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Property Ref: MARTFI01 - Govandale Cottage PA20 9NJ

A delightful hidden gem. A cosy, detached character cottage with south facing aspect, tucked neatly behind Govandale in the pretty seaside village of Kilchattan Bay. An ideal home or holiday let.
2 Bedrooms      
1 Bathrooms

Price: £139,950

  • Ideal Holiday Let

  • Wood Burning Stove


  • Character Property



  • Partial Sea View

  • Electric Heating

  • Fitted Kitchen

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A delightful hidden gem. A cosy, detached character cottage with south facing aspect, tucked neatly behind Govandale in the pretty seaside village of Kilchattan Bay. An ideal home or holiday let. Lovingly presented with attention to detail, this immaculate cottage is double glazed with a multi-fuel stove in the lounge and a conservatory to front for those lovely sunny days. The warmth of wooden finishes adds to the cosy feel. Great, easily maintained, outside space complete with two sizeable sheds, one of which even has a wood-burning stove and veranda.


Ground Floor:
Dining Room ,
Shower Room,
Dining Kitchen,

First Floor:
Upper Hall,
2 Double Bedrooms

Exclusive Easily Maintained Garden,
2 Large Sheds with Power & Light.

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.

From October, 2015 until completion of major improvement works to Wemyss Bay ferry terminal, Rothesay’s ferry service will depart from Gourock ferry terminal which also has train services to Glasgow.

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— www.visitbute.com

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 Isle of Bute Jazz , T in the Port and 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 cottage sits to the rear of Govandale in the village of Kilchattan Bay some eight miles from the principal town of Rothesay. The village has a post office/shop a few yards from the cottage and a very good pub/restaurant approx 1 mile away at Kingarth. There are regular bus services from Rothesay. The views from the village across to the Cumbraes and the Ayrshire Coast are beautiful and Kilchattan Bay at low tide is stunning with its wide expanse of red sand.

Through close at Govandale . Follow pathway to property at rear.

(Approx. 2.50m x 2.50m) Lovely , south facing conservatory with double doors from garden. Tiled floor. 2 double electric sockets.

(Approx. 2.51m x 1.43m) Glass panelled door leads into hallway from Conservatory. Pendant light. Smoke detector. Stripped, original pine panelled doors to all rooms. Electricity meter in high cupboard. Electric heater. Vinyl flooring. Carpeted stairway to upper floor.

Dining Kitchen:
(Approx. 4.36m x 2.98m) Beautifully bright dining kitchen with double glazed windows to front and side. Wood panelled ceiling with spotlights. Range of oak base and wall units, some with lighting and glass doors. Contract worktops. Worktop lighting. White tiled splashback. , Integrated washing machine. Integrated fridge freezer. Integrated electric fan oven and halogen hob. Stainless steel single bowl sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Ariston water heater. Cooker point. Larder cupboard. Electric heater. Vinyl flooring. Window blinds. 3 double and 1 single electric heater.

(Approx. 4.05m x 2.85m) A very comfortable, cosy lounge with double glazed window to front. Plain cornice. Ceiling rose with pendant light on dimmer switch. Wall lights. Shelved wall press with stripped, waxed, original pine door. Beautiful pine fireplace with tiled recess and hearth housing multifuel stove. Louvre doors lead to dining room. Freeview TV. BT broadband. Laminate flooring. Blinds. Electric heater. 3 double electric sockets.

Shower Room:
(Approx. 2.94m x 1.54m) Ceiling spotlights. Modern bathroom fitments with white inset wash hand basin in vanity unit. W.C. Contemporary shower enclosure with sliding glass door and wet wall panelling interior. Triton electric shower. Toiletries cabinet. Wall mirror. Extractor. Under floor
heating. Electric towel rail. Tiled floor.

Stairway to Upper Floor:
Carpeted stairway with handrail leads to bright upper landing. Plenty of natural light from Velux window. Electric heater at half landing. 1 double electric socket. White painted balustrade.

Upper Hall:
(Approx. 1.66m x 0.91m) Pendant light. Carpet.

Bedroom 1:
(Approx. 3.94m x 3.64m) Lovely, bright room with double glazed window looking out over gardens to a partial sea view of Kilchattan Bay and the hills of the Ayrshire Coast beyond. Slight cam ceilings. Pine dado rail and skirtings. Carpet. Blinds. Electric heater. 3 double electric sockets.

Dining Room:
(Approx. 3.95m x 4.31m) Lovely bright room with a wealth of storage along the back wall. Double glazed window with deep window shelf. 2 Fluorescent lights. Smoke detector. Carpet. 4 double electric sockets. ( Could also be used as ground floor bedroom/study)

Bedroom 2:
(Approx. 4.21m x 2.88m) Bright room with double glazed windows looking out over gardens. Slight cam ceilings. Pendant light. Pine dado rail and skirtings. Carpet. Blinds. Electric heater. 3 double electric sockets.

The easily maintained garden area at rear is cleverly divided by hedging and shrubs to create private, sheltered areas to sit out. Flower beds, pathways, paved and gravelled areas sit side by side with a lovely little garden pond and even a flagpole. A workshop with veranda and complete with woodburning stove provides a “ gentleman’s retreat”. A further garden shed with light and power provides even more outside storage.

Council Tax:
Band C.

Energy Performance

Mr. & Mrs. Finlay Martin

Offers Over £139,950

Home Report:
Available free of charge electronically from www.onesurvey.org

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.

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