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A handsome stone built period home with sublime uninterrupted views over Port Bannatyne bay to Loch Striven, The Kyles of Bute and the Firth of Clyde
Fernbank is a handsome detached house of Victorian origins. It has been sensitively restored and now displays exposed natural stone, smooth ashlar at window mullions and doors and all is under a new slated roof. Fernbank provides excellent accommodation laid out over two levels and it makes for an excellent principal private residence, second home or income producing self-catering holiday investment property.
The house is set amid mature and easily managed gardens which can be accessed from both front and rear. The house has the most wonderful exposure out across the sheltered bay at Port Bannatyne and north to the confluence of the East Kyles of Bute, Loch Striven and the mountains beyond which form the backdrop.
Outside, there is a recently constructed alfresco bar/entertainment terrace set amid walled and secure gardens. The front of the house is to block paving and level lawn from where it is possible to enjoy the views.
Outer entrance vestibule, door with Flemish glass to broad entrance reception hallway, sitting room with coal burning living flame effect gas fire set in timber fireplace with marble hearth and slips, family and/or TV room with shallow bay window, semi open plan to refitted and integrated kitchen complete with coffee/breakfasting bar and island, rear hallway with mosaic tiled floor and door to rear gardens, bedroom 1 with fitted bedroom furniture, wet wall finished en suite shower room, inner hallway leading to garden room/conservatory with door to rear gardens.
Period staircase with wood turned banister and white painted cast iron spindles to the upper hallway, bedroom 2 with 3 x inbuilt wardrobes, wc, bedroom 3 (single) with velux window, bedroom 4 with bay window formation and 2 x fitted wardrobes. Wet wall refitted bath and shower room with turbo spa bath and separate shower enclosure.
Sheltered outer canopy at rear leading to gardeners wc, utility and boiler room, small general-purpose store, timber constructed alfresco bar/entertainment space, timber garden shed, garage/general purpose store under a box profile steel roof and twin leaf front doors, power installed.
Gardens & Grounds
Front gardens set behind low level stone wall topped with dressed coping stones, block paved driveway and level lawn. At the rear, twin leaf steel gates set in stone wall which bounds the rear gardens to concrete surfaced driveway and vehicle hard standing, lawn with drying green supported by ornamental retaining wall, level flagstone terrace, chipped bed, bamboo stand and copper beech tree. Outside lighting.
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 0843 1162344.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Fernbank is in Band E, and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £2,208.72.
EPC rating E.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Fernbank is situated on the island of Bute on the west of Scotland. The property is located about 2 miles to the north of Rothesay in the ribbon settlement of Port Bannatyne.
The house is in an excellent location on a fine coastal situation in Port Bannatyne and it is set on level, mature and easily managed gardens. Adjacent to the house is the sheltered anchorage of Port Bannatyne Bay and the house enjoys fine uninterrupted, spectacular and often dramatic views to Loch Striven, the east Kyles of Bute, the Firth of Clyde and the mountains and glens of the west of Scotland.
Rothesay, which is 2 miles to the south, is the capital and main town of the island of Bute. It has thriving shopping, leisure and educational facilities including a larger sized Co-op. Caledonian MacBrayne operate 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 immediately on the doorstep at Port Bannatyne and Rothesay.
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, disembark then turn right onto the A844 proceeding along the coast in a northerly direction for about 1.4 miles then bear easy right onto Marine Place. Continue on Marine Place which becomes Shore Road for 0.9 miles to find Fernbank, number 41 Shore Road on the left-hand side.