One of the finest period family homes on Bute with wonderful views and tasteful Orangery.
60 Crichton Road is an impressive detached Victorian house of substantial dressed red sandstone construction under a slated roof. The house is brimming with character and charm and has many period features, including carefully sloped plinth quoin stones designed to shed moisture, distinctive carved overhung eves, crests and finials. Internally there has seen the sensitive preservation of period cornicing, picture rails as well as original leaded and stained glass, a highlight of the house is a beautiful and calm place Orangery which is a tasteful and sensitive addition to the rear southern side.
The accommodation is presented in lovely decorative condition in a broadly neutral palette of décor and it provides wonderful family and guest living accommodation over two light and bright and easily managed levels, many of the main rooms enjoy the outstanding views to the firth of Clyde, Toward, Loch Striven and the Kyles of Bute.
Outer storm door to entrance vestibule with mosaic tiled floor, broad entrance reception hallway, cloakroom, drawing room with log burner in carved timber fireplace on black slate hearth, bay window formation. Formal dining room on a stylish bright open plan to beautifully refitted and easily worked kitchen with bay window formation and informal dining and breakfasting bar at centre island. Shower room & wc with slate tile floor and under stairs stores, comfortable family/TV room, study or home office, twin leaf doors to heritage style hardwood orangery with tiled floor and glass roof, twin leaf doors to terrace at rear. Fine sized utility room with exposed red stone wall, Belfast sink, original dressed stone fireplace, door to rear gardens, boiler room.
Staircase with feature stained glass window at half landing, painted decorative timbers at upper hall in minstrel style gallery, linen stores, bedroom 1 (master) with fitted bedroom furniture, bay window formation, en suite bath and shower room, access to roof void. Bedroom 2 with dual aspects, former fireplace converted to bookcase, bedroom 3 with deep bay window with window box stores and seating, family shower room, bedroom 4 with fitted furniture.
Well vented log store, 2 x garden sheds.
Gardens & Grounds
Smooth render gate piers with ball finials and twin steel gates to red whin chip stone driveway and vehicle hardstanding. Lawns with well-defined edges flank the drive and have saplings and mixed shrubs bushes and border plants. The gardens are bounded by a stone wall on three sides and mixed hedging on the fourth. There are mature variegated sycamore trees and limes underplanted with colourful rhododendrons. An ornamental retaining wall has a curved terrace with sheltered space for alfresco dining, steps lead to the upper lawn. A gate in close board fencing leads to rear gardens to the drying green and outbuildings and to a stand of Gunnera, fuscia bush and copper beech. About 0.37 acres.
60 Crichton Road is situated just to the east of the main town of Rothesay on the west of Scotland Island of Bute in a mature location and on the promontory that overlooks the firth of Clyde, Toward, Loch Striven and the entrance to the Kyles of Bute and over which there are ever changing, panoramic mountain, glens and seascape views.
The house is set in well-established and mature gardens which are well defined and well stocked and the house is only 1.6 miles from the town centre of Rothesay.
Rothesay has thriving shopping, leisure and educational facilities including a larger sized Co-op. Caledonian MacBrayne operates a frequent ferry service to Wemyss Bay, which has direct rail links to Glasgow. A second ferry service runs between Rhubodach on the north of Bute to Colintraive giving access to Argyll and the West Highlands.
The two nearest airports are Glasgow and Prestwick, which are a circa 40 and 50 minutes drive respectively in normal driving conditions from Wemyss Bay.
Rothesay has an 18 hole golf course from where there are outstanding views of the Firth of Clyde and Arran. Smaller courses are at Port Bannatyne and Kingarth. Bute is an area of significant natural beauty and enjoys a mild climate, with many opportunities for coastal and hill walking and mountain biking. Fresh water and sea fishing are available, and there are shooting and stalking opportunities. The island has its own grass airstrip for light aircraft and microlights.
The area is notable for its sailing on the famous Kyles of Bute, which is a National Scenic Area. Tighnabruaich and Colintraive to the north, and the Crinan Canal and Tarbert to the West, are centres of lively sailing activity throughout the season. There are marinas, sheltered moorings, chandlery and boating services in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.
From Glasgow, travel west on the M8 to Greenock, and then continue on the A78 to Wemyss Bay. Take the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Rothesay circa (35 minutes). On arrival at Rothesay, turn left, and follow the A844 along the coast for 1.1 miles, Turn left onto Albany Road and continue up Albany Road to meet Crichton Road. Turn left on to Crichton Road and continue for 0.1 miles to find number 60 on the right hand side.
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 0843 1162344.
Mains water supply, mains gas supply, mains gas central heating, partial double glazing, mains drainage.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
60 Crichton Road is in Band F, and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £2869.83
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.