Inside, the house is warm and cosy, with sea views from every room. It has a comfortable living/dining room running along the back of the house with dramatic views through two full-length glass doors, opening to Juliet-style balconies. The old walled garden below feels like the bow of a ship, with the sea stretching away into the distance. From here, you can witness all kinds of marine activity – including the ferries in the distance sailing into Rothesay harbour, the paddle-steamer Waverley in the summer months, or Roy emptying his lobster pots off the rocks at the end of the garden. We have seen seals, porpoises and a basking shark in this ever-changing scenery. On a stormy night, the waves can crash against the garden wall, giving you the feeling of setting sail across the high seas in your clipper.
The accommodation is flexible. There is a blue double bedroom with a king-size bed, and a green family room, comprising a double bed and 2 bunk-beds. The house can therefore sleep 6, if 4 family-members are sharing the family room.
Each bedroom has lovely views, up or down the shore. You will hear the sea all the time when you are in the cottage, either gently lapping on the rocky beach below, or crashing on the rocks in stormier weather.
The kitchen is newly-fitted, modern and well equipped with an electric hob and gas oven, a fridge and dishwasher. The house has gas central heating. There’s a new shower room, and towels and bedding are provided.