Welcome to Abbots Brae
Luxury Guest House Accomodation in Dunoon, Scotland.
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Abbot's Brae is a lovely small family-run guest house situated in its own woodland garden. Eight spacious bedrooms are individually named after places within the stunning Cowal Peninsula, with each room displaying photographs and the history related to the place-name.
A large sea-facing bedroom on the second floor with a choice of either a super king-size or twin beds. This room has a stunning vista of the Firth of Clyde with views from Largs to Helensburgh and beyond which can be enjoyed from the comfortable seating area. There is a panelled ensuite bathroom with overhead shower. This room can be adapted to suit families of 2 adults and 2 children.
A spacious sea-facing bedroom on the second floor with a four-poster bed and two large comfy armchairs to enjoy the ever-changing views. The luxurious bathroom has a bath with shower overhead and even has a loo with a view!
Situated on the second floor with views of the garden, this bedroom has a double bed with pine furniture and a large luxurious bathroom reminiscent of days gone by with a bath and shower overhead.
A large sea-facing bedroom on the first floor with a comfy sofa from which to enjoy the panoramic view through the bay window. Either a super king-size or twin beds are available and there is an ensuite bathroom with overhead shower. The Colintraive and Glendaruel rooms are separated by a door from the main hotel hallway, which makes them ideal for parties traveling together and in particular for families.
This ground floor bedroom has a double bed and a luxurious ensuite shower room and is ideal for those who find stairs a strain. This room can also be set as a twin-bedded room.
Situated on the first floor with a garden view it has a double bed with leather furniture and headboard and has a luxurious ensuite shower room. The Colintraive and Glendaruel rooms are separated by a door from the main hotel hallway, which makes them ideal for families or parties travelling together.
Situated on the second floor with views of the garden with frequent visits of roe deer and red squirrels. This room has a double bed with cherry furniture and lots of soft furnishings and features a luxurious ensuite shower room.
Our very spacious sea-facing Master bedroom or Bridal Suite, ideal for a celebration or a romantic getaway, benefits from a large four-poster bed, choice of seating areas and a bathroom suite with double-ended bath and separate shower. This room has never failed to impress.
Romantically secluded accommodation set in the tranquil seaside village of Dunoon.
Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, Abbots Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation as a luxurious home away from home.
Built originally, in 1843, as a holiday retreat for an affluent Glasgow glass merchant, the house still maintains many of it's original features. It is set in its own secluded woodland garden with breathtaking views of sea and hills, yet it is only one mile from Dunoon Pier and one hour from Glasgow (via ferry). We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming home from home atmosphere with the emphasis placed on relaxation and comfort.
The spacious and well appointed dinning room, with beautiful, elevated, views over the gardens and Firth of Clyde beyond, offers a small but diverse choice of meals; fresh and cooked to order. Enjoy with a glass selected wines, sourced by our local vintner. Vegans and Vegetarians welcome.
One of the Firth of Clyde’s foremost resorts built around the historic Castle Mound and famous for its large Victorian pier. The town offers a museum and leisure centre as well as a fascinating selection of craft shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. The town's swimming pool and leisure centre has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike.
Dunoon, Cowal’s only major town, is a lively place with shops, art galleries, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops a plenty. Surrounded by large tracts of beautiful forest with fantastic walking and mountain bike trails. There are loads of other activities on offer in and around Dunoon, from golfing to kayaking, quad-biking and cruising.
Whatever the time of year, whatever the weather, whatever stirs your passions, theres something for everyone outdoors in the Cowal Peninsula. From the tranquillity of paddle steamer cruising, hill walking and trout fly fishing to the excitement of quad-biking, wind-surfing and high speed rib boat trips. Where else could you find all of these attractions on hill, mountain, sea and loch grouped together with a backdrop of some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery?
Cruise the sheltered waters and beautiful coastline of Argyll with The Majestic Line 3 and 6 night cruises from Holy Loch, Dunoon, sailing to the beautiful Kyles of Bute, the spectacular sea lochs of the Cowal Peninsula and the islands of Bute, Cumbrae and Arran.
Clyde Cruising - Sail on the last sea-going Paddle Steamer in the world, the Waverley with a variety of trips from Dunoon Pier ranging as far as a trip to Arran or through the famous Kyles of Bute. For details of sailings and times please click here.
Holy Loch Marina - All your sailing needs are available at the Holy Loch Marina which offers all the sailing and yachting facilities you would expect to find in a first class marina.
Mainsail Yachting Trips specialise in bespoke Yacht Charters. With a professional skipper to take away any worries we tailor our services to your individual need!
Argyll Forest Park, part of Loch Lomond Trossachs National Park offers many varied walks from the gentle stroll to the strenuous hike and is home to many kinds of birds of prey, red deer, roe deer, red squirrels and even the elusive pine martin.
Cowal Walking and Arts Festival is held every October and offers guided walks, botanical bounties, village rambles and much more.
The Cowal Way (long distance) plus circular walks graded easy to extremely strenuous. And the flat promenade in Dunoon allows leisurely strolling for up to 4 miles.
Mountain Bike Hire - explore Cowal’s stunning scenery- bike hire from £15 for 1/2 day is available from Hunters Quay Holiday Village - call 01369 70772 or email
Looking for something more exciting? How about:
Quadmania - the ultimate quadbike experience. Also Clay Target Shooting, Archery, River Kayaking, Rock Climbing. Group and Corporate Activity Days available.
Lazer-HQ - The latest craze in all-age combat gaming! Great fun for all the family! The games use state of the art high-tech lazers. A great way to get fit, stay fit and enjoy the outdoors whilst having fun with your friends and family!
Argyll Adventure - So much to do, one location, six amazing outdoor activities. Located just outside Inveraray - great for individuals, children and families! Horse riding, Trampolines, Laser Clay Shooting, Climbing Walls, Paintball
Glasgow Sea Safari - Exhilarating, unforgettable marine/wildlife trips! From Holy Loch Marina all through the summer season. Affordable 1 hour family trips. Visit the sugar boat wreck and you may see common and grey seals. Porpoises are a common sight and you may be lucky and spot dolphins!
30th April 2017
The Scottish Country Mountain biking championship Round 2,
20th May 2017
The first ever Dunoon Triathlon takes place on
17th June 2017
Scottish Enduro Series Mountain Biking Round 3. Dunoon
24th June 2017
Some of the most iconic forest stages in
Dunoon is the main resort on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula and the maritime gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.