**CLOSING FOR OFFERS ON FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER AT 12 NOON** In a prominent private setting with far reaching views a distinctive Victorian country house or boutique hotel with separate owner's cottage in a popular tourist destination.
The main assets at the Abbots Brae are the main Victorian house and Abbots Brae Cottage. In addition a pre planning application has been met with positive response from the local planning office for lodges or cabins within the rearmost part of the grounds. We stress however that additional buildings will be strictly subject to full planning permission.
Abbots brae is a versatile and flexible parcel of buildings and land. In the recent past, Abbots Brae has been run as a boutique country house hotel, future owners will have the option to restart the boutique hotel or to enjoy the property as a private residence. Abbots Brae Cottage is also flexible, currently producing income as a self-catering holiday letting cottage, but offering use as dedicated managers/owners or elderly relatives' accommodation.
In recent times, both Abbots Brae and Abbots Brae Cottage have been the subject of a programme of tasteful redecoration Both the properties have been completed to designer decoration standard which has been successfully achieved by blending a beautiful palette of decoration designed to highlight and enhance period features. The finished article is very pleasing and imbues the feeling of a lovely boutique establishment.
Is a a substantial detached house of Victorian origins set in woodland and parkland grounds and providing well-maintained accommodation laid out over three easily managed levels.
The main building is of painted stone fronted exterior with exposed stone at the sides and the rear with additional painted harling and all is under a slated roof.
Distinctive Victorian outer canopy porch, twin leaf storm doors to entrance vestibule, etched glass door to entrance reception hallway with cornice, corbels and picture rail, dual aspect drawing room, with deep bay window formation, cornice, rose, and picture rail, Edinburgh press and warming multi fuel stove set on a raised slate hearth, formal dining-room with cornice, picture rail and deep bay window, wc, neat under stairs reception/bar, ground floor bedroom 2 with en suite shower room, well equipped stainless steel commercial kitchen with hypoallergenic flooring, kitchen prep and wash up area, kitchen supplies dry goods and wine stores, prep, chiller and freezer room, rear hall and back door leading to laundry.
Broad period staircase with wood turned banister and spindles to half landing with stained and leaded glass window, first floor landing leading to bedroom 5 with significant mouldings and plaster detailing, bay window, door leading to balcony, Edinburgh press, en suite bath and shower room, shelved linen stores, inner hallway to bedroom 3 with en suite shower room, bedroom 4 with bay window and en suite bathroom.
Secondary staircase leading to second floor, bedroom 8 with en suite bathroom, bedroom 9 with half Edinburgh press, bay window and en suite bathroom, bedroom 6 with en suite shower room, open fronted Edinburgh press, bedroom 7 with half Edinburgh press, bay window and en suite bathroom.
General purpose store, boiler house, 2 flexible rooms at rear with en suite bathroom, recently re-roofed in box profile steel, garage, car port.
Abbots Brae Cottage
The Cottage is a detached bungalow situated within the grounds next to the . The house is of cream coloured painted render finish under a tiled roof and provides generous well finished owners/managers/or additional income producing accommodation.
Entrance reception hallway, sitting-room open plan to dining room with French doors to the gardens, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, large bathroom and shower room.
Mature woodland and parkland grounds, steeper at the front and well stocked with extensive shrub bush and border plants, stands of Bamboo and Gunnera, trees at the fringes provide extensive shelter and privacy as well as interest and amenity. The rear gardens level out and are laid to grass, there are a number of semi ancient native trees under planted with rhododendrons and numerous bamboo stands.
Abbots Brae is situated at West Bay which is just to the south of the popular Cowal peninsula tourist destination of Dunoon.
Both Abbots Brae and Abbots Brae Cottage enjoy an elevated coastal and woodland situation from which both enjoy fine far reaching easterly seascape views out across the firth of Clyde towards Gourock.
Despite its fine country and coastal setting the centre of the bustling town of Dunoon is only about 1 mile to the north. Dunoon is the main town of the Cowal Peninsula and has a complete range of shopping, leisure and professional services. The town has a good range of welcoming pubs and restaurants, a theatre, cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre.
Abbots Brae is only a few minutes' drive from both the Caledonian MacBrayne and Western Ferries terminals from where there are frequent passenger and vehicular sailings across to Gourock. From here, the road and public transport links make it possible to commute on a daily basis to Glasgow and the central belt. Holiday makers enjoy the feeling of apparent mainland detachment created by the pleasant short ferry crossing.
It is equally possible to drive to Glasgow via Loch Lomond which takes a little longer but is via some of the most famous and breathtaking countryside in western Scotland.
Dunoon is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and can easily be described as having some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the west of Scotland, it is indeed an outdoor enthusiasts' playground.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Dunoon is no exception, the district having three challenging courses.
The expanding Holy Loch Marina is nearby with its berthing and associated chandlery services, is an excellent base from which to sail and explore the world famous lower Clyde and Kyles of Bute inland sea lochs and waterways.
Sea fishing is available on the Firth of Clyde and it is possible to fish for salmon and sea trout by permit on some of the rivers and lochs of the district.
Some of the local estates can, by arrangement, offer rough and commercial shooting as well as opportunities to stalk for roe, sika and red deer.
The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery and wildlife. There are near endless walks, hill climbs and quiet country roads offering wonderful rambling and cycling country.
Mains gas, mains water, mains drainage, mains gas central heating.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
A former bungalow site at the rear lends itself suitable for possible further development which will be strictly subject to obtaining all necessary local authority planning consents and warrants. We are informed the current owners have approached the local planners on the basis of a pre-planning application with a view to creating self-catering log cabins and this has been met with a positive response.
From the Western Ferries terminal at Hunters Quay turn left on the A815 and proceed for 2.9 miles through Kirn and Dunoon. The entrance to Abbots Brae is on the right hand side.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602127.
The EPC rating is Band D.
Abbots Brae has a rateable value of £11,000
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 will probably 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.