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Chandlers Country House

Ascog Bay, Argyll & Bute

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  • Lounge 1
  • Music Room
  • Twin Room
  • 1 of 9 Bathrooms
  • superking bedroom
  • kingsize bedroom
  • impressive views

Description of Chandlers Country House

This impressive detached manor house is the perfect destination for large family gatherings, private house parties, intimate weddings and other celebrations. Having started life as a girlís school, laterally it has run as a luxury 4* hotel. Having undergone even more refurbishment this country house on the Isle of Bute occupies a prime position on the water's edge, with unsurpassed views across the Clyde, along the Ayrshire coast and beyond.

As the most easily accessible of all the Scottish Islands, a vacation on the Isle of Bute will not disappoint. The island has been named as one of National Geographicís 'Top10' global adventure trips.

The West Island Way Walk starts in a wee village close by and is just one of the breathtaking walks available on the island.
There are three golf courses on the island, cycle tracks, horse riding, sailing, kayaking, swimming pools, a cinema and an abundance of wildlife to see.

A popular destination for fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers anglers an opportunity to fish for rainbow trout and is only 3 mile from the house, for anyone with an interest in sea angling youíll be spoilt for choice.
Within walking distance is Mount Stuart House, a Gothic Revival country house and the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute. It was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson for the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the late 1870ís after a fire destroyed the earlier house by Alexander McGill in 1877. Open to the public with its beautiful gardens to explore, the house has become a popular location for wealthy celebrity weddings including Stella McCartney and JB Gill from the band JLS.

Having had a great reputation as a luxury hotel, Chandlers Country House has brought all of the elegance and charm that the most discerning of guest could want and developed this Self catering country house for you to enjoy.

The house itself has a cozy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar which can be stocked or un-stocked to suit you requirements. A Grand Piano is the focus of the music lounge, accompanied by several guitars, amps, music stands and more comfy seating. The living room has ample seating, flat screen TV, selection of games, a small library and sound bar for iPods. The dining room hosts an impressive dining table able to seat at least 20, furnished again with additional soft seating and music sound bar. With a premises license, weddings can be held here. We can even help or simply advise on any catering requirements. The house is a twenty minute walk away from the main seaside town of Rothesay, which is populated with cafes, restaurants, public houses and an array of independent shops.

Features of Chandlers Country House

  • General
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • High chair
  • Cot available
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating
  • Tumble dryer
  • Car parking (3+ cars)
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Washing machine
  • Non Smoking
  • Garden
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Freezer
  • Entertainment
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Colour TV
  • Wifi / Internet Access
  • Garden Barbecue
  • Additional Facilities
  • Snug/Bar with carpeted floor, views over the water.
  • Music Lounge with carpeted floor.
  • Living Room with carpeted floor, views over the water.
  • Dining Room with carpeted floor, views over the water.
  • Kitchen with 12 burner range, 1 combi oven, 2 gas ovens, an array of fridges & freezers
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • plenty of workspace to satisfy the neediest of wannabe chefs.
  • First floor:
  • 1 King-size bedroom with sofa area and bath/shower ensuite.
  • 3 Double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Second floor:
  • 1 Super king bedroom with double walk-in shower,
  • 3 Double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. 1 twin with en-suite bathroom.
  • All bedrooms have flat screen TVís and salon style hairdryers.
  • Gas Central Heating and Hot Water, All windows newly fitted, double glazed and operational.
  • Luxurious bed linen and towels inc.
  • 2 Travel Cots 1 Highchair.
  • Microwaves.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Large panoramic deck, with dining and seating for at least 26.
  • Enclosed lawned garden BBQ.
  • Ample parking.
  • Cycle store.
  • No smoking.

Local Information

Walking distance to Mount Stuart House
20 minute walk into main town of Rothesay
Ample cafes, bistros & restaurants
Bus stop at end of driveway
Public swimming pool, sauna, steam room & gym within 2 miles
Cinema within 2 miles
3 golf courses nearby
Horse riding nearby
Trout fishing within 3 miles
Cycle hire within 2 miles

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users.

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Location details for Chandlers Country House

  • Distance from:
  • 1 hour 22 minutes drive from Dunoon (30 miles)
  • 1 hour 58 minutes drive from Glasgow (43 miles)
  • 2 hours 52 minutes drive from Edinburgh (86 miles)

  • Nearest Beaches:
  • 11 minutes drive from Kilchattan Bay (6 miles)
  • 18 minutes drive from Ettrick Bay. Bute (7 miles)
  • 1 hour 8 minutes drive from Wemyss Bay (10 miles)
  • 1 hour 16 minutes drive from Largs (15 miles)
  • 1 hour 16 minutes drive from Largs - Main (15 miles)
  • 1 hour 57 minutes drive from Millport / Cumbrae (19 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)

Getting Here

getting here
The Isle of Bute is one of the easiest of Scotland's west coast islands to reach.

by air
With International flights arriving at both Glasgow and Preswick Airports, Bute is only about 1.5 hours travelling time from landing.

by car
The island is served by 2 Caledonian MacBrayne ferry links. In the north at Rhubodach you can cross from the mainland to Bute in a few mins. The main ferry link is from Wemyss Bay). The crossing takes around 35mins.

by rail
The ferry terminal is well served by rail links from Glasgow Central Station.