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.
Today’s Big Deal means you can enjoy all that Bute has to offer while based for two nights in Munro’s, a comfortable, boutique B&B that sits on a hill near the village of Ardbeg.
A friendly B&B with stunning views across Rothesay Bay, Munro’s 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 stylishly decorated rooms are ensuite – one with a whirlpool bath – and they also include flat screen TV’s, wireless broadband access, tea and coffee making facilities, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and luxury shower gel and hand soap.
So if you want a break from the rat race, make like a Viking and head for Bute. Today’s Big Deal is:
£79 instead of £180 for a two night stay for two at Munro’s B&B on Bute; a 56% saving on the standard £180