Boarding a ferry to a stunning Scottish island on a sunny day is its own special thrill.
It’s your chance to escape the city for somewhere more tranquil, sample some local restaurants and pubs, and take a long beachside stroll with your other half. Bliss.
Enjoy all of the above with today’s Big Deal on a relaxing break at Chandlers Hotel on the Isle of Bute.
With a brilliant location on Ascog Bay, it is a very popular spot among those looking to get away from it all and simply relax.
The hotel is a 20-minute walk from the main seaside town of Rothesay, which is populated with cafes, restaurants, pubs 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.
Valid until 31st July, today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a stay in a classic double or twin room in the welcoming Chandlers Hotel.
Option one is for a two night stay and option two is for three nights.
As well as a welcoming coffee and cake on arrival, a continental breakfast is included for each guest, each morning. You can choose to upgrade to the hot breakfast menu for £4.95 per person, which includes a full Scottish breakfast, smoked salmon, smoked haddock, kippers and soufflé omelettes.
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 ensuite 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, as well as a tearoom serving homely soup, sandwiches and baking.
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.
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, earning it a Certificate of Excellence. 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.’
Spring or summer getaway
Fancy a fair weather mini-break away from the city rush? Then sail away to Chandlers Hotel on Bute with today’s Big Deal.
Valid until the end of July 2019, this is your chance to cosy up with your other half on a romantic island escape.