Isle of bute - Scotland

Historical Villa with Panoramic Views

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Beautifully restored 4 Star Georgian villa in Rothesay , Isle Of Bute with panoramic views over the hills and sea. Set within a secluded 2 acres of landscaped grounds.

Built in 1795 by a lord of Bute ( Captain J Stuart) The house boasts in architectural detailing from that period that still remains remarkably intact. It’s 1 of only 2 original Georgian buildings on Bute with unique strawberry hill gothic windows.

Experience the wonders of our beautiful Island from breath taking scenery to adventure and historical sites.

The island is only 15 miles long and 5 miles wide, and is bursting with a coastline of beaches, standing stone history, culture, wildlife, arts, and music with so much for all to enjoy.


Georgian Villa Set into beautiful gardens

Beautifully restored 4 Star Georgian villa in Rothesay, Isle Of Bute with panoramic views over the hills and sea. Set within a secluded 2 acres of landscaped grounds. Totally central yet extremely private.

Botanical Garden

2 Acres of landscaped gardens. Plants are all temperate and originate from all corners of the globe. A paradise for the naturalist. Teeming with wildlife, Deer, Owls, Hedgehogs, Bats, Otters and a wide variety of birds

Relaxing Pond

A naturally spring fed pond with an abundance of aquatic life. The pond is home to an array of beautiful specimen koi.


144 reviews on
Gordon L
Gordon L
Gordon Magnificent views over Rothesay,hills and the Clyde are matched by sumptuously furnished rooms, stunning bathrooms , a magnificent breakfast and a wonderful welcome from Mr &Mrs Rodger for whom nothing is too much trouble
Nicola P
Nicola P
A gem Absolutely loved this place! Visited with our 3 children. Tina & Tom made us feel so welcome; delicious breakfast; and the villa is as gorgeous as it is fascinating, with fantastic views. Highly recommend.
Fernando D
Fernando D
Wish We Had More Time In this Lovely Georgian House! We had a very warm welcome on our arrival. Tina was absolutely super and made our visit to the Ivybank memorable. She was the perfect hostess providing some useful tips on what to do on the Isle of Bute. Our room had a fantastic sea view, and was large, spotless, quiet, and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. The town is only a short walk away. Overall, the house and the garden were beautiful. We would highly recommend.
Room with a view Stayed here for one night whilst walking the West Island Way and what a treat it was. The house is set back from the road with fab views over Rothsay. It's the perfect place to sit and watch the ferries come and go either from the beautiful garden or from your room. Tom and Tina are very friendly and welcoming, the room well equipt and the breakfast delicious with a good selection of hot and cold choices. Really enjoyed my stay.
Pam Robson
Pam Robson
Fabulous! Ivybank Villa is the perfect place to stay on the Isle of Bute! Fabulous breakfast, amazing rooms, a spectacular garden and Tina and Tom really are the most wonderful hosts! Conveniently situated within easy walking distance of all the amenities in Rothesay but in a quiet, peaceful setting with the most wonderful view!
andy l
andy l
over for the honky tonk car show in june 2019 fantastic hosts lovely room fantastic breakfast would highly recommend it to anyone had a warm welcome from Tom & Tina the room has a lovely view over Rothesay thanks again guys had a lovely time in Rothesay Andy (yellow hotrod) & Frankie ( rusty chevy pickup)
A warm welcome in elegant surroundings with gorgeous views over Rothesay. This was our second visit to Tina and Tom’s beautiful Georgian villa, perched above Rothesay and surrounded by delightful mature gardens. We had such a lovely time last year when we visited for September weekend so it was our first choice for this year. Tina and Tom are the perfect hosts: warm, friendly and attentive. We remember that last year Tina gave us some great pointers for places to eat and things to do and this year she has welcomed us back with her inimitable charm and asked about our plans and given additional helpful suggestions.We loved the rooms at the top of the house with Velux windows offering unparalleled views over Rothesay where you can watch the comings and goings of the CalMac ferries and the townsfolk or admire the coastline and hills beyond. We stayed in room five which has a double bed and beautiful modern bathroom with an adjoining twin room for our son. Other rooms have the grand Georgian windows and higher ceilings, but we particularly enjoy this family space all set in the uppermost part of the house, just under the slate roof, glancing out over Rothesay at our feet. Our room is equipped with tv and tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi, hairdryer, straighteners, ample storage in drawers. There are several options for lighting, whether in the day with plentiful natural light or at night with ceiling spots and/or lamps making reading a delight, and numerous sockets for charging phones and other devices.The bathroom has a wonderful, fast-filling bath and powerful shower, sparkling clean sink and loo with modern fittings,a generous range of complimentary toiletries and a pleasant view over the garden with efficient blinds for privacy. Breakfast is copious and is enjoyed in the dining room overlooking the bay. Cereal, yogurt and fruit juice, tea, coffee and a full Scottish cooked breakfast are all on offer. You just need to select your choice of cooked items the night before. The house is accessed via a lovely crunchy gravel driveway or on foot via the winding path and steps through the garden which lead up from the town just up the hill from a very convenient Co op store. It’s like stepping back in time to a more genteel age of horticultural appreciation with a babbling stream and mature planting which are so fitting for the beautiful style of the house. It’s lovely here. Peaceful and relaxing and so well situated for exploring the island and all it has to offer.
Such a lovely place to stay We really enjoyed our short break at Ivybank Villa. Tina and Tom made us most welcome, they were very informative and interesting to talk to. The house and the garden was beautiful. The town was just a short walk away. We would love to have stayed a little longer.
JUST FANTASTIC Just had a 3 night break here while island hopping couldn't have pick a better place to stay.Tom and Tina are wonderful hosts you couldn't ask for more pleasing people just a warm welcome and a wonderful appointed house which they have no doubt worked very hard to achieve nothing to much trouble with lovely appointed rooms.If your travelling to Bute you must stay here you won't be disappointed thanking you both for a wonderful memorable stay on Bute.Kindest regardsBrian and Wendy Lincoln
Lyndsay A
Lyndsay A
Lovely House, Gardens & View The villa is situated in the town of Rothsay, not far from the ferry terminal, it sits high on a hill in the middle of stunning gardens with a spectacular view of the bay. Its a quiet location, and there's no passing traffic noise. We stayed in room 3, which had a lovely view of the garden and the bay. The house is lovely, clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were excellent.


Self Accommodating Loft Suite

Self accommodating loft suite that sleeps 5 people with stunning island views.

Deluxe Self Accommodating Suite

Luxury Self catering suite with newly refurbished ensuite walk in shower bathroom.

The Lodge ( Coming Soon - 2023)

The Lodge at Ivy Bank


Ivy banks Villa boast spectacular panoramic views of Rothesay bay to the scenic Cowal Hills and Peninsula