utensils and crockery were in a disgraceful state, some were melted and one was just a dirty handle ( I took photos) Some crockery was chipped/cracked/enamel peeling off. 2 of the frying pans should have been in the bin. The owner was over friendly - after you have told someone to "get in touch if they need anything" you shouldRead more not then send them 6 texts the day after they arrive and then the day after that, you should definitely not come round - We left a day early Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 19th September 2020

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Lovely comfortable house in an idyllic setting. Facilities superb. Would definitely return and thoroughly recommend as a superb holiday stay.

Reviewed by Richard 5th September 2020

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Nice house, there may be bedding for 10 but its not big enough to comfortably accommodate 10 (especially adults). It is expensive and i would not give it 5-stars in its current state

Reviewed by Adam 8th August 2020

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Lovely cottage, yards from the loch shore line and the Colintraive pub which was super quality and very friendly. Rooms were decorated to a very high standard and there are plenty of bathrooms. Handy village shop next to the pub too (open mornings). Owner Patricia was very helpful too.Can walk to the ferry in 5 mins and its worth a days drive arounRead mored Bute. Great spot to explore the Argyll. Roads very good. Locals very friendly. Super place! Hide

Reviewed by David 1st August 2020

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A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location set on the water across from the Isle of Bute. The cottage was well- equipped, clean and easily accommodated 5 adults & 4 teenagers (plus a labrador.) The hotel next door had an excellent menu and beer garden. Patricia, owner, was extremely helpful with local knowledge and welcoming us to the cottage.

Reviewed by Ross 11th July 2020

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Lovely big house for families. Super comfy beds. Warm and cosy. Our weather was poor but it did not stop us from having a great break. Local hotel was opened but it charges London prices so use with caution.

Reviewed by Ian 4th July 2020

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Had the most wonderful stay. The cottage is a perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Very comfortable and cosy. The locals are so welcoming and friendly and the owner Patricia could not do enough for you. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Kerrie 26th October 2019

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Property wasn't clean dirty dishes in the drawer and numerous cobwebs everywhere, broken bench on balcony, no sea views from downstairs bedrooms and not a great view from upstairs either. There was 6 adults during our stay and the living space was cosy at that so 10 people would struggle in the living areas. Generally location is a good base for exRead moreploring. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 12th October 2019

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!SELECTED!Really !ENDOFSELECTED!lovely lodge set in most beautiful surroundings. Not to remote that you are able to find beautiful places to eat. Set in Colintraive where you can catch the ferry to the Isle of Bute. The lodge has the most beautiful views over the kyles of Bute. I would recommend this property

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View towards the property
The wonderful spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the stylish lounge area
Fantastic spacious open-plan space
The dining area
Enjoy dining in
Spectacular views from the property and balcony over the Kyles Of Bute
Step outside onto the balcony and enjoy al fresco dining
Watch the sailing boats go by from the balcony
Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner
Relax on the comfy leather sofas and enjoy a great movie
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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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