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Georgian Villa (listed) Beautifully restored to its former grandeur, with numerous period features both internally and externally. Set within secluded landscaped grounds of two acres. Totally central yet extremely private. Wildlife friendly gardens with Deer,owls,bats,woodpeckers,hedgehogs and fish.built by Lord ButeArgyll, and first recorded occupancy in 1795. Panoramic sea and mountain views from all rooms but one.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Great View


Full view
73Somewhat walkable
Grade: 73 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
29Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
We had a wonderful four night stay at this beautiful house. We were made to feel very welcome. The House and gardens are stunning, the view from our room looked out over the harbour. It was a lovely relaxing stay.
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First but won't be last stay! Recommend by friends we booked for the Highland Games. Lovely owners, great rooms and fantastic breakfast, the views from the rooms and beautiful gardens are brilliant. Short walk into town but quite a climb no problem if taken slowly. Would
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We strongly recommend Ivybank Villa as a place to stay when you are over in Bute. We had booked a number of rooms with Tom and Tina from 30/7/2014 till 5/8/2014 for our wedding in Mount Stuart and I must say we couldn't have chosen better, The views are amazing, the house has a
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We booked a surprise weekend in Rothesay foe my Dads 65th Birthday! It was to be a special weekend for the 4 of us. It turned out to be amazing - no thanks to the incompetence of the owners of the Ivybank Villa. We had specially requested a ground floor room as mum doesn't walk
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Response from flemingScotland, Public Relations Manager at Ivybank Villa
Responded 18 Aug 2014
Truth! Truth about what? Such a shame that very,very occasionally we come across spiteful and malicious people who have got nothing better to do than run people down and cause as much ill feeling as possible. This person did have a confused booking, but it was caused by her own incompetence, and to save face she blames our business! We arranged with great difficulty her stay at Monroes. Sam needs to learn how to spell the word truth. Her husband was rude, insulting and obnoxious. Probably because he dealt with my lovely Wife who cannot do enough for people. Please read our many positive reviews, and steer clear of Sam and her vitriolic outbursts.
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Spent 3 nights in this lovely establishment with my family (2 adults 2 kids). Booked the top floor suite which boasts 2 bedrooms and walk in closet and en suite. Perfect for keeping the kids separate yet close (the only access to kids room was through our bedroom.) Tom and Tina
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Room with a view
The view from our bed in Ivy Bank Villa
View of Rothesay from the Ferry showing Ivy Bank Villa
"Room with a sea view."
"Ask for a room with a view!"
"I’ve ticked yes to the luxury hotel qusetion because I felt it was luxurious considering the cost"
"If you book in advance, request a seaview."
"Rooms at the front of the building have a beautiful view over Rothesay harbour"
US$154 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandIsle of ButeRothesay
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