A sympathetically converted church which enjoys unparalleled sea views over Kilchattan Bay and beyond.
Catan is a unique, prominent and handsome converted C listed church. The property is of original red sandstone finish façade with stone gable ends and white painted render finish at the rear all of which sits under a dark grey slate roof.
Internally, the property has been completely renovated however has remained sensitive to the original features throughout the church and includes deluxe level quality finishes with a complimentary programme of decorative work and soft furnishings all of which is a very inviting proposition. The house is located within the charming hamlet of Kilchattan Bay which lies on the islands southern end, along the coast road at the foot of a steep hill called the Suidhe Chattan (Catans Saddle) which shields the village from the prevailing westerly wind. The village faces the mainland to the east across the Firth of Clyde.
A sandy bay known locally as the Wee Bay sweeps around to the north.
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 35 and 50 minutes drive respectively from Wemyss Bay.
There are 3 golf courses on Bute, Kingarth a quirky 9 hole links course (5 minutes drive from Catan), Rothesay, a Ben Sayers designed 18 hole course and Port Bannatyne 18 holes, all with outstanding views. 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.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, oil fired/aga fuelled central heating, aga set up to provide domestic hot water (with electric backup),multifuel burners, partly double glazed.
Exposed front timber log stores with attached timber garden shed. Detached timber garden shed.
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 01546 605522
Note: The services have not been checked by
the selling agents.
Catan is in Council Tax band F and the amount
payable for the period 2020/2021 is £2869.83
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.
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out
with the United Kingdom must be accompanied
by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable
to the seller.
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, turn left onto the A844, bear left at the roundabout onto East Prince Street and continue on the A844 for some 7.4 miles until the road meets the Kingarth Hotel & Smiddy bar, turn left at the hotel and proceed along the B road for approximately 1 mile into Kilchattan Bay, Catan can be found on your right hand side.