St. Ebba B & B


37 Mount Stuart Road, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute, Argyll & Bute, PA20 9EB

    St. Ebba B & B sits on Mount Stuart Road overlooking the sea. It is a grand grade 2 listed Victorian villa.

    Enjoy the panoramic views of Rothesay bay, Loch Striven and the Cowal Peninsula while you have breakfast in our fabulous dining room. Many rooms have views of the sea including our relaxing lounge on the ground floor.

    We have a comfortable relaxed contemporary style that will suit most tastes. This is our family home and you will find a welcoming friendly Scottish atmosphere. All our rooms have en-suite facilities and are well equipped with welcome trays, TV, DVD players, Ipod docking and hairdryers. Trouser press and ironing board/iron available on request.

    Breakfast at the St. Ebba is of a high standard freshly prepared using seasonal produce which is sourced locally as much as possible. Choices include full cooked Scottish breakfast, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and homemade pancakes. Visitors have been arriving at Rothesay pier on the Isle of Bute for many hundreds of years to enjoy the simple relaxing environment. There are many boats of all shapes and sizes over the summer months in the harbour area including the last ocean going paddle steamer 'The Waverly'. Traditionally many paddle steamers would arrive daily at the many piers on the island bringing bustling tourists ashore.

    There is a fantastic view of 'The Waverly' from the St Ebba sailing past into Rothesay pier almost daily over the summer months.

    The St.Ebba is a grand Victorian villa with many original features and panoramic views across Rothesay Bay. It sits on Mount Stuart Road and to find us you take a left turn from the ferry towards Kilchattan bay. If you are on foot it is a pleasant 15minute walk. There is a taxi rank at the pier and local bus services.

    Since March 2010 we have been transforming it into our family home and we have been sharing it with our 'Bed & Breakfast' guests since July 2011. It has a comfortable contemporary style which blends well with the traditional feel of Scottish holidays in Rothesay. You will find a friendly relaxed atmosphere to enrich your stay.

    You may want to relax in the lounge of the St.Ebba in front of the log stove and enjoy the fabulous unrestricted views across Rothesay Bay on to the Cowal Peninsula and Loch Striven. On warmer summer evenings you can enjoy the magic of sitting in the garden in front of the house and soak up the all the activity on the water and watch the wonderful sunset.

    The rooms now ready at the St.Ebba are within the 'Summer Retreat'. These rooms are of a high standard all with en-suite and quality Scottish toiletries. They are fresh light and airy. They are all well equipped with welcome trays, freeview television, WI-FI, dvd player, ipod station, hairdryer. We also have a spacious ground floor room with large ensuite shower room that may suit those guests who would rather not have stairs or require to use a wheelchair.

    We can cater for a wide range of visitor wither its business or pleasure. The rooms available are for couples, singles, twin rooms and families. Families with small children we can provide travel cot and high chair. Spending time at the St.Ebba in Rothesay will allow you to experience a taste of island life and enjoy activities such as cycling, walking, horse riding, fishing ,golf and sailing. there are local attractions such as 'Mount Stuart Estate,'Rothesay Castle, the 'Victorian Fernary' and the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre is a good place to start. This is Visit Scotland's tourist information centre. You will find local maps, history, events and lots more. There are various events throughout the year such as the Jazz Festival in April, Bute Highland Games in August, Line Dancing and 'Eat Bute' September
    3 Guest House
    Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double room (ensuite)
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room (ensuite)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    King Size Room (ensuite)
    £80.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room Ensuite
    £45.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room (ensuite)
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    The kingsize room and family room can be occupied with double occupancy only at £70.00 per room per night.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Acess island facilities such as cycling, horse riding, golfing, fishing boating and walking routes.
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available Menu is adapted to suite children.
    • Cot Available


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available Available in each room
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities Ironing board and iron upon request
    • Lounge
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Trouser Press
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden Front garden area available to guests
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Parking available on the driveway to the front of the property.
    • Automatic Car Available Car hire available near by.
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking Parking available on the driveway to the front of the propery. Also free on street parking near by.
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station


    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free Let us no requiirments in adavance and we will do our best to accommadate
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Nut Free Meals Let us know food allergies in advance and we will do our best to accommadate your needs.
    • Tea & Coffee Available Available in your rooms and replenished daily.
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Internet Access
    • Level Access There are no steps to front entrance although drive is on a slope.
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    There are good road links to Wemyss Bay on the West Coast of Scotland. All routes to the Island involve a ferry ride. The main ferry terminal from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay brings you into the centre of Rothesay town. Driving off the ferry to find the St. Ebba you take a left turn at the traffic lights which is sign posted for Kilchattan Bay. You continue on the shore road until you reach 37 Mount Stuart Road, St.Ebba B & B. There is another ferry crossing that brings you to Isle of Bute. This is from Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula to Rhubodach on Bute. This is only a 5 minute crossing for cars, buses and foot passengers. On reaching Rothesay town follow directions as for main ferry.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- The Discovery Centre, tourist information sits centrally in the town, to the right of the main ferry terminal. To find the St. Ebba from here you take a left turn out of the centre and continue along the shore road past the ferry terminal and harbour area. Continue along the seafront until you reach Mount Stuart Road. St. Ebba B & B is signposted. Number 37 Mount Stuart Road. This will only take 5 minutes by car, 15- 20 minutes by foot

    Getting there by railway:- There is a regular train service to Wemyss Bay from Glasgow Central. Various good rail links to Glasgow from all parts of the UK. There are no trains on the Isle of Bute

    Getting there by aeroplane:- There is a small unmanned airstrip on the Isle of Bute suitable for small private planes. The major airports for Bute are Glasgow and Prestwick airport which is in south Ayrshire

    Getting there by ferry:- The two ferry routes to the Island are provided by Caledonian MacBrayne. There is a very regular service and usually no need to book ahead. Wemyss Bay to Rothesay takes about 30minutes and Colintraive to Rhubodach takes only 5 minutes.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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