Places to Stay on Bute

Munro's Bed & Breakfast

Munro’s opened for business in August 2007 after extensive internal upgrading and decoration plus a good lick of paint on the outside. (We used low VOC paints throughout the re-design to minimise the toxic emissions - and smells – normally associated with standard paints.)

At Munro’s relax and enjoy our quiet location up on the hill in Ardbeg. Our large garden has marvellous views over the bay and on beautiful mornings you can have your breakfast on the terrace. You may even spot a fish in the lily-pond.

All our beautifully decorated rooms are en-suite – one with a whirlpool bath – and also include flat screen TV’s, wireless broadband access, under floor heating in the bathrooms, lovely soft bathrobes, speciality teas and luxury toiletries.

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The Ardyne Guest House

The Ardyne is an elegant guest house in a prominent position on the seafront, overlooking Loch Striven and the Cowal Hills beyond. We have 10 en suite bedrooms, all comfortably furnished and well appointed. There is a cosy lounge with free Wi-Fi access and the dining room has stunning sea views.
Our full choice breakfasts are made with local produce, free range eggs from the Mount Stuart Estate, smoked salmon from Ritchie’s smoke house and marmalade and jam from prize winning Henshelwood’s all feature on the menu.

The Ardyne Guest House
37 Mountstuart Road, Rothesay, PA20 9EB
For bookings telephone 01700 502052
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Ivy Bank Villa


Ivy Bank Villa is an elegant, beautifully restored Georgian Villa with spectacular, panoramic views over Rothesay Bay to the scenic Cowal hills and Peninsula.

Built and occupied by a ‘Captain John Stuart’ (namesake of Lord Bute, without the ‘Crichton’!) in 1795, the house sits in over two acres of exotically planted gardens which are a haven for ‘resident’ wildlife such as deer, owls, bats, hedgehogs, fish and the full spectrum of wild birds.

We are central for all local amenities/activities, yet at the same time completely private with no passing pedestrians or cars.

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Ardyne House

35 Shore Road, Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute. PA20 0LQ

Tel: 01700 503906
Contact Name: Alex and Jacqui Guild +44 (0)7920 543413


Ardyne Sitting Room