Skipness, Tarbert , PA29 6XT
Under Offer £310,000

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**CLOSING FOR OFFERS TUESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER AT 12 NOON** A prominent substantial exposed stone property with versatile outbuilding all with sublime views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Island of Arran.

Araneigh is a very charming, detached house of exposed stone finish under a dark grey slated roof. The accommodation is arranged over two light and bright, easily managed levels and provides excellent family living space. The house enjoys a slightly elevated position from the minor, single track road that runs along the front, and from where there are sublime views due south across the Kilbrannan Sound to the adjacent Island of Arran.

Ground Floor
Via outer front door to welcoming entrance hallway, formal dining room with window to front gardens, archway through to country kitchen with window to rear gardens, pulley, shelved cupboard space. Door to rear gardens, cloaks area, laundry cupboard, family bathroom with bath and shower enclosure, hallway storage cupboard, formal sitting room with fireplace, exposed Edinburgh press, window to front gardens.

First Floor
Via fitted carpeted staircase to first floor landing, hallway storage cupboard, bedroom 1 with exposed Edinburgh press, window to rear gardens, bedroom 2 (master) with dual aspect windows to front, wc, bedroom 3 with window to front, exposed Edinburgh press, bedroom 4 with cupboard and window to rear gardens.

Attic Space
Via fitted carpeted staircase to attic space, 1 x home office with Velux windows, 1 x music room with Velux windows.

Private gravel driveway, vehicle turning, and hard standing apron, well stocked beds and bushes create a natural border alongside an exposed stone wall. The gardens are mainly to mature easily tended lawn bounded by an exposed stone wall at the front, gravel lies at the immediate front of the property and is ideal for alfresco dining, summer furniture and entertaining, gravel wraps around and side of the property where there is a pretty feature pond bounded by an exposed stone wall. The rear gardens are mainly to gravel and mature lawn, at extreme rear there are planted soft fruits and vegetables, all of which is bounded by a post and rail fence.

1 x detached exposed stone outbuilding with box profile steel roof, light and power, currently set up as an art gallery, attached workshop/stores.

1 x detached exposed stone outbuilding with slate roof, currently used for general purpose storage, (not wind and watertight). Attached corrugated sheet lean to.

3 bay polytunnel.

Water is by private supply from the estate (UV lamp and water filter system), drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating, double glazing.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Araneigh is situated in the delightful little coastal ribbon settlement of Skipness at the top of the famous Mull of Kintyre just to the south of the west coast fishing harbour town of Tarbert.

The house is situated immediately on the foreshore with only the minor single-track road to the front and with consequently everchanging and sometimes dramatic views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Islands of Arran and Bute.

Tarbert town centre is about 13.2 miles to the north and the A83 makes it easily accessible by car.

Tarbert is a pleasant west coast small fishing and yachting harbour town with local shops and services easily catering for everyday needs and requirements. There are a number of friendly harbour pubs and restaurants. Tarbert is also renowned for hosting the annual Scottish Series Yachting Event, and for its seafood and folk festivals.

Everyday shopping is available in the town where there is a well-stocked Co-op midi market, fuller weekly shopping is available at Lochgilphead and Campbeltown.

Leisure facilities are diverse. Lochgilphead has a local swimming pool and sports centre. A thriving marina is in the sheltered inner part of Tarbert harbour and scenic inshore sailing is available in surrounding sea lochs and the Kyles of Bute. The Crinan canal that connects Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with Loch Crinan to Mull and on to the Hebrides are always active with craft moving back and forth.

As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and there are challenging courses at both Lochgilphead and Tarbert. Machrahanish links golf course offers one of the top golfing destinations in the UK and attracts international golfers.

Productive sea fishing from shore and boat can be had on the loch and there are trout and salmon opportunities by permit in surrounding rivers and hill lochs.

The countryside is a delight in which to walk or cycle and there is no shortage of scenic routes and places of archaeological and historical interest to visit. The Kintyre Way is a waymarked footpath through the Kintyre peninsula. It runs between Machrihanish near the southern end of the peninsula's west coast, and Tarbert at the northern end of Kintyre where the peninsula is linked to Knapdale, via Campbeltown. The way is 161 kilometres long, and is fully waymarked. Additionally there are distance markers at 1 mile intervals along the route. The route is primarily intended for walkers, but most sections can also be cycled.

The beaches and coastal waters offer multiple water leisure facilities with both surfing and inshore sea kayaking proving very popular.

From Glasgow city centre travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Leave the motorway at J30 following signs for Erskine Bridge. Proceed over bridge turning left on to the A82. Remain on the A82 for 25 miles going up Loch Lomond side. Bear left at Tarbet on to the A83. Remain on the A83 for 61 miles passing through Inveraray, Furnace, Minard, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig before arriving in Tarbert. At Tarbert continue south on the A83 for a further 5 miles, pass the Caledonian Macbrayne ferry terminal for Islay. After the terminal proceed for a further half mile then turn left onto the B8001 following signs Skipness & Carradale. Continue on the B8001 to reach the small ferry terminal at Cloanaig. Follow signs for Skipness and after 1.9 miles to Skipness, Araneigh is the first property located on the left-hand side just beyond the cattle grid.
An alternative scenic route to Glasgow is by ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie and then by A8000 to Dunoon and a further ferry from Dunoon to Gourock.

Local Authorities
Argyll & Bute Council
PA31 8RT
Tel: 01546-602127.

Council Tax
Araneigh is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £1797.05 Excluding water and sewerage charges.

Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential telephone 0141 225 3880.

Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers will probably be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.

Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant’s fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments and statuary, are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items, including furniture may be available to a purchaser in addition, by separate negotiation.

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Overseas Purchasers
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the seller.