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“Great week at this cosy cottage.”
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From north side
South side
Double bedroom
garden gate
sea view
old walled garden
view from bedroom
boat
Bute ferry
Highland cow
Ferry at night
Dunagoil point
Ascog bay
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Montford cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ascog, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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HOLLY18La...
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great week at this cosy cottage.”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What a great location! We could hardly tear ourselves away from views out of the windows!
Watching the birds feeding and the occasional seals was fascinating.
The weather was very cold, we even had snow, it was great to come back to the warmth and comfort of the cottage.
Everything was provided for a great holiday!

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: The shower room.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kagsporte...
Halifax
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fabulous Week at Montford Cottage”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Montford Cottage delivers everything it promises. The location is amazing. Perched beside the water with amazing views across the firth and into Rothesay Bay. The layout provides views from all rooms. The three adults, my husband, son and me, all shared the space comfortably throughout the week. As always on the island the weather varies hour by hour and that provided opportunities for amazing photographs. Everything you need is provided for cooking and we did a lot of our own cooking. The books about Bute and maps were really useful in planning walks and also learning more about the history of Bute. The bus stops right outside the house and we used them regularly. They are always on time, sometimes a bit early so make sure you are ready and waiting in good time! And at £2.60 return it is a fair price. One thing that would have made the stay perfect for us is Wi-Fi. In this day and age I sort of expect to have WiFi access. We found places in town that did have it and that helped. Next time we come we will make sure we bring our own acess. It won't stop us returning to Montford Cottage again in the future, nothing will keep us away.

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Liked best: The location of the property
Liked least: Lack of Wi-Fi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jane H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful location, great cottage”
Reviewed 17 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Stayed here for three nights. Views to die for and Bute is a fascinating island to explore. Can't fault the cottage - it's been done up well and is well equipped with two spacious bedrooms. It was clean and homely and cosy and has nice character with fab views. Toilet and shower on the smaller side with no bath - but it is a cottage so that was expected.
Bute is a great Island to explore- Sally some of the places we'd have like to see like don't open till late March after Easter like Mount Stuart.
Jack and Kate the owners have a wealth of info to guide the visitor including their own recommendations and it is clearly apparent they love the island too. The cottage is full of lovely quirky home from home touches. Would love to go back to this wee gem.

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Joy H
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage by the sea - with seals!!”
Reviewed 14 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Tastefullly appointed cottage with truly stunning views. It's not often one can have tea in bed whilst watching the ferries go by! We enjoyed the wildlife, watching the glorious elemental weather change the pictures through the windows. We saw snow on the beach up to the water's edge followed by the bluest and sunniest of days. The seals at the end of the garden were a joy to watch. Despite some very cold days the cottage was always cosily warm. Bute is a beautiful Island and wherever you are the scenery is lovely. Only sorry we forgot to write good things in the visitors book - hope this makes up for it.

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Liked best: All the views from all the windows
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Buddie125
Elderslie, Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday on a beautiful island”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in October 2013

I have just booked a return to Montford Cottage following my stay there in October 2013. The cottage is really well appointed in a fabulous location close to the sea which is visible out of almost every window. I have visited Bute a few times over the years since spending a holiday there as a child but never explored the island. It is a beautiful island with soft rolling hills and spectacular views in every direction particularly to Arran. The cottage is only two miles from Mount Stuart house which is probably the most spectacular large house I have ever visited. Stella McCarney's wedding was held in the family chapel here. We are cyclists and the roads are perfect for days out on the bike and on one trip we met cows which were as friendly as horses which was really funny. Can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Aspect and proximity to the sea.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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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 28 September 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
Level 1 Contributor
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 20 July 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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