AVAILABILITY:2013= Full availability from 14/9/2013
A 4 Star+, modern bungalow in an idyllic location with spectacular uninterrupted views across the Firth of Clyde to the Ayrshire coast,Cumbrae Isles & Kilchattan Bay.
The property is surrounded by beauty and stillness where Guests can relax and watch yachts in the bay, passing cruise liners, the Waverley paddle steamer, tall ships and submarines.This year our Guests have watched seals & dolphins at play and the occasional harmless basking shark. from the comfort of the cottage. Children have endless fun searching the rock pools or fishing for crabs & other marine creatures of interest.
Dykenamar is a much loved family home on half an acre of land with ever changing views over the river Clyde estuary. The bungalow occupies a prime position at the waterfront & is warm, welcoming, well equipped, & very comfortable. Relax in our comfortable lounge and just enjoy the constantly changing Firth of Clyde panorama as the light changes over the water. Garden furniture is also provided for the good days.
Located in glorious surroundings, Kilchattan bay is at the Southern tip of Bute, and is very peaceful as the road goes only to the village. The Southern leg of the 25 mile West Island Way starts within a mere few minutes walk from the bungalow.
Since welcoming our first Guests some ten years ago, they have been returning to Dykenamar, in the sure knowledge that they can rely upon the high standards which we achieve. Our "in house" Visitors book reflects holidays much enjoyed with our Guests returning time after time. This is a real "home from home", where all ages appreciate its comfort & warmth. Bookings for 2014 are already well under way with 6 weeks already booked, 3 of which being return visits. Bookings received prior to 31 Dec 2013 will be at the 2013 Tariff.
Many appreciative Guests' comments:- Just one made June 2013:-
"What a wonderful holiday this has turned out to be. We loved the stillness & the beauty always surrounding us. Who would have thoought all this still existed in our noisy, busy world, and the people are so friendly....Dykenamar is a beautiful home, comfortable and spacious...."
Another comment said it all:-
"Beautiful Bute! Never fails to deliver. Kilchattan Bay will always now be linked in my mind with Dykenamar. The 2 go hand in hand for the perfect Retreat. We all had a fabulous rest & peaceful experience. Loved it."
Golfers: Rich choice of three courses, each in glorious surroundings.
1. Nearby is the Kingarth 9 holes (par68) Unique course close to the sands at Stravannan with superb views of Arran & Firth of Clyde.
2. The Rothesay Canada Hill 18 hole (par69) course is one of Scotland's most scenic courses with breathtaking views of bays, lochs & mountains.
3. The Port Bannatyne 13 hole (par68)course,beautifully maintained, overlooking Kames Bay & towards Kyles of Bute.
DINING within a mile:
Kingarth Hotel & Smiddy Bar : A family run hotel/ restuarant & bar serving meals all day. Advise=book ahead for evening meals,they are very popular serving excellent meals.
DINING a little further:
A wide choice of restuarants and tearooms in Rothesay & Port Banantyne + a very popular Beach Cafe at Etterick Bay
Rothesay, 6.5 miles from the village is the main shopping area & has a good selection of shops, including:-
Food & Groceries:- Supermarket (Co-Op),
2 Fishmongers - Slavens with an excellent choice of fresh fish.
Ritchies famous for their own Island smoked Salmon & Kippers,
2 Butchers - A. MacQueens & Richard McIntyres, both supplying quality Beef & Lamb
GreenGrocer - Jessmay
Large choice of shops to enjoy.