A bright, stunning, ground floor apartment situated in one of Bute's most scenic and photographed locations, the property has uninterrupted views of Kames Bay and the hills surrounding Loch Striven, and is just minutes from centre of Port Bannatyne village. With open outlooks to the front (sea view) and rear (large walled garden), the property comprises a light and airy entrance vestibule with hatch to the cellar, a spacious reception hall with large storage cupboards, and a spectacular, light-filled living room with three large windows overlooking the sea.
The accessible Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde has two car ferry services: Rothesay to Wemyss Bay (with train to Glasgow) and Rhubodach to Colintraive. Joint Campus for pre-school to college (part of University of Highlands and Islands), local hospital, cinema, marina and pontoons, three golf courses, leisure pool, West Island Way for walkers, horse riding and fishing. Businesses, bars, art galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants.
Council Tax Band: A
Hallway, Lounge, Dining, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom.
The principal rooms (living room, hallway and bedroom) feature beautiful pale oak parquet flooring in herringbone pattern, with plain wooden floorboards in kitchen and bathroom. The apartment boasts a wealth of original features and period detailing, including intricate cornicing, high ceilings, cast iron radiators and an open working fire with Art Nouveau tiled panels. To the rear of the property, the kitchen includes fitted Ikea units, a large stainless steel Smeg 'range-style' duel-fuel double oven/cooker and ample space for fridge freezer, washing machine, dining table and chairs and other furniture (some of which can be included in the sale, by negotiation). Also to the rear is a double bedroom with two windows overlooking a leafy, established walled back garden and a fitted bathroom with bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail. The property is partially double glazed, has gas central heating throughout, private front garden, exclusive garden area to the rear including covered seating area, garden shed and use of outbuildings.
Local amenities (within a 5 to 10 minute walk) in Port Bannatyne include a café (log fire, full menu, tea garden) and friendly, community-run pub both open all year round. The village also offers a Post Office and shop, restaurant and deli, golf course, marina and many other facilities. Longer walks will bring you to Ardbeg (15mins), Ettrick Bay (45mins) and Rothesay (30-40mins). The property is within 2 minutes of a local public bus stop, is on the tourist open-top bus route, and has on-street parking (no permits required). The property is offered either part-furnished (subject to additional cost by negotiation with the seller) or unfurnished.
Vestibule - 1.35m x 1.50m
Hallway - 5.90m x 1.51m
Lounge - 5.17m x 3.78m
Dining Kitchen - 5.27m x 3.07m at widest
Bedroom - 2.63m x 3.05m at widest
Bathroom - 2.66m x 1.90m at widest