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“Fantastic Holiday Cottage - Great Location”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ascog, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Rupertina...
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday Cottage - Great Location”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Montford Cottage, on the wonderful Isle of Bute. Our first visit was in May 2013 when we stayed for a week, our 2nd visit was for 2 weeks in May 2014, and our 3rd visit for a further 2 weeks was in September 2014. Although our September break was unfortunately cut short after only 6 blissful days (due to family illness at home) - the time spent at Montford Cottage was a dream. Although only a 5 minutes drive from Rothesay (which has shops, restaurants, Rothesay Castle, Museum, the Marvellous Discovery Centre), the Cottage feels a million miles away. From all rooms a view of the Clyde can be seen, with frequent views of wildlife (seals, otters, swans etc). The cottage has everything you need, particularly with the new addition of a washing machine. It is a really comfortable, quiet, warm cottage with spectacular views. We cannot wait to return..

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Liked best: The spectacular views from all rooms
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elizabeth...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I wouldn't tell my worst enemy about this one - but I shall be telling my friends!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Very tastefully and comfortably set up to make guests feel 'at home at sea'. The view while washing up (as well as from the lounge) was fantastic with constant interest generated by all the wildlife - ducklings, cygnets, gannets, mouse and otter, to mention just a few. An easy place to go out from to explore the rest of the island, a haven for those wanting to see and enjoy countryside, wildlife and walks, as well as to enjoy with children,

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Liked best: Being so close to the sea we felt like we were on board.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Other
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Michelle...
Bury, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A picturesque, seaside cottage away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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We stayed at Montford Cottage for one week over the 2012 Christmas period and what an amazing time we had. We were told about Montford by a family member who had stayed over the summer with her family; she told us to go and see for ourselves what an idyllic getaway this lovely cottage offered.
The cottage itself is beautiful inside and out; it was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was very well-equipped meaning we spent several evenings eating-in; the lounge boasts amazing sea views which can be viewed from the dining table! When we didn't eat in, we chose to visit several of Bute's pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, as recommended to us from the cottage's guest book; all of these were places were would choose to visit again, in particular, The Kingarth Hotel and No. 29 restaurant.
The cottage has two good-sized bedrooms and, although it is located by the coast road, the volume of traffic is so low and the cottage so well insulated, we were never disturbed by noise.
The Isle of Bute is somewhere we had never even heard of before booking Montford, but when it was described to us as a peaceful, picturesque island with an abundance of beaches and countryside walks, we felt it ticked every box and, needless to say, we weren't disappointed. On several occasions, when we visited the Isle's beaches, we were the only people there and were able to take in the breathtaking coastal views and beautiful countryside completely undisturbed, including spending several hours watching the infamous Bute seals who at times chose to bask and swim on the shore, literally a few metres away from where we sat! We have already booked to return this year and would recommend it to anyone, couples or families, looking for a picturesque seaside cottage location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Michelle...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A picturesque seaside cottage location, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at Montford Cottage for one week over the 2012 Christmas period and what an amazing time we had. We were told about Montford by a family member who had stayed over the summer with her family; she told us to go and see for ourselves what an idyllic getaway this lovely cottage offered.
The cottage itself is beautiful inside and out; it was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was very well-equipped meaning we spent several evenings eating-in; the lounge boasts amazing sea views which can be viewed from the dining table! When we didn't eat in, we chose to visit several of Bute's pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, as recommended to us from the cottage's guest book; all of these were places were would choose to visit again, in particular, The Kingarth Hotel and No. 29 restaurant.
The cottage has two good-sized bedrooms and, although it is located by the coast road, the volume of traffic is so low and the cottage so well insulated, we were never disturbed by noise.
The Isle of Bute is somewhere we had never even heard of before booking Montford, but when it was described to us as a peaceful, picturesque island with an abundance of beaches and countryside walks, we felt it ticked every box and, needless to say, we weren't disappointed. On several occasions, when we visited the Isle's beaches, we were the only people there and were able to take in the breathtaking coastal views and beautiful countryside completely undisturbed, including spending several hours watching the infamous Bute seals who at times chose to bask and swim on the shore, literally a few metres away from where we sat! We have already booked to return this year and would recommend it to anyone, couples or families, looking for a picturesque seaside cottage location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Carolanne...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Blissful - peace beyond our expectations”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

What a fantastic cottage! Amazing location, beautiful little house. Lovely views. Decorated and furnished just how we pictured a seaside cottage. Loved it so much booking now for next year. Loved it. You might find nicer, but I have no idea where. So quiet and peaceful, just what we all needed. If you want a hectic holiday this is not the place to go but if peace, peace and more peace is the order of the day this is it.

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Liked best: the amazing location and the interior
Liked least: I can't think of anything we didn't like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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271Claire...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beautiful cottage, ideal location.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Montford cottage is is an ideal location with fantastic views of the water from all windows. Bute is a great little island, loads to see and do, excellent public transport and all necessary amenities in Rothesay, which is a about a 30 minute walk away. We had unbelievable weather so spent most days on various beaches, each very different in character, or in the garden seal and otter spotting. We didn't do everything we wanted to do, so have already booked to return next year. The cottage is very cosy, beautifully furnished with everything you need. I could sit in the window looking out to sea for hours. This is probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - highly recommended!

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Liked best: Location and decor
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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catherine...
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
“Location Location Location”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

WOW!! What an amazing place! 6 of us (Grandparents, parents and children aged 8 and 11) stayed in this gorgeous, clean,beautifully decorated, warm and well equipped cottage. Views of the sea and beach from the cottage are gorgeous - and we were lucky enough to watch an otter fishing in the sea below us on 3 nights during the week - from the living room and kitchen - through binoculars which were provided! The lockable outside building was a real bonus for us as we were travelling by bike. Fab base for a cycling holiday - close to ferry when you arrive, quiet roads, careful drivers, and no massive hills! We all did 105 miles during the week. I can not recommend this cottage highly enough.

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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