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Property Ref: HALLDE11 - 35, Mountstuart Road PA20 9LB

An elegant and imposing, semi-detached, “B” Listed, period villa occupying a superb position in a symmetrical terrace gracing the seafront at Craigmore and an easy walk from Rothesay. Enjoying magnificent, uninterrupted sea and hill views over.....
5 Bedrooms      
3 Bathrooms

Price: £320,000

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  • Sea View

  • Gas Central Heating

  • Off Road Parking

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An elegant and imposing,semi-detached, “B” Listed, period villa occupying a superb position in a symmetrical terrace gracing the seafront at Craigmore and an easy walk from Rothesay. Enjoying magnificent, uninterrupted sea and hill views over Rothesay Bay to Loch Striven and the Cowal Peninsula. Beautifully presented in excellent decorative order with modern, sensitive enhancements complementing the wealth of lovely, original features. A delightful home, light and airy internally with crisp, white contemporary bathrooms. Superb garden ground, carefully created and nurtured by the present owners. South facing, enclosed gardens at rear with paved sun terrace. Driveway with lawn and garden to front.

Ground Floor:
Entrance Vestibule, Entrance Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Bedroom, Shower Room, Dining Kitchen, Hobby/Utility Room

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

Driveway. Gardens to Front with Lawn & Shrub Borders, Enclosed Garden to rear with Sun Terrace, Garden Shed.

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:
Just less than a mile from Rothesay’s ferry terminal, 35, Mountstuart Road is located in a private residential area on the seafront and is accessed via a tarmac driveway to front. Car parking is available in the drive. The property is on a main bus route with regular services from Rothesay to Mount Stuart and Kilchattan Bay.
Gate to the side leads into a beautiful, private, south facing garden at rear.

Entrance Vestibule:
(Approx. 1.05m x 1.44m) Glazed panelled doors lead to vestibule. Deep skirtings. Pendant light. Obscured glass upper panel in entrance door with leaded stained glass fanlight over. Carpet with inset coir matting The lady of the house is obviously a talented baker according to the brass plaque at the door!

(Approx.6.58m x 2.02m > 4.41m) Beautiful and spacious entrance hallway with carpeted central stairway curving to side. Glass panelled doors to most rooms. Original ornate cornice and corbels. Dado rail. Deep skirtings. Cupboard housing electrics. Large walk-in cupboard stretching back under stair with shelving, hanging space light and radiator. Carpet. 2 radiators. 1 double electric socket.

Dining Room:
(Approx. 5.24m x 5.72m) Another beautiful, light filled room with magnificent sea and hill views. Almost a full wall of windows reaching down to low level. Amazing original decorative frieze, cornice and ceiling detail with picture ledge and rail. Pendant light. Original, deep double skirtings. White marble fireplace with contrast, polished stone insert and hearth housing coal effect gas fire. Carpet. Curtains.
1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.

(Approx. 7.82m x 4.94m) Simply magnificent room filled with light. Almost full length oriel window from which to enjoy wonderful views over the bay to Loch Striven and the Cowal & Argyll Hills. Original, intricate, decorative cornice and ceiling detail with ceiling rose. Picture rail. Original double skirtings. Beautiful carved wooden fireplace with tiled insert and hearth housing a working open fire. SKY TV point. Telephone point. Carpet. Curtains. 2 radiators. 5 double electric sockets.

Bedroom 2:
(Approx. 3.14m x 3.91m)Lovely, restful room with window to side. Pendant light. Part original cornice. Picture rail. Broderie anglaise door panel. Carpet. Curtains and pelmet. TV point. 1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.

Shower Room:
(Approx. 3.90m x 1.50m) Pristine, white shower room with obscured glass window to side. Deep window shelf.Ceiling spotlights. Wash hand basin with pedestal. Large shower enclosure with wet wall panel lining and sliding glass doors. W.C. Glass toiletries shelf. Mirror fronted toiletries cabinet. Wall mounted tilting mirror. White gloss storage cabinets. Vinyl flooring. Venetian blind.

Dining Kitchen:
(Approx. 3.93m x 4.07m) A bright and sunny, sociable and well laid out kitchen. South facing window to rear. Ceiling spotlights. Range of cream base and wall units with contrast worktops and worktop lighting. Mosaic tiled splashback. Integrated
double oven and microwave. Integrated gas hob with overhead, stainless steel extractor. Integrated washing machine. Integrated dishwasher. Rangemaster American style, plumbed fridge freezer. 1½ bowl stainless steel, sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Vokera Flowmaster boiler neatly housed in matching unit. ( supplies hot water to kitchen and bathrooms (except en-suite). Telephone point. Glass panelled door to garden. Door to Hobby/Utility Room. Laminate tile effect flooring. 1 radiator.
3 double electric sockets.

Hobby/Utility Room:
(Approx. 1.70m x 3.95m) Window to side. A variety of base and wall cabinets with worktops. Integrated fridge freezer. Circular sink with mixer tap. Shelving. Neatly housed Ferroli boiler supplying heating and the hot water to the Master Ensuite. Laminate flooring. Venetian blind. 2 double electric sockets.

From the ground floor hallway a lovely, carpeted staircase curves to the left leading to an Upper Hall flooded with light from the original, angled roof light with intricate, decorative detailing.

Upper Hall:
(Approx. 3.51m x 4.50m @ widest) Spacious and light. Original, ornate cornice and
magnificent angled ceiling light with original, intricate, decorative plaster detailing and etched glazing.. Original deep skirtings. Dado rail. Pendant light. Original wood panelled door to all rooms. Shelved linen press. Carpet. 1 radiator. 2 single electric sockets.

Master Bedroom:
(Approx. 5.70m x 4.94m)A beautifully light and airy room to front with dual (En-suite)aspect and fabulous sea and hill views. Pendant light. Original ornate cornice. Ceiling rose. Original deep skirting. TV point. Door to Ensuite Bathroom. Carpet. Curtains. 1 radiator. 1 double electric socket.

Master En-Suite Bathroom:
(Approx. 2.90m x 3.34m) Elegant simplicity in sparkling white. Window to side. Plain cornice. Decorative frieze. White tiled walls. Sparkly white tiled floor. Bath. W.C. Bidet. Wash hand basin with pedestal. Large shower enclosure with sliding glass doors. Shelved storage cupboard. Toiletries
cabinet. Tilting wall mirror. Towel rail. 1 radiator.

Bedroom 3:
(Approx. 4.92m x 4.10m) Lovely, bright and sunny room to front with superb views to the hills and over Rothesay Bay to Loch Striven. Plain cornice. Pendant light. TV point. Carpet. Curtains. 1 radiator. 3 double and 1 single electric sockets.

Bedroom 4:
(Approx. 5.12m x 3.26m)Light and spacious room with dual aspect to rear and side. Lovely views over garden at rear. Plain cornice. Pendant light. Open shelving with shelved cupboard below.

Family Bathroom:
(Approx. 3.71m x 1.41m) Crisp white bathroom with part tiled walls and ceiling spotlights. Window to side with deep tiled window shelf. Bath. W.C. Wash hand basin and pedestal. Tilting wall mirror. Mirror fronted toiletries cabinet. Sparkly white floor tiles. Towel radiator. Loft access

Bedroom 5:
(Approx. 3.95m x 3.22m) Currently used as an office. Window to rear overlooking the beautiful garden. Plain cornice. Pendant light. Mirror fronted wardrobes. Open shelving. Carpet. Curtains. 1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.


A tarmac driveway curves to the left at the front of the property with off road parking . A skilfully created shrub and flower border separates the driveway from the lovely lawn to front from which the views are simply fantastic. A gate at side leads to the lovely, south facing, sheltered garden at rear.

A beautiful garden, lovingly created and styled by the current owner to ensure that colours change with every season. A wonderful selection of shrubs, climbers and flowers to enjoy with every season. A lovely sunny, south facing, paved terrace enjoys the sunshine most of the day. Steps lead to lawn with further seating areas, drying green and on to a beautiful natural area with trees and shrubs. Garden shed.

Council Tax:
Band F

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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.

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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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