St. Bruoc Manse, Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute

  • 4 receptions
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £365,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome and prominently situated stone built period house with possible development plot overlooking the pretty and sheltered Port Bannatyne Bay.


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Property Description


St Bruoc Manse is a handsome stone built home under a new slated roof. The house has classic period apartments typical of the genre and many of which feature the careful and sensitive retention of period features including, window shutters, ornate ceiling roses, detailed plaster cornice work, picture rails and fireplaces.

The accommodation is generously proportioned, well-appointed and is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels with the benefit of a flexible basement cellar. There are fine waterscape views from principal front facing apartments.

Outer door to entrance vestibule with mosaic tile floor and feature arched window, traditional glazed door to entrance reception hallway, under stairs stores, dual aspect drawing room with open fire set in white marble fireplace with slate hearth and slips, family/TV room, formal dining room with timber fireplace and multi fuel burner, communicating door to kitchen which has been refitted with centre island, polished granite work tops, twin Belfast sinks, rear hallway with coat hooks, utility room with velux window, gas boiler and pressurised water tank, shower room, boot room/general purpose store with door to front gardens and second door to garden room with twin leaf doors leading to terrace and gardens.

Broad period staircase with hardwood turned banister and feature iron risers to upper hallway with shallow bookcase, leading to, first floor wc, bedroom 1 (master) a dual aspect room with en suite shower room, access hatch to attic space, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, main family bathroom, bedroom 4 with feature rear facing dormer window formation and wash hand basin.

External access to 2 cellar rooms of flexible usage, one with Belfast sink, access to sub floor of main house.

Gardens & Grounds
The property can be accessed from both Marine Road at the front and Castle Street at the rear. Driveway access at rear of asphalt leading to vehicle hard standing area. Pedestrian stone gate piers at the front as well as twin steel gates to former boat hard stand with original garden winch. The gardens are set behind a low level stone wall and beech hedge. The gardens are laid in the main to grass; they are gently sloping and feature tall mature trees as well as a mixture of shrub bush and border plants. A concealed drying green is at the eastern side and at the western side there are raised kitchen vegetable planters and a further pedestrian access gate.

St Bruoc Manse is situated on the island of Bute on the west of Scotland. The property is located in Port Bannatyne which is the coastal settlement just to the north of the Island capital of Rothesay.

The house is set in well-established and mature gardens which are gently sloping and from its slightly elevated position there are pleasant and pretty immediate aspects out over the sheltered anchorage of Kames Bay. The views stretch away to the north towards Loch Striven with its high sided mountains and glens which is the entry to the world famous Kyles of Bute and where there is always interest and movement of private and commercial boating craft.

Rothesay, which is 3 miles to the south, 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 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 in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

A mooring is immediately in the bay in front of the house, and is available for sale by separate negotiation.

Planning Consent
Planning permission (now lapsed) had been granted for the erection of a single dwelling to the western side of the plot.

Local Authorities
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 0843 1162344.

Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating.

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

Council Tax
St Bruoc Manse is in Band F, and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £2661.43

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 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.

Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant’s fixtures and fittings. However, certain items, including furniture may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.

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 circa (35 minutes). On arrival at Rothesay, disembark then turn right onto the A844 proceeding along the coast in a northerly direction for about 2.5 miles to reach Port Bannatyne. St Bruoc Manse is located on the left hand side immediately after the merge of the Marine and High Roads.