Property Ref: FERGMA01 - "Dalveen", 30, Craigmore Road
Price: £155,000

A fantastic opportunity to acquire a semi-detached, Victorian, seafront villa requiring modernisation and upgrading to bring it back to its full splendour. Featuring beautiful original features including ornate cornices, ceiling roses and deep skirtings

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Flexible Accommodation

  • Sea View

  • Fitted Kitchen

  • Off Road Parking

A fantastic opportunity to acquire a semi-detached, Victorian, seafront villa requiring modernisation and upgrading to bring it back to its full splendour. Featuring beautiful original features including ornate cornices, ceiling roses and deep skirtings with a simply magnificent stairway leading to the upper floors.
Enjoying superb views over the Firth of Clyde as far as the Cumbraes and to the Ayrshire and Cowal Coasts. This exciting property, in a great position on the shore at Montford, offers an enviable opportunity for creating something very special indeed.


Ground Floor:
Vestibule, Entrance Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Dining Kitchen.

Middle Floor:
Hallway, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom,

Upper Floor:
Hallway, 3 Bedrooms, Shower Room.

Garden to Front with Driveway to Side, Garden to Rear.

Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, set on the Firth of Clyde. The island is served by two frequent ferry services, the main one is Rothesay to Wemyss Bay (approx. 35 minutes), thereafter by road, Glasgow Airport is approx. 45 minutes, Glasgow approx. 1 hour and Edinburgh approx. 2 hours. The other ferry is located at the north end of the island operating from Rhubodach to Colintraive (approx. 2 minutes) The island is within easy commuting distance to Glasgow with train services available at Wemyss Bay.

The Isle of Bute is a popular destination not just for holidays but for those who wish to enjoy a lifestyle change since the regular ferry sailings and the proximity to both Glasgow and Prestwick airports make any form of commuting relatively easy in comparison to other island locations. Further information on the Isle of Bute is available on Visit Bute’s website—

The Isle of Bute offers good educational facilities with a joint campus incorporating pre-school to college requirements as well as two smaller primary schools and an established private nursery. Medical facilities are provided by The Bute Practice and the local hospital provides in-patient beds, x-ray, physiotherapy and maternity services.

Rothesay has a cinema, leisure pool and playing fields. Berthing facilities are available at Rothesay Harbour with a new marina at Port Bannatyne approximately 3 miles away. There are three golf courses on the island with largest situated on Canada Hill with magnificent views over the River Clyde.

The island is very popular with walkers who can follow the West Island Way, a 40 km. waymarked route around the island, split into 4 sections and offering splendid views along the way.

There are festivals held annually including T in the Port and ButeFest. The Cattle Show and Bute Highland Games are also popular annual events.
Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) is now in effect for the ferry fares to Bute.

Property Location:
Approximately two miles from Rothesay, Dalveen is located in a private residential area on the seafront at Montford and is accessed via a driveway to front. Car parking is available at side of property. The property is on a main bus route with regular services from Rothesay to Mount Stuart and Kilchattan Bay. Approximately, five minutes by car will take you to the ferry terminal.

Pathway at front or driveway to side lead to double storm doors to entrance vestibule.

Entrance Vestibule:
(Approx. 1.31m x 0.58m) Fluorescent light. Original entrance door to hallway with two glazed upper panels.

(Approx. 7.38m x 2.54m>1.46m) Beautiful entrance hallway with a wealth of original features including cornice and ceiling rose, deep skirtings and a particularly lovely carpeted stairway with black painted cast iron rail and original polished wooden banister. Original wood panelled doors to all rooms. Pendant light. Under stair storage cupboard with door access to steps to basement storage area. Carpet. 2 radiators.

(Approx. 6.31m x 4.60m) really spacious lounge with secondary glazed bay window
affording lovely sea and hill views over the Clyde to the mainland coasts and Cumbrae Islands. Beautiful original features including stripped original wood panelled doors, ornate cornice and ceiling detail with ceiling rose and pendant light. Picture rail. Deep skirtings. Carved wooden fire surround with pale, polished stone insert and hearth housing gas fire. Telephone point. Carpet. Curtains. 2 radiators. 4 single electric sockets.

Dining Room:
(Approx. 4.60m x 3.91m) Bright room to rear with astragal window looking to garden. Feature stone fireplace with wooden mantelshelf. Plain cornice. Pendant light. Cupboard with hot water tank. Carpet. Curtains. 1 radiator. 3 single electric sockets.

Dining Kitchen:
(Approx. 4.60m x 3.16m) Bright kitchen with room for dining. Two windows to side and window to rear. Wood panelled ceiling and part panelled walls. Range of base and wall units, some glass fronted. Worktops. Integrated electric oven and gas hob. Washing machine. Fridge freezer, Chest freezer. Tumble drier. Coloured enamel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Vinyl flooring. Door to side to garden. Telephone point. 1 radiator. 4 double and 2 single electric sockets.

(Approx. 4.84m x 1.30m) Window to side. Wood panelled walls. Suspended ceiling with light. Cupboard with central heating boiler. CH controls. Bath. Wash hand basin and pedestal. W.C. Glass screen. 1 radiator. Carpet and vinyl floor covering. Venetian blind.

Bedroom 1:
(Approx. 3.02m x 3.24m) Window to rear with original shutters. Plain cornice. Pendant light. Fireplace. Carpet. Curtains. 1 radiator. 1 double and 1 single electric socket.

Stairway to Upper Floor:
Absolutely lovely stairway to upper floor with original posts and beautiful wooden banister leads to carpeted first floor hallway. 1 single electric socket.
(Approx. 4.01m x 1.68m) Pendant light. Two storage cupboards. Telephone point. Carpet.

Bedroom 2:
(Approx. 5.31m x 4.60m) Beautifully bright room with double aspect and views across the sea to the mainland coast and south to Cumbrae Isles. Lovely, original ornate cornice and ceiling detail. Picture rail. Deep skirtings. Open wall press with blind. Carpet. Curtains. 1 radiator. 1 double and 2 single electric sockets.

Bedroom 3:
(Approx. 3.69m x 3.24m) Sweet little room to front with window to the sea. Pendant light. Carpet. Venetian blind. 1 radiator. 2 single
electric sockets.

Bedroom 4:
(Approx. 4.28m x 3.92m) Spacious bedroom to rear with astragal window to garden. Plain cornice. Pendant light. Open shelf. Curtains. Carpet. 1 radiator. 1 double and 1 single electric socket.

Bedroom 5:
(Approx. 3.02m x 3.35m) Former kitchen. Astragal window to rear. Plain cornice. Fluorescent light. Sink unit and drainer. Cooker and cooker point. Range of kitchen cupboards and worktop. Vinyl flooring. Venetian blind. 2 double electric sockets.

(Approx. 4.35m x 1.37m) Window to side. Part panelled walls. Pendant light. Bath. W.C. Wall hung basin. Tiled splashback. heated towel rail. Carpet. Vinyl flooring.

Stairway to
Upper Floor:
Continuation of lovely original carpeted stairway leading to upper floor and
carpeted hallway.

Upper Floor Accommodation has suffered damage by water ingress and although the roof has been repaired, ceilings, plasterwork and woodwork etc. require repair and refurbishment—please see Home Report for more detail. Great opportunity to recreate layout perhaps or redevelop for the myriad of opportunities this floor could offer.?

Upper Hall:
(Approx. 4.43m x 0.97m + 2.34m x 0.81m + 3.85m x 0.87m)
“L” shaped hallway with cupboard storage, Large ceiling light frame. Skylights to rear in sloping roof. Electrics on wall.

Bedroom 6:
(Approx. 4.69m x 4.90m) Cam ceilings either side of little chapel style window looking to front. Skylight to side. Pendant light. Carpet. 1 single electric socket.

Bedroom 7:
(Approx. 4.45m x 4.84m) Bright sunny room to front with bank of windows affording spectacular, elevated sea views to front and side. Cam ceilings either side. Part wood panelled ceiling and walls. Telephone point. Carpet.2 single electric sockets.

Bedroom 8:
(Approx. 4.52m x 4.85m) Astragal window to rear. Cam ceiling. Pendant light. Cupboard. Door to Shower Room. Carpet. 1 double electric socket.

Shower Room:
(Approx. 1.95m x 1.85m) Window to side. Part wood panelled walls. Shower cabinet with sliding doors and electric shower. W.C. Wash hand basin and pedestal. Door to Hallway and to Bedroom 8.

Garden to front laid mostly to grass with driveway to side and off road parking. Sloping garden at rear with drying area. Courtyard area with outhouse.

The central heating boiler is elderly and currently not working. Renewal is likely to be required.

Council Tax:
Band E.

Energy Performance

Client of Wm. Skelton & Co


Home Report:
Available free of charge electronically from

By appointment only through Wm Skelton & Co, 49 High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DB. Tel: 01700 505551 Fax: 01700 505270.

To be submitted in writing to Wm Skelton & Co, 49 High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DB or by DX 590651 Rothesay or LP-2 Rothesay.

By arrangement.

Please note that these particulars are prepared by us on the basis of information provided to us by our clients. We have not tested the systems or appliances or any central heating system or moveable items within the property. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries. No warranty is given. All fixtures and fittings mentioned in this schedule are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property. Please note that the seller is not in the business of selling second-hand goods. If there is any matter within this schedule which you wish to be clarified, please contact our office for further information.