Property Ref: BROWJA01 - Garden Flat, Academy Apartments, Academy Road
Price: £55,000

A successful residential let over the past nine years. Also an ideal starter flat, second home or retirement property, this very spacious, well appointed, modernised, Garden Flat overlooks Rothesay Bay and enjoys beautiful views across to .....

  • 1 Bathrooms

  • £5k Below HR Value



  • Sea View

  • Gas Central Heating

  • Fitted Kitchen

  • Prominent position

A successful residential let over the past nine years. Also an ideal starter flat, second home or retirement property, this very spacious, well appointed, modernised, Garden Flat overlooks Rothesay Bay and enjoys beautiful views across to the Cowal Hills and Ayrshire Coast. Well located close to town centre amenities and only a few minutes walk to the seafront and ferry terminal Gas central heating. Partial double glazing. Modern fitted kitchen and shower room.


Street-Level Shared Entrance,
with Security Entry System,
Spacious Shared Entrance Hall,
Hall with Storage Cupboard,
Fitted Kitchen,
Double Bedroom,
Shower Room,
Shared Garden.

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 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:
The property is located on Academy Road. Follow Chapelhill Road from Argyle Street. Academy Apartments is the second building on the right after York Terrace.

Shared Entrance:
Street-level shared entrance with security door entry system leads into spacious, shared entrance hallway.

Shared Entrance Hallway:
Spacious shared hallway with fitted carpet. Take the door at the rear of the hall which leads to stairs and the lower floor. Glazed panelled wooden door to flat on left hand side.

(Approx. 2.07m x 1.60m) Timber and glazed panelled entrance door. Pendant light. Smoke detector. Central heating thermostat. Security entry telephone. Deep built-in cupboard with light and shelving housing electric meter. Carpet. Door blind. 1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.

Lounge/Diner: (Approx. 5.20m x 4.10m to window) Deceptively spacious, bright room with two large double glazed windows to front affording beautiful elevated views over Rothesay Bay and beyond to the Cowal Hills and Ayrshire Coast. Plenty of room for a dining area. Deep window shelf with storage cupboards below housing small safe. Ceiling lights. TV point. Telephone point. Carpet. Venetian blinds. 2 radiator. 3 double electric sockets.

(Approx. 3.55m x 2.91m) Attractive, well designed, kitchen with window to rear. Deep window shelf. Range of contemporary base and wall units with contrast worktops. Extended worktop creates small breakfast bar area. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated gas hob and electric oven. Integrated Neff cooker hood. Splashback tiling. Wall mounted, Vaillant gas combi boiler. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Laminate flooring. Vertical blind. 1 radiator. 3 double electric sockets.

Bedroom: (Approx. 3.56m x 3.16m) Spacious room with window to rear and deep window shelf. Ceiling light. Carpet. Vertical blind. TV bracket. Wardrobes and chest of drawers. 1 radiator. 4 double electric sockets.

Shower Room:
(Approx. 1.60m x 2.02m) Well appointed, part tiled shower room with full size shower enclosure with curved glass, side shower screen and end panel, rail and shower curtain. Toiletries shelving. Towel rail. Wash hand basin. W.C. Part tiled. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Vinyl floor covering. 1 radiator.

Garden Ground:
Shared sloping garden ground to front of property Mainly in grass with some mature shrubs. Shared drying area and bin area.

Council Tax:
Band A.

Energy Performance

Factors: None. Informal in-house arrangement with other owners ( 6 in total)

Home Report:
Available to interested parties from Onesurvey Ltd. On

Client of Wm. Skelton & Co.

Price: Offers in the Region of £55,000.

By appointment only 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.