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Academy Apartments, Isle of Bute

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Academy Apartments is situated in a quiet, elevated position in the town of Rothesay, yet still within walking distance of the ferry terminal, town centre and local attractions. Just a few minutes walk down Chapelhill brings you to the impressive Victorian shore promenade that runs the entire length of Rothesay Bay, from Port Bannatyne to Kerrycroy.Your holiday flat is one of six in a converted former manse building and is comfortably furnished in a contemporary style. The main living room is bright and spacious, and is open plan with the kitchen and dining area. This room offers glorious unrestricted views across Rothesay Bay and beyond to Loch Striven and to the Cowal peninsula and hills. Some guests have described the views as 'inspirational' - most settle for 'amazing' ! This main ro...Academy Apartments is situated in a quiet, elevated position in the town of Rothesay, yet still within walking distance of the ferry terminal, town centre and local attractions. Just a few minutes walk down Chapelhill brings you to the impressive Victorian shore promenade that runs the entire length of Rothesay Bay, from Port Bannatyne to Kerrycroy.Your holiday flat is one of six in a converted former manse building and is comfortably furnished in a contemporary style. The main living room is bright and spacious, and is open plan with the kitchen and dining area. This room offers glorious unrestricted views across Rothesay Bay and beyond to Loch Striven and to the Cowal peninsula and hills. Some guests have described the views as 'inspirational' - most settle for 'amazing' ! This main room has four tall windows to the front and side, allowing maximum enjoyment of these wonderful sea views. The elevated position and large windows also allow lots of natural light to flood in, and as the room faces east, the sunrises can be spectacular, weather permitting. Remember, in mid summer you need to be up very early! ! The side window means that the room catches the evening sun from the west, right by the dining area! Enjoy the views at any time of day - over breakfast or dinner, or when simply relaxing in front of the TV in the evening. Enjoy a different view every time you look out across the bay, depending on the time of day and weather conditions. Watch the ferries come and go, and in the summer months, the Waverley paddle steamer calls in regularly to drop off and pick up on its summer sails. The apartment is ideal for friends, couples or families, offering 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin. Rothesay and the Isle of Bute offer a wide variety of activities and days out for visitors of all ages, including walking, cycling, fishing and golf. The location of the apartment is ideal for anyone looking for a quiet place to relax and chill, but with easy access to all amenities and attractions. More
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Katrina M
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2009
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 17 March 2019

Date of stay: March 2019
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

What a gem. We love staying here. Lovely homely interior. ..spectacular views of rothesay bay...and so close to the ferry. Walkable if need be! But of a steep walk up hill to the flat, but so worth it. House is well equipped for self catering....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank LouiseMCNNR
Reviewed 23 November 2017

The views are to die for day or night.The location is within 4-5 minutes to centre of town.Parking is outside the front door of the apartment and if you get the weather you'll not want to leave.It was a very enjoyable stay.Thanks Katrina and Greg.

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Richard T
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We spent one week in the Academy apartment, and we really enjoyed it. The views are phantastic! The apartment had plenty of space for us and it was equipped with everything we needed. The furnishings are tastefully designed, the bed is very comfortable, and all...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank lwittgenstein
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
The Isle of Bute has some outstanding bays and beaches, the best of these are Ettrick Bay on the west of the island and Kilchattan Bay to the south. Walking on Bute is a joy, because of the varied landscape and the quiet roads and footpaths. The West Island Way was Scotland's first long distance island footpath, developed and opened in 2000 as part of Bute's events to celebrate the millennium. The path is 30 miles of way marked walking which runs in a circular route from south to north and takes in track, moor, forest and coastal walking. Opposite Academy Apartments, a flight of steps takes you up to a high road that will give you direct access to the West Island Way. You can do the route in sections and catch local transport back to Rothesay, or choose to do the whole thing in 2 days ...
How to get there
The main ferry to Bute runs from Wemys Bay to Rothesay. The service is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, and runs every 45 minutes all year round. The crossing takes 30 minutes. Alternatively take the scenic route through Argyll to Colintraive to hop the ferry to Rhubodach on the north tip of Bute. This is a very frequest service and takes 5 minutes to cross. The ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay is served by regular connecting train services from Glasgow Central Station and Paisley Gilmour Street (only 2 miles from Glasgow Airport) Check www.calmac.co.uk for all ferry timings and connecting train times. Car hire is available at both Glasgow and Prestwick Airport. Many budget airlines from around Europe and further afield fly into these airports, including Ryanair and Easyjet. Glasgow In...
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