Barone Cottage, Barone Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
WHAT: A C-Listed cottage in generous sheltered gardens on the fringes of the town that's well worth a trip doon the watter to see. WHERE: Rothesay has shopping, leisure and educational facilities. There is a ferry service to Wemyss Bay with rail links to Glasgow and a service from Rhubodach to Colintraive for Argyll and the west Highlands. The town has an 18-hole golf course, with views of the Firth of Clyde and Arran, and smaller courses at Port Bannatyne and Kingarth. Bute's mild climate is a boon for for coastal and hill walkers and mountain bikers. Sea fishing is available around the Firth of Clyde and the Kyles of Bute and there are opportunities to stalk and shoot. The area is noted for sailing.
WHY: The house is light and bright and has sheltered gardens. The rear, which faces to the south and west, can be a real sun trap. The sitting room is open-plan to the dining room and kitchen, and a door from there leads to the patio outside.Off the sitting room is a cloakroom and ground floor shower room. There is also a main lounge and a home office/study or fourth bedroom with french doors to a deck.
The ground floor also features the main bedroom at the northern side. Upstairs are the second and third bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outbuildings include a tractor shed, tool store and double garage. The driveway leads to a turning and hard-standing area.
For the most part the gardens are laid to grass, so easily maintained and are surrounded by hedgerow. The rear garden features a pond at the lower level and has quite a few mature and productive fruit trees. Not to be outdone, the front features two significant Monkey Puzzle trees. PRICE: Offers over £320,000. CONTACT: Strutt & Parker, tel: 0141 225 3880.