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1 bed flat for sale

£25,000 Fixed price

Flat 3/1, 8, Tower Street, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute PA20

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Property features

  • Central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Close to amenities
  • Few minutes walk from ferry terminal
  • Requiring some remedial works.
  • Potential to create cosy "lock up and leave" seaside retreat.

Property description

A chance to purchase a relatively spacious, one bedroom flat right in the heart of Rothesay with all the amenities the town can offer on the doorstep and only a few minutes’ from the ferry terminal. Requiring some remedial works to create a cosy, “lock up and leave” seaside retreat! Double glazing and gas central heating.


Shared Close & Stairs with Security Entry, Hall, Lounge, Bedroom, Shower Room, Kitchen.

Location: 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—

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 course 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. Cycling is also popular with the trails around the island allowing access to beautiful beaches.

There are festivals held annually including ButeFest and T in the Port. 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.

Shared Entrance: Enter via shared close with security entry system in Tower Street. Door marked “8”. Ascend to top floor via bright, tidy, well maintained and painted close and stair. Automatic lighting. Entrance to flat to left. Modern white Upvc entrance door with glazed central panel.

Hall:(Approx. 5.93m x 1.26m) Pendant light. Loft access. Wall mounted gas and electricity meters. Security entry phone. Carpet. 1 radiator. 1 double electric socket.

Lounge: (Approx. 3.04m x 4.70m) Surprisingly spacious, bright room with cam ceilings either side of double glazed bay window. Views to Montague Street and Tower Street. Glass panelled door to hall. Telephone point. TV point. Carpet. Venetian blinds. 1 radiator. 3 double electric sockets.

Bedroom:(Approx. 6.56m x 1.81m) Velux windows to front and back with cam ceilings. Two ceiling spotlights. Carpet. 1 radiator. 2 double electric sockets.

Kitchen:(Approx. 2.31m x 2.25m) Bright room to rear with double glazed bay window. Ceiling spotlights. Range of base units with worktops and tiled splashback. Free standing electric cooker. Stainless steel sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Pluming for washing machine. Extractor. Vokera Compact 24 gas combi boiler. Vinyl flooring. Window blinds. 1 radiator. 4 double and 2 single electric sockets.

Shower Room:(Approx, 2.16m x 1.81m) Velux window and cam ceiling to rear. Ceiling spotlight. Tiled shower enclosure. Wash hand basin and pe4destal. W.C. Extractor. Carpet. 1 radiator.

Council Tax:
Band A.

Energy Performance


Clients of Wm. Skelton & Co.

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Fixed price £25,000.

Viewing:By appointment only through Wm. Skelton & Co., Castle Chambers, 49, High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. PA20 9DB. Telephone . Fax .

Entry:By arrangement.

Offers: To be submitted in writing to Wm. Skelton & Co., Castle Chambers, 49, High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. PA20 9DB or by DX 590651 Rothesay or Legal Post lp-2, Rothesay.

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Market activity
Average price paid £121,160 Sales 129 Current average value £137,592 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £1,371 ▲ 1.01%

Property value data/graphs for PA20

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £265,708 £147 3.9 £237,833
Semi-detached £159,572 £116 3.5 £161,829
Terraced £131,996 - 3.1 £145,600
Flats £99,779 £109 2.2 £68,151

Current asking prices in PA20

Average: £109,260
Avg. current asking prices in PA20
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £55,000
Flats £46,354
All £47,019

Current asking rents in PA20

Average: £334 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in PA20
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - - - - -
Flats £275 pcm
£451 pcm
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All £275 pcm
£451 pcm
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Fun facts for PA20

Highest value in PA20
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 £351,267
Ascog £318,019
Eastlands Park £293,707
Mount Stuart Road £268,345
Eastlands Road £256,407
Highest turnover in PA20
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Ardbeg Road 51.6%
Craigmore Road 44.4%
Crosshill Villas 41.7%
Eastlands Park 40.0%
Eastlands Road 36.8%

What Zoopla users think of Rothesay

Overall rating:

  • currently 3 stars
Good - 62% (42 ratings)

Ratings breakdown:

  • currently 3.5 stars
Community & safety
  • currently 2.5 stars
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  • currently 3 stars
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  • currently 3 stars
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  • currently 3 stars
Schools & public services
  • currently 3 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Wemyss Bay (7.0 miles)
  • Largs (8.0 miles)
  • Inverkip (8.5 miles)
  • Glasgow Airport (24.3 miles)
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport (29.2 miles)
  • Oban Airport (45.3 miles)
  • Rothesay Ferry Terminal (0.1 miles)
  • Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal (6.9 miles)
  • Rhubodach Bute Ferry Terminal (7.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Rothesay Primary School (0.8 miles)
  • North Bute Primary School (1.9 miles)
  • Toward Primary School (3.0 miles)
  • Rothesay Academy (0.0 miles)
  • Largs Academy (8.1 miles)
  • Inverclyde Academy (8.7 miles)
  • Glenburn School (11.4 miles)
  • Garvel Deaf Centre (11.9 miles)
  • Cedars School of Excellence (13.6 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£299 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 2,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £89 /mo How Much Could I Borrow In association with RBS

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £300,000 Contents value up to £30,000 Average insurance cost £10/mo (£125/yr)
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Gas £27 Electricity £47 Estimated energy cost £74/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this size and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 9500 kWh/year
Electricity: 3500 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Argyll and Bute

Estimated tax band A Council tax cost £81 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £19 Sewerage £26 Estimated water cost £45 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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