We came back again in August 2017 after a visit the summer before. The cottage is absolutely delightful. Very spacious yet cosy. It is quite an easy journey to get over there on the ferry from the mainland and then a short drive of less than a mile to the cottage.
For me it was the exhilarating views from the property that called me back. The island is small enough to make driving around very easy. Nothing is too far away and there is enough to keep you occupied, whether it be seeking out the secluded beaches, visiting places of interest, or just relaxing at the cottage, taking in the fantastic views.
A very peaceful location for a comfortable, well-appointed cottage. Spacious yet cosy.
We had a lovely stay at Springbank Cottage over the New Year. Despite a lot of bad weather we were able to enjoy lots of what the island has to offer. We were very lucky in seeing Otters and Porpoises on one long coastal walk.
The cottage is homely, peaceful and very well equipped. We stayed as part of a larger group and had no grumbles over the very comfortable beds in the twin room. The lounge is beautiful, cosy and warm with a roaring fire, spacious and offering terrific views of Rothesay Bay.
We will definitely come back to this beautiful island and thank our host for a terrific, if slightly wet, stay.
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.