A handsome period home split into three separate ground level apartments all with sublime uninterrupted views over The Kyles of Bute and the Firth of Clyde. A further detached cottage located within the garden grounds.
Ardgowan House & Cottage, the main house of which is restricted to the ground floor, is a very well-presented detached property of white painted stone construction with contrasting black detailing, all of which sit neatly under a dark grey slated roof. The main house is split into three separate ground level apartments which provide light, and bright accommodation all of which are set within pleasant immediate garden grounds. The Cottage is located to the rear of the main house, and it is a detached property of pebble dash finish under a dark grey slate roof, the accommodation is light and bright and laid across one level. The properties are located on the shore road within Port Bannatyne and enjoy uninterrupted views across Port Bannatyne Bay.
Outer front door to entrance porch/cloaks area, inner front door to hallway, sitting room with window to front, storage cupboard, bedroom 1 with window to rear gardens, kitchen cum dining room, cupboard housing the boiler, window and door to rear gardens. Family bathroom with overhead shower.
The property front gardens are low maintenance by design and are mainly to lawn which is bound by a stone wall. A paved pathway wraps around the side of Ardgowan House to rear gardens. The rear gardens are to a level lawn, gravel and paved pathways and well maintained flower beds which are bound by stone. The gardens are communal between all properties and are broadly bound by exposed stone walls which offer privacy and seclusion.
Ardgowan House & Cottage 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 2.6 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 0.8 miles to find Ardgowan House & Cottage on the left-hand side.
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 0843 1162344.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains electric, electric night storage heaters.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
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.