Bruan, 7 Bishop Terrace, Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

  • 2 receptions
  • 7 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £359,950

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome detached Late Victorian/Arts and Crafts period home in an elevated position with spectacular views over Rothesay Bay, the firth of Clyde and the Cowal Hills.

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Description
Bruan is a distinctive Victorian Arts and Crafts property of substantial stone construction under a slated roof with undisturbed views over Rothesay Bay, the Firth of Clyde and the Cowal Hills.

The accommodation which is light, bright and spacious is laid out over three levels. The original Arts and Crafts cornicing and high ceilings have been carefully maintained to retain the traditional Victorian feel and is completed to designer standard throughout, with a complimenting programme of soft furnishings which makes for an inviting proposition.

Bruan
Wrought iron porch to double storm doors, entrance vestibule with mosaic tiled flooring, original solid wooden door to grand entrance hallway made bright by the wonderful double height stained glass window, 2 general purpose cupboards, sitting room with spectacular views over the bay, gas fire with surround from Glasgow Architectural salvage, 2 general purpose cupboards, dining room with gas fire, bedroom 1 with en suite shower room with heated towel rail, wc with under stairs store, well equipped, fitted and proportioned breakfasting sized kitchen with dual aspect window formation, integrated appliances, instant boiling water tap, central island, feature led foot and unit lights and sliding hatch to dining room, a stained glass door leads to the conservatory with double doors to decking and patio.

Period staircase with ornate newel to half landing, double height stained glass window, first floor landing, bedroom 2 with built in wardrobes concealing a good sized en suite shower room with heated towel rail, family bathroom with free standing bath, feature fireplace, heated towel rail and original wooden flooring, under stairs linen cupboard, bedroom 3 with built in wardrobes and en suite shower room, magnificent drawing room with bay window, gas fire and surround, study/library with fitted book case and gas fire.

A second period staircase leads to second floor landing, study/studio with velux windows, bedroom 4 with 1 x window, bedroom 5 with 1 x window, storeroom with velux window, TV room with velux window, hatch to access loft space, wc and bathroom with Porcelanosa spa bath with overhead shower, heated towel rail and general purpose cupboard housing water tank and water pressure pump.

Outbuildings
Cellar, large basement used as a storage room, summer house with power, well proportioned shed with light and power, greenhouse and bin store, outdoor general purpose storage.

Gardens
Access via wrought iron gate to steps leading to ornate wrought iron porch to front door. The front garden is mainly to lawn with assorted shrubbery and border bushes at the fringes. The sea views from the gardens are spectacular and can be enjoyed from the alfresco dining area at the rear of the property, the summer house and the seating area to the front of the garden. Curved steps lead from decking at the foot of the rear gardens to flower beds, vegetable plots, fruit bush area and drying green and the al fresco dining area, the summer house, shed and greenhouse. The gardens are colourful and inviting and are bound mainly by a substantial stone wall providing privacy and seclusion.

Situation
Bruan, from its elevated vantage point enjoys uninterrupted views across Rothesay Bay where there is always the coming and going of the Caledonian Macbrayne Ferry service as well as the movement 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.