Property Ref: GREEHA12 - The Commodore Guest House & Holiday Cottages
Price: £390,000

A long established and very popular guest house on the seafront, only a few minutes’ level walk from Rothesay’s ferry terminal and the amenities of the town centre. A thriving business with potential for further growth, a steady current turnover...

  • 10 Bathrooms

  • Sea View

  • Gas Central Heating

  • Double Glazing

  • Close to Amenities

  • Prominent position

A long established and very popular guest house on the seafront, only a few minutes’ level walk from Rothesay’s ferry terminal and the amenities of the town centre. A thriving business with potential for further growth, a steady current turnover and excellent return business. Catering for all needs, offering both bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering options with two courtyard cottages at the rear. Occupying a prime, waterfront position with fantastic views over Rothesay Bay and the surrounding hills, looking west into the setting sun. The Commodore offers an excellent opportunity to experience a complete lifestyle change combining a home and business in probably the most easily accessible island in the west coast of Scotland. Operational and ready to go! An appealing prospect? Private finance may be available.

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 course 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 the increasingly popular ButeFest. The Cattle Show and Bute Highland Games are also popular events.

Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) is now in effect for the ferry fares to Bute.

Property Location: Exceptionally well located on the seafront in Battery Place only a few minute’s level walk from the heart of Rothesay with pubs, cafes and restaurants and the ferry terminal within easy access. Taxi rank and bus services close by with unrestricted parking on street. Promenade walkway opposite with gardens and palm trees.

Letting Bedrooms
The property is set over three floors and currently provides 8 letting bedrooms, all with sleek, modern, en-suite shower rooms. Double glazing and gas central heating ensure a cosy atmosphere all year round. Two ground floor bedrooms are offered as family accommodation and can accommodate up to four. Six further bedrooms are located on the top floor and are configured as three twins and three doubles. The rooms are presented in moderndécor and are furnished to a good standard. All rooms have DVD TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and hair

En-Suite Facilities
Modern, sleek en-suite shower rooms.

Courtyard Holiday Cottages
Accessed via gateway and little lane to the side of The Commodore, two pretty, well presented and equipped, courtyard cottages complement the existing B&B business for those guests seeking a self catering option or those perhaps with more limited mobility. Each of the cottages provides accommodation comprising kitchen/lounge, bedroom and shower room with a shared courtyard area with outdoor tables and chairs.

Public & Service Areas
The Commodore has a beautiful, light and welcoming, entrance hallway with many original features and an elegant, curved stairway to rear leading on to upper hallways. Full length window to garden and woodland at rear. Access to Breakfast Room, Kitchen and Ground Floor Bedrooms with door to rear to utility area and access to Garden.

Breakfast Room
Lovely room to front with large bay window offering beautiful sea views over Rothesay Bay. Comfortably furnished for 20+ covers with direct access to kitchen service.

Fully equipped and refurbished in the recent past and complete with appliances, the kitchen provides the space and equipment to service the needs of the business. A utility room lies beyond.

Owners’ Accommodation
At first floor level is the exclusive owners’ accommodation comprising large lounge with bay window, office,
kitchen/diner and two double bedrooms, each with their own en-suite facilities. This flexible accommodation also has the potential to be incorporated into further letting accommodation if not required for owners’ needs. Magnificent views.

Lovely, paved, enclosed terrace to front from where to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and the comings and goings of ferries, yachts and cruisers plying back and forth in Rothesay Bay. Courtyard with seating for the holiday cottages. Rear garden with lawn, established shrubs and even palm trees!! Garden shed. Greenhouse.

Fire System
C-Tec fire alarm system with smoke detectors and alarms throughout maintained on a 6 monthly basis with annual inspections.

Items Included:
All furniture, carpets, flooring, blinds, curtains, kitchen equipment, white goods,
crockery, cutlery, linen, televisions, tea & coffee making equipment.

9 Seater minibus in “Commodore” livery included.

Rateable Value £7,150 . May be elegible for Small Business Bonus Scheme which can give up to 100% Rates Relief—Argyll & Bute Council can give further up to date information on

Accounts will be made available on request after a formal viewing has taken place. Latest annual turnover circa £80,000.

Private finance may be available to an appropriate potential purchaser who
satisfies specific criteria.

Energy Performance

Mr. & Mrs. H. Greene

Fixed Price £390,000
By appointment through Wm. Skelton & Co., Castle Chambers, 49 High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DB. Tel: 01700 505551. Fax: 01700 505270.

By arrangement.

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

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.