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Romantic property on the Isle of Bute

Ascog Hall is a category B listed mansion house which dates back to the mid 1800s. Bought as a ruin in 1986, the property was fully restored and now offers modern comforts inside an iconic period building.

A circular turreted entrance leads t the reception hall, from where the dual aspect drawing room and sitting room are reached. The dining room has a deep bay window and the kitchen has been designed as a family room with lots of space for informal dining.

Upstairs the stone staircase leads to a broad upper landing giving access to four bedrooms and a home office/study (or fifth bedroom), and a large main family bathroom with a cast iron roll-top bath.

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Outside the grounds extend to roughly three acres and include a pond on the south side, and a rose garden. There are also various specimen trees underplanted with shrubs and herbaceous perennials. The fernery is a fine Victorian-style greenhouse which houses many subtropical ferns.

Ascog Hall is tucked away in mature gardens on the east coast of the Isle of Bute. Rothesay is three miles to the north west and has good local shopping and educational facilities, and there is a direct ferry to Wemyss Bay which has good access into Glasgow.

The guide price is £650,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0141 225 3883 or visit

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