Stayed at a few properties which are managed by Howats and have always been impressed by the high standards of cleanliness and professionalism by Tricia and her team - E.W


First class service provided with minimal fuss, happy to help and go the extra mile. No hesitation to recommend and would definitely use again. Many thanks for a job well done - D.J


HHPS do all of our housekeeping, changeovers and much of our property management. Quite simply, we could not operate without Tricia and her team. Tricia always goes 'the extra mile' and genuinely cares about our guests but also ensuring that the cottages are in good order. We would highly recommend! - Kames Castle


After a very busy December working, I got Howat's Housekeeping in to do my whole house on 24th for a Christmas Eve clean. I couldn’t have been happier, house was sparkling and smelling amazing,
I would highly recommend it to everyone deffo 5* from us - IMc


Absolutely first class service and as a local girl Tricia is extremely knowledgeable about all the issues you might encounter creating a successful holiday let on the beautiful island of Bute. Highly recommended!! - LC


Absolutely outstanding customer service and care shown from beginning to end. Very thorough and intricate cleaning carried out from a strong team of cleaners. At all times Tricia the boss was only a text message away and kept me fully updated throughout.I will certainly be recommending the company to others as I am very impressed indeed  - MJW


Tricia and her team provide a first class service. Wouldn’t go anywhere else for fab spotlessly clean and well appointed accommodation on the beautiful Isle of Bute - CK

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday on the Isle of Bute. The property we stayed in was wonderfully clean and comfortable with everything we required. Tricia was very helpful when we contacted her about anything - MJ


Tricia has been very welcoming and helpful with advice for setting up our property. Very much looking forward to working together with such a professional team - PO


Can’t thank Tricia enough, accidentally washed my white top in the wrong wash, and it came out pink, had tried everything and thought there was no way it would ever be white again! Proved totally wrong thanks to Tricia! Had only worn it once! Thanks again! Would highly recommend - KB


I've lost count of how many times we've stayed in one of Tricia managed property's they are always of the highest quality and we have thoroughly enjoyed staying in them all - CL


Last minute help was needed and Tricia and staff came to my rescue, nothing was a problem, they just took it on and made a great job and I could go and enjoy my boys wedding. Honesty what a team, thank you so much guys Yous were amazing. 😘👍👍 -MMc


Superb service from start to finish. Needed an apartment quick and suitable - nothing was a bother, and flat was just what I needed! - SG


We booked for a last minute weekend in Rothesay. The apartment was clean, spacious and in a good location. Great place for a family break.

Ivy Apartments stayed with my two sons 14th to 17th October. On arrival we were met at the property by the lovely owner Tricia who let us check in early. Very clean and tidy apartment lots of space and has everything you need for self catering like a home from home with stunning views across the bay...My son is 12 and is autistic so the Wi-Fi was very welcoming as he could use his ipad which made our stay even more relaxed as this kept him occupied. There was also Wii games consul which we made use of had a few games of ten.pin bowling . Would definately come back and stay and would highly recommend at stay here amazing thank you so much -AJP


7a Argyle Place Stayed from 10th September for 4 nights and absolutely loved it . A wee gem of an apartment right on the seafront overlooking the bay. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. It has everything you need and more . Thank you Tricia 🌻 - CTL

2 McKinlay - “Lovely flat with breathtaking views and such easy access to the town.” Thanks so much, everything was lovely. We were so relieved at the quick and friendly help when we accidentally locked ourselves out !

Aug,18 - Sample of guest reviews from our Facebook page;

33 Eastlands Park Just had a great 3 nights staying here and what a place! Immaculate, great supplies for self catering, amazing views and despite the rain yesterday still enjoyed the hot tub. Brilliant value for money and id highly recommend!

7A Argyll Place - We stayed here for 2 nights and was blown away by how nice this place was. It was spotlessly clean and very modern. It had everything you need and very comfortable. The person who decorated, has lovely taste. The back garden is also really nice. We’ll definitely be back. Highly recommended

25 Ardbeg Road - “The flat was clean and comfortable,very quiet,reasonably priced,no problems with parking. Would have no hesitation staying there again. Thanks Patricia. ”

I was away all weekend, came home with hundreds of washing , towels and bedding would never get it all washed and dried in this weather , Trisha and her team picked it all up and had it back to me smelling and looking great within hours ! - LM

Just had a great 3 nights staying at 33 Eastlands Park and what a place! Immaculate, great supplies for self catering, amazing views and despite the rain yesterday still enjoyed the hot tub. Brilliant value for money and id highly recommend! - LT

8 Grandmarine - “Rothesay is a great place from which to explore Bute. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the accommodation is spacious, with off road parking, and fantastic views acorn the promenade. Trish was a really responsive host and met us really quickly with the key she was also really accommodating around our change of dates. thoroughly recommended as a place to stay.”

Just back from another great week on Bute. Stayed at Hawthorn Park again, love this flat I could move there tomorrow. Everything you could need, proper home from home. Just on edge of Rothesay but easy walking distance to everywhere. Thanks to Trisha & the team - DM

31 Craigmore Road - “Stylish, spacious, clean and we'll equipped. Not one single thing I could fault. I'd looked at other places in Rothesay online and had a look at these in person when I reached the island. So glad I chose this property. The others didn't live up to their photos. This is excellent choice. You'll love it.”


Great company from start to finish...house was very well presented and clean. Beds comfy and stunning location...couldnt have asked for better. So good already booked for next year - JS

We stayed in a fantastic property in Rothesay. Stunning apartment which was spotless! Such a lovely place to stay for our 2 day holiday. Can’t recommend this company enough - CS


We were a last minute booking for a party of 6 - 3 adults and 3 children. And wow we got a super nice flat overlooked the bay close to everything Could not have done any better and the price was awesome as well. Messages returned promptly I just cant say enough about the personal service Trisha gave us - MEM


Stayed in one of HHPS's holiday rentals. Hawthorn House amazing apartment, clean & fresh, with everything we could need and only 5 - 10mins walk from the centre of Rothesay. We've also stayed at Colmac Cottage on the Kames Estate a perfect cottage to get away from it all. Nothing was any trouble. Trisha was on hand to answer any questions. We came home and checked our dates and have rebooked Hawthorn again for August. Recommend Tricia and the team to everyone - DML

Trisha the owner arranged a deep clean for me today at short notice. The girls did an excellent job as did Thomas..... first class service with a smile and some banter. Very well mannered and helpful. I will be using them again soon and I highly recommend their service. Thank you so much - HM

Can't fault service or properties 1st class. Will certainly be booking again, August in fact so bring on the good weather this time please - DL

April,18  Kames Castle - Review by the Owner

Quite simply, we could not operate without Tricia and her team!

She has been central to managing renovation works on our behalf and in our absence. Moreover, she manages all housekeeping, all guest arrivals and ensures that all goes smoothly for guests during their stay.

Quick to deal with problems should they arise we can always count on Tricia to make the right decision. We could not recommend her and her team more highly 


My mum and i have stayed in a few flats managed by Tricia,outstanding level of cleanliness,immaculate,and I had a problem with the boiler pressure,she came in 5 mins,a few people I know use the laundry service for airbnb flats, great price, great service ! - M.M


Excellent professional service. Would recommend - K.M


We haven’t even been yet and cannot fault the great communication and assistance we’ve had from Tricia. Having used their properties before I would recommend. Good quality, clean accommodation and fantastic service - M.Mc


Just spent a week at Kames Castle Cottages and zip can honestly say the service we received from Howatts was terrific. I would recommend to anyone they were professional, contactable, helpful and more than that welcoming - S.V


Had my oven cleaned today by Daniel and it's amazing, looks brand new, well worth every penny - A.S


We are just coming to the end of our stay at 7A Argyle Place after spending almost 5 weeks on the island while our home in Glasgow was being renovated.The property is excellent and I would recommend anyone coming to the island for a break to check this out.It has everything myself, wife, young daughter and dog required and more. It has an excellent open plan living room and kitchen area with plenty of room with a couch that can double up as a bed to allow 4 people to live comfortably.A large tv with freeview sky channels is excellent and the wifi provided has great speeds for running all devices with no problems.The bedroom and newly upgraded bathroom was perfect and with the combi boiler there was always hot water for showers etc whenever needed. Plenty of storage and cupboard space for hanging clothes out of the way is also a good feature of the property. A great back garden is an added bonus and will be nice to relax outside here in the summer months. The front garden has views of the bay which is also something that will attract people to the property. I would like to thank the owner for allowing us to have such a nice stay and also  Tricia and her team for solving any little problems we had as quickly as possible . All in all this is an excellent place to stay and me being a local Islander most of my life can safely say there's not many like this available to rent...Top marks and would definitely stay here again in the future - D.M

Great holiday accommodation 7a Argyle Place me and my husband stayed there for 4 nights and it was a great place for us. It was very comfortable and cosy everything you needed and more, the kitchen is very well utilised and there is dvds left of different types in the living room which has a lovely fire in there also should you need it and makes it cosy. Also there is wifi, overall it made for a lovely break and Tricia and her staff were very helpful as usual nothing is a problem for them we will be back in one of Tricia's rentals in the summer - T.T

Our new apartment in Rothesay from Tricia Howat at 13 Bishop st  and its an other stunner , ensuite bedroom, dinning room, living room, bathroom n downstairs to quirky kitchen n toilet (yes we have 3 toilets, one each lol) you never fail to surprise us Tricia, thank you - C.L

Just back from a weeks stay in a lovely flat on Bute close to friends and family. I would highly recommend it. The flat was very homely clean and tidy  - I.Mc

Tricia is taking excellent care of our property in Rothesay. Thanks Tricia !  - C.H


Such a warm and welcoming woman is Tricia and so helpful made me feel special from the outset - I.F

05/08/16 Living over 500 miles away from Bute, down in Devon, Tricia and her team provide me with complete peace of mind looking after and marketing my holiday home. HHPS Bute's 5 star housekeeping standard's is a testament to the many positive TripAdvisor reviews I have received.

Nothing is any trouble. Tricia arranges all the bookings, meets the guests and organises the local island tradesmen for the gas and electrical inspections.
When can you open a branch down in Devon? There are many properties down here needing the Howat touch! J.R

Oct'15 Absolutely loved my carpet clean this morning. Fantastic job, and staff couldn't have been nicer! Thank you very much - M.Mc

22/9/15 Rented McKinlayTowers from Howats Housekeeping and Property Services and enjoyed our stay in the flat, it was lovely and spacious with huge rooms much to the delight of my daughter and 3 year old Jack Russell. We would definitely recommend Tricia and the company to other people and I am quite positive that we will be purchasing the same place next time we are over - H.M

21/9/15 Wonderful. We feel so lucky to have found Tricia to look after our holiday flat. We live 250 miles away and know it is safe and well looked after when we are not there. It is always clean and welcoming and the guests feedback is excellent. Tricia also listed us on her website and Facebook page and has brought us in loads of lets, all done (unprompted) to help us. Howats has surpassed our expectations and we are delighted - J.B

9/8/15 Fantastic job thank you very much, would you like to move toSleaford!!! - C.J

28/8/15 Carpet is looking good as new thank you so much xxxxx  A.W

5/8/15 Excellent job done with no hassle, can recommend Trisha & her team, good value also - M.McF

13/5/15  Hi, we're very pleased with the whole experience - from first contacting you to your operative finishing the work today (on our carpets). He's done a first class job and you can be sure we'll be recommending your services. Thanks - M.S

30/4/15 Thank you so much for power hosing my decking, what a great job. 10 out of 10  -S.Mc

26/3/15 Outside area looking great thanks to Howats Housekeeping and Property Services! Can you organise some fab weather for the holidays so I can sit out and enjoy my clean outside space?  - S.R

24/3/15 Wow bought a cooker last year on weebay when I seen it could have died,could never get bottom oven clean but now it looks like knew  thankyou soooo much x - E.M

27/2/15 I would like to put out a great big thank you to Trisha Howat cleaning company. We have just taken over the number 29 restaurant (two days ago) and have tonnes of work to do. We could not believe the state of the kitchen and how filthy it was ,there was no way that we could sort this out ourselves so we got in touch with a local industrial cleaning company (HHPS). Well what a job they've done , no more grease on the ceilings or walls. immaculate stainless steel work surfaces and appliances. Thank you so much for giving us a kitchen that we can operate from, cant wait till our chef and manager see their new kitchen. Xxxxx - A.C

27/2/15 Your operative did an exceptional job on making my leather suite white again. Wouldn't have thought it possible! thank you so much!would definitely recommend!! - C.M

6/2/15  Can't praise this company enough, what a professional service. They have cleaned our yacht inside and out to a very high standard.This has included cleaning all the upholstery, canopies and brass.

On top of a top quality service it was provided at an excellent price. Would recommended to other boat or even caravan owners - W.B

4/2/15 My neglected double oven and hob were cleaned today. Now look like new. Great Service. Thank you - E.F

2/2/15 I would like to thank HHPS for the great job they did on the valet of my car today. Would recommend this service. Thanks - J.J

17/1/15 Another fantastic car shampoo service yesterday Trish, thank you so very much, looks like new again x - SMQ

16/12/14  Fantastic job done today by your operative, what a perfectionist he is ! Carpets look fantastic, like brand new. Got stains out I never could. I will definitely be using Howats services again - T.S.G

27/11/14 Had Howat's House keeping do a deep clean on a flat for me and the service was first class, fast and fabulous. The place sparkled. Will definitely recommend and happy to use again - S.G

25/11/14 Brilliant I got my car seats done and they have washed up like New! Also got my hall and a bedroom done and looks fab plus very friendly man who done the shampooing. I would highly recommended - S.M.Q

21/10/14 Absolutely amazing transformation. My flat resembles a flat again and not a bomb site. Everything is gleaming and smells lovely. Very friendly and very hard working. Could not be happier with the job done.  I would advise anyone needing either a deep clean or a general spring clean to seriously consider having Howats out to help - M.J.S

19/8/14 Fantastic service, Great job done. Thanks so much girls. Xx - F.G

10/7/14                                                      4 Star - E.S

Note : employees names within our Testimonials replaced by "your operative/staff"