Property Ref: PRICMA01 - "High Neuk", 2, Albany Road
Price: £260,000

A distinctly desirable, stone built, detached family home in a much sought after, residential area, a mere moment from the seafront and enjoying lovely sea views from the upper floor. Beautifully presented in subtle, muted tones .....

  • 2 Bathrooms


  • Sea View

  • Gas Central Heating

  • Double Glazing

  • Fitted Kitchen

  • Off Road Parking

A distinctly desirable, stone built,detached family home in a much sought after,
residential area, a mere moment from the seafront and enjoying lovely sea views from the upper floor. Beautifully presented in subtle, muted tones with a skilful combination of contemporary, stylish kitchen and bathroom facilities blended with lovely, traditional, original features. Spacious, light and airy accommodation offering flexible living options and with a wealth of storage space. Driveway and sizeable block paved area to rear provides excellent off road for several vehicles. Sunny deck and sizeable, split level garden at rear offer excellent outside space.


Ground Floor:
Entrance Vestibule, Entrance Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Conservatory, Boot Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom,
Internal Stairway to Undeveloped Basement Area, Stairway to Upper Floor

First Floor:
Upper Hallway, Master Bedroom, 3 Further Double Bedrooms, Study/ Office, Family

Driveway & Block Paved Parking Area,Decking, Shed, Stone Outbuilding, Split Level Garden with Enclosed Lawn & Drying Area.

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.

Follow the coastal road from Rothesay along Mountstuart Road past Craigmore Pier. Take the first road on the right into Albany Road. The property is second on left hand side with driveway from road.

Gated driveway leads to gravelled parking area to front and via driveway to right, past main door entrance to block paved parking area at rear, opening into sizeable, split level garden. Main door entry to side via attractive, glazed wooden door with glass side panel and clear fanlight over into entrance vestibule.

Ground Floor:-

Entrance Vestibule:
(Approx.1.57m x 1.90m) Beautiful, original glass door with engraved glass side panels leads into the lovely, welcoming entrance hallway. Pendant light. Quarry tiled floor.

Entrance Hallway:
(Approx.6.77m x 1.92m) Lovely hallway featuring a very attractive, curved, carpeted stairway to rear with lots of light. A wealth of original features including cornice, ceiling rose and corbels. Pendant light. An arch to centre left leads to an open passageway with doors to kitchen and basement and opening into a great boot room space with cloakroom beyond and utility off. Telephone point. Solid wood flooring. 1 radiator. 2 single electric sockets.

Boot Room:
(Approx. 2.21m x 1.91m) A great space for families or those who love the outdoors! Coat hooks and a wealth of hanging space and shoe/boot storage. Pendant light. Plain cornice. Picture rail. Solid wood flooring. 1 double electric socket.

(Approx. 2.11m x 1.36m) Stylish, beautifully appointed cloakroom with matching tiled walls and floor. Ceiling spotlight group. W.C. Vanity unit with inset basin and drawers. Contemporary, chrome, flat bat, towel radiator. Wall mirror.

(Approx. 6.30m x 4.70m) Lovely, light and airy lounge with large double glazed window
looking to Albany Road. Pendant light. Original, ornate cornice, ceiling detail and ceiling rose. Original deep skirtings. Coal effect , living flame, gas fire with metal insert within a beautiful, white marble fireplace compete with polished, black granite hearth. Open shelving with shelved
cupboard below. Telephone point. Carpet. Venetian blinds. 2 radiators. 4 double electric sockets.

Dining Room:
(Approx. 4.45m x 4.50m) Lots of light from 2 double glazed windows looking to front to Albany Road. Magnificent original cornice work and ceiling detail with ceiling rose. Wall press. Wooden flooring. 1 radiator. 3 double electric sockets.

(Approx. 4.21m x 3.50m) A wonderfully sociable, modern kitchen with lots of light from the double glazed window to rear and the full length, glazed door to Conservatory. Ceiling spotlight group with 4 pendant lights above the large breakfast bar, complete with 4 bar stools. Sleek, contemporary, minimalist, gloss white, handleless kitchen units provide excellent storage space and clean lines. Plinth lighting. Featuring integrated units including walk-in pantry unit with light, neatly concealed behind double doors, bin and recycling unit, dishwasher, full length
fridge and freezer, black glass 5 burner, gas hob with matching glass splashback, overhead extractor, combination microwave and separate oven. White Nordic earthstone worktop and breakfast bar seamlessly moulded. Deep, inset stainless steel sink with separate drainer. Laminate flooring. Vertical radiator. 3 double and 1 single electric sockets.

(Approx. 2.91m x 3.76m) Bright and sunny conservatory entered from the kitchen and with door leading to garden. Double glazed windows looking over deck and garden to rear. Tiled slate floor with under floor electric heating. Conservatory blinds. 2 double electric sockets.

Utility Room:
(Approx. 3.12m x 4.46m) A really great sized utility room with two double glazed windows to side, one to rear with door leading to steps to garden at rear. Pendant light. Dado rail. Range of modern base units with polished black stone effect laminate worktops. Deep Belfast sink and pull out, flexible tap. Plumbing for washing machine. Pulley. Wall shelving. Venetian blinds. Tiled floor 1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.

A beautiful, carpeted, stairway with original, ornate cast iron posts and twisted wooden banister leads past the original coloured glass window which has been modernised by fitting a double glazed, clear glass window internally. Plenty of light from the window. Deep window shelf. Original ornate cornice.

Upper Hallway:
(Approx. 3.08m x 3.14@widest) Roomy upper hallway with all rooms off. Original wood panelled doors to all rooms. Original cornice. Pendant light. Smoke detector. Great storage from a large walk-in cupboard of approx. 1.68m x 1.83m with light and power. Shelved linen cupboard. Loft access.

Family Bathroom:
(Approx. 2.91m x 1.97m) An indulgent bathroom, beautifully appointed, sleek and stylish with tiled walls and floor. Velux window. Pendant light. Lovely white, freestanding, oval bath with wall mounted tap and spray, Wall hung wash hand basin with tap to side. Corner shower enclosure with monsoon shower. W.C. Vertical radiator.

Master Bedroom:
(Approx.4.88m x 4.70m) Bright room with double glazed windows to front and with lovely view to the sea, Cowal peninsula and the coat of Ayrshire in the distance. Original ornate cornice. Original deep skirtings. Wall press. Carpet. 1 radiator. 3 double electric sockets.

Bedroom 2:
(Approx. 4.43m x 4.48m) Lovely room to front with two double glazed windows offering lovely views to the sea and across the Clyde to the coats of Cowal and Ayrshire. Original ornate cornice and quirky ceiling detail. Wall press. Carpet. Venetian blinds. Curtains. 1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.

Bedroom 3:
(Approx. 4.29m x 3.83m) Restful room with double glazed window to rear giving sea views back into Rothesay Bay. Original ornate cornice and ceiling detail. Carpet. Blind. 1 radiator. 1 double and 2 single electric sockets.

(Approx. 3.58m x 2.24m) Great, bright space with two low level double glazed window giving good views to the rear looking over gardens to Rothesay Bay and beyond. Ceiling spotlight group. Velux window and panelled, sloping roof. Carpet. 1 radiator. 1 double electric socket. Opening to Bedroom 4.

Bedroom 4:
(Approx. 4.98m x 3.22m) A delightful, charming, sunny room with double glazed bay window to rear giving views to Rothesay Bay and towards Port Bannatyne and Loch Striven. Pendant light. Plain cornice, Picture rail. Carpet. Venetian blinds. 1 radiator. 1 single electric socket.

From the entrance hallway on the ground floor a door leads to an internal stairway to an undeveloped basement area of approx. 9.42m x 4.36m. The gas central heating boiler, an Alpha, is situated in a readily accessible position on the small half landing.

Gated driveway encloses a generous outside space. The gravel driveway extends to the side of the property and leads to a block paved parking area at rear which will accommodate several vehicles. The low maintenance garden is on two levels with steps down to the enclosed lawn and drying area which gives access to a storage area under the wooden deck to the front of the Conservatory. Juliet railings edge the decking. A garden shed with double doors and a stone outbuilding with light and
power and a separate tool store complete the external storage facilities.
Council Tax: Band F

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Home Report:
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