Now a comfortable and welcoming hotel, Chandlers Hotel on the Isle of Bute started life in 1900 as a girls’ school.
The chalk dust has long settled but Chandlers can still give visitors a very effective tutorial in taking it easy.
Go straight to the top of the holiday class with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay at Chandlers Hotel.
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.
The house is a twenty minute walk from the main seaside town of Rothesay, which is populated with cafés, 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.
Both options include a continental breakfast for each guest.
A complimentary glass of house wine is included for guests who are dining in the restaurant.
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.
Starters include dishes such as traditional Cullen skink or French onion soup. For a main course you might choose the seared chicken escalope or the poached fresh salmon.
There are also a range of desserts to choose from, such as the honey whipped meringue and the homemade apple pie.
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 miles from the house. Anyone with an interest in sea angling will be spoilt for choice.
Chandlers Hotel has attracted plenty of glowing reviews from guests on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from two longer reviews:
‘Alison and her family did everything possible to make our stay a memorable one and the accommodation was clean, comfy and very homely… The Isle of Bute is a fabulous place to visit and would thoroughly recommend this hotel.’
This guest enjoyed a meal at the hotel:
‘Chandlers is an impressive building with superb views over the water. We have been intending to try the restaurant for a while and I am very glad we now have! The food was very good! The service was attentive and the atmosphere relaxed. We were made most welcome and seated very comfortably in a smart well proportioned restaurant. The menu and wine list had plenty to offer…’
Summer has arrived in the Scottish countryside and this offer from Chandlers Hotel on Bute is a wonderful way to make the most of it with an island mini-break.
Book in with this Big Deal and give yourself a gold star for relaxation.