Richard Attenborough’s former holiday home in Scotland, in which he entertained numerous Hollywood stars,was sold for nearly #700,000.

Lord Attenborough and his wife, Sheila, purchased Rhubodach, a whitewashed farmhouse set in 56 acres of land in the Isle of Bute, from the 1980s to be used as a restful bolthole from their hectic working lives.

The couple fell in love with Bute and, following his death in 2014, one third of the film superstar’s ashes were scattered on the island.

Property records show their estate, that was put in the marketplace following Lady Attenborough’s passing this past year, was sold earlier this month into a couple of the Midlands for #668,000.

Lord Attenborough and his wife, Sheila, purchased Rhubodach, a whitewashed farmhouse set in 56 acres of land on the Isle of Bute, from the 1980s to be Applied as a restful bolthole from their hectic working lives

Property records show their estate, that was put in the marketplace following Lady Attenborough’s passing last year, was sold earlier this month into a couple in the Midlands for #668,000

Lord and Lady Attenborough had possessed a further 1,700-acres of land on the island but sold it in 2011.   The couple fell in love with Bute whenever they purchased the property

The properties in the estate are all placed in a traditional courtyard and add a three-bedroom farmhouse and two-bedroom keeper’s cottage.

Additionally, there are two detached stone barns, two greenhouses and a former stable currently used as a hen house.

After Lord Attenborough’s departure in 2014, one third of the Movie superstar’s ashes were sprinkled on the island

Lord and Lady Attenborough had possessed a further 1,700-acres of land on the island but sold it in 2011.

They maintained the farmhouse that has a large reception hall and an elegant dining area which overlooks the stunning views of the Kyles of Bute.

The gardens around the courtyard are largely laid to lawn and there are a further 56 acres of fields and meadows that have been utilized for grazing in the last few decades.

After the land was put up for sale earlier this year, Michael Attenborough, the son of the late Lord and Lady Attenborough, said: ‘Rhubodach was quite simply home to my Mum and Dad.

‘Its stunning beauty and astonishing calm attracted them back into Bute as often as possible.

‘I am absolutely sure, had ill health not averted them, they would have retired there, this was their love with this unique, magical location.’

Lord Attenborough, who died in August, 2014, aged 90, purchased the estate on the island in 1988.

The Gandhi filmmaker said he fell in love with the island and also the house in the sight and described it as ‘having the unmistakeable feel of residence’.

The farmhouse, it’s sitting area pictured above, includes a large reception hall and a chic dining area which overlooks the stunning views of the Kyles of Bute

Describing his love of Rhubodach in a local tourist direct the year before he died, Lord Attenborough said the place ‘surpassed all expectation’

The home was rented out to tourists for up to #900 per week prior to being put up for sale. The Isle of Bute is in the Firth of Clyde and linked to the mainland with two ferry routes

Describing his love Rhubodach in a local tourist direct annually before he died, Lord Attenborough said: ‘My wife Sheila and I had no clue what to expect. We had made a decision to invest in and encourage the natural world in some way and some suggested that we take a peek at the Isle of Bute.

‘What we discovered surpassed all expectation. It had been love at first sight. We knew almost immediately that this was someplace where we wanted to live; the amazing peace and expansive beauty totally captivated us.

‘The house itself was clearly packed with possible and had that unmistakeable feel of home.

‘Decades later we still look upon it as a home, even though our advanced years imply we do not get there as often as we’d like.

‘It has been a gathering place for the Attenborough clan, as our kids have blessed us with amazing grand-children, all of whom have shared our love of this island.

‘We all count ourselves truly fortunate to have such a distinctive home.’

The home was rented out to tourists for up to #900 per week prior to being put up for sale.

The Isle of Bute is in the Firth of Clyde and linked to the mainland by two ferry routes.

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