A pretty detached cottage in generous deer fenced gardens with stunning views of Loch Fyne and the surrounding landscape.
Allt Darrach Cottage was built by the local builder, Archibald Fergusson, in 1981 and it is of Fyfestone outer construction over a timber frame and all under a tiled roof. The accommodation is laid out across a light, bright, easily managed single-storey level. The front rooms are slightly elevated, which means they enjoy wonderful aspects out across Loch Fyne and beyond to the surrounding mountains and sea loch sided glens.
Allt Darach Cottage has two bedrooms, one open plan public room, as well as a nicely refitted kitchen and bathroom with bath and shower.
Allt Darach Cottage is set within garden grounds of about 0.82 acres with open Loch Fyne views to the front and rising to an area of semi ancient native woodland at the rear.
The gardens are bounded by secure full height deer fencing, a cattle grid and personal gate lead to a gravel chip driveway to a turning roundel in front of the house. There are well tended lawns with mixed shrub, bush and border plants as well as some colourful and climbing rose bushes. A flagstone pathway leads to the entrance door as well as the rear where there is a stone retaining wall supporting further shrubs, bush and flower beds. The gardens rise at the rear to an area of mature semi ancient native woodlands which provide amenity, interest and wildlife habitat.
Allt Darach Cottage occupies a peaceful location on the fringe of the pretty and rural west facing Loch Fyne-side village of Strachur.
Allt Darach Cottage is located in an area of dramatic natural beauty. The property faces west and there are superb views across Loch Fyne to the hills and glens beyond.
Strachur is a charming Argyllshire village and has local shops and services that cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Glasgow is about 64 miles and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.
Dunoon is approximately 20 miles distant and it is approximately 55 miles via Loch Lomond-side to Glasgow Airport.
Primary schooling is available in Strachur and secondary schooling is available at Dunoon. The nearest independent school is Helensburgh at 41 miles.
The A83 & A82 provide access to central Scotland. Arrochar has a main line rail station with a service to and from Glasgow city centre and a sleeper to London.
The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the West and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing, there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip and Dunoon.
From Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for about 15 miles taking junction 30 onto the Erskine Bridge. Turn left off the bridge on the A82 and continue for about 25 miles to reach Tarbet. Continue to the left at Tarbet onto the A83 and proceed through Arrochar for a further 13 miles. Turn left onto the A815 and travel for about 9.5 miles to reach Strachur. Turn right onto the A886 for Colintraive and continue through Strachur for 1.5 miles, where Allt Darach is on the left.
Argyll & Bute Council
Tel: 01546 602 127.
Allt Darach Cottage – Mains water and electricity, private drainage, electric heating.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
We understand that it is possible to arrange a boat mooring from the Crown Estate, seabed annual rental requirements will apply.
Allt Darach Cottage is in Band D, and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £1815.84 including water and sewerage charges.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.