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Property Ref: ROSEMI01 - "Glenarch", 21, Craigmore Road PA20 9LB

An elegant and imposing, detached, period property occupying a superb position on the seafront at Craigmore and enjoying magnificent, uninterrupted sea views. Beautifully presented in excellent decorative order. Sensitively and stylishly modernised ....
4 Bedrooms      
3 Bathrooms

Price: £360,000

  • Character Property


  • Sea View

  • Prominent position

  • Off Road Parking

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An elegant and imposing, detached, period property occupying a superb position on the seafront at Craigmore and enjoying magnificent, uninterrupted sea views. Beautifully presented in excellent decorative order. Sensitively and stylishly modernised complementing the lovely, original features. A true gem of a property, true to its origins of 1837 but elegantly enhanced to provide the comfort and style required today.

Woodburners in Drawing & Sitting Rooms with an Aga in the kitchen create a cosy, ambience. Patio doors open up from the kitchen/diner into very private courtyard area. A comfortable, sociable home with lovely outside space. A rarity indeed!!


Ground Floor:
Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room,
Cloakroom, Kitchen/Diner, Utility Room

First Floor:
Upper Hallway, Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room, 3 Further Double Bedrooms,
Family Bathroom, Shower Room

Gated Driveway, Enclosed Gardens to Front & Side, Enclosed Courtyard, Sloping Woodland Area to Rear, Gravelled Parking Area, Car Port

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— 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 , 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, Glenarch is located in a private residential area on the seafront at Craigmore and is accessed via a gated tarmac driveway to front. Car parking is available at rear of the house.. 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. Black and gold gates open into tarmac driveway and to gravelled parking area at rear.

Steps to the side lead into large entrance vestibule.

Entrance Vestibule:
(Approx. 1.70m x 2.22m) Original wooden entrance door with decrative fanlight over. Ornate cornice Deep skirtings. Pendant light. Natural wooden floor boards.

(Approx.1.71m x 6.85m + 3.90m x 1.24m) Original half glazed door leads into welcoming and comfortable hallway with ornate cornice and ceiling rose, arch and corbels, deep skirtings and dado rail. Original wood panelled doors to most rooms. Pendant light. Smoke detector. Lovely curved, carpeted stairway with white painted posts and varnished wooden rail. Under stair cupboard Telephone point. Carpet 2 radiators. 1 double electric socket.

Drawing Room:
(Approx. 6.83m x 4.51m) A truly beautiful and most comfortable room with a wide bay astragal window to front looking out over the garden to the sea with unrestricted views to the Ayrshire Coast, Cowal Hills and the Cumbraes. Working window shutters. Original ornate cornice and ceiling rose. Picture rail. Deep skirtings. Pendant light. Painted wooden fire surround with polished stone hearth and recessed multi-fuel burner. Two wall presses. Carpet. Curtains. 2 radiators. 4 double electric sockets.

Dining Room:
(Approx. 4.47m x 6.32m) Beautifully spacious room to front with three astragal windows to front and large astragal window to side. Working window shutters Original, ornate cornice and ceiling rose. Pendant light. Deep skirtings. Fireplace with marble mantel housing living flame gas fire. Wall press with electrics. Carpet. 2 radiators. 4 double electric sockets.

Sitting Room:
(Approx. 3.88m x 5.28m) Delightful, south facing sitting room with two windows looking to the enclosed garden at side and to the sea beyond. Working shutters. Window seats at each window, one upholstered from which to sit and enjoy the views. Plain cornice. Ceiling roses. Beautiful fireplace with woodburning stove and black polished stone hearth. Carpet. 1 radiator in decorative cabinet. 3 double electric sockets.

(Approx. 1.18m x 2.14m) Lovely, contemporary cloakroom with little window to rear and deep display window shelf. Recessed spotlights. W.C. Wash hand basin and pedestal with mixer tap. Tiled splashback. Vinyl flooring.

(Approx. 3.30m x 4.25m (Kitchen) & 5.16m x 3.41m (Dining Area) A light, bright, sunny, sociable space. Split level kitchen diner with a bank of seven roof lights and patio doors to the enclosed, private, south facing courtyard area. Sensibly designed for modern living. Recessed ceiling spotlights on both levels. Recessed cupboards; one for a larder and one housing Vokera combi central heating boiler. Pretty little arched window to side with deep display window shelf. Range of base and wall units with polished granite worktops, recessed sink unit and mixer tap. Worktop lighting. Tiled splashback. Black electric Aga with overhead extractor. Dishwasher. Tiled flooring.2 radiators. 7 double electric sockets. Door to Utility Room.

Utility Room:
(Approx. 2.55m x 8.22m) Very spacious utility room with great storage and hanging space. Plenty of room for wet weather gear, muddy boots etc. Two double glazed windows to rear and a further window to courtyard. Door to courtyard. Ceiling lights. Extractor. Pulley. Range of floor and wall units. Rangemaster cooker with gas hob and electric oven. Stainless steel sink unit and `drainer. Plumbing for washing machine. Original fireplace. Cooker point. Tiled floor. 4 double electric sockets.

From the hallway a lovely, curved, carpeted stairway leads to the upper floor and bedroom accommodation.

Upper Hallway:
(Approx. 4.06m x 0.91>2.24m) Lovely upper hall area with pendant light and double roof light. Smoke detector. Carpet. 1 double electric socket.

Master Bedroom:
(Approx. 4.96m x 5.03m) Beautifully restful room with windows to front. The view to the sea and down to the Cumbraes Isles is stunning. Deep window sills and astragal upper window panes. Double glazed window to south with working shutters and window seat. Dado rail. Built-in wardrobe/cupboard storage. Cupboard housing Vokera Linea central heating boiler. Loft access. 2 radiators in decorative covers. Carpet. Blinds. 4 double electric sockets.

En-suite Shower
Room: (Approx. 2.12m x 1.81m)Lovely, contemporary en-suite shower room. Black marble effect wet wall panelling. Built in vanity units along one wall with inset wash hand basin and modern tap. W.C. Recessed, mirror backed shelving provides towel and toiletries storage. Cupboard below. Shower enclosure with drench shower head and body spray. Extractor. Chrome, ladder style towel radiator. Laminate tile flooring.

Bedroom 2:
(Approx. 4.65m x 4.45m) A delight of a room presented in neutral tones with lovely sloped ceiling and large window to front with balcony. Working wooden window shutters. Superb sea views. Pendant light. Dado rail. Painted wooden fire surround with slate hearth. Carpet. 1 radiator. 3 double electric sockets.

Bedroom 3:
(Approx. 3.67m x 4.46m) Relaxing, restful room to rear with astragal window looking out to garden area. Working shutters.
Recessed fireplace. Carpet. 1 radiator.
3 double electric sockets.

Bedroom 4:
(Approx. 4.27m x 3.89m) Lovely room with astragal window to south affording views of the sea down to the Cumbraes Isles Working shutters. Dado rail. Slight cam ceiling to rear. Plain cornice. Carpet. 1 radiator. 4 double electric sockets.

Family Bathroom:
(Approx. 2.25m x 3.47m) Stylish, contemporary bathroom with chapel-style astragal window to side. Part tiled walls. Double wooden washstand with twin
circular washbowls and storage below. Double wall mirrors and lights. Glass toiletries shelving.Double ended, deep stand alone contemporary bath tub with wall mounted tap. W.C. Extractor. Loft access. Ladder style chrome towel radiator. Tiled floor.

Shower Room:
(Approx. 2.10m x 1.16m)Modern shower room with double shower enclosure with sliding glass doors, drench shower head and body spray. Wet wall panelling and wall tiles. Chrome, ladder style towel radiator. Vinyl tile flooring.

Gated, tarmac driveway leads to gravelled parking area at rear of house. Car port. Fenced garden area at side with delightful, gravelled courtyard area accessed from kitchen/diner and utility room. South facing, enclosed, private garden with patio area and views south to the Cumbrae Isles and across the Clyde to the Ayrshire Coast and Cowal Hills. Wooden play house. Garden shed. Deer fencing. Large, steeply sloping area of woodland to the rear of the property with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Spacious, dry, cellar storage below accessed externally with ease of access for services.


Council Tax:
Band G.

Energy Performance

Clients of Wm. Skelton & Co

Offers in the Region of £360,000

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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