Colintraive is a small village on the eastern coast of the Cowal peninsula. It sits at the narrowest point in the Kyles of Bute - barely more than a couple of hundred yards at this point - and is the place from which the small CalMac car ferry departs to Rhubodach on the isle of Bute opposite.

The village of Colintraive is a peaceful and unspoiled location on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and there is plenty to do nearby.

•The ferry to Bute is less then 100 metres from the hotel and the island offers great beaches, gardens and the magnificent Mount Stuart Country House and Chapel.

•The Kyles are famous for great sailing and the hotel provides 4 fully serviced moorings and yachtsman facilities.

•Situated on a quiet road with delightful walks by the shoreline, it is also great for cyclists and walkers alike.

•Golf courses are close-by on the island of Bute and also at Kames which is 20 minutes away.

•Fishing permits are obtainable for local fishing in the nearby lochs.

•Deer stalking can be arranged on local estates.

•Country cycle routes for the more energetic. [Owner is also a keen cyclist.]

Cowal and Bute

The Cowal peninsula nestles between the Firth of Clyde and Loch Fyne. It is easily accessible from Glasgow either for a day trip or longer. Dunoon is the main town with visitor attractions such as the Castle House Museum and visits by the paddle steamer Waverley.  Dunoon offers a fascinating selection of craft shops, cafes and museums, as well as the opportunity to take a pleasure cruise amidst the breathtaking coastal scenery of the Firth of Clyde.For the adventurous walker there are the mountains around Loch Long, while the trails running through the Argyll Forest Park offer gentler hiking.Those interested in less strenuous pursuits can stroll the avenue of Giant Redwoods at the Benmore Botanic Garden or sample some of the world famous oysters on the shores of Loch Fyne.

Bute makes for a relaxed and tranquil destination, a place of sheltered coves and sandy bays. If leisurely hiking or an easy-going cycle ride round quiet island backroads are appealing, then look no further. Or take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle and the Gothic splendour of Mount Stuart – the House and Gardens of the Marquess of Bute.
Across the Kyles of Bute, lies the Cowal Peninsula, a land of rich Highland diversity, home to charming hamlets and villages like Tighnabruaich, and Lochgoilhead, mighty mountain peaks and deep glacial lochs.

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Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Colintraive

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Orains Studio - Tigh Na Ceardaich Colintraive - Argyll - PA22 3AH
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We can organize for you a special intimate wedding and ceremony using the local minister and our lovely sea side church in Colintraive, enabling you to choose a more individual location for your ceremony. Dinner in our lovely restaurant and champagne receptions in our bonny garden. If you would like to discuss any such special arrangements for your small gathering please do contact Patricia for more information.

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