Check the train timetable at First ScotRail where the Wemyss Bay timetable is "Route 16 Glasgow - Wemyss Bay/Gourock." The Wemyss Bay/Rothesay ferry timetable can be seen on the Caledonian MacBrayne Website, where you can also check the Colintraive/Rhubodach timetable.
Car drivers often enjoy the longer but more scenic drive to Colintraive in Argyll, where the ferry crossing to Rhubodach on Bute takes a mere 5 minutes.
From the ferry terminal in Rothesay turn left and drive along the coast road for just over 1 mile. Just past the Craigmore Tearoom turn right up Albany Road, following the signs for Ardencraig Gardens. Turn left at the top into Crichton Road and where the road bends sharply to the right continue straight on, keeping to the left. This is Ardencraig Road. You will come to a small white lodge house outside the entrance to Ardencraig House. Come up the private driveway and park on the left hand side.
“We booked 4 of the 5 Ardencraig House Apartments for us and our families to stay in when we descended on Bute for our wedding in May. I speak for the whole party when I say I can't imagine where else we could have stayed that would have been better. The apartments were fantastic - spacious and comfortable, the views were breathtaking and the welcome from Elaine & David (and the doggies!) was just wonderful. Their hospitality also extended to the rest of our wedding guests by agreeing for us to use the gardens to host a BBQ in the afternoon after the wedding - not many places would have been so happy about this but Elaine & David were so welcoming we felt like we had a home away from home and it was lovely to keep the wedding party vibe going for another day. We definitely did not want to leave and we will definitely be back! Thank you so much Elaine & David :) xx”