A delightful 'C' listed detached cottage with quite wonderful land and rolling country views.
Barone Cottage is a detached country house of substantial stone construction and painted render finish under a dark grey slate roof.
The house is more or less centrally set amid well sheltered country gardens giving the frontage a private easterly aspect, enjoying morning sunlight. The back of the house faces to the south and west and there are further sun trap gardens capturing sunlight throughout the day until the sun sets in the evening.
Via the outer front door to welcoming entrance hall, formal sitting room with wood burner and 1 x exposed Edinburgh press, study/home office/potential 4th bedroom, with twin leaf doors onto raised decking. Open plan informal sitting/snug area with wood burner, under stair storage cupboard, Edinburgh press, kitchen with Belfast sink, door to rear gardens, open plan to formal dining area with feature exposed stone wall, wood burning stove, cloaks/boot room, shower room with heated towel rail, bedroom 1 with exposed Edinburgh press.
Via a fitted carpeted staircase to first floor, linen cupboard, bedroom 2 with 1 x window and 1 x velux window, family bathroom with 1 x velux window, bedroom 3 (master) with 1 x window and 1 x velux window, storage.
Generous garage/workshop with lighting, water, and mains electricity, 2 x timber general purpose garden sheds, greenhouse.
Gardens & Grounds
A private driveway leads to a vehicular turning and hard standing area with ample parking. There are large formal lawns to the front and rear of the property. The gardens and house have a private aspect and seclusion and shelter is provided by the hedgerow that surrounds the gardens. The rear of the house is south west facing and features a raised deck area and garden patio which is ideal for alfresco sitting and dining, there is also a very pretty pond within the rear gardens.
Within the gardens there are a number of mature trees: ash, beech, sycamore and a Chilean Pine tree at the front gardens. The gardens also contain several productive fruit trees, a well cultivated vegetable patch and soft fruit areas all of which are very well maintained.
Barone Cottage is a delightful C listed detached cottage set within extensive garden grounds affording a high degree of privacy in a rural situation yet just a 10 minute walk (0.75 miles) from all amenities and schools of Rothesay town centre.
Rothesay, which is 0.75 miles to the north-west, has thriving shopping, leisure and educational facilities including a larger sized Co-op. Caledonian MacBrayne operates a frequent ferry service from Rothesay to Wemyss Bay, which has direct rail links to Glasgow. A second ferry service runs between Rhubodach on the northern side of Bute to Colintraive giving short crossing access to the mainland, 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 enjoying 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 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 at 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 (approx 35 minutes). On arrival in Rothesay proceed from the harbour straight into the High St, continue along the High St taking 5th right into Mill St which becomes Barone Road. Travel further for about 0.5 miles leaving the town and find Barone Cottage located on the left hand side.
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 0843 1162344.
Gas central heating, mains water, mains drainage.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Barone Cottage is in Band E, and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £2358.27.
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.