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Lot 6

Guide Price: £74,000

 Former Bathing Station Ardbeg Road, West Bay Rothesay, PA20 0RA


FANTASTIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY Former 1930's bathing station located on the shore front of this Victorian holiday resort


  • Comprising approximately 1 acre site with small art deco style building at shore front, most of the current building below onto the water including changing rooms and steps
  • Former planning (long lapsed) for hotel and marina - ideal and unusual piece of land suitable for Investor with a view to redevelopment
  • Would be idyllic restaurant or bar with marina - subject to gaining and researching the necessary consents - unique lot with very little to compare to
  • Beautiful views of the mainland and the bay - World class views - Scotland unbeatable in the sunshine

The former Bathing Station accredited by architect Thomas Beveridge built in 1933 on the West Bay Rothesay - a desirable location with world class views on the seafront with title to the low water tide mark (usually owned by the crown). Previously an enclosed open water swimming area with changing rooms and shower rooms and toilets, on the shore side. The site could be developed subject to the necessary planning permissions to various types of developments, from leisure and recreation to residential luxury dwellings. Previous lapsed planning for hotel with marina. The Isle of Bute lies in the Firth of Clyde, tucked into the spectacular sea lochs of southern Argyll and is less than two hours from the City of Glasgow. Bute is the ancestral home of the Stuart Kings of Scotland. The 800 year old ruin of Rothesay Castle was built by a hereditary High Steward of Scotland from which the surname Stewart, and later Stuart was derived. Over the centuries the Isle of Bute has attracted many people who savour the peace & quiet and the friendly reception afforded to incomers. Rothesay, the main town on the Island, offers a variety of individual shops, restaurants, bars, 18 hole Golf course, Primary and Secondary Schooling and regular car and passenger ferries connect the Island with Wemyss Bay to the east and Colintraive to the west.

Guide Price: £74,000

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Open Viewings Scheduled:


Internal Open Viewings Explained:

This property will be open for internal viewings at the above dates and times. You do not need to register to attend these viewings, you can simply turn up as the property will be open during the scheduled times. Our viewing agent will be present to answer any of your questions and provide auction catalogues to viewers.

External Viewings Anytime:

You may view this property externally at any time. Please make sure that if the property is occupied or tenanted that you respect the privacy of the occupants. Additionally we advise that you print a copy of this schedule and take it with you in case of any neighbours questioning you at the property as to your intentions.

Offer Now:

You may submit an offer now on any of our live properties for the sellers to consider. If they are will are willing to sell you the property now then it is a matter of making the 10% deposit payment to secure the purchase. Complete our ONLINE OFFER FORM now to put your offer forward to the sellers.

Bid Live in Person:

Easily the best method is to attend the auction in person. The Glasgow Radisson is conveniently located in the Glasgow City Centre, a short walk from the Central Train Station and easily accessed from the M8 Motorway. The Edinburgh Marriott Hotel is conveniently located just minutes from Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.

Bid by Phone Live:

If you cant make the auction in person you can still make a live bid by telephone for this property. You will give instruction live over the phone with one of our staff in the room who will bid on your behalf and relay activity in the auction room. To register simply print off, complete and return the below form by email prior to 5pm of the auction day...

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Bid by Proxy: (Ebay Style Highest Bid)

This is another option if you cannot make the auction in person. A Proxy bid is where you will leave your highest maximum bid for the property and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf. You will only ever bid one increment higher than the previous bidder. Proxy bidding rules out any potential issues with telephone reception or nerves regarding bidding in person or by telephone. To register simply print off, complete and return the below form by email prior to 5pm of the auction day...

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Auction Details


  • Auction Date: 08 February 2016
  • Start Time: 7.30pm
  • Auction Location:
  • Glasgow Radisson Hotel
  • 301 Argyle St, Glasgow, G2 8DL

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Glasgow Radisson
| Edinburgh Marriott

Registration: You will need to be at the auction prior to the 7.00pm start time in order to register & make your way to the auction room. Bidding registration opens from 6:00pm. You will be required to present Photo ID and provide your contact and solicitor details in order to register.

Legal Packs: All legal packs will be available for inspection at our offices on the day of the auction and at the auction hall from 6:00pm.

Deposits: If you are a successful purchaser of a lot then a deposit of 10% will be required. The deposit is accepted by the following methods:

Deposit Method: Switch, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cash or Bankers Draft accepted only. Next Day Bank Transfer by prior arrangement only.