When you really need a break, nothing beats an island getaway.
Sail away from the humdrum of everyday life with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night break at the luxurious Chandlers Hotel on the Isle of Bute.
With a brilliant location on Ascog Bay, it’s a very popular spot among those looking to get away from it all and simply relax for a day or two.
The house is a twenty minute walk from the main seaside town of Rothesay, which is populated with cafes, restaurants, public houses and an engaging array of independent shops.
One of the easiest Scottish islands to access, Bute has two ferry links to the mainland and excellent train links.
It is easy to travel to and from the Central Belt but feels gloriously remote from the frantic pace of life in the city.
Relaxing mini break
Today’s offer is for two people to relax with a one or two consecutive night stay in a classic double or twin room in the welcoming Chandlers Hotel. A two night booking is required for Friday and Saturday stays.
Options one and three are, respectively, for a one or two night bed and breakfast stay.
Options two and four are, respectively, for a one or two night B&B stay with entry tickets to Mount Stuart House and gardens.
A continental breakfast each morning is included in the offer.
Well known for the warmth of its welcome, Chandlers is a spacious, detached property with unsurpassed views over the Clyde to the Ayrshire coast and beyond.
Each of the nine gorgeous and independently decorated bedrooms have well appointed en-suite bathrooms stocked with a selection of quality toiletries, cotton wool, tissues, shaving mirror and good selection of soft towels.
The house itself has a cosy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar.
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, a flat screen TV, a selection of games, a small library and sound bar for iPods.
Fresh & local
Guests are welcome to dine in the hotel’s elegant restaurant. Fresh local produce is to the fore on the regularly changing menus.
A popular starter might be the Chandlers seafood platter: smoked salmon, smoked trout and prawns with a herby cucumber salad, all coated in a tangy Marie rose dressing.
Your main course might be the lemon sole roulade or the trio of lamb: Bute lamb cutlets grilled and served with a fresh cherry, rosemary and red wine glaze.
The outdoor terrace is available for sipping drinks before dinner, chatting over coffee after dinner or simply enjoying the magnificent views and listening to the waves break on the shore below.
The restaurant is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.
See & do on Bute
From rounds of golf to gentle cycling trips on almost deserted roads, the Isle of Bute offers plenty of fun activities. Horse riding is a popular past time on the island as are water sports, diving and, of course, making the most of the isle’s many coastal walks. The West Island Way Walk starts in a wee village close by and is just one of the breathtaking walks available on the island.
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 three mile from the house. Anyone with an interest in sea angling will be spoilt for choice.
Mount Stuart House
Within walking distance of the hotel, Mount Stuart House is a Gothic Revival country house and the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute.
Along with beautiful gardens to explore, the house is open to the public and has become a popular location for wealthy celebrity weddings including Stella McCartney and JB Gill from the band JLS.
Chandlers Hotel has attracted plenty of glowing reviews from guests on TripAdvisor. This was left by a couple in June:
‘What a fabulous hotel this was for our stay on the gorgeous Isle of Bute. Kind, helpful and friendly. Excellent chef. Great food for breakfast and evening meal. Beautiful room with sea view. Hotel very homely and tastefully decorated. Highly recommended.’
Need to escape the city? Sail away to Chandlers Hotel on Bute and enjoy an island mini-break with today’s Big Deal.