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Seashore village Inn in a sailing and fishing village on the unspoilt Isle of Bute in Scotland. The Russian tavern serves freshly landed seafood, Russian specialities, local Real Ales. Four guestrooms. Stunning views; golf; hiking; biking; fishing; horse-riding; sailing.
B&B Description:The Isle of Bute lies off the coast of Argyll in Western Scotland, a half hour ferry ride from Wemyss Bay at the mouth of the River Clyde. Wemyss Bay is connected by rail or bus to Glasgow, and Glasgow International and Prestwick Airports. The Kings of Scotland and Norway fought for possession of this beautiful and favoured Island, and today Rothesay Castle and Kames Castle bear testament to the value history placed on this rich pastureland, forest, hidden bays, freshwater lochs and stunning views of the Argyll Mountains and the Isle of Arran. An inexpensive ferry links the north of island to the Highlands and routes to other Western Isles.
THE PORT ROYAL HOTEL built partly in 1725 and then 1810 A.D., was bought by a Russian family in 2000, who completely refurbished the old stone building, installed a a new French kitchen, and converted the gloomy old pub into a recreation of a RUSSIAN TAVERN of Imperial Times, complete with Russian wall-plates and tapestries, piano and casks of fresh local beer, wooden floor and tables, candlelight and wild flowers, chess and cards, and most importantly, an atmosphere conducive to intelligent conversation. Freshly landed seafood including the renown local Langoustines, (the European Marine Crayfish,) and a wide variety of Russian specialties are served all day in The Tavern where bread is baked on the premises, and Russian wines, beers and vodkas are sampled, compared and enjoyed. There are no formalities or pretensions, and visitors are encouraged to relax, enjoy the wonderful views and savour the ambiance of an old-time island inn.
There are four guestrooms for visiting travellers and yachtsmen, and the tariff includes a substantial but healthy Russian breakfast, including freshly baked pastries, quiche, and croissants; fresh fruit salad, yogurts and honey; marinated peppers wrapped in smoked ham, tomatoes stuffed with onion and ginger, wild green salads, and Russian style chipolatas.
The village of Port Bannatyne is built around the shores of Kames Bay, home to a fleet of small yachts bobbing on their moorings, some fishing boats that utilize the old stone pier, and the Port Bannatyne Marina with its extensive boatyard for repairs and winter storage of vessels. There are two pubs, a Post Office and shop, a fish-and-chip shop, a tiny school and The Russian Tavern. Right by the marina on the seafront is a piste for playing the French game of Petanque, and boules may be hired from the Post Office. Up the hill behind the village is the ancient 13 hole Port Bannatyne Golfcourse that welcomes visitors and provides magnificent views in all directions of forest, hills, islands, lochs mountains and seascapes.
Holiday rental description:The Isle of Bute in Scotland is only 90 minutes by train and ferry from Glasgow Airport. The Isle is quiet and untouched by modern developments. A Russian family has bought an ancient village inn by the sea at Prt Bannatyne, a sailing and fishing village three miles north of the 9th Century Rothesay Castle. In THE RUSSIAN TAVERN freshly landed seafood is served and fine Russian specialities, local Real Ales, and a selection of Russian beers, wines and vodkas. There are four economic guestrooms at £60 per room per night (for 2.)
A fine holiday hiking, biking, golf, fishing, horse-riding, sailing, on the beach, in the forest, play petanque,
Mount Stuart House, Castles, Standing Stones...and RELAX!