Idyllic getaway
for sale

The late Lord and Lady Attenborough’s Scottish island idyll has been brought to the market by Bidwells property consultants.

Rhubodach on the Isle of Bute is a 48-acre property with a charming collection of beautiful houses enjoying fantastic views over the Kyles of Bute with an asking price of offers over £855,000.

Richard Attenborough fell in love with the island and the farmhouse at first sight and bought the then 1,700-acre estate in 1988 for its tranquillity and expansive beauty. The couple would often entertain their family and friends here and it is with some sadness that the executors of Lady Attenborough’s estate are now selling this wonderful place.

Lady Attenborough (the actress Sheila Sim) passed away in January of this year having been pre-deceased by her Oscar-winning husband almost two years ago, the couple having been married for 69 years.

Since December 2014, Rhubodach has been let as holiday homes on a self-catering or managed basis and this is still a very viable proposition for the property which is being sold as a whole or in two Lots:

Lot 1 (offers over £680,000)

  • Rhubodach Farmhouse and annexe – a spacious three-bedroom farmhouse with two-bedroom annexe and spectacular sea views.

  • Keeper’s Cottage –  two-bedroom cottage looking out over the Kyles of Bute.

  • 48.03 acres (19.44 hectares) of agricultural land and amenity woodland


Lot 2 (offers over £175,000)

  • Rhubodach Cottage – three-bedroom cottage with front and rear garden with views over the water


Situated on the north-east coast of the island, Rhubodach lies just 350 metres from Colintraive – a pretty hamlet on the Cowal Peninsula on the mainland which can be easily reached by ferry. Whether being bought as a home or as a holiday letting business, Rhubodach is a beautiful west coast island property.

For more information, contact Rebecca Boswell at Bidwells, telephone 01738 630666.

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