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Kilchattan Church

Isle of Bute (6mls N), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted church just a short walk to the nearby sandy beach
  • Stunning property offering unique accommodation, with three living areas and a grand kitchen
  • Fabulous waterside views across Kilchattan Bay and the Firth of Clyde
Property code: 85215

This stunning, grand, renovated church is situated in Kilchattan Bay, 8 miles from the town of Rothesay. To the front is the beach, and woodland walks to the rear. It is tastefully adorned with original features, bathed in natural light and despite its great size, is warm and cosy. The Island is 15 miles long and 5 miles wide and is packed with history, culture, and arts including Mount Stuart House and Rothesay Castle. Rothesay is a Victorian seaside town that has managed to maintain its historic, grand architecture. For outdoor lovers, Bute has extraordinarily varied landscapes, lochs, and sandy beaches at Kilchattan Bay and Ettrick Bay to the north-west. Bute offers stunning views of the neighbouring island of Arran, and is a haven for walking, cycling, fishing, wild swimming, golf and wildlife. This spacious property, with four lounge areas and two kitchens is ideal for family and friends who like to holiday together or celebrate special occasions but there are also plenty of areas to relax.

The entrance is via the main door at the front of the church, entering into the lounge area which is a lovely space to relax and take in the sea views; or watch your favourite movies on the Smart TV. Leave your sandy shoes in the cloakroom just off the lounge area, where you will also find a shower room with a shower and WC, useful when returning from the beach. There is a smaller kitchen which contains an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer and is available on request by arrangement with the owner. Leading from this lounge/kitchen there is a king-size bedroom (Family room with sofa bed) and a separate WC. In the next part of the property, you will find a bathroom with a separate roll-top bath, steam/sauna shower and WC. There is a king-size bedroom and a double bedroom, both with en-suite showers and WC’s, and a twin bedroom. The main kitchen/dining area has extra-high ceilings and original stained-glass windows, perfect to enjoy a family meal around the large oak table with seats for the whole party. The kitchen area contains an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Leading from the main kitchen is a second lounge with a sofa and wood burner where you can enjoy a book while dinner is cooking. From the back of the kitchen you enter to another lounge with a seating area and WC, which connects to a snug room with a Smart TV; from where you can open the doors to the back garden onto another seating area. There is a utility room with a washing machine with tumble dryer. The large games room features sofas, a large wood burner, bar area, pool table, darts, board games and Bluetooth speaker or play a tune or two on the piano. The games room is sufficiently far away from the sleeping areas to contain any noise making it an ideal space to relax and play undisturbed.

Outside is a walkaround garden with two seating areas, one with a charcoal BBQ and a fire pit which is the perfect spot to enjoy al fresco dining. The lawned garden leads up to the back gate onto ample walking/cycling trails through the woods. In the front garden, you can enjoy the view of the bay. There is roadside parking (subject to availability).

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  •  1 bathroom with roll-top bath, steam/sauna shower and WC, 3 shower rooms with shower and WC, and 2 separate WCs
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and  microwave. An additional kitchen is available by arrangement with the owner and offers electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Travel cot and highchair provided on request
  • 3 wood burners - local sawmill delivers sacks of logs at affordable prices
  • Smart TV in lounge areas and Bluetooth speaker in games room
  • Games room with piano, pool table and darts
  • Village gastro pub 1.1 miles, restaurants and other pubs 8 miles
  • Beach and shop within walking distance
  • Large garden with 2 seating areas, charcoal BBQ and fire pit
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

April McKillop

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lawrence, 18th May 2024

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Beautifully presented, clean, comfortable and cosy, in a fabulous location. Serene and peaceful. Gabi & Paul provided us with useful information for our stay.

Reviewed by Robert, 20th April 2024

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Reviewed by Carole, 1st March 2024

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What an absolute gem of a find!! Had the best time here with 7 friends, lucked out with beautiful weather, views from the church are truly stunning, so peaceful & relaxing as is surrounding area. Well equipped property & very spacious, beds comfy. Walked most days to Kingarth Hotel. Great Sunday roast here! The local tea room kept us well fed at brRead moreeakfast. Bute locals are super friendly. Massive thanks to our host Gabi, what an absolute superstar, so helpful & really went above & beyond. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 30th December 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at Cattan over New Year as a family of 8 adults and 2 dogs. The games room was such good fun and kept everyone entertained. The kitchen was great, we spent most of our time round the table and even did a loony dook in the sea on New Years Day. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by David, 16th December 2023

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The bedrooms were cozy and inviting, each adorned with comfortable bedding and quaint decor. Waking up to the tranquil surroundings of the Isle of Bute through the cottage windows was a serene and memorable experience. The location of Catan Church is ideal for those seeking both seclusion and accessibility. Nestled in a peaceful setting, it offeredRead more a retreat-like atmosphere, yet it was conveniently close to local attractions and amenities. Hide

Reviewed by Valentine, 14th October 2023

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We rent Kilchattan Church for a week with an another family. The refurbishment of the building is astonishing and the garden well looked after. The location is just next to the bay and allow easy access to all sort of walks. We had great memories and will highly recommended to stay there to explore Isle of Bute.

Reviewed by Helen, 2nd September 2023

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WOW this is one of the best properties I have stayed at . The Isle of Bute is so beautiful and the weather was amazing. The kitchen was a grand place to cook and there was so much space . The beds were comfortable and bathrooms plentiful. There was an amazing peace and tranquility in the church. Many thanks and gratitude, it was a great week .

Reviewed by Judith, 19th August 2023

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Lovely well equipped and spacious house in a delightful location. Our family group of seven adults had one of our best ever holidays. Lots to do from the house or within a short drive, especially walks to St Blanes chapel and Stravannan Bay and trips to Scalpsie (seals on the rocks at low tide) and St Ninians Bay. So much to do outdoors that we didRead morent make full use of the games room but it was good to have it. Helpful and friendly communication from the owners. A wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Amy, 12th August 2023

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Great get away on the Isle of Butte. Plenty of space for two families to spread out, and the kids loved the games room. The kitchen was the gathering place with a large table. An added bonus, the kitchen herb garden! Pleant of showers and baths to go around, but lovely cozy spaces too! The Co-op and others will deliver, which makes it super conveniRead moreent, and the post offices in town has a nice tea. We did the hop-on-hop-off bus, which was fun and gave a great lay down of the island. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine, 22nd July 2023

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Absolutely stunning place to stay in and the location is awesome

Reviewed by Lisa, 15th July 2023

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Excellent property, perfect for a large family group with mixed interests. Perfect for access to the sea , kyack straight into the water across the road. Lots of walks to enjoy well signed. Plenty of space in the property, but a large group may end up split across the two sitting rooms. All in all everyone really enjoyed it

Reviewed by Kevin, 17th June 2023

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Lovely property and beautiful location. We will be back.

Reviewed by Stephen, 3rd June 2023

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Amazing location, great views across the bay and so relaxing to watch the tide come and go. Unique accommodation, unlike any other place I've stayed, plenty of room for everyone to relax, or not (games room). Great outdoor space, nicely sheltered sun-traps at the back of the house (for early morning sun) and at the side (for late afternoon or eveniRead moreng sun). Nice walks (or runs) right from the front or back doors. We had a great time during our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 27th May 2023

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A fantastic week spent in Kilchattan Bay. The converted church was huge and gave enough space for all of the guests. Great games room for the teens and a wonderful kitchen area for the adults to socialise. Blessed with amazing weather, we benefitted from an excellent sun-trap at the rear of the property to relax. A short walk through the woods, viaRead more the rope swings (which kids and adults loved) brought us to the local pub for drinks. The Isle of Bute is wonderful, and so is this location. Hide

Reviewed by Allistair, 15th April 2023

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We had a lovely week at Catan. Perfect place for a family holiday, plenty of room for all 6 adults and 2 small children. The large central kitchen/ dining space became our hub and where we spent most of our time but there were lots of rooms for people to break out into for other activities or for a quite moment to read. Loved watching the sea and bRead moreeach out the front doors as the waves came in and out and the local post office / cafe had everything we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Jean, 8th April 2023

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Great property for a family get together Lovely location with lots of good walks and a good beach Clean well equipped house with very comfortable beds and a gorgeous family bathroom with sauna Loved the kitchen, which had all the essential cooking equipment Local people were very friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Fleur, 11th February 2023

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A truly beautiful house and location, we had an awesome time and really enjoyed the fantastic walks and views as well as the comforts and space of the accommodation. Would thoroughly recommend and will hopefully be back ourselves.

Reviewed by Graham, 19th November 2022

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The converted church was lovely. Fantastic views as it was just next to the sea and the kids loved going to the beach every day. Beds were lovely and comfortable. It has very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Towels and bedding were both both good quality. Showers and bathrooms very clean with no mould or black anywhere. We would certainly return inRead more the future and will be recommending to other friends and families. The Young and Carlin families. Nov 22 Hide

Reviewed by Neville, 22nd October 2022

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Wow! What a stunning property! The pictures really don't do it justice, it's really beautiful and huge! Despite it's size is very clean & warm. Set in a lovely little bay, beach at the front & forest behind. It's quiet enough to get away from it all, yet near enough to shops & places to eat, with lots of walks directly on its doorstep. We are a famRead moreily of five, three teens & dog, had the most amazing time staying here, games room is great fun. Owners very helpful, providing lots of useful info. Sad to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 8th October 2022

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We had a lovely relaxing stay at Kilchattan Church. The games room was a big hit for the family, even my 83 year old mother enjoyed the pool and darts! Lots of interesting walks from the property. Kingarth Hotel is a short walk away and serves great food.

Reviewed by Samantha, 1st October 2022

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This place is incredible! We absolutely loved it. There were 7 of us and there was so much room for us all. Garden was lovely and bet its beautiful eating outdoors in the summer. Kilchattan was also a really good base for exploring Bute. The pub up the road does really really good food. We enjoyed it a great deal.

Reviewed by Katherine, 17th September 2022

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Kilchattan Bay is a peaceful village with a large sheltered bay suitable for stand up paddleboards, kayaking and swimming. At low tide many birds - curlews, oyster catchers, plovers and herons feed on the shoreline. Bute is a beautiful island where cycling, golf, walking and boating are top class. The Church at Kilchattan Bay has a huge WOW factor Read moreas a place to stay. It is very spacious, perfect for celebrations and gatherings of family or friends. Games room and garden also super. Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by George, 3rd September 2022

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We had a brilliant week and the way the building is configured meant that we could enjoy the various lounge areas without disturbing our grandchild while she slept. It is the most well equipped property that we have stayed in and would love to come back. The responsiveness of the owners to our various questions was exemplary showing real interest iRead moren how we were enjoying our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Judith, 20th August 2022

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We really loved our relaxing family holiday in this beautifully restored church, with everything you would want provided and more, inc a great games room. Its set in an amazing location with lots of activities to do. We found many local circuitous walks from the house, enjoyed paddle boarding and a great visit to the amazing historic gothic palace Read moreand gardens that is Mount Stuart, located only a few miles away. We walked to the family friendly pub which served fantastic meals. We will return! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 13th August 2022

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A beautiful building with lots of character. Fantastic location - If you enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching. Spacious, clean and well equipped accommodation. Beds comfy. WiFi great. Be prepared to travel to the mainland if you want to explore further in the area. The ferries are great and run regularly on time. Brilliant communication from the Read moreowners. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 23rd July 2022

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Spacious and fun building situated in a lovely area. Fun evenings playing pool and darts. Had a great time.

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