High Craigmore, Isle Of Bute Argyll & Bute, PA20 9LA
Sold £185,000

  • Robb Residential – Independent full service sales and lettings agency business House
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**CLOSING DATE SET FOR MONDAY 3RD AUGUST AT 12PM** A well-presented semi-detached period home which enjoys spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde towards Argyll and the Ayrshire coast.


Athelstane is a semi-detached property of exposed natural stone construction under a slated roof. The accommodation is brimming with character and charm and the principal accommodation is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels.

Outer twin leaf storm doors to entrance porchway, inner front door to welcoming entrance hallway, good under stair storage, formal sitting room with bay window to front gardens, fitted cupboard, original fireplace. Snug/additional sitting area, kitchen coming dining, Aga, Belfast sink, door to utility room door to rear gardens, from utility room to family bathroom with roll top bath, cupboard housing the boiler.

Via original white painted staircase, wrought iron risers with original banister, first floor to bedroom 1 with window to rear gardens, exposed Edinburgh press, family bath and shower room with rainforest shower head, bedroom 2 (master), original fireplace, enclosed Edinburgh press, bay window to front showcasing uninterrupted views across the firth of Clyde towards the mainland adjacent, bedroom 3 with original fireplace and window to front.

Detached single garage of pebble dash finish under a flat roof with up and over manual door. Attached workshop/general purpose storage with power, attached log and coal store.

Mains water, mains drainage, gas fired central heating, partial double glazing.

Via a personal wrought iron steel gate and stone piers to private gravel pathway which leads to the front door of the property, front gardens are mainly to lawn and are flanked with colourful beds and bushes at the fringes. Gravel extends around the side of the property to a timber gate which provides access to the rear gardens. The rear gardens are low maintenance by design and are mainly to lawn with a gravel pathway which leads to the shared lane at the rear of the property, the gardens are bound by an exposed stone wall to one side and a steel fencing at the other which privatises the property from neighbours.

Athelstane is a well-presented semi-detached property and from its slightly elevated vantage point enjoys views across the Firth of Clyde where there is always the coming and going of pleasure boats and sailing yachts as they venture through the world famous Kyles of Bute.

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 approximately 40 and 50 minutes’ drive respectively from Wemyss Bay.

Rothesay has an 18 hole golf course, from most of which 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 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 renowned for its sailing on the 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, chandlery services and sheltered moorings in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

Local Authorities
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 01546 605522

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Athelstane is in Council Tax band D and the amount payable for the period 2020/2021 is £1815.84 including water and drainage.

Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.

Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.

Photographs and particulars taken March 2020

Travel Directions
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 (35 minutes). On leaving the ferry at Rothesay, drive south along the A844 and, beyond the pier at Craigmore turn second right into Albany Road and continue into Crichton Road which leads into Ardencraig Road, Athelstane is on the right hand side.