OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

White Washed Cottage With Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay

About the property

Montford Cottage, Craigmore Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland, UK

Montford Cottage is a lovely whitewashed cottage standing in a unique position on the southern shores of the Isle of Bute, off the West coast of Scotland. This detached house is in a wonderful location, perched on the rocks with a sea view on 3 sides, and a rustic, walled garden overlooking the sea. Its situation is perfect for exploring Bute either by foot, bicycle, car or open top bus. It is 3 miles south of the main town of Rothesay and 2 miles north of the Island's great attraction Mountstuart House, the seat of the Marquess of Bute.

Jack Thomson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Jack Thomson

I grew up on Bute and my parents and sister still live near the cottage. My wife Kate and our 4 children live in the deep south of England and over the last 16 years, we have regularly driven the 300 miles or so to visit the family.

Jack Thomson purchased this in 2011

Why Jack Thomson chose Scotland

We purchased Montford cottage in April 2011, having spotted it during our February half term holiday on Bute. We fell in love with its position, perched on the rocks with stunning sea views on three sides. We don't know the exact history of the house, but it is one of the very few that have been built on the sea-side of the coastal road. We think it was originally a toll- house for the coastal road running south to Mountstuart House.

What makes this unique


An ancient treasure trove was discovered on the cliffs above the beach to the side of the cottage (the beach you can see through the kitchen window). There are varying accounts of how treasure came to be hidden in that spot, but what is known is that a haul of ancient coins was uncovered when the sea road was constructed in 1841. The coins date back to 1334 and are thought to have been hidden after the battle of Barone Hill. It was said that the 12 or so lucky work men who discovered it, hot footed off the island with their loot. Did those men gather all the bounty, or is there still trasure "in them there hills"? Why don't you take a look for yourself?




Prices & Availability

Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Montford Cottage is available as a holiday let on a weekly basis throughout the year. The rent per week (Sat-Sat) ranges from £500 in high season to £300 in low season with a £100 deposit required at the time of booking. The balance is required 14 days before the start of the holiday. Short breaks may be available from £100 per night (no less than 2 nights)

    Changeover Day:

Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Isle of Bute, United Kingdom

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower room with WC and washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed and sea view. Bedroom 2 is a family room with double bed and bunk beds (sleeps up to 4) and sea view.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Outside: The house stands in its own walled garden facing the sea. The garden is accessed through the kitchen door and down some stone steps to a patio area, where French garden table and chairs provide an outside dining area. A wrought iron, anchor gate leads down to the rocks and seashore below. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding are supplied.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot