Ardencraig Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute

  • 3 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms

    Offers Over £420,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome detached period home and secondary cottage in an elevated position with spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde towards the Ayrshire coast.

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Property Description

Description
Cliff Cottage is 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. Cliff Cottage has secondary accommodation offered by the cottage which sits to the north of the main property; the cottage is a detached stone built structure under a slated roof and which provides excellent family and guest overspill accommodation.

Further to the rear is the former stables and tack room of painted harled finish under a slated roof and which also offers scope for business from home space, crafts or hobbies, or as an income producing self-catering, holiday letting property.

Cliff Cottage
Outer storm doors to entrance vestibule, main front door to entrance hallway, hardwood flooring throughout, formal sitting room with log burner and bay window formation showcasing uninterrupted views due east, home office/music room with 1 window overlooking rear gardens, wc, under stair storage cupboard, additional sitting room with gas fired wood burning stove, bay window formation again with uninterrupted seascape views over the Firth of Clyde, generous bespoke kitchen come dining room, velux window, French doors to rear gardens, utility room, drying room.

From the entrance hallway via a carpeted wooden staircase to half landing, 2 x windows overlooking rear gardens, half landing to first floor, bedroom 1 window to rear gardens, original fireplace. Bedroom 2 (master) bespoke fitted wardrobe space, contemporary en- suite shower room, bay window formation again with uninterrupted and elevated seascape views. Bedroom 3 with 3 windows to front, en-suite shower room. Shelved linen cupboard with access into fully lined attic space, contemporary family bathroom.   

Services
Mains water, mains drainage, gas central heating, double glazed throughout.

The Cottage
Main door to sitting room come bedroom, en-suite shower room, walk in wardrobe space, partial seascape views.

Services
Mains water, mains drainage, electric heating, double glazed.

Former Stables/Tack Room
Main door, block paved flooring, currently set up as a home gym, completed in white painted harled finish all under a dark grey slated roof, attached timber and corrugated steel sheet structure which houses general garden machinery.

Gardens
Via twin stone piers and wrought iron gates to private block paved driveway leading to the foot of the property, plenty of vehicle turning and hard standing. Block paving extends around either side of the property and is flanked by well tended, mature and level lawn with mature trees and shrubs at the fringes. The block paving extends beyond the property to the extreme rear gardens where there is further access via stone piers and wrought iron gates to a shared gravel lane. Rear gardens are mainly to lawn with a gentle incline, flanked by well tended flower beds. The grounds are extremely well maintained and presented and are bound by mature hedging, trees and bushes at the borders, in which the property and grounds are privatised from neighbours.

Local Authorities
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 01546 605522

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

Council Tax
Cliff Cottage is in Council Tax band G and the amount payable for the period 2019/2020 is £3,303.53 including water and drainage.

EPC
EPC rating D.

Situation
Cliff Cottage is a handsome detached period home and from its 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.

Leisure
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.

Sailing
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.

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, Cliff Cottage is on the right hand side.