While the Isle of Bute’s name comes from the Gaelic, the island’s main town of Rothesay was named by the Vikings.
Rothesay is derived from the Old Norse for ‘a lovely, relaxing destination when you’re tired of all that pillaging and fancy some fresh air, great views and nice walks’.
Vikings and pillaging have rather gone out of fashion over the last thousand years or so but Bute remains a great spot for a tranquil mini-break.
Enjoy it all with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay at the gorgeous Munro’s B&B on the Isle of Bute.
It’s a straightforward deal. Option one is for two people to have a one night stay with a full Scottish breakfast.
Option two is for two people to have a two night stay with a full Scottish breakfast.
Munro’s is a comfortable B&B that sits on a hill near the village of Ardbeg on Bute.
A friendly, family-run home with stunning views across Rothesay Bay, the B&B has an acre of beautiful gardens.
On fine mornings, you can have your breakfast on the terrace and you may even spot a fish in the lily-pond.
All of Munro’s six, stylishly decorated rooms are ensuite and they also feature flat screen TVs, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and luxury shower gel and hand soap.
See & do
6 miles from the hotel is Mount Stuart House, 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 those of Stella McCartney and JB Gill from the band JLS.
Of course, there is a lot more to do on Bute. From rounds of golf via 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, angling and, of course, making the most of the isle’s many coastal walks.
Munro’s has wowed lots of previous guests and it scores a top five stars on TripAdvisor. This is
what a couple of recent visitors had to say:
‘Yet another glowing review? Yes and deservedly so! Joan and Andy are not only terrific hosts as they go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable and memorable, but also two very nice people! You do feel as you are meeting new friends when you stay at Munro’s… the breakfasts were delicious… the rooms/beds/bathrooms were comfortable, clean and at the right temperature! Hosts, warm & charming, knowledgeable and great cooks! PS, amazing views at breakfast!’
‘Bute-iful. We were made to feel very welcome! Andy and Joan were so hospitable and warm. Breakfasts were healthy and delicious and served in the conservatory with wow factor views over the water. The rooms were very clean and light. Our hosts were great at suggesting good spots for walks, supper and everything else we needed to know. Best B&B on the island and so handy for either ferry.’
One of the easiest Scottish islands to access, Bute has two ferry links to the mainland and excellent train links.
It is quick to get from the Central Belt but feels gloriously remote from the frantic pace of life in the city.
Take a break from the humdrum and enjoy island life with today’s Big Deal on a stay at the welcoming Munro’s.